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Asimo's AI disappoints in latest performance as it confuses smartphones for hands

Honda's adorable Asimo humanoid robot stumbled this week at the worst possible time. Asimo was demonstrating some of its new abilities in front of a set of reporters gathered at Tokyo's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (known as Miraikan) when things didn't go as planned. During …

Apple makes boffo battery life new killer tech spec

All-day battery life has become the sine qua non of any new thin and light laptop worth its salt, thanks to Apple's newest MacBook Air.<p>Apple hasn't lost its touch yet. Not if it can take a two-and-half-year-old design and turn it into one of today's hottest laptops.<p>That would be the 2013 MacBook …

Consumer Tech

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra: By the numbers

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has held its own against some stiff competition in the past, but with its successor still a few months away, a rather large shadow has loomed upon it. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra might just be the Galaxy Note 2’s biggest competitor yet, and in more ways than one.<p>So after …

Phones

The Easy Profit Game Ends In Smartphones, So Apple Plays A New One

It seems Samsung and Apple at last have something in common. As the Korean giant forecast its profits would be massive, but slightly below expectations, its stock price took a tumble. It appears the industry has crossed through a level some call “peak smartphone” — the point of maximum profit. This …

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Music Video Uses Animations Projected Onto Warm Breath in Freezing Temps

Here’s a really creative idea that makes for a really cool and unique music video. For the second single off of his upcoming album <i>Where You Stand</i>, …

Lighting Asylum eBook | Flash Photography eBbook

1<p>Take Your Portrait Photography Further<p>Included in this ebook are photography tips and techniques that test how well you know yourself as a …

Photography

Tips for Approaching & Photographing Strangers

Street photography can be nerve-racking for some people. The idea of talking to strangers and/or capturing photos of them can be daunting. There are …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Petra, the City Carved in Rock

Petra, also known as the Rose City, is an ancient city in Jordan that experts claim was built as early as 312 BC. Its defining feature is the massive …

TetherTools - Shooting Tethered and other Fun Things..

We had a look at the AERO from Tether Tools a while back (Read that review here) well, I’ve been in touch with the photographer who did that review …