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Nine DIY Photography Tricks That Anyone Can Do

<b>Video:</b> If you're getting tired of the usual selfies and perfunctory sunset pictures, here are a few fun tricks that can reinvigorate your photos with …

DIY

Real Lens Flare – Done The Right Way

INTRODUCTION<p>Sony A7II – Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH – Shot at f/1.4<p>For those who know me or follow my work, you know this article is one that has been a …

How to launch a successful photography business in 48 hours or less

Washington, D.C., photographer Moshe Zusman has streamlined his workflow down to an hour. (Photo: Courtesy)<p>Hint: The photography is the easy part.

Photography

Maybe Jon Stewart can shame them: The right loves guns more than schoolkids

Republicans want to fight terrorism, but have no problem with terrorists having assault weapons. What gives?<p>Just one day after 14 people in San Bernardino, California, were murdered by terrorists armed with assault rifles, the United States Senate voted on a bill that would have allowed the …

Guns

Amazon overtakes Walmart to become largest US retailer

Shock profit pushes up shares and gives Amazon a market cap of more than $261bn<p>Amazon overtook Walmart on Thursday night to become the largest US retailer by market capitalisation, after announcing a rare profit.<p>Shares in the online retailer, led by founder Jeff Bezos, jumped more than 16pc in …

[Update: Invites Open Again] WhatsApp Calling Goes Live For Everyone, Provided You Have A Recent App Version And Get "Invited" By Receiving A Call

• Update 1: 2015/02/20 9:35am PST Invite window is closed again<br>• Update 2: 2015/03/06 6:52am PST Invite window is open now<br>• Update 3: 2015/03/07 7:11am PST …

The top 14 laptops you can buy today

It's been a few months since we added anything to the laptop section of our buyer's guide, so we figured it was time for an update. Dell's new XPS 13 was a standout at CES this year, offering a nearly bezel-less 13-inch display packed into an 11-inch machine. It weighs just 2.6 pounds, too, putting …

Laptops

Where the Bible really stands on slavery

Christians would like to believe it’s anathema to their faith. The Good Book tells a slightly different story<p>Should a person be able to own another person? Today Christians uniformly say no, and many would like to believe that has always been the case. But history tells a different story, one in …

Theology

Used Note 4 on Sale From Verizon for under $500

Samsung’s current favorite child is the Galaxy Note 4. With a 2K 5.7″ screen, 3 GB RAM, and a Snapdragon 805 2.7 GHz processor, the phablet is a …

Alleged Huawei Mate 7 Compact images leak

A new season is approaching and that means new devices are to come. From Huawei, it seems as if a new device from the Mate line is coming. On …

More details about the HTC One M9/Hima emerge

It’s been a busy week for HTC rumors, with the company’s upcoming flagship making appearances in several alleged leaks. Today, two new reports add more specifics to an already detailed portrait of the M9/Hima.<p>First up, technology reporter Jay McGregor, writing of <i>Forbes</i>, published a couple of new …

Phones

How to Retouch a Dramatic Male Headshot in Photoshop

This Bluetooth amp converts any old speakers you’ve got into wireless wonders

I can’t even begin to count how many times someone has come up to me and asked me how they could go about converting their existing speakers into …

Audiophile

Rudy Giuliani: Mitt might have won if he’d run harder on Benghazi

Try not to get scalded by this sizzling take<p>In the two years since Mitt Romney failed to oust President Barack Obama, politicos have floated a number of theories to explain why Romney lost. The candidate himself has variously suggested that Obama won because he handed black, Latino, and young …

Government

Galaxy S6 (Edge): Where to find the best prices, and everything else you need to know

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are two classic, powerful smartphones that aim to impress with high-end specs and an attractive design. The …

Phones

Make a DIY Extension Tube to Turn Your Regular Lens Into a Macro Lens

Looking for a simple weekend project that lets you experiment with photography? Makify created this 4-minute step-by-step tutorial on how you can …

Mobile Photography

Obama wants community college to be free

Free education "for those willing to work for it."<p>That's what President Obama announced Friday in a bid to make the first two years of community college free for "responsible" students.<p>The president announced the proposal at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., a significant …

College & University

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Tutorials

The Coolest Smartwatches Being Shown at CES 2015

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Asus doubles-down on phones with ZenFone 2, ZenFone Zoom

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>Now we know what the “see what others can’t see” tagline means. Asus teased us with it before the …

Debating Viability of Universal Electronic Health Record

How possible or impossible is the idea of having a universal electronic health record in the US? Our readers highlight the health IT obstacles in the …

8 of our favorite smartphone highs and lows of 2014

CNET goes over the hits and misses that helped define our year in smartphones.<p>This year, like all years in recent memory, has seen its share of highs and lows in the mobile world. On the one hand, you have key players making strides, like Apple successfully joining the big-screen party with its new …

Mobile Technology

The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world's military powers has been all but banished from the global scene (for the time being, at least).<p>For a simpler evaluation of military …

War
Phones

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …