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Who Competes With Google Search? Just Amazon, Apple And Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is in the final stages of conducting its Google investigation. As the agency contemplates whether Google is a monopolist in the ill-defined market for search, they may find the competitive ground has shifted beneath their feet in just the 15 months since they …

Photographing puppies

We bet that just about every photographer (at one time or another) has had the desire to try photographing puppies. How can we resist? They're cute, …

Battlefield 4 gets even prettier with new AMD drivers

If you caught our recent coverage of the huge <i>Star Swarm</i> demo, you'll know that AMD's Mantle programming tool has already proven itself capable of radically transforming a real-time strategy game. But the console-inspired API has been claimed to deliver performance benefits in FPS games too, …

What Is a Photograph?

Organized by ICP Curator Carol Squiers, <i>What Is a Photograph?</i> explores the range of creative experimentation that has occurred in photography since …

Photographers

Tim Cook talks Apple secrecy on Mac's 30th anniversary

Why all the secrecy, Apple? Because you, Jane and John Q. Public, love surprises.<p>That's the essence of the response by Apple CEO Tim Cook to questioning from a curious ABC News reporter.<p>Cook recently sat down for an interview with ABC's David Muir for a segment that airs Friday evening on "World …

Useful Photography Tip #83: The Secrets Behind Making Your Images Look Sharper

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out here.</i><p>We recently received an email asking us about how we get our images to look expertly …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

Next Gen User Interface Pet Peeves

We've had the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for roughly a month now, which has given us time to familiarize ourselves with the ins and outs of the two …

Hearthstone: The Only Game You’ll Ever Need…

…or, why one editor hasn’t played anything else for more than a month.<p>There is only one game that I play now, and that game is Hearthstone: Heroes of …

Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Women – Part I

This is the first in a series of Posing Guides with suggested starting poses for photographing different subjects. Also in the series check out our …

How-To's

Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Women – Part II

This article is part 2 to our previous article with 21 Sample Poses for Photographing Women – Part I. Also note our other posing guides in the series …

Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Groups of People

Previously in the posing guide series articles we looked at posing female subjects, posing male subjects, posing children and posing couples. It is …

Photography

Posing Guide: Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Men

Photography

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

Surreal Photo Manipulations Look Like Scenes From A Strange Parallel Universe

<b>Talented</b> LA-based photographer Hugh Kretschmer is a skilled photo manipulator who conjures up fantastical worlds with his creative images.<p><b>Masterfully</b> …

Parallel Universes

Video: Wirelessly charging your iPhone 5s over a distance is nearly here

Charging gadgets wirelessly today generally uses one of two technologies: Magnetic induction or magnetic resonance. Consumers likely don’t care which …

FaceRig maps your face onto a 3D avatar in real time

Ever have days where you're not quite feeling yourself? Soon you may be able to make yourself into someone else -- at least online.<p>A team of veteran game developers from Romania have built what they're calling FaceRig, a piece of software that maps your facial movements in real time onto the head …

15 Beginner Tips for Winter and Snow Photography

Winter is a beautiful time of year and offers many opportunities for amateurs and pros alike to hone their skills and capture some great images. …

Landscape Photography

YouTube 4K streaming coming at CES with new VP9 codec

At CES next week YouTube will show off 4K streaming using a new open-source codec that will make videos load faster and require less bandwidth.<p>The new codec Google will introduce is called VP9, the follow-up to the failed VP8 codec introduced back in 2010. This time is different, though, because …

Streaming

Five Steps to Improve Your Creativity

Creativity is not some mysterious, elusive attribute that only the lucky people get. It is a skill that can be learned and developed. A muscle that …

How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

6-Year-Old Breakdancer Demolishes Her Opponent In Competition

Even if you've been practicing and practicing your headspins, you still might not match up to miniature breakdancer "Bgirl Terra."<p>At just six years old, she's already part of the UK break dancing troupe Soul Mavericks, and is wowing crowds with her fearless moves.<p>The video above is from the Chelles …

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