Are your food photos bland? Liza Gershman explains how to add some sizzle

Food has become such a popular subject for casual photographers that it has contributed a lot of noise online. Food photographer Liza Gershman shows us how to make standout grub shots.
Cool Tech

Lovely day for a landing: ISS astronaut trio return to Earth

Following a 186-day stay aboard the International Space Station, three astronauts returned safety to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M capsule on Saturday, with NASA photographer Bill Ingalls capturing some stunning shots of their return.

Be the designer: Create your own Orlebar Brown swim trunks with Instagram

Orlebar Brown's updated app, #SnapShorts, will let users create their own swim trunks using their Instagram pictures — for a price.

25 awesome laptop bags for every owner, from students to globetrotters

Choosing the right laptop bag is no easy feat. No one likes to second guess themselves. Here are some of the best laptop bags on the market — from backpacks to sleeves — so you can get it right the first time around.

Best security cams for your home

Are you looking for security cameras that are smart enough to protect your home when you're away? These nine cameras have all the features you might need, including night vision, two-way audio, and ultra-HD streaming.

Soviet-era Jupiter 21M lens yields sharp telephoto results on the cheap

A Russian-made lens from the Soviet-era, the 200mm Jupiter 21M was built for a different age but remains remarkably capable on modern digital cameras. It also happens to be incredibly cheap, so long as you can still find one.

Apple and Microsoft put the kibosh on a proposed rifle emoji

A joint opposition by Apple and Microsoft to a proposed rifle emoji means your phone won't be getting one anytime soon. The effort was spearheaded by Apple at a recent Unicode Consortium meeting.

How to selectively reduce noise in photographs using Photoshop

If you've ever cranked the ISO up on your camera, you've probably experienced the visual artifact known as noise. Here's one of the best ways you can get rid of it using Photoshop's built-in layer styles and blending modes.

Light to ship L16 computational camera this summer

Light recently announced it has secured a distribution center for the L16, a revolutionary computational camera. The company aims to ship pre-ordered cameras this summer, but isn't taking new orders.

Incredible POV video shows how skilled this drone pilot is

You wouldn't know flying a drone is difficult by watching Steele Davis at work. Using his modded-out drone, he shows off his ability to capture incredible footage of RC planes in flight during the world's largest RC gathering.

10 point-and-shoot cameras that make your smartphone look sad

Smartphones may be today's cameras of choice, but don't count the point-and-shoot out quite yet. The newest point-and-shoot cameras offer large sensors, tough bodies, and long lenses –- something no smartphone can touch. Here are our…