Mujahid Omer

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How Peter McKinnon makes a video - START TO FINISH!

Every Tuesday, Peter McKinnon makes a two minutes video with tips and tricks about photography and cinematography, but today he wants to do something …

AWS announces a serverless database service

Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division today announced a new database service that will make it easier and cheaper to quickly launch relational databases that don’t need to process data continuously. Aurora Serverless, which, unsurprisingly, was built on top of AWS’s existing Aurora database system, …

Weather

Motorized Paper Airplanes Are Drones, According To FAA

Get high like paper, make laws about drones<p>Is a paper airplane a drone? For the Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for regulating America’s skies, this is no longer an idle question. The commercial use of drones is currently prohibited in the United States, unless an operator receives an …

Who needs fingerprints? Samsung could put an eye scanner in the Galaxy S5

The most interesting thing about Samsung’s next flagship phone could be how you unlock it.<p>Taking a page from the fingerprint reader-equipped iPhone 5S, Samsung is considering adding an eye scanner to the Galaxy S5. While the decision is far from final, adding the feature makes a lot of sense: The …

Android 4.3 announced, rolling out to Nexus devices today

Google's famously breakneck Android update pace may have slowed in recent times, but that's what makes point upgrades like today's newly revealed Android 4.3 all the more interesting. Shipping with the new Nexus 7 and retaining the Jelly Bean codename, 4.3 brings a number of fresh new …

Sony Saves Struggling PlayStation Vita With Indie Game Store Category

It’s no secret that Sony is actively courting indie developers to boost its reputation and games catalog on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and upcoming PlayStation 4 systems.<p>The company ramped up its efforts last month when it announced a dedicated section for indie games in the PlayStation …

Facebook Rolling Out Ability To Insert Images Natively Into Comments

Is Facebook making a move to allow users to reply to their friend’s status updates with images? According to a screenshot from devianART’s Product Marketing Manager Dan Leveille, it appears so. We’ve received confirmation from Facebook that it is indeed happening and it is rolling out starting …

Microsoft quietly pushes out Office for iPhone

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>There’s no official announcement as yet, but it’s finally here. On Friday, Microsoft(s msft) unveiled a version of its Office …

Watch Dogs review

Watch Dogs is exactly what you think it is. It’s Assassin’s Creed 4 meets GTA 5 meets Batman Arkham City… but--despite the pedigree of its …

Pirating: Assassin-style in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Edward Kenway stands on a sandbar sticking out of the wide ocean and watches two ships trade broadsides in the distance. The skirmish has nothing to do with him. British and Spanish fleets tangle regularly in these waters, each trying to win the West Indies for their crown. But Kenway’s a pirate …

Assassination: Pirate-style in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

<i>Stay on top of all our E3 2013 coverage here.</i><p>Edward Kenway might not be as tight with the Assassin Order as his predecessors, but he’s not opposed to making a little money on the side at their behest.<p>Assassination contracts abound in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (releasing October 29 on PC and …

What the Numbers on your Lens Mean

I've run into this a few times with students that feel embarrassed to ask what all the numbers on the lens mean. There's no reason to feel …

Digital Photography

Video: The Top 15 Features of Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographer Jeff Cable has come a long way from his first few gigs shooting Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in San Francisco. Mostly sports-related, his résumé …

Street Fighter motion sculptures bring abstract art to life

Animation artist and Vimeo user DantheAdMan created a video of abstract motion sculptures with an fighting twist: each figure is a Street Fighter character in action.<p>According to the video's description, the artist created the video as a way to teach himself Cinema 4D and Vray in his spare time. …

Tablets Killing Desktops Faster Than Ever

The contraction of the PC market continues faster than ever, eaten by the rapid growth of the tablet market, which is expected to outsell laptop and notebook devices for the first time this year and all PCs by 2015. But portable PCs may still be the saving grace for PC sales in the years ahead.<p>If …

Sony Xperia Tablet Z - First Impressions

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Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

Aaron Robinson: Why The Great Elon Musk Needs a Muzzle

To call the Gray Lady a liar is crossing a line and standing with the Chinese government.<p>Before we go any further, let’s be clear on one thing: I’m a fan of Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk. It’s not because he’s both two years younger than me and, with a net worth of $2.7 billion, ranks 527th on …

Tesla

Chief Product Officer Kouji Kodera Among Several Exits at Troubled Phone Maker HTC

Already facing big challenges on the sales side, Taiwanese phone maker HTC has been hit with a wave of staff departures.<p>Chief among the exits is …

Mobile Technology

Star Trails and the Best of Light Stalking this Week

Each week we compile the best articles posted to Light Stalking, weekly photo contests, notable forum topics and great shots uploaded by our rapidly …

Landscape Photography

First Impressions: Zeiss 12mm f2.8 Touit (Fujifilm X Mount)

Last week, we got to have some quality fondling time with the brand new Zeiss 12mm f2.8 Touit lens on the Fujifilm X Pro 1. The lens is one of the …

Photography