Nikki Gensert

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How to Give Portraits a Dreamy Glow in Photoshop

Hollywood photos and still frames often look fairly dreamy with a bit of a glow to the subject in the image. In this tutorial by the guys at …

Tutorials

Awe-inspiring World Heritage Sites you must visit on your next trip

Your holiday time is precious – why not invest it in a once-in-a-lifetime experience? If you’re looking to make your next break a real show stopper – …

St Kilda

Top 10 Best Deep Web Search Engines to Explore Hidden Web

When you go online to search for something you either go to search engines such as Google or Bing. You probably think that if it doesn’t show up on …

5 Free Guides to Help You Get Better at Post-Processing

Post-processing is an important skill to have as a photographer if you really want to get the best out of your photos. Minor adjustments can give a …

Tutorials

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

Best 7 online privacy tools 2016 – VPNs, anonymous search, and browser secrecy

It’s one of the Internet’s oft-mentioned ‘creepy’ moments. A user is served a banner ad in their browser promoting products on a site they visited …

Tech tips to help stay safe in Trump’s America

Tech is as much a liability as it is an opportunity, as this election demonstrated. The next few years will be scary for many reasons, and to some …

Internet Privacy 101: VPNs, Encrypted Messaging, and Anonymous Browsing

For no particular reason at all, here are some inexpensive and simple ways that you can beef up the security surrounding your internet presence. …

Privacy

Bullets and Bombing Won't Prevent Violent Extremism. Here's What Will.

This week, world leaders gather at the United Nations in New York to tackle the challenges posed by the greatest human displacement since World War II: more than 65 million people around the world have fled their homes in search of safety and opportunity.<p>The discussions take place against the …

Terrorism

The Beginners Guide to WordPress SEO — SitePoint

WordPress is used by millions of people right around the world to setup websites for a variety of applications. While it’s popular because it’s easy …

Nine of the Most Secluded Resorts Around the World

I think we’re alone, now.<p>Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Perhaps you can no longer stand the buzz of your phone and want to hide out …

South America
Middle East

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

MIT's new Wi-Fi tech is eerily accurate

Wi-Fi could soon have a very detailed geofence, if MIT researchers have their way. They’ve introduced a new project named ‘Chronos’ that helps Wi-Fi signals locate you within “tens of centimeters.”<p>The team managed this by monitoring several Wi-Fi bands, then cobbling the data together to find out …

Put the blame where it belongs: Bush, Reagan, Kissinger and the real history of the rise of ISIS

Conservative intellectuals are now trying to blame Marxism for ISIS. Time for a history lesson<p>If you think it's a bit crazy when elite conservatives try to blame Obama for the rise of Donald Trump, you ain't seen nothin' yet.<br>Check out Damon Linker's establishment apologia, “The Marxist roots of …

Political Science

How Isis laid out its plans to export chaos to Europe

Before the Paris attacks, leaders of the terror group gathered to hear its new strategy: spreading fear through European capitals<p>Nine days before the Paris attacks, Islamic State leaders gathered in the Syrian town of Tabqah to talk about what was coming next for the terror organisation. Senior …

Middle East

How to fix newborns' skin color in Photoshop

If you’ve ever photographed newborns, you’ll know that one of the challenges is to properly capture the skin tones of the infant. This comes as a …

Google Just Made $150 of Great Photography Software Totally Free

Nik is the German company behind popular mobile app Snapseed, and a bunch of fantastic plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The company was …

10 Steps To Becoming A Blogger

I seem to receive about three emails a day asking me for advice on how to become a blogger. I try to respond to every email, however in recent months I've begun writing articles on the subject to save myself time and to help anyone else who is intrigued. Ever since my first blog post on 100 things …

Marketing
Creative Writing

Here's how to protect your internet-connected devices from hackers

They're are all going online, so they can be remotely monitored and controlled over the internet.<p>Internet of Things (IoT) devices typically incorporate sensors, switches and logging capabilities that collect and transmit data across the internet.<p>Some devices may be used for monitoring, using the …

Internet of Things