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You Can Watch 99 Hours of Free Online Photography Classes from the School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Here’s something photo-related you can do over the long Memorial Day weekend coming up. The School of Visual Arts in New York City has 99 hours of …

Photography

How to fix a Windows 10 laptop that's plugged in but not charging

Because one cannot run on battery power alone.<p>After updating to Windows 10 Spring 2018 Update, my laptop's battery stopped charging. (This situation was neither one of the update's best new features nor its hidden gems.) My laptop would show it was plugged in, but then at the same time it would …

Windows 10

How to Shoot Awesome Astrophotography & Night Sky Images: A Basic Tutorial to Get You Started

This video tutorial is a few years old, but we thought we’d share it because it offers some great starter information on how to shoot …

Photography

This Simple Smoothie Hack Will Help You Either Build Muscle or Lose Fat

The great thing about smoothies is that the recipe combinations are virtually endless. However, the ingredients you include can make a <i>huge</i> difference in terms of helping you reach your fitness goals. For example, if you're looking to build muscle, you'll want to use calorie-dense foods, like peanut …

Nutrition

The Best Diner in Every State

Fine dining is great and fast food is fine, but sometimes all you crave is good old-fashioned diner fare. Find our picks for the best mom-and-pop …

Texas

How to get the most space in your cloud storage—without paying to upgrade

Free up some spare room.<p>Cloud storage services have given us an easy, hardware-free way to back up and transfer files. Some of them even give you a little space for free. However, the key word is "little." Once you start uploading files and folders, that free storage fills up fast.<p>Before you go …

Operating Systems

Best 8 Default Camera Settings For Landscape Photography You Can Try

Below are my camera LCD screen captures for these adjustments. Note I use Canon 5D Mark III so the menu could be different from yours, but most of …

Mobile Photography

7 clear-cut signs you've been hacked

Smart hackers don’t get caught. They break into your device, steal everything they can, and finish without a trace. Sometimes they leave a trail of destruction in their wake – malware, weird ads, confused relatives, and even a drained bank account or stolen identity.<p>It’s pretty easy for hackers to …

Operating Systems

The 8 Best Free Meal Planners to Help You Lose Weight

The key to your dieting success may be right at your fingertips! These are the most effective and easy-to-use online resources that take the …

Nutrition

What Is Pluto TV and Is This Free Service Worth It?

There are so many streaming TV services, they're starting to name them after former planets. Take Pluto TV, for example, a free site that may not …

Televisions

10 reasons why your photos are blurry

Do you sometimes get blurred photos from your camera but don't know why? The chances are it's not the camera - it's you! Here are top ten tips for …

Shutter Speed

Autodesk SketchBook's 'Pro' features are now free

Autodesk SketchBook is now completely free. Up until this month, certain features—the majority of the app's brush presets, for example—were only …

Autodesk

Should You Be Safely Removing Your Drives?

Safely removing drives... Is that still a thing? I'm assuming that most, if not all of us have removed a drive without going through the process of …

Operating Systems

Photo Basics: What Are Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO (VIDEO)

Kellan Reck, a two-time Emmy Award-winning editor and cinematographer, shared the below video with us today and it’s a great primer (or, for some of …

Shutter Speed

How to Clean Your Computer Inside and Out

It’s a tedious task you've been putting off for what could be years. But the moment has come: You're going to clean your computer inside and out. …

Social Media

5 annoying computer problems you can probably solve yourself

Computers live by Murphy’s Law: “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” Which is why, at some point, your computer will freeze, or flicker, or even shut down. Most of us are comfortable using computers as long as everything is going smoothly.<p>Maybe your old computer is just running slowly. Click …

Operating Systems

Relax: Here's 30 Cool Photography Links That Will Go Nicely With a Coffee

As contemporary photographers and authors work in our modern world, they are publishing some of the greatest images and articles in the field of …

Photography

4 clever ways to prevent spying and 1 way to spy

Cyber-security is much like driving a car: one accident can change everything, sending ripples of misfortune through every aspect of your life. Protecting your devices may seem excessive, even silly. Do you really need two-factor identification? Aren’t all those complicated passwords just a little …

Google Grasshopper free coding app is made for beginners

Google’s experimental products workshop Area 120 has released a mobile app that teaches adults how to code in JavaScript. The Grasshopper app, which …

Apps

This App Lets You Shoot Virtual Models in the Real World

There’s a new app that lets you shoot portraits of virtual models in your real-world location. It’s called Augmented Reality Photo Studio.<p>Created by …

Guide: How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes

Article Contents<p>1 Should I host my own VPN?<p>2 Step one: Setting up a Linode VPS<p>3 Step two: Logging into the VPS<p>4 Step three: Setting up the VPN<p>5 Step …

7 Signs A Home Seller May Be Hiding Something

It may not be what you do see, but what you don't.<p>When you walk through an open house or you’re previewing a real estate listing with an agent, sometimes what you <i>don’t</i> see is more important than what you do.<p>Here are some things that prospective homebuyers should watch out for:<p>1. There is mood music …

Real Estate

I Was Almost Duped by This $40 TurboTax Fee. Here's How to Avoid It

My run in with TurboTax's $40 "refund processing" fee<p>Let me just cop to this right now: I can be pretty lazy sometimes. Not so much a slacker, but …

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

Android Phones

Inside the Stadium Goods Sneaker Basement Filled with Thousands of Exclusive Pairs

Co-founder & CEO John McPheters gave us a tour of a sneakerhead heaven.<p>When putting together this year’s Sneaker Week we realized our NY Soho HQ is …

How to speed up your smartphone, clear up your browser and simplify your digital life

Spring has traditionally meant cleaning, organizing, and mops. But in our increasingly high-tech households, your hard drive, phone, or tablet may need as much attention as your broom closet and stove.<p>It’s not just stuff. Your privacy needs a clean-up too. You’d be shocked at how much Google tracks …

Minimalism

Here’s How to Fine-Tune Your Camera Settings for the Best Possible Photographs (VIDEO)

Many of you are familiar with the Eve Arnold quote, “It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” But let’s face it: If you …

Cameras

Amazon (and Alexa) know a whole lot about you. Here's how download and delete that info.

It's not just Facebook and Google that have loads of our personal data. There's also Amazon.<p>The company isn’t only the most popular Internet retailer in the country but it also dishes up content (via Amazon Prime Video, Audible and the Kindle library); runs a successful cloud platform for …

Smart Homes

Teach Yourself Computer Science Using This Site

Lifehacker has collected a lot of “learn to code” resources that are especially helpful to new learners. But if you’ve already done a little coding …

These are the best signature sandwiches in all 50 states (and DC)

51 signature winning sandwiches<p>Over the course of a year, 10Best and Sandwich America teamed up to find the best sandwich in each U.S. state and …

Cooking