Julie O'Brien

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Best Apps Of The Week for Android (05/04/2015 - 05/10/2015)

As every week, we have a bit for everyone. We've had the chance to review various interesting Android apps: puzzles, professional tools, dating apps. …

CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer

The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by comparison. The Kickstarter campaign has already blown way past its $50,000 goal. In fact, at the time of this writing its approaching $500,000. Like the Pi, …

SpaceX Tests 'Revolutionary' Dragon Launch Escape System to Save Astronauts

SpaceX launched a major test today of the innovative rocket escape system for its manned Dragon spaceships, a critical system designed to save …

Space Exploration

How to Read a Photograph's Histogram

What that chart of colors really means<p>You've probably seen this x-y graph on your camera or some photo editing software. It shows the data of your photo's color range. It's not as intimidating as it looks. Here's how to master it.<p><b>The vertical axis</b> shows the number of pixels at each light level. (A …

AC editors' apps of the week: Feed Me, TypeDrawing, Word Academy and more

Our weekly app picks<p>It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to …

Apps

How Apollo 13's Dangerous Survival Mission Worked (Infographic)

On April 11, 1970, NASA launched the Apollo 13 mission to send three astronauts to the moon and mark the third manned lunar landing. The mission …

Space Science

Tesla's batteries could be bigger business than electric cars – Elon Musk

Tesla CEO says demand for energy storage systems has been overwhelming, after 38,000 Powerwall units ordered since product was announced<p>Tesla’s new energy storage systems could become a bigger business for the company than selling cars, Elon Musk has said.<p>The company has taken 38,000 orders for its …

Tesla

The Art and Science of Bokeh: 3 Simple Ideas to Create Better Background Blur

Both bokeh and blur are terms that are used interchangeably in photography. Bokeh comes from the way the lens pulls in the points of light that are …

A Medium Format Shooter’s Photographic Process

Photographer Andrew Jamieson was recently asked to give a presentation at work on his medium format film photography process. Instead of sharing a …

Tips for Taking Better Still Life Photos

Still life photographs don’t require photographers to travel to exotic places — not even to venture outside the comfort of their homes. In fact, not …

Landscape Photography