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Fujifilm GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR medium format lens announced

The longest telephoto lens in Fujifilm's medium format lineup has arrived with the introduction of the company's GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR.<p>The lens has …

Cameras

KYOTO ON A BUDGET 2018: Travel Guide & Itinerary

It was mid-summer when I set foot in Kyoto for the first time. The deciduous forest of the Arashiyama district was very lush and green, awfully …

Japan

8 Charming Italian Towns That Should Be on Your Radar for Summer 2018

You’ve decided to visit Italy this summer. Fantastico! (Hey, it’s never too soon to start learning the language.) Few countries compare to the beauty and charisma of this boot-shaped nation with its rocky coastal towns, rolling hills, sprawling vineyards, and charming villages.<p>Now comes the hard …

Italy

Anthony Bourdain's Top 5 Things To Do in His Favorite City

'I'm endlessly fascinated.'<p>It’s no secret, Tokyo is one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite cities. “I’m endlessly fascinated,” he says. “I’ve been many …

Japan

Fstoppers Reviews the Fujifilm X-H1 High-End Mirrorless Camera

Fujifilm has once again revolutionized the X-series with its latest release, the Fujifilm X-H1. Since its humble beginnings with the original X100 …

Cameras

China’s New Frontiers in Dystopian Tech

Facial-recognition technologies are proliferating, from airports to bathrooms.<p>Dystopia starts with 23.6 inches of toilet paper. That’s how much the dispensers at the entrance of the public restrooms at Beijing’s Temple of Heaven dole out in a program involving facial-recognition scanners—part of …

Machine Learning

Tokyo’s top onsen

Living in one of the most volcanically active countries in the world can have its perks, not least the abundance of natural hot springs or onsen. …

This London bench absorbs as much pollution as 275 trees

London has got a new ally in the fight against its air pollution crisis: hedge 2.0.<p>The CityTree is a strange mix of bench and hedge, but is very …

Pollution

GrayKey iPhone unlocker poses serious security concerns

Ever since the case of the San Bernadino shooter pitted Apple against the FBI over the unlocking of an iPhone, opinions have been split on providing …

Plastic: WHO launches health review

<b>The World Health Organization is to launch a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water.</b><p>It will assess the latest research into the spread and impact of so-called microplastics - particles that are small enough to be ingested.<p>It comes after journalism organisation Orb Media found …

Pollution

An Advanced Guide to Removing Objects Using Photoshop

One of the most fundamental Photoshop skills you can have is the ability to remove and replace objects in an image. And while Photoshop has some …

New South Wales

35 Best Grey Paints According To Top Interior Designers

From calming pale colors to edgier dark tones, top talent keeps coming back to these sleek shades.<p>Grey is the cooler, chicer cousin of white that we can't stop lusting after. The neutral color can create a calming, elegant or even electrifying effect, making it the perfect option for any decor and …

Home Decorating

Massimo Bottura Has a Secret Ingredient for the Perfect Pesto

Pine nuts are freaking expensive, anyway.<p>Massimo Bottura has been fixated on ugly bananas lately.<p>“I always look at the ugly banana over there,” he says one day in November, pointing to a misshapen, browning banana decaying in the corner of the MUNCHIES Test Kitchen. “It’s more interesting. It’s …

Italy

The 50 best computer science schools in the world

A computer-science degree from one of the world's top higher education institutions can help graduates land their dreams job at companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, or Amazon.<p>But if your goal is to impress prospective employers, which university should you shoot for? Using the QS …

Online Education

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

You Can Score This Seiko Diver for 25% off Right Now

<i>Update: Amazon has raised the price from $284 to $393. This post has been updated to reflect this.</i><p>Many watch enthusiasts cut their teeth on …

Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2 R Review

This is an in-depth review of the Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens made for Fuji’s line of X-Series cameras. This short telephoto lens (85mm full-frame …

Cameras

The best hotels in Venice from luxury to budget

<b>(CNN) —</b> You're spoiled for choice when it comes to hotels in Venice, Italy . The city has so many of them that in 2017, authorities mooted a ban on opening any more within the center of town.<p>But not all Venice hotels are created equal -- especially since the traditional (read: outré) Venetian style …

Italy

24 Delicious Hours in Rome

I think we can all safely agree that Rome is one of the great food cities in the world. But, let's say that you've got limited time in the Eternal …

The Audiophiliac picks the best receivers and amplifiers

Rotel RA-1592 integrated amplifier

Audiophile

Twelve authentic spots to eat and drink on a budget in Venice

The Venice Carnival is the biggest event in the lagoon city's calendar, and it kicked off this weekend. It gets crowded, and Venice can be expensive …

Italy

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike<p>Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent …

Hiking

Fstoppers Reviews the Fujifilm XF 80mm Macro Lens

Fujifilm continues to wow us with each new lens, and their latest release, the $1,199 XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lens, is no exception. I’ve …

FUJIFILM

6 of the Most Luxurious Ryokans in Japan

If you feel like you need to disconnect and recalibrate—and have a few days to do it—then look into booking a couple of nights at a Japanese <i>ryokan</i>. These traditional inns date back to the 8th century A.D., and many of the earliest ones were located along the Tokaido route, which connected …

Could this robot snuggle buddy revolutionize your shut-eye routine?

Spooning a robot while dozing to sleep may sound like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, but there’s one in particular that could actually …

Sleep

Crustless Spinach Quiche

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 375°. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the shallots and garlic and cook over moderate heat until …

Breakfast

UVify's Oori is a 60MPH micro-drone that leaves others in the dust

At last year's CES, drone newcomer UVify made a splash with its speedy Draco racing quad, so much so that we gave it the Best Drone award in the official Best of CES awards. This year, the team is back with a new quadcopter called Oori, and it promises to be just as much fun.<p>Like Draco before it, …

Drones

The Best Fujifilm Lenses of 2018; Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4 R

The 2011 release of the X-Pro1 marked the birth of a new lens system—in prior years, Fuji SLRs had used Nikon lenses. Launching with just three …

Cameras

Review: Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 (X Mount)

When Fujifilm first unveiled their 56mm f1.2, lots of folks were excited about what would be coming to the system. When we first heard about it, we …