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10 Essential Techniques for Portrait Photography

In this post we will cover practical tips and guidelines on how to shoot better portrait photos. You will learn how to interact and guide your …

Street Photography

The Effects of Different Light Modifiers on Studio Lighting

<p>Here’s a 9-minute video from Radhakrishnan Chakyat of Pixel Village that looks at the effects that different light modifiers have on studio …

Photography

Google Home or Chromecast might be crashing your Wi-Fi

If your Wi-Fi at home has been acting up lately, your Google Home ($129 at Dell Home) speaker or Chromecast ($35 at Walmart) might be the culprit. On Jan. 13, Android Police reported several instances where a Google Home Max ($399 at Dell Home) speaker was knocking TP-Link Archer C7 routers offline.<p>…

Google Home

This eSports founder used a brilliant method to land a big investment from legendary tech exec Paul Maritz

As the ex-CEO of VMware, Paul Maritz is a well-known name in enterprise software . But he's the first to admit he knows nothing about video games, much less the hyper-competitive world of eSports. He's not even a little bit of a gamer.<p>That's why even he was surprised when Maritz become the key …

Startups

Government urged to ban nuisance calls and texts from claims firms

British consumers were bombarded with 2.2bn nuisance phone calls and texts from pensions, PPI and cash-for-crash claims firms last year, according to an analysis of Ofcom data.<p>More than 40% of those calls and texts (nearly 900m) came from ambulance-chasing firms asking if the recipient had recently …

Samsung is showing off TVs with a new technology called QLED — and it could be a gamechanger

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays have been repeatedly touted over the past few years as a major improvement over previous screens, which saw them taking advantage of liquid crystal displays (LCD) to show images.<p>But Samsung, as first reported by CNET, is betting on something else at CES …

OLEDs

Wireless charging nears unification as Powermat cedes to Qi

Consumers have been living with multiple wireless charging standards for six years, but those annoying times are nearly over. Powermat, which uses the Airfuel Inductive standard that is the only real contender to the dominant format Qi, has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and now backs …

Bitcoin slides as website drops South Korea prices from virtual currency rates

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin sank on Monday after website CoinMarketCap removed prices from South Korean exchanges from its calculations of digital currency rates without any warning, resulting in a steep drop in all virtual coins they track.<p>FILE PHOTO: A collection of Bitcoin (virtual currency) …

South Korea

Jonny Evans transfer could happen in January as Arsenal and Man City approach West Brom

Arsenal and Manchester City have approached West Bromwich Albion about the prospect of signing Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans.<p>Both clubs failed with bids for Evans last summer but they remain interested in the former Manchester United centre-half as they bid to bolster their defences in this …

Arsene Wenger Promises More January Recruits After Embarrassing FA Cup Third Round Exit

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reiterated his desire to bring in fresh faces in January, insisting his side will be active in the remainder of the …

Manchester City Reportedly 'Optimistic' of Alexis Sanchez January Transfer

Manchester City are reportedly "cautiously optimistic" of completing the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in the January transfer window.<p>According to Sam Lee of Goal, City have stepped up their interest in the Chile international, whose contract at the Emirates Stadium is poised to expire at …

Gary Neville Breaks Twitter After Sky Pundit Seemingly Unravels Reason Behind Granit Xhaka Stat

Sky commentator Martin Tyler pointed out that Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has had more touches of the ball than any other player this season, but …

2016 Jaguar F-type Coupe and Convertible Gain Manual, AWD Options—and the R Goes Topless!

We want to shag this Jaguar even more.<p>Good things come in threes, a cliché confirmed by Jaguar’s trio of major updates to one of our favorite sports cars, the seductive F-type. Each of the 2016 F-type’s bonuses were expected in some form or another, with one being something we’ve desperately …