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The Best of IFA 2018

IFA 2018 draws to a close, and as always there’s no shortage of fresh gadgetry to choose from at the Berlin technology show. Laptops, smart home …

Consumer Tech

How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive Without Reinstalling Windows

Installing a solid-state drive is one of the best upgrades you can make for your desktop computer. And the easiest way to get one into your system is …

Operating Systems

8 Post-Processing Tips For Creating Beautiful Landscape Photos

There is nothing quite like the power of a stunning landscape or seascape image in transporting us momentarily to a world of wonder, magic, danger, …

The Whistle 3 GPS is the Best Pet Tracker

I once lost my dog for four days because of an equipment failure. The carabiner connecting the leash and collar broke, and in a matter of seconds my pup was sprinting down a busy street in Minneapolis. What followed were four days of panic, frantic Craigslist and Facebook posts, and absolutely no …

Here’s Why ICC Profiles Are So Important for Printing Photos

<b>You can request a free sample pack of Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige here.</b><p>There’s never been a better time to engage in printmaking and the …

Color Composition Is Very Important in Photography

How you use colors in photography is very important. Colors are an essential part of your composition and can either make or break your photo.<p>In this …

Photoshop Tutorials - Blending with Light

Blending with Light – Live Demo<p>Photoshop Tutorials: Learn to create stunning natural looking HDR images in just few minutes!!<p><b>Live Demo:</b> 2:00 PM EDT …

How to Blur a Background and Create Bokeh in Photoshop

One of the classic characteristics of a great portrait is a sharp subject set against a blurry background. This tutorial will teach you how to …

10 Apps to add features to Windows 10

ShareMouse<p>Multi-monitor setups are common, but sometimes you need a bit more: the ability to treat several machines as if they were one, using the …

Scott Hanselman & Jeffrey Snover Discuss Windows PowerShell

Good vid guys. Random need here I have been bumping into. I find myself more and more needing psh in VS. VS needs to be "powershellized" at the core …

NordVPN is as close to perfect as you could ask for in a VPN

NordVPN<p>$2.75 per month (3-year plan)<p>View Product<p>The Good<p>Strong security feature set • Fast! • Easy to use • Good for torrenting and Netflix<p>The …

Nix Mini Color Sensor | Popular Science Shop

<b>Specs</b><p>Dimensions: 1.5" x 1"<br>• Battery life: 5,000 scans<p><b>Compatibility</b><p>iOS 8.0 or later<br>• Android 4.4 or later<br>• Adobe Acrobat<br>• Adobe Illustrator<br>• Adobe Dreamweaver<br>• Adobe Photoshop<br>• Adobe InDesign<br>• Adobe AfterEffects<p><b>Includes</b><p>Nix Mini Color Sensor<br>• Nix Mini lanyard<br>• Micro USB cable<br>• Quick start guide<br>• Free lifetime access to Nix …

iOS Apps

Leap Motion's VR anatomy lesson lets you pull a cat apart with your hands

Leap Motion has released a demo for a new kind of VR experience called “Cat Explorer.” It’s basically exactly what it sounds like — you “explore” the muscles, organs, and skeleton of an adorable kitty using just your hands.<p>Here’s what it looks like in action:<p>Leap Motion’s description of the video …

These Rarely Seen Images Show What The Internet Actually Looks Like

More than 550,000 miles of underwater cables.<p>Every second, millions of emails, clicks, and searches happen via the world wide web with such fluidity …

Magnetic 'metal seed' that destroys brain tumours in ten minutes invented by British scientists

Deadly brain tumours could be removed in just ten minutes with a groundbreaking new treatment which uses MRI scanners to heat up cancer cells until they die.<p>The new therapy, developed by University College London, involves injecting a tiny magnetic metal ‘seed’ into the bloodstream and directing it …

Best Sci Fi Movies on Netflix Right Now (June 2018)

It's hard to imagine it now, but there was a time when a service like Netflix Streaming was the stuff of science fiction. It's a repository of motion …

The U.S. Geological Survey Warned Not To Roast Marshmallows Over Lava, & Really?

Sometimes you just want to try ridiculously weird stunts and creations, no matter how far-fetched or extreme they may seem. Y'know, like eating …

Pretty Much All Tech Demos Are Fake as Hell

At Google I/O earlier this month, CEO Sundar Pichai showcased an experimental Google Assistant feature called Duplex which can make routine phone …

Demonstration

Watch: 7 Easy Posing Tips That Instantly Make Anyone Look Better In Photos

<b>Pierre T. Lambert</b> draws on his experience as professional photographer to share with you seven easy posing tips that can instantly make anyone look …

Body Language

Sweet Husky Jumps for Joy After Discovering Her Very Own Ball Pit

There's nothing quite like a ball pit. Whether you played in one as a youngster or your kids or grandkids enjoy them now, it's hard to deny the …

Fish

How Gross Is it to Wear Your Shoes in the House?

The final word on whether dragging in all that bacteria on your shoes will actually make you sick.<p>You’ve always been a bit of a germaphobe. Your hermetically sealed home is a wonderland of disinfectants, antibacterial soaps, and air purifiers. Say you invite a couple other friends over for a book …

Shutterbug.com Named One of the Top 5 Best Photography News Websites

Shutterbug.com was recently chosen as the fourth best Photography News Website by Feedspot. Also making the top five were perennial photo website …

Photography

Microsoft Surface Hub 2

Microsoft has this week unveiled its next-generation of conference room displays taking the form of the Microsoft Surface Hub 2. Watch the …

Microsoft Surface

The best virtual machines

If it hasn’t happened already, there will come a time when you’ll wish your computer was running a different operating system. Whether you’re a …

Boot Camp

17 Smart Jokes That'll Probably Hurt Your Brain A Little

Are you smart enough to understand them?<p>A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she's going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands …

Jokes

Microsoft Publishes Massive 948-Page PDF With Every Windows Terminal Command You Could Ever Need

Image: byrev / Pixabay<p>If you wanted an exhaustive reference for all the command line tools and utilities available in Windows, "/h" was as good as it …

Want Big, Cheap Prints? Try Printing Your Photos on Fabric

You've used your inkjet to print edge-to-edge A4s and A3s, then wanted to upsize, so you went to an online printer for a canvas or a poster. They get …

Textile Industry

A Cheery Robert Irwin Returns to The Tonight Show to Show Jimmy Fallon How to Feed Pygmy Goats

Robert Irwin, the incredibly amiable son of the late Steve Irwin returned to the <i>Tonight Show</i> for a fourth time and brought along animals that both …

Windows 10 is finally getting an improved screenshot tool

Coming with the next major update<p>Microsoft is testing a new update to Windows 10 this week, which will include a new screenshot experience for the upcoming major update. While third-party apps like ShareX and Lightshot have been leading the way in taking screenshots on Windows 10, Microsoft has …

Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: Monkey, Google Tasks

Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When …