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The 'Slowest Express Train in the World' Lets You Enjoy Switzerland’s Breathtaking Views in One Relaxing Journey (Video)

This winding ride takes you along streams, meadows, peaks, and glaciers across the Swiss Alps.<p>If you’re looking for a relaxing way to admire …

Grand Canyon

The best USB-C hubs and docks

You'll need one if you own a MacBook or another newer ultraportable.<p><i>By Nick Guy</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full USB-C hubs and docks</i> …

USB Type-C

What you need to know before visiting Petra, Jordan’s Lost City

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Lost City of Petra hides coyly behind Southern Jordan’s pink sandstone cliffs. The rock-cut ruins of the lost Nabatean Kingdom feature Corinthian pillars, Hellenistic urns and, in the case of the Treasury, classical relief sculptures fit for a king. …

Media Management

Focus Stacking Made Simple: Get Pin-Sharp Photos in 90 Seconds

The popularity and widespread use of focus stacking in landscape photography have dramatically increased over the last few years. The concept …

Landscape Photography

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

The default settings aren't necessarily the best.<p>It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a …

Tech tricks to help you organize your digital photo library

Get more out of Google Photos and Apple Photos.<p>Smartphones' ever-improving cameras encourage us to snap an ever-increasing pile of digital photos. And as these images build up in your phone's storage, they become harder and harder to organize. That's where apps come in.<p>Both Google Photos (for …

Video: How to Repair Your Down Jacket

A good down jacket is one of the most important pieces of gear in our outdoor wardrobe, and when you find one you live its hard to give it up. In …

The World's Steepest Funicular Just Opened in Switzerland

The track runs along a 2,400-foot incline.<p>Just in time for the winter ski season, the world's steepest funicular railway opened in the Swiss alpine resort of Stoos this weekend. Beginning near Schwyz, a town in central Switzerland about 40 miles south of Zurich, the track runs 1,720 meters (5,600 …

Incredible Netflix hack transforms your favorite movies and shows

Everyone loves a good life hack, especially when they are to do with Netflix.<p>With this in mind, everyone should thank Reddit user A_Alexandre who discovered Netflix has a category of programs that offer audio descriptions — a voiceover narrating what is happening in a particular scene.<p>In essence, …

10 Math Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind

Are you ready to give your mathematics skills a boost? These simple math tricks can help you perform calculations more quickly and easily. They also …

Mathematics

How to create a pivot table in Excel to slice and dice your data

Microsoft Excel 2016, found in the Office suite, is the latest and greatest spreadsheet application from Redmond, and there’s a good reason so many …

How-To's

How to Edit, Remix Video in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Built-in video editing capabilities finally make a return to Windows—with a twist. It's fun and effective, once you know how.<p>PCMag reviews products …

42 Gmail Tips That Will Help You Conquer Email

It's time you became a Gmail power user. These tips will get you there.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Apps

How to Use Luminosity Masks for Landscape and Cityscape Image Editing

Luminosity masks are a fantastic way to make precise selections based on luminance values (hence the name). As with all things Photoshop, there are …

The A to Z of Photography: Aperture

Together with shutter speed and ISO, the aperture setting on your camera is one of the three fundamental elements of exposure. Not only that, but …

Landscape Photography

Here’s a Free Photoshop Course in 33 Videos

Want to learn Photoshop from the very beginning? Here’s a beginner’s guide by TastyTuts will let you jump-start your post production skills. It’s a …

5 Amazing Landscape Photography Tricks in 3 Minutes from Pro Benjamin Jaworskyj (VIDEO)

Benjamin Jaworskyj is a self-taught professional adventure photographer with a teaching style all his own. In the exuberant three-minute video below …

How to edit raw images in 5 simple steps

<b>James Paterson gives his top tips for editing raw photographs</b><p>Camera makers expect the raw photographer to want to make their own choices when it …

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

When “Good” Isn’t Enough: Use Photoshop to Turn a Decent Landscape Photo Into a Masterpiece (VIDEO)

Anyone who has looked through the viewfinder at a spectacular landscape knows it’s pretty difficult to not get a decent shot. But when “good” simply …

These remote wooden Alpine huts are now bookable online

A new website has been set up by Switzerland Tourism which allows visitors to book a stay in an alpine hut. The alp.holidaybooking.ch site has over 250 properties available to rent that range from wooden one-bedroom huts to chalets that can sleep up to 21 people.<p>The alpine huts are spread out …

Watch This Beginners Lightroom Tutorial and Learn How to Edit an Image in Just 20 Clicks (VIDEO)

Lightroom is a powerful tool and can be a bit intimidating to new users, but in this 8-minute tutorial editing expert Ed Gregory shows you how to how …

Tutorials

Complete Guide to Scotch Whisky | The Art of Manliness

“The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of …

Getting Started in Photoshop? Here’s How to Use Layer Masks to Edit Difficult Images (VIDEO)

Last week we featured Episode 1 in a new how-to series by image-editing expert Anthony Morganti, designed for those of you new to Photoshop and …

20 Pieces of High-Quality Gear for $20 or Less

There’s nothing wrong with drooling over that new $700 Gore-Tex shell, but not all adventure gear requires a second mortgage. Here, we’ve found 20 kickass items, from essential to frivolous, that are cheap enough to buy on a whim but quality enough to last for years.<p>Field Notes Notebooks ($10 for 3)<p>…

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Photography

There's a reason why people say that hindsight is 20/20.If I'd only known the things I know now, my first few years as a photographer would have been …

Switzerland for nature lovers

Nature had one of her finest moments in Switzerland. Where else can you find such varied and intense beauty – colossal glaciers, raging falls, hidden valleys and 4000m mountains – in such a small country?<p>On foot or skis, by bike or raft, with karabiner or paraglider, the Swiss have harnessed these …