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The Leica Q is a compact and stylish full-frame camera

Leica's been relatively quiet since Photokina 2014, where it revealed a full set of cameras for every different budget and taste. Today, though, the German manufacturer is stepping out of the shadows and introducing the Leica Q, a beautiful small camera with some powerful attributes. It features a …

Chrome update will stop Flash from killing your battery

An upcoming improvement to Google’s web browser will empower it to “intelligently pause content” that isn’t crucial to the page, therefore saving your laptop battery a whole lot of grief.<p>Google announced the Chrome update, which is currently available on its Beta channel, on its company blog …

Google

Locus Pocus can track all your Bluetooth devices — and other people’s, too

That Bluetooth tracker you bought last year is pretty nifty. Misplaced your keys at home? Just ping them! Forgot where you stored that emergency flashlight (don’t laugh, that totally happens)? Let your phone guide you to it. Your dog pulled a fast one and is now running around the neighborhood? …

Outsourcing

Tech startups are using a San Francisco shopping mall to sell their online products in the real world

Business Insider attended the grand opening of Bespoke, a new co-working, events and demo space that's on the fourth floor of a mall that gets 20 million visitors a year.<p>While it may be in a retail center, it looks nothing like the stores surrounding it. What store has a bocce court and nap nooks?

The robots are here — and you should be worried

It’s no surprise that technology is getting better, faster, smarter. But is it at the expense of its makers?<p>Anxiety has been building around the Second Machine Age and its implications for our economic future, and it may have reached a tipping point.<p>Just last week, Silicon Valley venture …

The Future

HidrateMe Is A Connected Water Bottle That Will Glow When You Need To Take A Sip

HidrateMe aims to help you fill up on your H20 with a sensor that monitors your intake and syncs that information up with an app on your smartphone. Should you need more water than you are ingesting, the bottle will glow.<p>The bottle is also doing exceptionally well on Kickstarter right now. The …

Valve starts handing out HTC's VR headset to developers

If you're one of the fortunate few software developers to have scored HTC's Vive virtual reality headset, you'll want to keep an eye out for a delivery truck in the near future. Valve has confirmed that it's shipping the Vive Developer Edition to a "wide range" of teams, ranging from indie game …

MyAlbum lets you create visual stories packed with data

Storytelling is an art — and if the growing number of apps dedicated to it is any indication — many people harbor artistic aspirations.<p>That’s the impetus behind MyAlbum, a new Web app that helps people create visual stories with their photos and videos. MyAlbums aren’t just any old photos lined up …

Apps

Google begins reporting robocar wrecks

Following demands from consumer-advocacy groups for more transparency, the tech giant launches a website devoted to its self-driving cars and will begin publishing monthly reports that include accident info.<p>Google has launched a website devoted to its robocars that, among other things, reports …

Roads

25 Moments That Changed America

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World’s first telescopic contact lens with 2.8x optical zoom. Built-in camera next?

Photo: Niek Beck<p>July 3, 2013 /Photography News/ A new telescopic contact lens, developed by researchers from the University of California, San Diego …

How to Shoot the “Holy Grail” of Timelapse Photography: Day-to-Night Sequences

There may be a lot to consider in setting up a day-to-night or night-to-day time lapse, but photographer Preston Kanak assures us that they aren’t as …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

Spectacular Images of the Antarctic

Renowned Italian photographer Enzo Barracco is celebrated primarily for his work in the fashion industry. Last year, he broke from that mold, packed …

Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier

Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.<p>austin hsieh/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> "Among humankind's most valuable assets" is self-control, according to Wilhelm Hofmann and his team of researchers at the University of Chicago. They define it …