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This home theater setup makes exposed wires look cool

You can spend hours on cable management when trying to create the perfect home cinema setup, but you don’t need to. Why hide the wires away when you can make them look as good as they do in the sweet setup above?<p>All you need is a tube of superglue, steady hands, and patience.<p>This setup boasts an …

Home Theater

How do you make new friends as an adult? Be like the golden retriever

When you are an adult, it is hard to make new friends. I myself used to be real weird about it. At a party, for example, a potential friend might ask about my favorite sandwich. <i>This is it!</i> I would think. <i>My big shot! What’s a cool kind of sandwich to like?</i> But in my eagerness to impress, my mind …

Pets

Inflatable Xbox One controller is perfect if you ever manage to go outside

It's peak summer in Australia right now, and despite the blazing heat, there's plenty of people who'd rather play video games inside.<p>But if peer …

San Francisco barista might be the world's best latte artist

Melannie Aquino is drastically changing the latte art game.<p>The San Francisco-based barista has spent four years perfecting the art of intricate latte …

How To Use Apple Watch With 5GHz WiFi Network [Workaround]

Here’s how you can use Apple Watch with 5GHz WiFi networks using this simple workaround. Complete details, along with step-by-step guide – with …

Noiseless brings powerful noise reduction to images on your Mac

<b>Macphun Launches Powerful, New, Noise Reduction App, N​oiseless</b><p><i>Advanced algorithms, elegant design, fast, one­click noise reduction pre­sets and</i> …

How to Reduce Noise in Pictures With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

The word "noise" is most commonly used to describe a sound, often a loud one, that is unpleasant or causes a disturbance. Noise, however, can …

Tutorials

John Muir Trail: The History and Significance

The John Muir Trail is a long distance backpacking trail located in the Sierra Nevada mountains in central California. The trail offers an amazing …

High-Contrast Black and White with Lookfilter Presets in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Lightroom has become an incredibly powerful raw procesor, but getting a consistent look can be a bit tough. Presets can make it really quick and easy …

Photoshop

How to Paint Realistic Eyes in Adobe Photoshop

Anatomy. It seems so simple, yet it's so complex. It is the bane of every artist—you just cannot go over a certain level of professionalism without …

How to Review, Edit, and Sequence Photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

We're getting down to business and the heart of the editing process: in this tutorial you'll learn how to review and select your best pictures, and …

Photoshop

Flipboard brings its gorgeous magazine app to the web

Flipboard has taken the leap from mobile to desktop. What started as one of the first iPad apps is now accessible through any modern browser via Flipboard.com, a beautiful web interface for consuming online content.<p>Like the iPad and iPhone app, you can not only read articles from sites you follow, …

How to ski for free with your Alaska Airlines boarding pass

Winter is the perfect time to check out some of the West Coast’s most popular ski destinations. Just show your Alaska Airlines boarding pass at any …

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National Parks

5 Effective Ways to Achieve Smooth Skin in Your Portraits Using Photoshop

Every portrait photographer strives to achieve the best-looking skin in his or her portrait images. As much as it seems so, this is not an easy task …

South Korean woman's hair 'eaten' by robot vacuum cleaner as she slept

The woman was sleeping on the floor of her home when the robotic cleaner ingested her hair leaving her in agony<p>When a South Korean woman invested in a robot vacuum cleaner, the idea was to leave her trustworthy gadget to do its work while she took a break from household chores.<p>Instead, the …

South Korea

National Parks Road Trip: Alaska

Experience an unforgettable road trip through three of Alaska's national parks.<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport<p>Using Anchorage as a hub, these out-and-back drives lead to three huge national parks and some of the world’s most expansive and spectacular wilderness …

National Parks

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The Science of Shutters: How Camera Shutters Work

We slow down time and take a look at how different camera shutters work.<p>There’s nothing like the sound of a professional camera shutter. It’s become …

Cameras

9 Courses Filled w/ Top-Quality Photography & Image Editing Training from the Pros

<b>Night Photography Course</b><p>Unlock the Secret of Capturing Low-Light Images<p>Over 20 lectures and 4 hours of content<br>• Take amazing photos at night<br>• Explore how …

What Makes a Great Sled Dog? Breed, Ambition, Tough Feet

A mixed heritage gives sled dogs their love of running, a desire to work, and a need for wild places.<p>Like many top athletes, Sultana trains hard and has no time for the shenanigans of younger teammates. But you won’t find her in a stadium. Sultana is a sled dog born and bred to work in the …

Pets

A Walk on New Zealand’s Wild Side: Hiking the Routeburn Track

For the ultimate adventure, escape into the supersize spectacle of one of the country’s nine Great Walks<p>“HIKING IS JUST walking,” a friend assured me before I flew almost halfway around the globe with my husband, David, to embark on a three-day trek along the 20-mile Routeburn Track on New …

New Zealand

Let It Snow! 4 Tips For Super Snow Photos

Oh, the weather outside is frightful. But photographing snow is so delightful!<p>It’s especially delightful when you know how to make the most of that …

Landscape Photography

New 'SlatePro TechDesk SE' Comes Equipped with Built-In iPhone Dock, Mac Air Vents and Whiteboard

Back in March of 2014, iSkelter launched the SlatePro TechDesk on Kickstarter, which was designed with built-in docks and cutouts to accommodate Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks.<p>The desk was highly successful, leading the company to create a range of furniture products aimed at …

Whiteboards

10 of the Most Impressive and Exhausting Hiking Routes

For many, synonymous with the word “crusade” is A few hours walking the Transition, Which is more like A Walk good. But These Stories – no more than …

Hiking

France's best walking tours

We've said it before: there are few more enjoyable ways of seeing France than on a walking holiday.<p>Here, we have highlighted our experts' favourite tour options, as well as itineraries flagged by our recommended tour operators.<p><b>Our experts’ picks (taken from our 10 best activity holidays in</b> …

Walking Tours

A Simple Video Tutorial on Creating a Hyperlapse with Your DSLR

If you’ve been itching to try your hand at shooting a hyperlapse video, the short and sweet video tutorial above may be a nice place to start your …

How Photographers Should Handle Shooting in Bad Weather

Weather can be maddeningly fickle; this simple statement might be more or less accurate depending on where you live, but I’m quite certain that …