Stefano Unterthiner Photography : Animals Face to Face Colt + Rane Stefano Unterthiner Photography : Animals Face to Face The Adaption to My Generation (a daily photo project) — JK Keller – c 7 11 23 A chronological sampling from the project 17 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (Part 7) Salvador Dali's Melting Train Tracks These funhouse-mirror railroad tracks are a reminder that Mother Nature pretty much laughs at the things we build. What you're seeing is the aftermath of a recent earthquake in New Zealand. We feel sorry for those two guys in orange who apparently have been tasked with re-straightening the tracks with their bare hands. Hey, Pretty Impressive Mural! This would be an impressive feat even if this church was just a painting on the side of the cliff face. It's the Hermitage of St. So, yeah, good job to whoever hauled all those bricks up there. Spider Goat, Spider Goat ... While we're on the topic of amazing feats of Italians, we present the Alpine ibex, seen here casually scaling the Cingino Dam in Italy and openly defying all laws of physics. The only thing these goats give less of a shit about than gravity are the fences you build to try to keep them in. There's No Feeling Like Falling Into a Sinkhole The "Duplicate Region" Button is Stuck
Rainforest Wildlife Photography: A Tribute to Guido Sterkendries Guido Sterkendries is a daring wildlife photographer. He challenges gravity and does things that normal photographers lack the adrenalline for. Dangling from the highest trees in the rainforests of Panama and Brazil, the Belgian photographer seeks rare wonders of nature that haven’t been captured on camera before. He spends up to two weeks in a specially constructed canopy that allows him to get closer to his subjects. He is, for sure, one man who will have what stories to tell at retirement, as a real-life Tarzan of photography. Despite the risky climbings he does, he manages to stay motivated and be very active as an artist and ecologist. Golden Frogs In the amazing rainforests of Panama the daring photographer Guido Sterkendries found an almost extinct species: the golden frogs. Armored Grasshopper The trip to the exotic parts of the world wouldn’t be really worth it without capturing the wonders of nature. The Tree Frog’s Trill Unusual Caterpillar Red Eye Tree Frog Walking Mating
honeybee137LK The Benefits of a Change in Routine | Han of Harmony I love routines because they are convenient. They help me to get something done without much thought or effort on my part. This means that I can conserve my energy for more important matters. But routines are a double-edged sword. While they have their uses, an overreliance on them will cause us to be stuck in a rut. To avoid this situation, it is beneficial to changes our routines from time to time. Increased Creativity A routine is a tried and true method of getting a task done. You do not need to strain yourself to be creative. Inspired Living Routines keep me within my comfort zone where it is safe and familiar. Thankfully, the world is much larger than our comfort zones. Mastery of Changes As I mentioned earlier, routines make tend to make me sluggish. Changes are the only constant in life. 5 Simple Changes in Routine Having said all that, changing your routine does not entail huge upheavals that will upset your life. Personally, I prefer simple changes to my routine. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
A Father Who Creatively Captures His Kids (20 photos) If there was a prize that could be given out to the most creative father, I'd hope that it was awarded to Jason Lee. A wedding photographer by day, he's used to capturing some of the most important moments in a couple's lives. As a longtime fan of Jason's photos on Flickr however, I think the real magic happens when he turns the camera onto his daughters. Sure, his children are adorably cute in their own right, but that's not what makes his photos so interesting. It's when he puts his own spin on their everyday moments that we not only get to experience our own childhood again, we're able to see a father's pride shine through. I was able to get in touch with Jason to ask him a few questions. Q: How did you get into photography? Q: How do you come up with such creative photos of your daughters? Q: How has being on Flickr helped you with your business? Q: Any inspirational stories you'd like to share? Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring photographers? Q: Any quotes you live by?
2.2 Platform Highlights The Android 2.2 platform introduces many new and exciting features for users and developers. This document provides a glimpse at some of the new user features and technologies in Android 2.2. For more information about the new developer APIs, see the Android 2.2 version notes. New User Features Home Exchange support Camera and Gallery Portable hotspot Multiple keyboard languages Improved performance New Platform Technologies Media framework New media framework (Stagefright) that supports local file playback and HTTP progressive streaming Continued support for OpenCore in Android 2.2 Bluetooth Voice dialing over Bluetooth Ability to share contacts with other phones Support for Bluetooth enabled car and desk docks Improved compatibility matrix with car kits and headsets 2.6.32 kernel upgrade HIGHMEM support for RAM >256MB SDIO scheduling and BT improvements New Developer Services Android Cloud to Device Messaging Android Application Error Reports New Developer APIs Apps on external storage Graphics
Android 2.2 is official: FroYo’s features and phones revealed « Icrontic Tech UPDATE (5/25/2010, 3:29 PM EDT): Is your phone eligible for Android 2.2? Find out in our guide to compatible phones! As expected, Google officially introduced Android 2.2 today at their I/O developer conference in California. The new release adds a number of widely-speculated features, including performance enhancements for applications, WiFi tethering and official support for storing applications on a phone’s microSD card. Supporting devices Google has confirmed that late model devices like the HTC Nexus One, Motorola Droid, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Desire and HTC Incredible are scheduled to get the update soon. However, no mention was made of older devices like the Hero, Eris or Moment, all of which likely hit the end of their rope with recent updates to Android 2.1; future updates to these phones appear to depend on the efforts of the homebrew ROM community. UPDATE: We reported that the Nexus One would be eligible for an OTA update to FroYo today based on an initial report from Phonescoop.
Android 2.2 (Froyo) features It sounds like a beta version of Android 2.2 (Froyo) is out in the wild for testing -- and it has some interesting features that I'm sure Android users will find interesting. The new version of the operating system will be available on the Nexus One, and quite possibly Verizon phones in late May -- my guess will be on the same day as Google I/O (May 19). This version of Android will feature lots of bug fixes, as well as some great additions. The new features will include: JIT Compiler This is huge. Automatic App Updates For both application developers, and users, this feature will make a big difference. As a user, it takes more effort than needed to keep your applications up to date. FM Radio This one is cool. Well, it sounds like Google will be enabling FM radio in the latest version of Android. New Linux kernel New versions of things like this are good for several reasons -- Security, stability, performance, etc. Flash 10.1 Support Apple has been ignoring flash like it doesn't exist.
Android phones will soon store apps on SD cards It's amazing to me that the Android OS still doesn't offer the ability for users to store applications on the SD card. In fact, I had to do a bunch of research before even writing this quick post, since I'm still in shock that the feature / ability is still not shipping, nor has an official timeline been released. With the above in mind it's with pleasure that I mention some news that came out on April 30th, and has since seen just a bit more information get added to it. It seems that after much complaining, a Google employee finally visited Issue 1151, which is related to not being able to store apps on SD cards, and changed the status to FutureRelease. Apologies, but I'm not permitted to disclose scheduling information - suffice to say it's coming soon :) Sorry for being vague, and thank you for your continued patience - I sincerely appreciate it. It looks like the days of deleting apps to make room for more apps is numbered on the Android platform.
Solar Storm Warning + Play Audio | + Download Audio | + Historia en Español | + Join mailing list March 10, 2006: It's official: Solar minimum has arrived. Sunspots have all but vanished. Solar flares are nonexistent. The sun is utterly quiet. Like the quiet before a storm. This week researchers announced that a storm is coming--the most intense solar maximum in fifty years. That was a solar maximum. Right: Intense auroras over Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1958. Dikpati's prediction is unprecedented. The key to the mystery, Dikpati realized years ago, is a conveyor belt on the sun. We have something similar here on Earth—the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt, popularized in the sci-fi movie The Day After Tomorrow. Above: Earth's "Great Ocean Conveyor Belt." The sun's conveyor belt is a current, not of water, but of electrically-conducting gas. Enter the conveyor belt. "The top of the conveyor belt skims the surface of the sun, sweeping up the magnetic fields of old, dead sunspots. Right: The sun's "great conveyor belt."
The most isolated man on the planet. - By Monte Reel The most isolated man on the planet will spend tonight inside a leafy palm-thatch hut in the Brazilian Amazon. As always, insects will darn the air. Spider monkeys will patrol the treetops. That description relies on a few unknowable assumptions, obviously, but they're relatively safe. He's an Indian, and Brazilian officials have concluded that he's the last survivor of an uncontacted tribe. It's meant to be a safe zone. History offers few examples of people who can rival his solitude in terms of duration and degree. Certainly other last tribesmen and -women have succumbed unobserved throughout history, the world unaware of their passing. Advanced societies invariably have subsumed whatever indigenous populations they've encountered, determining those tribes' fates for them. A few Brazilians first heard of the lone Indian in 1996, when loggers in the western state of Rondônia began spreading a rumor: A wild man was in the forest, and he seemed to be alone.