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Fujifilm X-T1 review: A great, flexible, but occasionally quirky ILC - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The stunning viewfinder, comfy grip and plethora of direct controls makes the <b>Fujifilm X-T1</b> a joy to shoot with, plus the image quality is great and the continuous-shooting is among the best in its class.<p><b>The Bad</b> Some of the controls are too hard to manipulate, its general performance …

Cameras

The Best Time to Buy Holiday Airfare is...

Flying

Europe's Best Art Hotels

Inject some culture into your next vacation with these art-inspired European hotels<p><b>Le Negresco, Nice</b>With its palatial exterior and decadent rococo interiors, Le Negresco has welcomed everyone from Princess Grace of Monaco to the Beatles and Salvador Dalí through its doors. From its famous pink dome …

Cruising the Galapagos Islands Is a Voyage Back in Time

There should be a sign here reading "Please don't step on the sea lions." That was my first thought as my 11 fellow passengers and I prepared to disembark from a Zodiac raft on the first day of our Galapagos Islands cruise.<p>We'd come to this remote place, about 600 miles west of the Ecuador …

Nature

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …

18 More Photos of People Awestruck by Nature

<b>Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia</b><br>Photo credit: Svetlana Bogomolova<p>After we published our first set of photos that showed people awestruck by nature, we felt as though we owed it to you to find more. Here, then, are 18 more photos of people taken aback by their surroundings – whether that's by land, sea …

Rio De Janeiro

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Composition

With all of the gorgeous new gadgetry coming out this season, it’s easy to get caught up in the shiny, techy part of photography. (New Nikon D810, …

Stunning Photo Collection Documents Beautiful Light Throughout NYC

<i>NY Through the Lens</i> is a visual documentation of NYC-based photographer Vivienne Gucwa's explorations throughout the city. From the young age of 17, Gucwa has been living on her own and working many jobs to stay afloat. As a way to manage personal stress, she would go for long walks for “as far as …

Photography

The 10 Trendiest Haircuts For Winter 2017

Go a little shorter ahead of a long winter.<p>You know what they say: when the temperature drops, it's time for a chop. Okay, maybe nobody says that, but the sentiment still holds true. There's no better way to gear up for a new season than with a hair transformation, either big or small. Ahead, 10 of …

Hairstyling

Make Me A Designer – Lodz Design Festival

The Swallowtail Mirror by Australian designer Bernard Benny.<p>Dress me up by Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts (Faculty of Design) graduate Magda Pawlas, …

Design

Architizer

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

How to Pronounce Designer Names 101

Bazaar's A-Z cheat sheet to help you tackle Moschino, Hermes, Miu Miu and more. Plus, see round two.<p>Ever found yourself stuck for words when trying to pronounce some of the trickier names in the fashion lexicon? Us too. And, we figured, if we find it hard, then pity the poor woman who has a normal …

Yves Saint-Laurent

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Men's Fashion

Zuckerberg Answers Big Questions About Facebook, Forced Downloads Of Messenger, And Page Reach

Today at his first public Q&A, Mark Zuckerberg boldly responded to some of the top gripes and questions about his company. Here’s a look at the top questions and a summary of the Facebook CEO’s answers.<p><b>Why were people forced to download the separate Messenger app to chat?</b><p>People were forced to …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

Tesla Delays Its SUV Yet Again

Once upon a time — way back in 2012 — Tesla announced that it was building an electric SUV. It would be called the Model X. It would launch in 2013!<p>The world* rejoiced. [* <i>note: world, here, defined as “people who want a Tesla, but need to haul big things sometimes. And soccer moms. And the author</i> …

Father Photoshops Three Daughters into Fantastical Scenes

Just by looking at these photos, it's hard to tell who's having more fun..the father or his three girls! About three years ago, John Wilhelm felt as though something was missing with his photography. Bored with just straight out of the camera shooting, he entered the world of digital manipulation. …

Photography

Seat Redesign and Not for the Better

I normally try to avoid writing totally negative air travel posts, because, obviously, I want people to travel and fly. But this topic cannot be avoided, and I'll try to suggest some remedies.<p>The problem, as the Wall St. Journal's Scott McCartney points out in this article (you may need a …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Cooking

Articles about 7 great atriums on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell.com is never short of informative, inspiring, and engaging articles and slideshows for your viewing pleasure, but with 50...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>As Friday winds down and we await the three …

Fabrication

Firework's Misfire Leads to Dazzling New Year's Photo

After seeing this stunning photo on Flickr's blog, I knew we had to get the story behind it. Photographer Kimmo Kuloveski took this incredible photo on New Year's Eve, simply calling it <i>Explosive New Year 2014</i>. There was no explanation, just a dazzling photo of fireworks flying everywhere.<p>“The …

Photography