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From one ambassador to another: Good luck if you go to Washington, Joe

<b>If you do become Australia's next ambassador to the United States, Mr Hockey, I wish you the best. And here are a few hard truths, friendly tips and</b> …

Having No Choices is the Ultimate Freedom

Dear friend,<p>I want to tell you the exciting start of my day today. I want to share with you as vividly how it felt, and what is on my mind.<p>I woke up, …

Build a DIY Flexible Camera Mount for Just $8

If you need an accessory for mounting your camera to random places, instead of purchasing a Gorillapod (or something similar), you can go a thrifty …

DIY

Waleed Aly: Bringing a new perspective to the conversation

As we sit in a small meeting room in Ten's South Yarra offices – him in a Tigers hoodie, eyes sharp, ready to dissect anything that comes his way – …

No CGI: Tom Cruise Actually Rode the Outside of an Airplane Taking Off

We recently shared how the film <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> mostly used real stunts, physical effects, and compositing instead of relying on computer generated …

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A Mirrorless Affair Gone Wrong: A Cautionary Love Story

My Canon and I. We were like two peas in a pod. We met when I was just a young man, knowing nothing about love or how to use a camera. My Canon …

Cameras

13 brilliant ideas that turned these people into self-made billionaires

In general, nine out of 10 startups fail.<p>But the ones that make it all have one thing in common: a brilliant idea.<p>Like the ones these self-made billionaires used to start their companies.

Startups

Inside Obama’s Stealth Startup

President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.<p>For Eric Maland, the whole thing goes back to that San Francisco wedding. Mikey wasn’t there—well, wait, actually, Mikey was there. But Eric didn’t meet him at …

How to learn 30 languages

Some people can speak a seemingly impossible number of tongues. How do they manage it, asks David Robson, and what can we learn from them?<p>Out on a sunny Berlin balcony, Tim Keeley and Daniel Krasa are firing words like bullets at each other. First German, then Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Croatian, …

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Photography Archives

August 8, 2018<p>Tips From a Professional Photographer: How to Create the Perfect Composition<p>Professional photographer Anton Gorlin is back with another comprehensive photography guide. This time, the skilled photographer takes us through the basics of photography composition and how it can be used …

Inside The Mind That Built Google Brain: On Life, Creativity, And Failure

<i>(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty)</i><p>Here's a list of universities with arguably the greatest computer science programs: Carnegie Mellon, MIT, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. These are the same places, respectively, where Andrew Ng received his bachelor's degree, his master's, his Ph.D., and has taught for 12 …

The 19 most game-changing weapons of the 21st century

We've come a long way since the stealth bomber.<p>Just as smart gadgets have invaded our homes and revolutionized our lives over the last 15 years, next-level weaponry has transformed the military.<p>The imperatives of the military have always been one of the main drivers of technological …

U.S. Marines

A Medium Format Shooter’s Photographic Process

Photographer Andrew Jamieson was recently asked to give a presentation at work on his medium format film photography process. Instead of sharing a …

Photography

How do you solve a problem like radical Islam?

Al-Risalah reportedly had links to Sydney's most bloodthirsty Islamic State recruits, Mohamed Elomar and Khaled Sharrouf, who posed last year with …

This is What Happens When You Ask the Internet to Help Edit Your Vacation Photo

Be careful when asking the Internet to Photoshop a photo for you. The results may be unexpected and you could find yourself turned into the latest …

Koenigsegg Would Rather Build Sedans than Fight the 911

Koenigsegg certainly wowed the automotive world at this year’s Geneva motor show. Between the 1160-hp Agera RS and the absolutely mind-blowing Regera with 1500 horses and no conventional transmission, it’s safe to say that Christian von Koenigsegg’s namesake hypercar company is uninterested in …

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop’s 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

Game of Thrones

Mummified Monk Found Inside Buddha Statue

The master of impermanence becomes a permanent resting place.<p>When Buddha said “Peace comes from within,” he probably didn’t mean <i>inside</i> an actual Buddha statue. But Netherlands-based Drents Museum recently discovered that one of their Buddhas was hiding a secret: crouched inside was a monk who had …

Aceh residents use #KoinUntukAustralia campaign to offer to repay Australian aid

Indonesia,Bali,Bali Nine,Tony Abbott,Australia news,Asia Pacific,World news,Tsunamis,Indian Ocean tsunami 2004,Natural disasters and extreme weather<p>Province reacts in outrage to Tony Abbott linking the gift of $1bn in aid after 2005 tsunami to a clemency bid for Australians on death row<p>Enraged …

Australia

China Takes Winning Prestigious Photo Contests Very, Very Seriously

China is a country that’s known to take the Olympics (the summer ones, at least) <i>very</i> seriously as the nation competes for a bigger presence on the …

The Magical Fairy Tale-Inspired Portraits of Ukrainian Photographer Anita Anti

Anita Anti is a photographer based in Ukraine who uses elaborate costumes, props, and makeup to create magical portraits that are often inspired by …

Xiaomi Mi 4 Review: China's iPhone Clone Is Android's Magical Flagship

In the world of smartphones, building up a brand name is one of the most important steps. While the Shenzen-based Xiaomi is still predominantly a Chinese manufacturer with some sales in adjoining countries, it has built up both a romance and a notoriety in those watching the company’s progress from …

Tips and Tricks to Help You Stay Fit Around the Clock

<b>Staying fit around the clock</b> is not very easy, especially when you have such a hectic schedule, balancing between daily tasks and social life. …

Learning to Let Go of Baggage... Literally

The carousel stopped again. It wasn't there. And neither were the bags for the majority of my fellow passengers. Suddenly I heard screaming, yelling, and even riot-like chanting erupt. But it was all in Spanish.<p>I'm really bad at packing.<p>Or rather: I'm really good at it... at least in my head.<p>The …

Luggage

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

How “Doing What You Love” Can Be A Realistic Career Option

Here’s a quote from a recent article I read titled “‘Do What You Love’ Is Horrible Advice“: “It’s easy to confuse a hobby or interest for a profound …

Musa Cerantonio: Muslim convert and radical supporter of Islamic State

"My memory of Musa - we hung out for a bit: he was wearing a particularly Saudi scarf. But this is a white Australian guy," Nazeem says, bemused. …