Phani Kumar

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The hottest Internet of Things companies right now

IntroductionThe Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot, hot, hot space right now. The idea, essentially, is to put a computer into everything, make it …

Android Studio 2.2 Preview - New UI Designer & Constraint Layout | Android Developers Blog

<i>By Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android</i><p>This week at Google I/O 2016 we launched Android Studio 2.2 Preview. This release is a large update that …

Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test

José Francisco Salgado is an Emmy-nominated astronomer, photographer and educator. Driven by a passion to show and explain our universe, José …

Nikon

Canon Unveils EF-M 28mm f/3.5 STM Macro Lens with Built-In Ring Light

After leaked photos of Canon’s first EF-M macro lens appeared online yesterday, we told you to “stay tuned” because we’d likely see an official …

Canon

Modkit.io launches on Kickstarter to bring the Internet of Things to everyone

Nicholas Griffin11/05/2016<p>A new programming language has hit Kickstarter this week.<p>Called Modkit.io, it is a new language that has been designed to …

Internet of Things

Nest releases open-source version of its networking protocol

Nest announced today that it is releasing an open-source version of its Thread networking protocol. Called OpenThread, the protocol makes the technology already used by Nest's products available to other developers and device makers. The company says that this will make it easier for other …

Networking

Creating a Soft Window Light for Food Photography

Finding the best quality of light is most of our job as photographers, and a great place to start looking is window light, especially north-facing …

Food Photography

20+ Unbelievable Photos Showing That Angle Is Everything

HalpsourceOptical IllusionsourceForced PerspectiveSleeping Over WatersourceThe BalconysourceEloise Amberger – Australian Synchronised …

Optical Illusions

Lensbaby Reveals The Twist 60, Their Take on the Iconic Petzval Lens

We could just let the swirly bokeh of the photo above sweep us away, but alas, we have a new lens to tell you about. It’s Lensbaby’s exciting new …

Cameras

How the Internet of Things Is Changing What You Eat

Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2014—sort of a Farmer’s Almanac for businesses working toward digital integration by leveraging …

Internet of Things

7 Ways to Take Viral Food Photos

Okay, first things first.<p>These workshops are a powerful way to improve your food photography skills and refresh your creativity.<p>In two days, you’ll …

Food

Canon 1D X Mark II India Launch – Hands on – Pictures

[Read our in-depth overview of the camera and features here.]<p>We finally got our hands on the new Canon 1Dx MarkII at the official launch event in New …

Canon

The Beginner’s Guide to Google’s Material Design

Advertise here with BSA<br>You may be the type who struggles to keep up with web speak, confused by phrases like “UX (user experience) design” – or the …

Design

13 Lenses for the Traveling Photographer

When it comes to traveling, photographers demand high quality and versatility from their lenses. Sometimes, choosing the right ones can be tough. A …

Travel Photography

In My Wonderland

My name is Magda Wasiczek , I am a flower & nature photographer based in Trzebinia/Poland. Photography raising awareness to the beauty of nature to …

Macro Photography

Sony, Canon, Nikon, and Pentax Duke it Out in 24-70mm f/2.8 Shootout

The 24-70mm f/2.8 is often referred to as a “workhorse” lens. Many photographers swear by it, even those who prefer shooting primes, and the Camera …

Nikon

This elevator could shape the cities of the future

<b>San Francisco (CNN) —</b> Elevators are in a rut.<p>They go up and they go down. They take people from one floor of a building to the exact same spot on another floor.<p>A new technology has the potential to break elevators free from their vertical prisons, allowing them to move side to side, at an angle, …

Elevators

Canon vs. Nikon Showdown: Battle Of The Top 85mm Lenses

INTRODUCTION<p>As a portrait/wedding photographer, I have spent the last couple years building up the best gear possible that fits my style of shooting. …

Huawei and Leica strike phone camera partnership

It's day one of CP+, Japan's biggest camera show, but there's some unusual photography news from two companies outside the country: Chinese telecoms titan Huawei has announced a partnership with Leica, the legendary German camera manufacturer, in an effort to boost its mobile photography …

Mobile Photography

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Google launches Android Studio 2.0 with Instant Run, faster Android emulator, and Cloud Test Lab

Google today launched Android Studio 2.0, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE), with a long list of new features. You can download the new version for Windows, Mac, and Linux now directly from Android.com/SDK.<p>In November, Google unveiled Android Studio 2.0, the second …

Google

New Instagram Photo

Windows 10 for IoT

Back in February, when we launched Raspberry Pi 2, the sharp-eyed among you will have noticed the folks at Microsoft making an announcement about …

Build a smart doorbell with Windows 10

When someone rings my doorbell at home, I walk to the door to find out who’s there. For those of you with larger homes, I know that it can be …

Raspberry Pi

Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera

In the future, we could all be wearing smart contact lenses, like the ones secret agents use in movies.<p>Samsung has been granted a patent in South Korea for contact lenses with a display that projects images directly into wearer's eyes, according to the Samsung-focused blog <i>SamMobile.</i> A built-in …

Samsung

Build your own Amazon Echo using a Raspberry Pi for $60

Amazon’s Echo is a nifty little gadget that’s powered by the company’s Alexa voice assistant and listens for voice commands to do things like order your groceries, update you on the weather and play your favorite tunes. The only problem is, it costs a pretty penny — $180 to be precise.<p>Thankfully, …

Amazon

aloo tikka recipe | how to make aloo tikka or tandoori aloo recipe

<b>aloo tikka recipe</b> with step by step photos – spiced & marinated potatoes which are grilled or pan fried.<p>tandoori aloo or aloo tikka is one of our …

Indian Recipes

uttapam recipe, how to make uttapam recipe with idli batter

<b>uttapam recipe</b> with step by step photos – plain uttapam recipe made with idli batter.<p>uttapam is a south indian tiffin breakfast or snack that can be …

Recipes

tomato sambar recipe, how to make tomato sambar - thakkali sambar

<b>tomato sambar recipe</b> with step by step photos – a delicious variation of sambar made with tomatoes.<p>i make both onion sambar and tomato sambar …

Recipes