Karan Raina

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How to Pick the Right Camera Settings for Every Scenario

Fresh from telling us to stop asking about camera settings, Tony Northrup is back with a 17-minute video going in depth on the general camera …

How to shoot great video with your smartphone

A rundown of the basics<p>We all shoot video with our smartphones, but most of us aren’t trying to make the next great Oscar-winning film. We’re just trying to capture moments that are important to us, or footage that we think will resonate with others.<p>There are a lot of little things you can do to …

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The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information… and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, …

A VPN can stop internet companies from selling your data — but it’s not a magic bullet

‘We shouldn't have to buy trust as an add-on service’<p>Earlier this week, Congress voted to repeal privacy measures that would stop internet service providers from sharing their users’ internet activity with third parties. Those rules were passed in October, but not only does this vote undo them, it …

Healthier fries: Baked and roasted veggie recipes that'll satisfy your french fry cravings

Fried foods may be one of life's greatest pleasures, but eating them can have some pretty dire consequences.<p>You don't need us to lecture you about …

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

15 car gadgets that will improve your driving experience

Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.<p>Here are 15 car gadgets that will not only improve your overall driving experience, but will also help you be ready for the unexpected.

Photos taking up storage? Adobe Lightroom Virtual Copies can free up space

Adobe’s Lightroom has become a staple in the photography community for its easy photo-management functions as well as its powerful raw processing …

Reverie Classic is a crowdfunded watch with some beautiful bones

There are two kinds of crowdfunded watches – fashion accessories and real efforts at classical design and workmanship. Thankfully the Reverie Classic holds the latter place. The Classic is made by Samuel Tay who previously crowdfunded and built the Sea Spirit a handsome, nautical-themed automatic …

Car Tech 101: Demystifying the mythical VTEC

Brian Cooley visits Blacktrax Performance in Silicon Valley and gets a firsthand look at how Honda pioneered powertrain technology with VTEC.

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Year's Best Crime Novels: 2016, by Bill Ott

<b>The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2016.</b><p>Ott, Bill (author).<p>FEATURE. First published May 1, 2016 (<i>Booklist</i>).<p>Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, …

$50 home security camera streams to your iPhone or Android phone

There are dozens of great home security systems out there these days but they can often cost you an arm and a leg. What if you just want something …

10 Common Lightroom mistakes and how to avoid them

With great power comes great responsibility, and with an image catalog comes well, lesser responsibility, but a responsibility nonetheless. And we’ve …

10 Tips for Successful Street Photography

The essence of street photography is about documenting everyday life and society on the streets. You can find opportunities to practice street …

Black and White Portraits: 5 unbeatable ways to convert to monochrome

There are a number of ways to convert your photos to black and white. We’ve found 5 unbeatable photo ideas for giving your pictures a punchy mono …

3 Simple Steps to Make Your Skies Pop in Lightroom

There are three quick steps you can take in Lightroom that will each dramatically improve the daytime sky in your pictures. They are all dead simple. …

Timelapse: Restoring and Colorizing an Old Damaged Photo

Argentinian professional photographer and retoucher Joaquin Villaverde has a knack for restoring and colorizing old photographs. The video above is a …

DSLR vs. Mirrorless | Are Mirrorless Cameras Really the Future Of Photography?

One of the most common phrases in photography circles these days is that “mirrorless is the future.” Like many other predictions, we usually tend to …

Stock up on our fave iPhone accessories and save up to 75% [Deals]

The iPhone is kind of like Inspector Gadget: It’s always got some new fangled feature that’s sure to save the day.<p>Cult of Mac Deals has all kind of goodies that’ll make your iPhone even better than it already is. You’ll find cases, cables, organizers, and more at prices that are pretty hard to beat …

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Food: How spicy flavours trick your tongue

Why does a hot curry burn your mouth? Veronique Greenwood explores why your tongue sometimes tingles in unexpected ways.<p>When you consider the tongue, what leaps to mind are the five canonical tastes – sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami. These sensations arise when receptors on the surface of …

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Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Accommodations

Ever wonder why someone else always seems to get a better deal for their hotel or travel accommodation than you do? Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International …

Homer's Last Theorem

Along with high school friends David Schiminovich and David Borden, he formed a teenage gang of computer programmers called the Glitchmasters, and …

Motorola's Road to Irrelevancy - Focusing on Its Core

<b>Remember the RAZR phone?</b> Whatever happened to that company?<p>Motorola has a great tradition. Motorola pioneered the development of wireless communications, and was once a leader in all things radio. In an earlier era Motorola was the company that provided 2-way radios (and walkie-talkies for those …

918 Spyder is Porsche's electrified future

Porsche has seen the future of sports cars — and it's electric.<p>The venerable German brand's vision is embodied in its new 918, an 887-horsepower, $900,000 plug-in hybrid supercar. In addition to a V-8 that fears no redline, the 918 is packed with batteries, electric motors, regenerative brakes and …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Does internet advertising work at all?

Everett Collection/Shutterstock/The Atlantic<p>Nineteenth-century retailer John Wanamaker is responsible for perhaps the most repeated line in marketing: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, the trouble is I don’t know which half.”<p>Today, marketers are grappling with the Wanamaker Paradox: …

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The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

A Fighter Jet for the Road: 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4

Say hello to the most practical, ridiculous Lambo a whole heap of money can buy.<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> Now<p><b>Base Price (est.):</b> $245,000<p><b>Competitors:</b> Audi R8, McLaren 650S, Porsche 911 Turbo S<p><b>Powertrains:</b> 5.2-liter V-10, 602 hp, 413 lb-ft; seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, AWD<p><b>EPA Fuel Economy (city/hwy, mfr.</b> …

Mary Barra's Defining Moment: Can GM Become The Next Tylenol?

Leaders rarely get to choose their defining moments. The issues that will eventually define their reputations are most often thrust upon them…and usually those issues are far, far different from what the leaders would have chosen if it were up to them.<p>And so it is with Mary Barra. Only three months …