Mike Watkins

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Elgato's Cam Link turns your DSLR into a souped-up webcam

Most of the time, I buy cameras for specific purposes. My DSLR exists to capture vacation photos and product shots for Engadget reviews. When I go on hikes or long bike rides, I pull out a GoPro Hero4. For some reason, however, I just can't bring myself to buy a dedicated webcam for Twitch …

China uproots 9,000 people for huge telescope in search for aliens

Residents within 5km radius of Fast project in Guizhou province will be forced to leave their homes and offered £1,275 in compensation<p>China is to relocate more than 9,000 people before the unveiling of the world’s largest radio telescope later this year – a move that Beijing hopes will boost the …

Telescopes

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

How to dodge and burn your landscapes like a pro

<i>Take your landscape photography to the next level by using a variety of advanced dodge and burn techniques to selectively lighten and darken …

How to Bounce a Flash: Professional Guide

So… you get pretty good results shooting in natural light, but every time you use your flash, you suck. Washed out faces and dark backgrounds, yuck! …

Landscape Photography

Gravitational waves mark start of new era in space exploration

On Feb. 11, scientists announced the discovery of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space and time produced by the collision of two black …

LG's Stylus 2 promises a 'nano-coated' pen for smartphone doodling

Mobile World Congress is less than a week away, but LG can't wait to show off its newest phones. Shortly after detailing its mid-range LG X cam and X screen smartphones yesterday, the Korean company has announced the LG Stylus 2, a "much anticipated sequel" to the G4 Stylus — or the G4 Stylo, as it …

Gear & Gadgets

First Hands On Review of the Nikon D5 and D500

You may know that I’m already pretty sold on the Nikon D500, and the Nikon D5 doesn’t look too shabby, either.<p>This hands on video by Jeremy Smith …

Nikon D-series

Best superzoom compact camera: 6 top models tested and rated

<i>This test compares six compact cameras that give you the extended reach of a superzoom in a pocket-friendly box.</i>Camera and lenses on white<b>Canon</b> …

Create Noise-Free Images Using Exposure Stacking

Current cameras' sensors are getting better year after year. Unfortunately, they cannot create noise-free images at high ISO just yet. I am sure the …

Tutorials

How To Use Puppet Warp To Straighten A Panorama | How We Shot It

Have you ever captured a set of panoramic images, only to find that the results were wobbly and distorted? In this video tutorial, we’re going to …

How to Use Exposure Compensation to Take Control of Your Exposure

You don’t have to shoot in Manual mode to take complete control over the exposure process. When you use shooting modes other than Manual, the camera …

Education in America is on the cusp of a dramatic change. Will the country let it happen?

Kids these days: Are they ready for the next generation of jobs? Whether there’s truly a shortage of engineers and scientists in the global workforce, either now or in the near future, is actually still a matter of debate.<p>In the US, that speculation is certainly being treated seriously.<p>Pressure has …

Education

Organic photovoltaic cells: Heliatek claims conversion efficiency record

Note that number, 13.2 percent. Heliatek, in its research for new organic absorber materials, said it set a new organic photovoltaic (OPV) world …

Gaming chip is helping raise your computer’s IQ

Facebook, Google and Microsoft are tapping the power of a computer gaming chip to raise your smartphone’s IQ with programs that recognize faces and …