Samuel Kueh

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Nine Types of Photography Tragic

When the bug bites, it bites hard. I am of course talking about the incurable photography bug, the one that if left untreated will turn you into a …

What is Android?

Android has evolved a lot over the years and has quickly become the dominant mobile platform across the globe. While most of us know exactly what Android is, and how to use it, there are still a number of folks that are new to Google’s mobile OS, finally ditching that old-school mobile phone or …

Chromecast in 2014: an open SDK, big international plans and maybe even new devices

Google (S GOOG) landed a bit of a coup with Chromecast this year, launching a device that no one saw coming but that has proven to be very popular. …

Ericsson: Biometric Smartphones Will Go Mainstream Next Year

In September, Apple launched its iPhone 5S which was the first smartphone with a sensor to recognize fingerprints, improving security and ease of use.<p>"A total of 74 percent believe that biometric smartphones will become mainstream in 2014," Ericsson, the world's biggest mobile network maker, wrote …

Practice Fusion Grabs Another $15M for Electronic Health

When you’re putting in the time and energy to raise a whole bunch of money, you might as well add on an extra strategic chunk that’s offered.<p>So goes …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

Electricity

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

Beyond Paper: IKEA's New Catalog Places Furniture Right In Your Room

Couch (web) surfing just got a lot more high tech, thanks to IKEA. The Swedish home furnishings juggernaut just dropped its annual catalog and upped its game with a mobile app that lets shoppers see what the items will look like in their own homes.<p>The 2014 catalog, containing some 12,000 products …

HackRF, a Kickstarter project promising the holy grail of wireless radios

Listen up wireless nerds, a Kickstarter project called HackRF is promising to take the revolutions that Moore’s Law has brought to servers and …

Report: 70% of first-time Internet users in China surf the web on a mobile device

The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), a state-affiliated research organization, has released its report on the development and spread of the Internet throughout China covering the first half of 2013.<p>As many might expect, the overall penetration rate of China’s internet has grown …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

CHART OF THE DAY: The Depressing Truth About Battery Technology

Here's an old chart that sadly still holds true today.<p>While computing power has taken off, battery life has languished.<p>Christopher Mims republished the chart today at Quartz. It came from a 2005 report by Joseph A. Paradiso of MIT.<p>Mims asked if there was an update to the chart. He was told there …

Light Painting How To

LAPP, or light art performance photography, is a style in which you literally paint your pictures with light. If you own a DSLR camera or even a Lomo …

Light Painting

6 Tips for Mastering Bokeh

Bokeh. There’s that word again. It’s one of the most obsessed-over words in photography, from how to pronounce it to how to “make it.” It often seems …

A Mathematical Look at Focal Length and Crop Factor

I’m hoping this post can explain a lot of the confusion beginning photographers have about focal length and crop factors. Some understanding of basic …

Samsung Put the Galaxy S4 Through its Paces in New Test Video

Samsung has taken us behind the scenes of how it tests the ‘reliability’ of the Galaxy S4 and, we presume, the rest of its smartphone product line at its Korea headquarters.<p>In the video below — which is in Korean with some English subs — the phone-maker puts the flagship S4 through a range of …

Using Multiple Exposures in Action Photography

When you first take a look at photographer Marcelo Maragni’s images, you might think that they’re a product of Photoshop. But the truth is they’re …

The Basics of Photography: C for Composition

Continuing on with our series on the Basics of Photography, this week we are at the letter C, which will be covering the topic of Composition. …

Six Common Myths About Long Exposures

Long exposures bring a way to capture time in a photograph. As time goes by the camera keeps recording and the changes in the scene are reflected in …

Text up a steaming espresso with this coffeemaker (pictures)

Jolla prices first Sailfish OS smartphone at €399 for a 2013 launch

The spiritual successor to the Nokia N9?<p>Jolla has just unveiled its first smartphone, which will go on sale this year for €399 (roughly $510). Running the company's MeeGo-derived Sailfish OS, it features a 4.5-inch display, a dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, LTE (in selected markets), …

How to Create Compelling Compositions with Curves

Do you want to make your images more dynamic and aesthetically pleasing? Try looking for curves when you are photographing! Once you start looking …

How to Take Great Product Photos

If you’ve ever scrolled through a page of thumbnails while searching for products, you’ve probably noticed how much more inclined you are to take a …

RAW vs. JPEG: Digital Camera Image Formats

There is much confusion among new photographers as to which format—JPEG or RAW—is best to use. The problem is there’s no one correct answer to the …

Tips for Flower Photography

You see them everywhere: flowers in full bloom. They are colorful and so easy to photograph. You can use them as art prints, backgrounds for images, …

Lego Adapters

Every kid wants a way to connect his Duplos to his K'nex, or his Lincoln Logs to his Legos. Unfortunately, no company has an incentive to create the connecting gewgaws. So artist Golan Levin created the full, 3D printable set of adapters for eight different building toys, including one universal …

Lego

China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS

China is investing $810 million into the development of Beidou (BDS), the navigation satellite system that it is positioning as a rival to the U.S.-developed GPS.<p>According to China Daily, the money will be used to build an industrial park that will house 30 to 50 companies focused on developing an …

Texture Photography Essentials and Tips

A photographic image is successful when it successfully grabs the attention of the viewers. Images can do this in a variety of ways. Eye-catching …

How to Create Professional Time-Lapse Videos From Start to Finish

A high-quality time-lapse is a beautiful thing. From the aurora borealis over Norway to the thriving metropolis that is San Diego, we’ve featured …

A Photographer’s Guide to Freelensing, The Poor Man’s Tilt-Shift Lens

Freelensing is a relatively inexpensive way of getting the similarly unique effect of an expensive tilt-shift lens, where the focus plane is thrown …