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How to Revive a ‘Dead’ Rechargeable Battery in 30 Seconds

Have a rechargeable battery that won’t recharge properly? Before throwing it out, there’s something you should try. Here’s a 2-minute video by …

We Found a Truckful of $40,000 35mm Film Processing Machines from 2003

Imagine finding a truck full of brand new 35mm film processing machines. That’s what happened two weeks ago, though the reality of what we found has …

FDA clears AliveCor’s Kardiaband as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch

The Food and Drug Administration has just cleared AliveCor’s Kardiaband EKG reader as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch.<p>Europe has been able to use a version of the Kardiaband for Apple Watch for some time now but, thanks to the new FDA approval, the device can now be used in …

How to Easily Use RGB Curves to Tone Your Photos

RGB Curves can be an intimidating photo editing tool that’s difficult to wrap your mind around, but they’re powerful and worth learning. Photographer …

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

Tutorials

Computer Guide for Photography and Video Editing: What to Buy and Why? (Part 1)

Photographers and filmmakers probably spend more time on their computers that behind a camera. We own thousands of dollars in gears, yet some of us …

Here’s an Easy Way to Dodge & Burn Skin in Photoshop from Portrait Pro Anita Sadowska (VIDEO)

Editing portrait photos can be a demanding task, especially if you're a working photographer. In the three-minute video below, you’ll learn an …

Your every keystroke is recorded by over 480 of the most popular websites in the world

Over 480 globally popular websites found tracking users' every keystroke and sending data to third-party servers.<p>Researchers at Princeton University …

A Complete Guide to Enhancing Eyes in Photoshop

The eyes are one of the most crucial parts of a person when it comes to portraiture and retouching, as they are the first thing a viewer looks at and …

FCC chief tells Apple to turn on iPhone's FM radio chip

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has a message for Apple CEO Tim Cook: "Flip the switch" and turn on FM radios embedded in iPhones.<p>In the wake of three major hurricanes that have wiped out communications for millions of people over the past month, Pai issued a statement Thursday …

Telecoms

Cybersecurity pros reveal what they think about their organizations

Security has become a boardroom issue, but many organizations face challenges when trying to address cybersecurity concerns, according to a new ESG …

Security

The Active Directory Botnet

50%<p>50%<p>BLACK HAT USA 2017 -- It's a nightmare of an implementation error with no easy fix. Ty Miller and Paul Kalinin from Threat Intelligence Pty. …

Information Security

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

We’re not sure why anyone would own an Apple Watch without this awesome accessory

The Apple Watch charger situation is a pretty solid bit of irony, wouldn’t you say? People have been complaining for years that the charging cord …

Web App Vulnerabilities Decline 25% in 12 Months

WhiteHat Security's annual Web app report shows the average number of vulns in a Web app is down from four to three.

Information Security

ShutterCount is Back for Canon DSLRs

Canon cameras are notoriously difficult to get accurate shutter actuation values from. A couple of years ago, the popular application ShutterCount …

5 Amazing Landscape Photography Tricks in 3 Minutes from Pro Benjamin Jaworskyj (VIDEO)

Benjamin Jaworskyj is a self-taught professional adventure photographer with a teaching style all his own. In the exuberant three-minute video below …

How to Retouch Hair in Photoshop Efficiently and Quickly

Cleaning hair in post-production is without a doubt retouchers’ and photographers’ worst nightmare. It takes up a lot of time, energy, and precision, …

An ex-plumber from Australia invented a $179 earpiece that can translate 8 languages in real-time

Lingmo International, a startup based in West Gosford north of Sydney, launched its TranslateOne2One earpiece at the UN's Artificial Intelligence for Good Summit in Geneva, revealing that IBM Watson machine learning technology had been used for its algorithms.<p>Traditionally, converting one language …

Machine Learning

The CIA has lots of ways to hack your router

New WikiLeaks docs reveal how spies rewrote firmware in the supply chain<p>Routers sit at the front gate of nearly every network, offering total access and few security measures to prevent remote attacks. If you can compromise someone’s router, you’ve got a window into everything they’re doing …

Cherry Blossom

How to safely access the deep web

So you want to know how to access the deep web? First, you should get the terminology straight. The deep web is simply any web page or site that’s …

'Doomsday' worm uses seven NSA exploits (WannaCry used two)

If the NSA's leaked hacking tools had a Voltron, it would be EternalRocks.<p>On Sunday, researchers confirmed new malware, named EternalRocks, that uses seven exploits first discovered by the National Security Agency and leaked in April by the Shadow Brokers group. Experts described the malware as a …

AI-Powered App Helps You Colorize Black & White Photos in Seconds

This is amazing. The researchers at UC Berkeley who came up with the automatic colorizer algorithm we first shared back in March, 2016 have released …

How to Safely Retrieve Files Off Failing HDD, SSD, or SD Cards Using Free Tools

All of the drives we are using to store our precious photos and videos are not 100% reliable. Everybody should know that by now (and back everything …

Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol

For years, Microsoft has been recommending that you disable the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol. Recent ransomware outbreaks underscore the need to take …

How One Security Setting Can Solve The Web Encryption Problem

As a cybersecurity professional, I’ve worked for more than two decades to educate business leaders on the importance of security to their companies’ survival and growth. It’s only become a more pressing issue as interactions between companies and their customers have increasingly moved online. Your …

Demo: The Sony a9’s Eye-Tracking Autofocus is Crazy Accurate

Sony claims the a9 is an autofocus tracking monster—its 693-point AF system performing 60 AF/AE calculations every second. But that’s not limited to …

Update Your Asus Router Now to Avoid Hack Attack

For every catastrophic security flaw that makes it out into the wild, there are hundreds that developers discover and quietly patch before they can …

Illuminati is the World’s First Bluetooth Light and Color Meter

The Illuminati is the world’s first Bluetooth light and color meter that works wirelessly with smartphones. It’s a battery-powered device that …

Russian Spying: U.S. Officials Concerned Kaspersky Lab May Be Compromised By Russian Government

U.S. officials are concerned that Russian spies may attempt to target Americans and U.S.-based systems using Kaspersky lab, a Russia-based …