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My 2nd gen iPad has finally given up the ghost after half a decade. With tax rebate in hand, I am considering a purchase of a new one. But which?My 2nd gen was 64G, which I didn't fill up. I mostly use/used my iPad for downloading school lectures to...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Kitteh | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Does yours make the list?
From: Business Insider | By: Rafi Letzter | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The projection booth is a digital domain where the art of threading film gave way to pushing a button. But as with all technology, some stalwarts cling ever more resolutely to the old ways. The post Alone in the Dark, Old-School Projectionists Keep Film...
From: Wired | By: Laura Mallonee | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Neil Latham’s study of racehorses, shot at rare proximity and at all hours, reminds a longtime racing fan of the animals’ majesty.
From: New York Times | By: JOE SEXTON | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Mr. Gatewood‘s subjects included rock stars, strippers, exhibitionists, cross-dressers, fetishists, protesters and drunks. Just right for an anthropology major.
From: New York Times | By: WILLIAM GRIMES | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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"We certainly did not intend to change the way she naturally looks," they said in a statement to PEOPLE
From: People | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The tail of a humpback whale flares out of the water as the animal begins to dive. Ted Cheeseman rattles off half a dozen quick frames with his camera before it slips under the water. “I don’t think we’ve seen that whale on this trip yet,” he...
From: National Geographic | By: Douglas Fox | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The indigenous Netets tribe send some of their children to boarding school for nine months a year, and the only way to get there is by chopper. The post In the Arctic, School Portraits Are 50 Percent More Charming appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Laura Mallonee | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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We've all been there: microwaving leftovers and spending time on the couch instead of going out and enjoying live concerts or sporting events. StubHub is encouraging people to do the latter in its new brand identity campaign, which launches today. TV...
From: AdWeek | By: Christine Birkner | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Fiestas aren’t just for Cinco de Mayo. They pretty much work for any warm weathered get together. Like an engagement party or a backyard bbq or a random tuesday when tacos are on the menu. And with a few key ingredients (read: colorful pool garland,...
From: ShelterPop | By: Abby Larson | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The Chim chims are intel weenies as regular readers of the FRI blog have probably deduced.  They are all former members of our Armed Forces, they are all working in their field of expertise today with traditional Pentagon contractors and none of them...
From: Free Range International | By: babatim | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Ted Cruz, the Republican presidential candidate who once said “We need to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts,” has dropped out of the race after losing the Indiana primary. This inspired Samantha Bee to tweet the above in reference to...
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Whether you have been creating photographs for years, or only for few weeks, your goals and dreams are to create great photographs that everyone will admire. You may notice this is not an easy task, and I’m sure that most of the time you experience...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Eva Polak | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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May the fourth be with you today. Lightsaber fights, Pop Vinyl Leia and Captain Kirk cake toppers, mixed paper + real greenery bouquets, Star Trek insignias, fandom character-named tables, Vader candies, all on top of a whole lot of glamour. It's your...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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“Everyone thinks it is someone else’s problem, or that the problem will correct itself."
From: Time | By: Anastasia Taylor-Lind | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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And the images send a powerful reminder. The post College Student Photographs What Women Were Wearing When They Were Sexually Assaulted appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Audra Rogers | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Swiss artists Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger recreated iconic photos from history in miniature, from cardboard, cotton wool, and other craft supplies. Above, "Making of AS11-40-5878 by Edwin Aldrin, 1969, 2014." "Making of Nessie by Marmaduke...
From: Boing Boing | By: David Pescovitz | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Thankfully, the trailers and TV spots for Captain America: Civil War haven’t highlighted too much from the film’s grandest and most intricate set piece. The airport fight sequence is stuffed to the brim with characters and conflicts — but it somehow...
From: SlashFilm | By: Jack Giroux | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Official description: Voluntary alternatives to and modifications of statutory notice-and-takedown process; best practices; collaborative efforts of content owners, service providers and others to address online infringement, including availability of...
From: Rebecca Tushnet | By: Rebecca Tushnet | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Over at Afropunk:image viaSalvador based illustrator Tauan Carmo, creator of the page Atauliê, reconnects people with African gods and spiritual mythology through his art. The project Editorial Orixás is as simple as it is powerful. Carmo was asked...
From: Africa Unchained | By: Emeka Okafor | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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The US dumps about 19.5 million tons of salt on its roads each year. Ricky Rhodes wanted to see where all that salt comes from. The post Venture Into a Surreal Salt Mine 2,000 Feet Below Lake Erie appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Laura Mallonee | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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The California Sunday Magazine is a monthly title produced in San Francisco and distributed free via several local Sunday newspapers. It’s a clever distibution strategy and the magazine itself lives up to that inginuity. The latest issue offers a typical...
From: Mag Culture | By: Jeremy Leslie | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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I have a dilemma. My girlfriend is in to photography an wants to understand it more. She came in contact with a photographer who likes photographing woman either dressed or undressed. He said to help understand photography better would be to have pictures...
From: Photography Stack Exchange | By: Chris | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Shot from a blimp as it drifted above Sydney, these photos capture everything from the patterns in the sand created by everyday beach life to colourful piles of recycling; and from a lone golfer lining up a critical putt to the sprawl of suburbia Continue...
From: The Guardian | By: Jonny Weeks | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Art lovers trekked to Randall's Island on Wednesday afternoon for the VIP preview of the Frieze New York Art Fair in looks that were quirky, smart and hip.
From: Women's Wear Daily | By: Kristi Garced | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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How do you listen to international news, if you listen to it at all? You might catch a segment on NPR or stream the BBC World Service. But you probably don’t get much international news from podcasts. The GroundTruth Project is hoping to change that....
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Laura Hazard Owen | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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These lenses are usually used for sports and wildlife photography but my application us a little different. I am interested in doing ultra high resolution "close up" images of small plants in the wild. I use a nikon d800e. Right now i am using a 28 -...
From: Photography Stack Exchange | By: Dave | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Patta’s infamous #SSS editorial returns in support of the brand’s Summer 2016 collection. As with last year’s #SSS editorial, creative force Ace Dia was once again in charge of the shoot’s extravagant arrangements which do well to accentuate...
From: Selectism | By: Brian Farmer | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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Today only, DiscountMags discounts a selection of 1-year technology and science magazine subscriptions during its May the 4th Be With You Sale, with prices starting from $4.95. Save on titles such as Wired (pictured), Popular Science, Discover, and Popular...
From: CNET | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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EAwakening via eBay offers this 6-Foot Waterproof USB Borescope Camera for $4.69 with free shipping. (Select "2M" from the drop-down menu.) That's a slight drop from last week's mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current best by $4,...
From: CNET | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Adorama offers the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Ultra Wide Fisheye Lens for Canon, model no. HD8M-C, or Nikon, model no. HD8M-N, for $189 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by at least $53, although in December we saw it for $10...
From: CNET | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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The non-enforced borders between European nations are a feast for the eye and a testament of hope for a united, peaceful, border-free world....
From: MetaFilter | By: blankdawn | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Have you ever felt like the inspiration well is running dry ? You carry your camera with you everywhere you go, day in and day out, but you just don’t see Kodak moments any more? If you know that feeling, than you must have been around shutters...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Ouria Tadmor | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Rumer called a famous photography team bullies.
From: New York Post | By: Julie Gordon | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Etnia Barcelona continue to build collections based on iconic figures in the worlds of art and photography, now honing in on artwork from Jean-Michel Basquiat. The new capsule features four models that incorporate motifs based on three original works...
From: Selectism | By: Jonathan Sawyer | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Kate Middleton found herself on this month’s cover of British Vogue, and the editor-in-chief, Alexandra Shulman, was able to sit down with the Duchess to find out some candid details about the beauty and her family life with her prince and little royals....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jessica Dafoe | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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UPDATE: In response to Rumer Willis' objections, the photography team in question, Williams and Hirakawa, issued a statement via Vanity Fair's art department Wednesday. "The retouching......
From: E Online | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Graphic designers can be a confusing bunch—sometimes it feels as if they’re speaking a completely different language. If you’re at the receiving end of ‘agency speak’, you might feel a little overwhelmed, but often the meaning behind complicated-sounding...
From: Freelance Switch | By: Grace Fussell | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Square Cut Engagement Ring Before I tell you about our invitations, we're going to take a small detour. Bees, this is a special day for the Dreamcatchers! You see, an adorably nervous Mr. Dreamcatcher proposed to a very excited Miss Dreamcatcher on May...
From: Wedding Bee | By: Miss Dreamcatcher | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Every day, we bring you the most beautiful travel photo posted to Instagram. Today's picture comes from Oliver Vegas. The photographer perfectly captures the dreamy pastels of Lake Constance in Lindau of southern Germany. Sit and relax A photo posted...
From: SavvySugar | By: Ashley Paige | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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For the second year in a row, luxury Swiss watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre and London-based creative consultancy Finch & Partners have delved into the world of behind-the-scenes photography for a striking exhibition in the south of France. "The Art...
From: Cool Hunting | By: David Graver | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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After Civil War, Chadwick Boseman will get his own 2018 Black Panther film
From: Time | By: TIME Photo | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Prom season has only just begun, but we may have already seen the best group photo ever. A group of high schoolers from Arkansas showed off their matching, geek-chic superhero ensembles. BN Focus Photography in Greenwood, AR, recently shared a photo...
From: GeekSugar | By: Kelsey Garcia | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Known as the King of Kinky, Helmut Newton’s work helped define an entire era of erotically charged fashion photography. For over 40 years his trademark black-and-white images graced the pages of the world’s most prestigious magazines, making him...
From: High Snobiety | By: Contributor | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Set around the hilly Montmartre district in Paris, our latest in-house editorial is a tribute to one of Italy’s most beloved fashion brands. Titled “Easy Rider,” the photo set provides a look at some of Versace’s signature accessories and apparel,...
From: High Snobiety | By: Chris Danforth | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Wish your baked goods could look as good as they taste? Thanks to these intricate custom rolling pins, they can. The Etsy shop, Rolling Woods, creates laser-engraved wooden rolling pins designed to easily imprint your dough with amazing designs, so...
From: Mashable | By: Nicole Gallucci | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Wedding Cake Tasting Many of my married friends have told me that tasting cake was one of the best parts of wedding planning. And now I can say I agree…mostly. Maybe it’s because we scheduled all of our tastings within a few days or maybe it’s...
From: Wedding Bee | By: Miss Feather | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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I get it, in the world of tablets, these digital photo frames seem kind of limited. But even if you don’t want one for yourself, this could be a solid mother’s day gift. Both include IPS displays (1080p for the 13" model, 1024x768 for the 8"), VESA...
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You might not give much thought to the app that snaps all those photos on your phone, but you don’t have to stick with the tool Apple or Google (or Samsung or Sony) gives you—there are some fantastic third-party camera apps out there to help take...
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When your boss is away, it's time to play. Though most people strive fit the image of a perfect employee in the office, the second their boss goes out of town or takes a personal day, many employees let the laziness commence. See also: 21 frustrated...
From: Mashable | By: Nicole Gallucci | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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