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Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes Public 400K High-Res Images of Its Collection

NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has officially made available 400,000 high-resolution digital images of the collections it currently has in its …

These Office-Friendly Headphones Go Up to 11 Without Leaking Sound

Maybe you already own a few pairs of headphones. A pair of open-backed Grados for listening at home, where a little sound leak is fine; A pair of …

9 of the World's Most Outrageously Expensive Headphones

<i>View the gallery in full screen to read more about each headphone.</i><p>Even if you're not a self-professed audiophile, a funny thing happens when you don …

Microsoft's motion-sensing keyboard lets you skip the touchscreen

As convenient as touchscreens and air gesture controls can be on a PC, it's not very comfortable to keep raising your hands just to handle basic tasks. You might not have to subject your arms to that kind of strain if Microsoft's experimental Type-Hover-Swipe keyboard ever reaches shelves, though. …

Big Bang breakthrough announced; gravitational waves detected

There's no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.<p>If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it's evidence of how the universe …

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Why Is Glass Transparent?

We all take for granted the fact that glass is transparent. But stop and think about it for a second: how can something so bulky and solid be so easy …

Up the Ambient, Create Beautiful Portraits by Mimicking Daylight

When I first picked up a DSLR and got a taste of artificial lighting, I loved shooting in darkness. I felt like I could control light a lot easier …

The Best-Selling Prints and Products of 2013, and Trends for 2014

With only a few weeks remaining in 2013, it’s time to start preparing for 2014. To help your photography business get a jump start on the new year, I …

A Bit of A7R Sanity: Rising Above the Trash Talk and Fanboy-ism with Actual Facts

A while back I wrote a post I humbly called Roger’s Law of New Product Introduction, complete with the graph shown below. The release of the Sony A7R …

How Steve Jobs Made the iPad Succeed When All Other Tablets Failed

Steve Jobs’s solution to Google’s Android-everywhere strategy was simple and audacious: he unveiled the iPad. Many knew Jobs was going to unveil a …

The Weird Math Behind Paper Sizes

Despite all the talk of the paperless office, for some reason most of us still seem to drown under piles of dead tree. But while we're all intimately …

Monitors and Mixing – Are you hearing the truth? Lend me your ears…

<i>Your monitors want to tell you something – but are you listening – and more to the point – is it the truth?</i> <i>Howard hacks through the monitoring myths</i> …

Berklee College of Music Will Offer Degrees Online

<b>Affordable Degree Option Designed to Reach Music Students Around the World</b><p>BOSTON, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Berklee College of Music, …

Signals From Source To DAW - Part 1

I’ve seen a lot of DAW demonstrations over the years. The demonstrator fires up the program showing a screen full of hot tracks, and then proceeds to …

BTS/360: Julius Koivistoinen's Terrarium

So you have learned a little bit about lighting. So what. What do you do with it? What's the goal?<p>What if you were only 22 years old, but you had an …

Hands-on with the Surface Music Kit, a digital audio workshop aimed at beginners (video)

We were expecting new tablets at today's Microsoft Surface press event, but this? This was a surprise. In addition to unveiling the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, the company showed off the Surface Music Kit, a special version of the company's Touch Cover keyboard that's specifically meant for music …

Kinect for Windows SDK update lets developers add green screen effects

Kinect for Windows developers can now get a little more creative: Microsoft has released version 1.8 of the camera's SDK, which lets app creators produce a green screen effect by removing the background. The update also brings a new Kinect Fusion API that scans the color of an object in addition to …

Photoshop CC: Generator

Peripheral Vision 003: Professor John Slough on how nuclear power could get us to Mars in 30 days

"We thought of a clever idea of how you might use fusion to do manned space travel," explains John Slough. The University of Washington research professor discusses such seemingly impossible ideas with the cavalier nature one might otherwise reserve for picking out shirts in the morning. The …

5 Important Tone Mapping Tips That Will Improve Your HDR

Tone mapping is at the heart of what most people consider to be HDR photography. Although we have a wonderful array of tone mapping software at our …

Tutorials

How to make a 3D scanner

<i>This article was taken from the August 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

The Art of Color Processing in Landscape Photography

In this new training guide, professional coastal landscape photographer Christopher O’Donnell explains his color processing workflow in a …

Landscape Photography

Tutorial: Creating a Surreal, Conceptual Photo Using ‘Zone Lighting’

In this tutorial I’d like to demonstrate that you don’t need expensive studio flashes to create a complex scene with subtle lighting. I haven’t yet …