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12 of the best-looking phone cases you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Native Union CLIC Marble iPhone 6 Case in White. Native Union There are so many cool smartphone cases to choose from these days. When …

How to Create Custom Water Splash Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

Get wet as you learn how to capture your own water splash images to use as custom brushes in Photoshop.

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30 Amazing Photography Links to Tutorials, Special Features and Great Photography

With another very exciting week passing us by in the world of photography, Toad Hollow Photography has been actively searching all corners of the …

Seven ways to appear more intelligent than other people

You don't have to know the entire works of Shakespeare or the square root of Pi to seem highly intelligent<p>There is no fast-track route to wisdom but intelligence, defined as the way that we comprehend, analyse and respond to the world, is a far more malleable concept.<p>Scientists once claimed that …

Angels or Goddesses? Avian Paintings by Amy Judd

Victorian Sensibility meets Contemporary Sophistication in Melbourne's Matlock House<p>Madrid's Sala Equis Transforms its Erotic Past into Chilled …

Lights, Camera, Appliances: Branto’s Smart-Home Orb Controls It All

A smart home hub is a dumb purchase if most of your appliances aren’t smart, too. So Ukrainian startup Branto developed a hub that has a built-in 360-degree camera and speaker for security and telepresence, in addition to being able to operate gadgets over Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and infrared. …

Attempting To Understand How On Earth Sony Has Sold 18.5M PS4s

Sony just released its latest set of hard numbers for sales of the PS4, and those looking for signs of a slowdown won’t find it here. After reporting 10 million consoles sold to consumers in August 2014, Sony’s new figures have them selling 18.5 million PS4s. And yes, that’s still sold to …

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CES 2015: Toshiba Announces TransferJet Wireless File Transfer Dongle for iOS Devices

Toshiba today at CES 2015 announced the launch of the company's first TransferJet file transfer dongle with support for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The new TJM35420LT dongle includes a Lightning adapter for iOS devices and allows for the transfer of files between compatible devices using …

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Traveling Light: The Perfect Rig For Photo & Video in Extreme Locations

Having just come home from a 10 day trip to China, lugging my back-breaking DSLR kit, laptop and luggage full of souvenirs through airports, on …

High Megapixel Canon DSLR Will Arrive in 2015, Will Likely Cost Less Than $4,000

Canon <i>will</i> be launching a new high megapixel DSLR sometime in 2015. The camera will reportedly offer a resolution of somewhere around 50 megapixels, …

Old Glass: How to Use Old Film Lenses with New DSLR Cameras

Do you want a sharp and well built lens? Of course you do. Everyone does. Think you can’t afford great glass? Think again. You may not be looking in …

14 Things I Have Learned From Being a Photographer

I am not at the top. I’m not even skating the middle, but I have been doing this photography thing for a while, and there are some things I’ve …

How to take better photographs at night

Heading to the Yukon and shooting the Northern Lights is no easy feat, but that was the top item on Kathleen’s bucket list. Shooting at night in very …

Oculus just bought two very interesting VR tech companies

Oculus VR, the developer of the Rift virtual reality headset, made two acquisitions this week with the aim of improving its immersive technology. One is a company that specializes in hand tracking while the other develops tech that can create 3D models from real-world objects.<p>The first of those …

5 ways to unclutter your digital life in 2015

Raise your hand if "be more organized" is on your list of 2015 New Year's resolutions.<p>If your desktop looks like a minefield of haphazardly strewn …

The best iPhone 6 & 6 Plus cases already available to buy online

As we always do, we’ve compiled a list of the best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases already available to order. With preorders for the device kicking off this Friday through most carriers and major retailers in launch countries, a number of great case makers have already started selling …

Kanye's Creative Director Breaks Down Their Hypervisual Artistic Process

Sorry James Franco, but when it comes to the whole Renaissance Man thing, Virgil Abloh has you beat. A trained structural engineer, Mr. Abloh is also an architect, a gallery owner, a clothing designer, a DJ, <i>and</i> the creative director for Kanye West. (If the Mona Lisa hadn't already been painted, …

Lumu review: the light meter has gone mobile

Avid photographers know lighting is important. Often times, those dedicated to getting the perfect picture have expensive meters meant to allow them …

3 Secrets of Radical Creativity From Pablo Picasso | Inc.com

If you need just a little boost to your creative thinking, academic research on how to generate more ideas might do the trick. But when you're looking for truly radical innovations, your best bet is to look to a truly radical innovator.<p>Like who? How about Pablo Picasso? The Spanish painter is …

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5 Overlooked Photoshop Features You Should Be Using While Editing

I have to keep it realI space out at the screen often when I edit my photos. Once that happens, things get tricky, and I usually end up missing some …

The Best Way to Use Color in Photoshop

We will touch on color theory to help you figure out what the best color combinations are for image and show you how to apply them in Photoshop.

The Best Way To Use Lens Flares in Photoshop

We teach you how to the tricks and secrets of light flares, including how to make them in Photoshop. Light flares can naturally appear in back lit …

Learn to draw and paint using this Photoshop alternative

Having been so vocal on my aversion to renting my tools, I've been asked by the fine people at ImagineFX to put an alternative to Photoshop through …

A Doctor Explains Why Cruise Ships Should Be Banned

More than 150 passengers on a California cruise ship came down with norovirus, continuing a trend that happens every year. From a medical standpoint, …