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California emissions rules charge debate over all-electric cars vs. hybrids

As automakers display new plug-in hybrids and electric cars at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, they are also drawing battle lines in a regulatory fight over California's ambitious zero-emissions vehicle targets.<p>Many of the companies argue that regulators should concentrate less on the number …

Electric Vehicles

Our favorite cars at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show

What separates a good car from a great one?<p>Almost all cars are decent these days. So in judging the new models on offer at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, we look for the potential to lift the automaker's fortunes, push the industry forward — and, of course, for the ultimate value to the …

Roadsters

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

There are plenty of serious TED talks, but these will make you smile.<p>There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The</b> …

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

Happiness

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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Photographer Shaves Off Half His Beard for a Series of Surreal Self-Portraits

After spending four months growing out an impressive beard, photographer Adriano Alarcon decided to use his facial hair — well, half of it, anyway — …

This Self-Powered Camera Can Shoot Forever Using Only the Light It Captures

Scientists have created a self-powered camera that can take pictures indefinitely without any external power. Instead, it generates its own power</i> …

Manfrotto’s Digital Director Turns Your iPad Into a Massive Viewfinder and Remote

Yesterday as NAB kicked off in Las Vegas, Manfrotto announced the arrival of Digital Director, a new system which will essentially turn an iPad into …

Thousands of Iraqi men answer urgent call to arms

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiites from Baghdad and across southern Iraq answered an urgent call to arms Saturday, joining security forces to fight …

About Photography

<b>Leica M (240): The Legend continues</b><i><br>a hands on review</i><p>The new Leica M with accessory EVF finder and 35mm Summilux lens. With an adapter the M can also …

‘Mystery’ aircraft reportedly spotted flying over Texas raises speculation

It's difficult to determine, but a group of aviation enthusiasts say they caught a glimpse of a mystery aircraft earlier this month flying slowly across the Amarillo, Texas sky.<p>"We looked southwest and there they were," Steve Douglass, a journalist and member of the group, told FoxNews.com. "We …

Tesla Takes Action, Is Cleared In A Federal Safety Investigation

The U.S. government said Friday that it has closed an investigation in fires on the Tesla Motors Model S electric sedan. According to Reuters, it said it did not find a “defect trend” that led to two episodes of fires in the United States and another in Mexico.<p>On its website, the government said …

Russia moves to consolidate control over Crimea

Russian forces moved Saturday to consolidate control over Crimea.<p>Six Russian special forces' armored personnel carriers broke through the gates of Belbek Airbase, firing warning shots into the air, a spokesman for Ukraine's Ministry of Defense in Crimea, Vladislav Seleznev, told CNN.<p>One journalist …

What Matters - Luminous Landscape

By Michael Reichmann<p>A funny thing happened on the way to the future – the entire camera industry got blindsided. Camera and lens sales suck, have …

Drugstore

Hungary law requires photographers to ask permission to take pictures

Those planning a weekend break in Budapest take note. From 15 March anyone taking photographs in Hungary is technically breaking the law if someone wanders into shot, under a new civil code that outlaws taking pictures without the permission of everyone in the photograph. According to the justice …

How Often Should You Change Your Transmission Fluid?

Should you swap out the fluid every few thousand miles, or wait until you've driven 30,000 miles or more?<p>My owner's manual says I should change the transmission fluid every 30,000 miles, but my father swears it should be changed as often as engine oilevery 4000 to 5000 miles. Will frequent changes …

Ed Verosky Wants to Make You a Better Photographer. Here's What We Think of That

Photography is many things — a profession for some, a hobby for others, a fascinating mingling of art and science; but, perhaps more than anything, …

Interview with Siegfried Hansen – Veteran Street Photographer from Germany

Practically you have all the elements for a street photograph but then wait there is a huge amount of humor & brilliance, every picture has a story …

Street Photography

DIY Project: Simple Magazine Holder

Sometimes my favorite DIY projects are the simplest ones. Emma Noréhn from Design and Form created this clever magazine holder for us that uses only …

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How To Keep Metal Gleaming

Polish the metals around your home to a radiant shine.<p>Interior design by Julia B. Photography by Kelly Stuart.<p>Go gently and don't be too zealous as vigorous cleaning can wear away the surface if metal is plated rather than solid. Also, remember to try cleaning solutions on a spot that's hidden from …

Cleaning

The Bathroom Renovation Checklist

Planning an overhaul? No matter how big or small, start here.<p>Renovating a bathroom can be overwhelming. You have to decide how much you can spend, select the right products, and determine if you're going to change the layout.<p>And that's often <i>before</i> you call a contractor.<p>To ensure that your bathroom …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Pricing Your Work, Tip #3: 6 Ways to Help You Profit from Magazine Assignments

<i>This is the third in a series of blog posts exploring pricing your work from our 3 free guides written with Bill Cramer, CEO of Wonderful Machine.</i> …