I start the New York Times Crossword every day (I can't always finish) and have often fantasized about throwing down with the real puzzle masters at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Photographer Rufus Mangrove was there last weekend, and his artful shots of the event make it look like a blast.
A lawyer in Geneva, NY, David Whitcomb, was remolding a three-story building he'd bought downtown when he found a plastered-over attic. Upon poking his head into it, he saw a bunch of photographs, photo equipment, and related materials from the late 1800s/early 1900s. Among the photographs he recovered are portraits of suffragette Susan B. Anthony,… READ THE REST
Belgian photographer Niki Colemont considers squirrels "the perfect models," so he takes weeks setting up fanciful shots with wild squirrels. He gets his shots in camera and does not manipulate them in Photoshop. It shows why he was a National Geographic 2019 finalist photographer. He has an amazing backstory, too! Image: YouTube / 60 Second… READ THE REST
The Getty has digitized 60,000 Ed Ruscha photos as 12 Sunsets, a 35-year exploration of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. In 1966, decades before the origins of Google Street View, artist Ed Ruscha published a photobook called Every Building on the Sunset Strip. Via Getty: Using a motorized camera mounted on the back of a… READ THE REST
Back in the days when everybody was a smoker, lighters were everywhere. And, since they were in the hands of millions of people basically all the time, it wasn't uncommon to see a smoker absent-mindedly flicking the lighter cap open and closed over and over again, or zipping a lighter around between their fingers while… READ THE REST
A North Carolina radiology company is now using artificial intelligence to identify breast cancer cases faster. Meanwhile, a Mexican startup says they've figured out how to use AI to help better find employees who will fit a company's unique culture. And, there's even a new study to, once again, reinforce what every Terminator movie ever… READ THE REST
The advent of the smart home is happening behind an almost glacially slow encroachment. You get a smart bulb here, maybe a smart thermostat there, then your new TV comes with some smart features built right in. We all have visions of our fully integrated smart home of the future operating something like JARVIS from… READ THE REST