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This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

An Incredibly Useful Beginner's Photoshop Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop is the go-to photo editing and manipulation software available online, mainly used by professional photographers and designers. It …

Tutorials

Why There Are Diamonds on Tape Measures

In a perfect world, you could use the red marks to identify the placement of the studs. To locate a center between the studs, simply find the black …

Diamonds

A daily cup of coffee ends up costing a lot more than you think

Americans looking for ways to contribute to retirement funds can similarly look to their daily purchases — such as their morning cup of coffee — for potential savings, according to a Vanguard Blog for Advisors post by Frank Kinniry.<p>"By pocketing the $3.50 for coffee each day and investing it …

Retirement

4 Reasons Trump Was Right to Pull Out of the Paris Agreement

President Donald Trump has fulfilled a key campaign pledge, announcing that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.<p>The Paris …

10 Of The Best Cheat Sheets And Printables For Photographers

Cheat sheets are a simple and effective way to learn something and also to remind yourself about something. In this post we read some cheats which …

How to Use Graduated + Radial Filters in Lightroom

When editing photos in Lightroom, sometimes you don’t need to change the entire image. Use Radial and Graduated Filters to help drive focus in your …

Tutorials

What is Auto ISO and How to Use It

Did you know that most modern digital cameras have the ability to set ISO automatically? Back in the film days, you would drop a roll of film into …

Shutter Speed

Nail your focus every single time with this DIY lens calibration solution

Whenever I buy a new lens, I have to calibrate it and AF fine tune five different DSLRs. Two are my primary stills shooters, and three are for video. …

Woodworking

How Falling Stock Prices Can Make You Rich

How Falling Stock Prices Can Make You Rich<p>When Buying Ownership in Good Businesses, Stock Market Crashes Are Your Friend<p>Updated March 23, 2018<p>One of …

Investing

Find Your Birthday Hidden in Pi

March 14 is recognized across the math world as Pi Day, thanks to the resemblance of the date "3/14" to the first three digits of mathematics' most …

Mathematics

10 Photoshop Tricks to Fix Your Worst Photos

Starting out in Photoshop can be scary, especially if you’ve never used a graphics tool as robust as it. With a little effort anyone can learn to be …

State of Mobile Networks: USA February 2017

<i>OpenSignal</i> is back with another yearly investigation into the state of the major mobile networks in the US. The data looks at the 3G and 4G data speeds offed by the big four – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon – along with latency data and network availability. If you’re keen to know which is the …

Telecoms

How to Build a High-Functioning Swimming Pool

Every smart home deserves a smart pool<p>Throughout the arc of human history, man has known a few immutable truths.<p>Death is inevitable.<p>Happiness is …

Does your iPhone have a battery drain problem?

Worried you're not getting good battery life from your iPhone anymore? Here's how to test your hardware to find out if you have a battery drain …

Phones

AT&T launches Internet of Things starter kits for AWS and Raspberry Pi

AT&T has expanded the toolkit it offers developers to build the Internet of Things with the introduction of two new versions: one for those using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and another geared towards Raspberry Pi-like devices. The idea is to provide developers with the connectivity tools they need …

Check out all the smart home products at CES 2017 (so far)

Smart Homes

52 week photography challenge for 2017

The original Dogwood Photography 52 Week Challenge was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. …

Which programs should I install when setting up Windows 10?

My daughter has asked for a Windows laptop for Christmas, for schoolwork and games. I used to follow the same procedure when setting up a PC for the first time: I’d install AVG anti-virus, Zone Alarm, CCleaner, Spybot Search and Destroy etc. I’m a Mac user and haven’t set up a Windows machine for …

Software

Moving from R to Python: The Libraries You Need to Know

Moving from R to Python: The Libraries You Need to Know

Quick Tip: How to Fix Uneven Eyes in Photoshop

Here’s a quick how-to that will probably come in handy sometime down the road for every portrait photographer. Have you ever shot a portrait where …

A Creative Twist on Typical Basketball Portraits

It may come as no surprise that student athletes tend to get at least one portrait taken in their uniform. However, to add a little extra oomph and …

Nikon D800

Long Range Wi-fi Dish Antenna

THIS INEXPENSIVE WI-FI DISH ANTENNA OUTPERFORMS ALL OTHERS!<p>Presented here is a project showing how to convert common satellite TV antennas into high …

Wi-Fi

Portrait Photography Tip: How to Get Quality Candid Shots

If you’ve taken a portrait of someone, or even had your own portrait made, you understand how difficult it can be to feel comfortable in front of a …

Street Photography

10 must-have accessories for every Nikon DSLR owner

Whether you're thinking about getting a Nikon DSLR, you've just got one or are a long time user, there's a wealth of accessories out there to help …

Cameras

Photography Guide to Mastering Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed - Dam

When you learn photography, there comes a time when you want to move past the auto mode.<p>Switching to shooting in manual mode can be a daunting …

Landscape Photography