Pete Cawthorne

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Hands-on with the RED Hydrogen One, a wildly ambitious smartphone

Come for the holograms, stay for the modules<p>We just got a look at the upcoming RED Hydrogen One smartphone at an event meant for “RED Pioneers” (read: superfans). It is, without a doubt, one of the most ambitious smartphones in years from a company not named Apple, Google, or Samsung. It’s an …

Mobile Technology

'My camera helped me beat anxiety'

<b>We all know how it feels to be anxious - exams, asking someone out, job interviews can all stir up momentary butterflies and blind panic. But anxiety can be an overwhelming and debilitating problem, crippling a person's ability to function day to day. During Mental Health Awareness Week, one man</b> …

Job Interviews

How to Check & Correct Your Autofocus: Tips for Fine-Tuning AF to Get Sharper Images

It’s time to sharpen up your pix. Modern DSLRs generally rely on what’s called phase difference autofocusing: basically, a rangefinder scheme updated …

Cameras

The Pentagon Can’t Account for $21 Trillion (That’s Not a Typo)

Twenty-one trillion dollars.The Pentagon’s own numbers show that it can’t account for $21 trillion. Yes, I mean trillion with a “T.” And this could …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Chinese law professor: AI will end capitalism

Feng Xiang is a prominent Chinese legal scholar with an appointment at Tsinghua University; in a new Washington Post editorial adapted from his …

Artificial Intelligence

Might LSD be good for you?

Many psychedelic drugs are non-addictive, and can be helpful in treating all sorts of psychological conditions, argues Michael Pollan<p>When Peregrine Worsthorne was on <i>Desert Island Discs</i> in 1992, he chose as his luxury item a lifetime supply of LSD. He may, according to the American journalist …

Mental Health

Three guitar heroes for a new era

Is the guitar dying? Ten years after the recession, the industry has seen its share of struggle: the 2,633,000 units sold in the US in 2017 falls about 5% short of the 2008 figure, according to Music Trades magazine.<p>But the instrument may not be dead yet. Here are three acts that could save the …

Guitar

Why Taylor Jackson Hates The 24-70mm F2.8 For Wedding Photography

You’re not expecting a portfolio wedding going into a dark basement after dark in November. You’re expecting to get something that’s just good enough …

Wedding Photography

NYC Parks Employee Finds 3,000 Color Slides Lost Since 1978

In 1978, a New York newspaper strike put staff photographers out of work for a number of weeks. They probably didn’t know the images they created …

Staten Island

Wedding Photography is Dead

Professional wedding photography is dead. Change is afoot. I see it all around me. Photographers who once charged £2,000 (~$2,700) for a wedding, now …

Weddings

‘Dead zone’ larger than Scotland found by underwater robots in Arabian sea

An underwater “dead zone” larger than the area of Scotland has been discovered by robots exploring the Arabian Sea.<p>Scientists say the situation is …

Arabian Sea

Red & Foxy: Marvelous Beauty Photography by Kseniya Vetrova

Breathtaking portraits of women with freckles by <b>Kseniya Vetrova</b>, talented photographer, retoucher and artist currently based in Moscow, Russia. …

Photography

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting …

Climate Change

Sustainable design, second-hand clothes: How you can become a conscious fashion shopper

<i>Reduce, Reuse and Rethink is a CBC News series about recycling. We're looking at why our communities are at a turning point and exploring ways to</i> …

Sustainability

This Japanese Budgeting System Could Be the Key to Saving Big Bucks

Forget apps that track your expenses for you. Forget Excel spreadsheets that require meticulous data entry. Forget email notifications of your bank …

Personal Finance

Kodak Stopped Making This Film Nearly a Decade Ago. But It's About to Have an Unusual Comeback

Kodachrome, the once-popular and successful color reversal film used by professional photographers, is making a comeback. But this time, it’s on the …

Photography

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

12 Odd Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

Sometimes, odd jobs can be high-paying jobs.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>If you're looking for a high-paying job, don't overlook some of the oddest ones. They're the jobs you aren't likely to hear mentioned at a dinner party when someone asks, "What do you do?" You meet bankers …

Congress just legalized sex censorship: What to know

One week ago, the worst possible legislation curtailing free speech online passed and sex censorship bill FOSTA-SESTA is on its way to be signed into law by Trump.<p>Hours after the announcement, everything from the mere discussion of sex work to client screening and safe advertising networks began …

I downloaded 14 years of my Facebook data and here's what happened

Facebook has an impeccable memory.<p>After downloading my stored data on the site — I've been a member since 2004 — I was presented with an enormous amount of personal details that have been collected about me over the years.<p>It had the phone number of my late grandmother who never had a Facebook …

Facebook

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

Eastern Europe offers some of the cheapest holiday destinations on the continent, according to the 10th annual City Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money— and they're also pretty stunning.<p>Using price estimates from National and Regional Tourist Offices and average accommodation costs from …

Andrew Coyne: The pessimists might be right, social media may have plunged us into a new dark age

The Cambridge Analytica scandal is the latest in a series of incidents that, taken together, have contributed to a rising sense of alarm over the …

America Takes the Next Step Toward Tyranny

Every now and again, when I find myself buried in the latest blizzard of invariably disturbing news emanating from the Trump White House, I go back …

Elon Musk plans to build Mars spaceships in Los Angeles — here are the never-before-seen renderings of SpaceX's future rocket factory

Elon Musk is working on something out-of-this-world in Los Angeles.<p>The founder of SpaceX has spoken for years about building the Big Falcon Rocket: a …

How to opt out of Facebook’s Platform data sharing

You shouldn’t have to do this. You shouldn’t have to wade through complicated privacy settings in order to ensure that the companies with which you’ve entrusted your personal information are making reasonable, legal efforts to protect it. But Facebook has allowed third parties to violate user …

Fran Lebowitz: 'You do not know anyone as stupid as Donald Trump'

Be grateful you didn’t sit next to Fran Lebowitz on the plane from New York to Melbourne. The trip was the longest flight she had taken, and therefore the longest time she managed to go without a cigarette. When I ask if it is her first time in Australia, she says: “That makes it sound as if …

Donald Trump

Two patients regain vision damaged by AMD after stem cell treatment trial

A man in his 80s and a woman in her 60s were given a special "patch" of stem cells to repair the damage to their eyes from age-related macular …

Robots break new ground in construction industry

SAN FRANCISCO — As a teenager working for his dad’s construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious …

Stephen Hawking submitted a final scientific paper 2 weeks before he died — and it could lead to the discovery of a parallel universe

Stephen Hawking submitted his final scientific paper just a week and a half before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe.<p>Hawking, who died Wednesday at 76, was coauthor to a mathematical paper that seeks proof of the "multiverse" theory, which posits …

Physics

Trump Administration Seeks to Gut Water Pollution Safeguards, Putting Communities at Risk

By Mary Anne Hitt<p>A Hollywood scriptwriter couldn't make this up. One day after new data revealed widespread toxic water contamination near coal ash …