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Google’s new Android app stops other apps from wasting your data

Google is launching another stylish and simple Android app designed to help people manage one of the core functions of their phone — in this case, data usage.<p>The app is called Datally, and it’s supposed to help you understand where you data is going and cut down on how much you’re using. Datally …

How to Optimize Images for Your Online Portfolio

As a photographer, designer or artist, your professional ethics could be wrapped into one line: work hard, (dis)play hard. You dedicate a lot of time …

5 Amazing Apps That Every Photographer Should Have

Once upon a time photography was in large part about remembering complicated rules and equations and a fair amount of luck. The more you knew of the …

Doping

7 emerging technologies you haven't heard of yet

You may think the iPhone 7 is cutting edge technology - and it is, up to a point - but there are gadgets and tech coming down the pipe that are going …

A Simple, Consistent, Dramatic One-Light Portrait Setup

If you’re looking for a simple lighting setup for dramatic portraits, look no further. Photographer Aaron Anderson has put together a lighting …

Mind Blowing Reasons Why Aloe Vera Is A Miracle Medicine Plant. You Will Never Buy Expensive Products Again!

Aloe Vera is not only extremely healthy for your organism, it is also easily found in grocery stores and you can grow it at your own home, as well.<p>If …

Alternative Medicine

Sioeye Iris4G is an action camera with built-in cell service for live streaming

I get the chance to test out quite a bit of first-generation consumer gadgets. And while a few are great, the majority just aren’t able to meet the high threshold of quality that Apple has (for better or worse) subconsciously instilled in all of us.<p>So it’s always a nice surprise to find a hardware …

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

Why I Ditch Extra Gear and Travel Light as a Photographer

Ditching extraneous gear pays dividends when you’re traveling — and not only the ones you might expect.<p>Suppose you’re booked for a photo shoot in a …

Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

Some forms of exercise may be much more effective than others at bulking up the brain, according to a remarkable new study in rats. For the first time, scientists compared head-to-head the neurological impacts of different types of exercise: running, weight training and high-intensity interval …

The Brain

3 Ways to Turn Exposure Into Money as a Photographer

Should you ever give a client photos in exchange for “exposure”? That’s the question discussed in this 6-minute video by NYC-based portrait and …

Master your Canon: Photographing a wedding with your Canon DSLR

<b>Photographing a wedding can be an intimidating prospect, but as long as you're prepared, you should be able to capture some memorable shots</b><p>For some, …

Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2nd

Samsung has today revealed plans for an event on August 2nd in New York City where it will officially announce the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The Note 7, which has been rumored for months, is expected to have a dual curved display, much like the existing Galaxy S7 Edge.<p>Of note, though the last Note …

How to Improve Your Posing Skills Without Memorization

When you first start learning how to pose people for photographs, it’s hard. Hard enough that a lot of cameras are collecting dust right now. In the …

Science Shows How to Hack Your Memory

Feeling forgetful? Try this genius low-tech trick.<p>Have you had trouble remembering to complete a task that you vowed not to forget? I know I have. Who hasn't?<p>Despite our best intentions, we all have had moments where we forgot to do something important. Even if we write down to-do lists, once those …

Five ways your brain is fooling you, courtesy of neuroscientist Dean Burnett

You’ve probably found yourself in situations where you felt like either your memory or your perception was somehow distorted. Maybe you’d confess to …

The Brain

Are The “Best” Lenses The Most Expensive, And Do You Need Them?

Lenses can be VERY expensive but often there are cheaper alternatives which have a slower aperture. We all want the more expensive versions, it’s …

Beautiful and Eerie Landscape Photos Inspired by Game of Thrones

If you’re already missing <i>Game of Thrones</i>—and let’s be honest, who isn’t?—we’ve got a little pick-me-up for you courtesy of talented (and colorblind) …

New Studies Show Just How Tricky the Zika Virus Is

A batch of new studies show the Zika virus is trickier than it appeared at first glance, lurking for months in pregnant females and interfering with the immune system’s response.<p>The findings help explain why the virus seems so mild in some people, yet causes devastating birth defects. And while the …

Public Health

Is there life after death? Some genes turn on after the body's demise, study finds

‘Is there life after death?’ is a question that has dominated human thinking since time immemorial.<p>But now researchers have discovered that an …

Genetics

Science Says, This One Habit Helps You Make Smarter Decisions

15-35% better decision outcomes, more creative problem solving, and persistence are all benefits of this approach<p>It's impressive how many ways we study decision making. I searched Amazon today for books on decision making: over 90,000 results. The top one is <i>The Decision Book: 50 Models for</i> …

1200 Rolls of Unprocessed Film Found, Shot by One 1950s Photographer

About a year ago, Levi Bettwieser of the Rescued Film Project won about 20 auctions for the undeveloped work of a 1950s photographer. What he …

NIH grants $2.3M to development of FeverPhone, a portable disease diagnosis kit

Quick diagnosis of bloodborne diseases can very much be a matter of life and death, but bouncing results off a hospital can take hours or days — so the National Institutes of Health and Cornell University are working on a device called the FeverPhone that could cut that time to as little as 15 …

The Perfect Memory camera will record your entire life

Imagine having a perfect recall and a way to auto-edit your life into exciting, fun snippets (even if your life isn’t exciting or fun.) That’s what the Perfect Memory wireless camera aims to do.<p>The camera, created by the team at General Streaming Systems, LLC, is an evolution on the traditional …

NASA finds that the earth has a new “mini moon”

An asteroid has been by Earth’s side for around 100 years—and it’s here to stay for a while longer.<p>Sized between 120 feet and 300 feet, the quasi-satellite named Asteroid 2016 HO3 was first discovered on April 27, 2016, by the Pan-STARRS 1 asteroid survey telescope in Hawaii. Nicknamed “mini moon,” …

Asteroids

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Sonos adds Spotify Radio support to its Android beta

Sonos owners are able to stream from an impressive collection of services using the company's Controller app. If you've been listening to Spotify on any of Sonos' speakers, you've likely noticed the streaming service's Radio feature isn't available. Well, that's about to change. Starting today, the …