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Hey Zuckerberg, We’ve Got You Covered on Home Automation

Mark Zuckerberg announced on Sunday that his personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple automated system for his home. “You can think of it like Jarvis in Iron Man,” he explains in his Facebook post.<p>Zuck mentions a variety of elements that he hopes to incorporate into his automated system: …

Living Rooms

Containers, clouds and code: How Yelp built a hybrid cloud using Mesos and Docker

By late 2013, Yelp Director of Operations Sam Eaton realized the company had an infrastructure problem. Scaling the site across its own datacenters …

DevOps

Review: Yongnuo’s 35mm f/2 Lens for Canon EF Packs a Punch for the Price

When it comes to the world of Nikon and Canon, there seems to be an endless selection of lenses. Recently, the Chinese company Yongnuo has announced …

7 Affordable Ways to Expand Your Photography Skills

The potential challenges associated with being a photographer are many; some of the obstacles one has to overcome are creative in nature, while …

Epic tragedy: 800,000 Nigerian kids displaced by Boko Haram, violence

<b>(CNN) —</b> The abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls a year ago this week captured global attention and inspired the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, but the horrors for Nigeria's children are widespread.<p>"Around 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast …

Africa

8 Secrets She's Keeping from You

<b>When to worry:</b> Only if she's potentially carrying STDs.<p><b>How to act:</b> Keep your mouth shut. Women are more concerned with keeping the past in the past than men are, conclude researchers in a new study from the University of Kansas. She wants to focus on you—so let her.<p>If you absolutely must know, …

Former Tesla Intern Releases $60 Full Open Source Car Hacking Kit For The Masses

Eric Evenchick knows what it’s like to be at the mercy of modes of transport. That might be why the former Tesla intern is so keen to hack his way to gaining greater control over the vehicles he travels in. When we speak over encrypted call app RedPhone, he’s stuck in Hong Kong airport waiting for …

Information Security

Tracking Planes with RTL-SDR

Software-defined radios (SDR) are gaining in popularity, and it’s not hard to see why — using them, your computer can tune into in an enormous range of frequencies, including FM radio, unencrypted police and fire bands, aircraft transponders, and in many countries, digital TV. The most popular SDR …

Raspberry Pi

Build Your Own Weather Station in a Snap with the Wolfram Cloud!

Recently Stephen Wolfram announced the Wolfram Data Drop, which is a great new tool to upload any type of data from any type of device. I’ll show how …

Arduino

9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry

<b>Rule of Thirds</b>: Place points of interest on the intersections and important elements along the lines<p><b>Leading Lines</b>: Use natural lines to lead eyes …

5 Underused Lightroom Tools That You Should Use More Often

Adobe’s Lightroom has become one of the best editing and image management options for enthusiast and professional photographers alike. In its most …

Browse Anonymously with a DIY Raspberry Pi VPN/TOR Router

Surf the Internet securely with your very own portable WiFi VPN/TOR router. You can configure a Raspberry Pi with Linux and some extra software to connect to a VPN server of your choice. The VPN connection encrypts your internet traffic so that hackers and spies can’t figure out what web sites you …

Want To Be A Professional Photographer? DIY Photography

Everyone is a professional photographer these days right?<p>Well, if you want to add some legitimacy to that claim, there are a handful of specific …

Landscape Photography

The teens behind EarthPix and other viral Twitter feeds go legit

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Ira V Gustin<p>Earlier this year, a piece in <i>The Atlantic</i> disclosed the names of the geniuses behind a …

Macro Photography on a Budget

Close-up and macro photography continue to be popular with shooters of all levels. Practical applications include product detail shots, food …

Photography

Photography Studio Lighting Setup Tips

Hair lights, back lights, and barn doors, oh my! Studio lighting can be overwhelming when you first start getting into it. Some photographers out …

Landscape Photography

Portrait Photography: A Basic Guide to Posing

Posing is as integral to portrait photography as the right lens and the right camera angle. A lot of photographers learn this the hard way. If you’re …

Gary Fong: My Account of the Ridiculous $300,000 Lawsuit Threat Against Nelson Tang

On July 14, 2012, I received a desperate email from a photographer whom I had only met once briefly at a public appearance. He was terribly …

Spark Photon: The $19 Internet of Things Kit

We first met Spark this summer when it raised more than $560,000 on Kickstarter for its Arduino-like Spark Core Wi-Fi connector kit. It subsequently went on to raise a $4.9 million Series A round and launch a cloud OS to power its Internet of Things (IoT) enabling hardware. Now it’s back with the …

Ceci N’est Pas Une Clock

[Justin] tipped us about his slick custom OBD-II gauge that could easily pass for an OEM module. He was able to use the clock area of his Subaru BRZ …

This Is the World's Smallest Functional V-12 Engine

You'd never guess it judging by the collection of tiny, intricate works of kinetic art on display in his workshop, but José Manuel Hermo Barreiro, a.k.a. "Patelo," claims to be a "very impatient person." A retired naval mechanic, Patelo continues to create after his contemporaries have ditched …

The Ultimate Guide for Creating an Efficient and Effective Lightroom Workflow

When diving into Lightroom, trying to set up a workflow can be a daunting task. Even once you have one in place, trying to stay consistent with it …

#Love: Wanderlust

<i>Editor’s Note: The author of this essay is Jocelyn Voo, a nomadic photographer, writer and social media strategist. Her furniture lives in New York City. All likenesses to people in her real life are coincidence. Unless they’re not – in which case, Whatsapp her!</i><p>Over the years, I’ve run my passport …

An Android device and a DSLR can be really good friends

With just a USB OTG connector your Android device can be a great addition to your camera gear<p>Cameras generally scare me, but I do like exploring as …

Cool Stuff

Native iOS

Hopefully, armed with this knowledge, you will be in a better position to choose the right development tools for your mobile application’s needs. In …

How to Build an Interchangeable Wardrobe | The Art of Manliness

For the man with an unlimited budget, style is easy. The rest of us have to work a little harder to look good with the cash we have.<p><b>A key wardrobe</b> …

Six Offbeat Cloud Services That Could Change Your Life

For cheap storage Copy is solid. The service gives you 15GB in the cloud for free (comparable to Google Drive and pretty good compared to Dropbox’s …

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