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X-Trans vs Bayer Sensors: Fantastic Claims and How to Test Them

Since the introduction of the Fujifilm X-Series line of cameras, reviewers and consumers have struggled to compare them directly to the competition. …

The Rebirth of Tintype: An Old Photographic Medium Is Revitalized

In a time when photos are produced quickly and then forgotten, and when almost everyone has a camera and gigabytes’ worth of images in their pockets, …

250 Eye-Popping Drone Photos Come Alive in Art Book 'Dronescapes'

Renowned photography editor Ayperi Karabuda Ecer selected some of the best drone photographs from Dronestagram.<p>The authority on global drone photography, Dronestagram, is set to release a collection of UAV photographs on April 25th. Titled <i>Dronescrapes: The New Aerial Photography</i>, the book is a …

Hands-on with AirSelfie, a mini selfie drone that's on sale now

Hands-on with AirSelfie<p>Remember AirSelfie? Start your 'getting off the ground jokes,' because the mini-drone camera is now on sale to the general …

Drones

These are three of the biggest problems facing today's AI

Not-so-deep learning<p>Speaking to attendees at a deep learning conference in London last month, there was one particularly noteworthy recurring theme: humility, or at least, the need for it.<p>While companies like Google are confidently pronouncing that we live in an "AI-first age," with machine …

Artificial Intelligence

Robots more likely to take "male" jobs

Jobs that are more likely to be held by women are the same jobs that are least vulnerable to automation.<p>Two Oxford researchers recently analyzed the …

The Future

Yes, We Will Live With Artificial Intelligence. But It Will Be Friend, Not Foe.

The AI Scientist Behind Anki Tells Us that We Are Not Doomed to Be Ruled by Robots<p>An autonomous car will one day kill a human.<p>No one disputes this. …

Artificial Intelligence

Would YOU have sex with a robot? Expert claims it will be the norm in 50 years

Would YOU have sex with a robot? Intimate relationships with machines will be the norm in 50 years, claims expert<p><b>Physical relationships will come to</b> …

Shooting Down Drones

A Kentucky man shot down a drone that was hovering in his backyard:<p>"It was just right there," he told Ars. "It was hovering, I would never have shot …

Top 10 Machine Learning APIs: AT&T Speech, IBM Watson, Google Prediction

Machine learning is everywhere these days. It's on your smartphone automatically classifying and organizing your photos. It's in your email account …

Some Evil Genius Sent a Robot To a Fast Food Drive Thru and Freaked Everyone Out

We live in a world where Amazon wants to start delivering via drones, Uber will deliver you food and, when you push a button on apps like Seamless, …

Fast Food

Stanford Expert Says AI Probably Won't Kill Us All

Artificial intelligence isn’t just about technology, but also about social impact. It’s about what the technology can do for us—or <i>to</i> us, in some dystopian visions. That’s why Stanford University’s Jerry Kaplan—a philosopher turned computer science PhD—is in the rare position of being actually …

People are demanding justice for the hitchhiking robot destroyed in Philadelphia

Social media today is alight with tributes to hitchBOT, the beloved hitchhiking android that was reported mutilated in the city over the weekend.<p>Some of this attention has also escalated into anger toward Philadelphia, a city that, despite having a name that means "City of Brotherly Love," is also …

61 Artificial Intelligences Fight for World Domination in 'Civilization V'

We're rooting for the Kimberley Aborigines.<p>Reddit user TPangolin is getting ready to kick off "Battle Royale Mk. II" in the strategy game <i>Civilization V</i>, pitting 61 of its built-in, computer-controlled players against each other for world domination.<p>If you've never played it before, <i>Civilization V</i> is …

Mother Robots Build Children Robots to Experiment With Artificial Evolution

When designing a brand new robot, it’s usually a good idea to design and test it in simulation first, to get a sense of how well your design is going …

Robotics

Jet.com Will Launch With Amazon Prices Front and Center

“They’re clearly the dominant player, so they’re a great reference point," Jet's CEO said.<p>Jet, the new shopping site that launches on Tuesday, promises shoppers “the lowest prices on everything.” To hammer home the point, the online mall will compare its price with Amazon’s price on every one of …

eCommerce

We Spoke to a Researcher Working to Stop AI from Killing Us All

Ben Rubenstein got a $100,000 grant to help him study how machine learning can go wrong.<p>Most of us aren't afraid of killer robots because we're adults and we know they aren't real. But earlier this month the Future of Life Institute—a group backed by famed tech entrepreneur Elon Musk—handed out 37 …

Machine Learning

This park morphs into a spectacular underwater playground at the same time every year

Welcome to Green Lake, Austria — a hiker-and-scuba-diver's dream.<p>This body of water literally shape-shifts throughout the seasons. During the winter, it's more like a shallow pond. But come spring, it gets deep enough to dive and swim in.<p>Eventually, what was once along the pond's edge becomes …

Bride Upset After Cheap Camera Leaves Her with Bad Honeymoon Photos

Here’s a tip: if you’re going on a once-in-a-lifetime trip and you’d like to shoot photos of a lifetime to preserve the memories, you probably …

Cameras

Wallpart May be Illegally Selling Your Photos

Earlier this month, we reported on claims of Wallpart stealing the images of many artists. A Change.Org petition was put in place to get them shut …

Hackers Threaten To Release “Secret Sexual Fantasies” Of Ashley Madison Customers

The online dating service for cheating spouses was hacked and personal information of some of its 37 million customers was posted online.<p>Ashley Madison, an online dating service for married individuals seeking cheating partners, was hacked and sensitive information about its customers and employees …

Infographic: When Do You Need a Model Release?

The issue of needing a model release is a big one amongst many photographers. Lucky for you, the folks over at Alamy recently pieced together a new …

10 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before You Board a Plane

Whatever your final destination may be, getting there will go a lot smoother with these 10 before-you-board strategies, presented by Real Simple and …

Leave Home

Travel With a View: Top 10 Scenic Train Rides Around the World

There is something romantic about train travel. It's a change of pace from the daily grind, a way to slow down and allow yourself to experience the journey as well as anticipate the destination. Trains offer you a different perspective on the world, holding you captive to the changing landscapes as …

How millennials, and Airbnb, are transforming travel for the rest of us

It's not a shocker that millennial travelers embrace the sharing economy more than any other age group, but just how much more? Sixty percent of American travelers 18 to 34 years old say they put their faith in services such as Airbnb, Home Away, Uber and Lyft, compared with 37% of all other …

How One Photographer Is Mapping America's Poverty

El Paso, Texas. The population is 649,121 and 21.5% live below the poverty level.<br>Matt Black—Magnum Photos<p>1 of 11<p>For more than 20 years, photographer …

Income Inequality

The 10 best hotels in the world, according to Expedia

The Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel in Jacó, Costa Rica.Pumilio Mountain & Ocean HotelExpedia just released its Insiders Select rankings for 2015.<p>The rankings are a crowd-sourced list of the world's best-reviewed hotels.<p>The list includes a range of different types of hotels: chains, bed and …

Your Phone Knows If You're Depressed

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Entrepreneur First Raises £8.5M To Find Europe’s Best Technical Talent And Invest “Pre-Team, Pre-Idea”

London-based Entrepreneur First (EF) has come a long way since founders Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck came up with their idea for something entirely different in the startup acceleration space: Instead of backing teams with two or more co-founders who are already working on or have even launched …

Startups