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These Are Some of the Best Drone Photos in the World

"...after the drone came out from the clouds the view was spectacular and got me completely astonished and, without brea<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Francesco …

Drones

Artists are so sick of phones at their concerts that they’re locking them up now

Alicia Keys, Dave Chappelle, and Louis C.K. and more are using this new technology to keep fans focused on the show<p>By Geoff Edgers<p>NEW YORK — On a …

Alicia Keys

The Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

Over the past 10 years, movies have cost more than ever before. Here are the 20 most expensive, based only production costs--not marketing and other post-production expenses--and were sourced, unadjusted for inflation, from IMDB.

Nine wants you to ‘meet Instagrammers through your best 9 photos’

<i>(The Bridge) –</i> Did you know that a photo-sharing campaign called #2015bestnine has swept the social media sphere around the world? It allows users to curate the year’s top nine photos having acquired most ‘likes’ on their Instagram timeline and put them into a collage image to share on social media …

Half a year later, the Apple Watch feels like a stalled platform

Seven months later, my Apple Watch is still the second thing I put on every morning. (Glasses first.) But while I still enjoy using it and recommend buying it, I’m starting to feel the limitations of what the first version of the watch can do.<p>The main issue: I’m still only using it for a few tasks, …

Smartwatches

Fitbit is trying to chase Apple instead of focusing on its strengths

Fitbit, the industry leader in fitness tracking bands, introduced a new product this morning at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>It’s called Fitbit Blaze, and stop us if you think you’ve seen it before. Fitbit calls it “its smartest, most stylish, most motivating fitness tracker yet.” And …

Wearable Tech

Last year, we asked Google to take down half a billion URLs for copyright infringement

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>It’s an age of armchair piracy and vicious legal counterattacks.<p>From Popcorn Time (the “Netflix for piracy”) to Aurus (the Popcorn Time for music), close on the heels of every new free digital entertainment service seems to be a mob of angry copyright holders and their …

Popcorn Time

Are you being watched right now? There’s a creepy search engine for unsecured webcams

Do you have a webcam? Have you put a password on it? You probably should, if you don’t fancy ending up on this creepy search engine.<p>Shodan claims to be the world’s first search engine for internet-connected devices. It allows users to see which of their devices are connected to the Internet, see …

Internet of Things

It's your fault Netflix doesn't have good social features

There's a bare bones way you can share shows if you are on a mobile device, but Netflix doesn't even let you share easily to Facebook from a computer anymore (though you can still sign in using Facebook). In short, it's a social desert.<p>Music streaming services like Spotify have embraced the social …

A Blueprint for Getting Started in Travel Photography

It was a beautiful day in Montreal. I was on a regular afternoon jog listening to a popular photography podcast. The topic of the episode was travel …

NFL welcomes startup ideas for the future of football

Tomorrow, the biggest event in football will take place in Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. But today, a group of technology entrepreneurs gathered in an auditorium at Stanford's Graduate School of Business to be involved in football's future. They were there as part of 1st and Future, a …

Startups

An Interview with Gear Reviewer Bryan Carnathan of The Digital Picture

Bryan Carnathan is a photographer and the founder of The Digital Picture, one of the leading Canon DSLR gear review websites in the world. We had a …

Tech Insider - Business Insider

Here’s The First Actual Gameplay Footage Of Star Wars Battlefront

<i>AHHHHHHHH</i>.<p>I feel like I’ve been waiting <i>years</i> for this. The first <i>real</i> footage of <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> — an EA-made sequel to the wonderful first person shooter of the same name that LucasArts (RIP) made back in 2004 — just dropped at E3.<p>Unlike previously released footage (which was made with the …

Star Wars

Review: Canon 5DS and 5DS R — The Nifty Fifties?

It’d be easy to dismiss the new Canon 5DS and 5DS R as 5D Mark III DSLRs with 50 megapixel sensors, but that’s exactly what they are.<p>But there are …

Loch Ness

iPhone Photography Awards Winners Revealed

Photographers of the Year iPhone Photography Awards. First place, Sounds of the old town.<br>Michał Koralewski<p>1 of 17<p>LightBox NewsletterSign up to …

iPhone 5

East Hampton officials are pushing for jail time for Uber drivers, says their lawyer

Six of the drivers were arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Monday morning on charges that they had violated the town's taxi laws.<p>East Hampton's taxi code, which was revised last summer, requires each taxi driver to operate under a license tied to a physical address in East Hampton.<p>"What …

Uber Banned from the Hamptons Just as Summer Starts

Just when it seemed like getting around the Hamptons couldn’t get any more difficult or unreasonable, New Yorkers just lost a major means of …

New England

New Cisco CEO Favors Diversity And Youth In Executive Team

New Cisco CEO, Chuck Robbins, unveiled his new executive team in a blog post today, and he’s favoring diversity and youth as he tries to sell Cisco to a new generation of customers.<p>He’s got a challenge.<p>But as he moves in and former CEO John Chambers and members of his team move on, Robbins is …

Networking

Tweet And Delete: Politwoops' Demise Means Less Transparency In Politics

Politwoops, the Sunlight Foundation project that curated deleted tweets from politicians, has been stopped in its tracks.<p>In a post on its site Thursday, titled "Eulogy for Politwoops," Sunlight Foundation President Christopher Gates explained that Twitter suddenly revoked the group's access to its …

Yahoo moves in a new direction and shuts down maps program

Yahoo is shutting down its Maps site and other tools in the next few weeks.<p>It’s a sign that Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is looking for more dead weight to trim now that the company’s profits won’t be boosted by a big stake in China online giant Alibaba. Yahoo owned 15% of that company but …

PayPal to users: Actually, you can opt-out of robocalls

After getting heat for a new service agreement that allows the company to bother users with robocalls and text messages, the online payments service said Friday it will allow users to opt out — by contacting customer service.<p>The proposed agreement, made public earlier this week and slated to go in …

The Biggest Legal Mistake Photographers Make

Whether photography is your bread and butter, or something that you’ve started out doing casually with machinations of eventually picking up a few …

Japan’s rural schools run out of students

Photograph: Ko Sasaki /Washington Post<p>Students exercising in the gym at Aone elementary school, with only six students, there aren’t enough players to form a football …

Japan

Windows 10 will be 'the last version of Windows'

Microsoft to move to smaller, more frequent updates – meaning the all-important version number will remain the same from now on<p>Windows 10 will be the last major release of Microsoft’s venerable operating system, according to a development executive at the firm.<p>Once the new version is released this …

Windows 10

How a Darth Vader selfie showed the worst side of social media

A dad has been incorrectly accused of being a pedophile on Facebook by a woman he doesn't know. The woman is now mortified and begging for …

They monitor hearts, count calories … but are health apps any good for you?

The Apple Watch is just the latest step in a fast-growing industry gathering data on our wellbeing<p>Going to the doctor’s is a pain. Why, if you have a recurring condition, do you need to take time off to go through the same checks to get the same prescription? How is it that the only time the doctor …