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"That doesn't even *seem* innocent:" Elon Musk calls out Google’s eerie and invasive Clips camera

Is Google’s personal cameraman Clips a step too far?<p>Google Clips is Google’s latest product “innovation”, introduced as a tiny, wireless pocket-sized …

Google Glass

The Silk Roads

• <b>Author:</b> Peter Frankopan<p><b>“This is history on a grand scale, with a sweep and ambition that is rare… A proper historical epic of dazzling range and achievement.” —William Dalrymple, The Guardian <br>The epic history of the crossroads of the world—the meeting place of East and West and the birthplace of</b> …

Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 vs 56mm f/1.2 vs 60mm f/2.4 – The complete comparison

The Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 arrived on the scene last year, completing the triad of inexpensive and lightweight f/2 primes for the system. With its …

Bluetooth is getting a big upgrade to make it better for smart homes

Yay, another smart home standard<p>There’s a long-running fight between wireless standards to be the one and only to connect all the smart devices in your home. And with an upgrade today, Bluetooth is making a good case for itself.<p>Bluetooth SIG, the group that oversees the Bluetooth standard, is today …

Home Automation

NASA Destroyed Hundreds of Mystery Tapes Found in a Dead Man’s Basement

More than 300 data reels, some from Apollo-Era missions, were discovered in a deceased Pennsylvania man’s basement, FOIA documents reveal.<p>Just weeks before Christmas in 2015, NASA learned of a tantalizing discovery.<p>In the basement of a deceased Pennsylvania man's home sat 325 magnetic data reels …

How to use lens flare properly

<b>It gets a bad rap, but flare can be used to tell a story or enhance the summery mood of landscapes and portraits. Jeremy Walker and Tom Calton show</b> …

Landscape Photography

16 Best Train Trips in the World

The journey matters as much as the destination on these ultimate rail adventures.<p>After three decades of riding trains all over the world—rural China, the Swiss Alps, Latin American jungles—I am still thrilled by a classic rail journey. Take The Canadian, where passengers can spend three days …

These 9 Films Are a Must-Watch for Any Photographer

Metrograph screens films by Magnum Photographers Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, Eli Reed, and Elliott Erwitt.<p>In what looks like a Victorian factory, a young man in a white cap rocks back and forth, rolling a giant column of sugary goo into an increasingly thinner and harder lollipop. I'm watching …

Street Photography

The Diary of a Young Girl

• <b>Author:</b> Anne Frank<p><b>The diary as Anne Frank wrote it.</b><p>At last, in a new translation, this definitive edition contains entries about Anne’s burgeoning sexuality and confrontations with her mother that were cut from previous editions. Anne Frank’s <i>The Diary of a Young Girl</i> is among the most enduring …

The Storm Before the Storm

• <b>Author:</b> Mike Duncan<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b> <b>The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic.</b>The Roman Republic was one of the most …

Unacknowledged: An Expose of the World's Greatest Secret

• <b>Author:</b> Steven Greer M.D.<p>For the last 70 years we’ve been lied to. What began as a covert black ops program to keep reverse-engineered ET technologies from the Soviets during the Cold War has become a compartmentalized criminal transnational enterprise illegally kept from presidents, world leaders, …

Asus' Zephyrus laptop is so slim you'll forget it's for gaming

The Gift of Dyslexia, Revised and Expanded

• <b>Author:</b> Ronald D. Davis & Eldon M. Braun<p><b>The revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic in the category.</b><p>This book outlines a unique and revolutionary program with a phenomenally high success rate in helping dyslexics learn to read and to overcome other difficulties associated with it. …

A Pope and a President

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Kengor<p><b>A Singular Bond That Changed History</b> <br>Even as historians credit Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II with hastening the end of the Cold War, they have failed to recognize the depth or significance of the bond that developed between the two leaders.<p>Acclaimed scholar and bestselling …

Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

• <b>Author:</b> Neil de Grasse Tyson & Donald Goldsmith<p>“Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?” —Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds<br>Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on recent scientific …

Relativity: A Very Short Introduction

• <b>Author:</b> Russell Stannard<p>Einstein's theory of relativity shattered the world of physics - replacing Newtonian ideas of space and time with bizarre and counterintuitive conclusions: a world of slowing clocks and stretched space, black holes and curved space-time. This Very Short Introduction explores …

British holidaymakers unable to access money abroad as banks block their cards

uSwitch survey finds 60% of people who had their card blocked had informed their banks of their travel plans.<p>Holidaymakers face a struggle to access …

The Illustrated Theory of Everything

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Hawking<p>Stephen Hawking is widely believed to be one of the world’s greatest minds, a brilliant theoretical physicist whose work helped reconfigure models of the universe and define what’s in it. Imagine sitting in a room listening to Hawking discuss these achievements and place them …

Best Lenses for Real Estate Photography

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Just like shooting weddings or …

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

• <b>Author:</b> Douglas Adams<p><b>In one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams’s beloved Hitchhiker series.</b> <b><br>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</b> <br>Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised <i>Guide</i>. …

What happens if Donald Trump withdraws US from climate deal? Doesn't look good for Earth

<b>Washington:</b> Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the US retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, …

My favorite backpacking cameras

Through the years I have used many cameras on the trail, and several of them I have written reviews on. I thought for fun I would include a few …

Cameras

Roosevelt Island’s priciest listing ever is this $2M condo

One of the few places left in Manhattan where a $2 million apartment is a big deal<p>When a three-bedroom condo in Manhattan hits the market for $2 million, it’s not much of a shocker. Yet when said apartment on Roosevelt Island lists for that price, it’s kind of a big deal. Such is the case for this …

George Washington's Secret Six

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger<p><b>“As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret six the credit they didn’t get in life. The Culper spies represent all the patriotic Americans who give so much for their country but,</b> …

Trump gives cell number to world leaders; is it secure?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual …

Dramatic Effects: A Complete Guide to Silhouette Photography Mastery

A Complete Guide to Silhouette Photography Mastery<p>Rating:<p>3.22 based on 9 Ratings<p>May 29, 2017 By Julian Rad<p>A Complete Guide to Silhouette Photography …

Landscape Photography

Glass houses – in pictures

Bring the outdoors in with these glazed properties, located from Devon to Turkey