Selene Valadez

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The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …

Getting Great Portraits At Sunset

I try to take advantage of natural light for shooting portraits whenever I can. It’s important to recognize the ways different types of natural light …

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

Herd of Fluorescent Green Bunnies Born

82 child soldiers rescued in DR Congo: UN

More than 80 children, some as young as eight years old, have been rescued from an armed group in the <br>Democratic Republic of Congo's southeast and are being reunited with their families, the UN said on Friday.<p>The 82 youngsters, including 13 girls, had been snatched by the Mai Mai Bakata-Katanga …

The spat between Microsoft and Google is getting ugly

Google and Microsoft have been engaged in a protracted series of battles, using negative PR, cooked-up conferences, and pulling support on services for months on end. Both sides were at it again this week.<p>Microsoft struck first with an update to its long-running “Scroogled” campaign over the …

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CIA Kept Area 51 Secret Because Rumors Cooler Than Reality

A spy plane, an intelligence agency, and the magical logic of conspiracy theories all made an American legend.<p>Yesterday the CIA declassified a 400-page document about Area 51, the secret facility in the Nevada desert that has fascinated armchair historians and tormented conspiracy theorists for …

Snowden Finds New Home, Fields Job Offers - But Will He Pay His Taxes?

What’s a young, talented, controversial man on the run to do? That’s the question facing Edward Snowden, who has been in the news for months after he leaked a number details of U.S. government surveillance programs to the press and other sources.<p>Alternately described in glowing and hated terms …

Is Groupon Goods a Daily-Deal Savior or a Low-Margin Distraction?

When Groupon recognized in 2011 that daily deals alone wouldn’t lead it to long-term success, the company started selling discounted products under …

Bank Of America Sold $850M In 'Toxic Waste' Mortgage Securities: DoJ

Bank of America‘s legal troubles just got more complicated today as US regulators accused it of fraud over mortgage securities.<p>The SEC and Department of Justice filed a civil suit today against BofA claiming the bank defrauded investors when it sold mortgage securities backed by more than $855 …

Google Tests Internet-Filled Balloon in California as Bill Gates Criticizes the Project

With its Project Loon Google has grand plans to bring the Internet to the developing world with balloons. The company first began testing the large …

Tango introduces Road Riot: its first original in-app game

Tango has added five titles to its gaming platform since it was launched in June, but this is the first time the company's introducing one created by its in-house team. The game, called <i>Road Riot</i>, pays homage to arcade classic <i>Spy Hunter</i> and involves firing cannons and dodging missiles in the midst …

Chromecast Tips & Tricks (video)

Are you one of the lucky people to have gotten a Chromecast before they sold out? In that case, we’ve got an article full of tips and tricks to get a little bit more out of your new device, but first, I’m going to answer some questions that were asked on my Chromecast review.<p>Does Chromecast stream …

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5 Things We Can Learn From Sounds We Can't Hear

Infrasound is the span of low-frequency sounds that fall below the hearing range of humans. While these sounds escape our ears, scientific instruments can detect themand tell us some interesting things about the planet.

Hyperloop and Friends: Why Don't We Have Super-High-Speed Rail Already?

Engineers for decades have dreamed of transit systems that can go faster than ordinary MagLev and approach speeds of many hundreds of miles per hour, like Elon Musk has proposed with this forthcoming Hyperloop proposal. So why don't we have them yet?<p><b>San Francisco to Los Angeles in half an hour.</b> Do …

How the Marines Capture a Target in 5 Steps

Future amphibious invasions won't need beachheads to serve as staging areas. Instead, aircraft and weapons will enable Marines to strike deep inland from nearby bases or ships. Here's how modern Marines would use new tech to take Objective X.<p>Future amphibious invasions won't need beachheads to …

How They Set a Train's Speed Limit

The deadly train crash in Spain yesterday appears to have happened because the train took a corner at twice the recommended speed.<p><b>It's been a bad month for train derailments</b>. Canada and France recently suffered two of the worst railway accidents in each country's history. And Wednesday in northern …

Watch Vanity Code | How to Drink Around Sober Friends (Without Anyone Knowing You're Drunk) | Vanity Fair Video | CNE

Finding out the hard way that drinking around sober friends is less than an ideal situation is one of life’s lessons you should learn without experiencing. There is a way to successfully sip your way to dizzied bliss while not disrupting the drier crowd around you. Animation done by Drew Christie …

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Five Free Online Tools to Learn Another Language

Rosetta Stone costs <i>$500?</i> Thank you, no. There are too many free language-learning resources on the Internet to warrant that sort of expense. Here are …