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How Lee Morgan Became Blue Note’s Hottest Teen Star With ‘The Cooker’

Lee Morgan hadn’t even celebrated his 20th birthday when he ventured into Rudy Van Gelder’s recording studio at Hackensack, New Jersey, on 29 …

Universal Music

California says the only safe way to talk on your cell phone is to text

Earlier this month, the California department of health released guidelines warning residents to avoid putting mobile phones up to their heads.<p>“Keep your phone away from your body,” the state health department writes. “Although the science is still evolving, some laboratory experiments and human …

iPhone 5

Obama's White House, by official photographer Pete Souza - in pictures

Pete Souza, formerly the official photographer for Ronald Reagan, was the official White House photographer for President Barack Obama. As the US awaits the inauguration of Donald Trump, Souza looks back at some of his favourite images from the last eight years<p>White House reveals new look … and …

The White House

This Happens When One Newspaper Uses Staff Pros to Shoot the World Series & Another Doesn’t

Baseball fans everywhere were pretty excited Wednesday night when the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series after an agonizing 108-year wait. …

George Eastman Museum Launches Online Portal Where You Can View 250,000 Historic Images

The famous George Eastman Museum has created a new, public portal where you can view over 250,000 images and other objects from their vast …

This Free Software Can Upscale and Enlarge Photos Better than Photoshop

Upscaling a photograph always means trading resolution for size. And while Photoshop’s “preserve details” scaling does a pretty good job, there’s a …

The Best Instagram For Landscape Photography Belongs To A 16-Year-Old

He says he's just a boy with a camera, but this German teen's photos are out of this world.<p>One 16-year-old is about to make you feel a little embarrassed about all those "duck face" photos you took as a teenager.<p>Rather than pointing the camera inward, like many teens (and adults) of today's #selfie …

Photography
Journalism

Every Photographer Should Aspire to Own at Least One Billingham Bag!

As a self-confessed Billingham shoulder bag connoisseur and owner, I’ve often espoused my belief that every photographer should aspire to own at …

Expanding in Africa, eBay partners with MallForAfrica.com

Jake Bright Contributor<p>Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be epic startup fail<br>• Harley Davidson’s EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry<p>American eBay …

eCommerce

Five Habits Of People Who Get Promoted To Leadership

Are you one step away from a senior leadership role? The secret to getting over the line and being promoted to that new leadership level can be one simple thing: <i>giving yourself permission to lead.</i><p>People are often told that in order to move to their next level they need to “work on their …

Leadership

15 Camera Shots Every Movie Fan Should Know

An essential part of making a movie memorable is striking the viewer with unusual camera shots and movements. When the first movies were made moving …

The Manfrotto TwistGrip Lets You Mount Your Phone on a Tripod

If you’re the photographer that loves to do BTS videos of your photo shoot as it’s happening or uses Facebook Live Streaming or anything else like …

The Mafia isn't like 'The Sopranos' - it's like ISIS, crusading photographer says

<b>Rome (CNN) —</b> "The Godfather" and "The Sopranos" may have romanticized the mob and created a whole genre of gangster movies, but Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia doesn't find the topic all that entertaining.<p>"Americans love 'The Sopranos.' They don't believe the Mafia is like (they see on TV), …

Crime

No data, no problem: Use Google Maps offline

When you’re out in the sticks somewhere, you might get to a place where there’s no signal. How will you ever find your way home (or to the next …

Google Maps

Domke and Fujifilm Collaborate on New Camera Bags

<i>Don’t forget about out Kickstarter! Please help us!</i><p>Sometimes you collaborations between camera bag companies and camera manufacturers (like Leica and …

Bill Evans Trio: Some Other Time review – exquisite, enthralling jazz

(Resonance)<p>This enthralling session by the late Bill Evans (a crucial pianistic influence on stars from McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock to Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau) was recorded five days after a famous performance at the 1968 Montreux jazz festival by Evans, bassist Eddie Gomez …

Jazz

Office Perks Are Dumb

The office ping-pong table is insulting to the intelligence of employees. We all want to be happy at work, where Americans spend a large chunk of …

The Workplace

5 awesome apps every driver should download

Some day, cars will drive themselves and the most you'll have to worry about during your commute is which Netflix show you're going to watch. Until …

Best Apple design details you've never noticed

Apple is known for its insane attention to detail. Often times, it's what sets Apple's products apart from the competition.<p>Some of these features are incredibly useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, …

Smartwatches

Google Makes $150 Photo Editing Software Free

The Nik Collection is a powerful tool in the arsenal of any professional-grade photographer.<p>The list of professional-grade tools available to young artists is growing rapidly. On Monday, the animation software Toonz, preferred by Studio Ghibli and Futurama, was repackaged with a free edition. …

Photo Editing

Even if you’ve got money, live like you’re broke

There’s a quote I often share with people that might just help you become a better money manager. “Rich people stay rich by living like they’re broke. Broke people stay broke by living like they’re rich,” the saying goes.<p>For all the media buzz about Kanye West’s Twitter rants claiming he’s deep in …

Personal Finance

Here are the 27 countries with the highest levels of tax

The WEF looks at data on areas as varied as the quality of the teaching of math in schools to the rate of inflation in each country. It then uses the data to compile a picture of virtually every country.<p>One of the indicators the WEF uses is a country's tax burden, with higher scores indicating …

Economy

The 80/20 Rule And How It Can Change Your Life

What is the 80/20 Rule and could it actually make 80% of your work disappear?<p>If you’ve studied business or economics, you’re well familiar with the power of the Pareto Principle.<p><b>The Man Behind The Concept</b><p>Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was born in Italy in 1848. He would go on to become an …

Time Management

Clay Rossner Has Been Photographing the Vinyl Revival and, Honestly Guys, It's Beautiful

Here's Mac Demarco’s 'Salad Days' surrounded by greenery and an ashtray full of stubbed-out cigarettes, and trinkets and diary notes dotted around Sufjan Stevens’ 'Carrie & Lowell.'<p>The renewed interest in vinyl that’s been growing over the last five years can be attributed to a combination of …

Indie Music

Angelina Jordan Sings Awe-Inspiring Cover Of ‘Summertime’

Paul is a proud Southerner who enjoys long walks in the woods, sweet tea, and watching movies. He’s also an expert pastry chef and will share his …

The Fujifilm X-T1 GS – can it be improved?

I’ve been using the Fujifilm X-T1 and the excellent XF lenses shooting pretty much everything the last year. From portraits to fashion to …

Shutter Speed

I help multimillionaires manage their money, and here are the 10 best pieces of financial advice I can give you

I have spent the last 16 years advising some of the most amazing, successful, and yes, wealthy families in the US.<p>These enterprising families have worked most of their lives to be the best at what they do and bring the same talent to managing their wealth. Wealth does not build itself, but it can …

Self-improvement

These 7 Movies Tell the Real Story Behind the Financial Crisis

The movie <i>The Big Short</i> opened in theaters nationwide Dec. 23, and it is the latest example of a Hollywood production laying the blame for the 2008 …

Wall Street

What’s in NatGeo Photographer Jim Richardson’s iPhone?

“In the camera bag” columns have been a staple of photo industry journalism for years, and we certainly haven’t been immune to showing off the goods …

iPhone