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Microsoft ups investment in AR with new Mixed Reality studio for content creators

The Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco will act as a hub for the company's augmented reality and virtual reality efforts.<p>This week, Microsoft …

50 Great Black And White Photographs From The Masters Of Photography – Part 5

Here is the <b>Part 5</b> of amazing black and white photos from masters. Please check our previous articles here:• Great Black and White Photos – Part1 <br>• Great …

Street Photography

5 things you need to know about the Rohingya crisis — and how it could roil Southeast Asia

A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding along the Bangladesh-Burma border. More than 370,000 Rohingya have fled a violent military crackdown in Burma, also known as Myanmar, and are crowded in desperate conditions in Chittagong, Bangladesh. This political and humanitarian emergency is acute, …

Asia

Thailand's best scenic journeys

One of the greatest thrills of travel is to be on the move, observing and absorbing a country as you go. By train, bus or motorbike, Thailand’s scenic journeys are to be savoured.<p>Each adventure is packed with opportunities to sample the wares of hawkers and roadside food trucks or chat with fellow …

5 Books That Every Photographer Should Read

The world of photography is filled with many accessories and gadgets – from lenses, to fairly simple and peculiar add-ons like camera bags and …

Street Photography

The Masterful Photo Compositions of Henri Cartier-Bresson

Ever wonder what it is that makes Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” photos “work”? Photographer Tavis Leaf Glover put out a two-part video …

Blockchain Use Cases: From Image Mining & Virtual Economy to Crowdfunding

The growing adoption of Blockchain technology has been disrupting a number of industries, including financial services, data management, healthcare, …

Brain-controlled VR game hints at a hands-free future

We may be a long way off from a Holodeck-like virtual reality where your body <i>is</i> the controller, but Neurable might have the next closest thing. It recently unveiled a prototype peripheral that adds brain control to VR experiences. The device replaces the regular strap on an HTC Vive and uses …

Exclusive: Inside the new display tech that makes virtual objects seem totally real

Avegant thinks light field displays will replace our smartphones<p>The thing about interactive head-mounted displays is that they hold great promise, but so far, have resulted in unnatural optics, awkward social interactions, and an overall sense of discomfort, whether it’s about the products …

Augmented Reality

Google's Tango and Apple's ARKit approach augmented reality from opposite sides

If you ask half the tech world right now, Apple is on the verge of inventing augmented reality.<p>While some degree of eye-rolling is appropriate, it is …

Watch: An A-Z Guide On How To Hand Letter Like An Architect

<b>Did you know</b> that architects write in a very specific way?<p><b>Doug Patt</b>—a registered licensed architect and owner of popular YouTube channel ‘How To …

Sorry, space cats, this interactive A-Ha video is the best use of ARKit we’ve seen

Taaaaake on meeeeee<p>I’m sure there are plenty of serious, business-y applications for iOS 11’s ARKit framework, but bless humans, because it’s also being used for <i>very</i> important and practical things like space cats and little BB-8 sidekicks.<p>Now, Chicago-based TRIXI studios has seemingly done the …

Journalism

Don't Buy a Third Party Camera Battery Until You Read This

Have you ever put a third party lens on your camera? I am guessing for the majority of you the answer is yes. The reason for that is that there are …

When is the time to jump in on industrial augmented reality?

As a passive spectator of the AR solutions offered to industrial (B2B) applications for the last 10 years, I have interacted with many different peers, the ideas of whom I could always put in two buckets.<p><i>The early adopters:</i> It was easy to learn about their current projects, listen to them …

Henri Cartier-Bresson and Myron Barnstone on the Golden Section and Dynamic Symmetry

The closest art to photography is painting, and thus the two primary visual art forms share basic precepts regarding light and composition. In the …

Why augmented reality on the iPhone will leave Android in the dust

Apple has never cared much about being the first to market a new product or technology. From the iPod all the way to the Apple Watch, it’s …

Episode intel from Chiang Mai

Bourdain-isms<p>“Spirituality, reflection, the serene beauty of the rice paddy, village life; maybe next episode. This time, it’s all about consuming …

How To Create a Meaningful Photography Essay In 5 Steps

The storytelling nature of photography no secret. It has been used for a century to narrate stories in a very peculiar and effective way. Narrative …

Scott Kelby Answers Your Tough Photography Questions in “Ask a Pro”

<b>Q. I have a Lightroom catalog that contains pictures I have accidentally erased. The items are not in the “Recycle Bin” nor do I have any other</b> …

Correct Skewed Perspective in Architectural Photos with These Easy Lightroom Tricks (VIDEO)

Photographing tall buildings is often a difficult task that results in a skewed perspective with structures appearing to fall away and vertical lines …

How to Build a Simple, Effective Smartphone Projector

This should totally be an Industrial Design 101 assignment<p>Matt from UK-based DIY Perks shows you how to build his design for a smartphone projector. …

Gear & Gadgets

Valve’s ‘Knuckles’ VR controller tracks individual fingers

VR fans have been steadily following the development of Valve's new controller for SteamVR, called Knuckles. Now the device is being shipped to developers as a prototype, and as a result, Valve has released quite a bit of new information about Knuckles and how it will work.<p>To use Knuckles, users …

26 VR startups debut at HTC’s Vive demo day

HTC has bet big on virtual reality with its HTC Vive VR headset. It continues to believe in the market, and it showed off technology from 26 new companies today at its Vive X accelerator demo day in San Francisco.<p>HTC has set up a $100 million fund to invest in VR companies, and it has made 60 …

Virtual Reality

14 UX Design Books: The Essential Reading List

Staying up to date is a key to success whetherThe post 14 UX Design Books: The Essential Reading List appeared first on iamwire.

UX Design

Cyclist shows his bike ride via augmented reality on a coffee table

My bike ride in AR. (Unity + ARKit + Mapbox + Strava) pic.twitter.com/g2uVwVlM3h<p>— Adam Debreczeni (@heyadam) June 7, 2017<p>Adam Debreczeni stitched …

Freebie Alert: Download This 15-Page How-To Guide to Luminosity Masking for Great Landscape Photographs

If you’ve ever marveled at a spectacular landscape photograph and wondered how it was made, there’s a good chance the photographer employed a …

Tutorials

How to Use the Auto Mask Feature in Lightroom to Target Your Edits

Did you know that Lightroom has powerful smart masking features that can help you target your adjustments to specific parts of your photo? The …

You’ll Never Doubt the Importance of Portrait Lighting After Watching This Fascinating 2-Minute Video

It’s sort of obvious that without light there isn’t a whole lot we can do with our cameras. But the fascinating two-minute video below provides an …

Google May Preview Its New VR Headset at I/O Conference (EXCLUSIVE)

Google plans to use this week’s Google I/O developer conference to give developers a first look at its next-generation virtual reality headset, …

8 things you need to know about augmented reality and mixed reality

This post is sponsored by Dell Technologies and Intel® - partners in digital transformation. Intel Inside®. Powerful Productivity Outside. Learn more at delltechnologies.com.<p>Interact with technology more intuitively Getty Virtual reality has received a lot of attention, but it is augmented reality …

Augmented Reality