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26 Nov 08:40

Raspberry Pi's latest computer costs just $5

by Matt Brian
Over the years, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has enabled universities and hobbyists to create their own DIY computing projects with its affordable boards. But that doesn't mean it's stopping there. Today, the company unveiled its latest programmable c...
26 Nov 12:39


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26 Nov 16:39

Vintage Photographs

by cigarettefish
26 Nov 22:03

Tarantino explains why he thinks 70mm is better than digital

by Andrew Tarantola
Cooper Griggs

oh hell yes. Totally going to see this.

Famed film director Quentin Tarantino is well-known for his purist cinematic tastes and revelry of antique movie production techniques. His fondness for old-school cinema is on full display in his upcoming release, The Hateful Eight, which is being c...
26 Nov 22:20


27 Nov 08:28

DJI's MG-1 drone is water-resistant, dustproof.. and made for farming

by Mat Smith
Cooper Griggs


DJI's newest drone isn't its sexiest: it's a specialized, toughened agricultural drone. Yep, hard to get excited about unless you're a farmer perhaps, but the Agras MG-1 is dust-proof, water resistant and constructed from anti-corrosive materials. Sm...
27 Nov 05:00

Food Combinations

If anyone tries this on you, the best reply is a deadpan "Oh yeah, that's a common potato chip flavor in Canada."
27 Nov 18:23

A Perfectly Symmetrical Photo of a Kingfisher Diving for Prey, Nearly 6 Years in the Making

by Christopher Jobson

Licensed from Caters / Alan McFadyen

For the last 6 years, Scottish wildlife photographer Alan McFadyen spent an estimated 4,200 hours seeking the perfect shot: a symmetrical image of a kingfisher diving into its own refelection in search of prey. Last month, after 720,000 exposures he finally got it. McFadyen certainly snapped hundreds of other successful images along the way, but this particular photo—as it existed in his imagination—eluded him for years.

“Kingfishers dive so fast they are like bullets, so taking a good photo requires a lot of luck – and a lot of patience,” McFadyen told the Daily Mail. The difficulty is compounded by the fact that female kingfishers only rarely dive, so timing is essential.

McFadyen owns Scottish Photography Hides which rents out hides in pristine locations in Southwest Scotland for use by wildlife photographers. You can explore more of his photography on Flickr. (via PetaPixel)


25 Nov 20:12


by saripipicamasiripi
Cooper Griggs

more WTF?

25 Nov 21:11

Google Reader (1000+)

by weevil
25 Nov 21:19

4-east-corner-trellis.jpg 700×1054 pixels

by blankenship
25 Nov 22:23

Distortion auf Flickr - Fotosharing!

by m9dfukc
25 Nov 22:27

sup foo.jpg 510×408 pixels

by typersx
25 Nov 22:41

la petite mort

by lucious
26 Nov 00:00

pleatedjeans: Dog Helps Fire Department [video]

Cooper Griggs

no chainsaw?


Dog Helps Fire Department [video]

25 Nov 17:35

NASA installs the first mirror on the Hubble's replacement

by Andrew Tarantola
NASA announced on Wednesday that it had successfully installed the first of 18 mirrors on the new James Webb space telescope. The work took place at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland earlier this week.
25 Nov 18:00

ursulas-necklace: Beauty, Grace, elegance


Beauty, Grace, elegance

25 Nov 18:46

VW explains how it will fix its European diesel engines

by Andrew Tarantola
Cooper Griggs

Looks more like an air restrictor to me. That's got to be blocking at least 10-15% of the airflow, no?

Volkswagen released a short explainer video on YouTube Wednesday, outlining the measures needed to bring its line of EA 189 diesel engines back into compliance with EPA regulations. The EA 189s are the 1.6- and 2-liter diesel engines at the heart of...
25 Nov 05:32

togifs: Parkour!



25 Nov 06:09


24 Nov 21:07

Google will give $1 for special ed every time you use Android Pay

by Christopher Klimovski
After Android Pay's slow rollout throughout the US, it's finally available to everyone -- well, those with a compatible device anyway. In the spirit of giving (or trying to get more people using the service), Google has teamed up with DonorsChoose.or...
24 Nov 21:00


by (Kim LaCapria)
Cooper Griggs


A Facebook page mimicking Fox News published an odd, fabricated claim about a carnivorous "pot rabbit plague."
24 Nov 20:00

Google’s Co-Working Space in a Former Factory in Madrid

by Léa

Google a récemment ouvert son sixième Campus, espace de co-working, à Madrid pour les entrepreneurs et start-ups locaux. Ce lieu a été imaginé dans une ancienne usine de fabrication de batteries du XIXème siècle. Nous devons le design au bureau d’architecture Jump Studios, basé à Londres, qui avait également réalisé le premier Google Campus à Londres en 2012. L’aspect industriel du lieu a été conservé avec les larges fenêtres, les briques rouges et les poutres.

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24 Nov 19:45

good on ya REIjust got an email from REI with the subject line...

good on ya REI

just got an email from REI with the subject line “#OptOutside With Us This Friday“.

not only are they closing all their stores on black friday (in addition to thanksgiving), they’re also paying all their employees to take the day off.

i’m already an REI co-op member and big fan, this just makes me love ‘em all the more.

24 Nov 19:46

New Animated Portraits by Romain Laurent Explore Quirky Isolated Movements

by Christopher Jobson


French photographer and director Romain Laurent (previously here and here) started making portrait-based GIFs as a way to produce work outside his commercial jobs, a spontaneous project that would encourage him to produce consistently for himself rather than clients. Each GIF is simple in its concept—a snap of the finger, a twist of the hand—yet is elegant in its composition of muted colors and subjects often centered squarely in the frame. Although GIFs often incorporate the whole subject, Laurent’s work highlights one or two specific movements, isolating gestures rather than animating the whole image.

Laurent studied product design at the National School of Applied Arts in Paris before realizing photography was his medium of choice. Laurent nows works in New York City and has collaborated with clients such as Reebok, Hermes, Lacoste, Nissan, Google, and GQ. You can see more of his inventive portraits on his Tumblr, and access his GIFs directly on his Giphy page here.








24 Nov 11:23

Jeff Bezos beats Elon Musk's SpaceX in the reusable rocket race

by Steve Dent
Cooper Griggs


Blue Origin, the private space firm owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, has just dropped a huge, unexpected gauntlet in the race to develop a reusable rocket. It just launched its New Shepard space vehicle (video, below) consisting of a BE-3 rocket and cre...
24 Nov 18:23

The Ion Belt: 'sleek,' safe and 'stylish' portable charging

by Jon Fingas
Cooper Griggs

Or you could put some piezo tech in your shoes and charge as you walk.

Have you ever wanted to carry an external battery for your phone, but hated the thought of creating even the smallest bulge in your pocket? No? Well, someone decided to fill that niche anyway. Ion Tech Wear is crowdfunding the Ion Belt, a 3,000mAh po...
24 Nov 11:35

I'm Not Wordy™

by speero
24 Nov 16:37

An Ancient Chinese Ginkgo Tree Drops an Ocean of Golden Leaves

by Christopher Jobson


This towering ginkgo tree is located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains in China. Every autumn the green leaves on the 1,400-year-old tree turn bright yellow and fall into a golden heap on the temple grounds drawing tourists from the surrounding area. You can see more photos here and here. (via F*ck Yeah Chinese Garden)