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Adobe Photoshop CC Updated with Custom Toolbars, Touch UI, and More

Adobe just announced the November update for Photoshop CC. The new version features the custom toolbar editing feature we got a sneak peek for last …

Fuji XF35mm F1.4 R Review | Part II

Ernest Hemingway Style...<p><b>Venerable... /ˈven(ə)rəb(ə)l/</b><p><i>"Accorded a great deal of respect especially because of Age, Wisdom or Character"</i><p>Tall praise …

Every pitch counts in baseball, but the 1-1 pitch counts more than any other

Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke has a reputation for being among the most cerebral pitchers in baseball, and when he leans in for the sign, his mind runs a quick scan through scores of numbers, memories and situational factors.<p>"So many things come into play," he says. "You've got to weigh what …

How Marvel will save us from more terrible Spider-Man movies

So why does Sony, not Marvel, own the film rights to one of Marvel's biggest characters? This is where things get a bit confusing, so before we dive in, here's a fancy chart to help:<p>Back in the '90s, before Marvel Studios became the juggernaut it is today, the company sold the exclusive movie …

The Legend of Korra achieved more in under a minute than most shows do in their lifetime

<i>This article includes spoilers for the series finale of The Legend of Korra.</i><p>The final moments of <i>The Legend of Korra</i>, Nickelodeon's follow-up to animated hit <i>Avatar: The Last Airbender</i>, unfold in a very familiar way. The hero triumphs over evil and, hand-in-hand with a loved one, departs into the …

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Why It’s Still Important to Shoot In Black And White

I’ve just read a comment from a photographer who said it’s time to stop shooting in black and white. He claimed we don’t see the world in black and …

Street Photography

Lighting To Lightroom: A Location Photoshoot | Zack Arias

For fear of sounding like an old tired cliche, or getting too Tony Robbins on you, I’ll say that as much as you can read about how to shoot, it won’t …

Here's almost every Easter egg from Marvel's first eight films

None of Marvel Studios' films are entirely original. That isn't a criticism: the storyline and characters are adapted from years of comic books, films, TV shows, etc. Each film embraces the past with an insane number of Easter eggs that acknowledges both the source material and the other films in …

'Guardians of the Galaxy' continues to close Marvel's Gauntlet around 'Avengers 3'

<i>Warning: This post contains spoilers for literally damned near everything Marvel.</i><p>A McGuffin is an object that conveniently gives characters in a story motivation. It powers the plot. In Avatar it was "unobtanium," a name that seems to make fun of itself. Indiana Jones had the Ark of the Covenant, …

Video games change the way you dream

Those hours in an alternate reality are messing with our minds<p>Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth, coming in for the kill. Do you wake up …

Crossing Swords with CrossFit

In its December issue, <i>Outside</i> published “Is CrossFit Killing Us?” The piece set out to address, and quantify, the risk of injury associated with the popular fitness phenomenon. CrossFit entails a high-intensity regimen of complex weightlifting and ballistic bodyweight exercises, and stories of …

Meet the people who keep some of your favorite games running

In many ways, 2013 was the year of the spectacular network outage.<p>The inability to keep gamers connected online hampered everything from the launch of major video games like <i>SimCity</i>, <i>GTA Online</i> and <i>Battlefield 4</i>, to console services like the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and, just this week, …

Play practically every game for five vintage consoles in your web browser

The Internet Archive is on a mission to ensure that decades-old software isn't lost to the vicissitudes of time — and that anyone can use it on the web for free. In October, that meant releasing a Javascript port of the extremely nimble MESS computer emulator, and 25 choice apps and games. This …

Madagascar battles the Black Death

Plague leaves dozens dead after one of the worst outbreaks in years<p><i>The village of Mandritsara, where 20 people recently died from bubonic plague. (Flickr /</i> <i>Peter Stephens</i><i>)</i><p>To most, the plague is a thing of the past — a relic from the Middle Ages, when the disease known as the Black Death wiped out a …

Inside a Russian krokodil den

Krokodil is a terrifying street drug: it's cooked with gasoline and other nasty chemicals and then injected into the skin, causing blood vessels to pop and tissue to die and fall off. Images of the scaly, holed arms and legs of krokodil addicts started recirculating after scattered reports of the …

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

Iceberg the size of Singapore breaks from Antarctica to roam the ocean

NASA's Earth Observatory says that a vast chunk of ice the size of Singapore has broken away from Antarctica, and may soon start drifting in the Southern Ocean. Named B-31 by the US National Ice Center, the slab of ice is 21 miles by 12 miles in size and now floating in Pine Island Bay, south-west …

Sony sells over 1 million PS4s on US launch day

<b>In its first 24 hours after the official North American launch, Sony's PlayStation 4 has sold over 1 million units. Early sales may not be the best</b> …

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EA posts PS4 instability warning by mistake

<b>Update 2:</b> The message on EA's Help site about the PlayStation 4's day-one software update causing instability in PS4 games was "posted in error," said an EA representative in an email to Polygon. The spokesperson pointed PS4 users to Sony's support website for information on the PS4.<p><b>Original story:</b> …

Gloomy times for cable TV, and you may suffer for it

Cable TV companies have been losing subscribers for quite some time now, but new analyst numbers released today suggest that their losses are …

Pay-TV

Xbox One won’t play games out of the box, requires day-one patch

If you unbox and turn on an Xbox One on November 22nd, make sure you have an internet connection nearby. Microsoft has revealed that a day-one patch for its upcoming next-gen console will be a requirement to play games and access basic apps on the console. "Functionally, you will be able to do very …

PlayStation 4 won't play Blu-rays or DVDs out of the box

When the PlayStation 4 launches on November 15th, there will be a software update already waiting for new owners — and that update is necessary to enjoy some of the console's most basic functions. Chief among these features is the ability to play Blu-ray discs or DVDs, which won't be possible until …

Pearl Jam: Five Against the World

There are two Eddie Vedders. One is quiet, shy, barely audible when he speaks. Loving and loved in return. The other is tortured, a bitter realist, a …

Why Scott Campbell turns classic movie battles into adorable paintings

"I plan on doing them until I run out of juice."<p>Scott Campbell delights in finding the most interesting moments in film, and then documenting them in his distinct water color style. His "Great Showdowns" series has covered a huge range of cinematic conflicts — from the Ghostbusters up against a …

Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer

<i>An Iconic Sports Car, Restored to Seduce</i><p>I have been strapped behind the iconic Momo Prototipo steering wheel for a little more than an hour, all windows down as I carve my way up a rugged canyon during an unusually warm Southern California evening, and I am overwhelmed with emotion. My heart is …

How-to: Setup and start using Evernote

Evernote is one of the most popular and talked about apps in the App Store. In this article, you’ll learn how to install and configure the app, gather and organize notes, and review workflows that include sharing and advanced features. You’ll also learn about Evernote’s accessories and “baby apps” …

A day at Genius Camp: getting dumb in Einstein's paradise

My eyes are glazing over. It’s been less than 10 minutes since I slinked into the last row of chairs inside this makeshift outdoor auditorium, where a young woman with a tightly-bound ponytail and a sharp German accent is motoring through a series of PowerPoint slides. <i>Holomorphic modular forms. A</i> …

2013 Best Driver's Car Aftermath

View 9 Photos<p>Our latest and greatest comparison test, which pits our 2013 Best Driver's Car winner, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, against the Corvette Stingray Z51 and Ferrari F12 berlinetta, went up yesterday to cheers and howls. While the high-fives continue among Porsche fans, Corvette fans are …

Sports Cars