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The Light Phone 2 is designed to be used as little as possible

The makers of the Light Phone 2 want you to leave your smartphone at home, and use this simple phone with calling, messaging, and an e-ink display …

Is the E-Reader Dead?

Ah, the simple pleasure of a book. The slow burn of drama, the crisply printed words, the flash of the screen as you share a particularly moving …

How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits

<i>How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives?</i> <i>Alexandra Alter</i><i>, who covers the books industry for The Times, discussed the tech she’s using.</i><p><b>Given that you write about</b> <b>the books industry,</b> <b>how do you prefer to read books? On a</b> <b>Kindle or iPad or some other</b> …

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Cryptocurrency visualization shows all the $6.4 billion poured into ICOs

Token sales and initial coin offerings (ICO) were certainly the hottest buzzwords of the year for thousands of recreational cryptocurrency enthusiasts and seasoned investors alike. But have you ever wondered precisely how much money was poured into this trend this year? There’s a visualization that …

Amazon's Kindle turns 10: have ebooks clicked with you yet?

George W Bush was in the White House, Chris Brown was topping the Billboard chart and Jeff Bezos … well, on 19 November 2007, Jeff Bezos was doing “the most important thing we’ve ever done” and launching the Amazon Kindle.<p>The first Kindles were chunky things about the same size as a paperback, …

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The sad history of digital cameras trying to imitate film

Stop trying to make digital film cameras happen.<p>There are a ton of great film cameras on the secondary market right now. Prices are up from where they were a few years ago, but your options span everything from classic manual SLRs to fun compact cameras with surprisingly sharp lenses. But, film …

Is Beats 1 really ‘the biggest radio station in the world’?

Radio futurologist James Cridland challenges Apple Music’s head of content Larry Jackson’s claim that Beats 1 is the biggest radio station in the …

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Apple trapped me on iOS — perhaps forever

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Leica Manual

Dear friends,<p>I just made a new free PDF ebook: “<b>Leica Manual</b>” — a culmination of everything I’ve learned shooting with a …

Street Photography

7 amazing technologies we'll see by 2030

Hollywood's depictions of the future are usually pretty far-fetched — like the flying cars of "Blade Runner" and the hoverboards in "Back to the Future II." The World Economic forum surveyed over 800 experts and executives to find out what the future will actually look like. Here are 7 amazing …

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Meitu Photo Editing Beauty Filter Donald Trump

Wow.<p>There’s no shortage of photo filtering apps for your phone, whether you want to ever-so-subtly brighten your selfies or try an extreme makeover. If you’re looking for the latter, chances are you’ve heard of Meitu, the Chinese editing app that can easily transform you into a unrecognizable …

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10 Years Later: A Look Back at Our Skeptical Review of the First Apple iPhone

<i>This article originally appeared in the April 2007 issue of</i> Men's Journal<i>.</i><p>There hasn't been this much excitement surrounding a phone since, well, …

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Kathmandu City Tour: Culture, Chaos & Serenity - Part 1

Kathmandu is such an exciting city – full of heart and a little chaotic – it’s surprisingly easy to fall in love with. Though we stayed in Thamel …

Asia Travel

Lightroom vs Photoshop: 5 Major Reasons Pros Prefer Lightroom

• 43shares<br>• 21<p>Lightroom vs Photoshop? It’s the question most of us ask ourselves when we start our post processing journey with our photos. I first …

Doctor Strange: When Benedict Cumberbatch went to Kathmandu

The visual effects in the superhero blockbuster are stunning - but Nepal's capital couldn't be faked<p>By Radio Times Staff<p>Tuesday, 25th October 2016 at …

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How Does the iPhone 7 Camera Compare With a $9,000 Leica?

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>Spoiler Alert: The iPhone 7 Camera is Very Good<p>iDevices<p>The …

Does quitting social media make you happier? Yes, say young people doing it

Teenagers and young adults switching off from Facebook and other social apps reveal how the change has affected their lives<p>Our love of social media seems to have grown and grown in the past decade, but recent studies show the tide may be turning for some platforms, with young people in particular …

Social Media

Google's New Messaging App Is So Useful I Don't Care That It's Creepy

People use their phones for messaging more than almost anything else. That’s why companies like Apple, Facebook, and Snapchat are dumping truckloads …

The Leica M-D Is Completely Illogical, Yet Incredible At the Same Time

A look into its worst and best attributes in our digital age.<p>Ask any photographer — it’s not the camera that takes the picture, but the person behind it. The German brand Leica has understood this for decades, as seen in its tradition of keeping the boxy aesthetic on its in-house cameras, the …

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

Here's a reminder of just how huge Google search truly is

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Performing for the Camera review – pain, passport photos and genital panic

Tate Modern, London From a femmed-up Marcel Duchamp to Joseph Beuys in a fisherman’s vest, there is plenty of humour in this survey of artists acting up for the lens – but it’s the theatre of ordinary life that moves the most<p>Some 17 years ago, I sat in a chair and watched the artist Jemima Stehli …

Art

Disney will truly know the power of Star Wars' dark side if it ruins Darth Vader and Han Solo

The level of fanboy ire targeted at George Lucas’s prequels will pale in comparison to the fury the studio would face if it mucks up the celebrated Star Wars icons in an expanded franchise<p>Why was the original Star Wars trilogy so successful, while the prequels are now considered by many to be the …

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11 TED Talks on Photography Worth Watching

Need some inspiration to start off the new year? Try these 11 TED talks on photography.<p><b>1. Anastasia Taylor-Lind: Fighters and Mourners of the</b> …

Photographers

The 11 biggest questions we have after seeing 'Star Wars'

The day has finally come! "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is finally out in theaters.<p>Fans who headed out on premiere night to see the film are undoubtedly left with more questions than answers about Rey, Kylo Ren, and Luke Skywalker.<p>These are the biggest questions we have after seeing "The Force …

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Apple Watch owners use it to check the time, and not much else

A breakdown in usage, provided by Mobile Life Centre, shows that the majority of Watch interactions — 20% — come from time checking, followed by notifications (17%), and workout timing (4%). Apple Watch users only read one or two emails on the device per month, according to the data.<p>Apple markets …

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