Abhinav Motiwal

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Expressive Portraits Reveal the Quirky Human-Like Qualities of Different Dogs

Ask any dog owner and they’ll tell you that their pooch has a dynamic personality. Pet photographers prove this, time and again, with portraits that reflect the idiosyncrasies of an individual canine. In a single picture, they capture their subtle expressions—including fuzzy furrowed brows, …

Kool & the Gang In 20 Songs

In the way that great bands of the past often had an extended incubation period before they made their full national and international breakthrough.</b> …

Music

The 10 most uplifting songs ever - according to science

A 2015 study into what makes a song “feel-good” has re-emerged in recent days thanks to the vagaries of social media.<p>Dr Jacob Jolij, a cognitive neuroscientist the University of Groningen in Holland, was commissioned by British electronics brand called Alba to investigate data it gathered on UK …

Walking City: An Evolving Video Sculpture Morphs in Response to Architecture | Colossal

<p>Anyone who follows Colossal knows that digital animation and motion graphics are a rarity here, but this clip is a solid exception. Created by …

2013: The year in design

From battery-powered exoskeletons to buildings that melt cars, this year was a notable one for design.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in wildlife

Architecture

Beautifully Detailed Drawings Burnt into Pieces of Wood

Eben Cavanagh Rautenbach, artistically known as LeRoc, uses a soldering iron to create detailed illustrations on pieces of wood. This art of decorative burning is called pyrography or pyrogravure. When LeRoc first became interested in pyrography, he started drawing with only a lighter, a nail and a …

This is London’s new cab

As London's emissions regulations become ever more stringent, many of the 20,000 old Hackney carriages on the streets of Britain's capital are soon to turn their light off for the last time.<p>But what will replace them? Well, 18 months ago, Nissan revealed its potential replacement for our lovable, …

England

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

Beautiful winter frost patterns - Telegraph

Goodbye, Cameras

This past October, just before the leaves changed, I went on a six-day hike through the mountains of Wakayama, in central Japan, tracing the path of an ancient imperial pilgrimage called the Kumano Kodo. I took along a powerful camera, believing, as I always have, that it would be an indispensable …

Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight concept dazzles at CES

This year marked Audi’s fourth appearance at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest forum for gadgets, gizmos and cutting-edge technologies. And as it has each year since 2011, the Ingolstadt, Germany-based carmaker came to CES loaded for bear.<p>Amid announcements that …

CEO Says BlackBerry Sued Typo Because The Keyboard 'Is Our Identity'

BlackBerry is fighting for its rightful place in in the smartphone market, especially when it comes to keyboards.<p>Last Friday the company filed a lawsuit against Typo, an LA-based startup that makes a physical keyboard accessory for the iPhone. Co-founded by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest, …

This Electronics Store's Stock Went Up Over 1,000% Because People Thought It Was Twitter

Markets aren't completly rational because humans aren't close to completely rational

Hello Siri. Mind If I Call You Susan Bennett?

The voice of Siri has been unmasked. CNN’s Red Chair uncovered the dulcet tones of Apple‘s personal assistant, and she is voice-over artist Susan Bennett, from Atlanta. She takes her place in the pantheon of Siri voices, alongside Jon Briggs and Karen Jacobsen, whose voices are what British and …

Google shows how Project Loon could ride wind currents to keep balloons evenly spaced

Anyone looking to poke a hole in Project Loon — Google's ambitious project to use balloons to bring internet access to remote regions of the world — would likely point out that you can't keep a balloon in one spot. Google has an answer for that, of course. The Project Loon team says it could use …

Apple offers credit for upgrading iPhones

Apple quietly began rolling out an iPhone trade-in program Friday, letting owners sell older handsets back to the company in exchange for credit toward a new model.<p>Apple's U.S. retail stores are now accepting devices, said Amy Bessette, a spokeswoman for Apple. The initiative got under way just …

Apple's Craziest, Most Futuristic Patents Show How Insanely Ambitious Its Thinking Is

Luckily it's often possible to get a hint of what Apple has in the works, just by looking at its many patent applications.<p>It's important to note that Apple files for many more patents than it will actually use, employing a protective strategy that quickly annoys those tired of legal patent battles …

Detroit Bond Ratings Cut Deeper Into Junk Category By Moody's, Citing Bankruptcy Risk

June 13 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service on Thursday pushed the credit ratings on nearly $8.4 billion of Detroit bonds deeper into the junk category, citing heightened risks the city could file for bankruptcy, undergo a major debt restructuring or do a combination of both.<p>The action came a day …

BMW debuts its wide, elegant new 4 Series

The coupe arrives in showrooms late this summer<p>The BMW 4 Series coupe was one of the better done concept cars at this year's big auto show in Detroit. Now it's a real car.<p>The midsize coupe, arriving late this summer, is both wider and longer than the outgoing 3 Series coupe. Its width -- 1.7 inches …

The end of the ‘Golden Age’ for university graduates

Some 500,000 students have just graduated from Canada's postsecondary education system, and the great majority will be hoping to find a decent job and to embark upon a meaningful career.<p>Unfortunately, the employment prospects for many graduates are pretty dismal, for reasons that deserve serious …

'Insolvent' Detroit to default on some of $18.5bn debt, says emergency manager

The "insolvent" city of Detroit will default on some of its $18.5bn debt and has asked creditors to accept a fraction of money owed to them, in an …

Qatar Plans To Accommodate 2022 World Cup Soccer Fans In Floating Hotels

As stated by the WSJ, the island would be developed by Barwa Real Estate Co, a local firm partly-owned by the government, at a cost of $5.5 million.<p>The concept of the floating hotel can be developed as a space-saving, energy-efficient structure that will provide off-shore hospitality. In addition …

Former Intern Who Sued His Boss Has Not Been Totally Blacklisted

The Atlantic Wire talked with the plaintiffs, Eric Glatt and Alex Footman, who just had a judge validate their claim that Fox Searchlight should have paid them as production interns on Black Swan.<p>And, good news for those two former underpaid Condé Nast magazine interns who just filed their own …

Abenomics will fail if Japan doesn’t address its debt problem. Here’s the crucial way forward

Japan’s government debt is so excessive that, one way or another, many think it will eventually default. But there’s a way Japan can begin sloughing off its debt and growing its economy: by privatizing government assets. In fact, the nature of its debt means that it can’t fix its debt problem …

Economics

The center of the international airline industry is in the middle of rural Poland

On the edge of a field in rural Poland close to a wooded area is a spot, in all likelihood unmarked, where the international airline industry is in perfect balance. Gmina Miastkowo, Łomża County, Poland is the location of the mathematical center of international airline flights.<p>A rural community of …

New Jersey

Why iTunes Radio could be worth a small fortune for Apple

It's easy to forget that the largest music retailer in the world isn't Amazon, it's Apple: the iTunes Music Store is now 10 years old and has more …

This could be one of the first Apple authorized iPhone gaming controllers

We already know that Apple has added support for game controllers in iOS7, but it appears that these plans are further along than first thought. According to Kotaku, the above image shows an early iOS gaming controller prototype made specifically for the iPhone 5 by gaming giant Logitech. While …

Apple Discloses Government Requests on as Many as 10,000 Accounts

Apple is now the latest company to disclose requests by U.S. law enforcement agencies.<p>In a disclosure published overnight, the company said that from …

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