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The best $500 TV

<i>By Chris Heinonen</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Wirecutter</i><i>, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>After over 100 hours of researching the field and testing five finalists, we found that the Vizio M43-C1 is the best TV that costs around $500. It provides the …

8 ways to avoid paying an airline change fee

(Change fees can be $200 on airlines like American, United and Delta, and international flight changes can cost up to $450).<p>Most of us have resigned ourselves to paying the fee of changing our itinerary, no matter how far out the trip still is, but you shouldn't have to.<p>We dug deeper to find eight …

21 Record Stores You Need To Visit Before You Die

Records are very hard to come across nowadays but when you come across a good record store you could almost spend a whole day in there flicking …

Understanding Aperture for Beginners

Aperture is just one setting that makes up your exposure, but once you understand it you can drastically change how your image looks. In this video …

26 Digital Typography Rules for Beginners

The beautiful art of typography is clearly one of the most basic skills every designer should master. After all, it’s one thing that can make or …

30 Charming Vintage Beer Label Designs

A lot of people just chug their beer right up without even giving the bottle or can so much as a glance. That’s not surprising though, especially for …

This job site wants you to ditch your 9-to-5 and work on a tropical island for a year

We all dream of adventure. We muse about the day we'll break free from our day-to-day grinds and journey to a far off land with a blank slate and a …

Employment

15 Stunning Font Combinations For Your Inspiration

Typography pairing: perhaps the single most frustrating and time-consuming task you’ll face as a designer when starting any new graphic design …

25 Perfect Professional Typefaces for Advertising

For a lot of beginners, the job of choosing fonts is a bit baffling. There are unlimited choices—from the typical ones to the elaborate styles—with …

Typography

Movie Review: Ex Machina

<i>Ex Machina</i> is considered a futuristic Sci-Fi movie, but I’d argue it’s about as non-futuristic a Sci-Fi movie as you’re ever going to see.<p>I forget …

Catching up with 'Game of Thrones' as Season 5 begins

Battling warriors and wrangling dragons on "Game of Thrones" is easy. Weathering the bitter cold north of The Wall is a snap.<p>What's difficult is …

10 Mistakes You Make When Booking Airfare

Covering everything from when to book and when to fly to some of the top travel tools for staying getting the best airfare prices, some seriously useful tips for getting the biggest bargains in the sky are ahead.<p>If you're wondering why you never manage to bag a flight for quite as cheap as the next …

Flying

"Netflix For Torrents" Just Snuck Its Way Onto iOS At Long Last

PopcornTime aka basically “Netflix for Torrents” is a wonderful piece of software, but until now it’s been impossible to use it on an iPhone or iPad …

Apple

The biggest 'Game of Thrones' fan theory, explained in 3 minutes

Even if you're a show-only fan of the <i>Game of Thrones</i> franchise, you've probably heard whispers of Jon Snow's secret parentage.<p>Known as "R+L=J," the …

All the Reasons Why Emotionally Intelligent People Are So Happy at Work

Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found …

Happiness

10 Best Tricks for Improving Your Flight Experience

Here are some tips and strategies for making the most out of your flight experience. Information is power and, in this case, we've got it in spades.<p>Flying can be a miserable experience but we've got the 10 best tricks for rocking up to the gate like a superstar. Indoor sunglasses optional.<p>Did you …

Customer Service

Review: TaoTronics’ Bluetooth 4 Car Kit for iPhone adds low-cost speakerphone, music to older cars

Up until recently, no one complained about the way iPhones sounded through my cars’ Bluetooth speakerphones, but after switching to an iPhone 6 Plus and a Toyota Prius, friends and family told me that ambient noise has been increasing to distracting levels during our phone calls. If it wasn’t for …

Lose Yourself in the Eerie GIFs of DarkAngelØne

Fabrics and textures come to life in these surreal animated portraits.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</i><p>When I was young, someone once told me that different materials could convey different emotions. In his new series, <i>poison</i>, DarkAngelØne proves that the adage …

Where to store all your iPhone photos when you run out of space

Photos & Videos routinely show up in the top two to three apps when it comes to how much storage space is being used on my iPhone. If you happen to …

Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p>Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp …

Guide Books

How To Automate Your iPhone To Adapt To Your Routine

Advertisement<p>The apps and tips on offer for automating your iPhone are not as robust as applications like Keyboard Maestro Automate Everything On …

Presenting the Best of CES 2015 winners!

One week in Vegas, several halls filled with tech, but only one official Best of CES Awards. After a few tortuous nights of shouting at each other, debating the merits of each of our finalists, we eventually decided on our winners. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners, and to anyone …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

CES 2015: Beeline shows off iPhone 6 case w/ retractable Kevlar cord for the outdoors

Whether you are a snowboarder hitting the slopes or a college student going out on the town for drinks, a new case shown off at the Venetian resort in Las Vegas during CES 2015 will help ensure that you stay connected with your iPhone in all situations.<p>Beeline, as it is called, is a multi-layered …

CES

Give your iPhone superpowers with this ingenious optical attachment

LAS VEGAS — Your iPhone captures great imagery, but sometimes the built-in zoom just isn’t enough. An ingenious gadget that quickly connects smartphones to almost any optical device gives your everyday camera superpowers.<p>The Carson Universal is an incredibly simple idea, but it delivers some pretty …

‘Game of Thrones’: Two episodes, new trailer to screen in IMAX | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) on horseback. (Helen Sloan/HBO)<p>Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) walks into the catacombs. (Macall B. Polay/HBO)<p>Arya (Maisie Williams) and the Hound (Rory McCann) meet some unexpected travelers. (Helen Sloan/HBO)<p>Meera (Ellie Kendrick), Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Hodor …

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

This Website Could Be The Ultimate All-In-One Torrent Machine

As I recently discovered whilst trying to teach my roommate about torrenting — educationally, of course — downloading illegal stuff off the internet …

Encryption

God is on the ropes: The brilliant new science that has creationists and the Christian right terrified

<b>Charles Darwin (Wikimedia/WDG Photo via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>A young MIT professor is finishing Darwin’s task — and threatening to undo everything the wacky right holds dear<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>January 3, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>The Christian right’s obsessive hatred of Darwin is a wonder to behold, but it could …