Juan M Venegas

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Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also–maybe–a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford’s superb piece <i>Why mobile web apps are slow</i>. It’s long, and somewhat dense, but definitely worth reading if you’re technical enough to follow along.<p>Its upshot: …

5 Boston-Area Chinese Buffets That Are Actually Quite Tasty

Chinese buffets can be the pinnacle of greasy gluttony or a truly perilous trap that causes sharp stomach pains and regret. All too often, lonesome envelopes of crab rangoon shimmer beneath heat lamps; mountains of lo mein quiver in steamed trays; and bowls of neon green ice cream melt side by side …

The Difference Between a Geek and a Nerd in One Graph

It's 2013. We should all know that there are clear differences between calling something a nerd and calling someone a geek. This is a fact! …

Do You Know these 15 Key Features of your DSLR?

Got a new DSLR? Still trying to work out where to start? Check out this free video by Jeff Cable that runs you through 15 features of that DSLR that …

DSLR Cameras

Exposure Stacking Tutorial in Adobe Photoshop

Exposure stacking is the process of taking multiple photos with different types of lighting and exposure settings, then blending them together into …

Tutorials

The #1 Multi-Tasking Gadget, Lunch Salads in Mason Jars & Zesty Tortellini Salad

Grain salads, pasta salads, a week's worth of salads packed in jars, sprucing up a boring salad, kale salads and coleslaws — this time last year, we …

Healthy Eating

Schieffer on Snowden: This kid is a jerk because Dr. King and 9/11

Old man does not care for young whistle-blowing “narcissist”<p>Kids today! That is basically CBS "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer's "take" on Edward Snowden, the notorious leaker of American government surveillance secrets who is currently in hiding somewhere overseas. Bob Schieffer delivered his …

Origin Anniversary Sale preempting Steam Summer Sale

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p>For those still waiting for Steam’s Summer Sale in order to grab some recent Triple-A game deals – especially titles published by EA – you should probably check out EA/Origin’s Anniversary Sale. triple-A titles such as Crysis 3, BF3 Premium and Dead Space …

How to Create Photography Slideshows That Captivate Your Audience

One of the best ways to present your images to friends and family is with a slideshow. With today’s huge flat high definition flat screen TV’s a well …

San Francisco’s Secret Mosaic Staircase

Hyping Hypercars: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari vs. 2014 McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno

Three high priests of the sports-car realm reveal their own golden calves.<p>Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every gray March, is modestly sized, and the automaker stands are, by regulation, relatively small. The scene is …

Sports Cars

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …

What Are “Stops” in Digital Camera Settings?

Probably one of the most misunderstood terms in beginner photography is <b>“stop.”</b> Imagine hearing, “I need three stops of brightness. Stop up the ISO …

Shutter Speed

15 Tips for Successful Fireworks Photography

15 tips for successful fireworks photography: what camera settings to use, what equipment do you need, how to set up and get the most colorful …

How to Shoot Starry Photos of Fireflies

Firefly photographs are commonly shot using long exposures from a tripod. The proper exposure depends on the ratio of the fireflies’ luminosity to …

Mint Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Classic Mint Chocolate Chip flavors a soft and creamy frozen yogurt. Definitely a …

Blackberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe

I’ve been on a frozen yogurt kick lately. Not only because it’s so darn easy, but also because the tanginess of the yogurt seems to just give any …

Veggie Burger

6 Servings<p>Top these Tex-Mex-inspired burgers with some melted Monterey Jack and a spoonful of fresh salsa.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>⅓ cup white long-grain rice<p>2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed<p>1 medium shallot, chopped<p>6 slices pickled jalapeño<p>1 tablespoon prepared barbecue sauce<p>1 teaspoon chili …

7 Beginner Tips For Sharper Photos

Scott Kelby, the author of many digital photography books says, <i>“If your photos aren’t sharp then the rest doesn’t matter.”</i> Key to any image is its …

design

When A Lack of Color is the Perfect Answer

Has this question ever crossed your mind? I wonder if I should shoot this in black & white? We think every photographer has been faced with this …

Landscape Photography

Scientists Make Human Stem Cells Through Cloning

"Our finding offers new ways of generating stem cells for patients with dysfunctional or damaged tissues and organs," study researcher Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health & Science University, said in a press release. "Such stem cells can regenerate and replace those damaged cells and tissues and …

Genetics

The Lamborghini Egoista's designers use words such as hedonism, four-wheeled UFO and even Never Never Land to describe it. More -> http://bit.ly/YQBvaV

Review: Shooting Stars - How to Photograph the Moon and Stars With Your DSLR by Phil Hart

<i>Shooting Stars – How to Photograph the Moon and Stars With Your DSLR</i> by Phil Hart is a complete guide to taking amazing photos of the night sky. If …

Tips for Flower Photography

You see them everywhere: flowers in full bloom. They are colorful and so easy to photograph. You can use them as art prints, backgrounds for images, …

Landscape Photography

Bogota: Colombia's Capital for Cuisine and Cocktails

Good times at Andres Carne de Res! Photo credit: Michael Thelen<p>You may have seen one of the Colombian tourism advertisements: "The only risk is wanting to stay." It is cheesy but true, and many Americans, including friends and I, succumbed to this risk.<p>Ever since my first visit to Colombia in 2006, …

South America

Creating the Photograph: Heidger Marx's, "Machinery and Stars"

<i>Editor’s Note: Creating the Photograph is a new series that we’re starting where we interview photographers all about the photo that they shot and</i> …

5 Amazing Apps That Every Photographer Should Have

Once upon a time photography was in large part about remembering complicated rules and equations and a fair amount of luck. The more you knew of the …

Big Ben

Colorful Long Exposure Photos of Glow Sticks Dropped Into Waterfalls

Photographers Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard of From the Lenz have come up with a brilliant light painting concept that produces gorgeous …