Paul Ian Serrato

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A Primer on Reading and Using Histograms

Image histograms are useful tools that can be used to help properly gauge the exposure and contrast within a scene during shooting or to balance the …

In-wall wiring guide for home A/V

Crutchfield advisor Norm has worked on hundreds of whole-house wiring jobs.<p>This guide will help you save money by doing your own small-scale in-wall …

Embrace Minimalism – Shelf Desks With Discerning Designs

A desk that’s nothing more than a simple wall-mounted shelf is definitely not for everyone. Such desks are often used in small spaces where a …

Interior Design

Eero is a little white box that aims to change Wi-Fi forever

Would you spend $300 on a carefree Wi-Fi network?<p>Linksys, D-Link, Netgear, and Belkin. Those are the brands that most consumers choose when it comes time to set up a home Wi-Fi network. But no matter which product you buy, getting wireless internet working in your home — your <i>entire</i> home — can …

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

The Pirate Bay is back online

Seven weeks after a raid on its Stockholm servers, The Pirate Bay is back online. Despite being targeted for repeated closure attempts by authorities, the file-sharing service is live once more, making use of virtual servers hosted by secret cloud storage companies around the world, according to …

Destiny players need to drop everything: The game's best weapon is up for grabs

If you're playing <i>Destiny</i>, even casually, you need to drop whatever the heck else you're doing and grind for 17 Strange Coins. Xur has Ice Breaker this week, which is one of the best weapons in the game.<p>"For raids, you will always want to have either the Ice Breaker sniper rifle or the Gjallarhorn …

Step into the dark fantasy worlds of artist Nicolas Delort

It all started with <i>Dragon Ball Z</i>.<p>When he was young, Nicolas Delort's friends were watching the anime and collecting the cards, but he fell in love with the black-and-white manga that inspired it all. "Akira Toriyama's ink work is so clean, precise, and elegant and I spent a lot of time tracing, at …

Digital Art

Photographer Captures Rare Pictures of an Upside-Down Iceberg

When you think of icebergs, you probably think of those large white objects you see in movies and pictures. In rare situations, they can also be seen …

13 Weird Moments In The History Of Water Fountains

When was the last time you gave serious thought to a drinking fountain? Maybe it was in elementary school, when they were the only way to wet your whistle. Or maybe never. That would be perfectly understandable. They seem boring!<p>But they're not. Far from it.<p>About a month ago, I started looking into …

Boko Haram: satellite images reveal devastation of massacre in Nigeria

Before-and-after photographs show more than 3,100 structures destroyed by fire in villages where hundreds, perhaps thousands, were killed<p>Boko Haram massacre: ‘I walked through five villages and each one was empty except for dead bodies’<p>New satellite photographs have laid bare the catastrophic scale …

Africa

Dough pours in for pizza delivery guy after 'belittling' at car business

<b>(CNN) —</b> Seven dollars multiplied by empathy on an online fundraising page equals more than $11,000 for a pizza delivery guy who received an apology for how he was treated at a Massachusetts business.<p>The sales manager of a Westport car dealership has apologized "for the actions" of employees caught …

Car Tech