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How to use channels to create masks in Photoshop – a comprehensive tutorial

If you are doing any kind of compositing or digital work that requires masking and object extraction you owe it to yourself to watch this video. …

Tutorials

Harvard's Popular Free Online Architecture Course Returns for 2018

The Harvard Graduate School of Design’s popular free online course, <i>The Architectural Imagination</i>, has returned for 2018, again offering anyone across …

Harvard

The Supra Is Back, But This Time It's A Toyota-BMW Collaboration

The Supra is back. Yes, the fast, cool-looking Toyota coupe that featured in the <i>Fast and Furious</i> movie series and was once quicker than a Porsche 911, but half the price, will make a long-awaited return after a 16-year hiatus. And given the fact that Toyota and BMW joined forces to co-develop the …

Supercars

Android Users: To Avoid Malware, Try the F-Droid App Store

In the early days of Android, co-founder Andy Rubin set the stage for the fledgling mobile operating system. Android’s mission was to create smarter …

Sean O'Brien

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and The Verge’s sister site <i>Recode</i>, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.<p>Speaking to <i>Recode</i>’s …

Artificial Intelligence

B&W ISO Showdown: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) vs. M Monochrom (M9) vs. M (Typ 240)

During my testing of the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) in NYC and New Orleans, I was blown away by the camera’s high ISO ability, so I wanted to …

Leica Cameras

Here are all the theories explaining the crypto market crash

LONDON — Bitcoin on Wednesday dropped below $10,000, almost 50% below its December peak, as the cryptocurrency market entered the second day of a sell-off.<p>Almost all major cryptocurrencies fell on Tuesday and the market slump has extended into Wednesday. The combined value of the more than 1,400 …

Cryptocurrency

Satya Nadella transforming Microsoft in a very big way: Anant Maheshwari

At Microsoft's Hyderabad campus, the tech giant's India president <b>Anant Maheshwari</b> turns a hardcore marketer. The US-based software firm is at the …

10 Lessons I Learned Shooting Video (as a Photographer)

Can a photographer shoot video as well? Here are some practical lessons I learned while shooting video and the cinematography for “The Undeniable …

3 huge colour trends for 2018

Before analysing the big colour trends of 2018, first we’ll consider the last year. Green had its year in 2017. Not only did Pantone stamp its seal …

Coca-Cola celebrates heritage with bespoke typeface

Coca-Cola has unveiled a new bespoke typeface for the first time in its corporate history. The geometric design is built for both physical and …

I tried the first phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor

And it felt uncannily natural<p>After an entire year of speculation about whether Apple or Samsung might integrate the fingerprint sensor under the display of their flagship phones, it is actually China’s Vivo that has gotten there first. At CES 2018, I got to grips with the first smartphone to have …

Tablets

Revising Our Price Estimate For Microsoft To $87

Microsoft reported strong growth in revenues in 2017. Based on the company’s performance in 2017 and its outlook for the next few years, we have revised our price estimate for Microsoft’s stock from $66 to $87, which is about in line with the current market price.<p>The 30% upward revision in our …

Microsoft SQL Server

7 Small bedroom designs by professional experts

The bedroom is typically a place to sleep and relax so honestly, you don't actually need that much space. The important thing is to make it the most …

7 Common Portrait Lighting Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

If you’re just getting started in studio portrait light, here’s a 12-minute video that may be helpful to you. Photographer Antti Karppinen shares 7 …

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.<p>Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their …

Nuclear Energy

The Most Anticipated Global Design Fairs for 2018

As we turn the page and get started on another new year, <b>Homedit is looking forward to a year of exciting new home decor discoveries</b>. A full schedule …

Furniture for the wanderlust

You know what I love about moving? The new city, the new experiences, new friends… You know what I hate about moving? The moving. Martin Gschwandtl …

Microsoft releases Q#, a language for writing quantum algorithms

Is your New Years' resolution to start writing quantum-computing algorithms as a side hustle? Hey, me too!<p>So I'm going to spend this weekend playing …

Quantum Computing

Brand new Galaxy S9 renders show the same ‘boring’ design

It’s finally 2018, which means it’s time to get really excited about this year’s new smartphones, especially if you’re an Android enthusiast. By the …

6 Reasons You Need a 135mm f/2 Lens

Image quality, weight and value for money. We have come to accept that most lenses are strong in only one or two of these three factors, which I …

Hong Kong eyes blockbuster China tech IPO queue, led by Xiaomi

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong bankers are eyeing a slew of blockbuster IPOs from Chinese technology firms with a total market capitalization of some $500 billion over the next two years, in a sharp contrast to 2017 - the city's worst year for raising equity in a decade.<p>If bankers' expectations …

What’s the Value of a Photograph?

I’ve been thinking — there are so many good photos and images now in the world. What is the practical benefit, or value of a photograph?MODERN …

Street Photography

What is the best cloud which can be used by an IoT hobbyist for free, or is it (Azure, AWS, Artik, Google Cloud) all the same?

The global network connectivity, affordable compute power combined with ironic insights make IoT valuable for enterprises and consumers. The …

Microsoft says it's time to kill off the password

No matter how many times people are warned, the most popular passwords are still terrible. They make it easy for hackers to steal identities and are …

Even more detailed Surface Phone renders shows a device ready for market

We posted some renders last night of a new Microsoft patent for a dual-screened computer which is likely Microsoft’s mythical Surface Phone.<p>While …

Windows phone refugees may not find asylum on iPhone

The demise of Windows 10 Mobile is approaching, and Windows phone users are considering their options.<p>What remains of the smartphone space is a …

Android Phones

Microsoft Considers Adding Python as an Official Scripting Language to Excel

Microsoft is considering adding Python as one of the official Excel scripting languages, according to a topic on Excel's feedback hub opened last …

Microsoft

Microsoft's Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon's Alexa, 25,000)

Microsoft's Cortana is lagging far behind Amazon's Alexa when it comes to available skills, and doesn't look to catch up any time soon.<p>There are …

This might be Microsoft's secret Surface notepad

A very intricate hinge and foldable displays<p>Microsoft has been rumored to be working on a foldable notepad-like device, much like the company’s Courier concept. A patent from earlier this year provided an outline for such a device, but a new patent has emerged this week with a lot more detail. The …

Satya Nadella