A Better Way to Sharpen Images in Photoshop

Sharpening a photo digitally can be a helpful way to bring out the textures in a soft image, but sharpening too much can create an annoying ‘ghost’ effect around hard lines. Here’s a better way to do it in Photoshop without overemphasizing the hard edges.


I’m Dusty Welch, Video Game Developer, and This Is How I Work

Dusty Welch is a gamer. He’s the COO of Respawn Entertainment, the independent game development studio behind Titanfall. But he got his start creating another popular franchise that you’ve likely heard of: Call of Duty.


Download Ramit Sethi’s Free Ebook Guide to Getting a Raise

Asking for a raise is difficult for most people, and despite how many tips we offer, it’s still hard to do. Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Reach put together a free guide that prepares you to make the big ask and boost your salary.


Behold! The Birth of Stellar Triplets

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have captured a stunningly clear, and rare image of stellar triplets still in their infancy. The three stars are just babies: They’re still bundled in a primordial cloud of gas and dust, and are thought to be no more than 150,000 years old. The sun, by comparison, is some 4.5 billion years old — middle aged by cosmic timescales. Obtaining such a clear image of this young star trio is providing astronomers with new

Spot Ghosts with a Raspberry Pi-Powered Ghost Camera

Ghosts are annoying, so if you want to catch them this holiday season, DIYer TeCoEd has a guide for making a ghost hunting camera using a Raspberry Pi.


Pocket’s New Explore Tab Makes It Easier to Find New Articles

Pocket’s one of the best bookmarking services, but if you don’t have a ton of stuff saved in it already, it’s a little tough to find new articles to read. Now, the site has a new Explore tab that should make that a little easier.


Turkey Trot Throwdown, Week 4: Boost Your Strength

Sick of running yet? We hope you’re not, but either way, here’s a new challenge for you. We’re going to do a mini strength workout that is not tied to running. You can even work out indoors if you haven’t adjusted to the chilly weather yet.


The Calendar Service in macOS Server Is a Surprisingly Robust Alternative to Commercial Apps

At $20, macOS Server is one of those unsung bit of software that most of us have absolutely no use for, but has a slew of neat little features. Over at Macworld, they dig into the Calendar function, which is easy to set up and use, then keeps your data as private as possible.


We Now Know When HIV Arrived in the U.S.

When healthy young gay men began dying of a rash of rare diseases in 1981, it sparked a panic that soon spread beyond the gay community. The underlying cause would soon be identified as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, and the AIDS crisis was underway. While 1981 marked the first time that AIDS entered the national consciousness, it had been circulating beneath the radar for some time. By the time it was "discovered," thousands of people had likely already been infected, creating a pan

Everything Microsoft Announced at Its Windows 10 Event Today That Actually Matters

Today, Microsoft announced the new Surface Studio all-in-one desktop, an upgraded Surface Book, and another Windows 10 update coming this Spring. Here are all the important details you need to know.


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