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Three Tricks To Help Improve Photoshop Performance While Retouching and Compositing

In an era when working on 30 megapixel and higher images has become the norm, a Photoshop document with dozens of layers can quickly become a burden …

Tutorials

Avoid “Dirty” Photos with This Simple 3-Step Process for Cleaning Your Camera’s Sensor (VIDEO)

Dirty camera sensors are a common source of degraded image quality, resulting in tedious post-processing work to clean up the photograph. This …

4 Lighting Principles I Wish I’d Known When I Started Photography

When I first started photography, I struggled a lot with lighting. In the beginning, we’re often told to shoot our subjects in open shade, but if you …

Ferrari Unleashes ‘Superfast’ Flagship to Bolster Volume Push

Ferrari NV unveiled the speediest production car in its history, underscoring its reputation for uncompromising performance even as the Italian …

BMW 2002 Hommage Pays Tribute to a Legend

Concept bows at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este<p>BMW is paying tribute to one of its most iconic models for this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. That icon is the classic BMW 2002. Just as it has done in the past with concepts like the 3.0 CSL Hommage, M1 Hommage, and 328 Hommage, the …

BMW

Firefox Update Will Kill This Sneaky Tracking Technique

There are all kinds of ways that advertisers try to track you online. You already know about cookies, but did you know you can be identified by the fonts that are on your computer?<p>It’s a form of what’s known as browser fingerprinting. By probing your browser for various bits of information — like …

Typography

This Early Video Shows That The iPhone Could Have Been Way Different

In 2017, it's pretty hard to image life without iPhones, but it's somehow even <i>weirder</i> to imagine life with iPhones that look totally different. Tech …

Apps

'Prettiest Ferrari ever made' set to sell for £10million

Is this the prettiest car ever made? Many describe this red convertible as the most beautiful Ferrari in existence.<p>The Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder has been one of the most sought-after vehicles for over half a century.<p>Made in 1960, the car has been owned by an anonymous Briton for the past 11 …

Yes, This Rare AMC Car Is Worth a Million Bucks

Joining the expected highbrow selections at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auction in January 2017—vintage offerings by Ferrari, Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Packard, Bentley, and Mercedes-Benz—is one from an American automaker whose wares aren’t usually found in such rarefied environs: American Motors. …

The government wants to block your mobile phone signal while you’re driving

Tempted to make a phone call while driving? Well, in the near future you won't even be able to use your phone behind the wheel — at least in …

House committee urges Congress to pass Stingray surveillance legislation

A bipartisan House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report released today urges Congress to pass legislation to regulate cell-site simulation surveillance devices like the Stingray.<p>Committee urges Congress to pass legislation<p>The devices, used by local and federal law enforcement agencies …

Here comes the titanium supercar

How the once futuristic substance is becoming an everyday material<p><b>When many of us were kids,</b> titanium seemed like the stuff of sci-fi spaceships, superhero armor, and Cold War submarines. Today? The material is everywhere: It's in everything from missiles and aircraft to laptops and golf clubs. But …

Lexus said building a 600HP monster coupe to revamp reputation

Lexus may not be the first car brand that comes to mind when you think of outrageously extreme performance vehicles, but that may change if rumors of …

Lexus

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Mule Can’t Hide Huge Spoiler Mounts, New Vents

New photos tell us a hotter Corvette is on the way<p>Rumors about a new Corvette ZR1 have gone on far too long, and it looks like they’re not going to end today. Our spy photographers caught two separate prototypes that likely preview the next Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.<p>If you think the Corvette Z06 …

Sports Cars

Watch an Orbital ATK Rocket Through NASA's New High Tech Camera

That color is out of this world.<p>The above footage might look like CGI from a gray apocalyptic movie, but really it's NASA's newest way of analyzing rocket booster tests. The footage was taken with the High Dynamic Range Stereo X (HiDyRS-X) camera, which allows NASA to analyze rocket booster test …

Brexit gives UK 'huge advantage' in trade deals, predicts car industry chief

Brexit presents “unprecedented” opportunities to seal trade deals that are beneficial to both the UK and foreign partners, according to the boss of Britain’s biggest car dealer.<p>Reporting steady gains in revenue and profit at the half-year stage, Pendragon chief executive Trevor Finn said although …

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport First Drive: The Corvette You’ve Been Dreaming Of

From Muscle To Balance, She does It All<p>It’s not every day a college senior gets an email from the editor-in-chief of <i>Motor Trend</i>, Ed Loh, asking, “What are you doing July 18-20? If you’re busy, can you cancel?” Most of my friends are on their phones trying to catch Pokémon, and <i>Motor Trend</i> is asking …

Sports Cars

Toyota Chief Engineer Wants Supra Name for Joint Sports Car

Says BMW partnership is "going well"<p>There’s no question Toyota is jointly developing a new sports car with BMW. There is some uncertainty, however, about what it will be called. Many would like to see the Toyota Supra name return to the lineup, including Toyota’s own chief engineer Tetsuya Tada.<p>In …

Sports Cars

Why CVTs Are Awesome Transmissions

You may hate them, but CVTs are actually excellent. Here's why.<p>If there is one transmission that has the most detractors, it's the continuously variable transmission, or CVT.<p>It's criticized for how it sounds, how it operates, and how it feels. The main criticism is that it feels unnatural compared …

Engineering

News | Top Gear

Potential electric concept - ‘Aesthetics Progressive Luxury’ - needs to be built<p>5 Jul 2018<p>0<p>First pics revealed of prototype e-tron's interior. …

Roadsters

Why Did NASA Still Use Pure Oxygen After the Apollo 1 Fire?

On January 27, 1967, the crew of Apollo 1 was killed during a routine pre-launch test. A wire arced in the spacecraft, and that spark turned into a raging fire in the pressurized pure oxygen environment. Eighteen months later, the crew of Apollo 7 became the first to fly the revised Apollo …

Here's Exactly How Much Difference a Turbo Blanket Makes

It's amazing how much heat a little exhaust wrapping can contain.<p><b>Update 1/8/2018:</b> <i>This post was originally published on July 15th, 2016. Engineering Explained published a new video this weekend that further evaluates the benefits of a turbo blanket, which we’ve embedded below.</i><p>On modified …

Engineering

These Excellent Animations Show Exactly How Turbochargers and Superchargers Work

Even if you're an engineer, you'll appreciate these visual explainers.<p>With forced induction quickly becoming the norm on today's cars, it's important to understand how it all works. Turbo- and superchargers are fairly simple devices in principle, but a good visual is sometimes the best way to show …

2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Dogleg First Test: Sports Car vs. Supercar Appeal

Defining Sports Cars, Dogs’ Legs and Bees’ Knees<p>The venerable messieurs Merriam and Webster, who have been doing this sort of thing since internal combustion was a term to describe indigestion, define the sports car as “a low, small, usually two-passenger automobile designed for quick response, …

cars

Here's How the All Carbon Fiber Alfa 4C Is Built

Modern production of carbon-fiber cars looks so cool.<p>The Alfa Romeo 4C doesn't offer any luxury features, but its light weight, simplicity, and manual steering make it an absolute blast to drive. And despite only having a 237-horsepower four-cylinder under the hood, it's also able to hit 60 mph in …

Carbon Fiber

2020 Ford Bronco Concept

It's unlikely to see the production line anytime soon — it's not even an official Ford concept, after all — but we still wouldn't mind hopping behind …

Classic Cars

Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance: 1945 to 1975

Even if you're not a gung-ho car enthusiast, the new hardcover tome "Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance: 1945 to 1975" (published by Skira Rizzoli) is a breathtaking, alluring book. The pages inside are full of the most rare, collectible and striking vehicles from companies (including …

Nissan's GT-R gets some new duds and more power for 2017

Nissan continues to perfect its now legendary supercar.<p>It looks like Nissan isn't quite finished with the current generation GT-R, their engineers …

2017 Nissan GT-R: An Aging Godzilla Gets a New Nose and 565 hp

Godzilla's second facelift adds 20 horsepower and a slew of subtle body changes.<p>The Nissan GT-R has been around since 2008, with a subtle update in 2011. It's still a joy to drive, but frankly, it's getting a little long in the tooth. With an all-new replacement reportedly delayed until 2020, …

Nissan GT-R

This Genesis New York Concept Is a Sleek Glimpse at Hyundai's Luxury Future

If Genesis can maintain this concept car's great looks, other luxury brands might have something to fear.<p>Hyundai is setting its luxury aspirations quite high for its newly spun-off luxury brand: It's taking on the Mercedes S-Class with the Genesis G90 sedan and has its aim on BMW M too. We've only …

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