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Weird Kanji

Good old kanji! You know, the 50,000 some odd characters borrowed from Chinese that are used to read Japanese? They're daunting at first, but get …

Useful phrases at a hairsalon

「枝毛を整えてください。」= Edage wo totonoete kudasai.= Could you trim the split ends?Hi everyone! Am I gorgeous or what?Today’s lesson is a request lesson. <br>I …

Short essay: Thoughts on learning to speak and write in a foreign language… naturally

When learning a foreign language, I think we all tend to go through stages. First, we may have a mild (or major) interest in the culture of a foreign …

Language Learning

5 Quick and Simple Lightroom Edits to make your Images Pop

Since its original release, Adobe’s Lightroom has grown into perhaps one of the best tools a photographer can use. Initially designed as an image …

[RETIRED] Demo: OpenStack + Cumulus VX "Rack-on-a-Laptop" Part I (L2+MLAG)

<b>Important</b>: This demo has been retired. Please consult the updated version.<p>This demo illustrates the dynamic provisioning of VLANs using a virtual …

Headphones That Completely Bypass Your Outer Ear, Let You ‘Hear Through Your Skull’

Earbuds are often an imperfect invention.<p>Sometimes they won’t stay in. Sometimes you’re faced with the one bud in, one bud out scenario if you wish to hear anything other than what’s streaming through your device. And don’t get started on the knotty cord situation.<p>That’s why the creators of Batband …

IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft tells developers: Download our free virtual machines

Microsoft, doing its best to facilitate its Edge and web platforms, is giving away <b>free</b> VMware and VirtualBox virtual machines. Developers can …

5 Free Lightroom Resources all Photographers Should Know About

No matter your skill level or interest level in photography, there are scores of camera choices available to choose from; whether DSLR or mirrorless; …

Tutorials

How To Successfully Photograph Cityscapes

I’ve always been fascinated with cityscapes. There are countless ways to photograph them, but no matter how it's done, there are some things that …

Samsung’s Gear S2 can make me a believer in smartwatches

This perfectly round smartwatch is like a porthole into the future<p><b>Read next:</b> The Samsung Gear S2 review.<p>A year ago, I was here at IFA in a state of exasperation. Every electronics company was throwing a diversity of awkward smartwatches at the wall and waiting to see what stuck. Nothing did, …

Storage for Photographers (Part 2)

How 12TB of network-attached storage changed my digital life and why you need it too. <b>This RSS feed only shows excerpts. Please visit the website for</b> …

Running Ceph inside Docker

Ceph is a fully open source distributed object store, network block device, and file system designed for reliability, performance, and scalability …

DevOps

So…containers. Why? How? What? Start here if you haven’t.

I tweeted a link today about running ceph inside of Docker, something that I would like to give a shot (mostly because I want to learn Docker more …

How to get Visibility into Docker Clusters running Kubernetes

Google officially launched today the final version of their cluster manager project Kubernetes, which treats Docker containers as first-class …

The Street Photography Composition Manual

“The photographer’s eye is perpetually evaluating. A photographer can bring coincidence of line simply by moving his head a fraction of a millimeter. …

How Understanding Clarity and Vibrance in Lightroom Can Improve Your Images

Adobe Lightroom offers two excellent tools for increasing the apparent contrast and saturation of an image without resorting to taking everything to …

Android customization - Three battery saving tips using Tasker

So far in our Android customization series we have used tools to build designs and control your device with a reckless disregard for your battery life, we better do something about that. While battery life is an important topic for most Android users, it is very involved and will require that we …

Android News

How to Create a Vision Board and Meet Your Big Goals

Advertisement<p>Can you dig through a hundred meters of solid rock alone?<p>“No,” a reasonable person would say – and they’d be wrong. The “Mountain Man” …

Conquer your information overload with Evernote [Infographic]

Your brain is at stake.<p>In both my professional and personal circles, I’ve always been the early adopter. The guy who tries the new tech and shares …

The Beginner’s Guide to Every Type of Yoga Out There

<i>By Christine Yu, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>You’ve decided to finally start doing yoga—but after Googling classes in your area, your head is spinning. Should …

Understanding the AWS Cloud Security Model and Services

<i>Protecting and monitoring networks, applications and data is simple if you know and use the right tools</i><p>Security is a stifling fear for organizations …

Tips from a Pro: Lynn Saville's Tips For Photographing After Dark

“I love the way cities look at night,” says photographer Lynn Saville. “I can wander and see the city with less interruption. Pedestrians don’t get …

Landscape Photography

Mobile language apps help millions learn less, more often

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Smartphone apps that help people learn languages for free or nearly free, a few sentences at a time, are piling pressure on established education firms and setting the pace for how to make lessons more engaging.<p>Phone and tablet-based mobile products from newcomers like …

Apps

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Windows 10: Pushing my MacBook and iPad aside

The versatility of Windows 10 is gradually pushing my MacBook Air and iPad Air 2 to the side. This was unexpected and a testament to how good Windows …

Windows 10

10 apps that should be core smartphone features

So I trawled the hundreds of apps I’ve installed, and compiled a “top 10” of the ones I feel wouldn’t look out-of-place integrated into a phone’s inner workings.<p>It’s worth noting here that these aren’t necessarily the best built or designed apps out there — it’s more about the core functionality. …