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Best Alien Planet Weather Map Ever Reveals a Scorching World

A super-hot planet 260 light-years from Earth is showing signs of water vapor in its atmosphere, despite scorching temperatures that are hot enough …

Astronomy

What's New in Photoshop CC 2014 V2

Nikon cameras over the years: http://t.co/VAVB19Hhbu

Nikkor lens technology explained (video)

Today’s iPad Rumor: New iPad Announcement Event on October 16

Well, right about the time we’d expect, we’ve got rumors of a date for this year’s iPad announcement event. And that date is Thursday October 16, at least according to rumors reported by 9to5Mac and others yesterday. Now of course official invites have not yet gone out from Apple and we have also …

IPad Pro

How websites spy on us

Wondered why the adverts you see online appear linked to your browsing habits? We explain<p>How do websites know who I am?<p>Typically, every time you visit a website, a little text file is left in a folder on your computer. These data are called "cookies". They log which websites you visit and when.<p>That …

The Nikon D810 camera underwater review

<i>I am continuing the series of Nikon D810 guests posts with this D810 camera underwater review by wetpixel.com:</i><p>I was able to take a D810 to Mexico in …

Report: 75 million records compromised so far in 2014

More than 75 million records have been compromised this year in approximately 568 breaches, according to the most recent breach report by the …

Identity Theft

Side-by-Side Comparison of All Eight iPhone Cameras, or: Why the 6 is DxOMark’s New Smartphone King

Okay, so maybe it bends a little easier than it should, but there’s one thing the naysayers will have to begrudgingly admire about the iPhone 6, and …

Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera now in stock in the US (still comes with a free Nikon FT1 mount adapter)

It seems that Nikon USA received a big shipment right after Photokina - even the Nikon 1 V3 camera is now in stock at B&H, Adorama and Amazon (it has …

New Horizons Spies Pluto's Tiny Moon Hydra

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft may still be 10 months from its historic flyby with dwarf planet Pluto, but it is making good use of its …

Solar System

European Probe Snaps Spectacular Comet Close-Ups (Photos, Video)

Europe's Rosetta spacecraft has returned some of the most detailed images yet of the comet it caught last month after a decade-long chase through …

Space

Deals: 3-in-1 Mobile Lens Kit at 60% Off

If you’re looking for ways to beef up your iPhone or even Android smartphone photography toolkit, today’s featured iPad Insight deal might be of interest. On offer is the <b>3-in-1 Mobile Lens Kit</b>, with pro-quality fish eye, wide-angle, and macro lenses for the iPhone or Android.<p>It’s on offer for …

Don't Update Your iPhone's iOS 8. It's Breaking Cell Service and Touch ID

<i>Update 2:20 PM EST: Apple pulled the iOS 8.0.1 update.</i><p>PSA: Do not install the first update to iOS 8.<p>Early reports indicate it will leave your phone …

Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 after users report major problems with update

The new update is reportedly killing cell reception and Touch ID<p>One week after the launch of iOS 8, Apple released its first update for the new OS — iOS 8.0.1 — on Wednesday afternoon. It was meant to fix a slew of bugs, but that's not what happened. Immediately after the update hit, reports began …

Apple: Nearly half of all iPad and iPhone users have already updated to iOS 8

When Apple releases a new version of its mobile operating system, loyal users snap it up at an alarming rate, and the launch of iOS 8 is no …

Epic Big Bang Discovery Might Just Be Space Dust

One of the most exciting astrophysics discoveries in recent memory may be a mirage.<p>In March, a team of scientists announced that they had found …

Universe

Fleeing ISIS, Syrian Kurds Swarm into Turkey

Late last week, ISIS fighters attacked a Kurdish city in northern Syria, after seizing 21 nearby villages in a major assault. The attack on the city of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani in Kurdish, drove hundreds of thousands of residents to flee, most heading to the nearby border with Turkey. The …

Google's Play Newsstand app comes to iOS as replacement for Currents

Google Play Newsstand is now available on iOS in addition to Android; as of today, it replaces the Currents app — just as it did on Google's own mobile platform last year. If you've got Currents installed, you'll be prompted to update to Newsstand, which offers a central place for reading articles …

Google to encrypt data by default on Android L devices

Google's soon-to-be-released mobile operating system, Android L, will enable encryption by default to further protect users phone data, a report from</i> …

Privacy

Surreal Images of Plumes of Smoke Set Against Contrasting Backgrounds

Consumed with a fervor for all things organic to the natural world, Bohman and Sjöstrand photography recently shot some surreal images of smoke …

Landscape Photography

Building a Lego Bricks Photoshop Brushes set

This attention-grabbing bundle contains over 4600 attractive designs with an extended license. One glance at the bundle is all you need to fall in …

How to Photograph Waterfalls (With 9 Amazing Examples)

Waterfalls are a hugely popular subject among photographers and one that can produce some spectacular results. If the popularity of waterfall …

30 Amazing Photography Links That Will Get You Inspired

This week's list of hand selected photography destinations represent the best links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting …

How to use iOS 8, the complete guide

iOS 8 looks to be one of the most feature-packed updates to Apple's mobile platform since the launch of the App Store. Learn how to use it with our comprehensive guides.<p>iOS 8 is now available for the iPhone , iPad , and iPod Touch , bringing new functionality and features to the platform.<p>Custom …

Apps