Martin Stevenson

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What is public cloud?

Cloud computing remains an important technology for businesses. It’s divided into three categories: public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud, …

Amazon Web Services

Yuval Noah Harari on what the year 2050 has in store for humankind

Forget programming - the best skill to teach children is reinvention. In this exclusive extract from his new book, the author of <i>Sapiens</i> reveals what …

Singularity

If You Are Building A Subscription Service, It Is Time To Rethink The Marketing Funnel

Subscriptions services like Ipsy, Blue Apron, and Dollar Shave Club continue to be popular, but finding profitability with a subscription model business is a tall order. The problem is that many people will try something once, but only a select few make the ideal, loyal consumer for a niche …

Friday Five — July 20, 2018

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. …

4 open source media conversion tools for the Linux desktop

Ah, so many file formats—especially audio and video ones—can make for fun times if you get a file with an extension you don't recognize, if your …

Epic Games CEO: AR glasses will “eventually replace smartphones”

Before that, console-quality games on mobile phones will be the big trend.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—A little under three years ago, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney …

Mobile Gaming

Karl Lohnes: How bigger furniture can be the better option

Whether your space is large or small, proportion is key to creating a well-balanced space. A small room stuffed with tiny furniture looks cramped and …

Home Decorating

How to get your home photo-ready before you sell

A kitchen is styled and photo-ready. (Handout/TNS)<p>A modern living room is fresh and bright with help from the use of greenery. (Handout/TNS)<p>Sound<p>The …

Living Rooms

8 things to consider when buying drapes. It's more than finding the right fabric | NOLA.com

Landscape refreshed. Check. Entertainment center updated to this century. Check. Kitchen table replaced, old chairs painted. Check.<p>Story by<p><i>Marni</i> …

Home Decorating

5 Bedroom Design Mistakes You're Probably Making

The bedroom is one of the most personal rooms in any home. So, when designing the sanctuary of your dreams, it's essential to create a calming space …

Home Decorating

10 Tips To Upgrade Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your house — and should be a cozy retreat for you to enjoy fully. Whether it’s luxurious bedding, soothing color schemes, or unique accent pieces, paying close attention to your design decisions can result in a chic space for rest and relaxation. …

Bedroom decor trends to embrace in 2018

Keep up to date with all the latest fashions with our guide to this year's bedroom decor<p>How often do you consider the importance of your bedroom …

Augmented reality will transform city life

It’s understandable to feel underwhelmed by augmented reality thus far; AR won’t really become interesting and practical in a mass market way until it can do more than just place 3D objects on tables. Despite this, AR is already changing our urban lives, even if the technology’s effects aren’t …

Pokemon Go, Harry Potter Dev Raises $200 Million - Report

Niantic Labs, the developer behind the augmented reality game Pokemon Go and the newly announced Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, has just raised <i>a lot</i> of money. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the independent developer just completed a Series B round of venture capital funding amounting to …

What Huge Growth In Augmented Reality Could Mean For Business

The virtual experience market today is much like the web video market 15 years ago .<p>In the early 2000s, streaming video was possible but difficult, fragmented across many different browsers, plug-ins and standalone apps. YouTube and its present-day peers changed the way video is posted and …

Immersive Technology Could Help Change How We Work

Thomas Hedger<p>What if an office could be anywhere you wanted, at any time? And what would that mean for people, countries, and even robots?<p>Work and specialized labor are at the heart of many issues related to globalization, immigration, and borders: People emigrate to new countries for work, and …

Building a true free roaming VR experience

You move carefully, scanning each window for signs of activity as you make your way through the abandoned city. There’s a sudden movement in the …

Want to break into the AR or VR industry? Here’s how

Everyone gets excited when a new technological frontier takes off. However, with rapid growth comes uncertainty. When the landscape is shifting dramatically, it can be difficult to identify a reliable plan for building a career in the emerging industry. I’ve interviewed four industry experts who …

VR headsets pass 1 million shipments for the first time in a single quarter

While the debate about whether virtual reality is just some oversold hype rages on, the nascent industry can at least boast of having crossed an important milestone.<p>According to a report from Canalys today, one million virtual reality headsets shipped in the three months ending September 30. This …

An Inside Look at Banksy’s New ‘Walled Off Hotel’ in Bethlehem

Politically Charged<p>An Inside Look at Banksy’s New ‘Walled Off Hotel’ in Bethlehem<p>The anonymous artist’s latest project is in Bethlehem, steps from …

Streetwear

Cat snap: Jane Bown's feline photographs

The esteemed Observer photographer, known for her celebrated portraits of cultural and political luminaries, began and finished many of her rolls of film with pictures of cats. Now these photographs are gathered together in a new collection.

Photography

Rafale (2016)

Dennis Ramos Explains His Surreal Black and White Process

<i>All images by Dennis Ramos. Used with permission.</i><p>“Unlike most architectural and landscape photographs, my images involve a lot of long exposure, …

Recommended Nikon D750 Settings

Now that I have completed the Nikon D750 review, I thought it would be a good time to provide an article with the recommended settings for the …

Cameras

Kevin Smith Is A Class Act As He Runs A ‘Clinic’ On Dealing With Criticism

Leave it to Kevin Smith, likely one of the most unassuming guys in any room, much less at a film screening, to set precedent on how to deal with …

Long Exposure Photos Capture Classic Movies in a Single Frame

When photographer Jason Shulman first had the idea for <i>Photographs of Films</i>, he was pretty sure it wouldn’t work. But his super-long exposures of …

Olympics

The Nikon P900 and Its Crazy Zoom Lens Takes Us All the Way to the Lunar Surface

The Nikon Coolpix P900 has one monster zoom lens. With a 24-2000mm 35mm equivalence, this hybrid point-and-shoot camera really opens up the …

Don’t Take My Picture: Street Photography and Public Privacy

“Hey, don’t take our picture!” a young woman yelled out from her group to me a few days ago. I told her I didn’t take their photo—and it was true, I …