3 Ways to Chill Your Super Bowl Beer FAST (2 UPDATES)

It's game time. You're hosting, which makes you the quarterback of the party. Your friend blitzes you with a six-pack of warm beer. Don't let this blitz get in the way of getting blitzed. Here are two tried and true fast beer-cooling techniques... and one harebrained scheme. » 2/03/12 7:00pm 2/03/12 7:00pm

HDR Photography Explained: Learn the Secrets of the Masters

You've probably seen a few of those seemingly-impossible high dynamic range (HDR) photos. They reveal magnificent details by combining a series of differently-exposed pictures of exactly the same subject, using image editing applications such as Adobe Photoshop CS2 to bring out the highlights, midtones and shadows. » 3/02/07 9:26am 3/02/07 9:26am

Video Shooting Secrets of the Pros

Ever on the lookout to make our lives better, our street-wise Lifehacker in-laws point us to an article from CNet teaching us how to shoot video like the pros. Beyond that old admonition to use a tripod, the CNetters tell us about lighting, color balance and sound, adding color to a shot, and then they even show us… » 7/05/06 11:44am 7/05/06 11:44am