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Hackers exploit casino's smart thermometer to steal database info

Having a whole bunch of smart objects like lights, appliances, and thermometers can make life a little more convenient for businesses, but buying …

Internet of Things

How to Use the Color Dodge and Burn Blend Modes in Photoshop

Here’s a 12-minute tutorial from photographer Blake Rudis of f64 Academy that looks at how you can use Photoshop’s dodge and burn blend modes for …

Tutorials

Everything You Need to Know About Levels in Photoshop

In Photoshop, both the levels and curves adjustment layers allow you to control the tone of your image. So which should you use? I'm a curves man …

Tutorials

Cokin vs Lee vs Nisi vs Formatt Hitech Firecrest Filter holders and Filters Review

<i>Cokin, Lee, Nisi and Firecrest photography filter holders and filter reviews and why I changed to the Formatt Hitech Firecrest range.</i><p><i>This is an</i> …

Landscape Photography

Medical Marijuana's 'Catch-22': Limits On Research Hinder Patient Relief

By the time Ann Marie Owen, 61, turned to marijuana to treat her pain, she was struggling to walk and talk. She was also hallucinating.<p>For four years, her doctor prescribed a wide range of opioids for transverse myelitis, a debilitating disease that caused pain, muscle weakness and paralysis.<p>The …

Cannabis

Give Your Photos a Dramatic “Cinematic Effect” with This Simple Photoshop Technique (VIDEO)

The term “cinematic effect” refers to a popular method of editing photographs so they look like a frame grab from a movie. There’s no one “right way” …

Tutorials

Madeleine Albright Warns: Don't Let Fascism Go 'Unnoticed Until It's Too Late'

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright describes herself as an "optimist who worries a lot." And lately, it seems, there has been much to worry about.<p>Albright's new book, <i>Fascism: A Warning,</i> starts by describing how Hitler and Mussolini came to power in the 20th century, then warns about …

Political Science

More Americans Are Dying From Suicide, Drug Use And Diarrhea

Americans are dying in different ways than they used to. As of 2014, more were dying from drug use than in years past, even as deaths from alcohol …

Public Health

Facebook logged SMS texts and phone calls without explicitly notifying users

Users complain of phone and text data collected by the company despite never having agreed to practice<p>Facebook began logging the text messages and phone calls of its users before it explicitly notified them of its practice, contradicting the company’s earlier claims that “uploading this information …

Privacy

Watch a Man Who Lived as a Woman Reject the Lies of LGBT Activists

Walt Heyer, who used to live as a transgender woman, now travels the country speaking about his experiences and reaching out to those who regret …

LGBTQI

This $499 turntable creates Spotify playlists as you listen — and it connects to any Bluetooth speaker

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>TRNTBL<p>Listening to music is a special, visceral experience, and no trend better emphasizes the value of this experience than the …

Audiophile

America Takes the Next Step Toward Tyranny

Every now and again, when I find myself buried in the latest blizzard of invariably disturbing news emanating from the Trump White House, I go back …

Kim Jong-un

How To Do A Quick & Easy Portrait Retouch From Start To Finish

Retouching is something you’ve got to come to grips with, and if you’re looking for a decent primer on being able to do a decent job, Jessica …

Tutorials

How Facebook Became a Key Weapon in Trump's Presidential Win

<i>The Guardian</i> has conducted a deep dive into how the Alt-Right mined data of millions of Facebook profiles to win the 2016 U.S. election. Unsurprisingly, former Trump strategist Steve Bannon was at the helm, but, unpredictably, a young Canadian gay man created the (in his own words) "psychological …

Steve Bannon

Yes, This Is Going to Be Worse Than Watergate

In 1973, there were still some independent-minded lawmakers in the Grand Old Party. Today, not so much.<p>Something changed last weekend, did it not?<p>The …

Donald Trump

Here's What Timothée Chalamet Listened to During That Final Take

Elio's long, slow cry by the fire was the most beautiful and heartbreaking scene of <i>Call Me By Your Name</i>. Actor Timothée Chalamet inarguably deserved an Oscar for that final moment, and now we have learned the secret behind his believable emotion: Sufjan Stevens.<p>In exclusive DVD commentary, Chalamet …

Why This New Protein Powder Is a Game Changer, According to a Nutritionist

<i>This content originally appeared on Health.</i><p>A new type of protein powder is about to hit the market, and it’s going to be a total game changer: A …

Healthy Eating

Expert Advice: How to Fold a Fitted Sheet, Step by Step

No doubt about it, when it comes to domestic efficiencies the fitted sheet is a dream invention. Yet, too often it’s an absolutely nightmare to fold. …

Trump repeats Canada trade deficit claim after boasting about bluffing to Trudeau

President Donald Trump repeated his controversial claim on Thursday that the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada to swipe at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a day after boasting about attempting to bluff the Canadian leader on the subject.<p>"We do have a Trade Deficit with Canada, as we do …

Donald Trump

How To: Hack Open Hotel, Airplane & Coffee Shop Wi-Fi with MAC Address Spoofing

After finding and monitoring nearby wireless access points and devices connected to them, hackers can use this information to bypass some types of …

Millions of Students Are Quietly Being Taught the Koch Brothers’ Whitewashed Version of Black History

Cash-strapped social studies teachers across America have discovered an exciting new resource that provides lesson plans, study materials and even …

Affordable Care Act

Quality Typefaces That Are Free For Use In Your Commercial Projects

‘JAKARTA’<br>Image via Dominique Thiodorus<br>If you’re reading this, it’s likely you have a font obsession—but now is not the time to curb it.<br>Curated by …

Typography

Remove Distracting Elements from Photos with These 3 Simple Photoshop Tricks (VIDEO)

A telephone pole emanating from a subject’s head is the classic example of a distracting element ruining an otherwise fine photo. But there are …

Tutorials

Light Up Dark Closets With These Affordable, Motion-Sensing LEDs

OxyLED’s T-02 motion-sensing night lights have long been popular among our readers for lighting up dark closets, hallways, and cabinets, and you can …

Review: ORLIT RoveLight RT 610 TTL Monolight, On Board Power (Sony)

<b>The ORLIT RoveLight RT 610 TTL Monolight gives you a whole lot in an affordable package</b><p>Adorama’s ORLIT RoveLight RT 610 TTL Monolight is quite a …

This Is How American Democracy Could End

We asked a leading political scientist about his terrifying new book.<p>If you are worried about the world becoming less and less stable with each passing month, about democracies around the world coming under assault from strongmen and would-be strongmen, about society succumbing to its worst …

Political Science

HUD cuts discrimination protections from its mission statement in favor of ‘self-sufficiency’

Ben Carson wants HUD to do less to improve the housing experience across the country.<p>The Department of Housing and Urban Development has a new …

Photography Tutorials For Beginners: Create Amazing Details In The Eyes With Photoshop

Here in this video tutorial, photographer Unmesh Dinda from Piximperfect explains how to create amazing details in the eyes using Photoshop. In this …

Tutorials

Here's what it actually means when your nutrition label says 'natural flavors'

Navigating a nutrition label is easy if you follow a few key rules (a more detailed refresher is here). One: Don't eat anything with ingredients you can't pronounce. Check. Two: Saturated fats aren't good either. Check. Three: Too much sugar or sodium is <i>no bueno</i>. Got it.<p>But what about that …

Nutrition

There may be five types of diabetes

Diabetes is currently said to exist in essentially two variations: Type 1 and Type 2. But a group of medical scientists believe that division is overly simplistic.<p>Writing in a study published by <i>The Lancet: Diabetes & Endocrinology</i> this month, a team of international researchers propose that there …