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How to Control Lens Flare and Use It to Create Interesting Images

Even if you're not J.J. Abrams. a little lens flare can be a great way to add a new look to your shots. Learn how to control it and how to manipulate …

Cameras

Manchester Arena bombing victim Eilidh MacLeod, 14, confirmed dead as parents pay tribute to "vivacious" schoolgirl

A 14-year-old girl who was reported missing following the Manchester Arena suicide attack was one of 22 people killed in the explosion.<p>The parents of …

Scientists found a way to re-think modern male birth control

Scientists from UC Berkeley are re-thinking modern male birth control. As WIRED's Megan Molteni explains, to successfully fertilize an egg, sperm …

Stare into the eerie 'Eye of Sauron' star system, if you dare

A real-life "Eye of Sauron" like the one from "The Lord of the Rings" series isn't too far away, cosmically speaking.<p>An international team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have captured the most detailed and slightly intimidating images yet of the …

Astronomy

Ancient Chinese Medicine Outright Blocks Sperm From Egg

Regular birth control and Plan B all wrapped up in one method, and without any of the annoying side effects.<p>What if there was a birth control that …

Women's Health

Is that phone stolen? Check and see with the CTIA’s new tool, the Stolen Phone Checker

You may never even think to steal a phone, but who’s to say that you wouldn’t purchase a stolen phone by accident? Here to help you ensure that you …

Sleep it off: What you can and can’t learn from sleep tracking wearables

Most wearables can track sleep, but will you learn anything useful from them?<p>Fitness trackers didn't always monitor sleep, but the feature is now a …

The simple way to setup Kodi on your Android TV

If you’re an Android owner who wants to start using Kodi, it’s as easy as visiting the Google Play store. Just download it to your Android device, …

Android News

Experts Say a Hot Bath Burns the Same Calories as a 30-Minute Walk. Here's What My Fitbit Says

Angie McPherson/Independent Journal Review<p>A few weeks ago, scientists at Loughborough University released a report that suggested an hourlong bath …

Apple just gave away all the iPhone camera’s secrets

Just because you know how to press your iPhone's camera shutter and record button and snap the perf selfie doesn't mean you're getting the most out …

This app is modernising the way graduates find jobs by making the company chase the candidate

Charlie Taylor, founder of Debut.DebutFour years ago, while at York University, Charlie Taylor realised that something was missing from the apps on his phone.<p>In the millennial age, we do everything from shopping to emailing to booking holidays on our phones, but planning out careers is something …

Neuroscience shows that our gut instincts about only children are right

Conventional wisdom has it that only children are smarter and less sociable. Parents, freed from the shackles of constantly settling sibling disputes, devote more time and money to the singleton, exposing them to a greater variety of higher-level activities (there’s a term for what happens when you …

Psychology

Linksys is making its first modem-router hybrid

And a new midrange router<p>Generally speaking, there are two pieces you need to get internet working in your house or apartment: a cable modem, which is connected to a regular cable jack and outputs a wired Ethernet connection; and a router, which takes the wired connection of the modem and transmits …

Wi-Fi

The CEO of a multimillion-dollar company explains why you should dump your 'loser' friends

When Alyson Shontell, Business Insider US editor in chief, asked him about a video he'd shared called "Drop One Losing Friend" in an episode of Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It," he acknowledged that it's hard advice to hear.<p>"This has been the one that I've been very hot on talking …

Introduction of the IDE

When you download LiveCode, you download a fantastic IDE for developing programs. It contains a lot of features that will be shown here.<p>This is the …

Tutorials

'The Single Biggest Bottleneck For All Machine Learning Is Software Engineering' | Articles | Big Data

Founded eight years ago, question-and-answer site Quora has grown into one of the most visited sites on the internet. It now has 190 million monthly …

Here's What Really Happens in The Skin When You Have Eczema

We're getting closer to an actual eczema cure, how cool is that?<p>Scientists have pinpointed a bunch of processes that go wrong in the skin for people …

Newcastle University

Northern Ireland bakery refuses to make pro-gay marriage cake - again

The Christian owners were at the centre of the previous 'gay cake' row.<p>Ashers Bakery in Northern Ireland has been criticised once again for refusing …

China now has a $300 billion company

China's Tencent has joined the exclusive $300 billion club.<p>Tencent shares closed at a record high of 248.40 Hong Kong dollars (just under $32) on Tuesday, valuing the company at more than $302 billion. (Hong Kong markets are closed Wednesday for a holiday.)<p>Tencent (TCEHY) joins Apple (AAPL) and …

300billion

Baahubali 2 Box Office Collection Day 4: Record After Record Shattered, Karan Johar Posts Thrilled Tweet

Filmmakers SS Rajamouli and Karan Johar have all reasons to be happy, courtesy their film <i>Baahubali: The Conclusion</i>'s historic box office success. The …

$100M Startup Winning In $50B Industry At Expense Of EMC And Veritas

Startups have little chance of survival. So why would a big company take the risk of being stranded by buying products from one?<p>A case in point is Rubrik, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based maker of data backup and recovery software. It’s growing so fast that in six quarters since it began selling its …

Real Estate

The 9 richest couples in Britain

When the Sunday Times Rich List, which ranks the 1,000 richest people in Britain, first began in 1989, it was dominated by aristocrats or people who had inherited wealth.<p>But now it seems that "wealth is often gained and lost within three generations," and wealthy individuals marrying each other …

19 Psychological Principles That’ll Improve Your Homepage Conversion Rate

Psychology is the magic bullet of conversion optimization.Well, maybe that’s a tad bit idealistic.But psychology is arguably <i>the most important</i> weapon …

Build Vs Buy Decisions In Software Development - DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻

A developer’s job isn’t exclusively writing code. The job is to build systems that bring value to the business. Often times that means choosing to …

Software Development

Airbnb acquired its React Native partner Deco Software, Deco IDE goes open source

Airbnb — the peer-to-peer marketplace that started with accommodation rentals but has now expanded to other travel services — has made an acquisition to expand its platform and how it works with developers to build services on it. It has acquired Deco Software, which had developed an integrated …

Interview with the scientist who learned how those Death Valley rocks move by themselves

For decades, people have wondered about the mysterious "sailing stones" of Death Valley, California. Though no one had seen them actually move, it …

University of California

Stunning Image of Orbital ATK's Cygnus Caught in a Blue Haze

It was a sight to see as the Cygnus supply ship approached the International Space Station above a hazy blue Earth, glimmering in the last rays of …

Space Exploration

What Really Happens When You Don't Turn Off Your Cell Phone on a Plane?

Cell phone use on planes has been heavily debated as the airline industry attempts to keep up with ever-changing technology. It’s standard practice …

British Airways

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Microsoft’s big May event has now come and gone, and there’s plenty of interesting news out there for Windows fans who were wondering when Microsoft …

Infosys to hire in the US amid Trump H1-B visa review

The India-based IT service firm plans to set up new innovation centers in the US and hire 10,000 workers as it grapples with the likelihood of visa …