Ali Nazhan

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Adaptalux: How I Designed a Light for the Everyday Macro Photographer

Product design is the notion of transforming an idea into a tangible object that has a purpose. Solving problems with products is what I like to do — …

Product Design

Understanding Exposure - ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed Explained

When you think of the craft or art of photography, you must immediately think of exposure. Exposure is a critical element that determines what is …

SlashGear’s Best Tech of 2014

Twelve months, thousands upon thousands of gadgets, and we’re about to start it all over again. 2014 draws to a close with a bumper crop of …

Gear & Gadgets

The Physics of Engine Notes, Or: Why a Toyota V-6 and Porsche Flat-Six Sound So Different

The science of engine sounds.<p>From the January 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>What separates a Porsche flat-six from a Toyota Avalon V-6—aside from the bank angle, the power output, the engine location, and your interest in owning one? At full throttle, the Porsche belts out an aggressive mechanical …

Smart Calendar Tempo Adds iOS 8 Widget And End Of Day Notifications, Plans Android App In 2015

Tempo, the smart calendar for iOS borne from the same organization as Siri, has become the latest app to take advantage of features in iOS 8 as it aims to become your phone-based personal assistant.<p>The free app now includes a smart widget that brings an overview of key notifications and information …

Road Testing the 600 Horsepower 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO

Refrigerator white never struck me as a sinister color until catching sight of the GT-R NISMO approaching in the drop-off lanes of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, its black carbon-fiber mouth with red aero whiskers and carbon-fiber rear spoiler lending it an unsettling monster of the deep presence, a …

The Humble Two-Stroke Might Be the Engine of the Future

Renault unveils a tiny, two-stroke, two-cylinder turbodiesel.<p>Renault doesn't sell any vehicles in the U.S.—unless you consider some Nissans that share a global platform—but there's a reason this tiny diesel from France is interesting: it gives us an idea of how internal combustion engines will …

Internal Combustion Engine

Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG

Mercedes-Benz unveils the GLE 450 AMG, a mid-size luxury crossover vehicle which combines the<p>Mercedes-Benz unveils the GLE 450 AMG, a mid-size luxury crossover vehicle which combines the sporty dynamics of a coupé with the robustness and versatility of an SUV. Mercedes’ response to BMW‘s X6 is …

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Android Phone Over An iPhone

How to root Galaxy Alpha LTE (SM-G850F) on stock Android firmware with CF-Auto-Root

You can now root the international European variant of Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F), powered with Exynos octa-core processor, using Chainfire's …

IRS Announces 2015 Standard Mileage Rates

It will cost you less at the pump to fill your car next year. The U.S. Department of Energy has issued its predictions for the price of gasoline for 2015 and the numbers are the lowest full-year average since 2009. Gas prices are expected to drop 35 cents to $2.60 a gallon.<p>The news is even better …

Parallels Access remote access app jumps from iPad to iPhone, gains Finder-like functionality

The name Parallels is synonymous with software for running the Windows OS on a Mac, but over the past couple of years, the company has turned into so much more. Last year, we reviewed Parallels Access, an application for the Apple iPad that allows the iPad to serve as a conduit for remotely …

E3 buzz: Sony's success, Pac-Man's return, Ubisoft's women problem

Here's a look at the big topics buzzing across the vast exhibit space on Day 2 of the three-day E3 video game industry show, being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.<p>------------<p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p><b>June 12, 9:14 a.m.:</b> In the June 12 Business section, a story about the E3 video game trade show …

Gaming

iPhone 6 rumours: new 'pictures' emerge on Weibo

New pictures claiming to be of the iPhone 6 have emerged online from a Taiwanese pop star who has previously leaked correct images of Apple products<p>'Leaked images' of the <b>iPhone</b> 6 have surfaced on Chinese social networking site Weibo, posted by a Taiwanese pop star.<p>Jimmy Lin, 39, has previously …

State of the Hackintosh 2014: A peek into a shadowy subculture of Apple fans

[avocado-gallery ids=”280022,280021,280020,280019,280018,280029,280032,280030,280031,280026,280027,280025,280028,280013,280005,280001,280004,279999,279998,279996,279988,279993,279992,280000″]<p>These are the computers Apple never built, and never will — a water-cooled Cube; a teeny-tiny G5; a faux Mac …

Computer Hardware

League of Legends' most important map is getting a facelift

Ranked and pro players of League of Legends should pay close attention to an upcoming update from publisher Riot Games.<p>In an official news release and developer blog this morning, League of Legends developer Andrew “Riot Aeon” Brownell outlined Riot’s extensive plan to apply visual and functional …

Fleksy Gives First Glimpse of iOS 8 Keyboard App

In the wake of the slew of software announcements at WWDC this week, you may have missed one of the more notable gems to emerge from the annual developer event: third-party keyboards are going system-wide on iOS. This spells good news for the likes of SwiftKey, Swype and Fleksy, as it opens a huge …

LG G3 review

People now buy phones the same way they do clothes: prioritizing looks, size, and brand over basic utility and functionality. That’s a problem for LG. The Korean company’s new flagship smartphone doesn’t look better than the HTC One, isn’t any smaller than the Sony Xperia Z2, and lacks the brand …

Intel flaunts 8-core Extreme Edition Haswell with support for DDR4 memory

Since Intel's next Haswell chips are aimed squarely at enthusiasts, what better place to unveil them than at the Game Developer's Conference? Aimed at power users, the 4th-gen Core-i7 Extreme Edition CPU will feature eight unlocked cores and 16 threads, trumping the last model's six cores. It'll …

This is Motorola's new Android Wear smartwatch: Moto 360

LG went first, and now it's Motorola's turn to unveil its Android Wear smartwatch: the Moto 360. Putting an emphasis on the tried-and-true design of classic timepieces, Motorola's crafted a smartwatch that hews closely to a more traditional, premium look. The Moto 360 boasts a circular, digital …

FBI to investigate disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jet

WASHINGTON — The<p>FBIis deploying agents and technical experts to assist in investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet, based on the American citizenship of three of the passengers aboard the lost flight, a top federal law enforcement official in Washington said Saturday.<p>He said that …