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Thieves steal $370K worth of iPhone X units right off a UPS truck at San Francisco Apple Store

While Apple loyalists camp out around the world in anticipation of the iPhone X, three “husky men in hoodies” took matters into their own hands. According to reports from CNET and local media, the three men stole over 300 iPhone X units directly off a UPS truck outside of an Apple Store in San …

Sony A7s Video Shot Using Only Moonlight Looks Like it Was Captured at Dawn

It’s no mystery that the Sony A7s kicks every other camera’s butt handily when it comes to low-light shooting, but just how capable is it? And what’s …

National parks will soon ban most drone flights

While we've already seen a few US national parks clamp down on drones in their airspace, it now looks like that no-fly rule is about to extend across the country. The National Park Service tells the <i>Associated Press</i> that it's about to order all 401 of its parks to ban unfettered use of drones on …

Nikon USA Moves the D300s to the Retired List: Ready, Set, Hope!

You Nikon APS-C shooters ready to get your hopes up? Almost 5 years after the Nikon D300s was announced, Nikon USA has officially moved it from the …

How to Take Full Advantage of Lightroom’s Develop Module, a Thorough Walkthrough

Behind every great photograph is a well-crafted creative workflow, and if you haven’t honed yours yet, then this seminar by photographer Robert …

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New Nikon 135mm F/2 Lens Image Leaked, Real or Fake?

Ask anyone who has used it, and the Canon 135mm F/2 will usually pass with flying colors. Personally, it is one of my favorite prime lenses that …

Qualcomm cans its 4K smart TV chip while everyone's busy watching House of Cards

Remember that awesome Smart TV processor Qualcomm trotted out for CES? It looks like it won't be making its way to your living room after all. The company quietly announced the death of the Snapdragon 802 this week, stating that "the overall demand for processors uniquely designed for smart TVs has …

Great Tips And Tricks On How To Retouch Hair

One of the most complex areas about retouching beauty shots is definitely fixing hair. If you see any editorial or advertisement that has perfect …

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The Patent Troll Lives: Lodsys Wins Against Apple In Court

Remember Lodsys? The small LLC that basically invented the term ‘patent troll’ made news in 2011 when it started going after App Store developers for infringing on obscure, abstract patent filings. It sued small app developers for outrageous amounts because it claimed to own the definitive patents …

Vintage Video of Movie Critics Siskel and Ebert Reviewing Apple Commercials Surfaces Online

Late last week Apple commercials from the 1980s began resurfacing on YouTube channel EveryAppleAds, offering an extensive look at Apple advertising during that time period. Now, the same YouTube channel has uploaded a video of late film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert reviewing similar ads.<p>The …

Intel formalizes Thunderbolt 2, promises products this year

While Intel gave us the technical rundown on its next iteration of Thunderbolt two months earlier, it's now announced that it will officially be known as the not-particularly-original Thunderbolt 2. Promising 20 Gbps throughput and support for 4K video, Intel is now vowing to bring the port to …

Facebook Home now (unofficially) available for almost any Android device

Despite an early leak on Monday, once again the internet lit-up with chatter about the release of Facebook Home in the Google Play store. All good and well if you find yourself in the right place with the right phone, but what about everyone else? Unsurprisingly, the digital door staff (read, …

Netflix will switch from Silverlight to HTML5, explains what it's waiting for first

Due to Microsoft's confirmation that support for its Silverlight plugin will end and the rise of plugin-free browsers, Netflix will eventually need to stream to PCs using something other than the tech it's had in place since 2008. The company has already implemented one example of the technology …

Star Wars Saga Summarized in Pictures

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>As Rod Stewart used to sing, every picture tells a story, don’t it? Graphic artist Murea took this to heart when creating …

Camera Uses Laser Beams to Take 3-D Images From 1 Kilometer Away

Using superconducting nanowires and lasers, a new camera system can produce high-resolution 3-D images of objects from up to a kilometer away.<p>The …

The Indestructible Touchscreen Kiosks That Will Take Over New York's Subways

Over the last few weeks you might've heard about the ultra-futuristic information kiosks recently developed for the New York City subway system. It's …

Online Life

34 Hyperrealistic Paintings You'll Swear Are Photographs

As you scroll through these 34 exquisite hyperrealistic paintings, something strange will happen. You'll start doubting your eyes, then your brain, …

Jurassic Park 3D Review: An Improvement on Perfection

It's a universal truth that <i>Jurassic Park</i> is a near-perfect movie, which is why its 20th anniversary re-release in 3D has elicited both elation and …

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