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What is Low-Key Monochrome Photography?

With all the amazing new cameras and lenses creating outstanding color, most of us are flooded with saturated images all over social media. But, a …

Monochrome Photography

Here’s how you access the super creepy data Facebook has on you

Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. It’s a 5-click easy process that your grandmother can do (more details below).<p>Inside the .zip, lies an ‘index.html’ page that acts as a portal to your personal data. Visually, it looks like an …

Affinity Photo for iPad Review

Affinity Photo for iPad<br>$20 | Affinity.serif.com | Buy Now<p>We’ve come to expect less from iOS software on the iPad compared to desktop applications …

Why Leveling the Horizon in Photos Isn’t Easy

It might seem like one of the simplest parts of photography: leveling your horizon. Most photographers want their horizons to be straight, of course, …

7 tips for taking photos in bad weather

I more than often hear landscape photographers complaining about “bad” weather and then say it’s chugging down. Honestly, I don’t know what they’re …

Oldest Solar Eclipse Ever Recorded Tells Us When Ramesses The Great Ruled Egypt

On this day over three thousand years ago, the oldest solar eclipse ever recorded happened – and it could change the chronology of the ancient world.<p>Researchers used ancient Egyptian texts and a passage in the Bible to date the eclipse to October 30, 1207 BC, allowing them to get the most precise …

Captivating Historic Photographs of Native Americans From the Early Twentieth Century

It started in the year 1900 with a trip to Montana to photograph the ritual Sun Dance of the Blackfoot Tribe, and ended with photographer Edward …

MIT’s RFID Drone Inventory System Could Save Retailers Billions

Small aerial drones can read RFID tags in large warehouses at a distance of several meters, while identifying the tags’ locations with an average …

Drone Mapping Data Changes Business Economics

Drone mapping data can dramatically impact the profitability of certain businesses. Should you include it in your business app? Consider these points.<p>…

Unmanned Aircraft

Drones and Robots Are Taking Over Industrial Inspection - MIT Technology Review

Avitas Systems, a GE subsidiary based in Boston, is now using drones and robots to automate the inspection of infrastructure such as pipelines, power …

Machine Learning

Most hurricanes that hit the US come from the same exact spot in the world

As Hurricane Irma bears down on the East coast, Floridians may be wondering where all the hurricanes come from, and why they all follow a similar course. In fact, Irma, Harvey, and Jose were all born on the other side of the Atlantic, off the coast of Africa, and the Sahara desert may be to</b> …

Deserts

13 things drones are doing besides flying around your yard

Everyone who’s flown around a drone (or UAV, or multirotor, or what have you) knows that they’re a lot of fun. But they’re being used all over the world for more serious purposes — after all, an autonomous flying vehicle is a great place to start for all kinds of applications, from delivery to …

Unmanned Aircraft

AirDog's ADII 'follow me' drone doubles down on action sports

In 2015, the big innovation in drones was "follow-me" mode. It wasn't new, but the technology was finally good enough for it to become a leading feature in quadcopters. A few did just that, most notably AirDog, Lily, 3DR, DJI and Hexo+. In 2017, Lily is bust, 3DR had to pivot to enterprise and …

Elon Musk warns of AI's risks, calls for regulation now

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>He uses it. He needs it. But he's afraid of it.<p>That might be a reasonable conclusion from Elon Musk's words, spoken on Saturday to a meeting of the National Governors Association, on the subject of …

5G needs to avoid the awkward history of 4G

Earlier this year, Verizon and Ericsson used one race, the Indianapolis 500, to try and get ahead in another one — the race to be the first to roll out 5G wireless technology to the masses.<p>While the trial was no doubt a step in the right direction, like most 5G testing it was still done in a vacuum …

Mobile Devices

Drone Tips | 5 Techniques To Bring Your Drone Footage To The Next Cinematic Level

When DJI announced the Spark, a whole new segment of aerial photography took off, the entry-level drone. Other brands like Parrot, ZeroTech, and …

These Six Luxury Underwater Drones Are Disrupting Fishing and Fun

It’s a great time to be in the drone business, with the likelihood of aerial pizza and Amazon packages being delivered by air getting closer and closer. Recent demos from Google’s Project Wing and Amazon Prime Air demonstrate how this is real-life viable, and while Uber’s flying cars might be a …

Nothing Escapes From A Black Hole, And Now Astronomers Have Proof

If you collect more and more matter in a small enough volume of space, it gets harder and harder to escape from its gravitational pull. Gather enough mass there, and you’ll find that the speed you’d need to reach in order to escape is greater than the speed of light! From within that region, escape …

Is There Really A Cosmological Constant? Or Is Dark Energy Changing With Time?

According to physics, the universe and everything in it can be explained by just a handful of equations. They’re difficult equations, all right, but their simplest feature is also the most mysterious one. The equations contain a few dozen parameters that are – for all we presently know – …

Dark Matter

Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes

When a massive enough star runs out of fuel in its core and collapses, the resulting Type II supernova will produce a black hole.<p>Supernovae that aren’t quite massive enough will produce neutron stars instead, which themselves will make black holes if they either accrete more matter or collide with …

Woz thinks Apple is too big a company to come up with the next big thing

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has implied that Apple is too big a company to come up with the next big thing in tech.<p>Interviewed by <i>Bloomberg</i> on what are likely to be the biggest tech breakthroughs in the coming years, and which companies are likely to make them, Woz didn’t list Apple as a …

Tesla

A Field Guide for Taking Better Outdoor Photos

Gear-to-Go<p>No need to mess with a backpack and a camera bag; the <b>MindShift Gear Rotation 180 Panorama 22L Backpack</b> is both. The belt pouch quickly …

All the keyboard shortcuts you’ll ever need for Safari on iPad

Safari on the Mac is almost entirely controllable by the keyboard. You can open tabs, navigate forms on the page, and search through pages. And even if there’s no built-in shortcut, the Mac lets you add custom shortcuts to any menu item. The iPad isn’t quite so well-served, but you’d be surprised …

Man suspected in wife's murder after her Fitbit data doesn't match his alibi

Officials say the timeline given by Richard Dabate, accused of killing his wife in their Connecticut home, is at odds with data collected by her wearable device<p>Wearable technology is revolutionizing the way people keep active, and if prosecutors in Connecticut have their way, it may help put a …

Eight visions of Facebook's future from its F8 conference

Mark Zuckerberg’s social network is betting big on augmented reality, hasn’t given up on VR – but doesn’t have much to say about the ‘Facebook killer’<p>As Apple has WWDC and Google has I/O, so Facebook has F8: the social network’s big annual conference has steadily grown, from a way to speak to …

F8 Conference

iPhone 8 could be delayed because of this cool feature

A shiny new iPhone is expected on the device’s 10th anniversary—but a new report hints there could be delays.<p>One of the features expected in the …

DSLR Video Weekly: A Stable Platform to Shoot From

This is article #8 in the DSLR Video Weekly series. If you’d like the whole thing in one shot, check out the book <b>Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots</b> …

The 7 Ways of Zen Landscape Photography

Zen photography comes naturally with an empty mind. It’s both waiting for a moment where light, shape, and dynamics fall into place, and being devoid …

Landscape Photography

Computer scientists are developing a ‘master’ fingerprint that could unlock your phone

But questions remain<p>Fingerprint readers, like the TouchID on an iPhone, exist to make your device extra secure while keeping the process of unlocking it easy. Computer scientists at New York University and Michigan State are poised to turn that security benefit on its head. Like a master key that …

Information Systems

Thousands Of Snapchat Users Uninstalled The App — #BoycottSnapchat Trending

The image messaging and multimedia mobile application Snapchat is facing a very tough time in Central Asia region. After an alleged statement …