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Heat's Dwyane Wade relishes final clashes with Kobe Bryant

MIAMI -- They've combined for eight NBA championships, 28 All-Star appearances and more than 50,000 points as the two most accomplished shooting …

Basketball

Samsung’s NX1 pro camera, as seen from the eyes of a pro photographer

Samsung’s mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras tended to cater to entry-level consumers and hobbyists, with features that lean toward ease-of-use …

Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

7 Ways To Quiet Your Home From The Noisy World Around It

The early evening darkness combined with the impending winter's cold weather means more time spent in our homes. It's during this time when we tend to notice just how loud everything is -- the neighbors, the howling wind and, in many areas, traffic noise. If moving to the middle of nowhere isn't an …

10 Best Kept Secrets of Grand Cayman

Wherever you go on vacation or travel, popular sites and locations are popular for a reason. Whatever their attraction, whether it be a beautiful view or a tasty meal or an unusual land formation, activity or attraction, they have been tried and tested and been proven to be worth your time and …

Fish

6 'Star Wars' Technologies That May Not Be So Far, Far Away

From landspeeders to lightsabers<p>The trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> may be just 88 seconds long, but it still manages to pack a punch. (Some of us have even spent <i>way</i> too long dissecting the entire thing.) Personally, among my favorite parts of <i>Star Wars</i>—and there are many—is the amazing …

Destiny's latest update completely changes how exotic weapons and armor work (update)

<i>Destiny</i> developer Bungie released a patch that tweaks numerous exotic weapons and gives players an alternative to farming materials, the studio announced today.<p>The version 1.1 update, which is available now, introduces a major change to the upgrade path for exotic weapons and armor — namely, that …

31 Gobsmacking Gorgeous Gifts

The ultimate shopping list for everyone you love, including yourself.<br>_Fashion Editor: Jorden Bickham

Ground-based telescopes could join hunt for habitable planets

Astronomers have detected the silhouette of a planet just twice the diameter of Earth using ground-based telescopes. This is the smallest planet detected with this technique and raises hopes that it could be used to search for Earth-sized worlds capable of supporting life.<p>The “super-Earth”, known …

How to Photograph Jupiter from Your Own Backyard On the Cheap

I recently captured this picture of Jupiter, the 5th planet from the Sun. It was well received and many liked it. Lots of people wanted to know how …

HP's newest laptop is sexy, but you can't buy it until next year

Last week we ran our review of the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, a 13-inch laptop that weighs a scant 2.6 pounds and measures just half an inch thick. It was impressive, to be sure, but it won't be the last: Thanks to Intel's new Core M chips, we're about to see a ton of impossibly thin notebooks. The latest …

Rosetta Beams Down the First True Color Image of Comet 67P, and No It’s Not Gray

Given Comet 67P is, after all, a rock, and given that gray rocks are not uncommon, you would be forgiven for thinking that the photos of the comet …

Watch the Buildup to NASA's Orion Test Launch Online

NASA is set to launch the first test flight of its deep-space Orion capsule this week, and you can watch activities leading up to Thursday's launch online.<p>The Orion capsule — built for NASA by Lockheed Martin — is designed to eventually take humans deeper into space than they've ever gone before. …

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …

Cleaning

9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …

Is It Possible to Make Homemade Yogurt as Good as White Moustache's?

White Moustache produces some of the best small-batch yogurt you can find. But can you replicate the product at home?<p>It’s true, New Yorkers are crazy. We’ll pay $6 for a White Moustache yogurt—that is, if we can make it to one of the two dozen places that receive a tiny allotment each week. But you …

One Jar of Kimchi, 5 Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples every which way.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>It might seem counterintuitive, but fermented cabbage can add a burst of freshness to your autumn cooking.</i> …

10 American Spots You Don't Know About Yet, But Should

Up-and-coming is a phrase we use A LOT around here. And there's good reason for it. Yes, many places are "expected" destinations (ahem, Paris) and some are so remote you have to really try to know about them.<p>Don't get us wrong, we love them all. But anywhere where the crowds are smaller seem the …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

Surreal Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth?<p>There are places right here on our planet that are absolutely extraordinary. They defy norms and go far beyond the beauty that a typical …

Positive Thinking

11 Everyday Meditation Methods For People Who Swear They Can’t Meditate

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1GvIsky<p>Often I hear people saying that they don’t meditate because they “can’t.” Because sitting …