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The Ultimate Guide To Shooting Manual Video on Mobile | Moment

Tips<p>The Ultimate Guide To Shooting Manual Video on Mobile<p>July 17, 2018<p>Previous Post Next Post<p>Gorgeous mobile filmmaking is more than just swiping up …

Shutter Speed

Robot vacuums have cleaned up their act. Is it time to buy?

If you have always wanted your own personal R2-D2 of dust but couldn’t stomach the high price of early robotic vacuums, it’s time to take another look. Roomba, made by iRobot, was so dominant early on that it was fast becoming a generic term, sort of like “Hoover,” which is used as a verb in some …

Robotics

Animating SVG Files With SVGator

18 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>We’re pretty excited by tools such as SVGator, which really speed up the process when you’re making simple SVG …

Tutorials

Wemo Mini Smart Plug retroactively gains HomeKit via firmware update, no hub required

Belkin was remarkably late to the HomeKit scene with their Wemo line of smart home accessories, but the company finally remedied that in January with a dedicated $40 bridge. Now Belkin is going one step further and making its $35 Wemo Mini Smart Plug work with HomeKit without requiring a …

Home Automation

Empathy Mapping: A Guide to Getting Inside a User’s Head

<i>“Well, as a user, I wouldn’t do that.”<br>“Our users aren’t going to worry about that.”<br>“It’s my project. I know what users think.”</i>We’ve all heard …

UX Design

10 ways to beef up your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn has become the preeminent platform for professionals.What started as a simple networking and job search tool has blossomed into an essential …

Public Relations

What you need to know before building a HiFi system

The process of building a stereo can be overwhelming. Should you buy new gear or trawl the local stereo shop for vintage equipment? Do you need a subwoofer for music? Are high-end speaker cables really going to make a difference in sound? It's no wonder, then, that smart speakers have become so …

Audiophile

EV startups Alta, Energica, and Zero could reboot the motorcycle industry

Three e-mobility startups are accelerating into the U.S. motorcycle market.<p>Italy’s Energica and California based Alta Motors and Zero Motorcycles have revved up promotion, distribution, and sales.<p>You may see their machines zip by on American roads before the big two-wheel gas powered companies get …

Electric Vehicles

10 Simple Living Room Ideas That Will Transform Your Space in Minutes

The living room is arguably one of the most important spaces in your home. It's probably where your family gathers at night, where you wind down on a …

Home Decorating

Understanding Kelvin and light temperature

LIFX bulbs provide fantastic benefits, such as great energy savings and a long lifespan of up to 22 years*. However, one important benefit that is …

Home Automation

Best smart locks: secure your home with a modern smart lock

What if you could protect your home not just with a standard deadbolt lock, but a smart one?<p>Smart locks have come a long way in both technology and …

Home Automation

Ultimate Garage Door Opener, Ultra-Quiet, Modular, and Smart Phone Capable

Whenever I open or close my garage door, it sounds like a thousand suns colliding, and will surely startle awake anyone within a quarter-mile radius …

Home Automation

Here Are 10 Lightroom Tips You Really Should Know, According to Peter McKinnon

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging program. …

Tutorials

How do you decide between HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Alexa?

A decade ago, home automation was something that required you to hire a home integrationist during the building process. It was an expensive process, and you probably ended up with products you barely knew how to use. On top of that, if technology advanced in a few years, you’d have to hire that …

Home Automation

How to: Build a HomeKit or Alexa-powered smart home on a $200 budget

Whether you’re hearing about it in the context of more basic smartphone control, home security or voice assistants, a lot of perks come from being a smart home owner. But often times smart home tech can be expensive, especially to someone just looking to get started. So below you’ll find our top …

Home Automation

FLAC vs. MP3

If you spend enough time reading up on digital audio — and it probably doesn’t take that long — chances are near 100 percent that you’ll encounter …

Audiophile

Sonos launches AirPlay 2 support for latest speakers

Software update available today<p>Sonos is bringing AirPlay 2 support to its modern speakers today through a new software update. AirPlay 2 will work on the new Sonos Beam, Sonos One, Playbase, and second-generation Play:5 speakers, but if you have older speakers then you can group them with one of …

AirPlay

What I’ve learned from nearly three years of enterprise Wi-Fi at home

The ups and downs of software-defined networking—and having too many access points.<p><i>Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on</i> …

Wi-Fi

Early testimonial of iOS 12’s ‘Live Listen’ with AirPods shows just how useful it could be

With iOS 12, Apple is expanding its “Live Listen” feature to AirPods. This means users can have their iPhone act as a directional microphone, with audio being played back live to a pair of AirPods.<p>The feature could have incredible benefits for those with hearing problems, and one of the early …

iOS

10 cheap ways to make your home smarter

Smart Homes

Hands on: Create your own Siri commands with Shortcuts in iOS 12

Shortcuts is a hotly anticipated iOS 12 app that lets users create powerful macros built on the lattice of Workflow, the automation app Apple …

Apps

Review: The BenQ ScreenBar is a really neat Mac/monitor desk light that takes up no space

Many years ago, I used a desk striplight with a clamp. I clamped it to the back of my desk, then adjusted the angle arm so it was just above and in front of my monitor. That way, it lit the desk, didn’t cast any light onto my monitor, and effectively took up no space.<p>It took some time to find a …

Neat

Ring Alarm review: simple, cheap home security

Ring’s new home security system trades some flash for more value<p>Home security systems have been around for decades, providing a way to have your home monitored for intrusions and emergencies while you’re away or sleeping. But traditional home security systems have required professional …

Home Security

iPads can be a major pain the neck, researchers claim

Have you ever noticed a neck ache after using your iPad for a long period of time? If so, you’re not alone — and it’s become such a common complaint that it’s even led to the naming of an affliction, “iPad neck.”<p>In a newly published research paper on iPad neck, researchers from the University of …

Physiotherapy

Don't have enough power outlets? Here's what you can do

There are only two power outlets in my bedroom, and both are hidden behind furniture. That means I rely on power strips to plug in my phone charger, Kindle charger, laptop charger, alarm clock, lamps, TV, sewing machine, Chromecast and the list just keeps going.<p>If, like me, your outlets are at …

Samsung Galaxy X folding phone could cost twice as much as iPhone X

Apple and Samsung are both supposedly working on foldable phones. The Korean company will get its out first though, but hold onto your wallet, it’s going to be shockingly expensive.<p>An analyst predicts that this device, allegedly called the Galaxy X, will cost about 2M Korean won, or $1815. That’s …

Samsung Galaxy

US$139 KeyWe smart lock is how all locks should work from now on

Korean company KeyWe has launched what it's calling the "smartest lock ever" on Kickstarter. And with Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, a touchpad and an …

5 Stages in the Design Thinking Process

Design Thinking is a design methodology that provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It’s extremely useful in tackling complex …

Design

What Would U.S. Money Look Like, Given the Proper Attention of an Industrial Designer?

Bills so pretty you'd never spend them<p>Industrial designer Andrey Avgust hails from Belarus, a country whose currency I admit I've never seen. But …

Future Mac or iPad screens could be used as a smart mirror

Apple is considering the possibility of producing devices that have a screen with adjustable reflectiveness, one that could potentially switch …