Sterling Davis

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How to turn off Google's location tracking

When you turn off “location history” Google still tracks your location when you use several of its key services including Maps, search and the weather. Here’s how to really turn all of it off.<p>A report from the Associated Press has highlighted that the feature called location history is just one of …

Maps

Philips unveils new ‘completely weatherproof’ outdoor Hue LightStrip with HomeKit

Philips announced a new outdoor lineup of Hue lights this past spring that consists of spot lights, bollard lights, and luminaries. Now the company is expanding its offerings, unveiling an outdoor version of its popular LED LightStrip.<p>The outdoor LightStrip has shown up as a new product on Philips’ …

Home Automation

AirFly

AirFly is another clever and functional product by Twelve South. The little device lets you use your AirPods or wireless headphones with any wired …

Japanese Lakeside House

This unusual property in Japan uses five interlocking levels to create multiple viewing platforms both inside and outside the property. Designed by …

The Complete Guide To EDC Knife Steel

Whether you’re a first time buyer or a seasoned everyday carry veteran, picking out a new pocket knife can be an absurdly daunting task if you’re not …

I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn’t

Facebook is an emotional labor machine, and if you want to leave it, you’re going to have to start doing a lot of work<p>When I was in college, my high school best friend and I had a terrible falling-out. It was entirely because of Facebook.<p>“I think Allison got engaged?” our mutual friend Kaitlin …

Why cops kill black people: Research suggests a troubling pattern of “retaliatory violence”

<b>Diante Yarber (Facebook)</b><p>A new case in California — and new research suggesting that police get stuck in a deadly psychological cycle<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>April 27, 2018 8:59am (UTC)<p>On April 5, police in Barstow, California, fired at least 30 shots at an unarmed 26-year-old African-American named Diante …

Law Enforcement

How I became the reporter “who got shot in the face in Afghanistan”

<b>Blindsided by the Taliban: A Journalist’s Story of War, Trauma, Love, and Loss by Carmen Gentile (Skyhorse Publishing)</b><p>While embedded with an Army unit in eastern Afghanistan, I was blinded by a rocket launcher hit to the face<p>Carmen Gentile<p>March 18, 2018 7:30pm (UTC)<p>A friend from Afghanistan was …

Barnes & Noble

Sony launches a7 III: $2000 24MP full frame mirrorless with a9/a7R III advances

Sony has announced the a7 III, a $2000 image-stabilized 24MP full frame mirrorless camera that incorporates many of the features and improvements …

Apple HomePod

The much-awaited Apple HomePod is officially available for pre-order from today. The new Siri-equipped speaker takes on the Amazon Echo and Google …

Tech Trends

Slope Suction Tablet Stand

This innovative stand uses incredible micro-suction technology to keep your tablet at the ideal height, and gives you the perfect ergonomic angle for …

I’ve been sharing my photography for free on Unsplash for the past 4 years, here’s what I found.

What is Unsplash?<p>It’s a website where photographers can share high resolution images, make them publicly available for everyone for free even for …

Social Media

Casa Wulf

Overlooking Lake Llanquihue, Casa Wulf is inspired by the terrain. The home sits on a steep slope. This lead to its three-story design, creating a …

Handcrafted shipping container home asks $125K

The architect reveals how he built it<p>Like living in an adventure van—or dare we say, the tiny home craze—moving into a recycled shipping container house can have great appeal to some. Shipping containers can be a cheaper, paired-down, and more eco-friendly alternative to traditional homes. But …

Moment | A Photographer's Guide to LA by @dylan.schwartz

Trips<p>A Photographer's Guide to LA by @dylan.schwartz<p>Words +<p>Photos<p>| Dylan Schwartz<p>October 17, 2017<p>Previous Post Next Post<p>Dylan Schwartz is well-known …

California

Shoal Floating Tent

The Shoal Tent is an inflatable floating raft that lets you literally camp out on the water! The floating home was conceived by SmithFly (a company …

Joshua Tree Container House

Made from a cluster of shipping containers, the Joshua Tree Container House emerges from the California desert. Each container is capped with a …

He was shot helping people during the Las Vegas shooting. His heroics helped his photo go viral.

By Heather Long<p>, Reporter<p>LAS VEGAS — Jonathan Smith is likely to spend the rest of his life with a bullet lodged in the left side of his neck, a never-ending reminder of America’s deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.<p>Smith, a 30-year-old copy machine repairman, was shot Sunday night while …

Las Vegas

Apple releases patch for iPhone 8 crackling sound (updated)

The iPhone 8 may come with some of the most advanced tech in the industry, but one of its simplest components is failing for some users.<p>Several …

Apple finally answers all your questions about how Face ID works

Ever since that fateful Face ID demo during the iPhone X unveil, Apple hasn’t really given us more details on how its new authentication system …

How to upgrade to macOS High Sierra the right way

Apple’s latest update for the Mac finally arrived today in the form of macOS High Sierra, bringing a host of improvements to Mac users. While the update doesn’t contain a ton of outward-facing changes, it’s definitely worth taking the time to upgrade if you want your Mac to be faster and more …

BioLite FirePit

BioLite have presented a smokeless fire pit that cooks food and charges your phone! The BioLite FirePit is a portable grill station that doubles as a …

Volvo XC40

After months of teasers and leaked images, Swedish automakers Volvo have finally unveiled the new Volvo XC40, and boy does it look good. At launch, …

Here’s a Handy New Site That Converts iOS 11 .heic Photos to JPEG

With the upcoming release of iOS 11, Apple’s new HEIF/HEVC photo formats will make it trickier to use and share iPhone photos in a world still …

Totallee’s super thin, branding-free iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X cases ship today

The new iPhones are official and today Totallee is launching iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X cases available for shipping within 24 hours. Launched in 2013, the company based out of South Pasadena, CA has made a name for itself over the past few years for its no nonsense, super slim cases for iPhone …

IPhone 8

IKEA smart lights will play nicely with Apple HomeKit this fall (update)

IKEA's Tradfri smart lighting line is an impressive system at a relatively affordable price point, and it just got even better. Earlier this year, IKEA announced that it would be integrating Tradfri with Apple's HomeKit. Today, the Swedish furniture company pushed an update to all existing hubs …

Home Automation

Forest House

The Forest House is a spectacular family retreat in Northern California. Nestled among tall trees in a forested hill area, the unique house features …

Architecture

House Terra

Brazil has a natural beauty unlike anywhere else in the world. This stunning property was designed by Bernardes Architecture, and is set on a …

Here’s Something Every Photographer Needs to Hear

<i>SLR Lounge</i> recently published this 8-minute video on 10 ways you can light and shoot the same scene. But it’s the short monologue at the end, …