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Swich – Stylish and Sustainable Smartphone Charger

Smartphone chargers are not, by a long margin,  noted for style.  But Swich – which is the near acronym for Smartphone Wireless Charger – delivers not only style but functionality in a single package.  The combination charger and stand means the devices can be displayed and used while it is charging.

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Innovative Still Life : Falling Recipes Photography

Many of us enjoy cooking and are familiar with typical recipes which list ingredients, perhaps show the cooking steps and feature the final cooked dish.  Berlin based designer Nora Luther  and photographer Pavel Beckers teamed up to create an innovative still life series called Recipes that’s certain to make us look at recipes differently from now on. 

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No Phone Service? You can Still Text with GoTenna

We are all so reliant on our mobile phones that it is a major problem when you do not have phone service. That happens frequently inside buildings or if you’re somewhere crowded where cell phone services are swamped.  Going abroad is yet another example unless you’re opting for expensive roaming charges.  Or cell phone towers may be down in the aftermath of a severe storm.

 

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Miniature Calendar Dioramas by Tanaka Tatsuya

There is likely no truer test of real creativity than the challenge of coming up with something unique every single day.  Creating delightful miniature calendar dioramas using model railway people is Japanese artist, Tanaka Tatsuya’s claim to fame.  He started his artwork on Miniature Calendar almost 4 years ago which means he has put together well over a thousand dioramas !

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Google’s 360 Panorama Photo Sphere App Now Available for iPhones

What took so long?  Google’s amazing 360 Panorama Photo Sphere app is  now available for iPhones.  The app allows you to take immersive 360 degree panoramic images which are then stitched together – street view style!   Once the process is launched, you just pan the view all around three times using the colored dots as guides. The second and third rotation is accomplished with the phone titled up and down.  Check out the video below and see how it is done!

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Illusional Art Photography by Dudi Ben Simon

It takes a highly imaginative  mind like Israeli creative director Dudi Ben Simon to look at every day objects and be able to come up with unique illusional art photography.  He explained how he got started,  “While sitting on the couch, I saw a pile of bowls on the counter,; it looked to me like a sleeve. The next day, I took a picture of it.”

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No More Video Shakes with the Elephant Steady

Taking video clips with smartphones is so convenient especially since most of us will have them with us while we are out.  But taking steadyvideo slips is another matter.  So the handheld  Elephant Steady is a great stabilizer accessory for stable movie making.  No more video shakes!

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Anatomy of Fireworks Photography by Andrew Waits

The earliest documented use of fireworks dates back to 7th century China where they were invented.  Ever since then, people have enjoyed seeing celebratory pyrotechnic shows all over the world.  But very few would have any idea what lies inside each firework  until Andrew Waits‘ anatomy of fireworks photography came along.

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The Selfie Toaster Serves Up Your Portrait for Breakfast!

Did you know the first ever selfie was taken way back in 1839?  Robert Cornelius (1809- 1893) was an American photography pioneer who created the first known picture of a human being. His self portrait was created using the daguerreotype process.  Fast forward to our time and the numerous ways in which one can take a selfie just got whackier.

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Associated Nostalgia Photography Series by Eugenia Maximova

Eugenia Maximova is a Bulgarian born freelance photographer who is now based in Vienna, Austria.  She first got into photography almost a decade ago after she lost her mother, a well known Bulgarian painter.  Photography helped her overcome her profound loss.

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