Connor Lyons

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Composition tips for photographing forests

<b>Photo Tips & Tutorials</b>"><p>Blending with Light – 50% OFF<p>Create stunning natural looking HDR images in just few minutes!!<p>For Limited Time …

Canon Unveils the 35mm f/1.4L II, the First Lens with Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics

As expected, Canon today announced its new EF 35mm f/1.4L II prime lens. On APS-C sensors, the lens is the equivalent of a 56mm. It’s the world’s …

Why Indian philosophy is incomplete without atheism

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>It is noteworthy that the vedas form the basis for the three schools of thought.<p>LIFE<p>| Commonsense Karma | 5-minute …

10 Common Mistakes in Long Exposure photography

On all the workshops I’ve held here in Italy, I introduced a little game, where at the end of the workshop the attendees had to write down on a paper …

100 Cameras Were Given To Homeless In London And The Result Left Everyone Speechless

This July, Cafe Art, a UK based initiative that allows the homeless to express themselves through art and photography, gave 100 Fujifilm disposable …

Voigtlander 10.5 f/0.95 Lens review for Micro 4/3

11 famous executives who majored in philosophy

<i>(Q: How many philosophers does it take to change a light-bulb?</i><p><i>A: Three: one to change the lightbulb, and to to debate whether they ought to, and if so, whether it follows that they can</i>. This one is from The Philosopher's Cocoon, but are more where that came from.)<p>But while it's easy to dismiss …

Peter Thiel

The Top 5 Most Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography

Contrary to popular opinion, mistakes aren’t necessarily a bad thing. They help you learn, they keep Hallmark in business, and sometimes they go hand …

Landscape Photography

Microsoft's Sway storytelling app now available for the new Windows 10

Microsoft's latest example that it can make a cool app: A new presentation program.<p>Called Sway, the free app is a modern take on slideshow software that lets you drop in photos, text and videos from your personal collection or from social networks like Twitter into an interactive deck. It's a fresh …

A Tribute to the Original Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8, the Lens That Saved My Career

With this week’s announcement of the new Nikkor 24-70 VR, I wanted to take a moment to look back on what its predecessor, the 24-70mm f/2.8G, has …

The NSA knew North Korea hacked Sony because it hacked North Korea first

The US government recently took the rare step of directly blaming North Korea for the crippling hack of Sony in retaliation for its satire film, <i>The Interview</i>. But how could it be so sure in the face of doubters, who said another hacking group disguised as North Korea, or a malcontent insider were …

80 rich people now have as much as 50% of the rest of humanity combined

<i>This post was updated at 1:00pm ET</i><p>Billionaires are getting richer, according to a new study from Oxfam. Gather together the wealth of the world’s richest people, and you now only need 80 of them before there’s enough in the pot to equal everything owned by the poorest 50% of the rest of the world …

Income Inequality

How To Take Awesome Instant Portraits

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Reason #2654 why instant cameras are the coolest thing since sliced artisanal bread: portraits, baby!<p>Keep these …

iOS Apps

Wall Street Just Got Exactly What It Wanted, But It Wasn't Ready For It

Since Wednesday, when Wall Street started reporting its earnings for the last quarter of 2014, we have seen an across-the-board beat-down on trading revenues.<p>A 23% drop in bond trading (year-over-year) contributed to JPMorgan's earnings miss.<br>• Citigroup's trading revenue fell by 14% overall, and bond …

Stock Markets

These Diagrams Reveal How To Do Business With People Around The World

British linguist Richard Lewis and his consulting firm have extensively analyzed cultural interactions, as detailed in his book, "When Cultures Collide." (You'll find more good analysis in recent bestseller "The Culture Map" by Erin Meyer.)<p>We've published some of Lewis' insights here, and none are …

Self-help

Professional Poker Players Break Down How To Expertly Negotiate For A Raise

Perhaps they don't have the math skills or they just don't understand the game.<p>It could be they have little tolerance for risk and don't enjoy formulating and following game strategy.<p>Some people don't handle losing well, so it's best to avoid games with high stakes.<p>That's fine. You don't need to …

Career Development

Poker

7 Ways Thinking Like a Poker Player Will Boost Your Career

Does it ever feel like the things you want to accomplish always end up on the back burner? If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. …

Motivation

Near perfect poker playing software will clean you out

Every poker player will have wished they had just a little more insight into a hand at some point. A new piece of software created by the Computer …

Is poker a game of skill, or a game of luck? | Pete Etchells

Last week, researchers claimed to have developed a poker-playing computer program that is nearly unbeatable. What are the implications for the old debate about whether poker is a game of skill or luck?<p>As a spectator sport, poker traditionally isn’t the most engaging thing to watch. I realised this …

Poker

Brazil legend Ronaldo is now an top(ish) poker player

Not content with now part-owning his very own NASL franchise in the shape of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, it would seem that Ronaldo (you know, the …

I Had to Gamble for My Dinner at a Poker Night in London

I ventured out to East London to try out a new poker-themed restaurant, where a winning hand promises a free meal. This is worrisome, because I'm a terrible poker player.<p>I am highly concerned about my chips—both potato and poker.<p>I've ventured out to East London to try out a new poker-themed …

These Will Be the Hottest PlayStation 4 Games of 2015

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Google Translate gets smarter with language detection, Word Lens

<i>Star Trek</i>'s universal translator is here, and it's on your phone. Google is updating its Translate app on Wednesday, and, as rumored, the new version …