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Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Facebook Ran A Huge Psychological Experiment On Users And Manipulated The Emotions Of More Than 600,000 People

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Facebook's data scientists conducted a massive experiment where it messed with people's feeds and proved that longer-lasting moods, like happiness or depression, can be transferred across the social network.<p>The company tweaked the Newsfeed algorithms of 689,003 unwitting …

The Basics of Photography: D for Dynamic Range

In photography, Dynamic Range is the amount of visible detail that can be seen or recovered between the lightest part of a photograph and the …

Merge to 32 bit - HDR technique comparisons

HDR is an often discussed and debated subject in photography circles. There’s much talk about “bad” HDR, or a whether or not one should even do it in …

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What Your Camera’s Auto Bracketing Feature Can Do and How to Use It

Cameras today are a marvel of modern technology, giving us beautifully exposed, wonderfully sharp images much of the time. There are times however …

The Perfectly-Hidden Depressed Person: Are You One?

You have seen her.<p>She looks great. Smiling. Not overly done up. Has what looks like a good marriage, maybe a couple of kids. Maybe she has her own career outside of being a mom, maybe not. If she does, her life looks balanced. Still close with her parents. Involved with the school, knows what's …

5 Health Mistakes You're Making Before 10 a.m.

<i>Your day could be off to an even better start with a few simple tweaks.</i><p>By Corrie Pikul

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

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Why the knight is the best piece on the chess board

This video proves that it is possible to place the knight anywhere you wish on a chess board<p>The knight is the one piece in chess that players have a strange relationship with - it's strange L shaped movement makes it a tricky piece to deal with but can also prove to be crucial during the closing …

Speed Chess Changed My Brain

Mastering the three-minute game saw improved skills in unexpected places, from poker to planking.<p>Mukumbura/Flickr<p>The poker table was down to three players. I had a queen and a 10. It wasn't the strongest hand, but I'd been analyzing my opponents' playing patterns and knew I needed to send an …

Ask a Sommelier: How to Pair Wine With Salads

When it comes to wine pairing, salads can be tricky: a salad that's dressed with something tart can knock out the flavor of the wine you're trying to enjoy. We asked a few sommeliers from around the country for their tips on the best wines to serve with salads, and all the factors to consider when …

7 Cozy Sunday Suppers

These comforting dishes are perfect for lazy winter Sundays, when you've got some time to slow down and putter around the kitchen.<p><b>Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this classic French beef stew known as Beef Bourguignon, meat is slowly braised in a rich brown sauce until fork-tender. It takes …

Stephen Hawking's new research: 'There are no black holes' - ExtremeTech

Stephen Hawking’s new research: ‘There are no black holes’<p>By on January 27, 2014 at 9:48 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

NSA's New Data Center And Supercomputer Aim To Crack World's Strongest Encryption

James Bamford has a way of digging up the facts that lend credence to America’s worst privacy fears about its own government. Now the author and investigative reporter who wrote the definitive portraits of the National Security Agency in his books <i>The Puzzle Palace</i>, <i>Body of Secrets</i> and <i>The Shadow</i> …

Kafolda : Foldable Spoon by Gordon Adler

After tea.tanic, unique tea bag holder, Gordon Adler has submitted his latest project: <b>Kafolda</b>. It’s a unique foldable spoon that allows you to create …

Industrial Design

6 Tough Treadmill Cardio Workouts You'll Love | Men's Health

Go at that tempo for 3 to 4 minutes, and then walk for 3 to 4 minutes. That’s one round; do 3 to 5 total rounds.<p>“This is a maximum aerobic effort that helps you push your easy pace,” says Rich Agnello, C.S.C.S., a coach for the New York-New Jersey Track Club and Next Level Sports & Fitness Training.<p>…

The NSA's catalog of spy gear shows how it hacks computers

Over the New Year’s holiday the German newspaper Spiegel has published details about the gadgets the NSA uses to spy on people and companies. According to the newspaper the NSA has a special secret unit, called ANT, which specializes in creating tech related devices for eavesdropping and installing …

Surveillance

How to encrypt your Android device

The reasonably recent debate in the US between law enforcement agencies and tech giants over smartphone encryption has once again brought the issue to center stage. There’s little doubt that keeping your personal data secure these days is pretty important, so it is fortunate that Android gives you …

Information Systems

'Electronic Blood' Could Power Next-Generation Computers

It’s often said that a smartphone contains all the computing power NASA used to put people on the moon. But while today’s computer chips are …

Non-Linear Periodization And Overtraining

If gaining muscle is on the forefront of your goals, this series I’m about to embark on is just for you. It doesn’t matter if you want to train for …

When you train intensely with weights, you’re incurring injury to your muscles. It sounds bad, but the body compensates by adding an extra layer of protection to muscles to minimize or prevent further injury—muscular hypertrophy, or growth. Through a complex interplay involving increased muscle protein synthesis and a short-term immune response, individual muscle fibers thicken, […]

When you train intensely with weights, you’re incurring injury to your muscles. It sounds bad, but the body compensates by adding an extra layer of …

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8 Ways to Eat Clean

Improve your family's diet with these healthy-body, whole-foods strategies.<p>What is clean eating?<p>Nitrates in cured meats. GMOs. Artificial sweeteners. Hydrogenated oils. Sugar-packed snacks and drinks. Livestock raised with antibiotics. Hormones in our food. Today many parents are saying, "Enough …

Punch Through's new Arduino board can stay wireless forever (video)

You'll have to plug in a typical Arduino-compatible board at some point in its life, whether it's to add code or just to supply power. Not Punch Through Design's upcoming Cortado, however. The tiny device centers on a custom Bluetooth 4.0 LE module that both enables wireless programming (including …

Paper airplanes finally get the smartphone remote control they deserve

Thank you, PowerUp. Apparently the last time we had the opportunity to write about paper airplanes was back in 2011, when a Seattle doctor built a tiny one using a da Vinci surgical robot. This time out, it's a Kickstarter project that brings smartphone control to the notoriously staid world of …

OWN Personal Speaker by Simon Lauwerier

<b>OWN</b> is the first real personal transportable speaker. Thanks to this device, you can listen your music, respond to calls or mails, and many other …

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