Patric Backlund

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TAKE STRIKING LIGHTNING Photos Now! - 5 Secrets to take photos of the lightning

How to take photos of lighting easy. It's thunderstorm time! Let's get out there and shoot some. Our friend Pierre T. Lambert is sharing his tips to …

Shutter Speed

Add motion sensing LED light strips everywhere in your home for $12 Prime shipped

Livin’ Well (99% positive lifetime feedback from over 6,000) via Amazon offers its Motion Sensing LED Light Strip for <b>$11.99 Prime shipped</b> when code <b>40LEDSALE</b> is used at checkout. Regularly $20, this is the lowest that we’ve tracked and is the best available. If you’ve been looking for an LED light …

Arduino

Discover how to use Adobe Lightroom

Whether you're an aspiring professional photographer or a casual photo-taking hobbyist, you should know how to use Adobe Lightroom. This powerful …

Tutorials

You don’t even need waves to ride this electric hydrofoil surfboard

Previous Next<p>1 of 12<p>One of the biggest trends in surfing over the past few years has been the adoption of hydrofoil surfboards by some of the sports …

Extreme Sports

Why Lightroom Edits Go Wrong

One of the aspects of photography that beginners seem to fail at most is in the post-processing phase.<p>And believe me, I understand why...<p>Learning …

Tutorials

'Overwatch' skin raised more than $10 millon for breast cancer research

Back in May, <i>Overwatch</i> added its first paid skin for the much-loved (and sometimes loathed) healer Mercy. At $15, it was nothing to sniff at, but all proceeds went to a good cause, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).<p>Blizzard has just revealed that the drive raised over $12.7 million. …

Cancer

Electoral law has been broken – this is a fight for the soul of our democracy

You’re looking for a smoking gun but there’s a smoking gun on every table! And no one cares. No one cares! Arron Banks<p>Seven years ago, during a night of rioting in London, a 23-year-old student popped into his local Lidl and carried out the “opportunistic” theft of a £3.50 case of bottled water.<p>He …

Brexit

How to Flipboard for Your Work, Life and Play

With Flipboard in your pocket, you can boost your productivity and work better instead of harder. Information is always at your fingertips, just waiting to inform, educate, or entertain you whenever you have a spare moment. Here are a few ways that Flipboard can enhance every aspect of your</b> …

Social Media

Become a Master of Selections and Masks Using Channels in Photoshop With This Video

Creating selections and masks in Photoshop is a crucial part of any advanced editing workflow. Learn all there is to know about it with this video by …

Tutorials

Gigapixel timelapse captures a day in the life of London

There's a real chance you've seen gigapixel city shots before, but they've rarely had a dynamic element -- you've had to be content with that one sliver of time. Now, there's something a little livelier. Lenstore, Nikon and Canary Wharf have partnered on what they say is the first gigapixel …

Videography

5 Tips on How to Process Light in Landscape Photography

You are into photography. This means you are a light chaser by definition. Because we all know: light makes or breaks a photograph. So how about …

Landscape Photography

How to take better pictures with your camera’s automatic mode

Photography experts are always imploring people not to rely on a camera’s full-automatic mode – you know, that magic green icon that makes our lives …

Mobile Photography

How To: Hack Wi-Fi & Networks More Easily with Lazy Script

Wi-Fi tools keep getting more and more accessible to beginners, and the LAZY script is a framework of serious penetration tools that can be explored …

White Hat

Eight Tips to Speed Up Your Editing

A few weeks ago in a boudoir forum I came across a subject on what was the most time-consuming portion of most photographers' flow. The majority of …

Tutorials

Scientists reprogram T Cells to target autoimmune diseases

Researchers from the University of San Francisco have uncovered a gene-editing technique which could provide safer treatments for patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases. The breakthrough -- which involves the CRISPR/Cas9 system -- will allow T cells (the cells which fire up our immune …

Immunotherapy

CES 2018: Checking in on new tech six months later

Checking in on the new gadgets and promises from this years Consumer Electronics Show<p>Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show—known simply as CES— hits the tech world like a tempest, flinging new gadgets and lofty promises throughout the industry. The fervor quickly fades, though, and we’re left …

Google Assistant

This amazing new web tool lets you create microsites that exist solely as URLs

Long live the open web<p>Former Google designer Nicholas Jitkoff, who’s now the vice president of design at Dropbox, has created a really nifty new web tool he’s calling itty bitty sites, or self-contained microsites that exist solely as URLs. You can create your own by following this URL: …

QR codes

How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s On Tonight

The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones. But people’s data is also increasingly being vacuumed right out of their living rooms via their televisions, sometimes without their knowledge.<p>In recent years, data …

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 …

Tutorials

How to Shoot Defocused Firework Photos

I’m photographer David Johnson, and in this tutorial I’ll be sharing how I shoot long-exposure photos of defocused fireworks.<p>Gear List<p>Canon EOS 5D …

Landscape Photography

5 Reasons Why Azure IoT Edge Is Industry's Most Promising Edge Computing Platform

Last week, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure IoT Edge, the edge computing platform that has been in works for more than a year.<p>Out of the top 5 public cloud platforms – AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud and Alibaba Cloud – only Microsoft and Amazon have a …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Android TV-enheter från Philips ryktas få Android 8.0

<b>Samtliga enheter från 2014 och framåt</b> <br>Det verkar som att Philips kommer hålla ett gäng TV-apparater uppdaterade och vid liv ett tag till. Enligt den …

Microsoft launches Azure IoT Edge out of preview

Microsoft today announced a major update to Azure IoT Edge, its cloud solution for internet of things devices. It’s exiting preview and gaining support for new hardware devices, management services, and developer tools.<p>“Since we introduced Azure IoT Edge just over a year ago, we have seen many …

Internet of Things

Review: LG C8 OLED 4K TV

Shopping for a 4K TV is like trying to find a single wave in the ocean. Most TVs are indistinguishable from each other at a glance—unless your eyes …

Amazon Fire TV

I've been reporting on MS-13 for a year. Here are 5 things Trump gets most wrong.

There's one thing everyone can agree with President Donald Trump on about the street gang MS-13: The group specializes in spectacular violence. Its members attack in groups, in the woods, at night, luring teens to their deaths with the promise of girls or weed.<p>One Long Island boy told me he didn't …

Immigration

LG’s much-anticipated B8 OLED 4K TVs w/ Google Assistant are now available

Originally detailed back a CES 2018, LG’s B8 OLED 4K TV was slated to be a much-anticipated release this year. Priced from $2,300, it’s one of the most affordable OLED offerings from LG in recent memory. Well, after much anticipation, this Google Assistant-equipped TV is finally available for …

Google Assistant

Meet the biggest, meanest Predator yet in latest trailer for Shane Black's sequel

In the new trailer 20th Century Fox released today for Shane Black’s <i>The Predator,</i> we get a look at what Sterling K. Brown’s character calls “The …

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LG says screw everything, we’re doing five cameras for the V40

New report says LG’s next flagship will have more cameras than ever<p>It’s tough to stand out in the premium smartphone world, but LG may have a solution for its upcoming V40 flagship. There’s a rumor from <i>Android Police</i> that says the company is throwing caution to the wind and putting <i>five</i> cameras on …

Mobile Technology

The Best Smart Home Devices of 2018—So Far

We look back at a few of our favorite gadgets we’ve profiled this year<p>As 2018 reaches its midpoint, we’re taking a look back at a few of the more …

Kitchen Gadgets

World Cup soccer in 3D on your coffee table

This novel Augmented Reality system is an impressive first step toward bringing professional sports to your own home stadium.<p>What if any flat surface …

Augmented Reality