Nick Mastro

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Backlighting Wildlife

Backlighting refers to the positioning of light behind your subject, such that your subject is located between you and the source of light. For the …

Landscape Photography

5 Record-breaking Rollercoasters Are Coming to Six Flags Next Year

Check out the crazy new coasters opening at Six Flags locations across the United States.<p>Thrill seekers have new, record-breaking attractions to look …

Six Flags

Here Is Everything Coming to Netflix in September

You might think the best thing about fall is the cooler weather or the pretty leaves on the trees. But you'd be wrong.<p>Because the best thing about …

Entertainment

Mazda, Toyota team up to develop electric, connected cars

After two years of negotiation, Toyota and Mazda officially announced Friday a partnership that will help both Japanese companies work toward the future of the automobile.<p>Perhaps the biggest part of the announcement is the establishment of a joint venture in the US for vehicle production. The two …

Mazda

Why Full-Frame is Overrated in Photography

HAPTIC EYE CAMERA by ANNETTE KIMFull-frame is overrated in photography. Why?1. Bokeh is overratedA lot of photographers, myself included, thought …

The Human Army Using Phones to Teach AI to Drive

As her fellow patients read dog-eared magazines or swipe through Instagram, Shari Forrest opens an app on her phone and gets busy training artificial …

The Nintendo Switch: How Apple Had a Gaming Giant on the Mat and Let Them Get Back Up- Part One

I finally managed to track down a Nintendo Switch in stock right before Prime Day, which is NOT as easy as you might think. You can find bundled “deals” at ThinkGeek/GameStop and other retailers, but finding a stock Switch alone for the regular price of $299 takes either luck or signing up for …

Retrogaming

Bezos Slips to Second Richest. What Lies Ahead for Amazon?

Although Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos was only the world's richest person for the short span of a day before being unseated by Bill Gates, there's no indication so far that his company is losing its dominance in the world of internet retailers.<p>Bezos, 53, is now estimated by Bloomberg to be …

The race to build the world’s first sex robot

The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no<p>In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory inSan Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her …

Robotics

Apple reportedly target of shakedown over iCloud accounts

A group of hackers is reportedly trying to put the squeeze on Apple over a large trove of credentials to iCloud and other Apple email accounts.<p>The hackers, who call themselves the "Turkish Crime Family," say they have access to more than 300 million breached accounts, according to a report …

MacBook Pro

Apple acquires powerful iOS automation app Workflow, makes it available for free

Apple today acquired popular iOS tool Workflow, which allows users to combine the functionalities of various apps together to automate normally complex processes. According to TechCrunch, Apple finalized the deal today but financial details are not yet available.<p>In a statement, Workflow developer …

Google Duo adds supports for audio-only calls because why not

Google’s standalone video-calling app Duo is no longer just for video calls. The company announced today it’s adding support for audio-only calls – a feature aimed at increasing the app’s adoption in emerging markets, where a strong, high-bandwidth network connection isn’t always available. The …

Apps

A Slo-Mo Camera With an Insanely High Frame Rate (And Price Tag)

The most incredible super-slow-motion videos you’ve ever seen were probably shot with one of Vision Research’s Phantom cameras. They’re as high-speed …

As Amazon smartphone launch nears, company boasts about its app stats

With Amazon expected to unveil its first smartphone this week at an event in Seattle, the company has been making its pitch to app developers with some new figures from its Android app store.<p>The store, which runs on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets as well as other companies' Android smartphones and …

The Fusion of Solid State Storage

SanDisk announced that it had made a definitive agreement to acquire PCIe SSD supplier Fusion-io for $1.1 B. Fusion-io has been a pioneer in the development and implementation of PCIe-based solid-state storage. Fusion-io products have been widely used in hyper-scale data center applications by …

Somebody Dropped A GoPro From A Plane Into A Pig Pen, And The Footage Is Amazing (VIDEO)

There are two versions of this story.<p>In one, about eight months ago somebody flying in a plane dropped a GoPro camera. The camera fell from the sky …