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  • News: Selling your smart home? Don't expect to command a premium

    Home buyers are becoming increasingly interested in properties with smart-home features, and more of these types of homes are coming onto the market. But most real-estate agents don't think sellers should add such features before listing their homes, and few think they make homes sell faster.

  • News: Hands on: Without apps, Intel's RealSense camera is a puzzle

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  • News: Microsoft: DirectX 12 will increase your graphics performance by 20 percent

    Microsoft has said previously that its upcoming DirectX 12 API will make your PC more efficient. Now we know by how much: just by using DirectX, executives said, you'll see a 20 percent improvement in your graphics frame rate, and a drop in CPU utilisation to boot.

  • News: Dropcam competitor Simplicam adds new features to its cloud camera

    ArcSoft's Simplicam showed itself to be a worthy challenger to Dropcam when we compared three of the leading home-monitoring cameras in November. This was due in no small measure to its ability to detect human faces. The Fremont, California-based company has made several improvements since then, the latest of which it announced today.

  • News: Geomerics' Enlighten 3 engine aims to create photorealistic in-game lighting

    Some artists are said to paint with light. Geomerics, an ARM subsidiary that develops dynamic lighting technology, helps game developers do just that. Today the company released its third-generation product--Enlighten 3--along with a new Forge development tool.

  • News: Netflix to flick the switch on March 24

    Netflix will begin offering subscription movie and TV services from all major broadband operators in Australia and New Zealand on March 24.

  • How-Tos: How to download video from Twitter

    If you see a video on Twitter - or Vine - that you want to keep, here's how to download it.

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  • How-Tos: How to identify a font, any font, anywhere you find it

    With tens of thousands of fonts in circulation, it's tough to identify a specific font from memory, when you see it. Fortunately, you don't have to--there are free websites, and an iOS app, that can identify font samples for you on the fly. The process is easy and a whole lot of fun.

  • News: First look: Astropad turns your iPad into a graphics tablet for your Mac

    Heaven for a hardcore graphic artist or photo editor is a Wacom Cintiq, one of those fancy input devices that builds in a display and includes a pen stylus for drawing, painting, or retouching photos. They're amazing, but they're pricey and not the most mobile.

  • News: Hulu's new Watchlist makes it easier to access your favorite movies, TV shows

    Hulu is getting its content bookmarking act together by replacing its Queue, Favorites, and Shows You Watch features with Watchlist, a new tool that lists all of your favorite TV shows and movies in one place, in the order they are most likely to be watched.

  • Buying Advice: Grey market tech: the pros, cons & risks of buying from overseas

    If you're in the market for a cheap phone or other tech you may have noticed the crazy-cheap prices on sites such as Geekbuying, Coolicool and GearBest, but are these sites dodgy and should you buy from them? Here we examine the pros, cons and risks associated with buying grey market tech.

  • News: Sling TV to add a movies-on-demand package via Epix

    Dish Network hit the ground running with its Sling TV service a week ago today, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Just the opposite, Sling TV is about to get a boost in programming that goes beyond sports and basic cable thanks to an agreement it inked with premium movie channel Epix.

  • How-Tos: Creaticity: Place photos inside text using Photoshop

    One of the many advantages of an image editor that supports the concept of layers--Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Pixelmator, to name a few--is that you can push a picture through the content of other layers. In this column, you'll learn how to push a different picture through each letter in the word LOVE. Not only is this technique a fun project, but it also makes a super sweet Valentine's gift. If you go the extra step of printing it, you could frame it or the lucky recipient can tack it onto their fridge, and then use it as a bookmark later on. The following steps are for Photoshop, but you can easily adapt them for use in Photoshop Elements or Pixelmator.

  • News: A few ways to use a selfie stick other than to take photos of yourself

    These infamous devices of narcissism are a great way to make people mad. Switch your Twitter profile pic to one that's obviously taken with a selfie stick, and then sit back and watch the hive-mind rage pour your way. "Unfollow this guy", they'll tweet. But selfie sticks can be used for a lot more than just taking pictures of self, and they can be as legitimate a photography aid as a tripod or any other mounting device.

  • News: PowerPoint animation tips: Don't be that person whose slides are deathly boring

    Nothing can revive a DOA PowerPoint presentation faster than animations. Applied judiciously, these motion effects can bring dynamism to your deck and make your message more powerful.

  • News: What's the difference between the Canon EOS 750D and EOS 760D?

    Canon's EOS 750D and EOS 760D add to an already confusing line-up of cameras in the company's digital SLR range. Both cameras are a step up from the EOS 700D, with improvements made in the areas of megapixels, processing, focusing, and controls.

  • Test Centre: Best free Chromecast apps 2015 UK

    We all know Google's Chomecast supports a handful of great apps, including Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Vevo, Plex, Rdio and BT Sport, and that you can enjoy movies and music bought through Google or stored on your device or network via the streaming dongle. But what about the apps you don't know about? More than 250 apps support Chromecast streaming; here's our pick of some great free Chromecast apps for Android in the UK 2015.

  • News: Netflix said to be developing live-action 'Legend of Zelda' series

    "The Legend of Zelda," the popular fantasy-themed video game published by Nintendo, is said to be coming to Netflix as a live-action series.

  • News: Netflix's next original will head to 1970s New York

    As Netflix's original content war with Amazon intensifies, it's tapping the director of Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby for a new dramatic series.

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