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6 Benefits of Using Cameras With Larger Sensors

With ever increasing megapixel counts in smartphone cameras, do you need a dedicated camera at all? Or perhaps could you just get a really tiny …

Cameras
Apps

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard review: Ultra-thin, versatile keyboard for your Android tablet or smartphone

The Android tablet accessory market may not be as full of keyboards as the iPad market is, but even when you find one, chances are it’s terrible. The Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard wants to be the one to change that trend. It’s small enough to carry around in your pocket when folded, and …

Windows 10: How to install Android Lollipop apps on PCs using AMIDuOS

Windows 10 users can now install and run Android applications and games, and can test the full Android Lollipop environment on their PCs via AMIDuOS. …

Social Security: Would This Tiny Change Make You Retire Later?

Gov. Chris Christie has made an interesting proposal in his Social Security plan. Image: State of New Jersey.<p>The Presidential campaign has heated up early this time around, and already, Social Security is promising to be a hot-button topic on the political agenda. Yet amid all the rhetoric …

Here's what to expect from the next iPhone's camera, according to a person who's making it

The camera on the next iPhone will have a bigger sensor that can take in more light, and a lens that's designed to work with that improved sensor.<p>This means we can expect the iPhone 6S to capture higher-quality photos than the iPhone 6.<p>Apple is currently ordering suppliers to produce five-element …

Mobile Photography

The New Chip-Equipped Credit Cards: Safer, And (For Now) More Confusing

Credit-card issuers are racing to get new cards with embedded chips into customers’ hands. But merchants aren’t ready for the shift.<p>If you live in the U.S. and have a credit card, you’ve almost certainly received a replacement card out of the blue in the last three months, often paired with an …

On Editing a RAW File to Look Like the JPEG

“Shoot in RAW! It’s what the pros do. It’s what you have to do to create better photos.”<p>Yes, in some ways this is true, and in some ways it’s not …

Video: This Wild Time-Lapse Of A Buzzing L.A. Took 2 Years To Make

The fleeting days of summer breeze by all too quickly and a new time-lapse video stunningly captures the beauty of that dizzying buzz. [ more › ]

Videography

Check Uber fares with a tweet

Whether you're thinking about trying Uber for the first time, or you just want to get a quick quote, you can do so with a tweet.<p>Normally if you'd want to get a price quote for a Uber ride, you'd need to have an account on its website and use it, or its app, to check the fare. If you don't want to …

Uber

Opinion: The Simple Fix for Vertical Videos

There’s been a lot of news coverage and editorializing about vertical video. It’s become such a scourge that PSAs have been created to stop the …

Music Videos

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Basketball<p>Just listen to the Sacramento King's point guard, De'Aaron Fox.<p>By Nick Marino1 day agoView More<p>Gift Ideas<p>Put the edible underwear down.<p>23 …

I Bought a Fake Nikon DSLR: My Experience with Gray Market Imports

So, the Nikon D7000 I bought, brand new in early 2014, is a fake. Unbeknownst to me until very recently, of course. Let’s start at the beginning — it …

Ohlala, An Uber For Escorts, Launches In Berlin, Plans Global Rollout

Until now, “let’s meet” apps like Tinder have skirted the border between dating and simple sexual hookups. Others, like Grindr, have been far more blatant. But no one (at least to my knowledge!) has tried to create what is in effect an Uber for escorts. Till now.<p>Last year, Berlin-based entrepreneur …

Startups

How Much Can You Overexpose Negative Film? Have a Look!

Want to see how much you can overexpose C-41 color negative film and still get usable shots? Photographer Daniel Lachman of Retro Camera Review …

Cinematography

Does anybody care Uber will destroy what’s left of the working class?

There is no greater threat to the working class than Uber. Now I know that’s a pretty bold statement, but it’s true. As many of you may know Uber is …

Uber drivers can now accept tips electronically, without Uber's help

Before now, all tips for Uber drivers had to be done in cash. But in-car advertising company Vugo is hoping to change that by adding a gratuity feature to its app.<p>One of Uber drivers' biggest beefs with the ride-hailing company is that they can't get tips from customers through its app. Vugo, an …

Autonomous Cars

11 Foods That Were The Kale Of Their Time

When you hear "food trend," do you think kale and bacon, or fondue and Tang? Turns out, our love affair with fads is as old as America's culinary history itself. Here, the passing trends that were once the kale of their time.<p><b>1910: Hellman's Mayonnaise</b><p>Skirt hems were rising, and new processed foods …

Food

Square Capital is advancing $1 million per day to small businesses

Last year, HubBub Coffee owner Drew Crockett tried several times to get a small loan to buy 10,000 branded coffee cups for his Philadelphia chain of …

Small Business

The US government just reminded companies like Uber why they could be in serious trouble

On Wednesday, the Department of Labor weighed in with guidance on how to classify workers as employees versus independent contractors.<p>So-called "1099" contractors, called that because of the 1099 IRS form they fill out, are the primary workforce for a lot of on-demand companies, including …

City Halls

How to Read and Interpret MTF Charts for Lenses

Purchasing a new lens for your kit can be an expensive endeavor and the more information you know before making a purchase is always useful. You may …

iGame

3 Ways to Create More Effective Images Through Cropping

Think about all the different ways that you can crop the image above. Then think to yourself how that crop will affect the way that someone views …

Google just solved the biggest problem with mobile photography

I tried automatic photo back-ups to Google Drive for awhile and found it incredibly useful and convenient. For example, I could take a photo with my smartphone, and instead of sending it to myself via email, I could open up Drive on my laptop and I'd instantly find the picture I just took. And …

Mobile Photography

How to Ensure Your Resume Gets Read

Get past the filters to the top of the pile<p>Job seekers fear the resume robots – the automatic filtering of resumes that prevents your application …

Employment

Millionaire Star Trek Fan Creates the World's First USS Enterprise Building

Thanks to Chinese gaming company NetDragon Websoft, our planet finally has an officially licensed <i>Star Trek</i> building. From the ground, the flagship office looks like any other ordinary building; but, from the air, it transforms into the USS Enterprise from <i>Star Trek</i>. The remarkable structure boasts …

Star Trek

Uber Discourages Drivers From Displaying In-Car Advertisements

A driver who asked Uber for permission to display ads through ride-hail ad startup Viewswagen was told vehicles with advertisements would not be kept on the system. An Uber spokesperson said this was not true, but the company does discourage drivers from working with companies like Viewswagen.<p>When …

How to Digitize Your Photos, Movies and Music

Your cherished photos, home movies and music aren’t just taking up space, they are deteriorating. You can convert them yourself or hire a pro.<p>If …

Photography