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You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

If humans are no longer the smartest creatures on the planet, we can reimagine our lives

AI program AlphaGo may have trounced the world’s best Go player but it could mean humans will win in the future of work<p>What are you going to do with your life when the machines are better at your job than you are?<p>World Go champion Ke Jie of China has already found out. He just played a …

Artificial Intelligence

Gloria and Emilio Estefan Can't Get Enough of Madrid

A surplus of Grammy Awards—26, between the two of them—is not the only thing that Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio, a music producer, have in common: both also grew up in Cuba, and now share a home in Miami, along with a spread of Cuban restaurants they own together. Later this month, they're …

Why the Canon 5D is the Ultimate Workhorse

If you think about all the fantastic cameras that have come along over the years, I’d challenge you to find a better one than the Canon 5D.And I’m …

Cameras

Wanted: An Eraser for Everything You've Ever Regretted Putting Online

Wanted: Some sort of digital soap and water to wipe away every photo, post and email we regret sending into the abyss of the internet.<p>Sure, there's the basic recall function on some email accounts that allows you to take back a message, but only if you act fast. But what if there were some big …

Pew Research Center

3 Mistakes that Beginner Photographers Always Make & How to Fix Them (VIDEO)

We like the photo how-to videos from the folks at Mango Street Lab because they're short, sweet, and eminently helpful. The below video tutorial …

Which Lens Should I Buy (Part 2): More Lens Advice for Beginners Moving up from a Point-&-Shoot

Welcome back! Last week I recommended lenses that are well suited for five of the most popular camera activities, including kids’ sports, travel and …

Why Is F/16 Smaller Than F/2? What Role Does Pi Play? And What’s Up With F/Stops, Anyway?

An aperture set at f/2 is twice as big as one set at f/2.8 and four times larger than f/4. What’s Pi got to do with f/stops, and why do we use such a …

Which Lens Should I Buy (Part 1): Advice for Beginners Who Just Moved up from a Point-&-Shoot

People often ask me, “What sort of lens should I buy as my second lens?” and my answer is always the same: “What sort of pictures would you like to …

An Exercise to Improve Your Perspective as a Photographer

Everyone usually has humble beginnings as a photographer, and they’ll be sure to tell you that fact when asked. Finding ways to improve involve going …

Demystified: An In-Depth Guide to Your Camera’s Histogram

If you ask 10 photographers what camera feature they are least comfortable with, what do you think they’d say?Hands down, my bet would be the …

Tutorials

5 Common Mistakes Photographers Make in Photoshop

Taking photographs and editing them can often be two different stories. When starting out with photography, the important aspect is taking photos …

Defeat Chromatic Aberration

<i>This photo of Mono Lake, California, shows a fair amount of chromatic aberration.</i><p><i>The Lens Corrections palette in Adobe Lightroom 5. Figure 1: You can</i> …

Use These Apps and Techniques to Take Better Night Shots with an iPhone

I ditched my DSLR in favor of an iPhone back in 2012, well aware of what I was giving up. But I love to travel light, and by using the iPhone as my …

Mobile Photography

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Data Visualization

Easy method to transfer pictures from EOS to iPhone

The phone will start reading images from the cards in the camera. If you have two cards, it reads from both cards – thanks to Colin Edwards for …

Interested In How Camera Lenses Work? Watch This Easy-to-Understand, 3.5-Minute Video

Lenses are, perhaps, the most important (pardon the pun) element in photography but most photographers probably have no idea how they really work. If …

Caught in the act: How and why you should invest in a dash cam | Ars Technica

You may never use it, but when you have to, it could be a life-saver.<p>No one gets into their car thinking they're going to get into an accident—that, …

Dashcam

How to Calibrate a Camera Lens

You’ve probably noticed that when using autofocus, your photos don’t necessarily turn out as crisp as you’d like, even though you’re working with a …

Making a Lasting Impression

This is it – you’ve got an interview for your dream job. You can’t wait to show the hiring manager what you’re made of. But, before you pull out your …

Comedian Perfectly Sums Up iPhone vs. Android

Ronny Chieng also explains why phones bend<p>Is there anything worse than being berated for your personal choice of phone? By someone who does not see …

The Daily Show

Best phone holders for your car

Staying connected with your smartphone is key nowadays. Even while you’re driving it’s a good idea to have your phone for GPS, emergency calls, and so forth. Despite this, it isn’t worth having your phone in hand when driving; it puts you and everyone else in the car at high risk.<p>Thankfully there …

Gear & Gadgets

8 tricks to keep your kitchen counters clutter-free!

'<i>The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook</i>.' If anyone knew the value of a clean and uncluttered kitchen it was …

How to fix the Windows 10 Anniversary Update’s worst problem

In case you’re one of the unhappy Windows 10 users who has discovered that the system freezes after performing the Anniversary Update, we’ve got a …

Windows 10

How to associate your Windows 10 license with a Microsoft account | On MSFT

In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can now attach your free Windows 10 license to your Microsoft account (MSA). Tying your MSA to your Windows …

Windows 10

Homemade hydroelectric generator uses plastic bottles as water wheel

<b>Lost in the woods near a stream, with some empty water bottles, wire, plastic plates, and a stepper motor, *and* you need to charge your smartphone?</b> …

Lock Yourself Away And Browse These Photography Links!

It has been a very exciting week in the field of photography, and here we find Toad Hollow Photography busy searching all over the internet for links …

Landscape Photography

New site gives iPhone users a massive list of Siri voice commands

When Siri was first introduced as a beta product alongside the launch of 2011’s iPhone 4S, people couldn’t wait to get their hands on Apple’s new …

Technology