Christopher Maue

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This little Sony will pump up the sound of your headphones

The Audiophiliac oohs and aahs over Sony's portable PHA-2 digital converter and headphone amplifier.<p>I have to hand it to Sony -- the PHA-2 is far and away the best-looking portable headphone amplifier/digital converter I've seen.<p>Its sleek extruded metal casework feels like it can take a beating, …

Consumer Tech

The 10 best digital cameras in 2018

Okay, we admit it – it's an impossible question. The best camera for a pro photographer is a million miles from the best camera for an adventure …

This Is The Prettiest Beach In Greece, Which Basically Makes It The Prettiest In The World

We know, we know. You're thinking to yourself, "Come on, guys, another pretty beach?" And we totally understand but look. at. this:<p>Navagio has been called the prettiest beach in all of Greece, which, if we can all agree is one of the prettiest places in all the world, then this beach is the …

KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

Metering Modes and How Your Camera Meter Works

en_US<p>article<p>Metering Modes and How Your Camera Meter …

Hands-on Photo Tips: How to create a spotlight effect in Photoshop

If your photos look flat and if you want to add some more interesting lighting effects to them in post-processing this tutorial is for you.<p>You should …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Does Your Startup Really Need to Hire In-House Developers?

<b>7. Outsourcing allows your team to focus on marketing</b><p>The most important part of any business is getting customers in the door. If you can’t do that, then you can’t exist.<p>That being said, customers are the first thing your company should be thinking about. Many times, entrepreneurs who are starting …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Africa's First Underwater Hotel Room Opens in Zanzibar

If you are not scared to have tropical fish and perhaps even sharks peep through your bedroom window, 4 metres under the surface of the Indian Ocean, …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Google Has Designed A Throat Tattoo That Is Also A Lie Detector

The tattoo isn't permanent — it's applied to a sticky substance on the skin.<p>The intent of the device is to allow someone to wear a communications device on their throat, keeping a mobile phone or similar device in their pocket. The tattoo communicates with the device, transmitting conversation. …

As Mirrors Beam Light To Town, Norwegians Share Patch Of Sun

The small town of Rjukan has long had to make do without sunlight during the cold Norwegian winters.<p>But that changed Wednesday, when the town debuted a system of high-tech mirrors to reflect sunlight from neighboring peaks into the valley below.<p>Rjukan, originally founded 100 years ago as an …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to soak up …

Is it easier to pirate movies or stream them? New website aims to find out

Often times the most pirated movies each week can't streamed or rented online to begin with. That's according to piracydata.org, a new website that — simply by pointing out the lack of convenient viewing options — is trying to shift some responsibility for rampant internet piracy back to content …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Why the world’s bees are dying: They’re stressed out

Scientists have struggled for years to pinpoint the cause of the global crash in bee populations, an affliction known as Colony Collapse Disorder. Everything from pesticides to poor nutrition to automotive exhaust has been blamed for the apian apocalypse. But if British scientists are right, bees …

Ecology

Oktoberfest 2013

This weekend, the 180th Oktoberfest opened in Munich, Germany, with the traditional tapping of the first keg of beer by Munich's mayor, Christian Ude, shouting "O'zapft is!" ("It's tapped!"). The Bavarian festival takes place in Munich's Theresienwiese over 16 days, and more than 6 million people …

Google's Self-Driving Cars: A Quest for Acceptance

Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.<p>Every morning, at about 8 a.m., Anthony Levandowski walks out of his house in Berkeley and folds his six-foot-six-inch frame into the driver's seat of his white Lexus. Levandowski is embarking on his daily commute to …

Ethiopia’s giant underground blob of magma puzzles scientists

The Afar Rift in Ethiopia makes a bold impression when seen from a helicopter.<p>The Afar Rift in Ethiopia is marked by enormous gashes that signal the breakup of the African continent and the beginnings of a new ocean basin, scientists think.<p>The fractures appear eerily similar to seafloor spreading …

Earth Science

Best Buy-Backed Zubie Raises $8M to Bring Cars and Drivers Online

Want to turn your dumb car into a smart car? A startup called Zubie is now selling a wireless dongle that connects to almost any car’s onboard …

T-Mobile

Google Knows The WiFi Passwords Of Every Android User: Report

Google might have access to WiFi passwords used by every single Android user, a new report suggests. That is a whole lot of WiFi passwords -- maybe most of them in the world.<p>“If an Android device (phone or tablet) has ever logged on to a particular Wi-Fi network, then Google probably knows the …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

50 Lessons for Stronger Photographs

Professional photographer and best-selling author David duChemin just released a very in-depth educational eBook deemed a “BigBook” at 200 pages in …

Secret O’ahu: sights only the locals know about

Most people think of O’ahu strictly as a beach vacation interspersed with hiking and awash with cocktails. But what they don't realise is that there is a lot going on that has nothing to do with the island’s sandy beaches, flip-flopped feet, or the big, sugary, impossibly coloured drinks of …

The Death Of Nintendo Has Been Greatly Under-Exaggerated

I love Nintendo. I love Nintendo. I love Nintendo.<p>I feel the need to say that over and over again to begin with because this post will inevitably be read by some as some sort of anti-Nintendo screed. I know that because every single time I write anything <i>mildly</i> critical of Nintendo, groups of folks …

Sony's QX Smart Lens attaches an entire camera to your smartphone

Gives a whole new meaning to the idea of interchangeable lenses<p>The rumor that once seemed too wild to be true has just become an official reality with Sony's announcement of the new QX Smart Lens series of smartphone accessories. These so-called lens-style cameras contain almost all the hardware …