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The Best Photo Gear of 2018: TIPA Announces Annual Imaging Product Awards

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again teamed up with over two dozen other member magazines from around the …

Cameras

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium: Dual Cam, 4K HDR, ISO 51200 Photos

Sony has just announced the Xperia XZ2 Premium, the company’s first smartphone to pack dual cameras. The camera system features ultra-high …

Mobile Technology

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Workouts

We've All Been Threading Needles Wrong This Whole Time

As long as people have sewed, they've probably been frustrated by attempting to push thread through needles. It turns out an easy alternative to …

Knives

The 5 biggest announcements from the Apple education event

Apple took its annual spring event out of California and hosted it at a high school in Chicago this year, promising to focus its newest products toward the education market that’s been dominated by Google and Microsoft. The keynote was condensed into just one hour, most of which revolved around all …

Apple Pencil

What to know before you buy vintage-style LED light bulbs

A new crop of LED light bulbs wants to combine modern technology with old-school looks. Here's what to look for as you pick one out.<p>You'll find all sorts of light bulbs in your local lighting aisle, but more and more, we're seeing bulbs that fall under labels like "vintage-style." The pitch for …

Vintage

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For the love of God, please don’t confuse pasta water …

Italian Food

This video claiming ink cartridges are a scam is going massively viral

It's a well known fact that printers are probably the most annoying piece of technology in the world.<p>No one likes them. They're confusing, they go …

Fitbit just unveiled its $200 answer to the Apple Watch — here's what it can do

The $200 Fitbit Versa, announced on Tuesday, is Fitbit's second true smartwatch and the first geared toward a more mainstream audience — and smaller wrists.<p>Fitbit Versa looks a lot like an Apple Watch — though it's a bit smaller — and its design is more versatile than the fitness-focused watch …

Smartwatches

The Sony A7 III Should be Your Next Mirrorless Camera

Unveiled a few days ago, the <b>Sony A7 III</b> is the latest addition to the company’s already impressive line-up of full-frame mirrorless cameras. The α7 …

Cameras

The Gone World is a brilliant, complicated novel about the consequences of time travel

How do you solve a murder by jumping back and forth in time?<p>In his debut novel, author Tom Sweterlitsch constructed a fascinating mystery with <i>Tomorrow and Tomorrow</i>, set in a virtual version of Pittsburgh after a terrorist attack leveled the city. In <i>The Gone World</i><i>,</i> he introduces an even more …

Science Fiction

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Turns out it’s just chance. - MIT Technology Review

The distribution of wealth follows a well-known pattern sometimes called an 80:20 rule: 80 percent of the wealth is owned by 20 percent of the …

Income Inequality

Sigma Unveils the 105mm f/1.4 Art Lens, the ‘Bokeh Master’

A day after photos were leaked, the new Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art lens was just officially announced. This is the sixth and longest Art f/1.4 prime lens, …

Sony Shows Off the First Smartphone Camera with ISO 51200

Not content with creating low-light monsters in the world of interchangeable lens cameras, Sony has created a new smartphone dual camera that can …

Sigma’s New 70mm f/2.8 is the First Art Series Macro Lens

Sigma has just announced the 70mm f/2.8 Macro, the first macro lens to be released in the Art lineup. Bucking modern day trends, Sigma says it has …

Panasonic Unveils First Global Shutter CMOS Sensor with 8K, 60FPS, HDR

It seems that February 2018 is the month of global shutter CMOS sensor breakthroughs. A day after Sony announced the first 1MP+ backlit global …

Pentax K-1 Mark II Offers ISO 819200 and Handheld Pixel Shift

Ricoh has just announced the Pentax K-1 Mark II, a successor to the original K-1 that was unveiled in February 2016. The latest camera promises …

21 intriguing books I want to read in 2018

Every year, I read advance copies of dozens of big idea and business books. So do other authors, but we all do it separately—and rarely get a chance to discuss, debate, and share our insights. My resolution this year is to change that.<p>I've started a book club with Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, and …

Books

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

The ultimate guide to making cafe-style coffee in your own home

From pour-over brews to quality lattes at the touch of a button.<p>To brew a delicious cup of coffee, there are certain variables you need to master: the ratio of coffee to water, brew time, water temperature, and the grind size of your beans. All of these factors have to come together to create a …

Want to avoid divorce? Marry after your 20s, says new book on scientific secrets to good timing | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing</b> <i><br>by Daniel H. Pink</i><br>Riverhead Books<p><b>4/5 stars</b><p><i>When</i> comes armed with a Malcolm Gladwell-ish subtitle – and in …

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Nutrition

Audiophile Review: HomePod 'Sounds Better' Than $999 KEF X300A Digital Hi-Fi Speakers

HomePod reviews from the tech press came thick and fast last week, and while the smart speaker's sound quality was consistently praised, most reviews were based on subjective assessments and didn't take into account professional-grade output measurements. Early on Monday, however, Reddit user …

Meet the pirate queen making academic papers free online

Alexandra Elbakyan is plundering the academic publishing establishment<p>In cramped quarters at Russia’s Higher School of Economics, shared by four students and a cat, sat a server with 13 hard drives. The server hosted Sci-Hub, a website with over 64 million academic papers available for free to …

Social Sciences

The iPhone X is Apple’s underrated masterpiece

Apple showed genuine courage in going for such a radical redesign, and users are loving it so far<p>After 10 years of epic success selling roughly the same luxury good to the world, last year Apple decided to radically reinvent its iPhone with a totally new design, a never-before-seen Face ID system, …

Mobile Technology
Books

Top 9 Alkaline Foods That Fight Cancer, Pain, Gout, Diabetes And Heart Disease

Are you trying to go alkaline too?If you are in the midst of the alkaline process, it helps a lot when you know which foods to consume to stay …

A Look Inside the Marriage of Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos, the Richest Couple in History Who Own More Land Than Almost Anyone Else in America

They have a long history.<p>Jeff Bezos wasn’t alone when he made his cross-county road trip to Seattle in 1994. And he wasn’t alone when he founded …

Henry Blodget

A closer look at Apple's new HomePod

The first time I got close to one of Apple's HomePods was in a secluded meeting room at WWDC. Sonically, at least, it blew away the competition. After seven months -- not to mention the introduction of other impressive smart speakers -- Apple invited me to spend another hour with a near-final …