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BlackBerry Venice hands-on video: Android slider has touch keyboard, universal search, and Google services

BlackBerry’s Android phone, codenamed Venice, continues to see leak after leak. Following the slew of images we’ve already seen, we now have a hands-on video.<p>In June, rumors that BlackBerry was building an Android smartphone returned in full force, followed by a big leak in July. Then in August we …

Android Phones

Here's our best look yet at BlackBerry's upcoming Android slider

Here's a phone that could make you want to switch back to BlackBerry. Over the past few months we've been hearing that BlackBerry is at work on an Android slider featuring one of its famous keyboards, and a few early renders have even leaked out. But now, it looks like actual builds of the phone …

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Camera Gear on eBay

Camera gear can be expensive, but one way to work around this issue is to purchase equipment used from online auction websites such as eBay. But it …

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

Why You Should Look at the Bottom of Your Running Shoes Right This Second

Grab your kicks and follow this step-by-step analysis to find out if you’re on the right track—or setting yourself up for injury.<p>In preparation for the New York City Marathon, I headed to NYSportsMed’s Athlete Performance Center a few weeks ago for an elite-level running analysis specifically …

Running

How to Buy a Monitor for Photo Editing

No, purchasing a monitor for photo editing isn’t exactly straight forward, so don’t be so quick to become quippy. Instead, you’ll be surprised to …

EnChroma glasses bring color to the world of color blind

Enchroma wants to color your world, especially if your vision is missing a few colors. Showcasing the new EnChroma specs is a short documentary …

Color Blindness

Red Head Artist’s Clever Self-Portraits Playfully Distort Reality

These playful portraits by photographer Malin Bergman are creative optical illusions that will have viewers all mixed up. The Stockholm-based artist plays with perception by using her hair and clothing as props to create distorted scenes where back is front and front is back.<p>The project began as an …

Must-Watch: How Do I Develop My Own Style?

Ted Forbes — the creator behind the wonderful Web photography show The Art of Photography — is one of my all-time favorite photography educators and …

Drunk Mistakes Posted on Facebook Are Forever

Let me tell you about the only time in my life I got really drunk. I was studying abroad my junior year of college at the University of Edinburgh in …

16 Family Portraits That Don't Even Try To Be Picture-Perfect

Picture your family. Mom hasn’t had time to do her hair, and Dad doesn’t really walk around in a suit and tie … or perhaps even pants. The kids run around with the energy of one thousand windmills and have already managed to get breakfast on their brand-new clothes.<p>The modern family embraces the …

Nebraska Siblings Relive Childhood in Hoarding House

Geoff Johnson and his sister Jennifer McShea grew up in the quiet, suburban neighborhood of Bellevue, Nebraska.<p>"We had a relatively normal life," …

Can a Mare's Personality Change After Her First Foal?

Q: My performance mare seemed to change after having a foal. Before the foal, she was hot and sensitive but straight forward to train. After the …

How to Mix Ambient Light and Fill-Flash for Outdoor Portraits

If you have ever wondered how to improve your outdoor portraits. Turn off your Smartphone, shuffle your schedule, and make sure you read every single …

Bald Eagle Eggs Seen Hatching on State Forest Webcam

After a cold and snowy winter, a pair of bald eagles at a Pennsylvania State Park have welcomed a new addition to their nest.<p>The first egg belonging …

What Every Photographer That is New to Flash Should Know

Pro Tip: For this image we placed Grace’s back towards the sun so that it would give us a natural hair light. The softbox was then placed camera left …

The Filter Pocket Toddy is a Premium Microfiber Lens Cloth for Your Keychain

The Filter Pocket Toddy is a microfiber lens cloth designed for photographers on the go. When not in use, the product folds up into a small built-in …

Nikon Now Selling a Stainless Steel Hot Shoe Cover That Gives Your DSLR Some Bling

Nikon has announced a new product called the Nikon ASC-01, a new stainless steel insert for your camera’s hot shoe mount. It slides right into the …

What You Need to Know About Wide Angle Lenses

Wide angle lenses are a key part of every landscape photographer’s kit; they can produce some amazing vistas and sweeping scenes, but learning to use …

3 Simple Pointers for Avoiding Awkward Poses When Shooting Portraits of Couples

Some couples are naturals when it comes to posing gracefully for the camera, while others may be more awkward and require more guidance from the …

33 Low-Sugar Recipes That Are Totally Sweet!

America’s love of sugar has gotten a little out of control—we’ve gone from adding it to sweet things like pies, fudge, and muffins to having it …

Improving Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Key Skills for Managing Your Emotions and Improving Your Relationships<p>When it comes to happiness and success in life, emotional intelligence (EQ) …

Listen to Mumford & Sons' Brand New Single 'Believe'

London folk rock band Mumford & Sons have ditched the banjos for their debut single off the upcoming album <i>Wilder Mind</i>.<p>Released Monday, “Believe” has …

What I want people to understand about my life as a little person

I wake up every day to the sound of birds chirping, and to bright light cast through my thin bedroom curtains. Normally, the weather is beautiful, …

Acquainted

An Equine Cure for a Type-A Personality.

First, consider the horse. He is a majestic, elegant animal with a free spirit–intelligent, playful and spontaneous. He is nothing short of …

Watch the Cutest Brawl in the History of Sports

After what appeared to be a good-natured game of youth hockey in Russia, the teams met at center ice for the traditional post-game handshake. …

4 Ways to Tell How Much Sugar You're Eating

The World Health Organization issued guidelines Tuesday encouraging people to limit sugar intake to no more than 10% of the calories their daily diet.<p>…