Yisel Vasquez

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Two Sideways Cameras from Leica and Fujifilm: The M-A and the Instax 300

Two recent camera releases have me scratching my head. The first is the M-A, the latest model from Leica. The primary selling point seems to be that …

'Historic' L.A. fire shuts down parts of 2 freeways

LOS ANGELES — Fire officials suspect a massive blaze that destroyed a downtown apartment complex under construction may have been deliberately set.<p>"Certainly one of the things we lean toward is 'was it intentionally set?'" Los Angeles Fire Department Deputy Chief Joseph Castro said at a news …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

Experts including Stephen Hawking look at the value of human and robotic spaceflight<p>• Astronauts lift our spirits. But can we afford to send humans into space? • Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking • New Horizons probe rouses from hibernation for Pluto …

HP’s First Black Professional In Computers Explains Why Tech Lacks Racial Diversity

Especially, when it comes to African-American workers, the employment numbers are quite dismal: Apple and eBay are 7% black, while Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter are all roughly 2% black.<p>There may be a lot of reasons for this, but Ken Coleman, special advisor of Andreessen Horowitz, …

Silicon Valley

The 19-Year-Old Wiz Kid Who Turned Down Apple Has Nabbed Backing From A Hollywood Star

We caught up with Meyer again and learned that since that decision, things have been wild for him.<p>His startup, Fresco News, crowdsources breaking news and photos from Twitter, Instagram and other social media.<p>Fresco finds breaking news, verifies it, and gets the license to publish relevant images …

Social Media

What 'GTA 5' Teaches Us About The Unsettling Future Of Immersion

Grand Theft Auto 5, out for more than a year already, has found itself even causing controversy in its re-release, something only Grand Theft Auto could do. The issue is that in response to an online petition, Target and Kmart have pulled the game from store shelves in Australia, leading to an …