Amazon makes changes to stop Alexa from randomly laughing at users

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Several people who own Amazon Echo speakers have reported a strange bug: The Alexa voice assistant has been laughing for apparently no reason. Some users on Twitter and Reddit say the outbursts have been entirely spontaneous. Others have said that Alexa has laughed after being asked to turn on the lights — and may have misheard the … Continue reading Amazon makes changes to stop Alexa from randomly laughing at users

Streets: Banksy (New York)

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Taking his turn at one of the most highly regarded mural walls in the United States, Banksy (or Borf on his behalf, as mentioned in some media) decided to paint an explicit, politically charged piece. With almost no references to his previous or recognizable work, without any hidden messages or beating around the bush, he revealed the new piece on his official Instagram:

Magical rainbow roads by Daniel Mercandantes ©

Magical Rainbow Roads by Daniel Mercandantes

Photographer and filmmaker Daniel Mercadante know how to bring colours and magic to dull landscapes. He is painting rainbow pathways using light and long exposure that he then captures on camera. Could you imagine where those lit and colourful roads could lead you?

Horst P. Horst, Dress by Mainbocher, 1936

Chicago weather by Neal Kumar

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Get into Black and White Street Photography – Tips & Tutorials

Black and White Street Photography It’s classic and it sets the style of a former time, black and white street photography brings up powerful images that sometimes have that status because of the lack of color. The mono tones tell us something different about the scene, leaving other things to the imagination, things we may … Continue reading Get into Black and White Street Photography – Tips & Tutorials

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Color Inspiration: Sensational Street Art Featuring Every Shade

We’ve all been there. Walking down the road, enjoying an outdoor stroll when the weather if fine, or driving along on our ways to our next destination, when we’re literally stopped in our tracks by stunning—and colorful—improvisational artistry. Source: Color Inspiration: Sensational Street Art Featuring Every Shade

Americans at Work: Philadelphia's Municipal Offices (27 photos)

This week, our Americans at Work photo essay features photographs of the daily lives and spaces of workers in Philadelphia's Municipal Offices, made by photographer Ryan Collerd : “When this project was first described to me as a look into the modern American office I thought of Philadelphia’s municipal offices because of the challenges American … Continue reading Americans at Work: Philadelphia's Municipal Offices (27 photos)

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Rain Animation – soothing meditative quality.

Rain Animation Effect Check out the new effect I have created with the Adobe Muse rain widget from the creative team at MuseFree. We love to use the amazing tools and widgets and adapt them for use in our design projects. This effect reminds me how much I love the city in the rain.  While … Continue reading Rain Animation – soothing meditative quality.

Cool Illustrations to Inspire

Illustrations to inspire Illustrations and imagery inspire my designs. Visuals help website users retain ideas, words and concepts.  The following are a selection of illustrators that excite and stimulate my creativity. Linesandcolors  Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts Bunch of Grapes , Andrew Way … Continue reading Cool Illustrations to Inspire