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There are many ways to learn about photography, not least of which are the vast depths of the internet, replete with tutorials and how-to videos. But getting past mere technical proficiency and learning valuable lessons about the art form isn't as easy as a Google search. Luckily, there are those old things called books. The following are five of them whose insights can actually teach you how to be a better photographer, not just know what all the buttons do.Read more...

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It can't be easy being the world's most famous living architect. Sometimes you have to say what's on your mind. Sometimes words just won't do. No, that's not Frank Gehry demonstrating the spire of his newest skyscraper. That's Frank Gehry giving you—and all his critics—the finger.Read more...

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Pew Pew! Vroom vroom! Chugga chugga! Time was when playtime special effects were whatever weird sounds you could make with your mouth. Not anymore! Moff is an app-powered snap bracelet designed to get kids up and active by turning arm motions into all kinds of cool audio snippets.Read more...

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You are looking at the current disease outbreaks in the United States, as displayed in real time by Global Incidents Map. They have many more: Forest fires, hazardous materials accidents, amber alerts, border security, drug interdictions, gang crime, and now two new ones: Human trafficking and food/medicine incidents.Read more...

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I'm glad Walter Isaacson is getting such an outpouring of love from reviewers and talk-show hosts for including Ada Lovelace in The Innovators, his new history of the digital revolution.1 Thanks to Isaacson, Lovelace is finally receiving at least a few bytes of the attention she deserves for having written the first computer algorithm—a century before the first electronic computer was up and running. He also devotes a chapter to Grace Hopper, a Navy rear admiral who, a hundred years later, invented the first compiler so programs could be written in words rather than in numbers, and the six female mathematicians who designed the software for the first generally programmable computer.Read more...

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Everyone has online dating horror stories. We've heard 'em ! The stories of people actually meeting and falling in love, however, are a lot more rare. But we love love, so if you have an online dating success story, we want to hear it.Read more...

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This is the video for the Cathedrals' song "Unbound." It's lovely! And the way the light cubes in the background pair up with the music is no accident—there's some really cool tech behind it. Read more...

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The threat of a tsunami is a very real thing for much of the Pacific coastline, yet many cities in the U.S. haven't taken specific infrastructural measures to ensure their residents are safe when they happen. A new building in Washington will have the first purpose-built tsunami shelter in the country, offering accessible safety in a second-story room.Read more...

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Conventional sniper scopes may allow for superlatively long shots but they are far from perfect, requiring a time-consuming refocusing of the sights should the target (or shooter) have to move position. But with the new RAZAR scope from Sandia National Labs, that refocus is handled almost instantly with the push of a button.Read more...

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People don't talk about it quite as much as they did in 2008, but big banks are the worst. Aside from the fact that they're full of crooks , big banks provide terrible customer service, charge obscene fees, and profit from your misery. You should probably stop giving them your money now.Read more...

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Sporting a EarFin holding systems, water resistance, and solid sound, these Sennheiser earbuds are great for exercise. They've also never been cheaper on Amazon. [Sennheiser CX 685 Adidas Sports In-Ear Headphones, $30]Read more...

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So you like photography and go on some pretty cool adventures too? Then adventure photography might be for you. We'll teach you everything you need to know to get started.Read more...

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Facebook's Creative Labs has just announced a new iOS app simply called "Rooms." The app lets you create discussion rooms based on topics and invite friends through private invitations or a public link. So it's kind of like Reddit, but on your own terms.Read more...

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On July 8, 2013, at 11:20 a.m., Olivia Munn hailed a taxi on Varick Street in Manhattan’s West Village. The actress took an 11-minute ride across the island, to the Bowery Hotel, for which she paid $6.50.*Read more...

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The U.S. government is looking into ways to use robots to save lives from the Ebola virus. Robots may not have feelings, but they have amazing immune systems, and experts have already pinpointed nine possible ways to put them to use. Read more...

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The idea of branding a place is a fairly new one, and the notion of place-based typefaces is even newer, with national and local governments from Qatar to Chattanooga commissioning their own fonts. The latest country to set its on typeface is Sweden—but it's also questioning whether a national font is a bit too nationalistic for their progressive Scandinavian sensibilities.Read more...

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The first significant update for Android Wear is now rolling out, and it all lines up nicely with a rumor we heard early last month. Most significantly, the update brings offline storage for your music, enhanced Bluetooth pairing, and support for Wear watches with GPS. Basically, Android Wear really wants to be your running buddy.Read more...

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When the news broke yesterday of Google's new Inbox app, my initial reaction was skeptical. How many times has an app tried to "solve" email? Inbox is Google's way of helping you organize the typhoon of greetings, promos, invoices, and discussions that beg for your attention. And after using it for a while, I can see the potential, but I'm still wary of handing over my email-life. Read more...

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Last week, we asked you to hunt down some of the most absurd, least helpful, and (consequently) absolutely wonderful product reviews that Amazon has to offer. And we are proud to say that you, dear readers, delivered in droves. Read more...

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The B-2 Spirit blew more than a few minds when it made its public debut in 1988. But America's first flying wing was not the first of such aircraft. In fact, one such plane nearly darkened the skies over Washington at the end of WWII with a nuclear present from the Fuhrer.Read more...

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Etsy just released a card reader. It works just like all of the other card readers out there, except it's orange and only works with Etsy purchases. It is also sort of a brilliant thing for Etsy to do.Read more...

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If you haven't heard, Microsoft has kicked open the doors to its experimental Garage development hub, and among the projects now available for beta testing is the Next Lock Screen app for Android. Lock screen customization is nothing new, but this effort from Redmond is worth a look for the way it brings information, apps and settings right to your front screen.Read more...

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that leaked last night definitely has us excited about seeing the Hulk go toe-to-toe with Stark's Hulkbuster Iron Man Suit. But come February, well before the film hits theaters, you'll be able to get your hands on—and in—Hasbro's new Hulk Gamma Grip Fists that let you smash and crush anything in reach when you get in one of those moods.Read more...

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Apple's relationship with GT Advanced Technologies, the company slated to make its sapphire screens, is over. First, GT Advanced filed for bankruptcy , then closed a pair of its plants , and now a settlement has officially freed the company of its exclusivity obligations to Cupertino. Read more...

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Hi. My name is Mia, and I'm a millennial who doesn't own a smartphone.Read more...

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