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You don't have a fat chunk of funding in the company bank account providing a year or more of runway. You only have a meager personal cash injection …

Sovereign & Heaven’s War with J.R.R.Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams

A civil war is unleashed featuring masked undertakers, Gods, demons and magic written by Chris Robertson (<b>Edison Rex</b>, <b>iZombie</b>) and illustrated by Paul …

The sharing economy gets greedy

A new pro-sharing nonprofit describes itself as “grassroots.” But it looks like a lobbying organization<p>[THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED]<p>I just got off a conference call promoting the "sharing economy" put on a by a new nonprofit organization called Peers. The call featured a couple of writers who are …

Intel Minnowboard Bare-bones x86 Mini PC Launches For $199

Thanks to the popularity of the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC which has taken the world by storm, Intel has developed their own mini PC in the form of …

Xiaomi Red Rice Handset Announced In China

Xiaomi have announced their latest smartphone in China, the Xiaomi Red Rice which will launch in China on the 12th of August, the handset comes with …

Nvidia Shield Handheld Gaming Console Now Shipping For $299

Gamers patiently waiting for the launch of the new Nvidia Shield handheld gaming console will be pleased to learn that today is the day the Nvidia …

Gear & Gadgets

Top 10 Composition Tips in Photography

Photography is all about composition. If you can’t compose an image, you can’t take photos. That’s the bottom line. This is where your photography …

How to photograph children

The beauty about taking pictures of children, I find, is that they have that unselfconscious innocence. As a child portraiture photographer, I love …

How to take great portrait photos

To take successful photographs of people, you need to be both direct <i>and</i> candid. Always get close to your subjects; standing at a distance with a long …

How to take great summer photos | My favourite summer photo

Felix Clay<p>The summer can be the hardest time of year for a photographer. You've got such strong light – as this photograph, which I took in Moscow in …

How to photograph food and drink

Given how much time we spend talking about where, when and what to eat and drink, why not take the time to properly photograph what is dished up? …

How to take great photos at festivals

The spectacle, colour and crowds that are the hallmarks of festivals around the world make them a great photographic subject. People dress up in …

How to take great urban photos

The urban environment offers a whole host of subjects to photograph, even in the smallest of towns. In the time it takes to walk a block or two, you …

Top tips for landscape photography

Shooting landscapes demands a very different way of working compared to photographing people. Typically taken with the camera mounted on a tripod, …

These Korean Photoshoppers Are the Undisputed Kings of Photo(shop)bombing

Ever wondered what Korean photoshoppers do for fun? Apparently, they photo(shop)bomb people’s pictures, that’s what. And this is how it works: …

What Is Most Personal Is Most Universal – Henri Nouwen

We like to make a distinction between our private and public lives and say, “Whatever I do in my private life is nobody else’s business.” But <b>anyone</b> …

You Only Die Once

YOLO ("you only live once") is the acronym <i>du jour</i>. You may have come across it on Twitter (#yolo), in a Drake song, or tattooed on actor Zac Efron's …

Developer Hacks His Microwave Into The Microwave Of The Future

Hello, and welcome back to today’s episode of “Why? LOL BECAUSE WE CAN.”<p>Tired of your dumb old microwave that just <i>shoots friggin’ radio waves at food</i> to cook it? Stupid thing probably can’t even play animated GIFs or send Snapchats or download the Fergie. What’s the point?<p>In the coolest mod I’ve …

5 Ways to Strengthen the Message and Story of Your Photographs

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Photographers decide what is in the frame and what is not. We cant always control every single item the frame. We can …

The Great British Budget Menu, BBC One, review

Sarah Rainey reviews The Great British Budget Menu (BBC One), a one-off Great British Menu special in which leading chefs tackle food poverty by living with three families who are struggling to make ends meet.<p><b>The Great British Budget Menu</b> (BBC One), a one-off special of the long-running foodie …