Russell Lyons

70 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | @russelllyons56 | Keep up with Russell Lyons on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Russell Lyons”

These language apps are almost as good as having a babelfish in your ear

There are countless apps out there designed to help you learn a new language, which makes it tricky to pick the right one. You may want to widen your …

Xiaomi Takes On Jawbone And Fitbit With $16 Heart Rate Monitoring Fitness Band

Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone manufacturer, has continued its wearable tech assault with the launch of the Mi Band 1S – a low cost fitness tracker that boasts optical heart rate monitoring technology.<p>The Xiaomi Mi Band 1S has been made official by the Beijing-based company, with the …

Wearable Tech

Craptastic Bluetooth smartwatch for $11

Who can resist an $11 bluetooth smartwatch with a touch screen display, even if it is an utter piece of junk? Not me! I just ordered one on Amazon. …

Sony coming up with 14-bit uncompressed RAW option for selected A7 cameras and 8 new FE lenses

The official <i>Alphauniverse</i> website had a dedicated page earlier today announcing that uncompressed 14-bit RAW option is coming to the A7sII and A7rII …

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

The Vibram Furoshiki Shoe Wraps Around Your Foot

Vibram, the company that brought you the peculiar Five Finger shoes that looked like gloves for your toes, is back with a new shoe that’s even more …

CAMERA SIZE: Sony A7RII Size Compared!

Sony Alpha

Sony A7R II with the Zeiss Batis 25mm Sample Images

We've just tested the Sony A7R II compact system camera with the brand new Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 prime lens.<br>Here are 66 JPEG and 66 Raw images taken …

There’s Zeiss Lenses & Sony/Zeiss Lenses, So What’s The Difference?

The A7II and 3 Sony and Sony/Zeiss Lenses I used – and loved<p>Can you pinpoint why the Sony mirrorless systems like the A7 have walked into the …

Cameras

HANDS ON! Sony A7RII 1st Thoughts, Images & Video!

Sony Alpha

Sony A7R II with the Sony FE 55mm Sample Images

We've just tested the brand new Sony A7R II compact system camera with the Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA prime lens.<br>Here are 45 JPEG and 45 Raw …

Sony A7R II Initial Impressions and Sample Images

Sony a7R II – Better, Faster, Stronger, and Heavier.<p>The Sony A7R II is hitting shelves in a couple days, and its aim is a lofty one: to outshine its …

Sony Alpha a7R II 42.4MP on 4K

Top iPad apps gone free

We find the best iPad app gone free for you daily. Our appPicker PDI selects only the top iPad apps free for the day as they happen so you know they …

These 29 Car Ads From 60 Years Ago Are Undeniably Cool

Back to a time when everything was cool.<p>In the earliest years, <i>Car and Driver</i> hewed so tightly to the interests of sports-car owners that it was called <i>Sports Cars Illustrated.</i> Here we present a collection of some of our favorite ads that featured in the pages of <i>SCI</i> from our first issue in 1955 …

Sports Cars

Olympus Air Review: The Future of iPhone Cameras?

The Olympus Air represents a photographers dream: shrinking the greatness of DSLRs down to pocket size.

Dow Jones

How to Fix White Balance in Photoshop by Finding a 50% Gray Point

Here’s a great 2-minute video tutorial that teaches a technique for fixing white balance in Photoshop. The basic idea is that you can locate a 50% …

Tutorials

Why walk? Ride this portable personal transporter instead

Technically Incorrect: Why would humans ever want to walk when they can have a laptop-size platform to roll along sidewalks? Welcome to the amazing shrunken Segway.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Here's something I find bonkers.<p>People …

Wall Street

Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo

<i>(Reuters)</i> — A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world’s first ‘car in a bag’.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is …

Portable

Terrafugia unveils new TF-X flying-car design

The company, which has been working for years on the development of a flying car, shows off a new look.<p>Getting a light plane-car hybrid off the ground seems to be an arduous process. The TF-X -- from flying-car company Terrafugia -- was announced more than two years ago but will be in development …

Flying Car

Review: Canon 5DS and 5DS R — The Nifty Fifties?

It’d be easy to dismiss the new Canon 5DS and 5DS R as 5D Mark III DSLRs with 50 megapixel sensors, but that’s exactly what they are.<p>But there are …

Dehaze Comes to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom

That Dehaze feature that Adobe teased last month is now official for Photoshop’s Adobe Camera RAW and Lightroom in a major new Creative Cloud update. …

Tutorials

Individual rivalries can revive athletics: James | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Head-to-head rivalries featuring the world’s leading athletes are the best way forward for the beleaguered sport of track and field, according to Olympic 400 meters champion Kirani James.<p>Kirani James of Grenada holds his national flag as he celebrates after winning the men's …

Athletics

Lily is the World’s First Throw-and-Shoot Camera

Lily is a new robotic camera drone that aims to shake up not only the drone industry, but the camera industry as a whole. It’s the world’s first …

Chrome add-on helps you see the web if you're color-blind

The web isn't always a great a place to visit if you're color-blind -- in fact, you may not properly see the Chrome logo above. Thankfully, Google may have a way to fill in some of that missing picture. It recently released a Chrome extension, Color Enhancer, that tweaks the browser's colors to …

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

3D Bioprinting

Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced<p>Twenty-five years on: Hubble’s unsung heroes

Cosmology

Everyone Has a Great View in a Spinning Apartment Building

One designer's solution to class conflict caused by blocked views.<p>The biggest class conflict for coming generations will not be access to good education or medical care. It will be who has the best view. Or that's what industrial designer Shin Kuo is kind of implying, writing:<p>According to my …

San Francisco

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done | Inc.com

We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do what we wanted, and we'd get closer to our goals much faster. Unfortunately, you can't bully yourself into working harder. There's no …

Time Management

Nikon D7200 Teeters The Line of FX Sensor Performance

Lineage is something we hold in rather high regard in the camera world. The precedent a certain model may set truly can bestow a lot of pressure on …