Gregory T Johnson

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8 Dramatic Landscape Photos to Inspire Your Weekend

It’s Friday, and I’m ready for the weekend!If you’re like me, you use at least some of your free time on the weekends to head to the great outdoors …

9 Can’t-Miss Portrait Photography Tips That Will Help You Create Better Portraits Today

One of the great things about portrait photography is its variation.Here’s what I mean…I can take a portrait of my family in the backyard and then go …

This Video Shows You How To Pack Over 100 Items Into A Carry-On

It's going insanely viral, and for good reason.<p>I've always had a tendency to overpack when going on vacation, but it's never once occurred to me, rather than learning how to downsize my travel necessities, what I <i>really</i> needed was a lesson in how to fit them in my suitcase.<p>Luckily, former Bond Girl …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 April 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>April 1, 2018<p>A good soundtrack can prove to be the missing ingredient that can enhance an experience. You’ve got the BBQ …

Unforgettable Christmas Family Vacation Ideas

Just because you’re traveling with the kids doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style or sophistication.<p>The holidays are the perfect opportunity to …

What Are the Best Days to Book a Cruise?

Thank God it's Thursday?<p>According to new data from search engine CruiseWatch.com, travelers looking for a discount are better off booking their next …

Search Engines

This Group Is Making It Easier For Black People To Travel

Nomadness wants to create unique travel experiences for people of color.<p>Travel has usually been seen as a luxury that black people just don’t ― or can’t ― have but one collective, Nomadness Travel Tribe, is working to change that and make travel more accessible.<p>“The concept of Nomadness is really …

You Should Never Post Online or Throw Away Your Airport Boarding Pass. Here's Why

uring our flight, we need to take good care of our passports and boarding pass as these are among the most important things that we will need upon …

Can't Afford an Expensive Flight? This Startup Will Let You Put it on Layaway

Airfordable lets consumers purchase airline flights and hotel rooms through affordable payment plans.<p>You can buy gifts, furniture, and electronics on layaway, so why can't you do the same for airline flights and hotel bookings? That's exactly what one Chicago startup is now offering.<p>Airfordable …

This New Trend Wants You to Quit Your Desk Job and Travel the World

If you’ve ever dreamed of quitting your day job, packing up your stylish travel essentials and jetsetting the globe, you are definitely not alone. But after a few months of globetrotting through Pinterest’s top travel locations, you’ll probably notice that your bank account is a ghost of what it …

Trends

How to find the cheapest fare? This is the only answer

There is no secret to finding the cheapest airfare, but it’s worth talking about because many people neglect to do this one very simple step: Always compare airfares. That’s it — but here’s some proof.<p><b>1. The "cheapest airline" isn’t always the cheapest.</b><p>Take a look at these recent sale prices …

5 New Travel Startups That Ease Passenger Experience

This week we look at five startups keen on creating integrations where travelers need them most, such as connecting rewards miles tracking to flight …

​Download free e-books from your local library -- here's how

If you're an insatiable reader and you want as many e-books as you can get for free, look no further than the library. Recently, the New York Public Library put 300,000 books on an app called SimplyE. The app is available for Android and iOS, but is only available to those with a NYPL library …

Apps

Lenovo launches two compact desktop virtual reality gaming systems

Lenovo is launching two new computers today that it will market as gaming desktops that can handle demanding virtual reality applications.<p>The new Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube and the Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO Y910 have the considerable graphics processing power required to run VR headsets such as the …

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled

<i>Editor's note, October 11th, 2016, 10:30AM ET: On September 2nd, 2016, Samsung issued a recall on the Galaxy Note 7 because of a safety concern with the battery. The company halted sales and recalled all 2.5 million devices it manufactured. It then issued replacement devices that were deemed to be</i> …

Intel introduces a standalone wireless VR headset called Project Alloy

Intel just took a big leap into virtual reality.<p>CEO Brian Krzanich showed off a new standalone virtual reality headset during the company's Intel …

Augmented Reality

Nikon's D3400 DSLR is made for aspiring photographers

Not everyone can handle cameras like Nikon's flagship D5, which are designed with professional photographers in mind. But, for those who want a less advanced DSLR, the Japanese manufacturer has others such as its new D3400. This entry-level shooter features a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor (DX-format) …

Cameras

'Xbox Wireless' lets gamers use Microsoft controllers on PC without the dongle

Although Microsoft started adding Bluetooth support to its latest Xbox One controllers, the older controllers still proved to be a bit of a pain in the ass when it came to using them on a PC. To date, they required you to remain tethered to the PC with wires or to hack together support with USB …

Gamescom 2016: Xbox Scorpio to Bring an End to Console Generations, Says Microsoft

Iterative hardware is the future.<p>Microsoft believes we've seen the end of console generations, as the company plans to iterate on the Xbox platform …

How to see everything you've ever watched on Netflix and Amazon

Streaming is a curious beast. One minute you'll be enjoying the 80s vibe of <i>Stranger Things</i> (go watch it if you haven't already) and the next you'll be struggling to pick something from that overwhelming catalog. Sometimes, though, you'll stumble on something that you'd normally never choose -- a …

Amazon Video

Amazon Alexa can now find your phone with TrackR

Are you one of those people who is forever forgetting where you left your iPhone? Now Amazon Alexa can help you find it, thanks to TrackR integration.<p>TrackR has been helping the forgetful find misplaced phones, tablets, wallets, keys, and more for years — and it just keeps getting better. Now …

Smartphone batteries with twice the life may arrive in 2017

A type of lithium battery that could make gasoline-powered cars obsolete is on track to be commercialized, according to <i>MIT</i> <i>News</i>. The "lithium metal" batteries, developed by MIT spin-off SolidEnergy, can reportedly pack the same energy as a standard lithium-ion cell in half the size. "Or, we can make …

Clean Energy

Pandora may finally launch on-demand streaming

After years of resistance, it looks like Pandora is about ready to jump on the on-demand streaming wagon.<p>According to a report from the WSJ, Pandora is in the process of signing deals with record companies in order to launch a $10/month on-demand streaming tier, giving users unlimited access to any …

Amazon Invests Big Money in Smart Thermostat Startup

Ecobee, a maker of smart thermostats for the home, just snagged $35 million in funding from Amazon’s Alexa Fund, Thomvest Ventures, and Relay …

Amazon Will Now Deliver A Car To Your Doorstep

Amazon Prime subscribers around Los Angeles will be able to get a Hyundai delivered to their doorsteps for a test drive.<p>Hyundai has partnered with …

Space Virtual Reality Will Soon Let You Experience Orbiting Earth

"Anyone will have the opportunity to sit down and put on any VR headset and be immediately immersed in the majestic beauty of space."<p>If you’ve ever wondered how it actually feels to fly above Earth and look down at the amazing planet we call home, you’ll soon be able to do that from the comfort of …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Reviews Show Apple Has Work To Do

More than ever, Apple has its work cut out for it with next two iterations of the iPhone. That’s the message some Galaxy Note 7 reviews are sending.<p>A quick canvassing of reviews this week yielded more than a few unflattering hardware comparisons with the iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus. Of course, Apple could …

Galaxy Note

5 Simple Ways to Find Your First Clients

So, you’ve got your portfolio finished. You have strong images that display the work that you want to be hired for. Your website is branded in a way …

Samsung uses brain-inspired processors to create digital camera 'vision'

Samsung has used IBM’s neuromorphic computer processors, built under the latter company’s TrueNorth project, to create digital ‘eyes’ that see in …

Lighting Basics: How to Light Portraits with an Umbrella

As my portraiture has evolved over the years, the mainstay of my kit remains to be large umbrellas. The light modifiers are incredibly adaptable, …