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How to Use Natural Light for Portrait Photography

The single most essential tool for any photographer is light. A good photographer constantly searches for the light that best illustrates a scene or …

Removing Fungus from a Camera Lens with Soap and Vinegar

Photographer Mathieu Stern made this 2-minute video walkthrough on how you can remove fungus on the glass elements of a camera lens.<p>Stern recommends …

Vinegar

Mapped: Where the world's 1,810 billionaires call home

It's exactly 100 years since John D. Rockefeller, the oil baron, became the world's first dollar billionaire. His net worth, adjusted for inflation, peaked at a staggering $336bn (or two per cent of the entire US economy). By comparison, the world's richest man today - Bill Gates - is worth "just" …

Microsoft Releases Office Lens UWP Windows 10 App

Microsoft has today launched its Office Lens application on the Windows Store. This is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app for Windows 10. The …

This Drone Company Just Got $20 Million to Make Maps Way Better

DroneDeploy, a startup that provides cloud-based software that converts drone data into detailed aerial maps and 3D images for business use, now has …

A growing roster of ‘white hat’ hackers earn thousands finding chinks in the digital armor of the US government and companies such as Apple and Google<p>Nathaniel Wakelam became a bounty hunter when he was 18.<p>Now 21, it is his full time job. This month so far he has earned $21,150, in installments: he …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Google denies deleting Palestine from Maps following online uproar

Google has been forced to deny accusations it has deleted Palestine from Maps after a bug led labels on the West Bank and Gaza to disappear.<p>After …

Should you upgrade to the Galaxy Note 7 from the Galaxy S6 edge+? A comparison

The Galaxy Note 7 is the successor to not only the Note 5, but also the S6 edge+. There's no Galaxy S7 edge+ this year, as the Note line incorporates …

This is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (in-depth hands-on)

After months of leaks, rumors and speculation, Samsung has revealed the dual-curved-screen Galaxy Note 7 at last (yes, Samsung skipped the 6) – and we got to play with it beforehand.<p>While the specs line up with what we expected, the phone really shines through through because of design – that dual …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the first phone to use Gorilla Glass 5

Despite being made of glass, the Note 7 is looking to be a durable beast as far as everyday use will be concerned. It can plunge as far as five feet down into water and emerge unscathed, thanks to its IP68 certification. You can also drop it to the ground from the same height and the upcoming …

Phones

Finding MH370: How algorithms are helping to hone in on the missing plane

More than two years since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished almost without a trace, researchers may finally be zooming in on the location of …

Google Maps is testing a Wi-Fi-only mode to help users save data

If you tell Google you like it enough they might give it to everybody<p>Google has begun testing a new feature in its Maps app that would only allow data to be downloaded via a Wi-Fi connection, according to <i>TechCrunch</i>. The feature is meant to help users with limited data plans.<p>Select users can find …

Tumblr is putting ads on all your blogs, but that might be a good thing

Tumblr made a quiet announcement today that’s quite a huge shift for its platform: ads. Ads for everyone.<p>Starting tomorrow, it seems all Tumblr blogs will show the ads. In a neat touch, users can actually choose to make money off of the ads shown on their blogs.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology …

SpaceX will spend $300 million on Red Dragon Mars mission, NASA says

SpaceX is likely spending about $300 million on its unmanned Red Dragon Mars mission, according to NASA estimates.<p>The topic came up at a NASA Advisory Council committee meeting Tuesday, when agency official Jim Reuter said SpaceX's spending on the mission was about 10 times that of NASA's, …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 12 Megapixel Camera Confirmed By Zauba

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was rumored to come with either a 12 megapixel or 13 megapixel rear camera and now the camera has been confirmed by a Zauba …

Bluetooth 5 launching June 16, big speed and range improvements coming

Bluetooth Special Interest Group’s Mark Powell announced that the fifth-generation of the ubiquitous wireless standard is coming soon.<p>Bluetooth 5 is supposed to offer extended range and faster transfer rates than its predecessors with up to 2x the range and 4x the transfer speeds. This will make …

Audiophile

These are the 10 best gadgets under $100

What's more pleasurable than upgrading an old, ailing piece of technology with something fresh and new? Or improving your life with a kind of gadget you've never before owned?<p>Unfortunately, we can't all upgrade our phones or laptops to the latest model. But there are plenty of devices that fall …

As China's Drone Market Takes Off, Leader DJI Still Flies Far Above The Competition

China’s consumer drone market is getting crowded as a number of startups try to challenge the dominance of Dajiang Innovation, which is estimated to account for 70% of the drone market last year. But despite releases of unique and low-cost product lines, industry experts remain dubious whether or …

Drones

Hack exposes millions of Gmail, Microsoft and Yahoo logins

The usernames and passwords for over 270 million hacked email accounts are being traded on Russia’s black market.<p>One security expert warns that while most of them are Mail.ru accounts for Russia’s most popular email service, tens of millions of them belong to Gmail, Microsoft, and Yahoo Mail …

Ford and Microsoft just invested $253 million into the $2.8 billion company at the heart of the cloud wars

This deal values three-year-old Pivotal at $2.8 billion, Business Insider has learned.<p>Microsoft is also joining the round as a new investor, joining returning investors VMware, EMC, and GE. GE bought its first 10% stake in Pivotal in 2013 for $105 million.<p>Basically, Pivotal sells a set of software …

Windows 10 hit 300 million devices 6 months faster than Windows 7

At Microsoft’s Build 2016 developer conference, CEO Satya Nadella declared that Windows 10 is the “fastest growing version of Windows for both consumers and enterprises,” and Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group, added “Windows 10 is off to the fastest adoption …

Microsoft and Google’s new pact could signal the beginning of the end for personal privacy

The recent peace pact between Google and Microsoft, first reported in the Wall Street Journal on April 23 and then with a bit more flare in The Guardian on May 2, might someday be seen as a turning point in modern human history. Over the past decade, Microsoft has been the largest and most …

Galaxy Note 6 Leak Reveals Significant Design Changes

The Galaxy Note 5 was a mistake. The productivity focused phablet suffered greatly from losing its expandable memory and removable battery, while – for the first time – it didn’t get a global release. Now Samsung looks set to fix these mistakes…<p>In a leak obtained by GSM Helpdesk, we learn Samsung …

Phones

Lockheed Martin's hypersonic aircraft plans are taking shape

For years, Lockheed Martin has been working on hypersonic (Mach 5 and above) aircraft like the SR-72, which could reach virtually any part of the world within a couple of hours. These vehicles have long been seen as distant prospects (the SR-72 might not reach service until 2030 at the earliest), …

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

Samsung's new dongle gives your car an LTE connection

Samsung is getting into the connected car business, but instead of building connectivity into new cars, it's providing a way for owners of older cars to add LTE connectivity to their vehicles. The Samsung Connect Auto dongle plugs into a car's OBD II diagnostic port (most cars built in the last two …

19 beautiful waterfronts you need to experience in your lifetime

CIA releases declassified documents on UFOs

The archive material provides an eye-opening look at role the CIA played in investigating UFOs in the 40s and 50s<p>The CIA has published a number of declassified documents on its blog detailing the its investigations into UFOs.<p>The documents, mostly dating from the late 1940s and 1950s, are …

Our Photographers' Favorite Cameras

National Geographic photographers reveal the cameras they use to capture world-renowned pictures. —Dan Westergren, director of photography, National Geographic Travel