Vignetting is everywhere in photography, whether you like it or not, with many potential causes. This article goes over the different types of vignetting, from those inherent in camera design to those triggered, intentionally or not, by the photographer.
Vignetting can be either a curse or a blessing to photographers, but either way, it’s inevitable. This article describes the causes of one type of vignetting that you can’t avoid, pixel vignetting, and why there isn’t much you can do about it.
Who doesn’t want their batteries to last just a little bit longer? This article outlines some basic ways to tweak your laptop CPU to help save power.
As SSDs become more and more commonplace, knowing how to format and reformat them becomes increasingly important. This article discusses formatting SSDs in the context of the Windows 7 OS.
Whether your interests lay in creating picture-perfect digital photos for print, or in simply receiving the most beautiful image in your media experience, monitor calibration is essential for perfect color. This article outlines how to calibrate a monitor in Linux.
There are a lot of terms thrown around casually in technology discussions, and knowing their exact definition can sometimes be tricky, especially with something as fundamental as computer servers. This article explains what a server computer is, what it does, and what parts they consist of.
What is a file server? This is a very basic concept in computer infrastructure technology, yet one that many people get confused about. This article explains what a file server is and what one is used for.
GPS technology is an old one—decades old, in fact, and it’s starting to deteriorate. Huge changes are about to sweep GPS, including new signals, new satellites, and higher powered signals. This article discusses the program of GPS modernization, or GPS III, and what it will do for GPS systems.
In the search for more faster, more accurate GPS units, new technologies are constantly being developed. One such technology is the high sensitivity GPS. But what is it, how does it work, and how is it being applied? This article explains.
Open source has been a bit of a buzzword lately, and with good reason: open source ideals are infecting everything from its traditional software base to hardware specifications to even textbooks. This article examines some recent open source textbook projects.
GPS technology has proven to be an invaluable tool for helping people get around, but it becomes vastly more effective when combined with other systems. This article describes what hybrid positioning systems consist of, and what other systems may be used for positioning.
With open source rapidly gaining in popularity, it’s important to distinguish between it and various other, similar terms that often get thrown around, particularly freeware. This article goes through and explains the definitions of these and other terms that have entered technology jargon.
When we think of war, we tend to think of the guns, missiles, and all that jazz, and not so much of the logistics that underpin it. GPS technology has become a powerful tool of the military, and one crucial front involves fighting attempts to undermine the technology through signal jamming.
There is precious little more frustrating than a degraded GPS signal, especially when it comes to the seemingly simple task of navigation. But what causes GPS signal degradation, and how can you avoid it? This article examines some causes, from the man-made to the all-natural.
French, popularly known as the “language of love”, has a long tradition of poets creating beautiful love poems. However, delving into the poetry of a foreign language is often an intimidating prospect. This article outlines some basic ways to learn and teach love poems.
When you first begin photography, you use only the light you find readily available around you. The tendency of photographers is then to acquire progressively more elaborate equipment to alter this lighting, or even to create entirely artificially lit scenes. But is this necessarily the right path?