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Robots Can Now Read Better Than Humans, Putting Millions of Jobs at Risk

An artificial intelligence algorithm has outperformed humans in a reading comprehension test for the first time, potentially putting millions of …

John McLaughlin on His Final U.S. Tour, Revisiting Mahavishnu Orchestra

Ahead of a new run celebrating his revolutionary Seventies jazz-rock band, the guitarist looks back on his 50-year "love affair" with American …

29 photos that capture the magic of golden hour

Photographers know that golden hour, the time shortly after sunrise and just before sunset, produces warm, glowing light that’s ideal for any genre …

Little-Known Facts About Symbolist Master Gustav Klimt

To coincide with a new exhibition of his beguiling paintings in San Francisco, we present our guide to the notoriously secretive artist<p>Austrian …

Art

Here’s a Simple Way to Use Photoshop’s Luminosity Masks & Bring out the Best in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Most Photoshop users have heard about the power of Luminosity Masks for bringing out the best in a photograph, yet some are afraid to try the …

Kenny Burrell: Freedom

In March 1963, guitarist Kenny Burrell was at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in New Jersey to record for Blue Note. For whatever reason, the musicians on …

Jazz

How Green-Reading Maps Are Changing The Way People Putt

Dustin Johnson sized up the 17-foot putt for par on the 72nd hole in every possible way. He read it from behind the ball, then from behind the hole, then the side view, crouching at every stop. As Jordan Spieth, the man he shared the lead with, looked on, Johnson took one more look from behind the …

Golf

How to quit Facebook (if the time suck, Russian ads and personal data problems have become too much)

It’s not as impossible as you might think.<p>There are many valid reasons you might want to quit Facebook. Maybe you spend too much time there. Maybe you’re tired of its cluttered app. Maybe you’re unnerved by all the Russia stuff, or the recent news that Facebook allowed data company Cambridge …

Social Media

How Saxophones Are Made: Two Short Films (Including One by Sesame Street) Take You Inside Saxophone Factories

Many of us, handed a saxophone, wouldn't have the first clue about how to play it properly, and almost none of us would have any idea at all about …

Sesame Street

How You Can Learn to Use a Wide-Angle Lens

There are few couples as great as a wide-angle lens and a landscape.After all, that's why most landscape photographers have at least one wide-angle …

Landscape Photography

Why sweat the future of jazz when you can listen to Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah? | NOLA.com

Certain people expect certain styles of music to obey certain laws, but the rest of us know that it's the anti-laws that keep a musical tradition …

I wish I was the person my Pocket reading list says I am

In my Pocket lives a well-read person.<p>The app on my phone contains a virtual library of thoughtful deep dives on ISIS and Internet privacy, language and morality, ProPublica investigations and Denise Levertov’s “Annunciation.” I pick up these prizes in travels around the Internet and store them in …

Why you want a macOS home server, and how to get one going

Sure, you can get a network attached storage device, or rely on somebody's cloud -- but, I've run a Mac-based home server for a very long time. Why …

MacBook Air

How to Do Frequency Separation With the Mixer Brush in Photoshop

Frequency separation is a powerful way to edit portraits, but it's often misunderstood or misused. Nevertheless, when done correctly, it's a quick …

Tutorials

7 Tips for Overcoming Street Photography ‘Awkwardness’

Street photography can seem daunting. The idea of photographing strangers and intruding on their privacy might make you nervous, but this video by …

Street Photography

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ingenious inventor, the savvy entrepreneur, the innovative scientist, the imaginative writer… No matter what our field or area …

Creativity

15 Facts About Roy Lichtenstein's Drowning Girl

Arguably the most popular of American painter Roy Lichtenstein's works, <i>Drowning Girl</i> is an iconic landmark of pop art. But beneath its bold lines, …

Making Soufflé Is Simple, If You Know Its Secrets

A soufflé sums up French cuisine, a bravura display of timing and skill. When you follow the rules, with just a few minutes' work the soufflé puffs in the oven to impressive heights, perhaps doubling its original volume. It's all a matter of folding whisked egg whites into a basic flavoring …

Why Google Is Suddenly Obsessed With Your Photos

Google tends to throw lots of ideas at the wall, and then harvest the data from what sticks. Right now the company is feasting on photos and videos …

Artificial Intelligence

How iCloud Photo Library matches up to Google Photos

Last week at the Google I/O developer conference, Google announced a raft of forthcoming additions to its Google Photos service. Since Google Photos …

Google Photos

The Grateful Dead: A Guide to Their Essential Live Songs

<b>A User’s Guide to the Grateful Dead</b><p>By Jesse Jarnow<p>As avatars of San Francisco's ’60s-born counterculture, the Grateful Dead have served as an alternative to American reality for more than a half-century. Performing from 1965 to 1995 with guitarist and songwriter Jerry Garcia, the Dead survive …

Apple Music

Tips and Tricks: Backing Up Your iOS Device

Backing up is something that you don’t think about until it’s ALL you can think about. You don’t really need it until the day comes when a device fails, and then you REALLY need it. As the old adage says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In that spirit, let’s take a look at what …

Operating Systems

All the keyboard shortcuts you’ll ever need for Safari on iPad

Safari on the Mac is almost entirely controllable by the keyboard. You can open tabs, navigate forms on the page, and search through pages. And even if there’s no built-in shortcut, the Mac lets you add custom shortcuts to any menu item. The iPad isn’t quite so well-served, but you’d be surprised …

Operating Systems

AI-Powered App Helps You Colorize Black & White Photos in Seconds

This is amazing. The researchers at UC Berkeley who came up with the automatic colorizer algorithm we first shared back in March, 2016 have released …

Sorry, Apple Photos, but I'm leaving you for Google Photos

When Google Photos launched two years ago, I installed it for one very simple reason: to backup all of my photos and videos to the cloud. It was a …

Mobile Photography

9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

Hear 2,000 Recordings of the Most Essential Jazz Songs: A Huge Playlist for Your Jazz Education

If you were to ask me “What is jazz?” I wouldn’t presume to know the answer, and I’m not sure any single composition exists to which one could point …

Piano

Interactive Camera Diagram

This is a reduced version<br>(it still works there's just less info). <br>To see more:<br>try flipping your screen into landscape,<br>or email yourself a link to …

How To Make Selections In Photoshop

Almost anything you do in Photoshop can be done with more precision or just to a better degree if you are familiar with how to utilize selections. …

Tutorials

Frame-By-Frame: How To Copy Phil's Wedge

What You Can Learn From Lefty's Short Game: From Mickelson's signature flop shot—one he hit over his own head has 6.3 million views on YouTube—to sand plays that make the ball dance around the cup, Phil's short game is "magical."

Golf