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Improve Your Shots Using Optical Filters
Mike Bedford looks at the benefits of photographic filters and how to emulate them – but some effects can only be achieved optically.
Create efficient backups
Backups aren’t just a safety net for Trekkies such as Shashank Sharma, but a way of life. But they can take up quite a lot of space if not done right…
Build your own custom Ubuntu distro
Why settle for what the existing distributions have to offer? Michael Reed looks at Cubic, a tool for creating your own custom respin based on Ubuntu.
Controlling the Pi's GPIO with Scratch
Les Pounder shows how we can use Scratch with simple electronics.
American Truck Simulator
Management is firm: no new pay rises. So they’re terrified that Andy Kelly is planning to retrain as a highly paid truck driver.
Old rivalries have been forgotten and ancient boundaries blurred. Jonni Bidwell investigates this new Redmond-Penguin harmony.
Network-share files quickly and easily
Nick Peers reveals how to share files over your local network without getting bogged down in networking protocols.
Asus Tinker Board 2S
This is the little board that couldn’t, says a disappointed Les Pounder as he tries a board that’s definitely no Raspberry Pi.
Pinhole photography with the HQ Camera
Interchangeable lenses enable us to experiment with that historical curiosity, the pinhole camera, Mike Bedford shows you how.
Linux Mint 20.2
Jonni Bidwell is running low on mint metaphors and time, but the promise of some budget mojito mix expedited this review.
THE RIGHT MEDICINE
When covid treatments are politicized, science loses.
SWEET AND LOWDOWN
The hidden suffering behind America’s sugar habit
HEALING REQUIRES TRUTH
A modern civil rights project seeks to reexamine hundreds of Jim Crow–era murders, and help families move forward.
New immigrant students had the most to gain at Virginia’s Justice High—and the most to lose once the pandemic hit.
FIELD OF TREES
The case for bringing foliage back to the Corn Belt
In Virginia, right-wingers who face down anti-racist demonstrators with AR-15s have earned an official stamp of approval.
Photographer Matt Black’s epic work of “critical cartography”
Forests have always migrated to survive. But now they need our help to outrun climate catastrophe.
The WHISKEY COCKTAIL Revival
From classic Old Fashioneds to more elaborate concoctions, here’s how to drink whiskey now
WHO YOU GONNA CALL?
After Oakland cops drew guns on an accident survivor, a new kind of emergency responder rushed to the scene.