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14 Google Home games you can play with your kiddos

Google Home may help keep you organized and control your smart home, but it can also entertain your kids.<p>Google Home has many uses around the house. It can control the lights, set the temperature and even help you cook or order dinner. But it can also help keep your kids entertained while you're …

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Uneven drywall seams, popping nails, cracks or other defects can all surface after a wall is finished and painted. You can easily fix them, but you're probably going to have to re-prime the wall -- and you'll definitely have to paint it again. You use drywall joint compound for almost all drywall …

Location tracking + machine learning = modern parenting

Forget the helicopter. Jiobit uses GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular triangulation to keep an eye on your kiddo.<p>Let's be honest: Kids can be a little <i>too</i> easy to lose. Some parents cave and use a safety harness, but who likes to walk their toddlers on a leash? Others buy GPS tracking wearables that …

Machine Learning

Woodworking - How to Choose the Right Glue - Quiet Corner

Most woodworking projects require some gluing-up. With the variety of glues on the market, how should you know which one is right for the job? The …

The future of the IoT job market

Zach Supalla Contributor<p>Zach Supalla is the CEO of Particle.<p>Since the dawn of technology, we’ve been afraid of technology eliminating our jobs. Look at the birth of the steam engine. When it was invented in the late 1700s, people believed its arrival signaled the end of manual labor and thousands …

How to delete all your Google history and data

It’s probably safe to say Google knows us better than even our closest friends and relatives. Seriously, the search giant stores all the internet history that goes through any of their products or services. And that is saying a lot, considering Google is pretty much everywhere.<p>Thankfully, they are …

Google

Home Buyers Plan: What is the HBP?

Buying a home can get expensive. After all, a home is a large purchase, and if you want to avoid hassles and difficulties, you need to come up with a …

Personal Finance

Huawei Nexus 6P camera tips and tricks - Pocket-lint

The Huawei Nexus 6P is the best Nexus device to date, and one of the key reasons we like it so much is the brilliant camera.<p>When it comes to taking …

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

You can do anything with your new Android phone. So many apps. So many possibilities. But where to begin?<p>Here's a list of 15 apps that should get you started:

How to turn your old Android phone or tablet into a security camera

There’s a pretty good chance you have an old smartphone or tablet sitting around in a drawer. Sure, you could always sell it for a little cash, but …

Techniques for Removing People in Photoshop

As much as people can add life, mood and scale to an image, there are times when we just wish they were not there. There are times we might have set …

How to Build a DIY Square Ring Light for Portraits

Photographers are familiar with the ring light, which produces a pleasing ring-shaped highlight (or “catchlight”) in a subject’s eyes. It’s often …

How to Get Great Photo Effects With Camera Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is one of the three pillars of the exposure triangle along with aperture and ISO. It is also one of the fundamental ways that we can …

DSLR Video Tutorial Lesson: Basic & Advanced Techniques

There’s an art and a science to creating great cinema. You bring the art, we’ll help explain the science.<p>In this newest DSLR Video Tutorial series, …

7 newborn photos to take before you leave the hospital

by Jennifer Borget posted in Life & HomeThat first day or so at the hospital is prime time for snapping memories that will last a lifetime. There's …

Pregnancy

Five tips to speed up your Mac

Boost your Mac's performance and reclaim hard-drive space with this handful of tips.<p>The only place I like seeing a beach ball is at a beach or in a stadium during a baseball game or concert. The one place I least like to see a beach ball is on my aging MacBook Pro, where the spinning beach ball has …

MacBook Pro

The Insanely Easy Breakfasts Food Bloggers Eat All the Time (But Don't Think Are Worth Posting)

Reading any food blog makes it seem like the writer eats amazing, how-did-they-come-up-with-that meals all day long. Easy or intricate, it’s hard not …

What Is Marginal Tax Rate and How Does It Work?

We hear a lot about tax rates. Often, what we pay in taxes is expressed as a percentage of income. However, it’s important to understand that the tax …

Retirement

19 DIY Hacks To Organize Your Whole House

17. Create instant organization with baskets or buckets.<p>Pinterest | Casey Nelson<p>Advertisement<p>18. Use mesh bags to hang produce that needs ventilation.<p>…

DIY

This is the first video game I'll let my daughter play

Metamorphabet might just be the perfect introduction to touchscreens<p>"Daddy, can I tickle the blue foot?"<p>For the past week or so, Charlotte, my two-year-old daughter, has woken up making strange requests. One morning she wanted to feed an egg to an elephant, the next she asked to use a tongue to …

7 Beginner Tips For Sharper Photos

Scott Kelby, the author of many digital photography books says, <i>“If your photos aren’t sharp then the rest doesn’t matter.”</i> Key to any image is its …

Landscape Photography

25 Most Useful Photography Cheat Sheets – Part1

Here we have collected some very useful Photography Cheat Sheets. I am sure, these diagrams will be very useful for beginners and amateur …

Photography

11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …

Here’s a Glimpse at How Sony’s New ‘4D’ Autofocus Technology Looks and Feels

At Photokina 2014, Sony is a showing off its new autofocus technology called “4D Focus.” It’s an AF system that blankets the scene with a wide …

Amazing Black and White Lightroom Tutorials

Processing black and white photos is a skill of its own. <br>Learn how it’s done – in less than 2 hours!<p>As a photographer, you know it’s super-important …

Tutorials