Shane Soo

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4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Samsung Galaxy S5: the camera review

<b>Five generations in to the Galaxy S range, Samsung has equipped the S5 with some pretty strong photographic street cred. Let's see how it performs in the real world.</b><p>The Galaxy S4 had a rather slippery feel despite its predominantly plastic construction. The S5 alleviates this somewhat thanks to its …

Mobile Photography

Apple to unveil iPhone 6 'on September 9'

Tech giant Apple has scheduled a "big" media event related to the iPhone 6 for September 9<p><b>Apple</b> will unveil the eagerly-awaited iPhone 6 on September 9, according to reports.<p>The technology giant has scheduled a "big" media event related to its latest mobile phone next month, <b>Re/code has …

It No Longer Snows

Project info<p>This series is part of a work that has begun four years ago, though some older pictures did naturally find their way into its body.<br>It originates in two photographs, one of my daughter and one of my son, that were taken in everyday moments of my family life. They have revealed to me …

CES

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Mapping The Wealth Of U.S. ZIP Codes: http://f-st.co/gsFFUUP This interactive graphic, which lets you see the economic stats for every ZIP code in the country, shows the emergence of "Super ZIPs"--communities where nearly everyone is wealthy.

The ZEISS 55mm f/1.4 Otus, a Very ‘Scharf’ Lens Indeed

I’m probably setting myself up for a replay of the Exo Tria Arxidia scene, but my friend Bernhard introduced me to the German term <i>scharf</i> the other …

Black & White Photography Techniques

Black and white photography is a rewarding and challenging field of artistic photography. Even people who don’t care about photography can find …

Google Chrome's top 10 hidden features

From the iPad interface to quick calculations, Daniel Johnson brings you 10 of Google Chrome's best hidden features<p><b>1) Built-in task manager</b><p>Everyone knows Ctrl+Alt+Delete brings up Windows task manager. But did you know Google Chrome has its own?<p>Chrome treats each tab as a separate process so if …

"Swing at the End of the World" is Located Off a Giant Cliff

Swing sets are typically used by children on a playground, but this makeshift contraption known as the <i>Swing at the End of the World</i> is only for the bravest adventurers willing to take the risk of falling off the edge of a cliff while swinging high in the air. Located in Baos, Ecuador at La Casa del …

How the Fujifilm X-Series Made Me Feel Inadequate

Recently there’s been a fair bit of hullaballoo about these new cameras Fuji has been bringing out – the X-series. X100, X-Pro 1, XE-1 and most …

How to pack like the pros

Does traveling more make you pack less? Not necessarily, although we talked to five high-mileage, high-profile travelers (whose combined annual airline points could buy a private island in the Caribbean) to get their take on carry-on and carrying less.<p>Pauline Frommer<p><i>Publisher of Frommers.com and</i> …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

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Character Portrait Photography Techniques in Very Low Light

Impressing commercial clients involves scouting out unique locations and working expertly with lighting equipment. Photographers who go the extra …

5 More Creative Ways to Beat Photographer's Block

I’m sure this is hardly the first article you’ve read on this topic, but it’s worth revisiting from time to time because, at some point, we all …

Yesterday’s fuel

THE dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in …

Oil

The apps that Apple does not want you to use

They are the applications that Apple has tried to stop the world from using.<p>With more than 700,000 apps available for download, perhaps Apple can afford to be picky, but some of those to be banned show Apple’s squeamishness for nudity, bodily functions and upsetting important people.<p><b>Send me to</b> …

5 Tips to Add Flavor to Your Landscape Photography

<i>Landscapes can have a magical impact on people.</i> Depending on the location, a landscape may instill a feeling of serenity or natural turmoil; it might …

Pebble Smartwatch Update Adds Gmail Notifications And More

Developers of the recently launched Pebble smartwatch have this week released a new update for their smart device iOS app which links your wrist to …

Footage of Plants and Insects Magnified Thousands of Times

They look as if they’re a complete fabrication of one’s imagination, but they aren’t. German photographer Stefan Diller has managed to create worlds …

Why Productive People Take Better Notes

If you can’t recall what you had for lunch, why do you think you’ll remember what your mentor just said?<p>In a recent blog post, entrepreneur-author Ben Casnocha relayed this reality check: that as Mark Zuckerberg was sharing lessons from Facebook’s rise to a room full of hard-hustling Silicon Valley …

Productivity

How to win at travel: 50 simple ways to save money on your holiday

The cost of overseas package holidays is on the up, according to the Office of National Statistics, with rising prices pushing inflation up to 2.9 per cent in May – the highest level since June 2013.<p>Combined with the recent fall in the value of the pound, it means saving money on holiday has never …

Portrait Photography Tips

Portraiture can be very rewarding. It’s a chance to show the best side (literally) of someone, and create a photo that communicates something …

Pensioners face huge losses from Co-op rescue

Pensioners and other retail investors in the Co-operative Bank are facing massive losses under a £1.5bn rescue plan for the ailing mutual expected to be unveiled on Monday.<p>Holders of £370m of permanent interest bearing shares (PIBS) issued by the Co-op and Britannia Building Society before its …

‘Everyone Is A Photographer’: Specialize or Perish

Battle hardened photographers will tell you that theirs used to be an elite profession, difficult to do, hard to enter, and accorded the proper …

Infographic: This Chart Will Turn You Into A White Wine Snob

Not too long ago I met a winemaker who said, “I believe all grapes would be red if they could.” Harsh words if you happen to be a white grape. Say we chalk it up to a simple misunderstanding, in which case this infographic from graphic designer Sean Seidell should provide some clarity.<p>Seidell, who …