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The real cost of setting up a smart home

LOS ANGELES — So you’re thinking about setting up a smart home.<p>You’d like to say “Alexa, turn off the lights,” or “Alexa, lock the door,” and have it all happen without you having to get up out of your lounge chair. Great idea, right?<p>No question, but it will cost you.<p>Based on the costs of …

Smart Homes

How to Prep Your Photos for Print in Photoshop

If you have never printed your own work before, you might not know that some careful preparation is needed to make sure the colors in your print …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

We've Lost Sight Of The Most Important Rule In Debating Science

It was almost 100 years ago that the most famous debate in science history took place. The topic up for consideration was the nature of the spiral objects in the sky: were they proto-stars in the process of forming, or were they island Universes, similar to and far outside of our own galaxy? …

Astronomy

Ten Tips for Shooting Video Footage for Visual Effects

If you're into video editing you are probably interested in visual effects to some extent. Even if you aren't, bookmark the current article as you …

Five Must-Know Photoshop Quick Tips

“Photoshoppers" are very particular in the way they use the program. Many utilize a workflow that includes tricks, keyboard short cuts, etc. Some get …

10 Tips and Tricks for Making Difficult Selections in Photoshop

If you’re just starting out in Photoshop and would like to learn the art of making difficult selections to isolate things in photos, check out this …

Tutorials

Reminder: OneVPN: Lifetime Subscription, Save 89%

Just a quick reminder for our readers that you can save 89% on the OneVPN: Lifetime Subscription in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store.<p>The OneVPN: …

What Photographers Need to Make The Website Building Process Amazingly Simple

“Just images, right?” No! You see, one of the reasons why so many people don’t want to make a website for their photography is because they don’t …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Faces Pop Off the Walls Inside Germany’s Incredible Ice Hotel

<i>IgluLodge</i> is an ice hotel located on the Nebelhorn, a high mountain in the Allgu Alps near Oberstdorf, Germany. The venue offers a unique experience for visitors looking for a wintry getaway with eye-catching design featuring the sculptural and architectural work of local artists. Owner Matthias …

Sudden Supernova In M82 Galaxy Rips Apart The Night Sky (A Bit)

Astronomers have been stunned by the appearance of a new supernova in the night sky.<p>A star in the galaxy M82 has exploded - or at least, the light …

Polish 3D Printer Zortrax Sells 5,000 Units To Dell

It may seem like small potatoes, but Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has chalked a 5,000 unit order from Dell. This is the first I’ve heard of a mass order of home 3D-printing equipment and it means a real boon for the budding Olsztyn-based company.<p>“Dell kept in touch with us when we were …

Glyph “Personal Theater” Goggles Beat $250K Kickstarter Goal In Four Hours

It only took four hours for the Glyph, a head-mounted “personal theater” from Avegant, to reach its $250,000 funding goal on Kickstarter.<p>Unlike the Oculus Rift’s focus on virtual reality, or Google Glass which forces a heads-up display into every facet of life, the Glyph is a media-centric device. …

The Future Of Photography?

About 15 years ago, the first DSLR was introduced. The Nikon D1 showed consumers that digital was the future, and was quickly superseded by the Canon …

Cameras

No, the Chinese internet did not somehow get re-routed to a small house in Wyoming

If you were reading some of the major tech-news sites on Wednesday — including the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Washington Post</i> tech blogs — you might have …