Mark Jacobsen

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The Best Apps for Photographers

Man, is it fun to be a photographer right now.<p>I don't mean to say that photography wasn't fun before, but if you ask me, we're in a golden age of …

Mobile Photography

The 10 Most Essential Winter Slow Cooker Recipes

While the slow cooker is really an all-season tool in the kitchen, it shines most in the cold winter months, when it can work overtime churning out …

Baileys pavlova recipe

Check out this showstopping Baileys pavlova recipe. You can make the pavlova base the day before, then fill just before serving, a perfect …

Build your first basic Android game in just 7 minutes (with Unity)

Making a fully working game for Android is much easier than you might think. The key to successful Android development— or any kind of development— is to know what you want to achieve and find the necessary tools and skills to do it. Take the path of least resistance and have a clear goal in …

Fleet management tracking provider Samsara raises $40M

Rapid changes in the shipping industry has caught the attention of investors who are starting to pour large sums of money into the industry. And likely for good reason: as a future where trucks are run autonomously becomes ever clearer, the sensors and software behind that is going to have to be …

Venture Capital

Make An Avocado Salad Every Day This Week

Avocado. On. Everything.<p>INGREDIENTS<p>5 ounces mixed greens<p>1 large cucumber, diced<p>10 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved<p>1 avocado, diced<p>2 15-ounce cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 teaspoons smoked paprika<p>1 ½ teaspoons garlic salt<p>2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil<p>…

Tomatoes

Mary Berry was right about putting white wine and cream in her bolognese - here is why

Mary Berry's "unusual" take on a slow-cooked ragu sauce left some viewers of her new cookery show "shocked and appalled".<p>While the closest most get to adding dairy to their spag bol is softening onions in butter, and it is thought red wine brings out the flavour of the beef, Mary Berry shocked by …

Mary Berry

Dark Sky launches new website for its to-the-minute weather forecasts

Dark Sky has long been one of the few indispensable mobile apps — and now The Dark Sky Company is trying to make it on the web, too.<p>All of Dark Sky's key features (and more) launched online at darksky.net today. As with any weather site, it of course displays the current temperature and a weekly …

Microsoft tries building a smarter iPhone camera app in Pix

Tapping AI and other software tricks, Microsoft crafts a camera app that it says outdoes Apple's at taking pictures of people. An Android version is on its way.<p>Your iPhone has a built-in camera app, but Microsoft hopes to lure you to a new alternative called Pix that's packed with computing …

Mobile Photography

Program your own self-driving racer with FormulaPi

Self-driving race cars are a few years away but why not simulate the roar of robotic Formula 1 cars with a little Raspberry Pi magic?<p>The folks at Piborg are offering the opportunity for hackers and makers to try and drive their own autonomous car brain in a centralized race. They’ve launched a …

Auto Industry Publishes Its First Set Of Cybersecurity Best Practices

The past 18 months have brought a see change in the automotive industry’s attitude toward cybersecurity. What was generally considered a non-issue as recently as early 2014 has suddenly become one of the most important issues to deal with and most of the industry is now collaborating to keep black …

Cybersecurity

App streaming could replace app downloads

A growing feeling of dissatisfaction with apps could be behind the deceleration in app downloads, according to mNectar CEO Wally Nguyen.<p>Therefore, app streaming, or the ability to stream games and apps without having to download them, may soon replace the need to download apps at all.<p>There are …

Apps

FLIR and Movidius create the smartest thermal camera out there

Even though they are a 38-year-old company, FLIR System’s advanced, miniaturized thermal imaging sensors and cameras keep them hip in the world of computer vision where mobile startups are propelling the field. This morning they announced a new product—the Boson Thermal Camera. The Boson is a small …

How to Cook Monkfish, the Most Delicious Sea Monster

They may not look nice, but they sure taste great.<p>Monkfish are not pretty. With their needle-sharp teeth and heads that compose most of their bodies, …

This drone can fly through the air and under water

While drones have been getting a bad rap for dropping from the skies at inopportune moments recently, a new drone from Rutgers University can swim as well as fly.<p>Funded by a grant from the Office of Naval Research, the Naviator can be deployed for either aerial reconnaissance or for snooping …

Drones

Google Begins Testing Password-Free Logins

Google confirmed this morning it’s now testing a new way to sign into your Google account without having to type in a password. Instead, those who have been invited to try this new method of logging in authenticate by responding to a notification sent to their smartphone. The idea is similar to …

Proponents say sky's the limit for sport of drone racing

On the surface, it doesn't seem like a natural fit: A 75-year-old NFL owner/real estate developer teams up with a bunch of 30-something guys seeking …

Virtual Reality

Watch GPS Attacks That Can Kill DJI Drones Or Bypass White House Ban

When a government intelligence staffer managed to crash his DJI Phantom drone on White House property, the Chinese manufacturer took the decision to issue a no-fly zone over the DC area. DJI already used GPS to implement invisible demarcations stopping users flying their machines into no-fly zones …

Drones

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

Literature

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

How Snapchat Made QR Codes Cool Again

QR codes have been a laughing-stock for years now. The gangly square bar codes were slapped on posters and magazine pages, and heralded as an easy way to open URLs or bonus content.<p>Instead they became a frustrating symbol of over-engineering.<p>You often needed a special QR code reader app which might …

6 awesome comic books you must read before the movies hit theaters

Having to do your background reading just to go and watch a movie sounds a whole lot like schoolwork, but thankfully when it comes to the world of comic books things ain’t so bad!<p>With theaters set to play host to a gorgeous buffet of superhero flicks over the next year, Cult of Mac took it upon …

Comics

Paper notebook uploads to cloud, erases in microwave

The Rocketbook is a regular paper notebook. But a couple of technological tricks make it easy to electronically back up its contents and erase the pages.<p>Although thumb-typing on smartphones and stylus-scribbling on tablets have their place, sometimes nothing quite beats the satisfaction of writing …

Fanfiction