Phani Kumar

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Nikon 105mm f/1.4E Review

Ever since it was introduced back in 1993, the DC Nikkor 105mm f/2 DC has been a classic – it was one of the most favored lenses for film portrait …

Cameras

University attacked by its own vending machines, smart light bulbs & 5,000 IoT devices

Today’s cautionary tale comes from Verizon’s sneak peek (pdf) of the 2017 Data Breach Digest scenario. It involves an unnamed university, seafood …

Internet of Things

Build a Cheap Smart Doorbell That Sends You a Picture When Someone Rings the Bell

Smart doorbells can snap a photo of whoever rings the bell, making it so you can screen all those visitors you get throughout the day. Over on …

Raspberry Pi

Kai Says the Updated 24-105mm f/4L is ‘Canon’s Best Lens’

Improved optics, improved stabilization, improved autofocus, there’s not much that <i>isn’t</i> improved about the new Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS II. Maybe …

Cameras

John Wilhelm Takes Conceptual Photography To The Next Level With Fantastical Worlds

<i>All images by John Wilhelm. Used under Creative Commons License.</i><p>Conceptual photography plays around with distortion of reality in images to …

Art

Google is bringing AI to your Raspberry Pi

Face-recognition, speech-to-text translation, and sentiment analysis are among tools that could be coming to the Pi.<p>Google is planning to bring …

Raspberry Pi

Google launches developer preview of Android Things OS for IoT, a rebranding of Brillo

Google today is announcing the availability of a developer preview of Android Things, an operating system for Internet of Things (IoT) devices that comes with tools familiar to Android developers: the Android software development kit (SDK), Android Studio integrated development environment (IDE), …

Nat Geo Photographer Robert Holmes Discusses Lighting and Technique with Advancing Your Photography

Advancing Your Photography, the Youtube channel providing tips and tricks from professional photographers, has released an informative video …

Photography

Support Ended for Eclipse Android Developer Tools

<i>By Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android</i><p>With the release of Android Studio 2.2, the time has now come to say goodbye to the Eclipse Android Developer …

rava dhokla recipe, how to make rava dhokla | instant rava dhokla

mix all the ingredients mentioned under the list 'main ingredients' except for the fruit salt.<p>the batter has to be slightly thicker than the idli …

Cooking

motichoor ladoo recipe, how to make motichur laddu recipe | ladoo recipes

<b>motichoor ladoo recipe</b> with step by step photos – i had made these melt in the mouth motichur ladoos for the diwali festival, but was not able to …

malpua recipe, how to make malpua rabdi recipe | fluffy malpua recipe

how to prepare recipe<p>prepping up the batter and dry fruits:<p>in a mixing bowl take 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 tsp fennel seeds, 3 to 4 cardamoms, …

rasgulla recipe, how to make rasgulla recipe | spongy rasgulla recipe

how to prepare recipe<p>preparing the chenna:<p>take milk in a pan and keep it to boil on a low to medium flame. i used organic cow milk which does not …

sweet potato gulab jamun recipe, how to make shakarkandi gulab jamun

sweet potato gulab jamuns recipe with step by step pics – soft textured gulab jamuns made with just three main ingredients – sweet potatoes …

Cooking

paneer biryani in pressure cooker recipe | easy paneer biryani recipe

paneer biryani recipe in pressure cooker with step by step photos – a relatively easy recipe of preparing paneer biryani in pressure cooker. this …

Cooking

Shorter Solution Load Time in Visual Studio “15”

<i>This is the 2nd post in a five-part series covering performance improvements for Visual Studio “15”.</i><p>Yesterday Selma shared some of the ways we have …

Programming

Getting Started | How to setup Android Studio Emulator (AVD) – S/W Testing Studio

<i>Android Studio</i> provides everything you need to start developing & testing apps for Android, including the <i>Android Studio IDE, the Android SDK tools</i> …

JavaScript basics

JavaScript is a programming language that adds interactivity to your website (for example: games, responses when buttons are pressed or data entered …

Engineering

Cheap Photo: Insane X-T1 Deal, Save $400

The X-Pro2 and X-T2 may feature Fujifilm's latest tech, but the X-T1 is still a very capable and popular mirrorless choice and today we are featuring …

Cameras

(VIDEO) Why the Leica M 240 is better than the M9 by John Ricard

(VIDEO) Why the Leica M 240 is better than the M9 by John Ricard Yesterday I posted a video by John Ricard as to why the Leica M9 is better than the …

Cameras

The Open Guide to Amazon Web Services

⇦ Join us!<p>Credits ∙ Contributing guidelines<p>Table of Contents<p><b>Purpose</b><p>Why an Open Guide?<br>• Scope<br>• Legend<p><b>AWS in General</b><p>General Information<br>• Learning and Career …

Tips From a Pro: Shoot Better Food Photography

Top culinary photographer Yunhee Kim on shooting everything from chicken to eggs<p>**Your pictures are making me hungry. How do you do that with images? …

Praying Time

Night grass 01

My jewels

red poppy

Perovskia

Soft light

Control Your DSLR From Your Smartphone Using Unleashed (video)

Photographers that would like to be able to control their DSLR camera directly from their smartphone, and also use a wealth of advanced remote …