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A Simple Guide to the ‘Desaturated Urban Look’ in Lightroom

The ‘desaturated urban look’ is incredibly popular these days, especially among rooftoppers and other city photographers who want to give their …

Broncolor’s Free ‘How To’ Section is a Lighting Tutorial Gold Mine

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate, or even a professional, you’ll want to give Broncolor’s free “How To” page a look. There, …

Create Your Own Android Live Wallpapers With Murtastic

Android is well-known for the customization it enables, but what about creating your own live wallpaper from scratch? This is where Murtastic wants to step in and help.<p>For the uninitiated, live wallpaper essentially provides animated and interactive backgrounds for your Android device, sidestepping …

Talented Artist Combines Photography and Illustration to Capture ‘The Sketch of a Life’

Paris-based artist Sébastien Del Grosso combines his talents as an illustrator and photographer to create incredibly creative self-portraits. Taking …

Canon's Big, Pricey Point-and-Shoot Is Lost in a Mirrorless World

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review<p>G1 X, the Sequel<p>Mission Control<p>Slightly Awkward Interface<p>Selfies Only for the Strong<p>Precision Flashing<p>It's a tough …

Apple To Abandon Headphone Jack? Beats Deal Suddenly Makes Sense

<i>[Editor's note: The original headline stated as fact that Apple was abandoning the headphone jack. This is informed opinion, so we added a question mark.]</i><p>Suddenly why Apple spent a seemingly ludicrous $3.2 billion buying Beats is starting to make sense. The reason: Apple is being more Apple than we …

No more cracked smartphone screens, claims maker of transparent electrode

Polymer scientists at the University of Akron have developed a layer of transparent electrodes that is flexible, durable and, although unconfirmed, more efficient than modern touchscreen technology. If all you want are the CliffsNotes: this technology could eliminate the shattering of screens on …

Engineering

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Mobile Gaming Console With PhoneJoy's Controller

With the gaming scene delivering ever more complex games to the smartphone, the limitations of having just a touchscreen for the user controls can hamper the efforts of the best developers, and lead to frustration for many players. That’s the problem that PhoneJoy how to address with their …

Moto E review: the people's smartphone

The first cellphone I ever owned was the cute and compact Nokia 6510. My heart was actually set on the more expensive and slider-protected 8850, but a teenager’s budget could only stretch so far. The funny thing is that over the course of its lifetime, the handset I got served me exactly as well as …

How to Set Up a Remote Desktop and Control Your Computer from Anywhere

Desktop computers aren't <i>just</i> antiquated behemoths quietly gathering dust in your parent's house. They also offer an often overlooked processing …

Glowing Lunecase feeds on iPhone's electromagnetic radiation

No battery, no problem. Get glowing alerts with the Lunecase, a case powered by electromagnetic energy sent out by your iPhone.<p>It's well-known that phones emit a bit of electromagnetic radiation. The topic's been the subject of much speculation, study, and even a bit of concern. Electromagnetic …

Electromagnetism

OnePlus One: How is the High End Android Smartphone Cheaper Than the Samsung Galaxy S5?

Earlier this week, startup OnePlus launched its first smartphone, which came with a small price tag and an even smaller name, 'One.' The handset is …

My Photo Went Viral, And Nothing Could Have Prepared Me For What Happened After

A little bit over a week ago, I went to Los Angeles International Airport to make a photo. It was a clear day, and I didn't want to waste it sitting …

Lexus Design Award 2014 Winners

The 12 winners of the second Lexus Design Awards were recently announced, just in time for Milan Design Week 2014. The winners will be showing their …

Design

Glowdeck Preview: 3-in-1 Wireless Charger, Speaker, Notifications

Notification centers, Bluetooth speakers, and wireless charging docks are nothing new – but the concepts find a common place in the Glowdeck, a Kickstarter project that combines all three functionalities in one package – and a single price tag.<p>Until now, we’ve seen these three types of gadgets …

$299 3D printer achieves Kickstarter goal in minutes

<b>An ultra-cheap 3D printer has hit its Kickstarter goal in just 11 minutes, with some lauding it as the first mass market version of the technology.</b><p>Makers M3D have currently raised over $1m (£597,000) well ahead of their $50,000 target with 28 days to go.<p>Early backers will get the machine for just …

Virtual Reality

How NVIDIA can win with the SHIELD 2

I have so many mixed feelings about the NVIDIA SHIELD. Most do.<p>It was such an intriguing product – at least in theory – at first.<p>Some of its …

Motorola updates its boot animation, is now 'Powered by Android'

What do the Loch Ness Monster, a UFO, a Sasquatch and "Powered by Android" have in common? They're all on the new Motorola boot animation. Motorola …

Boudoir Photography: 3 Quick Tips on Building Trust With Your Clients

Boudoir photography is not just about taking beautiful images, but it is also knowing how to make your clients <i>feel</i> beautiful. Remember that clients …

Hair

Weekends with Engadget: the future of Oculus Rift, new HTC One review and more!

<i>Welcome to Weekends with Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines from the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. For even more news, subscribe to our Flipboard magazine!</i><p>Can Oculus survive the Facebook effect?<p>Earlier this week, the internet responded to …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Incremental Is The New Cool

Apple is under siege. Samsung is moving from strength to strength with every new version of its flagship Galaxy phones and this year is likely to be no exception, with the S5 on the horizon.<p>What started out as a poor alternative to the iPhone is quickly becoming a powerful adversary; Samsung is …

Developer and unlocked HTC One M8 ready to order

Heads up, folks! You can now order "developer" and "unlocked" versions of the HTC One M8. Both run $649. You can get the SIM-unlocked model in …

Photographer Captures Adorable Photos of Kids Against the Spirit of the American Midwest

Children have always been one of the most popular subjects that captivate both photographers and viewers. Jake Olson is particularly good at …

St. Petersburg From Above

Recently, photographer Amos Chapple spent some time in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city. He used a small drone to lift his camera high above the cathedrals and fortresses, capturing some amazing aerial photos. Chapple: "There's a legend in Russia that Saint Petersburg was constructed …