Jim Zafrani

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71 Instagram Tools to Skyrocket Your Social Media Marketing

Instagram has quickly become a social media behemoth, whilst retaining spectacular engagement rates. Its engagement is 10 times higher than Facebook, …

Infographics

Video: Fashion Photography Veterans on Photographing from ‘the Pit’

Scott Schuman (aka. The Sartorialist) hit it big in fashion street photography. But not all fashion photographers work in a studio or on the street. …

Diddipix Inspires Children to Take Photos and Win Prizes

Diddipix, a children-focussed website recently launched by photographer Kirsten Harvey, has announced a range of new competitions. Children can …

These ghostly portraits are algorithmically-mashed faces from Hollywood movies

As police look toward a future where face and iris recognition lets them profile anyone walking down the street, two South Korean artists are using it for something less sinister, though still a bit spooky. Shin Seung Back and Kim Yong Hun's new project, called <i>Portrait</i>, calculates the mathematical …

This DSLR Add-On Will Bring The Power of a Lytro (And More) to Your Camera

Researchers from Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany have proposed quite an awesome attachment for the standard DSLR that would bring the …

Bringing Landscapes to the Studio - Michael Jackson's "A Child's Landscape" Series

Upon first glance one would assume these are all old film photos of large rocks and cliff landscapes, but in reality every single photo was taken …

Parents worry about what their children are doing with devices they bought them

I can almost see the evening news segment now: "Do you know what your child is doing with their smartphone?" Open on children using tablets in …

'Star Wars' uploaded to Instagram Video as hundreds of 15-second clips

What’s your favorite 15 seconds of <i>Star Wars Episode IV?</i> If you don’t have an answer right away, no problem — someone has been painstakingly uploading the entire 1977 classic to Instagram Video as hundreds of tiny snippets. Better still, <i>Gizmodo</i> points out that the person behind the madness is doing …

Grid for iOS reimagines Excel, but ditches the formulas

Designer Josh Leong was growing impatient with Microsoft. After spending a few years working his way up the chain from designing icons to helping design Flash Fill, one of Excel 2013's best new features, Leong didn't feel like he was making much of an impact. While working on Excel, he stumbled …

A Sword-Like Attachment For Planes Will Save United Airlines $200 Million Per Year

There's a new United Airlines plane in the skies, with a dangerous-looking feature that will actually make it more efficient.<p>The Boeing 737-800, which took its maiden test flight in Washington on Tuesday, is the first aircraft fitted with the new Split Scimitar Winglet, a curved attachment to the …

Aviation

“There Is No Evil Scheme Behind It": A Q&A with Candy Crush Games Guru

This summer, you won’t have to go far to find a Candy Crush player. There they are: begging lives off strangers on the subway platform, bonding with …

Citi Bike Is My New iPhone

<b>Citi Bike has already changed my life. How will it change New York?</b><p><i>(Cross-posted from City Notes.)</i> New York’s new bike-sharing system, now a month …

Apple Wants to Sell More iPhones Through Its Own Stores — But Can It?

Apple sells a lot of iPhones through its retail stores — but not nearly as many as it would like. Indeed, at a recent gathering of Apple Store …

Plenty of Room Left Yet for Smartphone Growth

According to UBS analyst John Hodulik most every American has a smartphone, and that, along with slowing smartphone upgrades, doesn’t bode well for …

5 fun things to do with your Instagram photos

So you’ve amassed yourself quite a collection of photos with clever filters and effects and now you want to show them off. Sure, you could hope for a …

A GPS is not enough: Weathermob wants to contextualize location data

Whining about the weather isn't going to change anything. The sun will still beat against the pavement, moisture will still cling to your clothes, …

13 Ways To Print Your Instagram Photos

<i>Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.</i><p>Instagram is the easy way to create dreamy camera-phone photos in a flash. The filters work their magic so well that nearly every picture comes out looking like a keepsake. Making those memories permanent can be just …

Phone Wars: In the fight for the cloud, who wins? - Talk Mobile

There was a time when a phone came with precisely one service: voice calling. Then someone figured out a fortune could be made by charging exorbitant …

Fungus network lets plants alert each other to defend themselves against aphid attacks

Underground fungus and plants have long been known to have a mutually beneficial relationship — mycorrhizal fungi delivers nutrients to plants, and the plants give carbon back in exchange. Now, a new study published in <i>Ecology Letters</i> shows in addition to that tradeoff, the mycorrhizal fungus …