Aspect Ratio

Acer has a crazy large, curved monitor for PC gamers for a crazy high price

Why it matters to you<p>Acer wants only the best for PC gamers, and has produced a huge curved desktop monitor that should give customers plenty of …

Laptops

Maybe the Next iPhone Won’t Be a Galaxy S8 Train Wreck After All

There’s an intangible quality to tall narrow aspect ratios that people just don’t like. That’s part of the reason why Android tablets abandoned their …

Galaxy S8

Android Circuit: Latest Pixel 2 Specs Leak, Samsung Note 8 Details, Google Invades Your iPhone

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes a comparative review of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, new details on the Galaxy Note 8, hints and tips for the S8, more details on the Pixel 2, a leaked video of the unreleased …

Samsung

Netflix film Okja booed at Cannes Film Festival

<b>A screening at the Cannes Film Festival had to be stopped after the film was booed in its first few minutes.</b><p>Okja, starring Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, has been controversial because producer Netflix has refused to screen it in French cinemas.<p>The audience booed the Netflix logo, which …

Cannes Film Festival

HTC unveils the U11, a gorgeous 5.5-inch flagship phone with Amazon Alexa support

Gut reaction: You won’t want to hide the HTC U11 in a protective case. HTC’s new flagship phone is just too stunning to conceal behind a chintzy …

Tablets

DSLR Video Weekly: Choosing the Right Frame Size to Record Video

This is article #9 in the DSLR Video Weekly series. If you’d like the whole thing in one shot, check out the book <b>Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots</b> …

Videography

Is this the iPhone 8?

A recent render of the upcoming iPhone may be the closest thing yet to what to expect from Apple’s overhaul of its flagship phone.<p>Images and a video appeared this week that offered a compelling take on the design, including a depiction of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display – a first for …

Apple

Microsoft Surface Laptop vs. Apple MacBook: Tech spec smackdown

It's PC versus Mac once again, as Microsoft's first traditional notebook enters the premium laptop arena.At first glance the Surface Laptop is more …

Laptops

Experiments in fixed aspect ratios

When I was TA-ing a Responsive Web Design class for Girl Develop It several weeks ago, a great question was raised as to how to keep video embeds …

Web Development

Don’t mess up your grid like Medium

When we first created covers for our Medium articles, we noticed that on different pages, they are cropped with a lot of different aspect ratios.<p>I …

Web Design

Which Android phones predicted the future?

The fact that smartphones are essentially pocket-sized computers has never been more apparent than it is today. Take the latest iPhone or Galaxy out of your pocket and try to think of something that the device <i>can’t</i> do: Web browsing? That’s old news. Mobile applications? Got those in spades. Cameras …

Tablets

LG G6 mini could pack 5.4in screen with 18:9 aspect ratio

Photos of the mini model have been leaked revealing its design.<p>LG could be planning to come out with a mini version of the recently launched G6 …

Tablets

LG reports ~10% sales bump in Q1, mobile revenues up 4% QoQ, 2% YoY

LG Electronics has posted its Q1 2017 results, which show a nearly 10 per cent year-over-year jump in revenue. The electronics maker is reporting KRW 14.66 trillion ($12.70BN) in revenue, an increase of 9.7 per cent from the same period last year. While its operating income (profit) nearly doubled, …

Samsung

Drowsiness detection with OpenCV

By onMay 8, 2017 in dlib, Facial Landmarks, Tutorials<p>My Uncle John is a long haul tractor trailer truck driver.<p>For each new assignment, he picks his …

Python Programming

Responsive background images with JavaScript — Blog — John Papandriopoulos

Full-page photographic backgrounds on the web are big, bold, and beautiful, but it can be a challenge to ensure the subject area remains visible …

Software Development

Here's 360 fake and three or four real reasons HP's Spectre x360 beats a MacBook

A year ago it might have come as a shock to learn that the world's most boring PC maker, HP, was now the world's number one PC maker, ahead of …

Laptops

How to Shoot High-Quality Videos With a SmartPhone

For learning professionals, filming poor-quality shots is one of the biggest wastes of time. Your foot­­age might be underexposed, have too much …

Talent Management

Social Media Image Sizes: A Quick Reference Guide for Each Network

James Mulvey, a fellow writer here at Hootsuite, once said: “Unlike spandex, social media is not one-size-fits-all.”<p>Despite feeling uncomfortable …

Social Media Marketing

Customising your Canon DSLR: Part 1

<b>Canon DSLR user? Matt Golowczynski explains how to make your camera work better for you with Custom settings</b><p>The average interchangeable-lens camera …

Cameras

Building a Gas Pump Scanner with OpenCV/Python/iOS

OverviewLast year I took the Coursera course on Machine Learning and one of my goals in taking that class was that I wanted to use something learned …

Machine Learning

Samsung's massive double-wide display panels set for production later this year

Ultrawide 21:9 monitors are growing in popularity. The displays, which are usually around the 34-inch or 35-inch mark, can offer unparalleled levels …

Samsung

First look: Apple's Clips app for iPhone & iPad

Feature<p>Not to be left behind by recent social media trends, Apple on Thursday released Clips, an iPhone and iPad app designed to create splashy …

iOS

Landscape to Portrait at the Click of a Mouse

Modern 16:9 aspect ratio monitors may be great for watching a widescreen movie on Netflix, but for most PDFs, Word documents, and certain web pages, …

Literature

7 tips for taking better pictures with Android

You have a powerful camera built into your Android phone. Do you know how best to use it? These tips will help you take better photos with your …

Photography

Why Crop to the Cinematic Aspect Ratio 2.39:1

To crop or not to crop, that is the question. I’ve heard all the arguments for and against cropping. Many photographers feel it’s cheating, trying to …

Photography

ProCamera App Tutorial: Table Of Contents

ProCamera is a full-featured iPhone camera app that has everything you need for shooting stunning high quality images. Whether you’re a beginner or …

iPhoneography

Samsung's Galaxy S8 sure feels like one big compromise

Samsung this week launched a long-awaited, much leaked, hugely important phone: The Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling, the Galaxy S8+.<p>And though there's a lot to like about the phone, its spec sheet is a list of could-have-beens and odd design decisions. Even worse, the recently launched LG G6 …

Samsung

We’re gonna need Pythagoras’ help to compare screen sizes in 2017

<i>Android Central</i>‘s Alex Dobie made this point to me in the buildup to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 launch yesterday: a 5.8-inch phone with the S8’s elongated 18.5:9 aspect ratio doesn’t have the same size screen as a 5.8-inch phone with the traditional 16:9. The two might share the same diagonal measurement, …

Samsung Galaxy

Google urges developers to update apps to work with 18:9 aspect ratio devices

A trend we are seeing with this year’s flagship smartphones is the adoption of 18:9 aspect ratio displays or 2:1 for the least common denominator types. So far we’ve seen the LG G6 with an 18:9 aspect ratio and now the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ with an 18.5:9 screen size. Now Google is urging …

Google

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has a super tall screen, but a bizarre aspect ratio

18.5:9 is going to cause some minor issues<p>Now that Samsung is ditching its Edge brand and going all in on edge-to-edge, bezel-less displays for its flagship phone line, we’ll now have to contend with what may be one of the weirdest smartphone screen aspect ratios out there. On both the Galaxy S8’s …

Samsung Galaxy