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42 Megapixels of Garbage: An Unconventional Review of the Sony a7R II

The 42MP Sony a7R II has got to be one of the most anticipated camera systems in the history of cameras, and for good reason.<p>Over the years, I’ve had …

Coca-Cola

What do software engineers who earn $500,000 a year do?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What kind of jobs do software engineers who earn $500k per year do?</i> <i>Answer by Amin Ariana, Innovation Growth Engineer.</i><p>Disclosure: I’m an ex-Googler. This answer does not represent the company.<p>The premise of the question is somewhat misguided in that there …

Gender

5 Documentaries That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

While books, articles, and workshops are all great places to gain knowledge and insight, sometimes you just need to sit back and watch something inspiring and informative on Netflix.<p>If you are anything like me, you're always looking for ways to become a better and more efficient entrepreneur. While …

Thought Leadership

These 12 startups died in Q2. Here’s why and how

We learned today that cleaning services startup Homejoy will be shutting down at the end of July. The company was facing funding challenges, and was plagued by four lawsuits over whether Homejoy workers should be classified as contractors or employees.<p>Lots of startups have similar stories. Couldn’t …

Here are the 6 things Warren Buffett considers when making an investment

We are eager to hear from principals or their representatives about businesses that meet all of the following criteria:<p>1) Large purchases (at least $75 million of pre-tax earnings unless the business will fit into one of our existing units),<p>2) Demonstrated consistent earning power (future …

10 Reasons You Don't Need a DSLR

Rainbow Photography: Capturing the Colors of a Rainbow Through Your Lens

Catching the colors of a rainbow is a magical experience but rainbow photography can be quite tricky.<p>Photo by K.Narloch-Liberra<p>A rainbow is formed …

Landscape Photography

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

Why Is Canada Winning The Drone Race?

In the push to get commercial drone operations off the ground, America has fallen far behind.<p>For one shot in the upcoming movie <i>Age of Adaline</i>, starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford, a camera drone hovered at 2 feet off the ground, then soared up to 125 feet. The dramatic shot wouldn’t have been …

4 Ways to Use Image Stacking to Create Better Images

Since the beginning of the digital age in photography, stacking images has become much more common than it used to be earlier. But what are the …

These are the 25 most economically powerful cities in the world

CityLab and the the Martin Prosperity Institute have teamed up to compile a new ranking of the 25 most economically powerful cities in the world today.<p>They've based it on four major factors: Overall economic clout, equity and quality of life, financial power and global competitiveness. Their …

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

3 Simple Equations All Investors Should Know

You might be wasting money on high fees in your 401(k) or chasing the wrong stocks. This easy math will bring you back down to earth.<p>Whether you love …

Investing

7 Simple Maintenance and Care Tips to Keep Your Digital Camera in Great Shape

Camera bodies, lenses and accessories are significant investments that require care. They start the day with us at sunrise, finish at sunsets and …

Cleaning

Creating Contrast with Flash: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey: AdoramaTV

Landscape Photography Tips

The best light is during dawn and dusk. That’s when the light is warm, the sun is in the frame, and the mood is just beautiful. However, depending on …

Landscape Photography

Google’s Titan drones to take flight within months

Search company pushes plans to launch a fleet of high-altitude atmospheric satellites to provide internet access<p>Google will be conducting test flights of its first drones this year after purchasing unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer Titan Aerospace.<p>The drones will be used as atmospheric …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial - live blog

Join us for live action, discussion and debate during Channel 4’s TV experiment into the effects of cannabis, including hashish and skunk injested in a controlled environment<p>11.42pm GMT<p>Right. So there we have it. The main findings seemed to be that skunk users heard more voices where they weren’t …

I made 2 tweaks to my sister's 2009 iMac and now it runs like a brand new machine

I replaced the old hard drive that came with the computer with a snazzy new SSD, or solid state drive. Solid state drives are much faster — and that tweak alone will completely change your computing experience.<p>Right after I went through that process, my sister reached out to me with an obvious …

Photographer Proposes by Flashing the Big Question Onto His Girlfriend’s Portrait Backdrop

Three years ago, photographer Marvin Lewis and his then-girlfriend-of-5-years Amanda Marie began an annual tradition of doing a photo shoot on their …

Photography

6 skills that all extraordinary entrepreneurs have

Some of these creators have started businesses that generate more than $1 billion in revenue every year.<p>Crisscrossing the country, I spent hours interviewing creators in technology, retail, energy, health care, media, mobile applications, biotechnology, real estate, travel, and hospitality, working …

How to Compose Portrait Photographs for Best Results

Composing the right frame when it comes to portraits may sound like an easy task, but when you take into consideration that you’ll need to have the …

United States Will Sell Armed Drones To Other Nations

Nope, nothing scary at all about exporting unmanned bombers<p>This week the United States announced that, for the first time, it will sell armed drones to select allied nations. Over the past decade, drones have become something of a poster child for America’s war on terror. While selling Predators …

The 25 best alternatives to Photoshop

Photograph: Pixelmator<p>Pixelmator is one of the best for OS X.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/18/1424278316127/c3e6056c-6d1f-4c5f-8cf6-8892eefd5f20-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Pixelmator<p>Pixelmator is one of the best for OS …

Photography

23 useful things you can make with a 3-D printer

3-D printers have built houses, produced food, and generated all sorts of surprising objects. But they're not just for hobbyists and large-scale projects.; 3-D printers are capable of creating incredibly useful and clever household objects you may not have even considered in the past.<p>CGTrader, a …

Parrot Bebop drone review: bird's eye video without a sky-high price

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The rubber bumpers between the magnesium frame and the camera and battery body help to dampen vibrations.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/9/1423501298671/1fb5e68c-8391-4da4-ac0c-766f8719c795-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

These are some of the cool things Airbnb is doing to learn more about you

More than 25 million people in 190-plus countries have used its service, helping it reach a massive $13 billion valuation.<p>One of the biggest reasons for its rapid growth is its strong data science technology. By collecting and analyzing its massive trove of data, Airbnb is able to make better …

Demo: How to Use a Yongnuo Wireless Trigger with a Group of 600EX Flashes

Photographer Brett Martin of Binghamton, New York created this short 4-minute video demonstrating a thrifty flash setup that uses a third-party …

Canon

Google paid white hat hackers more than $1.5 million last year to find bugs

The company started its Security Rewards Program in 2010 to encourage security researchers to search for and report bugs and security flaws.<p>That big payout went to more than 200 different researchers, Google says, with the largest single sum — $150,000 — going to a 17-year-old who found and fixed …