Mitch O'Brien

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Here’s how you’ll browse Facebook in your car without running down pedestrians

Connected cars have a problem—most of the things that they are supposed to enable, like browsing Facebook while you roar down the autobahn—are illegal. And the ways they were supposed to enable this—for example, touch screens—are disliked by drivers, who still prefer good old-fashioned knobs. …

Autonomous Cars

How to Reheat Leftovers, from Pizza to Pasta to Eggs

Our ultimate guide to reheating leftovers like pizza, rice, chicken, steak, pasta, pancakes, eggs, fish, vegetables, muffins, coffee, tea, pie, and risotto<p>Yesterday, Gawker's <b>Tom Scocca</b> admitted that he had been reheating pizza wrong his entire life. Rather than warming it up in a toaster oven, …

Cooking

For Sale: Ghost Town With Liquor License, $225,000

For the price of a miniature condo in New York or DC, you could have Seneca, CA, featuring "Uncle Tim's Gin Mill bar, three small rundown cabins, a river, an island and 12 acres of land."<p>Out here in California, we had a Gold Rush. People swept in from across the world, anchoring in San Francisco …

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Christoph Schaller's Delicate Young Beauty

German photographer Christoph Schaller captures the delicate beauty of a fragile, young woman on the beach. He manages to turn her vulnerability into an appealing, almost seductive, mode of beauty. Like her open-air environment, the anonymous young woman exudes a refreshingly youthful sense of …

Beauty

13 questions with a guy building a jet-powered street luge

One man. Two jets. No brakes. Zero fear.<p>Sixteen years ago, Sydney, Australia, native Daz Fellows tried street luge and quickly became hooked. In rapid succession, he became heavily involved in building the scene and was one of the three founders of professional street luge on the continent-country. …

Extreme Sports

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

Men stroked in their pants to shed light on chemistry that bonds relationships

Finnish study finds that gentle stroking changes opioid levels, which helps form lasting bonds<p>Researchers have shed light on the chemistry that bonds one person to another by taking brain scans of men being stroked while in their underpants.<p>The Finnish study found that gentle stroking – which was …

Watch Lou Reed Discuss the Meaning of Sound in His Final Interview

This September, Lou Reed did a photo shoot for Parrot Zik headphones in New York. Director, actress, and style icon Farida Khelfa sat down with the …

Son Of M1: 1-of-3 1993 BMW Italdesign Nazca C2

This 1993 Italdesign BMW Nazca C2 is one of three running concepts built. This one remains unregistered with factory delivery mileage only, making it …

Winners of the International Fine Art Photography Competition 2013

Ready to see a selection of today's best fine art photography? The International Fine Art Photography Competition (Grand Prix de la Dcouverte) has just announced its 2013 winners. Each year, the competition invites emerging and mid-career photographers from around the world to enter their finest …

Art Photography

Tamron Has a Shiny New 150-600mm Lens in the Works, Will be Its Longest Zoom Yet

Here’s a little gear porn to keep your G.A.S. revving this Thursday. Japanese lens manufacturer Tamron has officially announced that it is working on …

Portrait Tips and Techniques by Wayne Radford

Facial Recognition<p>In this ebook, you will find information on how to fine-tune and simplify the essential skills necessary for quality portraiture. …

The End Of Antibiotics

Perhaps we should start paying attention again to the scientists and their science-y science stuff.<p>"We're in the post-antibiotic era," he continued. "There are patients for whom we have no therapy, and we are literally in a position of having a patient in a bed who has an infection, something that …

Health Care

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

The Would-Be Assassin and the Camera

It’s not uncommon to hear someone say that they were haunted by an image, often an old photograph. It is a figurative and evocative expression. To …

Shooting an Epic Time Travel Composite Photo on the Cheap

A while ago, we read an article about how gear doesn’t matter on PetaPixel, while at the same time planning a shoot that would involve a Hot Rod. …

Professionalism in Photography

One commonly asked (and commonly mis-answered) question on the Internet these days is around the definition of what constitutes a ‘professional …

Behind the Screen: Forza Motorsport 5

How the latest installment in Microsoft's Forza Motorsport franchise takes digital fun seriously.<p><i>Think racing games are for kids? A title like</i> Forza Motorsport 5 <i>($60, Xbox One) is years in the making and requires the work of hundreds of people, from graphics engineers to experience designers and</i> …

Czech Republic

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

"The Streets Are Hollow": On the Job With an Archaeologist in NYC

This summer, as workers labored away at a construction site at the southern tip of Manhattan, a team of archaeologists following their progress made …

17 Cover Songs That Are Way Better Than The Original

Among the most affecting songs out right now is Willie Nelson's cover of Coldplay's "The Scientist" for that wildly popular Chipotle commercial about sustainable food.<p>It got us thinking: what other cover songs are actually better than the original recording?<p>We wanted to gather 17 examples where an …

Leonard Cohen

Rumor: Nikon to Announce a Retro-Styled Full-Frame in the Next Three Weeks

There’s no denying that the Sony a7 and a7R made quite the splash in the photographic industry both before and after their official arrival. With …

Jay Z Has the Room

Everyone knows Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is smart, talented, and wildly successful, his Roc Nation empire continually expanding: the new sports agency, a fragrance launch this month, a luxury-goods partnership with Barneys. What’s fascinating is the way a drug dealer turned rapper turned mogul and …

Nikon Introduces a New 58mm f/1.4G Lens, Harkens Back to the 58mm f/1.2 of Old

In the midst of all these camera announcements, Nikon has taken the time to unveil a new piece of high-end glass as well. Paying homage to a lens …

Ice-T on Going Straight: 'I'm So Happy I'm Not in That Life'

Rapper-actor was in New York to honor Seymour Stein<p>When Seymour Stein was honored with the inaugural CBGB Icon Award this year, it was only right for …

Top Gear

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

In 1901-2, Horace Warner took photos of East End street kids, who he called 'Spitalfields nippers'. A self-taught photographer in his personal life – and a wallpaper printer for William Morris in his professional – Warner took 240 photographs of the local children, of which only 30 survive. Here …

2013 AOP Photographers Awards: the winners - in pictures

All the winning images from this year's Association of Photographers awards