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A Demo of Canon’s 250MP Sensor and Its ‘Turbulence Removal’ Feature

At Canon EXPO Paris 2015 last week, in addition to showing off its prototype ultra-sensitive CMOS sensor, Canon was also showing off the power of the …

Google Nexus 5X: The purest expression of Android hardware and software

Google sells Nexus phones with the intention of providing a blueprint for other phone makers to follow. As such, they function more like prototypes, …

More Megapixels, More Problems

Dear friend,<p>It is 7:20am in New Orleans, and I just downed a “Miss Tracy’s Addiction” (Double espresso, Cayenne pepper, Thai coconut milk) at …

Uber Takes On Postmates With UberRUSH, An On-Demand Delivery Service

We first told you about the soft launch of UberRUSH in the New York City area in April. Uber has now launched a pilot version of its merchant delivery service today in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago.<p>UberRUSH began experimenting with a way to help shoppers get same-day delivery of local …

A futuristic razor that shaves hair with a laser has raised nearly $4 million on Kickstarter

But two Swedes think they have a solution: A razor that shaves hair with a laser, not a blade. They call it the Skarp Razor.<p>The project went nuts on Kickstarter but has now been kicked off the crowdfunding site over concerns that it didn't have a working prototype.<p>As we previously reported, in its …

Crowd Funding

This is the Kit You'll Need for Low Light Photography

We photographers love a bit of low light photography. Whether it be a bright, neon lit cityscape or a subtle dusk landscape, low light can convey a …

Landscape Photography

'Share a Coke with Obesity' campaign trolls Coke into creating an undermining label

Coca-Cola may consider its long-running "Share a Coke" campaign a slump-busting success, but the customizable labels also give easy ammo to the …

Apple should have been awarded injunction against Samsung, court says

Court of appeals states lower court abused its right of discretion in blocking Apple from stopping Samsung sales of smartphones in the US<p>Apple should have been awarded an injunction against Samsung in their long-running smartphone patent war, the US court of appeals ruled on Thursday.<p>The court of …

Judiciary

GoPro camera launched, lost in 2013 returns to reveal Grand Canyon from space

It took five friends a couple months of planning to record the perfect GoPro shot. It took two years to get the footage back.<p>Members of the group recounted the amazing journey that took a GoPro camera from the terrain of Tuba City, Ariz., to the edge of space and back in posts on YouTube and …

Grand Canyon

Sphero BB-8 Android app updated with voice command capabilities

Did you get yourself a nifty Sphero BB-8 Star Wars droid? The app-controlled spherical robot is about the coolest tech toy we have seen hit the market in a long time. And using your phone to move the android around is only the basic feature; this thing is smarter than one would imagine. One of its …

Android News

10 Super Mario fan theories that will make your mustache curl

One rule about pop culture: If it exists, there's probably a fan theory about it.<p><i>Super Mario Bros.</i> is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Sept. 13, …

Jony Ive soundboard ‘personally offended’ Apple’s design guru

With his soothing British accent, love of flowery design terms, and immediately recognizable pronunciation of “aluminium,” few people in tech are as widely parodied as Jony Ive.<p>Impressions of Ive have become a tech industry trope in their own right, but last week an Ive-centric joke debuted online, …

Tech Industry

HiddenHUB speaker scans the room to produce the best sound

It takes a unique set of features and an interesting design for a portable speaker to turn heads these days and Hidden's newest offering is definitely intriguing. The company's HiddenRadio series was its latest release, providing pop-up pills of 360-degree sound and capacitive touch controls. This …

The Sony a7S II is a Low-Light Monster with a Max ISO of 409,600 and Internal 4K

Sony today unveiled the new a7S II, a full-frame mirrorless camera that’s designed for amazing low light performance: its ISO range is 100-102400, …

Ricoh Theta S: A New 360° Spherical Camera With Live Streaming

Ricoh has announced the new Theta S, the latest in the company’s lineup of 360-degree cameras. The Theta S features two 12 MP sensors that …

Drone Pilot Accused of Being a Pedophile, Handles it Like a Pro

Jonathan Hair is a drone pilot and aerial photographer from Detroit, Michigan, who recently ran into a confrontation while flying his drone at a …

How Many Images Should I Take for HDR?

One of the most common question about HDR photography seems to be how many images should I take? This has an easy answer and the answer is <b>It …

Canon Unveils the 35mm f/1.4L II, the First Lens with Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics

As expected, Canon today announced its new EF 35mm f/1.4L II prime lens. On APS-C sensors, the lens is the equivalent of a 56mm. It’s the world’s …

ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition with 256 GB of storage launching in Brazil

True data warriors may not be happy with those 128 GB of internal storage the ASUS ZenFone 2 currently caps out at. If you are struggling to keep all those movies, documents and music, the Taiwanese manufacturer may have something for you!<p>ASUS has just announced a new version of its ZenFone 2, …

Mobile Technology

Families Not Surprised U.S. Men Stopped Train Attacker

The two American servicemen and their friend who thwarted a gunman on a train from Amsterdam to Paris were acting completely in line with their characters when they jumped into action to defend themselves and those around them, family members said.<p>Airman First Class Spencer Stone and Oregon …

National Guard

Samsung will take its legal fight with Apple to the Supreme Court

It's been three years since Samsung lost its multimillion-dollar patent battle against Apple, but the South Korean company is still trying to forestall the judgement. After the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Samsung's plea to reconsider a ruling upholding the case's damages, the …

Android lock patterns as predictable as common passwords

Know how a lot of people tend to use passwords such as "123456" or, well, "password?" Well, turns out Android lock patterns (ALPs) are just as predictable. Norwegian University of Science and Technology graduate Marte Løge analyzed 4,000 patterns for her master's thesis and found that 77 percent of …

Intel’s Skylake generation begins with a pair of powerful processors

The first two chips from Intel's sixth-gen Core family are designed for overclocking and available today<p>The old Wintel duo is back in sync this month, as Microsoft's launch of Windows 10 has been quickly followed up by the release of two new processors from Intel. The Core i7-6700K and Core …

Windows 10

Epson is about to kill the most annoying thing about printers

The end of printer-related frustration might be drawing near.<p>Epson, the purveyor of printers and ink, is getting ready to launch a game-changing …

A charging cable that backs up your phone -- onto itself

In a mashup that seems a long time coming, the MemoriesCable brings together a USB drive with a Lightning sync and charging cable.<p>The cable, part of a just-released Indiegogo campaign, is available either in USB 2.0 or 3.0 versions and comes with a variety of storage options, from 16GB to 128GB.<p>The …

Google Drive

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Modern Architecture

Simple DIY Transforms Any Smartphone into a 3D Hologram Projector

If you have an old CD case, a smartphone, and a little time, you can make a 3D hologram projector. YouTuber Mrwhosetheboss demonstrates just how this is done in a short tutorial, and it's as easy as building a simple, four-sided bowl and placing it on top of your phone. With the right video, a tiny …

Holograms

Intel targets gamers with sixth-gen 'Skylake' CPU launch

With mobile annihilating the mainstream PC industry, Intel knows gaming is buttering its bread. The chip giant launched its sixth-generation "Skylake" desktop processors today with two enthusiast quad-core models: the Core i7-6700K and i5-6600K. The 14-nanometer chips are unlocked for maximum …

How to Officially Register Your Photographs with the US Copyright Office

When your finger presses down on a camera’s shutter button and captures a photograph, that photo is instantly copyrighted with you as the rightful …