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An inside look into how Austin's startup community thrives; DivInc's Demo Day - Austin Business Journal

By Mike Cronin <br>– Staff Writer, Austin Business Journal<p>Jul 3, 2017, 8:02am CDT<p>Mira Royz’s smile had barely begun to form when cheers and applause …

Here’s how to delete your entire Facebook Messenger inbox

Whether it’s memes sent between friends or detailed archives of relationships past, Facebook messages can hold a lot of secrets.<p>Whether you’re hiding …

Social Media

North Korea Says It Successfully Test-Fired an ICBM

North Korea’s claim has the potential to change the strategic calculus between Washington and Pyongyang<p>SEOUL—North Korea said it successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, claiming a major advance in its attempts to threaten the U.S. with a nuclear weapon.<p>The announcement was …

North Korea

Google Pixel vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Which is the better Android phone?

Well folks, the wait is over. Samsung has finally taken the wraps off of the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, two phones that are tipped …

Why More Tech Companies Are Hiring People Without Degrees

Silicon Valley is starting to realize that the huge talent pool of nontraditional candidates may be the answer to its pipeline problem.<p>One of Donald Trump’s loudest–and likely most impossible to fulfill–promises is to bring back coal jobs. He has made this appeal to people whose factory skills …

The Lyra bike offers built-in LEDs for a safer ride and GPS for tracking

Two things are always high on the list of any serious cyclist: safety on the streets, and security of the bike itself.<p>San Francisco-based bike …

Amazon Is Getting Serious About Video Games

The online juggernaut is applying its customer-centric focus to video game developers.<p><b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) is "all in on video games," as it …

7 Top VCs Say These Communication Skills Will Set You Apart

The <i>New York Times</i> and CB Insights partnered this week to publish a list of the top 20 “winningest” venture capitalists in the world. I’ve personally interviewed some of the investors who made the <i>New York Times</i> list and I’ve followed the others. Seven of the top 20 have made notable remarks on the …

Venture Capital

The Pixel’s camera is powered by software that originated at Google X with Glass

On its first wholly-made device, Google earned high marks for the Pixel’s 12.3 megapixel camera. Surprisingly, the software behind the lens dates back to when Alphabet’s X division was working on Google Glass.<p>Gcam was first revealed last year when X revamped their site to list graduates of the …

Mobile Photography

How to Build Credit Fast: A Step-by-Step Guide

Follow these steps to build credit, repair credit, and increase your credit score fast.<p>Your credit affects more than just your ability to get a loan …

Matroid can watch videos and detect anything within them

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth that times the frame rate. Matroid, a computer vision startup launching out of stealth today, enables anyone to take advantage of the information inherently embedded in video. You can build your own detector within the company’s intuitive, …

The Simple Reason Entrepreneurs Are Embracing the Wonky, Unsexy World of B2B

Should you make the switch?<p>This story appears in the March 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>In 2011, Noah Lee and Dane Jensen were young guys a few years out of college and in search of a business idea. They stumbled across a story about a company selling black Italian socks. Just black. Just …

‘Before I Fall’ and The Profound Universality of the Teenage Experience

“Ghettoizing happens not just to the teen genre, but to films about women, too. This is a film for everyone.”<p><b>Ry Russo-Young</b> needs no introduction to …

Isle of Dogs

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Ripped

James MichelfelderCharles StaleyGet RippedNot sure where to start? This program gets results in weeks.

Street Shooting with the OM-D: An Interview with Thomas Leuthard

Welcome to our <b>series of 100 interviews</b> <b>we will be holding with professional photographers who use mirrorless cameras</b> for work! “Switching to a smaller …

The App-ocalypse: Can Web standards make mobile apps obsolete?

Many big tech companies—absent Apple—are throwing weight behind a browser-based world.<p>It's the apps. The iPhone and Android conquered the world …

Apps

A New Photographer's Guide to Camera Settings

en_US<p>article<p>A New Photographer's Guide to Camera Settings<p>https://digital-photography-school.com/new-photographers-guide-camera-settings/<p>Digital …

The Basics of Bokeh

The holiday season is upon us and Christmas lights are everywhere. What better time for capturing great bokeh shots? If you’ve never really paid …

Christmas Trees

How to Use a Manual Lens

Manual lenses are becoming more popular as adapters make it easier to use whatever lens you like. But surprisingly, they also have the added benefit …

Cameras

How to Take Stunning Portraits

Taking stunning portraits is one skill that can be easily mastered if you understand the concepts and have had lots of practice.<p>Photo by Dijon …

Take Better Digital Photos By Understanding Your Camera’s ISO Settings

What does ISO stand for, you ask? ISO stands for International Standards Organization, which refers to the group that set the standards for film …

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

Photoshop Tutorial Secrets: Seven Essential Steps to Digital Workflow

I’ve been shooting with digital cameras in my portrait and wedding photography studio for about five years now, and in that time I’ve taken well over …

6 Benefits of Using Cameras With Larger Sensors

With ever increasing megapixel counts in smartphone cameras, do you need a dedicated camera at all? Or perhaps could you just get a really tiny …

Cameras

Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2015. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

Travel Photography

How to Use Aperture Priority Mode on Your DSLR

People who invest in a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera make their purchase for many reasons, but most want more control over their shots. …

Cameras

A top VC firm just put together a stunning presentation on the state of startups

A top NYC VC firm, First Round Capital, decided to poll more than 500 founders what it's like and, in an industry first, release data on the state of the startup industry, which they've let us republish in full here.<p>Here's how startups are feeling about everything from raising money (pessimistic) …

My Workout Story: Finding The Perfect Running Partner

<i>This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of SELF. For more from the issue, subscribe to SELF and download the digital edition.</i><p>Like …

How to Print Your Photos Like a Pro: From Selection to Display [Presented By Canon]

Like it or not, most of the images we see on a day-to-day basis are on a screen of some kind. A truly special photo, however, deserves to exist in …

Photography