Charles Diamond

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The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

From presidential selfies to never-ending Instagram feeds, the world is now drowning in images. Celebrated photographers debate the impact of this mass democratisation on their craft<p>"It's really weird," says Antonio Olmos. "Photography has never been so popular, but it's getting destroyed. There …

Aldi 'low-cost' tablet sells out

Aldi's Medion Lifetab, which went on sale at the weekend, is already sold out<p><b>A "low-cost" tablet that went on sale at the supermarket chain Aldi over the weekend has already sold out.</b><p>It comes after rival chain Tesco launched its own device, which has sold 300,000 units since it went on sale in …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Virtual reality device lets you feel the weight of in-game objects

A virtual reality device called Reactive Grip allows users to feel virtual objects through a combination of software and hardware, Mashable reports.<p>Reactive Grip is the work of Tactical Haptics, a company that specializes in commercializing haptic technology. The controller works with the help of a …

Facebook Videos Now Auto-Play On Mobile, Expect Video Ads Soon

FB could look a lot more like TV soon. While Vine and Instagram Video are booming, you don’t see many people natively uploading videos to Facebook . But now Facebook is bringing auto-play for native videos to all users after testing the feature in September. And it’s just the beginning of a huge …

Why Cognition-as-a-Service is the next operating system battlefield

Advertisement<p>42 Comments<p>The Semantic Web may have failed, but higher intelligence is coming to applications anyway, in another form: …

Want to reduce your cloud costs 70 percent? Here’s how

Advertisement<p>44 Comments<p>Colocation, which means buying your own hardware up front and running and managing it in a third-party site, is not usually …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

Reports trumpeting basic differences between male and female brains are biological determinism at its most trivial, says the science writer of the year<p>As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I …