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The Plant Doctor App Puts A Human Touch On Identifying Plant Diseases

Right about now, many of us have grand aspirations for our summer gardens. Fresh pestos, fragrant rosemary and those vine-ripened beefsteak tomatoes we've longed for all winter long. Inevitably, however, as the season progresses, one or more of our precious plants will start to fade, sending us …

The Blue Screen Of Death Is Showing On iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5s has been presenting a strange display to some users recently — the blue screen of death, presumed before now to be a uniquely Microsoft feature.<p>The problem, spotted first by The Verge, has been reported by several users in various threads on Apple’s support community, as well as …

How long does it take to learn a new skill? 20 hours.

If you have 20 minutes, watch the video, it’s worth it. If you want a summary, read below the video.<p>The speaker, Josh Kaufman, author of The Personal MBA, explains that according to his research, the infamous “10,000 hours to learn anything” is in fact, untrue.<p>It takes 10,000 hours to become an …

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

Photography

Step-by-Step Guide to Rock & Roll Photography

Rock and roll isn’t just about music; it’s about attitude. It’s four-lettered and raw, maybe unhinged, definitely primal, and, frankly, it doesn’t …

Elon Musk To Traverse The U.S. Using A Model S And Tesla Superchargers In 6 Day Trip, With Only 9 Hours Spent Charging

The Tesla Model S is doing remarkably well, despite the challenges it still faces in terms of convincing average consumers that it can meet their everyday needs. One of the big remaining question marks around the Tesla S was how it would manage a cross-country roadtrip – that quintessential, if …

Dash Robotics Reveals A DIY High-Speed Running Robot Kit, Which Hobbyists Can Own For Just $65

Dash Robotics is using crowdfunding to help build its first hobbyist robot for home robotics enthusiast, with the aim of providing advanced tech for very little money thanks to a unique combination of materials, design and manufacturing. Dash’s first robo is a smartphone-controlled, insect-like …

Dash Robotics's DIY robots controlled by smartphones, look like insects (video)

What could kids find more fun (and parents find more affordable) than fancy toy robots? Toy robots they build themselves that scurry around like horrifyingly gigantic insects. That's what a startup called Dash Robotics hopes to offer if it reaches its $64,000 goal on new crowdfunding site, Dragon …

Samsung announces the world's first curved UHD TVs at IFA 2013

You didn't think Samsung was done announcing TVs at IFA yet, did you? This time, Samsung's folded two of its new TV notions into one set, announcing the world's first curved Ultra High Definition TVs. They don't appear to be OLED (so our money's on LED), but the new screens will be available in …

The Dextrus Robotic Hand Wants To Make Advanced Prosthetics 100X Cheaper Via 3D Printing

The Dextrus hand is the working prototype resulting from Joel Gibbard’s Open Hand Project, an open source hardware initiative that aims to lower the cost of robotic prosthetics dramatically. Dextrus is a fully-functional robotic hand, with features and capabilities similar to leading advanced …

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo provides details on new iPads coming in Q4

.<p>An analyst note from a usually reliable Ming-Chi Kuo (郭明錤) seemingly confirms our expectation that Apple will not announce new iPads on September 10th, but at a separate event later in the year.<p>The note makes supply chain forecasts suggesting that assembly production of the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 …

Super Sleek iPad 5 And Retina iPad Mini 2 Coming Right Behind Next iPhones

Blame Sonny Dickson, the Australian teen tech blogger who has been the recent star of the Apple leak-o-verse, purloined parts division, but Apple’s next product release after the new iPhones is no secret either. Dickson’s purported iPad 5 and ipad Mini 2 backplates would seem to confirm rumors that …

Sony UK reveals the £1,299 HMZ-T3 3D head-mounted display

Sony revealed its third-generation 3D head-mounted display, the HMZ-T3, which retails for £1,299 (approximately $2030) and supports gaming with PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.<p>The head-mounted display can also be used with smartphones for video playback. Supporting 60GHz wireless transmissions, the …

The one thing that hasn’t leaked about the next iPhone is the only thing that matters

On Sept. 10, Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone and a (rumored, but essentially confirmed) “cheap” iPhone 5C. The price of the forthcoming “iPhone 5C” will determine its success in both the US and China, and will tell us a great deal about which market Apple is prioritizing, says mobile …

Mobile Technology

Dash is an affordable, crowdfunded DIY robot aimed at hobbyists and educators

Can robot building go mainstream? The creators of Dash seem to think so. They've launched a crowdfunding drive for a robot kit that can be fully assembled at home in about an hour. Dash's main function is traversing across terrain quickly, and its creators say their robot is "perfect for the …

iOS 7 launch & release date: what to expect and what you need to know

The Techradar team says iOS 7 will bring the biggest changes to the operating system since its launch.<p><b>iPhone 5S and 5C release - live</b><p>Chief executive Tim Cook has described iOS 7 as “the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone”.<p>What Apple has done is show that it can cater to its own loyal fan base …

Creating an Awesome Photo Manipulation from Sketch to Final Product

Swedish photographer and retouch artist Erik Johansson creates amazing photo manipulations — in fact, we’ve actually featured his work before. This, …

Mastering Shadows in Indoor Portrait Photography

In a studio portrait session, it is sometimes difficult to position lights in order to achieve the photographer’s desired effect. When harsh shadows …

Tutorials

Natural Light Portraits: Made In The Shade

One of the easiest ways to start shooting portraits is to use natural light. There’s no added expense of buying speedlites or strobes, or even …

Dancing Ghosts: What You Get When You Interpolate Long Exposure Photos

Check out the creepy effect seen in the video above, titled “Dancing Ghosts.” It was created by photographer Micaël Reynaud, who photographed a group …

Lighting Asylum: Take Control of Your Flash

This popular training course is designed to be the ultimate primer on photographic lighting. It’s a topic that many struggle with as proven by the …

Breaking Portrait Photography Rules with a Split Light Pattern

In a prior photo tip article, we started talking about lighting patterns in portrait photography. Today we’ll continue our lighting pattern …

Photography

How to Photograph Flowers

I know what you’re thinking. “Flowers? Really? Didn’t he just write about shooting football?” As a matter of fact, I did. I shoot lots of different …

Digital Photography

100 Clever Digital Photography Ideas [Book Review]

Sometimes you need more than a guide to specifics in using a digital camera for ambitious image making. It is possible to overload your brain with …

36 Cool Photography Tuts and Articles That Will Rock Your Week

As another wonderful week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been looking everywhere online for the very best links to tutorials, special …

When to Stop Being a Photographer and Start Being a Photo Editor

At some point, every photo shoot comes to an end. Every portrait session, cookbook shoot, family vacation, ad campaign, college graduation, wedding, …

Video: Educational Tutorial on the History, Physics and Uses of Cinema Lighting

Back in April, we shared the first of cinematographer Mark Vargo‘s informative series of videos on different photographic concepts. The videos are …

When You Need an External Flash in Photography

Occasionally my friends who have recently bought a DSLR ask me whether they need an external flash for “better” photography, especially for indoors. …

Discover the Secrets of Beautiful Portrait Lighting

Today I’m excited to announce the launch of a new dPS eBook – Portraits Lighting the Shot – by Gina Milicia. In January of this year we released a …

Photography

How to Spot a Fake Canon Flash… And How I Learned the Hard Way

One of the two Canon Speedlite flashes above is fake. Can you tell which one?<p>About a month ago I walked into the Canon Quick Repair Centre in …