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Keep your smartphone safe at the beach this summer for $7

Summer weather is here boys and girls, and that means it’s beach season! There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than lounging on the beach, but …

Gear & Gadgets

The iPhone Night Vision Hack Every Adventurer Needs

If you own an iPhone, there’s a very simple way to make the device much better for night use. Read on to learn how to save your night vision by …

Trail Running

The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2018 – So Far

I publish a regular series called Ed Tech Digest, and I thought it would useful to readers and to me to review them and highlight the ones I think …

Education Technology

Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes

Hash Brown Potato Cakes<p>If you thought hash browns were off-limits, think again. In addition to reasonable portion sizes, this recipe calls for just a …

The John Muir Trail: 211 Miles of Bucket-List Hiking

Length: 211 miles, plus another 10 to get off Mt Whitney<br>Location: The trail runs from Yosemite National Park to the peak of Mt Whitney<br>Trail Type: …

Hiking

Top 10 Photography Mistakes to Avoid

If you want to take your photography to the next level, here is a list of some common mistakes that may be holding you back. DO NOT do these things, …

Top 10

Now in VR, explore Anne Frank’s house as it was when she was in hiding

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces invaded France, the first step in what would eventually lead to victory over the Nazis in Europe.<p>About 475 miles away, in a hidden annex atop an Amsterdam canal house, 13-year-old Anne Frank listened to radio reports about D-Day on the radio and wondered if she and …

Virtual Reality

How to Shoot Better Adventure Photos

Set the alarm.Outdoors, the difference between a good photo and a great photo can be just seconds—so get up early and stay out late. The photos above …

Landscape Photography

The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate

With that in mind, it’s worth considering how schools can prepare students to respond to the wealth of information available, to them and how they …

Foreground Depth Photography Tips on Composition

Beaches are usually a sort of visual chaos. There’s sand, surf, and the sun. But there are also rocks and tidal pools. More often than not, it’s …

Landscape Photography

Why You Should Never Thaw Frozen Fish in Its Vacuum-Sealed Packaging

There’s a lot to love about individually wrapped pieces of frozen fish: they’re easy to store, prepare <i>and</i> portion.<p>But what if we told you that those …

FDA

Magnificent Landscape Photography by Erez Marom

Spectacular nature landscapes by <b>Erez Marom</b>, professional 38-year-old photographer, retoucher, educator and traveler currently based in Holon, Israel. …

Landscape Photography

Calculate How Many Calories You Burn When Hiking With a Backpack

Hiking with a backpack is a heck of a lot more work than hiking without one. It feels harder, but also you’re burning more calories—which is …

Backpacking

Top Photographers Share Their Go-to Lenses for Taking the Perfect Shot

While it’s true that great photography is much more than stocking up on gear, the perfect lens can help photographers achieve their vision. And with …

Landscape Photography

Breathing Techniques While Hiking

Whether you envision a relaxing day of bird-watching or an adrenaline-pumping mountain-climbing adventure, hiking is an excellent form of …

Computer Science

Photographing New Zealand landscapes for a week with only a 50mm lens

My photography peers thought I was mad. I thought I was mad, taking just a 50mm lens and one camera to the south island of New Zealand for a week. …

New Zealand

Best Lenses For Landscapes

<i>What makes a great lens for landscape photography? We reached out to the Sony Artisans Of Imagery to find out what the best of the best use to get</i> …

Cameras

The Best Camera Settings for Landscape Photography

How to shoot those shots beautiful landscapes you see in magazines<p>Ever wondered how professionals take such awe-inspiring landscape shots? Maybe …

Landscape Photography

SVG Animation Made Easy With Hot New Tool SVGator

The best format for images on the web in 2018 is SVG. Not only is SVG resolution-independent—meaning that SVG graphics stay crisp at any size, on any …

Web Design

8 Landscape Photography Tips and Tricks for Beginners

You’ve stumbled on an amazing scene. You pull out your camera and snap a few pictures to capture that beauty, however when you open those images on …

Landscape Photography

The Key to 21st Century Classrooms Isn't Tech. It's Evolved Teaching.

I often hear people question whether teachers are willing to embrace technology, but if we really want to transform teaching and learning, I think …

Pedagogy

Introduction to VR & AR in Your Classroom

Description<p>Take a look at any ed tech blog or magazine today and you’re bound to see an article about virtual reality or augmented reality. You might …

Augmented Reality

The Pedagogy of Digital Discussion

I wasn’t an overly confident student when it came to engaging in open conversations during class. If one of my teachers posed a question, I only …

Education Technology

Case Studies: Using Google Earth to Plan Wilderness Trips

This article presents some case studies of using Google Earth for wilderness trip planning, with a presentation of my process and lessons learned.The …

Google Earth

Can this explosion-proof AR headset change how industries do business?

Augmented reality (AR) hasn’t truly permeated the mainstream consciousness yet, but the technology is swiftly being adopted by global industries. …

Augmented Reality

Peanut Butter Cheesecake-Stuffed Chocolate Bread

There's a surprise inside this rich, buttery, chocolate-studded quick bread: a creamy swirl of peanut butter cheesecake.<p>For the cheesecake swirl: …

Dessert

Qualcomm’s XR1 is its first chip dedicated to augmented and virtual reality

Qualcomm’s processors have ended up in plenty of AR and VR devices over the past couple years. But to date, none of those chips have been fully dedicated to augmented and virtual reality — they’ve just been repurposed phone processors.<p>That changes today with the introduction of the XR1, Qualcomm’s …

Augmented Reality

This VR project shows us how animals see the world

London-based design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast is using VR to let us reconnect with nature. With headsets, you can see a forest through the eyes of different animals and experience the sensations they feel. Creative Director Ersinhan Ersin took the stage at TNW Conference last week to show us …

Virtual Reality

How to Write a Mystery Novel

So you want to know how to write a mystery novel. I’m delighted to hear it. I’ve been a mystery lover since I hid behind the Lincoln Logs in Mrs. …

Creative Writing

The best hiking watches 2018: keep on track with these GPS action watches

By Sarah-Jane Butcher<p>Gone are the days of wandering around aimlessly with a compass, because now, with the best hiking watch, you’ll be able to stay …

Wearable Tech