Alex Konstantinou

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12 ways to hack-proof your smartphone

Protect your privacy, your data and your peace of mind with this guide to beating thieves, whether they’re online or on the street<p>As we’ve recently seen from leaked CIA documents, no one is immune to hacking attacks. Here’s how to protect yourself against them, whether they come from opportunist …

Information Systems

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

Photography

Amazon and Google fight crucial battle over voice recognition

The retail giant has a threatening lead over its rival with the Echo and Alexa, as questions remain over how the search engine can turn voice technology into revenue<p>Amazon and Google always thrive in the fourth quarter as people get out their wallets for Christmas. Both companies – or in Google’s …

Automation

Here are all the dates you can get into US National Parks for free in 2017

As you plan your 2017 travels, know that the U.S. National Park Service will be offering a number of days during which they will waive entrance fees …

National Parks

66 Degrees North: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Shooting Experience

If there's one thing I learned about the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, it's that it can handle mother nature with the best of them. At an …

Kodak's New Smartphone Is a Photographer's Dream

It blows the iPhone's camera out of the water.<p>While the iPhone 7's new high-spec camera is a welcome addition to any wannabe photographer's arsenal, it doesn't quite do the trick for seasoned snappers.<p>That's why Kodak has just unveiled the Ektra, a smartphone specifically designed for photographers.<p>…

Front-Facing Camera

Skyrim Remaster Runs at 1080p/30FPS on PS4 and Xbox One

Following the launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's remastered version on Friday, Digital Foundry has published a report that details how the game runs on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.<p>The Special Edition, as it's called, runs at a native 1080p on both consoles, the site said, adding that it's …

16 Slow Cooker Apple Recipes That Will Make Your Home Smell Amazing

Owning a slow cooker is a marvelous thing. For one, it makes your life a heck of a lot easier, thanks to the numerous dump dinners you can make for easy weeknight meals. Second of all, they free up time and space — thanks to Thanksgiving slow cooker recipes, we can now get through holiday dinner …

I Drove Around Iceland In 6 Days

A selection of photos made during a trip around Iceland.

Iceland

The ghost town surrounded by ocean

The most remote of the British Isles is home to northwest Europe’s largest seabird colony, cliffs taller than the Empire State Building – and to one of the world’s eeriest ghost towns.<p>There are few places left in the world – particularly in Britain – that remain so isolated, so inaccessible, that …

Scotland

Researchers Clear 'Patient Zero' From AIDS Origin Story

It's one of the biggest medical mysteries of our time: How did HIV come to the U.S.?<p>By genetically sequencing samples from people infected early on, scientists say they have figured out when and where the virus that took hold here first arrived. In the process, they have exonerated the man accused …

Public Health

More Stunning Entries from the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

It’s not too late to enter the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The categories for this annual competition are Landscape, Environmental Issues, Action, and Animal Portraits, and so far, the contest has received incredible submissions in each group. As the contest …

Nature Photography

'It's about sharing your beautiful experience': Nikon Photokina interview

Photokina 2016 gave us a chance to speak to Nikon about the models it's showing, where the market is going and the challenges it faces.<p>It was a …

Cameras

National Geographic will stream DiCaprio's climate change doc film for free

Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio has recently devoted himself to raising awareness of the negative effects of climate change and his new environmental documentary <i>Before the Flood</i> will soon be on National Geographic.<p>The eco-flick is slated to premiere on National Geographic on October 30 and …

Catalogue Every Injury Wolverine Has Suffered in This New Logan Photo

You know, in the other black and white Old Man Logan image we got, I thought he was looking better than ever. This new photo pretty much puts that to …

Did Xiaomi Just Beat Apple At Its Own Game?

For the first time, a competitor may have produced an smartphone with better hardware than the iPhone.<p>On the same day that Apple announced its first annual revenue decline since 2001, a competitor may have released a phone with industrial design that bests the iPhone.<p>Smartphones are , but Xiaomi’s …

Mobile Technology

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Poured Concrete

An encore to the usefulness of concrete in the garden! (Our previous post on the subject focused on genius ideas for Hardscaping 101: Poured-in-Place …

A look through the new Kenect apartments on Milwaukee Avenue

The development officially opened at the beginning of October<p>"We’re really focused on the tenant experience," Shastri tells us. While the complex doesn’t hit the towering heights that other new pricey apartment developments do, Kenect offers a large rooftop deck space and sweeping views of city. …

Want to Maximize Your Brain Power? Follow This 8-Step Method

Eight steps to slow down, think hard, and get the most from your mind.<p>How much are you getting out of your brain?<p>We live in a world of distraction, but science says we do our best work when we're focusing on one thing at a time. And although the idea that we only use 10% of our brains has been …

Consciousness

What it's really like to live in one of the cities with the best quality of life in the world

Bern in Switzerland is considered one of the best cities to live in the world.<p>The Alpine city ranked 14th in the annual “Quality of Living Index” of …

The Best Supplements for Men | Men's Health

That’s where we come in. Here are the six nutrients your body needs most, and the best way to find them naturally and in supplements.<p>Choline<p>Choline repairs DNA and supports brain function. A deficiency can raise your risk of liver damage and even liver cancer, says Steven Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D., …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Wellness

The best films of 2016 so far

As we approach the final months of 2016, it’s time to look back at the films our critics have so far rated the finest<p>• See our definitive 50 best films of 2016<p>After Love<p>Painful drama of longterm relationship breakup and possession-division from Belgian director Joachim Lafosse, featuring Bérénice …

Film Festivals

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

9 places you must go camping

Looking for somewhere truly spectacular to pitch your tent? Camp at any of these ‘pitches’ and you’ll never want to stay in a hotel again.<p>1. Wild …

17 iPhone Tricks To Make Your Life Easier

Did you know you could actually correct Siri's pronunciation?<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable …

8 Ways to Keep Your Shoes From Smelling Like Stinky Feet

With sneakers trending and temperatures rising, we’re ditching our boots for shoes that let us go sockless. But with this switch comes a problem we …

How to Create an Email Signature With a Logo in OS X Mail

These are instructions on how to create an email signature and add your logo to an email in OS X Mail.<p><b>Step One</b><br>Launch <i>Mail</i> from your Dock.<p><b>Step …