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The 20 Best iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Cases | HiConsumption

There’s a good chance you recently got your hands on a shiny new iPhone 6, and now you’re in search of ways to protect your precious investment. Fret …

Missing something? These are buildings you can see straight through

Updated 12th February 2018

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Zaha Hadid's Sleek New Sports Stadium in Tokyo

With her trademark modern style, smooth lines, and bright white open layout, it's no surprise that UK firm Zaha Hadid beat out 10 other finalists to win a contract to design and build a new national stadium for Japan. The 80,000-seat stadium is a key part of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic …

Zaha Hadid

These 5 sedans are V8-powered supercars in disguise

Supercar performance, raucous V8 engines, and four doors.<p>These five sedans don't look like supercars. They have no carbon tubs or active aerodynamic tricks that make them look like low-flying spacecraft. They fit human beings in their front and rear seats. They have cushy suspensions and seat …

Inside the "Your Rainbow Panorama"

Olympus Pen E-P5: spiegellose Highend-Kamera mit Retrodesign

Das Design des neuen Pen-Flaggschiffs lehnt sich wieder stärker an die klassischen Analogvorbilder an, technisch ist die E-P5 mit Funktionen wie …

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2014 Fiat 500L First Drive

Will L Stand for Love?<p>We’ve been under the impression that the L in the 2014 Fiat 500L stands for Large. But before attending the press drive in Baltimore, Maryland (where U.S.-spec 500Ls will be delivered after they’re built in Kragujevac, Serbia), we didn’t know that L actually stands for several …

Just posted: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x review

<b>Just posted:</b> Our quick review of the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x: the world's first SLR zoom with a built-in switchable …

Naturfotograf des Jahres. Mit gerade mal 18 Jahren ist der Dortmunder Hermann Hirsch der bislang jüngste Sieger in der Geschichte des Wettbewerbs „Naturfotograf des Jahres“ der Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen (GDT). Dieser Wettbewerb wird ausschließlich für GDT-Mitglieder ausgeschrieben. Hirsch zu seinem Siegerbild: „Mitten in einer Stadt wie Dortmund eine Fähe bei der Aufzucht ihrer Jungen zu beobachten, war eines der schönsten Erlebnisse, die ich bis jetzt in der Natur hatte. Acht kleine Füchse tummelten sich vor dem Bau, der keine zwei Minuten von mir entfernt lag. So kam es, dass ich jeden Tag mehrere Stunden vor Ort war, um das Geschehen zu beobachten und Fotos zu machen“ Foto: © GDT Naturfotograf des Jahres 2013, Hermann Hirsch

Zeiss: Touit-Objektive für spiegellose Kameras

Als erster (Fremd-)Hersteller hat Zeiss Objektive für Fujis spiegellose X-Kameras präsentiert, die es zudem mit Anschlüssen für Sonys Nex-Kameras …

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Review: Nikon 50mm f1.8 G

So here it is: the latest Nikon 50mm lens. These lenses have always been the old faithfuls of Nikon’s lens line because they reproduce a similar …

Review: Zeiss 15mm f2.8 (Canon EF Mount)

We’ve been testing the (quite literally) recently announced Carl Zeiss 15mm f2.8 lens for a little while now. Rumors of the lens first appeared …

Das Elend von oben

Blau. Tiefblau. Azur. Gähn. Ein Bildband über die Weltmeere könnte eine ziemlich eintönige Fotobibel sein. Doch dem Vielflieger Yann Arthus-Bertrand …

Review: Olympus 75mm f1.8 Lens

2012 has been quite a year for Olympus, beginning with the release of their incredibly exciting and postively reviewed OM-D E-M5 micro four thirds …

Hysterical New Photo Meme Involves Athletes Using Cats Instead of Balls

After perusing the internet for a bit, we found a crazy new meme involving cats and sports. No–the feisty felines aren’t getting pumped for battle on …

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 First Drive

Wunderkind Benz<p>The idea sounded fraught with danger: another sub-$30,000 Benz, this time with a transverse engine, front-wheel drivetrain. Apparitions of chintzy C-Class Sport Coupes (but with terminal understeer) danced in my head as I winged toward the launch in St. Tropez, France. Is the …

2012 Audi A8 Verdict

The Thinking Person's Luxury Sedan<p>It’s sobering to realize you’ve been in the business long enough to have run two different generations of the same car as long-term testers. As editor-in-chief of Britain’s CAR magazine, I put more than 20,000 miles on a D3 Audi A8. Eight years later, I’ve just …

2014 BMW 335i Gran Turismo First Drive

For the Wagon-Averse<p>Not everyone needing five-door versatility wants it in the form of an SUV. But the obvious European alternative, a wagon, doesn’t play well in the U.S. and China. Instead of forcing wagons down people’s throats, BMW took a laundry list of buyers’ rational requirements and rolled …

2014 BMW 328d Quick Drive

A (1/3) Chip off the 335d Block<p><i>Motor Trend</i> fell deeply, rhapsodically in love with its long-term diesel stormer, the 2009 BMW 335d. That 3.0-liter/265-hp/425-lb-ft I-6 hotrod oil-burner was priced near the top of the range and delivered amazing performance (5.8 seconds to 60 mph), while returning …

2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel First Test

Oh, the Places You’ll Go…and the Gas Stations You’ll Pass<p>The Porsche Cayenne is the German automaker’s best-selling vehicle, and it might be because there’s a variant for just about everyone. Whether buyers have the need for speed or want a luxury crossover but are tired of spending too much time …