Paul Mcalpine

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Science Shows These Products Don't Repel Mosquitoes, Even Though People Swear by Them

Tried a "sure-fire" mosquito repellent and still got bitten? It's not your fault.<p>It's officially summer and you know what that means: Hiking, swimming, backyard barbecues...and mosquitoes. Everyone is bothered by them, but some people think they've found the perfect antidote to unpleasant, and …

Mosquitoes

You Are Probably Using the Wrong HDMI Cord

It’s not your fault, but it is very likely that you’re using the wrong HDMI cord to plug that 4K Apple TV or PS4 Pro into your new TV. While you …

Set-Top Boxes

Download This Free Shutter Speed "Cheat Sheet" Chart from PhotoTraces.com

Shutter speed is one of the key elements in the so-called Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed) that every photographer should be familiar …

Shutter Speed

15 Movie Moments That Happened For Real While The Camera Was Rolling

When movie magic doesn't work.

This amazing folding house takes 6 hours to build and costs just £25,000

<b>Getting on the property ladder in 2017 may be tougher than ever, but one Italian architect just made it a whole lot more straightforward.</b><p>Renato …

This Drone Photographer Sees Things In the Surf on Beaches

People often think they see recognizable things in clouds, a psychological phenomenon called pareidolia. When photographer Peter Adams-Shawn began …

Photography

Website uses neural networks to enlarge small images, and the results are pretty magical

You know how in <i>CSI</i>, the cops always try to "enhance" a shot to zoom in and read (non-existent) details in photos? It's amusing to the rest of us, but …

Machine Learning

Photos of Cats Doing Martial Arts

Hisakata Hiroyuki is a Japanese photographer who has focused his career on a rather unusual subject matter: action photos of cats that make them look …

3D Zebra Stripe Crosswalk in Iceland Slows Traffic with Stunning Optical Illusion

The use of illusion in art is nothing new, but a small town in Iceland is using the effect to help with public safety and traffic issues. In the small fishing village of Ísafjörður, a 3D pedestrian crossing was painted last month in an effort to slow traffic on a narrow street. The eye-popping …

Optical Illusions

How Google's Pixel Buds will kill Apple AirPods

After trying out Google's Pixel Buds, I agree with my colleague Karissa Bell when she says the Apple AirPods competitor is the most important gadget …

Pixel Buds

Give New Life to Underexposed Photos with This Simple Photoshop/Lightroom Technique (VIDEO)

Regardless of what type of photographs you shoot most, a stop or two of underexposure can really mess up an otherwise great image. While Photoshop’s …

Ride around in style on the URB-E, a fast and compact new electric scooter

URBAN626, a Pasadena-based startup that was primarily funded by local investors has recently launched their URB-E line of electronic scooters. The URB-E weighs in at around 30-35lbs, giving you the ability to drive up to 20 miles, and can reach speeds of up to 18 MPH. This new electronic scooter …

A top psychologist shares his 3-step method parents can take to discipline their kids

Ross Greene wants to make life easier.<p>Greene is the groundbreaking psychologist behind the theory of "collaborative partnerships," an approach that discards the stuff of traditional parenting — timeouts and the revocation of privileges — and replaces them with calm, focused discussion.<p>"The best you …

How focus stacking can help you to get super sharp landscapes

Focus stacking is a popular technique for macro photographers. But did it ever occur to you to try it with landscapes? No? Nor me. But it makes a lot …

Lens Filters: Which filters do photographers actually need?

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.What filters do you need and how do …

The Top 40 Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century

It's probably best not to know too much about this sci-fi–inflected indie before you watch – though it's okay to be aware ahead of time that director …

A Quick Fix for Correcting Distortion in Stitched Panoramas

Sometimes when you're out shooting that epic landscape, in order to capture the entire view, you need to shoot a series of images on location and …

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards founders have launched a new show for pet pictures. Here are the finalists, selected from 2,500 entries

Photography

The world’s most powerful electric bike will hit 50mph<p>At what point does a bike become a motorbike? Around about here. Meet the Neematic FR/1 – the world’s most powerful electric bike. It does have pedals, but that’s where the similarity to a push bike ends – and no other electric bike offers such …

Electric Bikes

17 Places Every Landscape Photographer Should Visit At Least Once

Marco Grassi, born and raised in the northwest of Italy, is an award winning photographer focused on landscape and travel photography, a 500px Brand …

3 Pro Tips for Shooting Great Landscape Photographs Under Drab Gray Skies (VIDEO)

Serious landscape photographers are known for chasing great light. But what happens when you travel to a beautiful location and there’s simply no …

Why Apple Watch should be worried about its latest rival

Apple Watch has a new rival, and it’s one that Apple should be worried about. That’s not because the new Ticwatch is better, but because it’s ultra-affordable at under $100.<p>For that, you get a simple and colorful design, GPS tracking, heart rate monitoring, and Android Wear 2.0.<p>Ticwatch comes in …

A handy list of 2017’s excellent, must-watch TV and movies (and how to watch them all)

It’s only July, but 2017 has already provided us a full year’s worth of great movies and TV shows.<p>More than usual, the first six months in entertainment has transcended genre lines, as a number of versatile films and shows have hit theaters and TV screens. In the last few weeks alone, the heartfelt …

Entertainment

How to Create a Cool Text Portrait in Adobe Photoshop

Rating:<p>5.00 based on 1 Rating<p>July 8, 2017 By Julian<p>How to Create a Cool Text Portrait in Adobe Photoshop www.sleeklens.com<p>Today we’ll be looking at …

Find hope for humanity in this video of 65,000 people singing “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Counteracting the current mind-set that everything is terrible, some 65,000 fans waiting for the sold-out Green Day concert in London’s Hyde Park on …

The best home security cameras

When it comes to home security, the best solution is often the one that is easiest to use. Companies will always find new features to add to hype up …

Home Security

Choosing the Right Aperture Value for Any Kind of Scene

Rating:<p>3.33 based on 3 Ratings<p>June 20, 2017 By Jonathan Ma<p>Choosing the Right Aperture www.sleeklens.com<p>To begin, let’s define “aperture“. An f-stop …

Neural Network Merges Dinosaurs with Flowers, Fruit, and Other Lovely Things

Neural networks can play <i>Super Mario World</i>, draw terrifying almost realistic cats, and name some outrageous paint colors. As the learning computers …

How to Create a Double Exposure Portrait Using Photoshop

The artistic effect created by compositing images in a double exposure is certainly nothing new, but the masking techniques learned in constructing …

Tutorials

Histograms In Photography

Learn how to use histograms! This video covers setup for Nikon and Canon cameras, what histograms are, how they are generated, how to use them to …

Canon Cameras