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SXSW: No "hot apps" anymore but still a launchpad for some startups

South by Southwest is no longer the preferred launchpad for social apps, but it may be for others like Blue Duck, a San Antonio-based transportation …

Startups

The One Mistake Everyone Makes When Choosing Paint Colors

With more than a hundred variations of a single paint color and shifting levels of saturation, choosing the perfect shade of paint for your walls …

Home Decorating

8 Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Keep in Bookmarks

We all come across thousands of websites while looking for something we need, or following a trail of links, or simply surfing aimlessly – and once …

Small Business

How to automatically water your plants with the Raspberry Pi

Having to dig out the ol' watering can and potter about the garden might be some people's idea of bliss, but it's not very 21st century. Besides …

Raspberry Pi

Keeping the spirit of film alive in the Olympus Pen-F

Olympus has a knack for translating its rich history of analog cameras into beautiful, modern digital cameras. It's a been part of Olympus' …

Moto 360 smartwatch specs outed by Best Buy?

Retailer's website lists the Android-powered smartwatch as having a 1.5-inch backlit LCD touch screen and $250 price tag.<p>Motorola Mobility isn't expected to unveil its new Moto 360 smartwatch until next month, but that hasn't stopped Best Buy from giving consumers a peek at what makes it …

Wearable Tech

6 Flash Alternatives Beginners Should Always Keep in Mind

That pop-up flash on top of your camera can come in very handy, but if you’re a beginner, try giving these alternatives a shot to produce more …

Even after denial, Bloomberg says Jay Carney in the running for Apple PR head

Last week, Re/code reported that former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has been “bandied about” in connection to filling Katie Cotton’s role as Apple’s Corporate Communications and PR chief:<p>Kalanick is still looking, having talked to other political players such as former Obama White House …

Snapchat Files Trademarks To Handle Payments

Snappay? Snapchat may try to monetize by processing peer-to-peer payments, money transfers, or online payments, according to two trademarks it filed earlier this week. Owned by Snapchat and filed on July 11th by an attorney at Cooley, which is known to be Snapchat’s law firm, the trademarks could …

A guide to street photography: Matt Stuart, manners and human autofocus

<i>Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original series for Engadget, we'll follow three seasoned street fighters and try to glean some practical</i> …

A Guide to Birth Photography

Birth Photography Tips: Few things in this world are as joyous as welcoming a new baby. Here's the dPS guide to photographing a birth.

Amazing Close-up Photographs of the Human Eye and How to Make Them Yourself

The human eye is a pretty amazing apparatus; physiological functions and complexities aside, eyes are integral to non-verbal communication and …

Photography

Camera Lenses: Narrowing Down the Choices

First of all, what is focal length? According to the textbook definition, “focal length is measured in millimeters (mm), and it represents the …

Cameras

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …