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A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

Android News

Latest Asus Hybrid Blends Power, Stamina for Bargain Price

For this week’s review, I test-drove a convertible. Not the kind where I can put the top down and feel the wind blowing through my hair as I drive …

Gear & Gadgets

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

See a speed test between every iPhone model ever made

Years later, the original iPhone is a bit like the "little gadget that could" in some head-to-head tests with its successors.<p>Logic and Moore's Law would seem to dictate that the newly released iPhone 5S should blow the original iPhone from seven years ago out of the water when it comes to which …

Mobile Technology

Video: Comparing Canon’s USM and STM Lenses Using the 70D’s Dual Pixel AF

As Canon has begun focusing more adamantly on making its DSLRs capable video capture machines, the company has had to adjust its glass to match. The …

Cast acrylic and wood LED light

The design for this LED ring lamp started off as a cross-section sketch. [Alex Jalland] envisioned a core that holds the parts and hides the …

How to Get Into Concerts as a Photographer

While entertaining, attending concerts and sports events can get pretty expensive, especially if you want good seats for photographing. On top of the …

Concerts

Ghetto-Flo: How to Create Your Own DIY Kino-Flo-style Lights for Portraiture

We were introduced to the “Ghetto-Flo” lights after reading the excellent blog of New York-based photographer Brad Trent. He had mounted 4 standard …

6 Tips for Effectively Shooting Behind The Scenes

In my experience there seems to be a common misconception that shooting production photography and behind the scenes videos/documentaries are an easy …

Zeiss f/0.7: You Can Now Rent Two of the Largest Aperture Lenses Ever Made

Want to capture images of a scene that’s lit purely with candlelight? You can now rent a pair of Zeiss f/0.7 lenses — two of the largest aperture …

LED mortar board battles suns brightness with 21W of power

[Jeremy Blum] aimed to be the brightest student at his Master’s graduation ceremony this spring. He designed an LED rig for his mortar board which …

A Cinema Camera for $500: Magic Lantern Unlocks RAW Video in the Old Canon 50D

The Magic Lantern team deserve some sort of award … or a ribbon … or at the very least a hug. That’s because, lately, they’ve been making …

Photo Series Visits Abandoned Star Wars Film Sets in the Tunisian Desert

In September 2010, visual artist and filmmaker Rä di Martino set out on a quest to photograph and document old abandoned film sets in the North …

How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive Without Reinstalling Windows

Installing a solid-state drive is one of the best upgrades you can make to your computer, but migrating your Windows installation to a small drive …

Operating Systems

Watch Rich People Earn More Money Than You In Real Time [Infographic]

How much Kobe Bryant and others make in a minute compared to a minimum wage worker.<p><i>CNNMoney</i> has published an awesome visualization by artist Bård Edlund showing how much various people make in one minute. On the chart (and quickly moving past it) are Kobe Bryant and Exxon Mobil Corporation CEO Rex …