Alex Townley

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Microsoft Shouldn't Ditch The Xbox One Kinect

When the Xbox One was first announced, Microsoft wasn’t prepared for the consumer backlash.<p>Policies like locked-down used games sales and an online requirement had people up in arms, and not without reason.<p>The tech giant backtracked, removing the used games restrictions and the online requirement …

Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.<p>But could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?<p>The science geeks over at the American Chemical Society made a little video that breaks down …

This One Amazing Secret Gmail Feature Just Blew Our Minds

Up is down. Black is white. And Gmail just blew our minds.<p>Thanks to HuffPost US, we just learned a fact that totally changed our perspective on the …

No more nagging: 5 apps for sharing tasks at home

In my household, my husband’s the planner and I’m the procrastinator. And while that combination hasn’t been too tricky to navigate for most of our …

[New App] Chegg Hits Android To Help You Hit The Books

You like to learn stuff? That fancy book learnin' don't come cheap though, right? Well, the new Chegg app on Android could make it a little more …

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15 best weather apps and weather widgets for Android

Knowing the weather is something that we all pretty much need to know. Smartphone weather apps and weather widgets have been steadily improving over the years. They work better, have more detailed and accurate information, and the weather widgets look better with whatever theme you happen to be …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

Get the Ubuntu lock screen on your Android

Android devices are great for those who love personalization. For instance, if you want to change the theme of your home screen and menus, an app can easily do that for you. And if you ever get bored of the current lock screen, it can be changed to look like a different Android version or even a …

Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …

3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical Aspect Landscapes and 6 Tips on How to Shoot Them

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography eBook. The majority of landscape images are photographed in the horizontal …

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Using Light Painting Photography to Create Ethereal Scenes

Viewers of Jason D. Page‘s light paintings often assume his artwork is the result of Photoshop trickery. But Page captures his colorful, dream-like …

Trick Photography eBook and Video Course

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …

Appsi Adds Plugins And Customization To The Holo-Style Swipe-Out Sidebar Launcher

The latest trend in Android user interface modifications is the gesture-based meta-launcher, a way of quickly launching and switching between huge …

10 Hidden Features of the GALAXY S4

What’s the first thing you did when you got a new GALAXY S4? Race home and play around until you think you’ve uncovered all the features? We’re …

What Are “Stops” in Digital Camera Settings?

Probably one of the most misunderstood terms in beginner photography is <b>“stop.”</b> Imagine hearing, “I need three stops of brightness. Stop up the ISO …

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How to Capture Really Sharp Photos

One of the most frustrating experiences for a photographer is to get home from a photo trip with some great images only to find that some of the …

Your Nepal Trekking Photos

PetaPixel Turns Four Years Old

PetaPixel turns four years old today. As the blog continues to grow at a healthy clip, we’re slowly looking to expand our team of writers. Just last …

How To Photograph Dragonflies

A Guest Contribution by Steve Berardi from PhotoNaturalist. Dragonflies are among the most photogenic insects. They usually have bright contrasting …

Dramatic Timelapse Photography Showing the Futuristic Side of Dubai

Much has been said about Dubai’s ultra-modern architecture and the crazy pace of the city’s development. Construction projects that range from the …

How to Use ISO Settings in Digital Photography

ISO should be one of the easiest aspects of digital photography to master, but many beginners in photography still have a hard time understanding …