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A Gorgeous Wooden DIY Pinhole Camera that Carpenters and Photographers Alike Can be Proud Of

We’ve shown off a number of impressive DIY pinhole cameras before, but this one, designed by Scott Yu-Jan, might just take the cake. Made almost …

Demystifying White Balance

White Balance (WB) is one of the most challenging camera settings for beginners to learn. White Balance can also be difficult to fix later when you …

Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Unfortunately often it happens that the result we get is far from our expectations, and we end up classifying the long exposure as a demoniacal …

Photography

The Rise Of Sleep-Tracking Technology

Sleep tracking is gaining steam in the tech world. Meet the newest entry.<p>Wearable devices are increasingly making it easier to track a person's health and fitness, but one area is emerging as arguably the most important — sleep.<p>Many popular wearable devices on the market, in addition to fitness, …

Thumm by Pana Objects

While many of the latest speakers for smartphones rely on highly specialized tech like Bluetooth or Airplay connectivity, a group of Thai designers chose to strip it all down to one material—beech wood. The result is a simple, beautiful speaker that uses natural acoustics, not circuits. …

Are Shooter's Sandwiches Really Worth a Damn?

It's time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe experiments.<p>More<p>…

Why Travel Startup Hopper, Founded in 2007, Took So Long To “Launch”

Hopper CEO Frederic Lalonde is bemused by the coverage of his travel startup’s “launch,” which supposedly took place this past week, according to various news stories. The company, reportedly in stealth for six years, had just now opened its doors, it was proclaimed. Not quite, says Lalonde. “The …

Nest promises any privacy policy changes will be transparent, opt-in

Last Monday the web was buzzing with news of Google’s purchase of Nest Labs for a cool $3.2 billion dollars, making it the company’s biggest acquisition since Motorola. Immediately after the news hit, so did the reports about how a Google-owned Nest could become a major privacy concern.<p>Not only did …

Gabriel Sutton

I couldn’t resist starting a little bit ahead of schedule today because I’m obsessing over this gorgeous cabinet designed by Gabriel Sutton. Based in …

Parity Pedestal Set of Drawers by Gareth Batowski

While the immediacy, price, and convenience of flat-pack, particle board furniture sometimes has its appeal, nothing beats hand built, wooden …

Micro-Windmills May One Day Power Your Smart Phone

Bigger is better has practically become a rule of thumb in the wind power business.<p>Indeed, the typical wind turbine size has grown from about 300 kilowatts in 1990 to a whopping 7.5 megawatts in 2011.<p>A team of electrical engineers in Texas is challenging the industry’s conventional wisdom by …

Why Nest Could Be A Nightmare For Google

Google’s headquarters in Mountain View and the California Public Utility Commission in San Francisco are only about 50 miles apart as the crow, or techie commuter bus, flies.<p>But when it comes to style and outlook on life, they might as well be in separate galaxies.<p>The Googleplex is the ultimate …

Google raises some privacy issues with Nest buy

SAN FRANCISCO (MarkeWatch) — Google Inc. already knows just about everywhere you go online, who you socialize with and controls how millions of …

How Google and Nest could get the smart home all wrong

<i>Welcome to the Google smart home: You walk up your steps and use your Android device (or iOS app) to open your smart lock and signal to the network that you've arrived, whereupon your Nest thermostat turns the heat up to a comfy 71 degrees and Nest smart lights adjust the brightness to optimize</i> …

Smart Homes

Why is everyone disappointed by Google buying Nest?

It's a match made in heaven, unless you're on the outside<p>Google's bombshell $3.2B acquisition of connected-home company Nest Labs makes simple sense on paper: Nest CEO Tony Fadell says he'll gain the ability to scale his business without worrying about cash or infrastructure, while Google gets a …

Moment lenses are the latest attempt to make your smartphone's camera better

Smartphone have essentially changed photography as we know it. The always-with-us devices have enabled more people to take more photos than ever before. The top four most popular cameras on Flickr bear this out: they are all iPhones. But as popular as smartphones are for taking pictures, they are …

These Fledglings Could Fall Now That Google Has Its Nest

Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest could herald a new wave of interest in companies sitting at the intersection of data, services, and energy for the home and for businesses – or the beginning of the end for earlier-stage competitors.<p>One investor with deep exposure to the cleantech industry …

Meet Storehouse, the visual narrative app that wants to tell your story

Storehouse wants to sell us a dream. It’s that quintessential 21st century promise, an opportunity to democratize the storytelling experience and grant Jane and John Does around the world the means to collate idle smartphone-camera snaps and jotted thoughts into living, breathing stories.<p>It’s an …

Google Buys Nest, The $3 Billion Distraction

One of the most surprising things about Google’s purchase of Nest is the price. Over $3 billion! That’s what you’d pay for a fast growing social network. But seriously, Nest hardly has the kind of defensible technology with massive barriers to entry that justifies a $ 3 billion outlay (though …

Spark.io Hackers Make An Open-Source Nest Thermostat

Sure it’s not made of metal, nor did it convince Google to give its creators billions of dollars, but dammit if this isn’t a cool hack. The folks at Spark.io, creators of the Spark Core, a unique Wi-Fi development board that allows you to add Wi-Fi controls to Arduino projects, have used their tech …

Arcam's miniBlink: A Great New Way To Stream Your Music To A High-End Stereo

Those of us who grew up in the age of analog hi-fi are perhaps still a little uncomfortable with the concept of having all our music held in digital format. It may be convenient to have all your music on one small device, but nothing beats the pleasure and ceremony of putting a vinyl album on the …