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OPPO's major role in the competitive mid-range market

Over the past few years, the mid-range smartphone market has changed dramatically all over the world. With the specification wars raging on in full force, major handset manufacturers are constantly competing with each other for the top spot in the premium market segment. This comes at a price, …

Moto X Play review

Mobile Technology

What’s on my Android device

Understanding Aperture and Exposure: Part 1

A few years ago I started this blog for my photography students to help re-enforce the most fundamental aspects of photography. Understanding how …

Landscape Photography

Powerful Portraits of Kenyan Children in Primary School for the Blind

<i>Lina</i><p>Jonathan May is a Sydney-based photographer. This work is from his portrait series on blind children attending Thika primary school in Kenya. He …

185 Extraordinary Photo Manipulation Tutorials | Web & Graphic Design

Unlimited Downloads : 500,000+ Design Assets<p>Photoshop is mostly used for Photo Manipulation and its popularity and craze is still a rage. In this …

Thinking About Using A Wide Angle Lens? Here's 5 Reasons You Should!

Wide angle lenses are used by a variety of landscape photographers seeking that perfect wide angle shot. That's the typical scenario, but the reality …

How to Create Photographic Slideshows That Wow

Ok, lets cut to the chase. For those of us of a certain age, photographic slide shows conjure up an image of sitting through badly edited holiday …

Sony announces new cameras with plenty of zoom

<b>The deluge of camera announcements continues as manufacturers reveal new models to coincide with the CP+ expo in Japan.</b><p>Sony has two compact cameras to add to the fray, with the travel zoom HX60V leading the charge. It follows on from the HX50V which made its debut at a similar time last year. The …

How bad dreams can lead to high anxiety

How bad dreams can lead to high anxiety<p>By<p>One in 20 people suffers with frequent or chronic nightmares, writes Roger Dobson.<p>In one of the biggest …

Diy Head Light Cleaner Gift Kit

DIY Rising Table<p>Powerful Water Pump<p>Cedar Strip Kayak<p>PVC Class<p>What a useful and creative gift! I like your ethos of self-reliance and your …

This Delicious Recipe Is Pretty Straightforward, A Great Dinner To Whip Up On A Weeknight!

If you’ve ever been to the Cheesecake Factory, you’ll know that choosing from their overwhelmingly large menu is just the beginning. Their recipes …

The Best Carbs for Weight Loss

Sadly, cronuts didn’t make the cut<p>Considering that you’re a smart, well read woman, you probably know at this point that carbs aren’t evil. Problem is, there are so many different kinds of them—fruits! breads! squashes!—that it’s hard to know exactly which ones are best if you’re looking to slim …

How to protect yourself from the 'Heartbleed' bug

A major new security vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed was disclosed Monday night with severe implications for the entire Web. The bug can scrape a server's memory, where sensitive user data is stored, including private data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers.<p>It's an extremely …

Heartbleed Bug

Your Twitter Password Was Safe From Heartbleed. Other Social Sites? TBD.

This is going to get worse before it gets better.<p>News of “Heartbleed,” one of the most catastrophic security vulnerabilities the Web has ever seen, broke earlier this week. In a nutshell, it’ll soon be time to change almost every website password you have.<p>Almost, but not all.<p>If you’ve got a Twitter …

The Dark Side of Quinoa

<b>Quinoa, the "miracle grain of the Andes,"</b> is now too expensive for the poor Andes residents who have traditionally relied on it as a staple of their diet. Low in carbohydrates and high in protein, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa) has become increasingly popular with the First World health-conscious set. …

The Promising (But Problematic) Future of Ultra-Fast Internet

While you weren't looking, the internet got super fast. I'm not talking Google Fiber fast. I'm talking <i>Star Trek</i> fast. Today, it's not just possible …

Google Fiber

Tackle This 3D-Printed Spherical Rubik's Cube If You Hate Yourself

If you've solved a Rubik's Cube so many times that it no longer offers you a challenge, maybe it's time to try a new shape? The Marusenko Sphere puts …

3D Printing

Using a 20×24-inch Polaroid to Take Honest Portraits of Movie Stars

Created by Polaroid in 1976, the 20×24-inch instant camera is one of the most unusual and massive pieces of photographic history you can get your …

Finally Letting Go of the Pain and Moving On after a Breakup

<b>“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” ~C. S. Lewis</b><p>Another …

Are You Limited by the Fear of What Other People Think?

<b>“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>A few months ago, I found myself on the busy streets …

Positive Thinking

Famous Barrs French Onion Soup Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Peel onions and slice 1/8 inch thick, preferably in a food processor.<p>Melt butter in a 6-quart (or larger) stockpot. Add onions; cook, uncovered, over …

10 Decadent Gluten-Free Desserts

Here are a list of ingredients that are (usually) gluten-free: chocolate, sugar, fruit, cream, nuts, peanut butter, honey -- in other words, everything you need to make an entirely satisfying treat for an afternoon snack, a midnight craving, or an elegant final course for your next dinner …

Christopher Boswell on All Things Pasta

<i>We're sitting down with our favorite writers and cooks to talk about their upcoming cookbooks, their best food memories, and just about anything else.</i><p><i>Today: Christopher Boswell, the chef behind the Rome Sustainable Food Project's new Pasta cookbook, talks to us about Italy's favorite food -- and</i> …

Underwater Photography by Kurt Arrigo

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The Beautifully Frightening Images of Federico Bebber

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Adobe Adds Perspective Warp and Linked Smart Objects in Major Photoshop Update

One of the advantages to the Creative Cloud model is that those onboard don’t have to pay any extra when major upgrades come. No more updating to the …

Interview with Street Photographer Eric Kim

Whenever I look online for information or advice relating to street photography, Eric Kim’s name regularly surfaces. I’ve been reading his blog for a …

How To Find Your Best Natural Light Source

You probably know by now that natural light from a window will create beautiful images. This free and readily available light source is my first …

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …