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Which Pro Camera Do You Really Need to Shoot Like a Pro?

Let’s start with a little quiz. What one thing makes a pro camera a pro camera? Build quality? Weather sealing? Fast autofocus? Fast motor drive? …

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Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Animation

Smartphone microphone skin tattoos? Motorola already has a patent application on it

Motorola wasn’t kidding back in May during an interview when it said it’s working on a variety of mobile-related wearable devices, a recently discovered patent application reveals.<p>Filled a year before that interview, in May 2012, the patent describes “coupling an electronic skin tattoo to a mobile …

This App Is A Roll Of Duct Tape For The Internet Of Things

Billing itself as the Napster of the connected world, MakerSwarm wants to inspire a new generation of engineers.<p>MAYA Design is working to give every man, woman, and child on the planet a superpower. Just as the <i>X-Men’s</i> Magneto can detect the metal within and control it with his mutant powers of …

Android News

Blue Instagram Photos Get You More Likes, Study Says

When visual analytics platform Curalate set out to quantify the impact that different image qualities have on Instagram, it discovered that photos with blue as the main color got the most likes. Reds and oranges on the other hand tended to receive 24 percent less likes than blue-tinted …

Unlock Your Bike With Your Phone, With This Smartphone-Controlled U-Lock

With Bitlock, it’s now easier to share or rent your bike to anyone, and you’ll never lose your keys again.<p>Here is a basic fact of modern life: You’re more likely to lose your keys than a smartphone, which would be like losing a limb to a growing portion of the population. That’s one reason that …

This Emulator Runs Windows 1.01 in Your Browser.

If you’re fascinated by old school computing and how it has progressed, then this emulator that runs Windows 1 in your browser will give you plenty of joy.<p>Programs available via this demo of Windows 1.01 — which was originally released in 1985 — include Notes, Clock, Reversi, Paint and more.<p>The …

Meet Telegram, A Secure Messaging App From The Founders Of VK, Russia’s Largest Social Network

Created by the founders of Russia’s biggest social networking platform, Telegram is a new messaging app that offers speed, security and features such as secret chats with end-to-end encryption and self-destructing messages.<p>Brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, who launched VK (originally called …

Livescribe's beautiful new smartpen turns pen and paper into apps and pixels

We may be constantly staring into our phones and laptops, but Livescribe CEO Gilles Bouchard says pen and paper are more popular than ever — and he has data to back it up. We want to write and draw the way we always have, he says, but we also want all the sharing, instant access, and searchability …

6 Branding Lessons From Eurostar’s First-Ever Creative Director

Christopher Jenner defines a new role for railways and re-thinks the way we brand travel.<p>“The train that goes under the sea,” is how South African born Christopher Jenner describes Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking London to Paris and mainland Europe. At the age of 42, the founder of …

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How to Drop $725K on Gear: The Priciest Items Sold by B&H

When it’s time to buy new gear, we usually need to seek out options that offer the best bang for the buck. In the process of doing so, we’re forced …

A Portable Bluetooth Speaker That’d Look At Home On “Mad Men”

“The last 25 years of consumer electronics have been mostly dominated by a design aesthetic I think you could classify as futuristic or techie,” says Adam Schwartz, cofounder of the company Otis & Eleanor. “Just because you’re working in new technology doesn’t mean your design has to look like a …

Mad Men

Human Organs Formed with Wild Plant Arrangements

<b>Lungs</b><p>UK-based, Guatemalan-born artist Camila Carlow was not deterred by the complexity of the human body when she was developing her series <i>Eye Heart Spleen</i>. For the project, she transformed a handful of normally grotesque, bloody organs into an array of greenery and beautiful blossoms.<p>Carlow …

Articles about home office design inspiration on Dwell.com - Dwell

What’s the future of office design? We investigate how start-up culture is influencing everything from corporate campuses to...<p>With more and more people beginning to telecommute and work remotely from home, the home office is getting more attention than...<p>In an age where offices come with ping pong …

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Animal Earth: New Photos Exploring the Diversity of the World’s Most Obscure Species | Colossal

<p>We’ve all grown up learning about familiar animals like fish, tigers, elephants and bears, but this new book from Ross Piper takes the opposite …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Wearable Tech

MLG Partners With Relativity Media to Turn Its Professional Gamers Into Mainstream Celebrities

The people who really care about e-sports will tell you — sometimes more than once — that professional gamers deserve just as much respect as …

Nvidia Shield 2 already in the works, will feature next-gen Tegra CPU

When we first caught wind of the Nvidia Shield, we couldn’t help but be intrigued. A dedicated Android gaming handheld with high-end specs, a quality built-in controller and the ability to stream PC games? It sounded like a hardcore mobile gamer’s dream come true. Unfortunately, the Shield’s launch …

Superb Interface Designs by CreativeDash

Based in San Francisco, USA; the talented folks at CreativeDash are awesome at crafting their skills in UI/UX Design, Icon Design, 3D and Graphic …

Graphic Design

Striking Illustrations by Cécile Brun

I really enjoying finding out great artists from all over the world. Some very talented individuals are out there and I think they really need to get …

The Arts

An iPhone-Controlled Robot To Brew Your Beer

The new Brewbot takes the complicated chemistry out of DIY beer brewing.<p>There’s never been a better time for craft beer aficionados in the United States. New brews are taking over menus in bars and specialty shops, and this summer it became legal to home brew in all 50 states. Legalizing home …

Beer

Google's AdID, an anonymous identifier for advertising, could replace the aging cookie

You know the drill: accept the cookie, delete the cookie, empty the cookie bin, and so on. Mostly, it's an exercise used when attempting to get your mum's PC to run a wee bit faster, but if you think about it, the cookie is one of the most archaic pieces of the world wide web that's still in use …

Speedlight Lit Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we’re continuing our themed challenges in the Portraits Direction to celebrate the launch of our Portraits: Lighting the Shot eBook by …

Stunning Timelapse Captures the Many Faces of Rio de Janeiro

The most visited city in South America and home to famous landmarks such as the glowing “Christ the Redeemer” statue atop Corcovado Mountain and the …

Tutorial: Setting up a Slow-Motion Photo Booth

A couple of weeks ago, Seattle-based production group Super Frog Saves Tokyo took the Internet by storm with their slow-motion photo booth footage …

Photo Series 'Boys and Their Fathers' Highlights Similarities Between Father and Son

Who among us has not seen at least a vague resemblance in our appearance with our parents? To some, the similarity is obvious. For others it can be a …