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BBC - BBC World War One

Coverage of commemorations marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.<p>A "unique" network of tunnels used to train soldiers is found on Salisbury Plain.<p>How US efforts to stay out of the war reached an end in 1917.<p>Never before seen photographs are released showing life in Jersey's prisoner …

Remembrance Day

A New President

Posting a Huge Update to the blog’s “Gear Page” for 2014 « Vincent Laforet's Blog

After more than 13 million visits in 5 years to this blog, the site’s top landing spot has been the "Gear Page."<p>I was one of the first to put one of …

Wall Worthy Superhero Cubist Art by Liam Brazier

R.F.K.: Life and Death on the Campaign Trail

Forty-five years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel, in Los Angeles, shortly after winning the California Democratic primary. Coming on the heels of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., just two months earlier, the assassination of the forty-two-year-old candidate left …

Google Acquires Talented Team Behind Bump, Flock

Mobile start-up Bump just announced that it has been acquired by Google in a blog post on Monday.<p>The company was founded in 2008, making a name for itself on the hot technology of bumping phones together to share contact data. The app has been downloaded over 100 million times, and continues to get …

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The 4 Most Important Steps Before Selling or Transferring Ownership of a Mac

If you plan on selling a Mac or transferring it to a new owner, you will want to take a few very important steps beforehand rather than just handing …

Hexagon Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

In 2008 I came up with a technique using the Brush Tool in Photoshop to create a digital bokeh effect. Then I mixed it with some gradient colors …

The Rise of the App Director

<i>“I’m just a storyteller, and the cinema happens to be my medium.” – Federico Fellini</i><p>As Apple’s App Store nears its five year anniversary, a new kind of storyteller is rising in importance: The App Director. This isn’t an official title, but it’s definitely a state of mind and an important trend to …

Photos of Modern America by Alec Soth

I was first introduced to Alec Soth's work at SF MOMA around this time last year when his "Sleeping by the Mississippi" project was up at the museum. …

Photographers

Quick Tip: How to Create a Metallic Text Effect Using Layer Styles in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will explain how to create a metallic text effect using layer styles in Photoshop. Let's get started!<p>Tutorial Assets<p>The …

7 Photojournalism Tips by Reuters Photographer Damir Sagolj

Studio Lighting: Unravelling the Complexity of Multiple Lights

As one gets started in studio lighting I think it is pretty common to get over ensconced in the lighting scenarios. It is funny because everything …

Digital Photography

What time do top CEOs wake up?

Investigating the bedtimes of high achievers in hopes of divining the secret of success sounds a bit like looking to a novelist's desk placement for …

Harley-Davidson Sportster Custom by Art of Racer

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Custom<br>• French<br>• Harley-Davidson<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<p>Every now and then I like to go and feature a motorcycle that’s a little out …

Google's Secrets Of Innovation: Empowering Its Employees

March was a good month for Google. Its market capitalization breached a record high $260 billion. Since its IPO in 2004, its shares have soared over 900%. The company’s success stems from its continuous innovation and it extraordinary management practices. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of …

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …