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The Best Free DVD Rippers

Too many DVDs lying around? Need a way to turn them digital? You can turn them into digital files with the right software. These three programs will …

Software

15 Found Photos That Show Pin-Up Bombshell Nose Art of World War II Bombers

The inscription of art work on military planes dates to World War I, when paintings were usually extravagant company or unit insignia. However, …

World War II

How to Quickly and Easily Sharpen Any Blurry Photo

If you thought you couldn't use or rescue blurry, pixelated photos, think again. This tutorial will not only show you how to rescue and sharpen …

Tutorials

How to Create Texture in Waterfall Photos Using Photoshop

Waterfalls are a popular subject in landscape photography, although getting a great image can be a lot more difficult than you might first think. In …

Landscape Photography

World’s Longest Sniper Kill: The Enemy Killed Over 2 Miles Away

To understand the complexity of the shot, it’s best to start with a sniper maxim: sniping is weaponized math.

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Can you spot a Photoshopped picture? Here are 9 ways to identify a fake photo

After defeating Arizona, the Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett led the team in a post-win victory dance in the locker room while a …

Working With Large Sets of Images? Here's How to Edit Them Efficiently and Consistently in Lightroom

I didn't really appreciate the importance of having an efficient and consistent Lightroom workflow until I started shooting sports and events and …

The Ultimate Bug-Out Bag

That ragged guy on the street corner howling about the end of the world might be onto something. Think about it for a moment. Every morning it seems …

How to Buy Your First Fine Art Photographic Print

Prints by established photographers can sell for thousands of dollars, and, if you choose wisely, can increase in value over time while also looking …

SwitchBot review: Simple automation for any switch or button in your home

Article Contents<p>Getting into home automation can be very daunting. Different protocols, different compatibilities, and different requirements for …

Video: Classic lighting set-ups you should know

<b>With modern LED lighting it's easier than ever to create classic lighting set-ups for portraiture. Check out our behind-the-scenes video with</b> …

How to Pose Your Friends Like Models

If you’ve ever asked your friends to pose for a photo shoot before, you may have found that it can be difficult achieving high-quality poses when …

20 Practical Storage Ideas For A Small Kitchen Organization

If you have a smaller kitchen, then you know how difficult it is to find space for your pots and pans, your plates, your silverware, your glasses, …

More Simple Secrets to Using the Powerful Curves Tool in Photoshop (VIDEO)

We’ve featured several tutorials on how to use the powerful Curves tool in Photoshop and Shutterbug readers keep asking for more so here’s another …

Microsoft Publishes Massive 948-Page PDF With Every Windows Terminal Command You Could Ever Need

Image: byrev / Pixabay<p>If you wanted an exhaustive reference for all the command line tools and utilities available in Windows, "/h" was as good as it …

Raspberry Pi Weather Station With Internet Of Things Connectivity

Makers, hobbyists and Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that are interested in building their very own Raspberry Pi weather station complete with Internet of …

The Best Salmon Toppings You Haven’t Tried Yet

Are you bored with your same-old, basic salmon recipes? Try one of these easy, healthy ways to add serious flavor to your fish dinners fast. For each …

Watch a Photographer's Photoshop and Lightroom Portrait Editing Workflow

Post production has been a significant part of photography ever since the beginning of the medium. Back before digital, it was all about how you …

Jewish Surnames Through the Ages:An Etymological History

History/Judaism<p>This survey of the origins of Jewish surnames by Benzion C. Kaganoff is a companion piece to the same writer’s…<p>Benzion C. Kaganoff / …

How to make your own custom Alexa commands

Amazon's virtual voice assistant just got a whole lot smarter.<p>With the arrival of Skill Blueprints, Alexa can now perform a variety of personalized tricks -- "skills," as Amazon calls them, that are personalized to you and your family.<p>For example, is someone studying for a test? With the Flashcards …

Smart Homes

How to make your home a Smart Home

The smart home is no longer a dream stuck inside a Disney movie. It's real, it's attainable and it's a lot easier to set up than you think. CNET's Guide to Smart Living, launching today, is going to show you exactly how.<p>To do this, we outfitted a home in the heart of San Francisco with smart home …

Hacking

20 Amazing Solar Water Fountain Ideas For Your Garden

A water fountain is one of the most fascinating and pleasant additions you could make to any garden.<p>Any moving water feature brings so much …

Why Bigger Air-Cooled Engines Become Harder To Cool

We’ve seen steady growth in displacement of traditional air-cooled engines from makers such as BMW and Harley-Davidson. With that growth has come a …

What is the ‘Soap Opera Effect’ in TV and how to turn it off

You just bought a new TV, set it up, and excitedly fired it up for the first time. But suddenly, disappointment. The picture looks funny. Sitcoms and …

Why You Should Try This Easy Online Room Design Planner

Plan Your Room is a free online room design application that deserves its place among the best due to how simple the website is to use - there …

Food & Dining

Use A Smarter High Pass Filter to Sharpen Your Photos

Sharpening an image with a high-pass filter in Photoshop is a simple way to make the image pop. But what happens if you've sharpened your image and …

Tutorials

When It's Safe to Shred Your Tax Records

Many records are no longer needed three years after filing your tax return, but you may have to keep documents involving the purchase of a house or …

Hacking Windows 10: How to Capture Keystrokes & Passwords Remotely

Using a keylogger to intercept keys pressed on an infected computer can circumvent encryption used by email and secure chat clients. The collected …

Information Security

Check out this tiny Navy SEAL survival kit

If there's one group in the military that's trained to survive in the most horrible conditions known to man, it's the U.S. Navy SEALs.<p>From the icy Arctic to humid jungles, SEALs are prepared for any kind of fight against the enemy at a moment's notice.<p>Sometimes, missions don't go as planned, so …