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Evens 'EarPrint' H1 headphones make you realize how bad your hearing is

Get ready for the next audio trend: ‘EarPrint’ headphones that essentially work as glasses for your ears.<p>Even, a newish company that recently made waves with its original set of $99 in-ear monitors, is today introducing its second product, the full-size $179 H1. I’ve had the chance to try them out …

Audiophile

Two-factor system uses ambient sounds to verify your login

Two-factor can keep your Gmail, iCloud and other accounts from getting hacked, but it's unfortunately rather tedious to use. That's why a team of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland has developed a tool called "Sound-Proof" to make the process less …

Music Production

Five Techniques for Creating Impressionist or Abstract Photography

Whether you are new to photography, or have been photographing for a while, I’m sure you’ve gone through times when the ideas weren’t flowing, and …

Of Course the Government Wants to Read Your Texts

Law enforcement will always seek more access. The rest of us have to push back.

Shutdown deadline looms as Congress returns to work

Congress returns to work today after six weeks off, and members are confronted with a daunting to-do list. The <i>New York Times</i> described it this way in …

Is This the End of the GOP?

I am going to hit on some topics here that are causing the GOP to lose connection with all thinking voters. I am not a democrat, I am not a republican. I follow politics and have worked for people of both parties that I have felt were up to the job.<p>This article consists of three main points that …

The biggest thing holding back the Apple Watch is the iPhone

Apple Watch owners want their watches to be free.<p>From the iPhone, that is.<p>According to a recent survey from the independent research firm Wristly, the most valuable potential feature for the next Apple Watch is the ability to use apps on the watch without the device being tethered to an …

Smartwatches

10 new features coming to the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is getting its first major software update with watchOS 2.<p>Apple showed off the changes during its media event on Wednesday, where the company is also expected to show off the latest models on the iPhone.<p>We got our first preview of watchOS 2 earlier this year, but it's a good time to …

Smartwatches

How Many of These Seven Iconic Cameras Do You Know About?

Photography has been around quite a while now and whilst there have been thousands of makes and models of camera, few ever reach the status of …

Jeb to repeat his brother’s mistakes, expects different results

For several years, the phrase itself was itself a sad political punch-line: “Bush Tax Cuts.” The Bush/Cheney White House, in 2001 and 2003, cut taxes …

John McAfee might run for president

Move over Donald Trump, there’s a new wild card in the the US presidential race. The founder of security software firm McAfee is ready to take a seat in the Oval Office.<p>In paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday, the eccentric John McAfee stated that he will likely run for …

TiVo sues Samsung before its money-making patents expire

TiVo is back in the litigation game with a new lawsuit against Samsung, according to its latest earnings report. The company has avoided such disputes since it settled with Dish Network, Verizon and other companies for over $1 billion. However, its Time Warp patent (which allows you to record one …

Ahead Of WatchOS 2 Unveiling, Developers Built Nearly 11,500 Apple Watch Apps

Ahead of today’s Apple event, where it’s expected the company will officially introduce the next version of Apple Watch’s software, watchOS 2, among other things, app store analytics firm App Annie has released new data on the status of the Watch App Store today. Specifically, the company finds …

Apple is refusing Justice Department requests for iMessages

You likely know that Apple's iMessage is encrypted well enough that law enforcement can't snoop on your messages, but it's now very clear that this security is setting up a conflict with the US government. The <i>New York Times</i> understands that Apple refused at least one Department of Justice request …

Privacy

Apple Unveils Cool, New Stuff

Northern California

Boston's License Plate Reader Database Was Free Online for Anyone to Read

Data gathered from Boston's license plate scanners was stored on a public, nonsecure website. It wasn't even protected by a password.<p>Even if you're not a die-hard privacy advocate, the prospect of widespread license plate scanning is rather unsettling. Local police departments often operate such …

Surveillance

Apple's new 3D Touch: Everything you need to know

What’s the difference between 3D Touch and Force Touch? The former is simply an evolution of the latter, and a more refined name for the technology.<p>As a new touch-based functionality on the iPhone, 3D Touch works on the home screen to give you shortcuts to the functions you access most.<p>This system, …

Siri is always listening. Are you OK with that?

The virtual assistant will always have an ear open, listening for users to summon it, ever ready to answer questions or to assist with certain tasks.<p>To summon Siri, an iPhone users will need only say Hey Siri. Before now, iPhone users had to press a button on the phone to activate Siri (except when …

Tech Trends

Microsoft case: DoJ says it can demand every email from any US-based provider

Microsoft counsel addresses question of US search warrant for Hotmail emails stored in Ireland: ‘We would go crazy if China did this to us’<p>The United States government has the right to demand the emails of anyone in the world from any email provider headquartered within US borders, Department of …

10 Things Garry Winogrand Can Teach You About Street Photography

Garry Winogrand is one of my favorite street photographers that I have gained much photographic insight and wisdom from. He was in-arguably one of …

Robert Frank’s “The Americans”: Timeless Lessons Street Photographers Can Learn

“The Americans” by Robert Frank is one of the most influential photo books published of all-time. It has inspired countless numbers of photographers …

The Theory of Composition in Street Photography: 7 Lessons from Henri Cartier-Bresson

I am excited to share this new presentation I just put together on the theory of composition in street photography, drawing from the wisdom of Henri …

Street Photography

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Sketch: The Evil DMV Photographer Behind Terrible Drivers License Photos

The DMV is known to take notoriously bad drivers license photos that haunt you for years. The reason? Evil photographers who are trying to mess with …

Apple and Samsung may help make the SIM card disappear

The SIM card as we know it may be about to disappear. According to the <i>Financial Times</i>, Apple and Samsung are in discussions with mobile carriers to help develop and implement a new SIM card standard that could make it easier to switch between service providers. The report refers to the new standard …

Maybe Apple Watch isn’t doomed after all

That Slice data? Totally misleading, says analyst Mark Hibben.<p>Instead, he says, Apple sold over 4.5 million Apple Watches in two months of the June fiscal quarter. That’s way more than the 1 million units of the original iPhone Apple sold when it first launched in 2007.<p>“Apple Watch has a bright …

Apple Watch