Emma Mason

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Cheapest holiday destinations for UK travellers revealed

Portugal’s Algarve emerges as the most affordable destination for UK tourists, according to a Post Office Travel Money report, though the strong dollar makes for more expensive US and Caribbean trips<p>Prices have fallen by up to 31% at major resorts and city break destinations worldwide, according to …

Cape Town

Everybody Gets an eBook: 46 Photography eBooks You Can Have for Free

To paraphrase the great Oprah Winfrey, “You get a photography eBook, YOU get a photography eBook, EVERYBODY gets photography eBooks!” Except in this …

"Monsters at the End of the Universe" --Black Holes with Masses Equaling Billions of Suns

Normally, a black hole forms when a massive star, weighing tens of solar masses, explodes after its nuclear fuel is spent. Without the nuclear …

Game Consoles, Meet Your Competition

Experience PC gaming on your comfortable couch with these compact machines<p>An Xbox One or PlayStation 4 has nothing on a gaming PC. Towers pack so much video memory and such powerful graphics chips that they can render details meticulous enough (smoke, shadows, sunlight) to make a console choke. But …

Gaming

Who owns monkey selfie? Photographer says monkey was like his assistant

Monkey saw and monkey did -- and now a British photographer says he's out thousands of dollars because of it.<p>On a trip to Indonesia in 2011, wildlife photographer David Slater set up his equipment to try to capture images of a bunch of crested black macaques, a critically endangered species on the …

Fujin is a vacuum cleaner for your DSLR

There you are, happily reviewing photos from your recent getaway to Maui, when you notice your pics have been adorned with a smattering of little black dots; your DSLR's got some grit on its sensor. Rather than whipping out the compressed air and Q-tip, however, you <i>could</i> dredge you camera's …

Lytro Illum review: this is the camera of the future

Ten minutes into using the Lytro Illum, I’m throwing out everything I’ve ever learned about photography. Taking great photos with this camera has a different set of rules, a different guiding principle. Forget the rule of thirds; shoot for depth. Frame from below, because it makes everything look …