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Olympus has announced the Japan-only release of the Stylus 1s, a successor to its Stylus 1 enthusiast compact camera. Maintaining almost all of the same hardware as the Stylus 1, the Stylus 1s offers an OM-D based design with a fixed lens and provides some software upgrades. …read more
Looks like Ritchey’s expanding their steel mountain bike collection with the new Timberwolf. It’s not the first time… …read more
This Colorado stepdad is a real champ. For the last 3 years he’s been creating fantastic costumes for his wheelchair bound stepson, who’s now 6 years old. Each costume took around 15-30 hours to complete using just cardboard, duct tape and …read more
Larisa Dannis is a 27 year old woman who just won the USA 50 Mile Road Championship this past Sunday. Four years ago she was a recreational runner and now she averages 7:11 per mile for 50 miles. What’s her secret to success? Heart rate training. …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. John Palmer, Executive Producer of the famous Coolangatta Gold competition in Australia has plenty of lifesaving superstars to choose from for this year’s television broadcast to be shown on Fox Sports Australia and Universal Sports in the …read more
Just before Eurobike we had a chance to visit the team behind new component company B|Labs in their headquarters at… …read more
Just in time for Halloween, Smithsonian has put together a “Grave Atlas,” a virtual tour of the final resting places of 50 famous—and infamous—historical figures. Scroll down to explore, or type in a name, and find out all about the life and …read more
This incredibly detailed illustrated cross-section of Hong Kong’s notoriously overcrowded Kowloon Walled City (previously) was created by Japanese researchers shortly before the enclave was torn down in 1993. The map can be viewed in full size in the book, Large Illustrated Kowloon City, by Kowloon City …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. “We had 5 ocean swims in the inaugural [Seal Beach] Sea Monkey Challenge during October,” said Sea Monkey Doug Garland. “The first question people ask us is always about the water temperature. The …read more
Well known headshot photographer Peter Hurley has teamed up with respected psychologist Anna Rowley to develop a way for people to overcome their fear of being in front of a camera.
The pair call this research and application Psyphotology, a clever wordplay on psychology and photography. Their hope …read more
On October 31, 2014, Nevada turns 150 years old! Celebrate this milestone and the great state of Nevada by exploring and enjoying the state’s vast public lands, including Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Who knows, you may catch a glimpse of Nevada’s state reptile, the desert tortoise, or the …read more
Ear plugs make me a little queasy. Even those fitted with a painted acrylic AT-AT. Though if you’re going to stretch a 1″ hole in the middle of your earlobe, it would probably be my #1 choice of things to fill it with. Followed by a Death Star and R2-D2.
Ojingo …read more
We hear it all the time – “how do I get sponsored?” If you’ve been thinking that or… …read more
For the past 13 years, street artist and illustrator David Zinn has been making his neighborhood a little bit brighter with temporary art. His whimsical chalk art uses the sidewalk, brick buildings, and cement walls as canvases for his little creatures to come to life. …read more
Portland, Oregon-based artist Tom LaBonty transforms kitschy thrift store figurines into wonderfully twisted creations. He draws his inspiration from black metal, horror, goth and Halloween influences.
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A Canadian judge has ordered Google to pay a Montreal woman for the violation of her privacy after she found an embarrassing photograph of herself on Google Street View. Google’s automated cameras had captured the woman sitting on her doorstep, leaning forward with a portion of her cleavage exposed.
The …read more
The saying might not be “as American as ‘pumpkin pie’ ,” but it might as well be. With autumn comes the wafting scent of the famous desert, along with a growing cornucopia of pumpkin based creations, from sweet treats to alcoholic drinks. Not everything is making our …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Jonathan Goldsmith is a model who is featured in “the world’s most interesting man” ad campaign that first began appearing in the United States in 2006. The fictional hero of the Most Interesting …read more
Paul Reubens takes us back to Pee-wee’s Playhouse …read more
As you stitch the last threads of your kid’s (or your own) Halloween costume, I urge you to put on this hour-long special from 1970. It’s Vincent Price performing four Edgar Allen Poe stories, solo. Truly brilliant, creepy, and engrossing. Enjoy:
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Even trace amounts of arsenic in drinking water may increase the risk of heart disease, researchers have found. …read more
As more and more cameras make their way into smartcamera territory, there are countless DSLRs that could very easily get left in the dust.
But that won’t be the case if Lumera Labs has its way, thanks to Lumera, a clever little device that connects your DSLR to your …read more
Neil Cicierega (previously) does a great job of breaking down the various fictional alien races from the Star Wars and Star Trek universes in his two most recent videos. According to Cicierega, not much is known about the unknown race …read more
After last week’s Nikon Coolpix A price drop, the deal got even sweeter today – the DF-CP1 optical viewfinder ($396.95 value) is now included for free – see the listings at B&H.
Grey market Coolpix A cameras are now down …read more
DxO has taken the wraps off its OpticsPro 10, the latest software version that brings with it, among other things, DxO ClearView for correcting atmospheric haze. Joining the new feature are some improvements to the software, not the least of which is enhanced noise reduction promised to trump competing products, …read more
Seemingly coming out of no where, Nicholi Rogatkin has blown up in a big way. In his rookie… …read more
In describing his Belt Scooter, Hungarian student Adam Torok talks about humans’ physical need to move around, the invention of the combustion engine, the independence of owning a car, and some mumbo jumbo pertaining to the environment and virtual movement on the Internet. What he doesn’t say so much about …read more
Garrett McNamara will be facing the Nazaré winter giants with a new surfboard made entirely out of Portuguese cork.
The Hawaiian daredevil is back in Europe with groundbreaking innovations. A joint venture between Mercedes-Benz, Corticeira Amorim and Polen Surfboards gave birth to a cork missile.
One year after announcing the spectacular “MBoard …read more
Doctors make mistakes, but they don’t like to talk about them, writes Susan Gubar, who suffered from medical mistakes made during surgery to remove ovarian cancer. …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Cecil Gordon M.D. (standing on boat in middle of 3 officials on left) has a quiet, professional demeanor that is well-suited for his role as one of the leading pool and open …read more
Artist Scott Cummins creates remarkably detailed pumpkin sculptures of pop culture characters. Cummins focuses almost exclusively on the pumpkin’s rind, carving three-dimensional renderings that maintain detail when illuminated from within. Among his recent works: a fantastic sculpture of Davy Jones from The Pirates of the …read more
Downsizing is becoming a priority for many in this new economic reality, and while the innovative Taku-Tanku home by the company Stereotank, may not be adequate as a permanent residence, it does make for a very sustainable cabin or tent alternative. Once assembled, it is even light enough to be …read more
While most horror movies are complete works of fiction, the genre occasionally offers up stories that are based on terrifying and jaw-dropping real-life events. …read more
Digital picture frames seemed like a brilliant idea about six or seven years ago. But the low-res screens, clunky interfaces and lack of any sort of standard operational platform left them to be a fairly niche market floundered when it arrived into the world.
Fireside is a small start-up that’s …read more
Kai Lenny is the 2014 Stand Up World Tour champion. The Hawaiian waterman secured a back-to-back title in a dramatic season finish, at La Torche, France.
Drama, tension, tears and joy. Lenny watched from the beach as Zane Schweitzer put an end to Caio Vaz’s world title hopes in the quarterfinals …read more
Fiber Madness at the Palos Verdes Art Center
October 10 to November 16th, 2014
5504 West Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 310 541 2479
Installation view of hand-knit superhero costumes in exhibition “SWEATERMAN: Mark Newport,” on view at the Palos Verdes Art Center through November 16. Photograph by Monica Orozco, courtesy of the …read more
If you’re a fan of DIY, you might want to check out the Bamboobee Bike’s BIY kit. Designed… …read more
It takes a love of nature, a lot of patience, and very steady hands to create work like Michael Grab’s balanced stones. The Boulder Colorado-based artist (covered previously) spends long meditative hours in the woods, finding stones large and small, and …read more
A new report from a Loma Linda University biostatics professor reveals that African-Americans are exonerated at a slower rate than any other race in the country. The HuffPost reported that according to Professor Pamela Perez’ data, blacks who are exonerated after a wrongful conviction have served an average of 12.68 …read more
One more reason you don’t mess with Grandpa. This Ka-Bar powder-coated aluminum cane supports both a bad right knee and a wicked righthand swing. The walking stick flawlessly doubles as a self defense tool…presuming you know how to wield it and don’t, say, inadvertently crack your own self in the …read more
An abundance of sunny skies and mild temperatures make fall an ideal time of the year to visit Valley of Fire State Park. The Park has a wide array of events and guided hikes scheduled for the month of November. November 1: Fire Wave Trail Guided Hike Take this 1.5-mile …read more
British photographer Max Ellis captured these wonderful images of a sneaky squirrel attempting to spirit away a jack-o’-lantern from his backyard. In doing so, the furry rodent amusingly holds the pumpkin in such a way that it appears that he’s using the gourd as a make-shift Halloween …read more
The Canon 1D C is a cinema DSLR that’s geared towards video recording. But just because it was built for filmmaking doesn’t mean its value to still photographers is diminished. In fact, it can be the complete opposite, as photographer Michele Clentano demonstrates in a two-part video series …read more
Even the most worldly people sometimes come across words they aren’t sure how to pronounce. It’s a state of not-knowing that is fraught with anxiety and insecurity. No one wants to be caught out in an embarrassing pronunciation blunder. Luckily, the internet is there to help. If you Google …read more
Andrew & Deena Kastor a few years ago, photo by PhotoRun.net The Magic of Mammoth is a series, written by Cait Chock on the second era at the city of Mammoth, California and the emergence of the ASICS Mammoth Track Club. Andrew & Deena Kastor.Deena Kastor had told me earlier …read more
It isn’t every day that a mountain bike super hero calls you up to go for a ride…. …read more
Singularity University presents Summit Europe, a two-day conference in Amsterdam to explore upcoming, game-changing technologies and their imminent implications for businesses and entrepreneurs. Embrace tomorrow, launch today—apply now! There’s an ancient… read more …read more
Not sure what to do with your weekend? We’ve got you covered. Every Thursday we bring you the happenings going on all over the Valley. If you have an event that you’d like to see on this list, please submit it to our community calendar here!
It’s been awhile since …read more