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Canon 120MP Sensor Reportedly Isn’t Bayer and May Have a Multi-Layer Design

Back in September, Canon announced that it’s building a new ultra-high-resolution DSLR sensor that boasts a staggering 120 megapixels. The latest …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Thoughts on Canon’s 120MP DSLR: A Pixel Too Far?

Canon’s latest press release has confirmed some of the rumors that have been floating around the Internet for a while now; that it has decided the …

The Sony a7S II is a Low-Light Monster with a Max ISO of 409,600 and Internal 4K

Sony today unveiled the new a7S II, a full-frame mirrorless camera that’s designed for amazing low light performance: its ISO range is 100-102400, …

Legendary Productivity And The Fear Of Modern Programming

Ritika Trikha Contributor<p>Ritika Trikha is a tech writer at HackerRank.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Interdependency Of Stanford And Silicon Valley<p>JavaScript master Douglas Crockford once said that software is the most complex thing that humans have ever created. It’s made up of intricate bits …

Computer Science

How To Watch The Apple iPhone Event Live (Even On Windows!)

You woke up, and it felt like a regular Wednesday. And then you realized that today is actually Apple iPhone day, where each year the internet crashes over what is, essentially, a new internet device.<p>Like most everyone, you want to watch the event as it unfolds live. But how? When? Where?<p>If you’re …

Apple

The Shape Of Apple’s New iPhones

Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones at an event next Wednesday, and likely also new iPads and an updated Apple TV.<p>Press invites for a September 9 event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium dropped late last month bearing the usual teasing hint — this time focused on Apple’s voice assistant …

What To Expect At Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ Event

Tomorrow’s Apple event is going to be a behemoth. First, it’s going to take place in San Francisco’s Civic Auditorium, which seats a huge crowd of 7,000 people. Second, rumor has it that Apple is going to touch on many product lines — the iPhone obviously, but also the Apple TV, the iPad and the …

Apple Watch

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

Blackphone 2 available for pre-order, launching in September

It has been over a year since Silent Circle released its Blackphone handset, in June 2014. The phone was among the first security-focused devices to become relatively successful, and we now find ourselves waiting for the second iteration, which was announced at MWC 2015. Almost everything about the …

Accessory makers are solving Apple's MacBook problem

We like Apple's 12-inch MacBook with its sleek look, high-res screen and scant mass -- but we have a big problem with the single USB-C port. For one, it doubles as the lone power connector, meaning you can't even charge your MacBook and transfer files at the same time. Another issue is finding …

The Kindle Finally Gets Typography That Doesn’t Suck

A new font, Bookerly, and a totally new layout engine have made reading a Kindle e-book more like print than ever.<p>Amazon’s Kindle e-reader is a lovely single-purpose gadget, with an industrial design ethos that, in its singular focus on the purity of e-reading, even Dieter Rams could love. The iOS …

Typography

BioShock Veterans Working on Horror Game Where You Play as a Blind Woman

A team of former BioShock developers impacted by the Irrational Games closure have assembled to create Deep End Games, a new Boston-based indie developer that today announced its first project, a horror game called Perception. Though it's early days, the game certainly looks and sounds …

Why 'The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt' Is Better Than 'Game Of Thrones'

We’ll address an important distinction first. One of these things — The Witcher 3 — is a video game. The other — Game of Thrones — is a TV show (unless otherwise specified, I’m talking about the show). These two media are different, there’s no way around it: one is interactive, non-linear and …

The DJs of Silicon Valley who are changing music

Before Silicon Valley had an app for everything, and before the halcyon years preceding the dot-com bubble, Richard Quitevis and Ritche Desuasido were teaming up and making waves in the DJ industry. Disrupting, even. As DJs QBert and Yogafrog, respectively, both came up in the Bay Area mobile DJ …

Music Production

Ranking the 10 Most Disappointing Performances in French Open History

The second week of the French Open is about inspiring success stories and glorious feats. However, the first week is often about disappointing performances.<p>Simona Halep's second-round loss to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at this year's tournament was a major disappointment to Halep and those who believed …

Tennis

Netflix documentary explores the choices made by the stars behind Internet porn's biggest genre

Consider this: Netflix is the single biggest driver of internet bandwidth, accounting for over one-third of all downstream usage during prime time hours.<p>But if we step away from single companies and look at genres instead, there's one category that receives more visitors each month than Netflix, …

High School

End the NSA’s collection of phone data

Once in a great while, House Republicans get it right. So let me praise them for leading a bipartisan effort to curtail the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of data on the phone calls of innocent Americans.<p>The USA Freedom Act, which the House passed this month by an overwhelming 338 to 88 …

What’s the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.<p>Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?<p>They say that life begins at 40, or that 60 is …

Harvard

‘How did they do that?’ New book reveals BlackBerry’s response to original iPhone

Living in a world where the iPhone dominates, and rivals don’t so much compete by doing things differently as by offering cut-rate versions of the same core technology, it can be easy to forget how much of a disruption Apple’s handset actually caused when Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2007.<p>A new book …

Google patents creepy smart toys that interact with kids

Nexus Ruxpin? Google's mad science X division is, er, toying with the idea of smart teddy bears in one of its strangest patents yet. In response to junior's voice or movements, "the anthropomorphic device may aim its gaze at the source of the social cue," then "interpret the command (via its …

How the eyes betray your thoughts

Look closer at eye movements and you can find out what’s happening inside somebody’s head, says Mo Costandi.<p>It’s sometimes said that the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does …

The Brain

The Net Neutrality Debate Also Affects SMS

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Nic Denholm is a content consultant for SMS marketing platform</i> <i>FireText</i><i>.</i><p>Net neutrality was one of last year’s biggest tech stories. The one that went mainstream after John Oliver poked fun at it and beseeched his viewers to flood the FCC’s comments page with tirades against a …

Net Neutrality

Photographer Beth Moon Spent 14 Years Hunting for the World’s Most Ancient Trees

“Portraits of Time” is a series of photographs showing the oldest and most majestic trees on the face of the Earth. Photographer Beth Moon traveled …

Digital Age

What NOT to Say to a Photographer

Graphic designer Luca Masini of Zerouno Design created a series of graphics that feature questions or phrases that commonly annoy photographers.<p>“We …

The Best Google Campuses Around The World

Unlike the stark minimalism of Apple's campuses, Google has a flair for creating offices with a unique design that varies from building to building.<p>From the glowing black lights of the Toronto office's music room to the cozy drive-in theater at Google's Paris campus, here's what it looks like to …

Apple will dominate 2015’s biggest tech show without showing up

Apple won’t be at the mammoth International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, but once again, it’s setting the agenda from afar.<p>While Korean electronics giants like Samsung will dominate the show floor, Apple is laying the future path for the entire tech industry.<p>In the coming year, …

Top Drone Deals of 2014

Ready for some aerial acrobatics? Grab a drone, any drone here at TNW Deals at a special price, and perform smooth flight patterns and cool stunts in your personal airspace!<p>Also, don’t miss our top gadget deals and top digital deals of 2014.<p>The Limited Edition Code Black Drone + HD Camera<p>Whether …

LG announces a curved, 34-inch monitor that's tailor-made for gamers

You're going to see lots of curved things at CES 2015. TVs, all-in-one PCs, and plenty of desktop monitors. LG's one of the main pushers of curved displays, and tonight it's announcing one of those products before we head for Las Vegas. The 34-inch UltraWide desktop monitor has been designed for …