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6 Kickstarter-Funded Watches Worth Your Time

The crowdfunding platform isn't exactly synonymous with world-class timepieces. But you can proudly wear these fan-financed gems.<p>Ask anyone who isn't a watch person to name their favorite brands and you'll get the same responses over and over: Rolex. Omega. Timex. Fossil. Swatch. The mega-brand …

Watches

The Drone: A Horror Movie Spoof with a DJI Phantom from Hell

What if a camera drone were the monster in a Hollywood horror movie? That’s what filmmaker Jordan Rubin imagines in the clever parody trailer above …

Stephen Hawking says assisted suicide a possibility for him

Technically Incorrect: The astrophysicist says in an interview that he fears being a burden. However, he still hopes to unravel more about the universe before he goes.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Stephen Hawking suffers neither pain, …

Assisted Suicide

This tiny robot head replaces your mouse with a laser-projected one

If you don't want to be reliant on (or still don't really like using) a trackpad, and tire of dragging a full-sized mouse around, then the Odin, a laser-projected mouse, might be worth a look. You've seen (even very recently) laser projected interfaces that cover keyboards, but the team that made …

Chimpanzees Might Actually Have Cooking Skills, New Study Suggests

Inside every chimp might be a budding chef, just waiting for the right opportunity to show off his culinary skills.<p>While it's long been known that chimps prefer cooked food when given the option, a new study goes even further, showing how chimps may have the patience, planning ability and …

Action Photography: AF Modes for Nikon Cameras

If you get action photography right, it’s extremely gratifying. All those breathtaking images of fast action are pretty intriguing. If you don’t get …

Nikon Cameras

How your eyes betray your thoughts

According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does suggest that there is a kernel of truth in this saying: it turns out the eyes not only reflect what is …

The Brain

Turn your tablet into an external monitor for more on-the-go workspace

One problem that we photographers (and other creative pros) run into a lot is the need for additional screen real estate. For those on the go and …

AMD takes aim at the notebook market with new 12-core processors

The sixth generation of the chip maker's processors will feature four processing cores and up to eight graphics cores.<p>TAIPEI -- Announced Wednesday at Computex, AMD's latest A-Series processors will come in 3 flavors and are designed for serious online streaming and gaming. The 3 variants come …

Intel Corporation

How to Shoot in Low Light 9 Commonly Asked Questions

According to British photojournalist Donald McCullin, “There is no such thing as bad light, just misunderstood light.” Many photographers consider …

The collective wisdom of the 2015 graduation speeches

<b>(Real Simple) —</b><p>Trust yourself<p>"I want you all to stay true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves. I want you to ask those basic questions: Who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust …

College & University

Russia's space program in crisis?

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Ever since the Cold War-era space race with the United States, Russia has taken immense national pride in its cosmic exploits.<p>It was a Soviet satellite -- Sputnik 1 -- that was the first, in 1957, to break out of Earth's gravitational grip.<p>1960 witnessed the first living creatures …

Space Exploration

This World and Others Like It​ - Photographs by and interview with Drew Nikonowicz | LensCulture

<b>Artist’s Statement</b><p><i>This World and Others Like It</i> investigates the role of the 21st century explorer by combining computer modeling with analogue photographic processes. Drawing upon the language of 19th century survey images, I question their relationship with current methods of record …

Imaging

How to Shoot a Star Trails Selfie

There are times when planning and patience can result in a killer shot. This nighttime star trails selfie (above) that I captured in the Canadian …

This Is How Extreme Heat Can Kill

Extreme heat has engulfed India in recent weeks with temperatures exceeding 120°F (49°C) in many areas. Thousands have died so far. Doctors and …

From bad breath to car accidents, dehydration is a real health threat

<b>(Health.com) —</b> It doesn't take much to become dehydrated. Lose just 1.5% of the water in your body (the human body is usually about 60% H2O), and you've reached the tipping point of mild dehydration. It can be brought on by many things — and it can do much more to your body than just make you feel …

Wellness

5 Power Foods That Can Help You Drop a Size

<b>2. Cucumbers</b><br>More than 90 percent water, cukes are great for beating bloat or when you want a crunchy snack for next-to-no calories.<p><b>3. Strawberries</b><br>A recent study found that munching on these berries instead of other sweets led people to eat an average of 134 fewer calories at their next meal.<p><b>4.</b> …

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

Destroying chemical weapons 100 years later in the US | US & Canada

<b>Pueblo, United States -</b> At a hi-tech military installation on the windswept prairie of southern Colorado, a small army of workers in protective gear, assisted by precision robots, is training to destroy one of mankind's most vile inventions: chemical weapons.<p>"Chemical agent destruction is a hard …

War

Almost everything we think we know about Osama bin Laden’s death is a lie, reports Sy Hersh

Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of US Navy SEALs was nothing at all like the official accounts given by the United States government and military, according to a controversial article in the London Review of Books by veteran investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh:<p>Rather than hiding in …

National Security

Watch the Transformation of NYC's Skyline Unfold in an Elevator to the Top of the World Trade Center

Visitors to the One World Trade Center can now watch the evolution of New York City unfold before their eyes. The elevators to the observatory at the top of the building show an animated timelapse depicting the development of the city's skyline from the 1500s to today, as is seen in this video by …

World Trade Center

Star Wars director George Lucas strikes back against nimby neighbours

Filmmaker takes his revenge after being denied permission to build film studio on his California estate - by funding affordable house development in their backyards instead<p>It is a case of the <b>Star Wars</b>director striking back.<p>After being denied planning approval for a film studio on his California …

Star Wars

10 Adventurous Digs That Totally Beat A Hotel Room

<b>By Hannah Martin for Architectural Digest.</b><p>Make your next trip something truly out of the ordinary with our roundup of offbeat travel accommodations, including tepees in Texas and tree houses in Sweden.<p><i>(photo: Nick Simonite)</i><p>El Cosmico, a quirky campground in the desert of Marfa, Texas, offers a …

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Pets

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

YouTube: Hank Green tells fellow creators to aim for '$1 per view'

Online video veteran sees crowdfunding as the answer to his peers’ complaints about YouTube’s low advertising rates<p>Good news: online video star Hank Green has made around $2m of advertising revenue from the billion views of his videos over the last eight years. Bad news: he spent more than $4m …

Advertising

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Literature

HTC One M8s boasts Android Lollipop, metal build for the midrange

This new, European-bound handset has a 5-inch screen, 13-megapixel camera and octa-core processor inside.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>UK readers can see our</i> full review of the HTC One M8s here <i>. The phone is not yet available in the US or Australia.</i><p>It may sound like a variant on last year's One M8 phone , but this …

Phones

21 remarkable new animal species that will freak you out (pictures)

Zoology