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Panasonic's rugged 4K FT7 compact has a built-in EVF

Panasonic has unveiled one of the first, if not the first ruggedized compact cameras with a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF), the Lumix FT7 (the TS7 outside of North America). It packs a fairly high-resolution 20.4-megapixel back-side illuminated CMOS sensor and a reasonably fast and long …

Panasonic

A Total Beginner’s Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy

For all businesses, creating a consistent social media strategy is a must. Social media is an enormous market for growing the awareness and customer …

Marketing

This Photographer Deleted His Social Media with 1.5 Million Followers

Professional landscape photographer Dave Morrow had thriving social media accounts with over 1.5 million followers. Last year, he decided to delete …

These Tesla Semi Photos Reveal the Incredible Feat of Engineering

Tesla’s upcoming electric truck was spotted in a series of images on Wednesday, and it looks like CEO Elon Musk could be on track to revolutionize …

47 Essential Photography Tips for Beginners

Photography is a fun and fascinating process. It’s easier now than ever to get started too. Long gone are the days of needing portable darkrooms or …

With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were stuck.<p>Lori Garver, NASA's deputy …

Fall of the Western Roman Empire

To many historians, the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century CE has always been viewed as the end of the ancient world and the onset …

Ancient History

Jessica Jones (2015 TV Series)

Buy Season 1 now on <b>Blu-ray</b>.

Jessica Jones

HyTech Power may have solved hydrogen, one of the hardest problems in clean energy - Vox

The “hydrogen economy” may be a thing after all.<p>It is an odd twist of chemistry that there is fuel embedded in the most common substance on earth: water.<p>Hydrogen — the H of H2O fame — turns out to be something of an all-purpose element, a Swiss Army knife for energy. It can be produced without …

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer • Italy

Henri Cartier-Bresson Prostituées, Calle Cuauhtemoctzin, Mexico City. Mexico. 1934. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos<p>Henri Cartier-Bresson …

Street Photography

Patterns In Black And White Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

Black & White Photography

24 Interesting CMOs Worth Following on Twitter

It’s really surprising that more chief marketing officers (CMOs) aren’t on Twitter.<p>Don’t get me wrong – some CMOs totally get it. In fact, this …

How does social engagement contribute to the overall customer experience? New research!

It is now widely accepted that companies offering an excellent customer experience (CX) are more likely than their peers to deliver against their …

How to avoid pitfalls in your micro-influencer campaign

In a recent interview, an anonymous marketing executive claimed micro-influencers are the biggest scam in marketing, made up of tiny influencers who …

Public Relations

Too Good To Be True? Carbon Capture 'Game Changer' Raises Hopes And Questions

A potential breakthrough technology is being tested in Houston—a new kind of natural-gas power plant that captures and reuses what normally goes up the smokestack: carbon dioxide, heat, and water.<p>If it works, NET Power’s natural-gas plant promises no carbon emissions and no water use—it <i>produces</i> …

Natural Gas

The controversial art works that sent the world into a spin

The art world means serious business. Paintings and sculptures sell for hundreds of millions of pounds at the drop of a gavel, works are stolen and sold on the black market, and the authenticity of others have divided elitist circles worldwide. Naturally, all this lays the groundwork for some good …

Art

In Colorado, a glimpse of renewable energy’s insanely cheap future

Even with storage, new renewables beat existing coal.<p>This month, energy nerds are very excited about a utility bid solicitation.<p>Wait, hear me out. It really is exciting!<p>Usually, when we talk about how renewable energy will evolve in the next five years, we rely on analysts and projections. This is …

Renewable Energy

How To Build A Thriving Brand Presence On Instagram

Instagram is the number one social media platform where people share and discover new places, products, and experiences. In fact, 80% of Instagram users voluntarily connect with a brand on Instagram. People engage with brands on Instagram 10x more than Facebook, 54x more than Pinterest, and 84x …

Marketing

How I Built a 6 Figure Business From Scratch Using LinkedIn and Nothing Else | Inc.com

I opened the door and stepped out into the frigid night, wondering if I'd made the right move.<p>People thought I was crazy.<p>I'd just quit the safest, highest-paying corporate job I'd ever known, and I only had enough money to survive for 30 days.<p>I had one client, a laptop perched on a wobbly folding …

Employment

5 Social Media Content Marketing Trends to Watch Heading Into 2018

The field of digital content marketing is maturing, and companies need to make sure that their content campaigns and strategies are keeping up.<p>Above …

If You Want to Build a Billion-Dollar Brand Like Apple and Coca-Cola, Change Your Marketing Strategy | Inc.com

Apple didn't become the most valuable brand in the entire world, worth $170 billion (total market cap: $814 billion), by talking about the processing power or pixel count of its computers. Instead, the company taps into a universal desire to express your individuality. Its ads have consistently …

Marketing

Has Influencer Marketing Lost Its Bloom?

Legend has it that you could buy a townhouse for the price of 10 tulip bulbs in 17th Century Holland. The Netherlands’ tragi-comic period of "tulip …

Public Relations

Understanding Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority Modes

Making a move from fully automated camera mode into manual mode can be daunting for the best of us.As soon as you make that switch, your head starts …

Landscape Photography

Nikon Unveils Limited Edition 100th Anniversary Camera Posters

Nikon has been celebrating its 100-year anniversary with a whole host of new merchandise and special edition cameras. And one of the new items being …

These 3-D Printed Bricks Cool Rooms Without Air Conditioning

The idea of “evaporative cooling” goes back centuries. Now it’s seeing new life in the shape of a brick–the 3-D printed “Cool Brick.”<p>Developed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the Cool Brick is both masonry and an alternative to air conditioning. Containing thousands of holes, it’s porous …

Fstoppers Interviews Iconic Portrait Photographer Chris Buck

As the phone rings, I breathe easy to calm my nerves. I'm about to interview one of the most successful modern portrait photographers in the world. …

Amazon's ad business may be nearing a 'tipping point'

It's constantly referred to as a "sleeping giant" in ad circles. WPP CEO Martin Sorrell says it keeps him up at night. And now, some ad buyers are seeing Amazon quickly emerge as a crucial ad vehicle, one that could someday have a serious impact on Google and Facebook.<p>"They are becoming a …

Amazon