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Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Tutorials

Chrome now lets you see some websites when you're offline

Ever been knocked offline right before you get to read a story on the web? If Google has its way, you won't be left high and dry in these situations for much longer. The company has posted a test release of its Chrome browser that include a "show saved copy" button on the connection error page. …

New satellite will quadruple quality of Google Maps

It's time to tidy the garden: a new satellite belonging to DigitalGlobe will be launched into space tomorrow with the sole aim of taking images four times higher quality than currently possible and selling them to customers such as Google Maps<p>A satellite launch tomorrow will pave the way for images …

Apps

Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8.4) Review: The Best Android Tablet Yet

<b>Key Features:</b><p>8.4in display with 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution<br>• Exynos 5 Octa-Core CPU<br>• Android 4.4 (KitKat)<br>• 6.6mm; 294g<br>• 3GB RAM; 16GB storage<br>• Price as …

Wall Street

11 Crazy-Interesting Facts About Google

A Quora user posed a straightforward question: What are some mind-blowing facts about Google?<p>We've plucked out our favorite facts from that list and other sources to bring you this selection of surprising tidbits.

Google Street View

New Reversible USB Design Finalised Offering Easier Connectivity

This week the USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced they have finalised the design for a reversible USB Type-C connector which has been specifically …

Amazon undercuts Square and PayPal with its own mobile card reader

Square's grand plan to democratize credit card payments has inspired a clutch of imitators, the latest of which is Amazon. The company has just announced Amazon Local Register, a credit card reader and app combination that'll enable small businesses to take payments they wouldn't otherwise get, as …

EA BioWare unveils its new fantasy game, Shadow Realms

Electronic Arts’ BioWare Austin division showed off a new fantasy game called Shadow Realms.<p>The developer’s intent with this action role-playing game is take people back to the good-ol’ days of creating their own dungeons. A voiceover talked about evil things running rampant on Earth.<p>“We’re the …

Google Is Investing in a Superfast Fiber-Optic Cable Across the Pacific

Google will be joining forces with five East Asian companies to build a 9,000-km (6,000 mile) fiber-optic underwater cable that will span the Pacific …

Los Angeles

Samsung Moves Beyond Plastic with the 4.7" Galaxy Alpha Smartphone

Samsung has today announced a new handset for its burgeoning ranks of smartphone devices, and this time it has dropped the plastic chassis approach to include a metal frame.<p>Key specs of the device include a 4.7-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display, an Octa Core processor (a pairing of two 1.8Ghz and …