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LumaFusion 1.4 for iOS adds pro audio functions and raw support for grading

I have been covering this iOS video editing tool since way back when it was born as <b>Avid Studio for iPad</b> in 2012. Then it became <b>Pinnacle Studio</b> and …

Videography

The 15 Best Free Science Fiction Movies on YouTube, Ranked

Just when you thought you've seen it all.<p>Getting your science fiction fix can be tricky without Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or that thing called …

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 …

Entertainment

50 most useful Alexa skills

Alexa has a ton of functionality out of the box, but the real magic happens when you dig into the world of third-party skills.<p>Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a …

Smart Homes

Apple's Clips app makes crafting viral videos in iOS dead-simple

Crafting a short-form video masterpiece on an iPhone or iPad is possible, but Apple just made it a little easier. This morning, the company announced a new iOS app called Clips that -- long story short - tries to help anyone piece together a polished, well-produced video without a lot of work. …

The best powerline networking kit

<i>By Nathan Edwards & Samara Lynn</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After a …

How to Learn to Do Anything

My buddy Chris Dillow is the most inspirational tinkerer I know. I asked him, ‘How do you stay so curious?’ He told me:<p>Assume you can do anything.<p>1. …

How To Take Screenshots Using the Mac Keyboard

• Home<br>• How To<br>• Mac<br>• How To Take Screenshots Using the Mac Keyboard<p>Chris Hauk - Mar 10, 2017<p>While there are a number of great screenshot apps available for …

Apps

Google Home and eBay can tell you how much that's worth

The two companies demo eBay's new Shopbot, a digital "concierge" for shopping, at Google's cloud conference in San Francisco.<p>Got something you want to sell? Google Home can help.<p>The smart home hub can help you appraise certain items, through a partnership with eBay. The two companies on Wednesday …

Google Home

How to get the "illustrative" look in your portraits

“The Lieutenant” featuring the costume, armor, and … face, of Brian Fadrosh<p>I can’t tell you how many times I get comments like “Wow this is so cool; …

The three questions that every patient should ask their doctor

An unimpressed nurse summons the oncology fellow to the chemotherapy chair. “I am not prepared to treat him with chemo. He can barely stay awake.”<p>“But his oncologist wants to push on,” the fellow responds.<p>“The patient doesn’t seem to understand how sick he is or how chemotherapy is doing harm. …

Medicine

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Synology RT2600ac review: The best router any savvy user could ask for - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The RT2600 has long range, fast Wi-Fi speed and plenty of features. The router can host more than one broadband connection, and also works as a robust network storage server when coupled with an external hard drive. It also includes state of the art firmware that delivers a stellar set of …

Wi-Fi

Acocha, courgette’s cute little cousin

Having experimented with hundreds of the more weird and wonderful edible crops over the years, I can personally vouch for the fact that the words “edible” and “tasty” definitely do not always go hand-in-hand, and some delicious crops are impossibly difficult to grow or just have terrible yields. …

Gardening

The Magic of Ralph Towner on "My Foolish Heart"

Ralph Towner <i>My Foolish Heart</i> ECM 2517<p>If ever there was a guitar player who captures the gorgeous nuance, the magic that a nylon string classical guitar can emote in the right hands it is Ralph Towner. His principal instrument was the piano, which he studied as classical conservatory student until …

Horns

My Bookshelf, Myself: Neil Gaiman

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is the British novelist Neil Gaiman, whose new book “Norse Mythology,” is out next month. He shares</i> <i>his list</i> …

Books

The 13 best restaurants in London to try in 2017

Back in August, the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2017 published its ranking of the UK's 50 best restaurants.<p>While the top three places to check out in …

Videos: Two Scientists Try To Communicate With God In The Science Fiction Short Film The Brain Hack

This is a new science fiction short film called <i>The Brain Hack</i>.<p>It is presented by DUST. They are "the first multi-platform destination for binge …

Science Fiction

Dutch Filmmaker Intentionally Lets His Phone Get Stolen In Order to Follow Its Path Through Spyware

Dutch filmmaker Anthony van der Meer decided to intentionally allow a thief to steal his mobile phone in order to find out what happens afterwards, …

How to save and sync your passwords for free

One of the top-rated password managers includes cross-platform syncing in its free offering. Here's how to get started.<p>Time for some tough love: If you're not using a password manager, you're crazy. These tools not only help you build a more secure database of passwords -- a different one for every …

Information Systems

Free Full Length Movies: The Top Five Websites

<b>1-Free Full Length Movies: The Top Five Websites</b><p>Free, full length movies are abundant on the Web; that is, if you know where to look. Lots of …

Televisions

5 Tech Hacks That Will Save You a Bundle on Airfare

We all love to complain about airlines and their never-ending efforts to find new, clever, and incredibly annoying ways to squeeze every penny out of …

Flying

3 common refrigerator problems you can easily fix yourself

Problems, including frost and over-cycling, are likely issues you can fix without a professional.<p>The refrigerator is easily one of the most important appliances in your home. Ensuring it keeps running smoothly is vital to keeping food (and some non-edible items) in your home fresh.<p>But if you know …

Home Improvement

Ulysses writing app gets support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

A small German software company called The Soulmen is today releasing a new version of its Ulysses premium writing app (for Mac) with a significant feature: support for the Touch Bar display above the keyboard on the revamped MacBook Pro.<p>Apple only released code and guidelines for third-party …

Learn How To Use A DSLR Camera, With This Nifty Web Tool

Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<p>Date of Publication: 12.06.16.<p>Time of Publication: 5:45 am. 5:45 am<p>Serious photographers know that …

Find free stopover vacations with AirWander flight search

Flying to London? You could spend three days in Amsterdam on the way for free or cheap. That’s the promise of AirWander, a new flight search engine for the adventurous. AirWander finds you inexpensive stopovers — essentially multi-day layovers when you can explore a connecting city between other …

How to stream any audio with the Amazon Echo

If the built-in streaming options the Amazon Echo have to offer simply don't do it for you, there is another option. Pair your devices using Bluetooth and stream virtually anything you want.<p>The Amazon Echo can stream all sorts of audio. It can read the news to you, play audio streams for major …

Smart Homes

Lake Country House Hotel & Spa

Llangammarch Wells, Powys, Wales<p>With croquet on the lawn, walks wending high into hedgerowed hills and rooms with dashes of antique romance, this mock-Tudor manor is a class act. A lodge-style spa, locally-sourced food and acres of lake-dotted grounds to explore make it a wonderful off-the-radar …

Get iCloud Calendar Spam Invites? How to Stop Them

Nobody likes spam, but if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, there’s a good chance you’ve found a new avenue of spam on your Apple device lately: …

Operating Systems