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What Can Free Online Courses Do For You?

Let's start with Khan Academy. The goal of Khan Academy is to create set of online tools that help educate students. Short lessons in videos and supplementary practice exercises are all free. No contracts or ads. Many of the lessons are intended for students, but for...

Wildlife Cameras Record Surprising Visitors

Wildlife Cameras also known as Trail Cameras can open a fascinating world of rarely seen wildlife. Is someone raiding the lettuce in your garden? Catch them with a wildlife camera. Even if you don't live in the country, suburban areas attract surprising amounts of...

VHS Resurgence

The VHS format is obsolete. Nevertheless, there are vast libraries of films and TV shows on VHS that are unavailable elsewhere. There is a big nostalgia factor even though the last VCR was manufactured in 2006. There is also a surprising market for prerecorded VHS...

Feel Good TV Stories

"Alex Trebek's wardrobe donated to help Americans in need" "Louisiana sanitation workers help police find missing girl" "Amanda Gorman recites powerful original poem at Super Bowl LV" These are just a few of the "Uplift Stories" from CBS news. The TV networks use...

Connect Laptop To TV

Connect Laptop To TV

There are a lot of times you might want to see your laptop on your living room TV, a Vimeo video, a Zoom meeting, a game, an unusual video file or website. You may have everything you need to connect laptop to TV. Wireless Options A Chromecast device (Mac and PC about...

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Look closely at the spelling on the flags in this picture. The business owner at first wanted to remove the flag, but then realized that it was bringing in more local residents who wanted to advise her of the mistake and then stayed for bite to eat. The point is that...

Sony ZV-1 – Simply Amazing!

Sony ZV-1 – Simply Amazing!

The Sony ZV1 is a 20.1 megapixel compact camera with fixed 24 to 70 mm f1.8 to f2.8 Zeiss lens with built in ND filter with a slide flip out screen, built in directional mic with windscreen, shoots up to 4K 30 fps, 1080p 120 fps, 100 megabits per second up to 960 fps,...

Easy Bokeh Backgrounds

Easy Bokeh Backgrounds

Bokeh circles are formed from points of light. These circles are often lights in teh distance. By using a shallow depth-of-field or wide aperture of yuor lens, the points of light become circles. A long lens increases this effect. The final factor is focus distance....

Make Your Car a Moving Billboard

Make Your Car a Moving Billboard

Moving Billboard I have been thinking about using my car as a moving billboard. I've seen lots of car wraps, but while most of them are colorful and eye-catching, I have not seen any that are effective sales messages. And they are expensive. A full wrap of an SUV can...