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Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

How To Photoshop Faster | Simple Tips To Speed Up Your Photoshop Workflow Pt.2

Photoshop is just one of those programs that, once learned, is hard to do without, but perhaps a bit harder to get started. Without question there …

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

Android Pay vs Apple & Samsung Pay

When you go shopping this holiday season, many of you might be tempted to ditch using your credit cards, or even cash, in favor of one of the mobile payment systems that’s available for smartphones. Starting with Apple Pay, which launched in 2014, and joined later by rivals like Android Pay and …

7 Songs That Prove Prince’s Genius Wasn’t Confined to His Own Work

From Sinead O’Connor, Stevie Nicks, and more.<p>Since the news broke that Prince died Thursday at the age of 57, the tributes have started pouring in from every corner of show business: obituaries have honored his skill as both a musician and as a performer; his fellow artists have honored him with a …

Peter Buck on Life After R.E.M.: ‘I Hate the Business’

On September 21st, 2011, singer Michael Stipe, bassist Mike Mills and guitarist Peter Buck of the Athens, Georgia–born rock group R.E.M. issued a …

Steve Wynn

10 acoustic songs (almost) better than the originals - Features - Alternative Press

The foundation of most songs begins with an acoustic guitar, so it’s only natural that many bands release acoustic renditions at some point. These …

The best 24-inch monitor

<i>By David Murphy</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Wirecutter</i><i>, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>After spending 50 hours researching 19 different monitors and testing six finalists, we recommend the 24-inch Dell UltraSharp U2415 to most people looking for a …

Be Amazed By This Marvelous Music Machine, Powered By 2,000 Marbles

<i>NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with Martin Molin, creator of the marble machine, on</i> Weekend Edition Sunday. <i>You can hear their conversation at the audio link.</i><p>The "Marble Machine" is a musical instrument by way of a Rube Goldberg contraption, the love child of a barrel organ, a kick drum, a vibraphone and …

3D

The trouble with Duckie: How “Pretty in Pink’s” most lovable character gave a generation of teenage boys the wrong idea

<b>Jon Cryer in "Pretty in Pink" (Paramount Pictures)</b><p>I, too, saw myself in John Hughes’ nice guy—and like so many others, I learned all the wrong lessons from his story<p>Kevin Smokler<p>February 27, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>Find me an American adult male who identifies with Blane McDonough, Andrew McCarthy’s …

Google's Cardboard Camera app lets you make your own VR photos

Google is doing some really amazing things with its virtual reality Cardboard platform, and today it gets even better. Google has just released an application to the Play Store called Cardboard Camera that will actually allow you to take your own VR photos.<p>The app is pretty simple, and the capture …

Virtual Reality

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel joins Forbes 400 as world's youngest billionaire

The youngest billionaire in the world isSnapchatInc.’s 25-year-old Chief Executive Evan Spiegel, at $2.1 billion, Forbes said Tuesday.<p>Spiegel and his fellow Snapchat cofounder, Bobby Murphy, both made the Forbes 400 for the first time this year, among 25 new entrants.<p>The financial magazine’s …

8 Ways to Write and Finish a Work of Fiction

Like any endeavor, writing a work of fiction requires learning how to manage those nagging self-doubts each time you sit at a computer and think to yourself, "I can't write!"<p>Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction …

Refine Edge – Your Best Friend in Photoshop

Being able to create precise selections of objects, even if they have fuzzy edges is of major importance in Photoshop. You're not only going to need …

10 Famous Street Photography Quotes You Must Know

If you want to get a deeper insight into street photography and take better photos, I feel it is very important to study the work of the street …

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

Mom Fulfills Promise to Best Friend by Adopting Her Four Daughters after Their Mother Died of Cancer

When single mother Elizabeth Diamond was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer in 2014, her only concern was what would happen to her four daughters when she was gone. Fortunately, her best friend Laura Ruffino was right by her side to reassure her that her girls would always be taken care of.<p>“She …

Apple chief Tim Cook criticises Google and Facebook over privacy

Web rivals’ business models undermine users’ privacy, says Tim Cook, who also warns governments on pursuing ‘dangerous’ encryption policies<p>Apple chief executive Tim Cook has delivered his sharpest attack yet on rivals Google and Facebook, with a speech criticising their advertising-supported …

Iconic images by documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who has died at 75

Photo: Mary Ellen Mark.<p>Mary Ellen Mark: March 20, 1940 - May 25, 2015.<p>The documentary photographer who is best known for her haunting portraits of …

Los Angeles

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

Self-improvement

The Staves: 'we don’t know anything about folk'

British sister act the Staves play guitar and sing in perfect harmony. Just don’t call them a folk band, says Bernadette McNulty<p>"Photographers always want us to put our heads together or drape ourselves over each other. But we don’t sit in fields all day plaiting each other’s hair,” says Camilla …

5 Blend Modes in Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographic compositing has been with us since the dawn of photography. The merging of two or more separate images into one is seen as a way of …

The 7 Common Habits of Remarkably Talented Photographers

One of the best ways to improve yourself is by observing the habits of those you find to be inspirational and talented. In doing so, we hope to learn …