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Take Back Control of Your WiFi Connection With This Incredible Tool

Netspot Pro helps you analyze and optimize your wireless network like never before.<p>Wireless internet is one of the great inventions of our time. It’s …

Wi-Fi

Want a smart home? Start with these best smart home devices

So, you want to turn your “dumb” house into a smarter one. You’re not alone. Analysts expect the smart home devices industry to reach $107.4 billion …

Smart Homes

Adobe shows you how to make your own Profiles in Camera Raw

The latest major release of Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom CC, and Lightroom Classic CC unveiled all new "Profiles" to the world, including six new …

Tutorials

Our favorite cord-cutting gear and services to ease the transition from cable

I’ve been without cable since 2013, and I’ve never looked back. Initially, it was to save money, but now I’ve gotten so used to streaming services that I don’t think I’d ever return to paying the cable man. In this guide, I’ll discuss some of our favorite streaming boxes, popular apps, along with …

Televisions

Nest Temperature Sensor review

The cute and compact Nest Temperature Sensor will put an end to those hot and cold spots in your home<p>The cute and compact Nest Temperature Sensor …

Home Automation

Here's the Best Way to Sharpen Portraits in Photoshop, According to Tutorial Resource Phlearn

Phlearn is a great photography educational site that provides helpful tutorials on a range of topics, mainly centering around Photoshop and Lightroom …

Tutorials

Nest Hello vs Ring Pro - CNET

Nest Hello VS Ring Video Doorbell Pro<p>by Andrew Gebhart / Apr 24, 2018<p>Can Nest's video doorbell stand toe-to-toe with the popular Ring Video Doorbell Pro?<p>Affiliate Disclosure: CNET may get a commission from retail offers.<p>The Good<p>Nest's $229 Hello video doorbell looks great and works consistently …

Smart Homes

The Marketer’s Three Minute Guide to Data Visualization

Operationalising big data is a major challenge to overcome for the marketing industry. While machine learning helps you solve one piece of this …

Data Visualization

How to (actually) find your purpose

You know what I don’t like? <b>Advice that doesn’t come with instruction</b>.<p>For instance, “leadership gurus” often say, “You must do the work you’re …

High School

How to Choose Your First Filters (and Which Systems to Use)

During the last week’s I’ve received several questions regarding filters through the CaptureLandscapes newsletter. The most recurring questions are</i> …

Landscape Photography

Practically Invisible Home Security For the Design-Obsessed

SimpliSafe’s exceptionally designed home security system is both powerful and beautiful, safeguarding every corner of the house while blending into the background.<p>Home security is often top of mind for any homeowner, but selecting the right system can seem daunting. Some provide limited coverage, …

Home Security

Two Ways to Instantly Make Your Photos Pop Using Photoshop

Have you ever felt like your photos were missing something? In this quick Photoshop tutorial, learn how to make your photos pop with this simple …

Tutorials

10 best soundbars for 2018 for any budget to boost your TV, music and movies

There's nothing quite as exciting as a brand new, top notch TV, but as well as that all-important picture quality, another major consideration is the …

Audiophile

The Best Smart Locks 2018 – Reviews | Features | Security

The pins inside the locking mechanism prevented the wooden bolt securing the door from being moved. If the correct key was used, it would push the …

Home Automation

Project Management Software Is Evolving: Here's Why

Project management software is undergoing a significant change thanks to new technology and new demands.<p>Project management software isn't exactly new. Depending on how you count them, the earliest project management structures date back to the Harmonograms of 1896. So today, with dozens of …

Project Management

Here’s a Simple Explainer on How to Use the Powerful Curves Adjustment in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones …

Tutorials

5 of the Most Useful Apps To Organize and Store Travel Photos

You’ve arrived home from an epic trip and it’s back to the daily grind. If you’re anything like us here at <i>TPG</i>, dealing with the 3,751 photos taken …

Apps

Cheap Photo: 2500+ Lightroom Presets For Under $30

<i>Chances are that you are using Lightroom in your processing workflow, and if so, this deal should be on your radar. (Featured Image Courtesy of</i> …

Cameras

10 Hidden Lightroom Features That Can Change Your Editing Life

Sometimes we can use software for years without taking the time to dive deeper and unlock its full potential. Here’s a great 12-minute tutorial by …

Tutorials

Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

Public Speaking

Use A Smarter High Pass Filter to Sharpen Your Photos

Sharpening an image with a high-pass filter in Photoshop is a simple way to make the image pop. But what happens if you've sharpened your image and …

Tutorials

Learn How to Create Paper Cut Effect with this Photoshop Tutorial

Lidia Lukianova shared a simple but quite awesome Photoshop tutorial. She shows us how to create a beautiful Paper Cut effect using the Pen Tool and …

Tutorials

Every Beginner Could Use These Photography Tips

<i>You’ll progress better if you take note of these simple photography tips</i><p>So, you’ve decided to move on from being a beginner to becoming a better …

Landscape Photography

7 tips for better data-driven stories

Numbers stories can be intimidating for those of us without a background in statistics or mathematics.Yet we lowly English majors, along with people …

Infographics

Five automation ideas to improve your smart home lifestyle

We often talk or write about our smart homes without realizing that some folks don’t understand what it is that a smart home can actually <i>do</i>. That’s …

Home Automation

The Best home security systems

Looking for a great home security system? Home security systems differ quite a bit in terms of what’s offered. Some old school systems like ADT might …

Home Security

Give Your Photos a Dramatic “Cinematic Effect” with This Simple Photoshop Technique (VIDEO)

The term “cinematic effect” refers to a popular method of editing photographs so they look like a frame grab from a movie. There’s no one “right way” …

Tutorials

The simple trick that has helped me land jobs without having to apply

Every few years, I pull out my "hire me" email and bcc it to my contacts, which includes old coworkers and bosses — but also former neighbors, landlords, people I trained with for a marathon, and so on. It looks like this:<p><i>Hi all,</i><p><i>After a really fun two years of traveling and freelancing — currently</i> …

Employment

The best universal remote control

<i>By Darryl Wilkinson and Grant Clauser</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>If you're looking for an easy-to-use universal …

Home Automation

25 Open Datasets for Deep Learning Every Data Scientist Must Work With

Introduction<p>The key to getting better at deep learning (or most fields in life) is practice. Practice on a variety of problems – from image …

Deep Learning