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Dark websites: The best sites to get started with on the dark web

Dark websites aren't as easy to find as those on the regular internet so here's our pick of the best and how to access them<p>There are plenty of useful …

Privacy

How to back up and restore text messages on Android

How do I back up and restore text messages on Android?<p>Backing up text messages on Android isn't part of Google's cloud service, mainly because Google …

iOS

How to Dramatically Shape the Light of a Landscape Photo in Lightroom

Lightroom’s adjustment brushes allow you to apply local adjustments to specific areas in your photos — great for landscape photography. In this …

This shortcut makes an emoji keyboard pop up anywhere you can type on Mac

It turns out that sending emoji from a Mac laptop or desktop running an up-to-date version of OS X is easy.<p>It's not as easy as it is on a smartphone, but it's still pretty simple. Just press <b>control + command (⌘) + space</b> at the same time.<p>It's these three keys:<p>Pressing them at the same time in most …

Emoji

Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

One of my favorite Mac features is the ease at which you can take and edit screenshots using Apple’s default tools. Using one of several keyboard shortcuts, I can take a screenshot of exactly what I want to capture, and edit it all (or not) in Preview.<p>Here are those keyboard shortcuts I was talking …

Operating Systems

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

5 Genius DIY Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In 1 Minute

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert photographer, getting that perfect shot often takes painstaking effort and excruciating time. South African …

DIY

Casio WSD-F20 Android Wear Smartwatch Launched

The new Casio WSD-F20 Android Wear smartwatch was announced at CES 2017 back in January and the device is now available to buy.<p>The Casio WSD-F20 is …

Wearable Tech

Add MacBook storage without the added bulk with the Nifty MiniDrive — just $29.99

Maxing out the available storage on your MacBook can create a bigger hassle than you’d expect. And if you want external storage, that usually means using up a USB port and toting around an external drive pretty much everywhere you go. Instead, boost your storage capacity by another 256GB with the …

Apps

How to Create Rainy Window Portraits in a Studio

With a makeshift studio and a camera in hand, it’a possible to create nearly anything. In this tutorial, Gavin Hoey brings the stormy weather indoors …

Tutorials

Huawei's thin new Honor V9 sports a 5.7" QHD display, a Kirin 960, Nougat, and a massive 4000mAh battery

Huawei has been producing some pretty sweet smartphones lately. Most recently, we found the Mate 9 to be a solid smartphone all around. The Chinese …

Mobile Technology

How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

Tutorials

There’s a hidden menu in Android that lets you unlock experimental features — here’s how to use it

It's not available on every device — you'll have less luck if yours has a heavy UI skin — but it's worth checking out to see which features may be arrive with future Android versions. For example, some of the features Google brought to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update — where it was first …

Apps

This incredible tool lets you see how Facebook tracks you online

A browser extension shows you how Facebook infers what content you want to see based on your social media habits and behaviors.<p>Data Selfie is a free …

These smart glasses automatically focus on what you’re looking at

They could become available in two to three years<p>When Carlos Mastrangelo hit his early 50s, he started suffering from a vision problem many people have as they age: he couldn’t focus up close anymore and so, his eye doctor told him, he needed to wear glasses whenever he wanted to read a book.<p>“I …

USB-C Power Meter Helps You Spot Counterfeit Accessories Before They Fry Your Gadgets

The promise of USB-C is great: One cable to connect all of your devices, laptops, tablets, smartphone. Unfortunately it comes with the big caveat …

Pulse Camera Remote

The Pulse Camera Remote is a new smart device that enables you to get a great deal of control on your DSLR camera from your smartphone through the …

Cameras

Demystified: An In-Depth Guide to Your Camera’s Histogram

If you ask 10 photographers what camera feature they are least comfortable with, what do you think they’d say?Hands down, my bet would be the …

Tutorials

How to Master the Sunny 16 Rule

<b>Article Preview:</b>• The Sunny 16 Rule Explained<br>• The Sunny 16 Rule in Action<br>• Additional Exposure Rules<br>• Why You Should Use the Sunny 16 Rule<br>The Sunny 16 Rule …

Landscape Photography

Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera Review

(<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Lab Review lab tests and comments are supplied by BetterNet, <i>Shutterbug’s</i> TIPA-affiliated testing lab and edited by George Schaub.</i> …

Cameras

The world’s new largest flash drive is the 2TB Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT

We write a lot about the world’s biggest hard drives and solid state drives here at <i>The Verge</i>, but sometimes, you need to be able to carry a preposterously large amount of storage in a more portable form factor.<p>Enter Kingston’s DataTraveler Ultimate GT, the “world's highest capacity USB flash …

Fair Travelling: 8 Tips To Capture People With Your Camera With Respect

When you travel to exotic countries in Asia, Africa or elsewhere, every photographer is of course very keen to capture some candid shots of the …

The best mirrorless cameras of 2016

In the past couple of years mirrorless cameras have really come of age, and are now being considered by more users. They frequently feature the sort …

Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review

Introduction<p>The Canon EOS M5 is the most enthusiast-friendly EOS M yet. It's a 24MP mirrorless camera built around a Dual Pixel APS-C sensor, giving …

A Beginner’s Guide to Aperture Priority Mode and Exposure Compensation

One of the difficulties of being a beginning photographer is relying on your camera’s automatic mode to make all the decisions regarding exposure on …

Aperture

Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers

Like many photographers, I spend a lot of time working in the field away from my office. By extension, that translates into a fair amount of time in …

Meet PoisonTap, the $5 tool that ransacks password-protected computers | Ars Technica

The perils of leaving computers unattended is about to get worse.<p>The perils of leaving computers unattended just got worse, thanks to a newly …