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The 25 best alternatives to Photoshop

Adobe’s Photoshop has been the dominant force in image editing for a quarter of a century, but now there are lots of good competitors – some free, some paid for, some even work in the browser<p>Adobe’s Photoshop is now 25 years old and is arguably the pinnacle of photo editing. But, at £8.57/month, …

Software

We are all sitting too much, and technology isn't helping

Even the smallest increase in activity may yield health benefits<p>A pair of new articles published in the BMJ this week highlight the debilitating effects of sedentary lifestyles and suggest a new public policy focus on getting the most inactive people moving. The average American is now sitting or …

Tech Industry

Study Links Selfies To Narcissism And Psychopathy

Love 'em or hate 'em, selfies are harmless fun -- right? Maybe not. According to new research, selfies can say a lot about your personality, and not in a good way.<p>In a recent Ohio State University study, men who posted more photos of themselves online scored higher in measures of narcissism and …

Psychology

Seagate Backup Plus/Slim portable drive review: A fast portable drive with massive storage space - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The fast and affordable Seagate Backup Plus/Slim has the highest capacity of any portable drive. The drive includes helpful backup software and a free two-year 200GB subscription to Microsoft OneDrive online storage.<p><b>The Bad</b> The two-year warranty is short and there's no security option to …

Gear & Gadgets

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste.<p>I’m going to focus on the performance side of building a cafe racer. Or street tracker, scrambler, or any …

Motorcycles

Slideshow: 2014 Ford Mustang USAF Thunderbirds Edition

For the 2013 EAA Air Venture Young Eagles auction, Ford has built a one-off, customized, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds-themed Mustang GT. It even has a custom belly pan painted to mimic a Thunderbirds F-16 underbody.<p>Just don't do barrel rolls in it. That won't end well.

Sports Cars

It Only Takes About 42 Minutes To Learn Algebra With Video Games

On average, it took 41 minutes and 44 seconds for students to master Algebra skills during the Washington State Algebra Challenge using the DragonBox App.<p>The Challenge, co-sponsored by Washington University’s Center for Game Science and the Technology Alliance included 4,192 K-12 students. …

Amazon’s cloud is how big again?

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Rechitan Sorin<p>Trying to assess just how enormous Amazon Web Services (s amzn) is has become a sort of …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

These apps keep your handset going longer between charges and can help smooth out performance overall.<p>If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These …

Apps

Dell's Project Ophelia will turn any HDTV into an Android computer this May

Dell introduced Project Ophelia to the world at CES back in January, and now it's revealed shipping timeframes for the Android-powered MHL stick. Ophelia will ship in May to developers, with cable providers and telecoms able to buy it in July. A consumer release will follow shortly thereafter. When …

Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know

We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore …