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12 Essential Tips for Your Wide-Angle Photography

Wide-angle lenses - you use them to cram more stuff into your photos. Now wait... If that's what you know about this type of lens, you're missing the …

Photography

How to shoot high-quality panorama images

Panorama images have something intriguing. They give you a different view of the world around you - a view that does not resemble the way you see a …

Photography

Lightroom Trick To Get More From Your Shadows Than Your Shadows Slider Allows

As photographers, we are forever searching for ways to get our images to look as we envision them. One of our primary problems comes from the fact …

The Wonut may be the best invention ever since the Cronut

If you go to Chicago, don't forget to pass by Waffles Café to try this new gem of culinary frankensteining: The Wonut—a cross between a waffle and a …

Robots embrace Ubuntu as it invades the internet of things

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Erle Robotics<p>Canonical has revealed what I reckon is its biggest announcement in years: Ubuntu is about to invade the …

A Quick Introduction to High Speed Flash Photography

High Speed flash photography is one of the funnest things that you can do to creatively capture motion that otherwise isn’t very visible to the human …

LaCie’s Rugged RAID is an External HD That Protects Your Files with Two Drives

French computer company LaCie has announced a backup hard drive that’s perfect for photographers who want to make sure their data stays safe in the …

Gear & Gadgets

iDrive Debuts 1 TB And 2 TB Wireless Drives Offering Encrypted Local Backups And Cloud Storage

Cloud storage and backup company iDrive today launched its first hardware product sold directly to consumers and businesses, with the debut of the new iDrive Wi-Fi. The encrypted external drive offers either 1 TB or 2 TB in storage space and, as the name implies, includes wireless connectivity. …

Encryption

Depict is a Giant and Gorgeous 4K Digital Frame That Does Photos Justice

Digital picture frames often steal attention away from the photos they display — the quality and resolution on most displays don’t always do photos …

Mylio: A Compelling New Way to Organize and Access All Your Photos from Anywhere

One of the most interesting products at this year’s PhotoPlus wasn’t a camera, or a lens, or a quirky accessory hiding in one of the out-of-the-way …

Worried about your online privacy? We tested the best VPN services

Congress’ decision to repeal internet protections has many Americans worried about their digital privacy. A Virtual Private Network — or VPN for …

Information Systems

Corn on the Cob With Sumac Butter

Corn on the cob is one of the best things about the summer season -- especially when the corn is super-sweet and juicy. And to get that kind of corn, I make a biweekly trip to a local farm where the corn is picked several times a day -- thus ensuring its absolute freshness! In fact, the corn is so …

Corn On The Cob

Top 5 Things To Do In Taipei, Taiwan

I have already raved about Taipei; how it combines traditional culture and modern convenience without the usual ensuing chaos. I particularly loved …

Asia Travel

An Eating Tour of Taipei, Taiwan

On his trip to Taiwan, bonappetit.com editor Matt Gross indulges in a sophisticated cuisine full of hearty dishes, rustic flavors, and lots and lots of pig<p>Over the past 16 years, I've made more trips than I can count to Taiwan—the island of 23 million people located just off the southeast coast of …

Food & Dining

Made in Taiwan: a food tour of Taipei

From a simple dumpling soup to an 18-course gourmet meal, the Taiwanese capital offers a stunning array of cuisine<p>On a street corner halfway down Yongkang Street in central Taipei, a trio of women fry up zhua bing, gorgeous shreddy circles of hot pastry studded with spring onion, and serve them …

Winners of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 – in pictures

From a dramatic storm cloud in the US to the ‘end of the world’ in Ecuador, we take a look at the winners of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo contest, chosen from more than 18,000 entries from photographers around the world

12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online</i> …

Get an Aries Matrix wireless HD transmitter for $149.99

That's half off the regular price of this top-rated adapter, which is especially great for wall-mounted TVs and ceiling-mounted projectors.<p>Planning to mount your TV on a wall? Hope you like cables, because you're probably going to be looking at a lot of them snaking out from the back. And even if …

Wireless

What you need to know about 3D printing

Dutch designer Iris van Herpen used one to send collections down the runway. Mink hopes you'll rely on one to create custom makeup at home. Andrey Rudenko is optimistic that he can use one to help him build his next home. And soon we'll create new human organs with them.<p>The mysterious agent of …

How to Make Ginormous, Fluffy Pancakes With Your Rice Cooker

Pancakes are fantastic, buttery beings. The post-cleanup can be disastrous, however, with your fingers covered in egg goo and batter dripping from every inch of kitchen surface. Dramatizations aside, if you crave the idea of a homemade breakfast but are known to burn an eggo waffle, this DIY …

Breakfast

3D Printed DIY Macro Adapter Makes a Tilt-Shift Lens from Any Nikon F Mount Glass

When it comes to DIY tilt-shift, there are a few different options out there, but none of them that we’ve seen are quite as impressive and practical …

19 free things to do in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia, but there are plenty of free things to see and do to ease the pressure on your wallet. Here are some of our favourite Singapore freebies.<p>Get a taste of Peranakan history at Baba House<p>Baba House, the exquisitely …

Asia Travel

The Dragon's Back and beyond: the best hikes in Hong Kong

You’d be forgiven for thinking that hiking isn’t among the must-try activities in Hong Kong – that the only place you’ll cop an eyeful of green is in Yau Ma Tei’s Jade Market. But a quick look at a map tells a different story: the territory is mostly painted in swathes of emerald and azure, fringed …

Hong Kong

Meet Liva, the 'world's smallest' Windows kit PC

At under 200g and only 118mm long, the Liva mini-desktop from Taiwanese manufacturer ECS is a seriously tiny Windows-based kit PC.<p>TAIPEI, Taiwan -- If you're a fan of small, cute computers, the Liva Kit PC from Taiwanese company ECS will float your boat.<p>At just 190g (under 7oz) and measuring 118 by …

Raspberry Pi

Braised Spiced Pork with Cao Lau Noodles

6 Servings<p>The synthesis of fresh and long-cooked textures; rich, sweet, and herbal flavors; and juicy and crunchy garnishes. Serve with extra herbs, chiles, and lime so everyone can customize his own bowl.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pork<p>2 medium shallots, finely chopped<p>2 lemongrass stalks, tough outer …

Cooking

Xbox One creator: how to design a games console

Carl Ledbetter led the team that designed Microsoft's latest games console. But how did he set out to create a games machine? And did he mean the new Kinect to look like a smiling face?<p>You might not know Carl Ledbetter by name but you'll have seen his work. After all, it's plastered across …

Not All Bokeh is Created Equal, DigitalRev Explains Why

Defined by Google as, “the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens,” Bokeh is a …

Getting Real with HDR - a Step by Step Tutorial for Realistic Looking HDR

If you have been photographing for more than a year or two, you will have heard about HDR (which stands for High Dynamic Range). We have probably …

Tutorial: How to Edit Underwater Photos

Photographer JP Danko recently put together the above video that takes a 20-minute behind-the-scenes look at the editing of an underwater photo. …

How To Edit Underwater Photography

If you have ever tried your hand at underwater photography, you will quickly realize that there is quite a bit of post production work required to …

Tutorials