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A startup just released the most powerful power bank ever

As we advance into the future, more and more of our devices need charging: phones, tablets, headphones, watches, laptops, peripherals, speakers, and …

Powerbank

Nest Hello and Yale lock review: a smart entrance

Nest’s first video doorbell impresses, but the companion smart lock isn’t a necessity<p>Everyone loves a good combo. Pineapple on pizza, for instance, or Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett (seriously, they’re great together). The Nest Hello video doorbell and Nest x Yale smart lock are another example of a …

Smart Homes

This is what the new Gmail will look like (Update: it's here)

<b>Update (April 25):</b> <i>Google is rolling out the Gmail update to its desktop web interface starting today; to try it, click on the settings button with the gear icon in the top right corner of your inbox, and then click ‘Try the new Gmail.’ To switch back, go to the same menu and select ‘Go back to</i> …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

The Best Travel Websites You've Never Heard Of

In the old days, vacation planning was practically a workout. To land a good deal, you had to keep your eyes peeled for newspaper ads and hit up …

The sentimental hoarder's guide to making space on your iPhone

Each day brings the same struggle: I spot something I've deemed photo-worthy, pull out my phone, open the camera and am greeted with a blurred screen.<p>…

How To Process The Milky Way Using Adobe Lightroom CC

If you thought that you need some fancy software to shoot the Milky Way, think again. Photographer Michael Shainblum (previously) shares a Lightroom …

Tutorials

How to Use Hashtags on Instagram Properly as a Photographer

I’ve seen a lot of threads and questions online regarding how to increase an Instagram following and get more traffic. But while there are plenty of …

Social Media

Going to Peru? 10 things to know before your trip

<b>(CNN) —</b> With a climate that ranges from desert dry to tropical lush to freeze-your-North-Face-off in the Andes, Peru packs a ton of diversity between its sea level elevation Pacific beaches and the 22,204 foot top of its highest mountain, Nevado Huascaran.<p>There's pisco. There's ceviche. And, yes, …

South America

Machu Picchu Travel Deals

Everyone wants to see Machu Picchu, but there are a lot of other things to see while in Cusco as well. The only problem is that most people don’t …

Amazon Fire can help you finally cut the cord

If you wanted to watch TV, you used to have only two options, cable or the channels you could pick up with an antenna. In the last decade, however, …

Smart typography tool generates font pairs in an instant

Pairing font is a constant challenge for designers and typographers. Putting the wrong fonts together can create a discordant look that ruins a …

48 Tested Tools for Boosting Business at Every Step

The right tool executed the right way at the right time can save entrepreneurs time, money, and a whole lot of headaches. Today's digital age has ushered in countless tools that can propel your business forward.<p>But which tools are right for your organization and worth the investment?<p>Entreholic, a …

Project Management

How to Make Your Website a Powerful Marketing Machine

Not so long ago, websites were purely used to deliver product and services information to target customers…<p>But they have morphed into a …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop dream is closer to becoming a reality

Three university teams have been the first to test drive their pods in SpaceX's depressurized track as part of Elon Musk's Hyperloop competition.<p>The …

10 apps everyone should have on their computer

Mobile apps are far more popular than their desktop counterparts, but most people still rely on laptop or desktop computers, either for work or just browsing the web at home.<p>Whether you've invested in Apple's Mac line or a Windows PC, there are absolutely some worthwhile desktop apps out there to …

Fujifilm's X100F should be its best fixed-lens camera to date

The X100 has, since its inception, been for many the ultimate compact camera. Originally released in 2010, it was the first entry to Fujifilm's X-series of digital cameras, pairing classic aesthetics with a 23mm (35mm equivalent) prime lens, hybrid optical-electric viewfinder and a APS-C sensor. …

Tip: Use Gmail’s Canned Responses To Save Time And Stress

There’s a Gmail add-on feature that photographers and others always seem to benefit from once they find out about it. I’ve been using it since it has …

How to Combine Flash and Ambient Light for Better Outdoor Portraits

Moving from using only natural light to flash photography is a big step for an outdoor photographer, but before you ditch ambient light entirely, …

The Best To-Do List Apps All Avid List Makers and Busy People Must Have on their iPhone

You know you’ve arrived when you have no choice but to start making to-do-lists! Or maybe you just have way too much on your shoulder. We kid, we …

Apps

8 Tips for Leaving a Light Footprint as a Travel Photographer

“Take only photos, leave nothing but footprints.” We’ve probably all heard the saying, but what does it mean? Basically ‘take only photos, leave …

The best iPhone car mounts to keep your smartphone in sight and stable

Car mounts are perfect for when you’re on the road and need to see your phone’s GPS, control your music, or keep up with the messages and calls …

Save yourself some money and learn how to clean your own sensor like a pro

Learning to clean your camera’s sensor is one of the most valuable skills a photographer can learn. At least when it comes to camera maintenance. …

Lightroom

Fuji X-T2 vs Nikon D810: Sport Photography Comparison

Fujifilm made much of the speedier performance in the brand new Fuji X-T2. Burst mode (with the attached booster grip) is 11fps, EVF blackout had …

How to use your Chromebook offline

By David Nield<p>As web apps get more powerful, internet access gets more ubiquitous, and hardware prices come down, Chromebooks are becoming more and …

The Pinout is a Remote Shutter, Anti-Theft Device, and GPS for Your DSLR

If you judge your photography gadgets on versatility, then the Pinout should score high marks. A remote shutter release, intervalometer, and …

The FAA Has Released Its Official Rules for Commercial Drone Use

The FAA’s long-awaited regulations for commercial drone use have finally arrived. Finalized and posted yesterday, the “Part 107 Rule” explains how …

Mirrorless Medium Format is Here: Hasselblad Unveils the X1D

After several tantalizing teasers and one very serious leak yesterday, the Hasselblad X1D, the world’s first compact mirrorless medium format camera, …

How to Get Lost On Purpose

It happens to the best of us. We finally get a chance to explore the world, find a deal, book a trip—and end up in the same places as every other traveler.<p>It’s what happens when you stay where TripAdvisor tells you, eat where UrbanSpoon recommends, and Yelp your way through a vacation—just like …

The World’s Smallest Photo Office

Jens Lennartsson is a photographer and writer who travels the world to tell stories. In the 2.5-minute video above, he shares how he creates all of …