Steven Lau

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Yosemite Area Lodging: Fish Camp

These lodgings are located along California Highway 41, and are most convenient if your Yosemite stay centers on the south side, the Wawona area or …

Video: 20 Things Most Photographers Get Wrong

When I was first getting into photography in college (and teaching myself), I read as many “10 Ways to Improve Your Photography”-type things as I …

How to Create A Great Composite Portrait - Part 1: Lightroom Preparations

Composite images, if they are realistic enough, require some trickery to be created properly. It requires both photographing and post-processing …

10 Best Sides for Roast Chicken

From silky mashed potatoes to sweet roasted carrots, here are 10 side dishes that are perfect with roast chicken.<p>In today's Chefs in Conversation …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Columbia River

2014 Audi Allroad Quattro vs. 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon, 2015 Volvo V60 T6 AWD R-Design | Comparison Test

Three’s a trend, but something short of a comeback. Even with enough wagons clustered in one segment to warrant our first roundup in 13 years, the two-box car remains endangered. The taller, truckier version of the wagon, the compact crossover, now dominates the market for utility vehicles. Case in …

VW Golf TDI SportWagen really is a concept, sort of

We know it doesn't look like a concept, but the Golf TDI SportWagen being shown at today's New York Auto Show is not (yet) a production model. There will indeed be a production car bearing the same name coming to these United States early next year, and it will look very much like the showcar seen …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Best designed Android apps – Google’s new picks

The Android Design team from Google HQ published a new list of Android apps that “go above and beyond the guidelines” when it comes to design.<p>Google first published a Beautiful Design collection in July, praising apps like Pattrn, Pocket, Flipboard, or Pinterest, for their masterfully crafted …

Apps

Zuli’s Smartplugs Turn Your Phone Into The Proximity-Based Switch For The Connected Home

A recent Kickstarter project called the Zuli Smartplug makes each of your power outlets intelligent thanks to Bluetooth low-energy, along with remote control from a smartphone, proximity triggering and scheduling, too. It’s sort of like what you maybe have been hearing about with Apple’s iBeacons, …

Podcasts to Get You Through Thanksgiving Travel

Today is the biggest travel day of the year. Chances are, you’re about to get a car, plane or travel. I’m hoping to beat the traffic down to Virginia …

The 10 Kitchen Tools Every Cook Must Own

Dan Felder, head of the secret Momofuku Culinary Lab, selects your essential gear<p>Masterful chefs know that the right kitchen equipment can mean the difference between delectable and forgettable. But if you're a cooking newbie, the walls of Williams-Sonoma can leave you cross-eyed. In an effort to …

How to make your car's engine look showroom fresh

Last time we saw Larry Kosilla of Ammo NYC and the YouTube show Drive Clean, he was initiating the resurrection of a 1966 Porsche 912. Going beyond the body, the automotive world's Mr. Clean next lays his gloved hands and brushes on the engine bay, demonstrating how to scour the powerplants of a …

How Not To Die From Botulism

Does the fear of botulism keep you from canning? Or do you can anyway, yet worry that you'll accidentally kill your loved ones with jam and pickles? …

Food Preservation

TedTalk presenter says the fastest ambulance is a motorcycle

When Eli Beer was a child in Jerusalem, he witnessed a bus explode in a terror attack. This brutal awakening to the violence around his home led him into the medical field, starting as an EMT at 15 years old. In Jerusalem. That takes guts for anyone, let alone a 15-year-old kid.<p>During his work, he …

How to Make the Perfect Lobster Roll

<b>I have to credit Dr. Claw</b> for teaching me how good a lobster roll can be. The infamous Brooklyn "lobster pusher"—the guy who won fame and no small degree of notoriety for illegally selling lobster rolls out of his apartment—gave me the first one I ever liked: A warm, garlicky tube of soft, delicate …

The Cheese-Lover's Guide to France

I like to think of his words as I curl my fingers around a dusky, mellow rind of French cheese.<p>Whether we are conscious of it or not as we grasp the knife, slicing into such a <i>fromage</i> lays open the world in miniature.<p>Here is the placid scent of chamomile, the chime of cow bells, the sun illuminating …

France

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …