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Why Timelapse When You Can Hyperlapse?

Here's how to shoot and edit a (handheld) hyperlapse.<p>What is Hyperlapse?<p>I recently went out to experiment with hyperlapse photography. If you are …

The West has ushered in a world order it does not like

In spite of giving the world the currency it needs and making a net contribution to the global economy of 10 trillion dollars over the 27 years since …

The Ethereum Scam Database helps you avoid cryptocurrency scammers

The exponential growth the cryptocurrency and blockchain markets are currently experiencing has made the space a breeding ground for all sorts of hacks, malicious activities, and phishing traps. But there is a nifty tool that can help you steer clear of this sort of trouble.<p>The Ethereum Scam …

Quick tips for making sharp and precise selections in Photoshop

The Magic Wand Tool or the Quick Selection Tool can make general selections fast and easy. But they’re not 100 percent precise and you’ll often have …

Tutorials

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.<p>From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental …

Dental Care

Gut bacteria linked to cataclysmic epidemic that wiped out 16th-century Mexico

The mysterious pestilence is thought to have killed up to 80 percent of the population.<p>In the wake of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in …

Research

Reports: Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless To Feature 16mm Flange Distance

<i>Nikon’s Mirrorless ‘Z’ Mount to Feature 16mm Flange Distance</i><p>By now it should be no surprise that Nikon is working on a full frame mirrorless camera …

Cameras

Ten Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Growing your own herbs can be very rewarding and enjoyable, but a few little things can make it frustrating as well. Learn ten mistakes new herb …

Lemon-Orange Pound Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan.<p>Step 2<p>Beat sugar, butter, and shortening in a large …

Full-frame cameras: do you really need one?

Owning a full-frame DSLR or mirrorless camera, such as the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Nikon D850 or Sony Alpha A7R III, is the ambition of many …

Cameras

How to Plant Garlic in Containers

Growing garlic is a great way to keep your garden productive during the long winter months.<p>October is the best time to plant garlic pretty much …

Gardening

Here’s How to Make Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Pasta at Home

Anthony Bourdain's favorite city in the world is Tokyo, but if he's looking for pasta, he goes straight to Italy. On a famous episode of Bourdain's <i>No</i> …

Anthony Bourdain

A Clever Radio Trick Can Tell If a Drone Is Watching You

As flying, camera-wielding machines get ever cheaper and more ubiquitous, inventors of anti-drone technologies are marketing every possible idea for …

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

Jersey City

The ‘Secret’ Sliders for Getting Fast, Smooth Selections in Photoshop

Want to improve your selection game in Photoshop? Here’s an 8-minute video from PiXimperfect that points out some “secret” sliders in Adobe Photoshop …

Tutorials

Bitcoin: The Big Short Is Already Here And It Could Get Far Worse

<i>Source: theatlantic.com</i><p>Bitcoin (COIN) has had an incredible rollercoaster ride over the past year. Prices have fluctuated wildly from about $800 to …

Flood Damaged Remodel

Boulder, Colorado<p>This home was heavily damaged by a landslide during the Boulder flood in 2013. Mud and rock destroyed much of the interior and even flowed down the stairs to the rooms below.<p>The emphasis of the remodel was to redesign the living room and kitchen. The windows and doors were replaced …

Living Rooms

A Vegetable Vending App in China Has Grown to a Value of $2.8 Billion

Meicai, a China startup that helps farmers sell vegetables to restaurants, has raised $450 million in a funding round led by Tiger Global Management …

Bay Area housing: Over-asking bids are the new normal

Back in September, a modest ranch house sold in Sunnyvale for $782,000 over its asking price, signaling that the Bay Area housing market was even …

Real Estate

Meal Prep Baked Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

Makes 6 Servings<p>Ingredients<p>3 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), washed and dried<br>• 3 medium Idaho potatoes (about 1 pound), washed and …

Food

MODEL 3 Tankless Electric Water Heater Specifications

Meet the MODEL 3<p>A smart, tankless electric water heater that provides instant & endless hot water<p>With our Wi-Fi enabled mobile app, you can monitor …

American drone companies aren’t built to compete

What GoPro’s failed ambitions tell us about making drones<p>GoPro’s announcement this week that it would exit the drone business was greeted by many observers as a foregone conclusion. Karma, the company’s first foray into drones, had sold poorly after an embarrassing recall in 2016. Under pressure to …

Meet your Guest Editor for Jan. 2018

Editors’ Choice is the best place on 500px to be inspired, discover new styles, and get a little closer to finding your own vibe. It’s a mix of …

Soft Lighting 101: How to Light a Scene the 'Pretty' Way

Soft light: What is it and what is it used for?<p>There are many lighting techniques filmmakers use to bring out the natural beauty of a subject, but …

Natural Beauty

Modigliani art exhibited at Ducal Palace in Genoa revealed to be almost entirely fake

Prosecutors in Genoa are investigating an exhibition devoted to Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani after an expert concluded almost all of the 21 …

Colonoscopy? How About a Blood Test?

Nobody likes getting a colonoscopy. For the people who catch colon cancer early thanks to that bowel camera, the standard screening—every 5 to 10 …

15 Irresistible Italian Restaurants in Chicago

If there’s one thing seemingly everyone can agree on, it’s that a hearty bowl of pasta will almost <i>always</i> be a good choice. Rife with Italian tradition, Chicago is home to some of the country’s best red sauce restaurants. From hand-pinched ravioli to timeless classics like spaghetti and meatballs …

How to Make Swirly, Flaky, Mesmerizing Sfogliatelle

Buckle up, guys—this pastry is definitely a project. But trust me, it’s a super fun, satisfying, and delicious one. There’s nothing like a batch of still-warm sfogliatelle (or if you’re just referring to one, sfogliatella), an especially beautiful Italian pastry. Multiple layers of gorgeously thin …

Inside the world's biggest fish market, where a single tuna can sell for millions of dollars

Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market is sometimes called the "Wall Street of fish."<p>Every day, fishers, wholesalers, and the owners of Japan's top sushi restaurants gather to buy and sell more than $21 million of the freshest fish in the world.<p>In recent decades, the market has unexpectedly become one of …

Japan