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How to Find More Meaning in Your Life With Photography

Dear friend,If you’re feeling a bit lost with your photography or life– here are some heart-to-heart advice:1. Why is photography useful?ERIC KIM EYE …

These Eerie Portraits Were Made with Makeup, Not Photoshop

Mimi Choi is an Vancouver-based artist who has attracted half a million followers on Instagram for her optical illusion photos. The portraits she …

Photography

Investor Gil Penchina talks about the future of cryptocurrency

Investor Gil Penchina has a lot of ideas about the future of the seamless economy. Instead of car ownership, he says, we’ll walk outside and a car will pick us up. Instead of food we’ll be supplied exactly how many nutrients we’ll need at exactly the right time. Instead of money, he says, we’ll use …

Cryptocurrency

A Nairobi photographer captures the “beauty in the mayhem” of Kenya’s rainy season

Peter Ndung’u, a Nairobi-based photographer, was heading home from downtown Nairobi on the evening of Oct. 11 when the rains started. That day Kenya’s election officials said they would continue with the country’s election rerun, a do-over of August’s presidential vote annulled by the country’s …

Africa

How to use Shutter Speed Creatively

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Landscape Photography

Spotahome raises €13.6M to let you view and book mid to long-term accommodation online

Spotahome, a Madrid-based startup that lets you view and book mid to long-term accommodation online, has closed €13.6 million in Series A backing. This brings the total raised to €20.7 million since the ‘proptech’ company was founded in 2014.<p>In a call, Spotahome co-founder and CEO Alejandro Artacho …

Startups

Spain’s biggest companies are charging into crypto

The global adoption of blockchain technology is starting to feel like an inevitability.<p>Following on the news that Moscow is launching a cryptocurrency (creatively called the CryptoRuble… because of course it is), a consortium composed of the top technology officers at some of Spain’s largest …

Blockchain

Travel experiences marketplace Withlocals picks up $4.2M in Series A funding

Withlocals, the the Netherlands-based startup that operates a marketplace for personalised travel experiences, has raised $4.2 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Inkef Capital, the Amsterdam-headquartered VC firm.<p>Pitching itself as an alternative to mass-market package holidays and …

Tourism

Socratic is morphing into a distraction-free 'Snapchat for homework'

Popular AI-driven homework app Socratic is introducing new social features to make it easier for students to talk about their classes — including chat and groups.<p>The new features bear a very close resemblance to other social media apps, such as Snapchat and Facebook Groups. Users can create groups …

Shenzhen, Hong Kong Street Photography by Marcus Wendt

Ultraviolet Break of Day – Street photography by Marcus Wendt in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, China.Marcus Wendt, creative director of London based studio …

colorspike is an LED Stick That Changes How You Add Colored Light to Shots

Say hello to colorspike, a powerful animation-driven LED light stick that can revolutionize how you think about adding colored light to photo shoots …

Of course it’s an Aston Martin submarine

Carmakers – truly exclusive carmakers – measure their customers’ wealth in number of vehicles owned. Famously, a typical Bugatti Chiron buyer will …

Apple looks for exceptional engineer with a secret job posting

[<i>Update: Apple has pulled the posting, but it can still be seen below</i>]<p>A hidden Apple website that hosts a job description and invitation to apply for an important position has recently been discovered. The posting describes a role that should be filled by a “talented engineer” who will develop a …

The most spectacular meteor shower of the year peaks this weekend — here's how to watch

Right now, Earth is plowing through a cloud of tiny bits of comet dust, turning the rice-grain-size debris into what many call shooting stars.<p>Known as the Perseid meteor shower, this recurring astronomical event is easily the most watched — and beautiful— shower every year.<p>The Perseids in 2017 is …

Maps Show How Water Can Be a Precious Lifeline—or a Deadly Weapon

A new atlas by "guerrilla cartographers" explores the importance of water in everything from ancient mythology to modern warfare.<p>In the recent conflicts in Iraq and Syria, water has often been used as a weapon. When ISIS seized the Fallujah Barrage, a dam on the Euphrates River, in 2014, they …

Bangalore, before the dystopia: The birth, life, and death of India’s most liveable city

An old friend and I met up one afternoon this May.<p>She had changed. Many times over. For good or for bad, I am not to judge, but I didn’t like what I saw.<p>We have known each other since 1980, the year I was born. So, despite long periods of separation, I perk up every time she is mentioned. …

India

How This U.S. Tech Giant Is Backing China’s Tech Ambitions

As the Chinese government develops drones, the American technology giant Qualcomm is helping. The same goes for artificial intelligence, mobile technology and supercomputers. Qualcomm is also working to help Chinese companies like Huawei break into overseas markets in support of China’s “go global” …

Study shows ancient Canaanites survived divine call in Bible for them to be wiped out

The ancient Canaanites survived a divine call for their elimination and went on to become modern-day Lebanese, a study has found.<p>According to the Bible, God had ordered the Israelites to exterminate the Canaanites, a people who lived between 3,000 and 4,000 years ago in the Middle East.<p>“You shall …

Amazon and Dish Network meet to discuss world domination, or something

Dish Network’s recent purchase history has the attention of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. According to a Wall Street Journal report sources close to the situation state that Dish CEO Charlie Ergen and Bezos met to discuss a potential deal between the two companies.<p>The details are unknown at this time, but …

RED is selling a $1195 'holographic' phone for filmmakers

RED is one of the biggest names in professional film cameras, but now the company is branching out… into smartphones. Specifically, a $1,195 modular smartphone coming out next year, with virtually no known specs. Umm, okay then.<p>Pretty much the only important spec we know about the RED Hydrogen, as …

11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life

The positive psychology movement is known for helping people improve their happiness, well-being, and productivity. This remarkable and practical book list will help you do just that.<p>The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable …

Happiness

Nigeria’s Cars45 closes $5M round to digitize Africa’s used autos markets

Jake Bright Contributor<p>Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be epic startup fail<br>• Harley Davidson’s EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry<p>Africa’s startup …

Dump paper receipts forever with this easy expense-travel tracker

Every year, as you wade through a labyrinthian, blood-pressure-boosting federal tax form, you probably think, “Next year, I’m going to keep better track of everything so THIS doesn’t happen again.” That drive toward better organization — and most importantly, more savings — begins with the clever …

Google experiment promises clean nighttime shots from your phone

Many modern smartphones can take decent photos when the sun goes down, but their noisy, washed out images still don't hold a candle to the shots from a high-end DSLR. Google researcher Florian Kainz might have a way of closing that gap at least some of the time, however. In response to a challenge …

Mobile Photography

Traveling? Mind Your Climate

Staying healthy when you travel means eating and drinking right for the climate you’re in.<p>It doesn’t matter where you’re traveling, staying healthy makes for a better adventure anywhere you go. Adjusting to the climate isn’t just something for scuba divers and mountaineers: If you travel, you …

Here's another quick video showing the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung will officially take the wraps off the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in less than a month. Even though we’re still a few weeks away from the official reveal, we already know what the devices will look like. There has been a ton of leaks in past few weeks that showed the devices in all their …

IBM thinks it’s ready to turn quantum computing into an actual business

Today, IBM announced that it is forming “IBM Q,” a new division around its quantum computing research. IBM has been working on quantum computing nearly as long as it’s been an area of study, but the new business unit is a bold indication that it believes its research could be commercialized in the …

Quantum Computing

11 Gorgeous Walled Cities to Add to Your Bucket List

For many centuries, towns and cities built walls around their perimeters to defend their citizens. Today such fortifications are not necessary, but …

DeepMind’s elusive third cofounder is the man making sure that machines stay on our side

DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence (AI) lab bought by Google for £400 million in 2014, was cofounded by three people in 2010 but one of them remains relatively unknown.<p>Shane Legg, DeepMind's chief scientist, gives significantly fewer talks and far less quotes to journalists than his …

Fender’s guitar-tuning app arrives on Android

In August, Fender’s slow expansion into non-guitar products continued with Fender Tune, a guitar-tuning app for iOS. It wasn’t anything exceptional as far as guitar-tuning apps go, but it was pretty robust, offering settings for electric and acoustic guitars and bass, along with a slew of different …

Acoustic Guitar