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6 awesome tips to use your camera phone for more than selfies

Whether you’re taking pictures with a DSLR or a smartphone, there are some basic rules you can follow to ensure you are taking awesome photos.<p>With today’s modern smartphone, you have a camera that is capable of taking incredibly sharp pictures, but you need to understand how to find the right …

Interview With a Modern-Day Independent Mapmaker

Tom Harrison, a California-based cartographer, explains how he collects information and makes his maps, and why he doesn’t hire anyone to help him.<p>Mapmaking is a huge production these days: Google reportedly has over 1,000 full-time employees and 6,000 contractors working on its digital maps.<p>So …

Business Administration

10 products to get you moving at work

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've probably heard by now -- most likely while you were parked in front of your TV or computer -- that sitting kills.<p>In a perfect world, we would spend more time at work and home on our feet. Standing tones your muscles and could reduce the risk of heart disease. But too much of it can …

Ergonomics

iPhone Photography Awards Winners Revealed

Photographers of the Year iPhone Photography Awards. First place, Sounds of the old town.<br>Michał Koralewski<p>1 of 17<p>LightBox NewsletterSign up to …

HTC Sense 6.0 UI - Lollipop vs KitKat comparison

Earlier this month HTC has released Android 5.0 for the HTC One M8 together with the HTC Sense 6.0. New Over The Air (OTA) update started rolling out …

Google Now Gets Even Smarter, Adds Support For Cards From Third-Party Apps

Google Now has been around for quite a while now and it has been quietly gaining some impressive abilities over the last couple of years. Having …

As Hagupit Nears Philippines, Here's What You Need to Know About Typhoons

For starters, nearly 90 percent of these big oceanic storms are called typhoons and cyclones, not hurricanes.<p><i>Update: Hagupit made landfall Saturday at 9:15 p.m. local time near the town of Dolores on the southeastern Philippine island of Samar. The storm—downgraded from its supertyphoon</i> …

The Secret Language of Girls on Instagram

D Dipasupil—Getty Images for Extra<p>Loic Venance—AFP/Getty Images<p>Anthony Harvey—Getty Images<p>Joe Scarnici—Getty Images<p>Jason Kempin—Getty …

'Pangu' Jailbreak for iOS 8.x Now Available for Mac, Compatible with Newer Apple Devices

The Pangu development team today updated its jailbreak for iOS 8 and 8.1, bringing full support for the Mac. The update comes a week after the program saw an update for Windows that brought an automatic installation of Cydia and support for the English language.<p>Pangu's jailbreak tool for iOS 8 is …

29 Essential Places Your Well-Traveled Child Should Not Miss

From breathtaking national parks to natural wonders, bridges, dams, and museums that make learning a blast, these are America's top must-see …

Budget Travel

Expert Tips for Packing With Style

Clothing

30 Most Unforgettable Vacations

Remember your best trip ever? We asked Budget Travelers to share their most memorable experiences and were touched, surprised, and delighted with the …

Smartphones and the Uncertain Future of 'Spatial Thinking'

Navigation apps are transforming the way we experience urban environments, for better and for worse.<p>Like most New Yorkers, I spend an inordinate amount of time in transit. I have an unlimited Metrocard and a Citi Bike key, two bicycles and a motorcycle, and a dozen pairs of shoes. Proper wayfinding …

Canadians get a good laugh at Apple's mixed-up map

Canada

Here’s How Jenni Sparks Drew Bernal Heights In Her Insanely Detailed Map of San Francisco

Artist Jenni Sparks has created a very cool new map of San Francisco, and The Bold Italic gives it a shout out:<p>London-based artist and map-maker Jenni Sparks just released an insanely detailed hand-drawn map of San Francisco. Like, so detailed I expected to zoom in on 14th and Church to find an …

Official Release!

Your efforts have made possible the official release of the Elevation Analysis Geoprocessing Services – Watershed, Trace Downstream, Profile, …

Esri's Easy-to-Use GeoPlanner Will Appeal to Urban Planners New to GIS

Event<p>On 18 July 2014, Esri officially launched GeoPlanner, an easy-to-use but powerful tool for casual GIS users. GeoPlanner, a Web application based …

Gartner Inc.

Land Cover GIS Data from the European Space Agency

<i>Ad:</i><p><i>Share:</i><p>Share on Facebook 44<p>Share on Twitter0<p>Share on Google Plus<p>Share on LinkedIn<p>Share on Digg<p>Print<p>The European Space Agency has released land …

Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree

When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various …

The Speedy Cartographers Who Map the News for The New York Times

When Malaysia Airlines flight 17 went down over Ukraine in July, the graphics team at <i>The New York Times</i> sprang into action. Because of the ongoing …

The Cartographer Who’s Transforming Map Design

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.20.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>PITTSBURGH—Cindy Brewer seemed to attract …

Rare Maps Show Life in Hong Kong's Vice-Filled 'Walled City'

The infamous, secret city was a hotbed of temptation and violence that most refused to enter—even after the walls came down.<p>The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong looks like a beehive, with cramped quarters stacked haphazardly on top of one another. It grew up organically, clearly constructed without …

Comparing Historical Maps

<b>1. Focus on changes in students’ community over time.</b><p>Have a whole-class discussion about how land use has changed in students’ community over time. Ask:<p><i>What has changed in our community in the last five years?</i> (Encourage thinking about new roads, shopping or business areas, housing developments, …

Geography

Use The "Egyptian Method" to Sleep Well on a Hot Night

Tossing and turning all night because the scorching heat wouldn't let you get your much-needed sleep is most unenviable. Next time the temperature …

How To Train Yourself To Wake Up Without An Alarm Clock

Learn how to harness the power of your natural circadian rhythms to ditch the annoying alarm clock and your snooze button habit for good.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014. For the full list, click here.</i><p>It may seem like a superpower …

15 Not-So-Obvious Ways To Cure Jet Lag Once And For All

Astonishing truth: Wearing sunglasses inside is a way to cure jet lag. So is exposing yourself to the outdoors in the afternoon.<p>We already know we should stock up on sleep, and we already know to stay hydrated, but there have <i>got</i> to be more creative ways to zap that terrible jet lag sleepiness. …

Conquer Stress and Master Sleep for a Richer Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that when someone is tired, motivation and mood suffer and stress becomes more difficult to cope with. Feeling stressed may also make it harder for a person to get a good night’s sleep, which can create a vicious …

How To Tell If It's Time For A Nap In One Simple Chart

Naps are usually seen as one of two things: a glorious yet supremely rare luxury or a pastime fitting only of those under the age of three.<p>But when 40 percent of people get less than seven hours of sleep a night, napping becomes something else entirely: a crucial opportunity to pick up some extra …