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15 Cool Smartphone Camera Tricks You Should Know

Some are helpful, some are neat, and some are just plain insane.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from …

Mobile Photography

Smartphone photography: 10 tips for getting that perfect profile pic

Want to get that perfect picture to share on social media?<p>CBC tech columnist Jamey Ordolis stopped by <i>North by Northwest</i> to provide some tips for …

Mobile Photography

10 Phone Accessories That Could Make You Insta-Famous

It’s hard to remember a world without Instagram, but it must have been a dark, scary place where our eggs Benedict didn’t get <i>nearly</i> the attention they deserved. And did we seriously wait for magazines to see what celebrity hairstyles would be the next big thing? Thankfully, the app has made it …

Mobile Photography

War of the ‘Star Wars’ Stars: The Dark Side of the Convention Circuit

The eye-opening documentary Elstree 1976 chronicles the plight of the Stars Wars background players battling for dollars on the convention …

Acquainted

Technology for the 10 billion: How tech will change the world by 2050

Introduction<p>The population of humans will rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the United Nations. That means extra …

Economics

Innovation in Smart Cities of the future - Part VI, New Technologies

The explosion of displays is visible to each of us at any time of the day. Cityscapes are more and more seeing the scattered presence of screens, …

Smart Cities

Engineering employers predict education system won’t keep up with technological change - Process & Control

<b>Demand for engineers continues to rise but over half (53%) of employers are struggling to recruit suitably skilled staff, says the 2015 Skills &</b> …

Education

START FAST AND FINISH EARLY

The racing yachts are sailing fast and frighteningly close. The crews on board lean forward, seemingly trying hard, with will-power and body posture, to help their boat accelerate.<p>The championship is on the line – only one boat will prevail. The weathered faces of the highly experienced skippers …

8 Amazing New Technologies Straight from Japan

One thing is certainly true about Japan: They know how to innovate when it comes to technology.<p>We recently returned from a trip across the world to …

Ellen DeGeneres takes us inside her pretty houses in 'Home'

'You think I’d know that number by now, wouldn’t you?” says<p>Ellen DeGenereswhen asked how many homes she’s bought and sold in Southern California since finding success as a comedian, actress and talk show host. “Let’s see…one, two, three…five…that’s eight…” she says, counting quietly aloud. “I guess …

Boston's Most Controversial Buildings Prove That Concrete Can Be Beautiful

Boston, city of charming Colonial-era brick rowhouses lining narrow cobblestone streets. Not exactly the place you’d expect to incubate a modern …

Do not try at home! Crazy pictures by 'urban explorers'

It's an unusual hobby known as urban exploration where photographers venture into abandoned or unused buildings and places to see what they can capture on camera. Have a look!

Photography

There Is Now A Kama Sutra Of Architecture

Italian artist Federico Babina has created a sort of Kama Sutra for buildings. The series, titled "Archisutra," imbues structures with the life of their inhabitants. This is not unlike his previous work -- which focuses on architecture and its connections to humanity -- but it is easily the sexiest.<p>…

Art

7 Exciting Things Will Happen When You Step Out From Your Comfort Zone

Are you at ease in your comfort zone, too scared to step outside even though you’d really like to? Or do you love excitement but need to know what …

19 Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable

When you are working "in" your business, it is very difficult to find time to work "on" it, let alone on yourself. However, failing to do so can be the difference between moving a business forward or not. If you ignore your own personal development, you run the risk of someone passing you by. It is …

Productivity

3 Signs You're (Probably) Spending Too Much Money

Don't let cash ruin everything around you.<p>Try as we might, making the right money moves isn't easy. But thanks to new research, finance experts are beginning to understand why. As Charlie Wells writes in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> today, it all comes down to three factors: whether we set realistic …

Personal Finance

Too many people are pretending to be rich

His mother- and father-in-law are in their early seventies and have virtually nothing put away for retirement. Before too long, they're going to be unable to work, and because his spouse is an only child, his in-laws are expecting that Tim's family will take them in.<p>On the other hand, Tim's parents …

Retirement

All cash deals are at an all-time high and that's a bad sign for the market

<b>The number of all cash corporate takeovers is at a worrying level (Trim Tabs)</b><p>Trim Tabs says cash takeovers in the US from May through October totaled $457.8 billion, the highest amount on record for a six-month stretch. The research firm notes the period of February 2007 through July 2007 was the …

Retirement

3 Bluntly Simple Personal Finance Advice That Work Miracles

I have never earned a lot, but I always had the money -- both for essential things and some random spending on things I like. Travels, for instance. Pursuing a location independent lifestyle, hobbies and a lifestyle business, rather than a soul-crushing corporate career.<p>Now before I move to …

Personal Finance

10 amazing playing cards designs

Playing cards are an ancient way of staying entertained, whether they're used for friendly competitions or in high stakes gambling. The four famous …