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How to use Photoshop to turn a photo into a realistic painting

Create a digital painting, complete with canvas texture.

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Netflix moved cord cutting forward; it's also holding it back

Netflix's vast video library makes it easy to cut the cord, but you can't see what's available unless you use its native app.

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Opinion: How the H-1B visa affects American workers

Computerworld national correspondent Patrick Thibodeau has covered the controversial H-1B guest-worker visa for many years. It's a complicated topic, but to understand it, you need to know just one thing: its effect on American IT workers.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 iris scanner review

CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone and its new biometric iris scanner.

Audi tells you when to put the pedal to the metal with stoplight info

Audi is equipping some of its new model cars with traffic technology information to tell drivers how long it will take for the light to change from red to green.

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The Week in Mac Apps: A new update for Calcbot, Tapbots' calculator and unit conversion app

It's back-to-school time, and this week's roundup of new Mac apps brings you a serving of calculators, great ways to create your own library, and a fun way to learn more about Linux.

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33% off Hibermate Sleep Mask with Integrated Headphones - Deal Alert

This comfortable and durable sleep mask has integrated speakers, allowing you to drift to sleep in complete darkness while listening to relaxing music or sounds.

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Apple is producing a documentary about Drake, Lil' Wayne, and Nicki Minaj

Apple Music will take us behind the scenes at Cash Money Records, the super-successful hip-hop label.

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Podcast 521: iPhone 7 rumor-palooza

Glenn and Susie chat about the next iPhone, and the brand-new rumor of a third size for the iPad Pro.

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19% off Goal Zero Yeti 400 Electric Power Generator with Solar Charging - Deal Alert

Quiet, portable power for base camps, cabins and unexpected outages. The Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator allows you to live life off the grid, camp in luxury, or power through an outage without the noise and fumes of traditional back-up generators.

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How to use dictation on your Mac

Instead of pointing, clicking, and typing, you can use your voice for input on your Mac.

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76% off Phaiser BHS-730 Bluetooth Sweatproof Sport Earbuds, Magnetic - Deal Alert

8mm Speakers combined with Bluetooth 4.1 create super accurate HD sound with powerful bass. The bullet-shaped Comply T-400 M memory foam tips provide Total Isolation from external noise.

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53% off J5 Tactical V1-Pro Ultra Bright 3 Mode Flashlight - Deal Alert

This flashlight is tough as nails and produces an intense beam of light up to 600 feet. Runs for hours on a single AA battery. Currently discounted 53% on Amazon.

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Intel praises killer USB-C audio features in war against traditional headphone jacks

Ditching analog headphones for USB-C audio opens up a world of new features, Intel says.

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Apple steps up environmental efforts in China

The company's assembly sites are keeping waste out of landfills, and its suppliers are moving toward renewable energy.

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$39 for 54 Hours of Training with the Linux Essentials Bundle - Deal Alert

These 5 courses will take you from newbie to Linux pro. Complete with two classes designed for Linux beginners, the Linux Essentials Bundle is the first step to a system administrator career, or to making a lateral move to your IT department.

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Kensington SD1500 USB-C Mobile Dock review: Great for the traveling MacBook presenter

A new MacBook dock can handle a 4K display, VGA, and Ethernet, but lacks passthrough power.

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The 5 stages of grief for a headphone-jack-free iPhone

It looks like the next iPhone really won't have a headphone jack, and Jason Snell has feelings.