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14 Facts About Mathew Brady

When you think of the Civil War, the images you think of are most likely the work of Mathew Brady and his associates. One of the most successful …

War

20 Photography Tricks You Should Know Before Taking a Photo

Not pleased with the quality of your photos?That's actually a good thing...If you're unhappy with your images, that usually means that you've got the …

13 Reasons to Believe Aliens Are Real

<b>In the good old days,</b> the arrival of UFOs on the front page of America’s paper of record might have seemed like a loose-thread tear right through the …

You Should Finally Learn To Solve a Rubik's Cube

It's easier than you might think and whole lot of fun.<p>When I got a Rubik's Cube for Christmas a large number of years ago, I did what any kid would: I scrambled it and set it aside. But although I don't know where it is now, the unfinished business haunted me for years. What with robots and …

This Auto Bracketing Technique Delivers Perfectly Exposed Photos Every Time (VIDEO)

One way to make sure you nail a perfectly exposed image under difficult lighting conditions is to bracket shots by making what you think is a …

What the Hell Is a Quantum Computer and How Excited Should I Be?

They will never sit on your desk, and they will most certainly never fit in your pocket. Today, they’re fragile, and need to be kept at temperatures …

Quantum Computing

Twisted light could make wireless data faster than fiber

It could be the key to bringing ultra-fast internet access to many people.<p>As fast as fiber optic lines have become, they're still hamstrung by one key limitation: you still need to transmit that data over wires, which limits where you can transmit and the affordability of the fastest connections. …

Telecoms

This Neural Network Can Generate Photorealistic Faces That Have Never Actually Existed

Technology company Nvidia just released this video and a paper detailing a new method of generating unique faces in which researchers pit two neural …

Deep Learning

JPEG vs. PNG: When and why to use one format over the other

In the world of digital imaging, there are two image formats that prevail above all else: JPEG (or JPG) and PNG.<p>At first glance, a single image shown …

Papua New Guinea

"Holy grail" microchip might surpass the power of the human brain

Photonic Synapses<p>Scientists at the University of Exeter have made a landmark breakthrough in the quest for the “holy grail” of computing: …

Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony?

Just about every AI advance you’ve heard of depends on a breakthrough that’s three decades old. Keeping up the pace of progress will require …

Deep Learning

Five Very Useful Photoshop Tricks You Might Not Have Known

Photoshop is tremendously complex and nuanced, and there are always techniques or entirely new features to be discovered. This helpful video will …

Nomenclature For Relatives Is Super Confusing, Here’s A Chart To Fix That

Most of us have had a few moments of doubt when trying to decipher just how we’re related to that daughter of our mother’s cousin or our grandpa’s brother’s son. Are they second cousins? Third cousins? What does “removed” even mean? Well, now there’s a handy chart.<p>Click to embiggen<p>The chart is …

10 Tips to Help You Grow as an Artist in Photography

Over the past few days, I’ve thought about what’s helped me become a better photographer over the years. It’s a constant journey, and developing as …

30 Time Management Tips For Work-Life Balance

Here are some time management tips you can use to help you get productive and stay balanced at work as well as outside the office.<p>Use whichever tips resonate with you. There should be something here you can put into action straight away. You might also find it useful to come back to these tips at a …

How to Download a Backup of All of Your Facebook Photos and Videos in a Few Easy Steps

Facebook may not be your main photo storage solution (at least we hope it’s not), but knowing how to download a backup of all the photos and videos …

Back to the Basics: ISO and Noise Explained

As photography technology continues to improve year in and year out, the ISO ranges we’re capable of pulling quality images from are getting truly …

Demystifying White Balance

White Balance (WB) is one of the most challenging camera settings for beginners to learn. White Balance can also be difficult to fix later when you …

Follow These 4 Easy Steps to Toughen Up Your Passwords

Brilliant move, using the same password on Gmail, Amazon, and that motorcycle forum! I've really enjoyed reading your email and taking over your bank …

Making Up for Having a Small Sensor

The world of photography is filled with true artists, astounding technology, and experts who can help you become the photographer you want to be. …

Raw Versus JPG – Why You Might Want to Shoot in RAW Format

If you have ever shared a photo by email, or posted one online, you might have seen a three or four-letter extension at the end of the file name that …

How Smartphones Have Unleashed Humanity's Creative Potential

Andy Gilmore<p><b>Look at your</b> smartphone. Think about the decisions you will make on it today. You may snag a dinner reservation, tell your spouse you're …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

Tutorials

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

Elon Musk takes on carbon with solar, battery bets

NEW YORK (AP) — The energy world is not keeping up with Elon Musk, so he's trying to take matters into his own hands.<p>Musk, chairman of the solar …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

7 Scientific Solutions for Annoying Little Problems

<i>Image via Wonderhowto.com</i><p><b>by Elizabeth Maine</b><p>Scientists are working to alleviate those maddening, irritating, altogether obnoxious things that can make …