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Hermit Crab Gets a New 3D-Printed Shell Modeled After a Japanese Wedding Chapel

Artist Aki Inomata continues to give hermit crabs a home in her series of 3D-printed, architecturally-influenced shells. While her previous designs featured habitable, miniaturized cityscapes, she's now turned her attention towards nuptials. The latest shell is called <i>White Chapel</i> and modeled after …

Adaptalux introduces portable lighting studio for macro photography

Adaptalux has introduced a new portable lighting studio, likewise called Adaptalux, which is designed specifically for macro photography. The design …

The "Catena" Clock

After making an appearance in today’s Dopeness, this “Catena” (meaning: connected series or chain) clock by designer Andreas Dober has been a hot …

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10 Ugly Realities of Being a Photography Addict

Photography is the most wonderful hobby imaginable with so much scope for creativity and problem solving, not to mention travel and gear lust. But it …

Testament: Remembering Chris Hondros' Iconic Photograph From Iraq

<i>It has been three years since photographer Chris Hondros was killed, along with fellow photojournalist Tim Hetherington, during a firefight in</i> …

Lightroom and Wildlife Photography: How to Create Magical Impact

The weekend approaches with plans of spending time immersed in Wildlife Photography followed by creating magic with your images in Lightroom. To …

Tutorials

Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone

This week in Mountain View, Google held its first-ever developer conference for Project Ara. Developed by a small team within the company called ATAP staffed with ex-DARPA engineers and some of the brightest minds at Google, Ara is a mission to make a modular smartphone. It'd be the last phone you …

Should Photographers Care About 4K?

If you had to summarize this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas in one word, it would probably be “4K.”<p>The NAB (Which stands for National Association of …

Pentax’s New Medium Format 645Z Packs a 51MP CMOS Sensor and Max ISO 204,800

It’s here. The Pentax 645Z Medium Format camera has arrived just as the rumor sites said it would, and the camera’s release date was far from the …

Learn the Skill of Critiquing Photographs With These 5 Tips

Raise your hands if you have had your photos critiqued before. Now if you have, do you remember receiving feedback that wasn't too useful? Perhaps …

Mark Sanchez wants another chance with Jets

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – The New York Jets may have moved on without Mark Sanchez, but the sidelined quarterback hopes to resume his career with the team next season.<p>Sanchez talked with the news media Tuesday for the first time since undergoing season-ending right shoulder surgery in early October. The …

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

Tim Cook urges employees to refresh themselves on Apple’s code of conduct in video message

Apple executives have reached out to employees today in a company wide email urging them to review Apple’s Business Conduct Policy, a document describing how employees should conduct themselves in and outside the company while representing Apple. An email from Apple’s SVP and General Counsel Bruce …

The transparent and flexible electronics of the future could be printed with an ordinary printer

New liquid alloy promises a world of exciting possibilities<p>If the dreamers of the tech world have their way, the day will come when we'll use 3D printers to produce everything we need, from nourishing meals to spacecraft parts. Electronics have proven tougher to manufacture at home, however, due to …

Xbox One teardown reveals replaceable hard drive, off-the-shelf parts

The chip-obsessed gadget archaeologists at <i>iFixit</i> already have an Xbox One, and they're already ripping it apart. Those monsters! While they're not done dissecting and analyzing every single piece just yet, they've already found some interesting tidbits: for one, the Xbox One's 500GB HDD is a …

Apple applies for 5 patents tied to Liquidmetal, 3D printing

Apple has applied for five new patents, all related to Liquidmetal technology.<p>The US Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published five patent applications Apple has filed on the process by which it would use Liquidmetal to build next-generation products. The patents are heavily technical, …

3D Printing

Recon Jet. Smart eyewear for sports.

Intelligent Display<p>Jet’s display is equivalent to a 30” screen viewed from 7 feet (2 m) away. It’s crisp and vibrant in all lighting conditions—and …

Google working on RAW support and improved camera features for Android

Nokia may be the first to have delivered RAW photography in a smartphone, but there's evidence to suggest that Google isn't too far behind. A month-old batch of code, recently spotted by app developer Josh Brown, reveals that work has been underway on a new Android camera API that could allow …