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How to Read a Photograph's Histogram

What that chart of colors really means<p>You've probably seen this x-y graph on your camera or some photo editing software. It shows the data of your photo's color range. It's not as intimidating as it looks. Here's how to master it.<p><b>The vertical axis</b> shows the number of pixels at each light level. (A …

Tutorials

Robot finds fish beneath Antarctic ice, could be used to explore Europa

When a group of scientists drilled through 2,430 feet of ice in Antarctica to get to the water underneath, they only expected to find a few microbes here and there. Instead, they discovered a thriving community of fish and crustaceans -- all thanks to a remote-controlled robot that could one day …

Google invents smart contact lens with built-in camera: Superhuman Terminator-like vision here we come - ExtremeTech

By on April 15, 2014 at 8:53 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Google has invented a new smart …

Samsung's graphene breakthrough could finally put the wonder material into real-world devices - ExtremeTech

Samsung’s graphene breakthrough could finally put the wonder material into real-world devices<p>By on April 7, 2014 at 5:38 am<p>This site may earn …

Nvidia GTC: The GPU has come of age for general-purpose computing - ExtremeTech

By on April 1, 2014 at 2:23 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Traditionally, powerful graphics …

Autonomous Vehicle

Gene therapy comes of age: We can now edit entire genomes to cure diseases - ExtremeTech

By on April 1, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>For a long time, people thought HIV …

Facebook's facial recognition software is now as accurate as the human brain, but what now? - ExtremeTech

Facebook’s facial recognition software is now as accurate as the human brain, but what now?<p>By on March 19, 2014 at 1:38 pm<p>This site may earn …

Machine Learning

Tesla's Model S now has a titanium underbody shield to reduce risk of battery fires to 'virtually zero' - ExtremeTech

Tesla’s Model S now has a titanium underbody shield to reduce risk of battery fires to ‘virtually zero’<p>By on March 28, 2014 at 2:42 pm<p>This site may …

Tesla

Super-thin optoelectronic diodes could finally make flexible, wearable tech a reality - ExtremeTech

By on March 11, 2014 at 11:09 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Research into novel materials is …

Nanotech

Qualcomm, up close and personal: How the new king of mobile will keep Intel at bay - ExtremeTech

By on March 11, 2014 at 1:55 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>At Mobile World Congress, there …

Intellectual Property

SolTech's Beautiful Glass Roof Tiles Heat Your Home With Solar Energy

SolTech Energy, a Swedish company selling solutions for clean solar power, has developed a unique home heating system contained within roofing tiles …

5 Important Lessons From The Biggest E-Cigarette Study

Those colorfully lit e-cigarettes are giving off way more than just "harmless water vapor," according to a comprehensive new study review by UC San Francisco's Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. Users could also be inhaling and exhaling low levels of chemicals such as formaldehyde, …

First smartphone 'kill switch' law signed in Minnesota

On July 1st, 2015, it will be illegal to sell a smartphone in Minnesota without antitheft software preinstalled. That's because Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton just signed the first so-called "kill switch" bill into law. The idea is that if smartphone owners can always remotely disable and wipe …

DOJ brings first-ever cyber-espionage case against Chinese officials

Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced a first-of-its-kind criminal cyber-espionage case against Chinese military officials the Justice Department charges hacked into major U.S. companies to steal trade secrets -- though Holder could not say whether the five defendants stand a chance of …

Danger for Dems

President Barack Obama’s job approval slump and voters’ entrenched wariness of his health care law are dogging Democrats ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, and Republicans have captured a lead in the areas home to the year’s most competitive races, according to a new POLITICO poll.<p>In the …

In Arkansas, Obama Is a Four-Letter Word Hampering Democrats

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — For five dec­ades of Sat­urdays, Jerry’s Barber Shop has been a cen­ter of Arkan­sas polit­ics, ser­vi­cing re­ced­ing hair­lines …

Will 2016’s Youngest Voters Even Remember Monica Lewinsky?

In Janu­ary 1998, one of the most shock­ing, dis­sec­ted, and sa­li­ent pres­id­en­tial scan­dals in Amer­ic­an his­tory was born. So were thou­sands …

Voting

House GOP gears up on Benghazi

House Republicans return to Washington this week after their first chance to test how the special Benghazi committee plays back home.<p>There’s widespread agreement among Republicans that the new Benghazi panel is necessary to get to the bottom of the 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Libya that …

Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor

Pennsylvania is among six states holding primary elections Tuesday. Gov. Tom Corbett is unchallenged in the GOP primary, but the general election is a different story.<p>Corbett is considered one of the nation's most vulnerable incumbents right now, and a crowded field of Democrats is lined up in …

Lewinsky and Rove -- Good news for Hillary Clinton?

Hillary Clinton had a good week.<p>She seemed to be energized on a surprise appearance on Barbara Walters' final episode of "The View." "Why don't you take my place on the show?" Walters joked.<p>She gave a spirited speech at the annual conference of the New America Foundation, insisting on the need to …

Russian troops still at Ukrainian border despite withdrawal pledge, NATO says

NATO urged Russia to keep its word this time and withdraw troops along Ukraine's eastern border, saying it has seen no signs of soldiers returning to their bases.<p>President Vladimir Putin ordered tens of thousands of troops near the Ukraine border to return to their bases, his spokesman Dmitry …

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Anger swells after NSA phone records court order revelations

The scale of America's surveillance state was laid bare on Thursday as senior politicians revealed that the US counter-terrorism effort had swept up …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

Former PayPal CEO gets $25M to scale his wealth management service for the ‘forgotten middle’

Personal Capital claims to be the world’s first digital wealth management service, and it’s bolstering these claims with the closure of a $25 million funding round.<p>The funding will be used to hire new talent and grow the Silicon Valley-based company; CEO Bill Harris expects the company to be …

Galaxy S 4 Active caught on camera again, reported specs are lower than regular GS4 (video)

First came the model number mentions, then the pictures, and now Samsung's rumored and rugged Galaxy S 4 Active has been caught on film. In a situation that screams "controlled leak," <i>MobileTechReview</i> appears to have handled exactly the same tethered unit we've seen snaps of, and says the device …

Prepare For Ludicrous Speed: Origin PC Taps Razer, Corsair For Ultimate Gaming Laptop Bundle

Origin PC, a name synonymous with powerful computers, has just launched a gaming laptop bundle sure to make your eyes gloss over with desire. Beginning today, Origin PC is offering a “ready to ship” EON17-SLX, and it’s bundled with a Razer mouse, Corsair headset, and branded messenger bag.<p>I was …