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Less is more: How to pack your gadgets for travel, quickly and easily

Vacations are fun, but packing for them isn’t. There’s nothing worse than stressing over what to take before you hop on a plane, train, automobile, …

Gear & Gadgets

U.S. Grant Is U.S. History’s Mystery Man

He lacked ambition, failed at most things he tried, and then Grant found himself and his calling with the coming of the Civil War, where he …

How-To: Fix iPhone videos that are mistakenly started in portrait mode [Video]

Have you ever started shooting a video in portrait orientation on your iPhone, only to quickly rotate into landscape mode after realizing the mistake? Once you’ve begun recording a video while in portrait orientation, it stays locked that way for the duration of the video, and vice …

Inside the scramble to oust Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Aides to President Barack Obama urged him to get rid of the troublesome DNC chair last fall. He passed, figuring she was Hillary Clinton’s problem to solve.<p>PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton and her team aren’t thrilled that the head of the Democratic National Committee was forced out on the eve of the …

Government

Six gadgets made from LEGO bricks

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>When kids play with LEGO bricks, their creations are limited only by their imaginations. A few colorful blocks can become a spacecraft, a bulldozer or a skyscraper with just a few moves. Although the LEGO builds from you childhood may not do much on their own, those colorful bricks …

‘These are first steps towards creating a national grid’: Ontario in talks to buy power from Newfoundland

Ontario is the latest customer to line up to purchase Newfoundland and Labrador’s growing supply of hydroelectricity in a move that could one day …

Scout The Small Yet Mighty Smart GPS Tracker (video)

BluAzu has created a new small yet mighty smart GPS tracker called Scout, that will allow you to track anything 24 hours a day seven days a week …

Gear & Gadgets

Portrait Tips for Posing Women

Unless you're working with professional models who know exactly what to do, and how to pose in front of the camera, most of your clients are …

Warning: Watch Out for Fake Memory Cards on eBay

Always buy your memory cards from reputable sources. Go for a “sweet deal” through a place like eBay, and you could be in for a lot of pain and …

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Apple gets funny, iOS 9 drops hints

Humor alert! Humor alert! Yes, as it relates to Apple.<p>And I’m not talking about the standard eye-rolling stuff of corporate dog-and-pony shows such …

9 Amazing Home Automation Companies You Need to Know

Here are the top 10 home automation companies and why they are so amazing.<p>Today's home is a smart home thanks to the technology innovations of home automation companies. Whether it's front door locks and home protection, climate control, or appliances, your castle is now completely under your …

Home Automation

A skeptic’s Apple Watch diary: One month in, after the novelty wore off

When I decided that I was keeping my Apple Watch after my arbitrary one week trial, several of you wondered whether that would still be the case once the novelty had worn off. Indeed, I wondered that myself.<p>Well, it’s now a month in as of yesterday, and I can definitely say the novelty has worn off …

What it Takes to Go Pro - Lessons from 10 Professional Photographers

I asked 10 experienced professional photographers to reflect on the early days of their careers – from finding their first clients, to marketing …

Top 10 national and state parks in New England, USA

From the eastern US’s highest peak to its classic seashore, New England’s parks are perfect for hikers, beach lovers and adventurers, as well as being steeped in American history<p>Acadia national park, Maine<p>Acadia was decreed the first national park in the eastern US, in 1919, and retains its …

New England

The Biggest Legal Mistake Photographers Make

Whether photography is your bread and butter, or something that you’ve started out doing casually with machinations of eventually picking up a few …

How to Read a Photograph's Histogram

What that chart of colors really means<p>You've probably seen this x-y graph on your camera or some photo editing software. It shows the data of your photo's color range. It's not as intimidating as it looks. Here's how to master it.<p><b>The vertical axis</b> shows the number of pixels at each light level. (A …

Free Alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe products are synonymous with the design and illustration world. They can, however, be expensive for designers, whether professional or not. …

Photoshop

Google acknowledges 11 accidents with its self-driving cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google Inc. revealed Monday that its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago.<p>The company released the number after The Associated Press reported that Google had notified California of three …

Autonomous Cars

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Placed Under 24-Hour Armed Guard In Kenya

After the decimation of his species by poachers, Sudan the rhino finds himself in an extremely precarious position: He is the last male northern white rhinoceros on the planet.<p>According to The Independent, the 40-year-old animal has been put under 24-hour armed guard in the Kenya game conservancy …

Elephants, Rhinos and Other Large Plant-Eaters Face Extinction, Study Says

David Chancellor—INSTITUTE<p>David Chancellor—INSTITUTE<p>David Chancellor —INSTITUTE<p>David Chancellor —INSTITUTE<p>David Chancellor —INSTITUTE<p>David Chancellor …

Ornithology

A Tanzanian Safari--and Our New Masai Friends

Anyone who has traveled widely remembers a moment that seems to define a trip:<p>*In Rio, it was a trio of young musicians singing "The Girl From Ipanema" while my wife and I were on that very beach.<p>*In Jordan, it was riding on the back of a sure-footed (we hoped) donkey stepping up a mountain path …

New York Jets

Should You Be Going on Safari in Zimbabwe?

In case you missed my last post, I just came back from an amazing trip to Zimbabwe. I had a great time and I met the most incredible people who are working hard to help communities and support conservation. So I was quite surprised by the response from some friends, clients and colleagues who say …

Africa

10 of the best African safaris

When defining the World’s best safaris of course there’s an awful lot that goes into it, and much of this will of course be based on personal …

South Africa

Photographer Expresses Himself Through Beautiful Japanese Landscape Photography

Hidenobu Suzuki is an amateur photographer who decided to raise the bar on his creativity. Suzuki set-out to express emotions using landscapes rather …

The best extreme outdoor adventures in America

There’s no need to leave the country to get your thrills. Hell, some urban adrenaline junkies don’t even leave their city. Whether your idea of …

Knock App Updated, Now Lets You Tap On Apple Watch To Unlock Your Mac

Remember Knock, the cool little app that allowed you to unlock your Mac by knocking on your iPhone? Well today, it has been dealt quite a major …

Apple Stores won't sell the Watch at launch, but six other shops will

You've likely heard or read that Apple's debut wearable isn't going to be sold quite like the company's previous products. Whether it's about where the demand for the product is coming from (or where Apple <i>hopes</i> the demand will come from), there will be no in-store purchases when the Watch finally …

Apple Store

Tesla wants to power your home with a battery

Tesla will introduce a battery for your home during its highly anticipated April 30 event.<p>In a letter sent to investors and analysts on Tuesday, the electric car company said it will announce a "home battery" and a "very large utility scale battery." Similar products already exist on the market, …

This Solar Bike Delivers Big

Regular electric bikes are already pretty eco-friendly, but they usually need to be powered by fossil fuels. But now a Danish solar engineer, Jesper …