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5 Great Tips for Photographing Birds with a Canon DSLR Camera (VIDEO)

Tim Boyer is a highly acclaimed bird photographer, workshop instructor, and author of the popular field guide <i>Learn the Art of Bird Photography</i>. In …

Birds

How to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

There are many ways to change the color of an object in Photoshop, but in certain instances, these methods fall short of accomplishing your goal. …

Tutorials

Your guide to a smart garage

If you have a garage, then you know the feeling. You drive away from your home, make it halfway down the street and wonder if you remembered to close the garage door. We've seen plenty of smart cameras, doorbells and locks for our front doors, but what about the door many of us use the most? Turns …

Home Automation

Coming soon: Wall controls for Philips Hue

Reports of the humble switch’s death might have been greatly exaggerated. Philips’ partners are adding familiar tactile buttons to augment app and …

Home Automation

F1: McLaren's Fernando Alonso pulls out of Australian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso has pulled out of the Australian Grand Prix after doctors advised him against getting back in a Formula 1 car just yet.<p>The Spaniard …

Motor Racing

Tado Smart Thermostat review

Smart heating has been the poster-child for the smart home since Nest burst onto the scene in 2011, and since then companies like Tado have taken the …

The best ways to track your TV, music and reading habits

We've all done it: browsed friends' bookshelves, riffled through their vinyl collection or peeked through a stack of video games left in front of their TV. You can learn a lot about people based on what media they consume and leave lying around their house. And perhaps you're familiar with what …

Apps

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

How-to: New book ‘DIY Solar Power’ puts solar energy in your hands [free chapter]

As an engineer and self-professed green energy nerd, I’ve spent many years teaching myself to build everything from electric vehicles to solar-powered gadgets. While there are many amazing products out there, I firmly believe in the “why buy what you can make” ethos.<p>One of the biggest hurdles to …

Guidemaster: Everything Amazon’s Alexa can do, plus the best skills to enable | Ars Technica

Make the most out of Alexa by using these features and skills each day.<p>If you've just introduced one of Amazon's Echo devices into your home and feel …

Smart Homes

How to create a pivot table in Excel to slice and dice your data

Microsoft Excel 2016, found in the Office suite, is the latest and greatest spreadsheet application from Redmond, and there’s a good reason so many …

Analytics

Hands-on: Best fast charger options for iPhone 8 and iPhone X [Video]

<i>Update: Separate tests by software engineer Dan Loewenherz show that a 10w charger is the sweet-spot if you’re looking to balance charging time against cost and portability.</i><p>The iPhone 8 and the upcoming iPhone X both support fast charging via Apple’s 29W USB-C adapter and USB-C to Lightning Cable. …

Now you can sleep on the cool side of the pillow literally all night

'Moona' is a water-based system that regulates the temperature of your pillow. It connects to an app that tracks your motion throughout the night, …

Sleep

Five effective essential oils for headaches

Essential oils are used as home remedies for a variety of ailments. But is using essential oils an effective way to relieve headaches, and, if so, …

Volkswagen Will Revive Its Iconic Microbus, and It's Going to Be Electric

Volkswagen (vlkpf) has announced that it will produce an electric version of its Microbus, the iconic, bug-eyed “hippie bus” most often associated …

Detroit Auto Show

Master the way of the spreadsheet with these Excel tips and tricks

Who doesn’t love spreadsheets? Probably a lot of people, actually, but even if the thought of filling rows and columns with various data points …

Software

Pared-down electric experience: Driving one of the first Model 3s off the line | Ars Technica

Standard 3 goes 220 miles for $35K, Long-range 3 goes 310 miles for $44K.<p>FREMONT, Calif.—On Friday at Tesla's factory, Ars got behind the wheel of …

Tesla

Here’s a Free Photoshop Course in 33 Videos

Want to learn Photoshop from the very beginning? Here’s a beginner’s guide by TastyTuts will let you jump-start your post production skills. It’s a …

Tractive lets you track your pet’s location in realtime using 3G-based GPS

One of the biggest fears of any pet owner is having their dog or cat escape from the house and disappear out into the world, never to be seen again. …

Mashups

TV calibration 101: How to tune up the picture of your new TV

Whether you spend $400 or $4,000 on a new TV (or video projector), it is a sure bet that your new display will need some adjustment. When you walk …

Tutorials

Friday 5: a few of my favorite Mac apps [Video]

In this Mac-centric Friday 5, I wanted to highlight features from several macOS apps that I utilize on a regular basis. A few of these apps are built-in macOS apps, while others can be found on the Mac App Store and directly from third-party developers.<p>As a huge fan of the Mac, these are some of …

Watch How Photoshop Can Transform a Dull Photo into a Vibrant Image That “Pops” (VIDEO)

Everyone wants to create dramatic images with vibrant, natural colors that "pop.” And as you’ll see in the video below, there’s a bit more involved …

How to Move Your Photo Library Between Apple Photos and Google Photos

We’re all disappearing under a virtual avalanche of photos and videos, and no one’s really sure about how to organize it all—though Apple and Google …

Google Photos

The secret to the perfect synthetic thread? Coconut charcoal

In recent years, some of the biggest breakthroughs in terms of outdoor performance apparel have come in the way of the technical fabrics that are …

Clothing

Most Popular Mac Downloads and Posts of 2016

This year, Apple gave Mac users an updated operating system and a new naming scheme with macOS Sierra, but our best Mac posts run through a gamut of …

40 Uses for WD-40

More than 60 years after its invention in 1953, WD-40 can be found in four out of five American homes. Here's what it can do. (Warning: We haven't tried all of these.) This article was first published in <i>Uncle John's Weird, Weird World</i>.<p><b>40 Uses for WD-40</b><p>Removes grime from book covers.<p>Prevents mud and …

Personal Organizing

Building a (sub-$1000) Hackintosh that meets the Oculus Rift hardware requirements – Part I

Back at the beginning of March, Oculus CEO Palmer Luckey made controversial statements about Apple’s hardware, specifically the inability of any Mac in Apple’s entire lineup of computers to handle the graphics needs of the upcoming Oculus Rift. At one point in time, Oculus had support for OS X in …

How to Make A Perfect White Background Within Minutes Using Photoshop

If you’re a commercial or fashion photographer, eventually you’ll run into a client who will ask to have their product, model, etc. to be placed on a …

My Lightroom Post-Production Workflow After a Day Behind the Lens

This post is a basic rundown of how things work behind my lens, after a big day of shooting. In this case, it’s mountain biking. However, whether …