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  • Opinion: 5 Tips for Shooting Dramatic Silhouettes

    As any horror movie director will tell you, what you don't see is often scarier than what you do. And while filmmakers know that the unseen can certainly be scary, photographers rely on the fact that often it's just plain dramatic. That's the idea behind silhouettes, which engage you by masking details in inky black shadows. By coyly hiding important elements of the photo in plain sight, silhouettes are some of the most iconic elements you can add to your photography repertoire. In the past, I've covered the basics of shooting silhouettes. This week, let's look at five things you can do to take better silhouettes.

  • Opinion: Are You a Generalist?

    A popular 1990s country music song by Aaron Tippin said it best: "You Got to Stand for Something, or You'll Fall for Anything."

  • Opinion: Filing Late? Make It a 10-K, Not Your 10-Q

    It should come as no surprise that capital markets react negatively to a company's late filing of an annual or quarterly report. But this reaction is more pronounced when a company announces a delay in its 10-Q.

  • Opinion: Your DVR is Safe: Dish Network Pays $500 Million to Tivo

    Good news for Dish Network subscribers: Your set-top DVR will keep collecting missed episodes of "Mad Men" and "American Idol" under terms of a $500 million settlement announced today between the satellite TV provider and TiVo Inc.

  • Opinion: How Apple Can Make iCloud Business-Friendly

    Apple's acquisition of the iCloud.com domain name may be for more than just its long-rumored cloud-based iTunes storage--and the discovery of the "Castle" codename in the latest beta release of Apple Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"--point to an upgrade of its MobileMe cloud suite.

  • Opinion: Julian Assange: Facebook an 'Appalling Spying Machine'

    Julian Assange claims that Facebook is complacent in providing the U.S. government with a way to spy on its citizens, calling it "the most appalling spying machine ever invented."

  • Opinion: Day 2: So Far I'm Not Loving Google Docs

    30 Days With...Google Docs: Day 2

  • Opinion: Untethered Verizon iPhone Jailbreak for Windows Released

    If you're a Verizon iPhone--and Windows--user, you can now jailbreak your phone! iDevice hacker iH8sn0w just released an update to Sn0wbreeze, which brings untethered jailbreaking support to the Verizon iPhone 4. This means that you can finally use Cydia (an alternative app store with software for jailbroken iDevices) on your Verizon iPhone.

  • Opinion: RIM Unveils Video Chat App for PlayBook

    The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, launched last month by RIM has been relatively successful thus far despite being almost universally slammed as being an incomplete work in progress in initial reviews. Well, one of the missing features will soon be added when the Video Chat app becomes available.

  • Opinion: AT&T Broadband Caps Begin

    If you're an AT&T home broadband subscriber, the all-you-can-eat buffet is closed. May 2 marks the start of data caps for AT&T DSL and U-Verse customers.

  • Opinion: Information Governance in UK healthcare reorganization

    According to the figures recently published by the UK Department of Health, to the date 31st March 2011, only 186 out of 396 acute, mental health, ambulance and primary care trusts reported to have met the targets set by the" Pseudonymisation Implementation Project". According to this project (description available at: http://bit.ly/k1utU1) , comprised within the Connecting for Health strategy, to undertake secondary use of patient data in a legal, safe and secure manner, all NHS trusts need first to encrypt information to pseudonymise records, thus ensuring complete patient privacy.

  • Opinion: Internet Explorer and Firefox Continue to Slide

    New browser market share data shows that both Internet Explorer and Firefox lost ground in April. While Microsoft and Mozilla trumpet their latest browsers, publicly trade jabs, and beat their chests at one another, Chrome and Safari are quietly gaining market share.

  • Opinion: Buckle Up Before Entering the Telework On-Ramp

    On April 28, 2011 Jacob Lew released an OMB memorandum Implementing Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 IT Purchasing Requirements, giving agency CIOs, in coordination with chief acquisition officers, 90 days to develop or update policies on purchasing computing technologies and services to enable and promote telework. Additionally, purchasing policies must address the information security threats raised by use of technologies associated with telework. While telework can produce resource savings and reduce time, expenses, and greenhouse gas production associated with weekly commuting, it also provides federal employees the ability to continue working during inclement weather, emergencies, or situations that may disrupt normal operations. However, telework is only as effective as the technologies used to support it, which is why it is critical for agencies to take measures to ensure that their

  • Opinion: Fake 'MacDefender' Brings Malware to Macs

    Fake anti-virus software is an old breed of malware that's finally found a new trick: Attacking Macs.

  • Opinion: 109-Terabit Broadband Test Breaks Records

    We've got a new 109 terabit-per-second broadband speed to aspire to--and secretly envy. The new record holder is the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Tokyo. This record-setting broadband speed was not produced through any regular old fiber-optic cable, though.

  • Opinion: Kissing Machine Is Real, Lets You Make Out via a Gadget

    Not a great kisser? Maybe you'll be able to practice with this kissing machine someday. Developed by the Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, this Kiss Transmission Device is the latest in analog smooching technology: It can take input via your tongue and translate it to a paired device and supposed recipient--if there is one, that is.

  • Opinion: 30 Days With...Google Docs

    You can do anything for 30 days, right? I mean, it's only one month. How hard can it be? Well, I'm going to find out because today is the day I start my new project: "30 Days With..."

  • Opinion: Gamewatch: Thor God of Thunder, MotorStorm Apocalypse

    Uh-oh, another wannabe-blockbuster summer movie tie-in. It sounds like the international reviewers don't hate Marvel's new Kenneth Branagh-directed Thor movie, so mayhap there's hope for Sega's Thor: God of Thunder (Nintendo DS, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii). In it, you can expect to "control the powers of the storm" as Thor, battling the usual panoply of Norse bad guys Marvel comics-style (yea verily). There's also the Matt Fraction-helped-with-the-story angle, though everyone's favorite Eisner-winning comics writer is hardly impervious to dull writing. ETA: May 3rd

  • Opinion: Edit Your Browser's AutoFill or AutoComplete

    Tom Guthrie wants to selectively remove the usernames, passwords, and other bits of text from his browser's AutoFill--or AutoComplete--feature.

  • Opinion: Apture Highlights for Firefox Finds Extra Information

    Looking to dig deeper for information about any word or phrase you find on a Web site? Then you'll want to get the free Firefox add-on Apture Highlights, which gives you a remarkable amount of useful and entertaining information with a few quick clicks. If you're familiar with the Apture Highlights for Chrome extension, this one for Firefox will be familiar to you: It looks and works the same.



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