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Watch Simon & Garfunkel Sing “The Sound of Silence” 45 Years After Its Release, and Just Get Hauntingly Better with Time

The legend of Simon & Garfunkel is bigger than either performer, though only one of them remained a major star after their breakup, while the other …

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

Even if you think you know it all, you don't.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this …

They hate the US government, and they're multiplying: the terrifying rise of 'sovereign citizens'

On 20 May 2010, a police officer pulled over a white Ohio minivan on Interstate 40, near West Memphis, Arkansas. Unbeknown to officer Bill Evans, the occupants of the car, Jerry Kane Jr, and his teenage son, Joseph Kane, were self-described “sovereign citizens”: members of a growing domestic …

Rights & Freedoms

10 Great Gadgets For Your Next Road Trip

Although your eyes are on the road, that doesn't mean gadgets can't turn a good road trip into a great one.<p>Road trip season is finally here, and it's time to get your car ready. You'll want to make sure your car's tuned up of course, but there's also plenty of other non-essential upgrades that can …

Gear & Gadgets

Dan Rather’s Second Coming

With millions of Facebook fans and the freedom to speak his mind, the 85-year-old journalist is back in the arena—facing the opponent he’s been waiting for his entire life.<p><b>One late morning on a recent rainy Saturday</b> <b>in</b> Austin, Texas, Dan Rather, dressed in a pressed dark suit and a crisp blue shirt, …

Journalism

Watch This Beginners Lightroom Tutorial and Learn How to Edit an Image in Just 20 Clicks (VIDEO)

Lightroom is a powerful tool and can be a bit intimidating to new users, but in this 8-minute tutorial editing expert Ed Gregory shows you how to how …

Tutorials

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more …

Smart Homes

5-Minute Tutorial Reveals How To Make Boring Photos Look Awesome

There are a ton of bad photos online and it’s mostly because people simply can’t be bothered with editing. But as this tutorial shows, you don’t need …

From Kidnapping to Kids, My Life on and off the Rock

Before I was kidnapped, before I discovered the chaos that is true love, I believed in routine. Even in high school, mine was ­ornate. Monday, climb at gym. Tuesday, rest. Wednesday, train lightly, eat Bisquick biscuits and eggs for dinner. On Thursdays I packed. I stored my gear for climbing …

How to Shoot a High-End Cosmetics Photo with Cheap Speedlights

If we wrote it once, we’ve written it a thousand times: you don’t <i>need</i> expensive equipment to capture high-quality studio photography. As photographer …

Photography

Is 100% renewable energy realistic? Here’s what we know.

Reasons for skepticism, reasons for optimism, and some tentative conclusions.<p>The world has agreed to a set of shared targets on climate change. Those targets require deep (80 to 100 percent) decarbonization, relatively quickly.<p>What’s the best way to get fully decarbonized? In my previous post, I …

Fossil Fuels

PSA: Using a VPN can protect your browsing history as Congress allows ISPs to sell it

Well, it’s official. Both the Senate and the House voted to overturn privacy rules created by the FCC, and your ISP will now be free to sell your Internet browsing history and location data to advertisers.<p>Internet service providers will have a few expenses to set off against this revenue stream – …

LastPass details recommended precautions as it fixes vulnerability discovered over the weekend [U]

<i>Update:</i><p><i>LastPass says that the browser extension vulnerability has now been patched, and that there is no evidence that it was ever exploited.</i><p><i>Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy reported a client-side vulnerability in the LastPass desktop browser extensions, but neither he nor LastPass released</i> …

Wesaturate Lets You Download Free RAW Photos for Editing Practice

They say ‘practice makes perfect,’ and if you want to practice your photo editing, you <i>need</i> some RAW files. That’s where a new site/service called …

Mobile Photography

School of Visual Arts’ YouTube Channel is Full of Amazing Photo Lectures

If you’re always on the lookout for great educational, inspirational, or just plain interesting photography content online, you need to visit the …

100 Must-Read Nonfiction Adventure Books

It’s so interesting to decide how to define adventure, and what we believe should be included in this genre. For some, it requires first-hand …

These 12 Airlines Will Let You Fly to Two Cities For The Price of One

Get a free stopover.<p>Thanks to airlines that offer free stopovers, you can explore two cities for the price of one.<p>Instead of having customers wait …

10 Tips and Tricks for Making Difficult Selections in Photoshop

If you’re just starting out in Photoshop and would like to learn the art of making difficult selections to isolate things in photos, check out this …

Tutorials

Check Out These Excellent Free Lighting Tutorials from the Experts at Broncolor

If you’re looking for some free instruction on how to up your lighting game, a great place to start is the treasure trove of tutorials on Broncolor’s …

OMG: Wine Coffee Exists and We’re Practically Salivating

Personally, we didn’t think it could get much better than CoffVee’s resveratrol (the antioxidant found in wine)-infused java beans: AKA all the goodness of your favorite cup of joe, plus the added health benefits you’d see from a glass of vino — score! It seems the beverage Gods at Molinari Private …

Coffee

Here Are Some of the Best Ways to Sharpen Your Images in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Everyone want nice crisp images, right? But there’s a difference between “crisp” and “crispy” as you’ll learn in the video below. Photoshop offers a …

Tutorials

Mastering Filters Series - 10-Stop Solid Neutral Density Filter

Over the course of our mastering filters series, we’ve explored a number of filter options. We already examined neutral density filters on a general …

10 best Android apps to sell stuff

We understand the predicament that you’re in. You need a few bucks and you have a garage, basement, or closet full of stuff that you could stand to not own anymore. The good news is that there are plenty of options when it comes to selling your stuff. You’ll have a few extra bucks and some empty …

How to Make Your Website a Powerful Marketing Machine

Not so long ago, websites were purely used to deliver product and services information to target customers…<p>But they have morphed into a …

Here's a Mysterious Teaser for J.J. Abrams and Stephen King's New Hulu Project, Castle Rock

The first collaboration between Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams, author Stephen King, and Hulu yielded <i>11.22.63</i>, an eight-episode time-travel drama about the …

Stephen King

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

It's become harder on the movie front, as Netflix boosts its TV side, but you can put a good dent in some classic films if you have the right guide.<p>That's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the latest titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we've put together the 100 …

A Clarifying Moment in American History

There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.<p>I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he …

Political Science

Democrats in the Wilderness

Inside a decimated party’s not-so-certain revival strategy.<p><b>Standing with some 30,000 people in front of</b> Independence Hall in Philadelphia the night before the election watching Hillary Clinton speak, exhausted aides were already worrying about what would come next. They expected her to win, of …

Government

The 5 Communication Habits All Leaders Need to Motivate a Team | Inc.com

A global leadership study revealed that 85 percent of companies report an urgent need to develop employees with leadership potential.<p>Let me echo that massive study: We are in an era with an alarming leadership shortage. As more Boomers retire and Millennials continue to increase in numbers as the …

Leadership

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …