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New Pentax 645D medium format camera: pictures and some rumors

The upcoming Pentax 645D medium format camera is rumored to have the same 50MP Sony made CMOS sensor found in the recently announced Hasselblad …

The New Pentax 645D Medium Format Is Coming!

As far as digital products from Pentax go, the 645D Medium Format has always been the king of the hill for the company. Fans of Pentax, such as …

Cameras

How Heroin Kills: What Might Have Happened to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Everything about the drug—and your brain's reaction to it—conspires to do you in.<p>When people hear the phrase "accidental drug overdose," they naturally assume that someone mistakenly snorted, shot up, or swallowed too much. But a heroin overdose, such as the one likely suffered by the actor Philip …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not

King Tut's chariot crashed and later his mummy burned, says an upcoming TV show.<p><b>King Tutankhamun was just a teenager when he died. For an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, presumably well fed and fiercely protected, this was a premature demise.</b><p>It was also momentous, for his death meant the beginning of the …

Ancient History

Oregon-Stanford, Oklahoma-Baylor, and college football's biggest Thursday ever?

Biggest regular season Thursday night, at least? Getting a top-10 battle on Thursday night is pretty unique and exciting. Getting two top-10 battles in the same Thursday night (Oklahoma-Baylor, 7:30 p.m. ET, FS1; Oregon-Stanford, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN) is ridiculous. And fun.<p>Generally speaking, Thursday …

Blasts near Communist Party building kill 1 in China

BEIJING — A series of small explosions killed one person and injured several others in front of a major Communist Party building in the north-central Chinese city of Taiyuan Wednesday morning.<p>They bombing comes nine days after a suicide attack with a car near Tiananmen Square in Beijing. There was …

Nikon Df

The much rumored and highly anticipated news from Nikon is now official: The D<i>f</i>—an advanced-level D-SLR blending a classic, vintage-inspired design with the performance of a modern FX-format camera—has just been unveiled. For longtime Nikon users such as ourselves, the introduction is welcomed with …

Cameras

Identical Twins' Faces Reveal the Aging Effects of Smoking

Researchers from the Department of Plastic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio conducted a study (<i>Facial Changes Caused by Smoking: A Comparison between Smoking and Nonsmoking Identical Twins</i>) that analyzes the physical differences between identical twins, one of whom has smoked …

Cigars

Plane carrying Todd Graham drops

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State coach Todd Graham appeared to still be a bit shaken after a plane he was riding in with his son during a recruiting …

Airplanes

Lost Nazi art: Unknown Chagall among paintings in Munich flat

Art experts in Germany have identified previously-unknown paintings by Chagall, Matisse and Canaletto among the 1,406 works found in the flat of an elderly recluse<p>A treasure trove of art including previously unknown works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Gustave Courbet, Otto Dix, Frank Marc and …

Art

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

Aperture

Shooting with RAW Settings in Photography

Many cameras now offer the option to save captured photos in the RAW file format. RAW capture brings with it an extra processing step. This step …

Tips for Holding a Camera

Depending on the type of camera you have, there are some basic techniques required to ensure that you have a stable platform on which to start taking …

Amazing

An Open Letter to the Person Who Stole My Camera…

Dear clever person who stole my camera from the Barcelona train station — yes, you are oh so clever. I must say, I read about your ilk in all the …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Updated: Nov. 5, 2017<p>Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is …

Birmingham airport 'all clear' after written bomb threat prompts evacuation - U.S. News

A view outside the Birmingham Airport in Alabama on Sunday, Nov. 3.<p>By Jay Blackman and Daniel Arkin, NBC News<p>Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is all clear after the discovery of a written bomb threat prompted an evacuation Sunday afternoon.<p>The airport announced the “all clear” just …

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