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Google launches annual Santa Tracker site w/ updated Android app

Google knows all, including where Santa is. I’m not just talking about on Christmas Eve, but also what he’s doing while on vacation. If you want to join in on the tracking, check out the newly updated Santa Tracker website and Android app.<p>Both feature a countdown to Santa taking off on Christmas …

How to Use Lightroom’s Graduated Filter to Improve Landscapes

Lightroom’s graduated filter is an extremely powerful tool when used with purpose. For landscape photographers there are several different things …

Landscape Photography

Crafty Pop-Up Book Opens Up Into a Functional Pinhole Camera

Artist Kelli Anderson designed a book that teaches readers about the art of photography–with an actual pop-up camera. Using the 1800s-era pinhole technique as inspiration, Anderson crafted her book in such a way that light could only enter through a small opening, exposing the embedded photo …

The 2015 holiday cookie round-up from Washington Post Food

If we had a cookie for every time one of you asked us about our annual issue devoted to the holiday sweets, well, we’d have a lot of cookies. Which is kind of the point, right? This year, we have 26 for your baking consideration. There are vegan, gluten-free and no-bake options, as well as flavors …

Yahoo may be selling its core internet business — here's what that business looks like

Yahoo's business is currently valued at less than zero by Wall Street, which assigns all of the company's value to Yahoo's Asian investments, including its 15% stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.<p>But Yahoo has $5.9 billion in cash and short-term investments on its balance sheet, as well …

The First Successful Demonstration Of Brain-To-Brain Communication In Humans

For the first time ever, neuroscientists have demonstrated the viability of direct — and completely non-invasive — brain-to-brain communication in …

16-year-old inventor launches new smartphone lens

The young entrepreneur has sold 4,000 Magnibands and is hoping for a Christmas 'surge' in orders<p>Toby Liew, a 16-year-old A-level student from Gillingham, Kent, has created a macro lens that fits on most available smartphone models, which he hopes will become the next consumer technology "it" gadget.<p>…

Watch this man control a robot with his mind

The technology, known as brain-computer interface (BCI) technology, is revolutionary in its capabilities.<p>When people are hooked up to BCI technology, it gives them the ability to control an external device with their mind — sort of like mastering the force or telekinesis.<p>People became exposed to …

Animating Your Brand

Donovan Hutchinson stamps his snow-caked boots, unwinds his scarf and eases [See what we did there? Did you?] us into December with some tips and …

Review: Canon’s CS100 Connect Station is Overpriced and Unnecessary

The CS100 Connect Station is a new product, first of its kind, from Canon, and it’s designed to be a home media hub for your photos and videos. It …

Gear & Gadgets

Nokia's $60,000 virtual reality camera is now available for pre-order

In July, Nokia announced an interesting new direction for the company in the form of the Ozo, a ball-shaped, virtual reality camera aimed at …

Virtual Reality

Introducing smartcrop.js

Image cropping is a common task in many web applications. Usually just cutting out the center of the image works out ok. It's often a compromise and …

French Startup Combines Art And Sex In Upcoming Line Of Graphic Design Condoms

<b>Having previously featured</b> the concept designs of French startup, Made In Love’s line of visually-appealing condoms created by four artists—Maëlle De …

Graphic Design

iPad Pro – the creative future’s looking good

The first impression of the latest entry to Apple’s tablet range – the iPad Pro (from £679, apple.com) – is of its 5.6 megapixel, 32.8cm (12.9in) screen, which surpasses the size and resolution of anything Apple has previously offered. It looks stunning. Fire up a Pro-optimised game such as <i>The Room</i> …

IPad Pro

Out-there Airbus patent: Detach cabin from airplane | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Squeezing out a net profit is tough in the airline business. And while straining to do so, plane manufacturers have come up with some interesting ideas.<p>The latest: Turn cabins -- the part of the plane where you sit -- into detachable modules separate from the planes. Then mix 'em and match …

Romain Jerome Creates A Watch For True Mario Fans

Do you like Nintendo? Do you have $19,000? I think we found you a watch. The Romain Jerome Super Mario Bros. the watchmaker’s take on good old Mario and his mushroom-induced adventures and is aimed at collectors who aren’t afraid to drop twenty grand on nostalgia.<p>The watch is RJ’s third …

PS4 Destroys Xbox One While Chromecast Crushes Apple TV And Amazon Fire In New Sales Figures

One of the fastest growing areas in consumer electronics right now is that of the ‘connected TV device’. New research by key industry analyst Strategy Analytics shows that the global connected TV device market – including smart TVs and game consoles – hit 53 million units in the third quarter of …

Smart TV

Raspberry Pi’s latest computer costs just $5

Raspberry Pi has just unveiled the Pi Zero, a programmable computer that costs only $5 — about as much as a cup of coffee.<p>Available from today, the Pi Zero is the charity organization’s smallest computer ever and packs enough power and components to match up to other offerings in the Pi family. In …

Infographic: Six Steps To Creating A Captivating Personal Logo

<b>A personal logo</b> can help position yourself a cut above the rest. Not only should it showcase your individuality, it should also convey what you stand …

Airbus has a crazy idea to speed up airplane boarding that looks like something from 'Thunderbirds'

Airbus has just been granted a patent for a wild new way to try to speed up boarding on planes — and as Ars Technica points out, it's just like something out of "Thunderbirds."<p>Here's how it works.

Fossil Q Founder Android Wear Smartwatch Launched

Fossil recently announced a range of smart watches under their new Fossil Q range, the one we were interested in is the Fossil Q Founder which has …

First Captain America Civil War Movie Trailer Released (video)

The first trailer for the upcoming new Marvel movie Captain America Civil War has been released this week providing a glimpse of what you can expect …

New Animated Portraits by Romain Laurent Explore Quirky Isolated Movements | Colossal

<p>French photographer and director Romain Laurent (previously here and here) started making portrait-based GIFs as a way to produce work outside his …

Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

Indians downvote apps to register protest against companies

For many people around the globe, it’s now second nature to take to social networks to express opinions in times of political and cultural upheaval. In India, citizens are taking things one step further by rating apps run by companies they take issue with.<p>Several Indians left shopping app Snapdeal …

The FlatCam Lens-less Camera is Thinner Than a Coin

FlatCam is a new camera with a technological breakthrough: it uses a thin mask instead of a traditional camera lens, allowing the entire camera …

Two years on, iBeacons still haven’t taken off

Apple launched its iBeacons to great fanfare back in 2013, but since then… well, they haven’t exactly taken the retail world by storm.<p>An interesting new article by <i>Bloomberg</i> digs into some of the facts and figures about Apple’s beacon technology, citing reports claiming that only 3 percent of …

Apple Store

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Australian Open (Tennis)

Who runs our cities? How governance structures around the world compare

On Valentine’s Day 2014, Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned. Opposition politicians blocked his anti-corruption bill in the state assembly because, they argued, it was unconstitutional to introduce legislation that did not have the approval of the federal government. A full year of …

Urbanism