Jim Pirzas

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5 ab exercises that are better than crunches

Crunches are on their way out (too back rounding and too inefficient), so that means you’ll need new ways to strengthen—and sculpt—your core.<p>“It’s …

Workouts

How To: 15 Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts Every Android Pro Should Know About

There are a number of options and hidden menus within Android that provide users more control over their device. With this control, you can better …

How to Cut Your Photo Editing Time in Half

Editing photos after a shoot can be extremely time-consuming, especially if you have not spent some time optimizing your workflow. If you’d like to …

Become a Better Visual Storyteller by Following These 10 Rules for Better Composition (VIDEO)

Most great photographers are also accomplished visual storytellers who understand how to draw viewers into their scene and direct their eyes to the …

Photography Tutorials

9 Photoshop Retouching Techniques That Every Serious Photographer Should Know (VIDEO)

Image-editing expert Nathan Dodsen doesn’t mess around when it comes to Photoshop, and in the detailed video below he provides a comprehensive …

A Sensor That Could Soon Make Homes Scary-Smart

If you want to set up a connected home, you’ve got two options. You can buy a bunch of smart gadgets that may or may not communicate with other smart …

Machine Learning

Everything You Need to Know About Using ND Filters for Dramatic Long Exposure Photographs (VIDEO)

Many of the most dramatic outdoor images are made by experienced photographers using neutral density (ND) filters in conjunction with long exposures. …

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO Settings<p>Learn to Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings for Every Occasion<p>In this clip …

Shutter Speed

10 apps to send text and SMS from your PC (and other ways too!)

SMS and texting have come a long way in recent years. It wasn’t long ago that you had to pick up your phone in order to send a text or SMS to your friends. Now you have the option to do so from your PC. There isn’t a large selection of apps that can do this, but the ones available are actually …

Apps

10 Creative Photography Ideas & Techniques to Try

The demand to churn out consistently profound imagery can be both exhausting and arduous, but we can’t complain too much considering we are fortunate …

BMW Films returns with Clive Owen tearing through the streets in the new 5 Series

Back in 2001 BMW produced a series of eight short films under the banner <i>The Hire</i>. All were directed by big time Hollywood players (Tony Scott, Guy …

Robert DeNiro

FIFA 17 Mobile is now available for Windows 10 Mobile

FIFA 17 Mobile seems to be a fairly feature-rich take on the popular Xbox football title. It's free to play, as you might expect, complete with …

Something called 'Google dorking' helps hackers find out stuff no one wants them to know

The attack on the dam gave the hacker info about water levels and the dam's sluice gate, which could have allowed the attacker to open the gate and flood part of the city, the US Department of Justice said.<p>But the hacker was foiled because the sluice gate happened to be offline for maintenance …

U.S. Department of Justice

Microsoft says new processors will only work with Windows 10

Windows 7 and 8.1 won't be updated for future processors, starting with Intel's Skylake platform<p>Soon, when you buy a new PC, it won't support Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft has announced a change to its support policy that lays out its plans for future updates to its older operating systems, and the new …

See how VFX transforms 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (updated)

<i>Alert: Spoilers ahoy</i>. There was a lot of talk about practical effects in <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, but make no mistake, digital dominates -- there are over 2,100 CG shots in the film out of 2,500 total. However, a new VFX show reel released just ahead of the Oscar nominations shows how cannily …

Lily, the drone that automatically follows you around taking video, has raked in $34 million in pre-orders

These are all problems that UC Berkeley students Antoine Balaresque and Henry Bradlow set out to eliminate back in 2013 when they began creating what would become Lily, a drone that automatically follows you around after you toss it into the air.<p>The genius of Lily lies in how dead-simple it is to …

Drones

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

While iOS 8 comes with plenty of advantages, upgrading to a new operating system is never without its drawbacks. Maybe battery life just ain't quite …

Insanely lifelike Morgan Freeman portrait painted on an iPad

A talented artist can get a lot of mileage out of the various art apps available for the iPad, but we ain't never seen anything like this. Digital …

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …

Magic Lantern boosts dynamic range of Canon 5D Mark III

<b>The boffins at Magic Lantern have done it again — this time, successfully increasing the dynamic range of both the Canon 5D Mark III and 7D by three</b> …

Stacking the cards