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Best Canon lens for APS-C format EOS cameras

After you’ve been shooting with your Canon APS-C-format DSLR and kit lens for a while you’re likely to start hankering after another lens or two. But …

Cameras

Adobe releases Photoshop Mix, Shape CC, Brush CC and Color CC for Android

It’s a big day for Adobe users who also happen to be Android fans. Adobe has launched four new apps for Google’s mobile operating system. These include Adobe Photoshop Mix, Shape CC, Brush CC and Color CC.<p>What makes this such a huge deal is that we are finally seeing Adobe becoming more invested in …

Tutorials

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn't)<p>Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start …

Using Surplus Laptops For Tethered Remote Control

This post is a quick guide to how I used an old netbook and my Samsung Chromebook to remote control my Canon EOS 600D.<p>The netbook (A Packard Bell …

Linux

Why I won't be buying my daughter a Barbie at Christmas

Rebecca Atkinson's parents wouldn't buy her a Barbie but never did quite explain why. Now that her own daughter wants one for Christmas, she understands – and is unimpressed by how the classic blonde doll has changed since her childhood<p>All kids have a friend their parents don't approve of. Mine had …

Kids

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Daily Inspiration #1617

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade - reflector, nifty 50, tripod, walk-around lens and a flash - what to look for and …

Photography

Homemade Macro Camera Rig Captures Awesome Snowflake Photos

Photographer Alexey Kljatov has taken some truly awesome photographs of snowflakes using a homemade macro rig which he has created using a …

Photography

The transparent and flexible electronics of the future could be printed with an ordinary printer

New liquid alloy promises a world of exciting possibilities<p>If the dreamers of the tech world have their way, the day will come when we'll use 3D printers to produce everything we need, from nourishing meals to spacecraft parts. Electronics have proven tougher to manufacture at home, however, due to …