Michael Masters

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HTC's One M9+ could be the best phone of 2015 so far

HTC's one M9 is one of just a small handful of standout phones to have emerged in 2015 so far, but it's now being joined by a bigger, brawnier …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

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5 Pieces of Free Post Production Software for Photographers

Free software. In the past, this phrase to many of us suggested, poor quality, clunky and inefficient. Time have changed however and in the …

Review: Canon 5DS and 5DS R — The Nifty Fifties?

It’d be easy to dismiss the new Canon 5DS and 5DS R as 5D Mark III DSLRs with 50 megapixel sensors, but that’s exactly what they are.<p>But there are …

How to Repair Old Photos Using Photoshop

Photoshop teacher Howard Pinsky shares this quick 9-minute video tutorial on how you can use Photoshop to repair old and damaged photos. The …

Canon 5Ds Leaked! It’s a 50.6MP Full Frame DSLR

It looks like the rumors were spot on. A sneak peek of the not-yet-announced Canon 5Ds full frame DSLR camera has leaked onto the Web. The photograph …

30 Links to Inspiring Photography Articles and Amazing Photos

It's been another terrific week in the world of photography with many talented artists sharing photographs and articles exhibiting the finest in the …

5 Madly Delicious Ways to Make Meatballs

<b>1. Swedish Meatballs</b><p>Delicate, bite-sized and covered in a light cream gravy -- what's not to love about Swedish meatballs? Spear them with toothpicks for a party or spoon them over lightly buttered egg noodles for dinner. Either way, make extra -- they disappear quickly! <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chicken</b> …

Don't Buy A DSLR

Just getting into photography? Great! When you're looking for a camera, keep on walking past those DSLRs--as of now, their moment is over.<p>You want to get more into photography. You've got somewhere between a few and several hundred dollars to spend on a camera. You want to learn a little bit about …

Thanksgiving Day Parade in Pictures

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7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …

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Taylor Swift Abruptly Pulls Entire Catalog From Spotify

Taylor Swift has never been the most enthusiastic supporter of free music — earlier this year, she wrote: “Music is art, and art is important and …

HTC Butterfly 2 review: Gives even the One M8 a run for its money - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The HTC Butterfly 2 has almost everything from HTC's One M8, but boots the camera to 13 megapixels. The skin is waterproof, it delivers excellent audio, and it runs on a powerful quad-core processor.<p><b>The Bad</b> The glossy rear face is a fingerprint magnet. The auto brightness doesn't always …

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Arnold Palmer has surgery

Golf legend Arnold Palmer had successful pacemaker implant surgery Monday to correct an abnormal heartbeat.<p>The 84-year-old Palmer, who had the …

Tutorial: Learn The Art of Astrophotography

Want to master capturing an awesome meteor shower, or the next Supermoon, or the milky way galaxy across the night sky? Award-winning photographer, …

The Fable Legends beta will be full of unfinished art, here's why that's a good thing

You can expect the upcoming <i>Fable Legends</i> multiplayer beta to show off a thoroughly unfinished version of the game, including half-finished art and white boxes in the place of some of the environment, Lionhead Studios confirms to Polygon. But in the long-run, we're told, this is only a good …

HTC One E8 review: A more affordable version of the One M8 clad in shiny plastic - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The HTC One E8 packs top-end hardware with a bright and vibrant display. It also runs the latest version of HTC's Sense UI and has most of the features of the flagship One M8.<p><b>The Bad</b> The phone lacks what made the One M8 unique -- its dual-camera system -- and doesn't really outshine …

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition gives freedom back to the Dungeon Master

When the fourth edition of Dungeons and Dragons came out in 2008 I pounced on it. I hadn't played D&D since middle school and the new system had a lot of good buzz. I coaxed and cajoled a core group of five players together and for the next four years met monthly to lead a small group of characters …

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Beatles, Even If You're A Superfan

If tomorrow never knows, then you definitely don't know these things. Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void of trivia.<p>The Beatles' "Revolver" was released on this day, Aug. 5, way back in 1966. To celebrate the anniversary of this revolutionarily "weird" album, here are eleven super weird …

10 Easy Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

<b>1. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp</b><p>In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The Splendid Table's <i>How To Eat Supper</i> by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift -- jumbo shrimp are bathed in a brine flavored with salt, sugar and chili powder, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. It's …

First Footage From "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" Depicts The Birth Of The Robotic Villain

Plus: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 gets a release date.<p>SAN DIEGO — The cast of <i>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> came in full force to the massive fan convention Comic-Con on Saturday, and unveiled a first look at their film that played to a raucous standing ovation among the 6,000-plus person crowd in Hall …