Muhammad Usman Khan

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The Internet of Disaster

Tech, hypervigilance and the national PTSD<p>As of this writing, <b>Irma</b>, a hurricane of unimaginable and historic proportions, is bearing down on South Florida. But you already know that.<p>Surely you’ve heard by now—online, on TV, or maybe both while you were looking at a screen in an elevator, cab, or …

Down with Tech!

The digital natives are getting restless<p>Happy Cyber Security Awareness Month, everybody.<p>You do know that the month formerly known to FM DJs as “Rocktober” has transmuted into a time when we’re supposed to think about “cyber threats,” right? Yes, this Hacktober, change your passwords frequently and …

Dynamic video retargeting can improve CTR by 74%, and ROI by 49% when using video

Video retargeting has become more standard for enterprise businesses today, with an overall increase of 74% across industries, and an ROI boost of …

Marketing

How to Shoot the Best Blue-Hour Photos: Tips & Techniques for Pre-Sunrise & Post-Sunset Images

This may be strange to hear from a travel photographer, but I can make a case that location isn’t everything—light is. And I’d build my argument on …

Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?

Coursera – which to date attracted over $210 million investment – has over 20 million registered learners who access courses from over 140 institutions worldwide, and most major universities – From Harvard to Imperial and Princeton – have jumped on the online learning bandwagon.<p>Research published …

The Massive Mistake You're Likely Making Right This Second on LinkedIn

If you're making this common (and easily avoidable) mistake on LinkedIn, you're costing yourself clients and customers as a result.<p>Having spent the past 60 months studying every possible element of LinkedIn lead generation, I've discovered one conversion-killing mistake that keeps popping up over …

How to Be Mindful While Reading

“Reading is so much a part of our everyday lives that we take it for granted – text messages, the banners that run across our televisions, the ads that pop up. And yet, reading can be a crucial opportunity for mindfulness — the ability to be in the present moment, aware while withholding judgment, …

Google's new feed uses your searches for a more personal homepage

Last December, Google made a change to its mobile search app: the addition of a news feed. Based on your search history and location, it started showing you news, sports and weather that it thought were relevant to you. Today, Google is taking the feature one step further by making it more …

Social Media

The Future of Work: Freelancers Are the New Cloud Computing

Traditional employees can be replaced more and more by freelancers who live and work remotely.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest innovations for tech entrepreneurs over the last few decades has been cloud computing. The ability to move capital …

4 Mobile Photography Tips: improve your pictures on the go (video)

We’ve got awesome cameras on our phones nowadays. For most users, the smartphones they carry in their pockets are better than point-and-shoot cameras …

Coming soon to India: Electric buses that can swap batteries at petrol pump-like facilities

A storied truck-maker and an ambitious upstart are coming together, in further proof that India’s electric mobility ecosystem is gaining traction.<p>On July 18, Ashok Leyland, the country’s second-largest truck-maker, announced a strategic partnership with SUN Mobility, a transportation solutions …

Electric Vehicles

8 steps to better social media marketing

It’s one thing to be <i>on</i> social media; it’s quite another to be good at it.<p>Here to help in this confusing cyber quest are the people of Digital …

Lessons From a Female Founder Who Reached Millions in Sales in Just 12 Months- Part 2

Julia Cheek, founder and CEO of EverlyWell, shares 6 secrets to navigating the ups and downs of your early startup journey.<p>In Part 1 of this blog, I touched on the importance of timing, early hires, and dedication when it comes to your early startup journey. Below are 3 more tips for navigating the …

How to Get Out of Your Head and Stop Overthinking Everything

<b>“It's not a matter of letting go, you would if you could. Instead of ‘Let it go,' we should probably say ‘Let it be.'” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn</b><p>I always …

Ready to Write Your Book? Here's a Five Point Checklist

It's time to start writing. Writing often begins with wondering. Pen in hand, you find yourself asking…<i>Will people ever read what I write?</i><i><br>Do I have</i> …

A Florida school district is banning homework — and replacing it with this

Elementary school students in one Florida school district are going to find a welcome new - but controversial - policy when they return to school for the 2017-18 school year next month: no traditional homework.<p>They are being asked to do one thing to help them academically: Read for 20 minutes a …

A Pakistani Cloth Shop in Punjab

10 Tips for Beginners for More Cinematic Videos

If you're like many stills shooters who are just getting into video, you're probably finding out it's its own world. If you're wondering how to give …

Time lapse video highlights Chicago’s colorful skyline at night

Get up close and personal with the Windy City’s famous skyline<p>Chicago filmmaker and photographer Max Wilson has returned once again with another installment of his <i>Windy City Nights</i> time lapse video series. Simply titled <i>Windy City Nights III</i>, the latest video is a nearly four-minute long journey …

Time-lapse Photography

India fails to stave off investment in Pakistan

<b>ISLAMABAD:</b> The first thing you notice when you tune in to Indian news channels is that they are unanimous in bashing Pakistan. Barring a few …

Water

TOBY WALNE finds out how to make money from vintage hi-fi

A renewed love affair with vinyl is creating a surge in demand for old turntables and record players. It means equipment that was thrown away as …

Turntables

Emotionally Intelligent People Have 2 Important Skills That Others Don't

With enough practice, anyone can learn them.<p><i>How do I increase my emotional intelligence (EQ)? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nicole Gravagna, Neuroscientist, author of MindSET</b> …

YouTube Tries Out Original Programming

Save videos for later by signing up or logging in<p>With "My Queue" you can quickly save videos to watch later.<p>To add an item to your queue just click the sign next to the video.<p>Once you've added a video visit "My Queue" to start watching!

This Videography Bootcamp Will Unleash Your Inner Spielberg

<b>While the best</b> films may look effortless, they take an incredible amount of work. You can learn from the best in the business by going for the …

We’re not sure why anyone would buy a GoPro over this $64 waterproof 4K action camera

GoPro cameras are great, don’t get us wrong, but it’s 2017 not 2007. There are tons of options out there that are just as good as GoPro, but that …

Remote Controls

How to split video clips on your iPhone

Looking to chop off some footage from a video you shot on your iPhone into separate clips? Here's how!Sometimes you shoot a video that's a bit too …

Videography

Everything you need to start your own YouTube channel

By David Nield<p>You're finally ready - ready to start your own YouTube channel and begin your vlogging journey to stardom (that's like blogging, but …

What Are Your Real Chances of Screenwriting Success?

Writers know it’s not easy to launch and sustain a writing career. The odds aren’t necessarily stacked in your favor. But, what exactly are your …