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26 Sep

Reducing Camera Shake in Photoshop: A Simple Four Step Tutorial

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We’ve all been there before – we’re rushing to capture the perfect shot of something before it’s too late, and in the ensuing madness, we don’t realize that we were a little jittery when taking the shot. Nothing is as big of a bummer as realizing a really good photo opportunity was spoiled by your own error, namely shaking the camera. But fret not – your image isn’t completely ruined due to this blur and shaky after effect. In fact,...
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25 Sep

How To: Review Your Workout with Beast

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Intro: The Exercise The Dimel Deadlift is a great exercise I’ve been using since a while among the many deadlifts variations, I saw this exercise on a video by Dave Tate, I want to him here as he’s always a great source of inspiration and education! The exercise is a variation of the Romanian Deadlifts and it is basically a Hip Hinge based movement that works the whole posterior chain with a very quick inversion from the eccentric to the concentric phase....
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24 Sep

Avoid Overeating with These 9 Appetite Suppressing Foods

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Overeating is a constant battle of restraint vs desire. Whether you’re binge eating an entire bag of potato chips, or find yourself shoveling candy into your mouth an hour after lunch because that salad has left your stomach feeling more vacant than a church on Monday, eating for the sake of eating or just to feel full and satisfied can often lead to trouble. After all, if we’re eating healthy and still hungry later, we’re probably more prone to grab...
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23 Sep

GoPro Launches New Hero5 Models and Highly Anticipated Karma Drone

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Action camera and drone enthusiasts, the day is finally here! GoPro has unveiled their two new camera models, the Hero5 Black and the Hero5 Session, as well as their much-awaited (and first ever) drone, the Karma. Let's break down each of GoPro's latest goodies below. Hero5 Black & Hero5 Session GoPro's new camera models come with some great upgrades over their predecessors, including native waterproofing and voice control features. The Hero5 Black is designed with a 2-inch touchscreen, a sensor that takes...
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23 Sep

Create a Black & White Sketch Effect in Photoshop

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Do you love the look of a pencil sketched portrait, but work better with a mouse or trackpad than you do with pencil and paper? Well now you can achieve that perfect, hand-drawn look while keeping your workspace clean of those annoying lead smudges and erasers shavings. All you need is a little help from Photoshop. If you’re new to Photoshop and want to experiment with some creative editing, this is the perfect tutorial to start with. Creating a half sketch effect...
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22 Sep

Our Absolute Favorite Audio Gear: Staff Picks

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When it comes to audio gear, it can get a bit overwhelming trying to wade through all your options to choose the best device for you. Word of mouth reviews and recommendations from friends, family and trusted sources (like the Lumoid crew!) can be excellent ways to get insider knowledge that make your search for your perfect speaker or over-ear headphones just that much easier. From Audeze, Sennheiser and Sonos to Master & Dynamic, Sony and Technica, here are all...
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22 Sep

Dronesurfing Poised to Be the Next Big Aquatic Sport

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There’s drone photography, drone filmmaking, drone racing, drone dueling, and now, dronesurfing! Yes, you read that right – the newest craze when it comes to drones and their application in the world of sports is using the UAVs to surf and glide across the salty seas. The most similar sport to the growing phenomenon that is dronesurfing is kitesurfing, where those who partake hop on a board and are guided through the waters by holding onto a kite in motion....
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22 Sep

Become a Pokémon Master with This Pokémon GO Wearable

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To say that Pokémon GO became an unexpected phenomenon is a bit of an understatement. It is, however, a testament to two things: the power of nostalgia and the technologic evolution of gaming and augmented reality. After a monstrous big bang of a launch, the craze surrounding Pokémon GO has died down a bit and the public and player fascination has waned, mostly due to a lack of updates. Makers Niantic Labs are trying to reignite the Poké craze, and...
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21 Sep

Amazon Launches Game-Changing Online Photo Printing Service

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E-commerce juggernaut Amazon has just announced a whopper of an addition to their services in the form of Amazon Prints. The introduction of the service - which allows Amazon users to order and print photos, photo books and soon calendars, stationery and much more - caused a nosedive of around 14% in the stock of current leading online print company, Shutterfly. Amazon Prints features pricing that other companies will be hard-pressed to beat with 4x6 prints costing just 9 cents each and 5x7 and...
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21 Sep

4 Audio Devices to Help You Kick Back and Relax

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Just because summertime is no longer here, doesn't mean a break now and then isn't well-deserved. Soaking up some of your favorite tunes from the cozy comfort of your bed or while swaying in a hammock on the beach is a wonderful way to make the most of your lounge time. Here are four amazing audio devices you need to snag to get the best sonic experience out there. 1. Sonos PlayBar Built with a whopping nine speakers, get ready to flood your home...
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