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Around The World In 9 Incredible Videos

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

50 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Chicago

The Windy City will blow you away.<p>1. Spray paint was invented in Chicago in 1949.<p>2. Chicago River is the only river in the world that flows backward.<p>3. Chicago is home to Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the world's last free zoos.<p>4. The Art Institute of Chicago holds the largest collection of …

Delicious Chocolate Truffles to Make This Valentine's Day

A sweet treat to make this Valentine's Day.<p>These homemade truffles are inexpensive, easy, and will make you look like a domestic goddess.<p><i>Here's the basic recipe:</i>Line a metal loaf pan with waxed paper. Finely chop 8 ounces semisweet chocolate; transfer to a medium bowl (preferably a tall, narrow …

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6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

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Google could be about to destroy the language barrier

An update to Google's mobile apps will convert your phone into a universal translater that can take your voice and convert it into recognisable audio in 80 languages, allowing you to have a natural conversation with somone even if you can't speak their language<p>Google will launch a live translation …

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10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

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Essential security apps for your smartphone and tablet

Hackers would love to weasel their way on to your smartphone or tablet, just like they try to do your computer. That's how they steal sensitive information like account details, passwords, important texts, intimate photos and whatever else possible.<p>Unfortunately for them, mobile gadgets are a bit …

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

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iOS 8 How-to: Use Siri to return a lost iPhone to their owner

What happens if you are out and about and happen to find an iPhone? You happen to be a good person and want to return the iPhone to the original owner, but the phone is locked with a passcode. You might think you are stuck, but actually you can use Siri to find out who owns the device.<p>Tap and hold …

I Went on LA’s Weirdest Underground Scavenger Hunt

The Rabbit Hole is a strange blend of roving party, immersive street theater, and drinking on the street with strangers.<p>I ducked out of the rain into the Los Angeles Chinatown dive bar where I'd been told to meet, ordered a whiskey, and waited. For what, exactly, I wasn't sure, although I had been …

Fstoppers Reviews the Elinchrom ELC Pro HD Compact Strobe

Elinchrom has been the brand of choice for years many Europeans and Australians photographers alike. They are cheaper than Profoto or Broncolor, …

Understanding Depth of Field: How Focal Distance Affects DOF, Visualized

<i>Note: This is part two of a series on depth of field. you can read part one here.</i><p>This video is seen from a third person point-of-view, perpendicular …

How to Make Your RAW Photos Look Like the JPEGs

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Click here.</i><p>You know that you’ve all had this problem–you shoot in RAW, but the image looks nowhere as good as the …

Satellite Camera Being Adapted for Spotting Signs of Cancer in Photos of Skin

A camera used on satellites to monitor vegetation from space may soon help save lives in the battle against cancer. The special camera will be …

20 Finalists of the Smithsonian Photo Contest Show Earth’s Awesome Beauty

Guess what's for dinner? This amazing capture of a snake devouring a frog, by photographer Nicolas Reusens, is just one of sixty incredible photos that have been selected as finalists in Smithsonian.com's 12th Annual Photo Contest. There were over 26,500 entries by photographers from 93 different …

How Framing Can Enhance Your Landscape Photographs

Photographing a beautiful landscape is an activity that touches just about all of us. Whether we're in our backyard, or trekking into a mountain …

Photographers reveal how they shot 14 of the most iconic images of all time

So over Christmas, Mantoani, who had shot with film for most of his career until then, decided to rent a massive 20x24 Polaroid camera, "knowing that the opportunity to shoot on this format would most likely be limited," he told Business Insider.<p>He knew he wanted to shoot something special with the …

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