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The 15 Crucial Steps Needed To Achieve Financial Independence

Just about everybody wants to become financially independent – so why do so few people get there?<p>One of the secrets to attaining financial independence is that it doesn’t usually “just happen”.<p>It starts with a detailed plan, and a willingness to commit to that plan.<p>To help you get going in the …

Personal Finance

Idea to retire: IT-led service innovation

With the rising importance of technology in our daily lives and in the transformation of governmental operations and service delivery, the idea of …

Innovation

Photographer Takes Drone Into Hang Son Doong, the Largest Cave in the World

Hang Son Doong is a cave in Vietnam that’s currently the largest known cave in the world. Inside is a vast green jungle-like world and underground …

Top Instagram Users Making Thousands Per Photo by Promoting Products

It pays to have a lot of Instagram followers — literally. Top users on the photo-sharing service these days are finding that their simple picture …

Video Tutorial: Quick and Easy Cinematic Color Grading in Photoshop

In this video, I show you you to use complementary colors to create a cinematic color grading feel for your photos. This technique is quick and easy …

What Every Photographer Needs to Know About Creating an Online Portfolio

We should clear up one myth before we continue, a photographic portfolio is not the preserve of the professional photographer. Yes, in the days …

Online

Canon Rebel T6s and T6i Unveiled: 24.2MP Entry-Level DSLRs with Two Tiers of Features

Canon has split one of its popular entry-level DSLR lines into two separate DSLRs. Today the company announced the Rebel T6s (760D) and the Rebel T6i …

Canon Unveils the M3: A 24.2MP Mirrorless That Feels More Like a DSLR in a Compact’s Body

As the rumors foretold, Canon updated its M mirrorless line with a new camera today. The M3 is a 24.2MP mirrorless camera that introduces a new …

How I Created Those Viral Photos Showing a Beautiful Flipped Iceberg, From Start to Finish

Last month, a number of my photos showing a flipped iceberg went viral online and in the media. The video above is a 15-minute overview of what it …

DIY: Create a Dead Simple Product Shot Setup Using One Light and Tin Foil

If you’re looking for a dead-simple product shot setup that will yield impressive results, this two minute tutorial is just what you’re …

Video Tutorial: How to Create Clean, Flawless Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions can be a critical resource in any photographer’s workflow. Turning otherwise monotonous tasks into an autonomous utility, actions …

BTS: Making and Using a Massive 27-Bulb, 4′ Diameter Ring Light

Photographer Dani Diamond is the man behind one of the most impressive ring lights we’ve ever laid eyes on. With 27 bulbs and at four feet in …

How Two Ex-Googlers Turned A Crappy Messaging Service Into A $100 Million App

Secret, the popular anonymous-sharing app, raised $25 million. Here’s how it went from poorly designed messaging app to red-hot startup.<p>Before Secret was Secret, the anonymous sharing app burning up the iTunes charts, it was Whispr, an ephemeral messaging service that incidentally had the same name …

Since the 1970s a Man Has Been Planting a Forest Larger than Central Park, One Tree at a Time | Colossal

<p>Nestled in Northeast India next to the Brahmaputra River sits Majuli Island, a giant sandbar that happens to be the largest river island on Earth, …

Google: 6 Reasons Why Nobody Uses Your App

Nobody using your app? It’s okay, you aren’t alone. Here’s what may have gone wrong, according to Google.<p>There’s a dirty secret behind many of those hot new app startups you hear about every week. They have seed funding and a flashy landing page. They have articles in <i>TechCrunch</i> and promises to …

Private-messaging app Wiper erases all evidence of your chats

If you need to keep your conversations discreet, or just want an extra layer of privacy, Wiper for Android and iOS can help out.<p>Want a little extra privacy when texting your friends? Free messaging app Wiper, which made its official debut this week, covers your tracks by deleting the messages and …

Apps

BEFORE & AFTER: From Dark and Drab to Bright and Natural

A peek at one of our favorite makeovers from this week's American Dream Builders.<p>On Sunday night's episode of Nate Berkus's new show, <i>American Dream Builders</i>, we were introduced to a pair of rundown rustic cabins in Big Bear, California that got full overhauls thanks to the two competing teams. In …

DIY: The Three-Step Painted Headboard

Confession: For most of my twenties, I slept on a single mattress on the floor (no box spring, and not a very good mattress at that). It was only …

Time I

The Power Pot: A Fire Powered USB Charger

Witchcraft!! That’s really the only explanation for a pot on the stove that can charge your phone… unless you believe in thermoelectricity, and then …

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Vantablack nanofabric: 'the new black' to end all new blacks?

A UK nanotech company has created what is said to be the world's blackest-ever material, made using carbon nanotubes. It's far from the first time something has been touted as the new black – but perhaps now there really can be none more black<p>Vantablack is the new black. You haven't heard of it? It …

20 of the best sunglasses to buy now – in pictures

Everyone looks better in sunglasses, it's a fact. Whether worn on a bright day or to hide a hangover, they're effortlessly glamorous. Here's our picks of the best on the high street. From cat-eye to oversized and minimal, there's something for everyone here

Photographer Uses Long Exposure Photography to Capture A Day’s Sunset and Sunrise in One Image

Japanese photographer Ken Kitano is a conceptual photographer whose expertise is in long exposure images. He combines these shots, creating new …

Landscape Photography

Google's Chrome Web Browser Is Killing Your Laptop Battery

There is a problem with Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows that is potentially very bad news for laptop users. It can drastically affect battery life, and even slow down your computer.<p>So, why is Chrome eating through your battery quicker than other internet browsers? The problem is down to …

Back to Basics: 5 Reasons Why Beginners Should Invest in a Prime Lens

If you have a friend who just got into photography and they ask you to recommend a first lens to buy in addition to the standard kit lens, chances …

Manual HDR Bracketing Explained

<b>Tip:</b> You can also combine automatic and manual bracketing. Check out my tutorial on semi-automatic bracketing.

Tutorials

How to Educate Your Clients on Photo Shoot & License Fees

When working with a client who doesn’t regularly commission or license photography, explaining your fees can seem daunting. This is especially true …

10 Silly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Image Quality

How many times have you captured an amazing image only to view it on your computer, or as a print, and realize that you screwed something up along …

Photography

The night a football match in Brazil reached the heights of tragic theatre

Their anguished faces and tortured bodies tell of some terrible disaster. Men cry without shame. Children weep as they have never wept before – not like they might cry after a fight on the playground, but with a new and terrible feeling of loss. A woman's hand becomes a claw of pain and rage and …