Photography

Luminar’s new libraries don’t even need you to manually import images

Previous Next Skylum Skylum Skylum Skylum Skylum Luminar finally has a digital asset management library — and photographers don’t even need to import images. On Thursday, December 6, Skylum opened pre-orders for Luminar 3, an update that brings the long-teased library tools to the RAW photo editor, effectively turning the program into a Lightroom competitor. […]

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This video perfectly demonstrates how much worse even the best smartphone cameras are compared to traditional cameras

Hollis Johnson/Business InsiderGoogle’s Pixel 3 smartphone. Google’s Pixel 3 smartphone has one of the best cameras on any smartphone. It takes gorgeous photos, just like its iPhone equivalent. But even the Pixel 3 still struggles to keep up with a traditional camera. Google’s new Pixel 3 smartphone is an excellent device in lots of ways.  […]

Gears & Gadgets

OnePlus 6T Review: Amazing value with an even more amazing fingerprint reader

Authenticating with the OnePlus 6T. Just press your finger on the screen. Ron Amadeo You get slim bezels and a teardrop-style notch. Ron Amadeo Check out this teardrop notch. If you look closely you can see sensor windows just above the camera in this picture. Ron Amadeo The bottom chin is minimal. Ron Amadeo My […]

Computer

These gloves will make virtual reality feel even more immersive

[embedded content] Virtual reality can be a truly immersive experience, but a touch of an object in the virtual world doesn’t quite equate to a physical touch you would expect in real life. That is exactly what scientists from EPFL and ETH Zurich have worked to address with newly developed thin and light VR gloves. Called Dextres, the […]

Gaming

AMD’s best gaming CPU is now an even better deal

Intel revealed what it is calling the “best gaming CPU ever” last week with the Core i9-9900K. That chip is selling for $ 580, and it debuts October 19. It also doesn’t come with a cooler, so you’ll have to buy one separately. But if what if you want to spend about half that? Well, […]

Photography

Pictar Pro makes phones even more DSLR-like with viewfinder and better build

Previous Next Who says smartphones can’t have viewfinders and physical controls? The Miggo Pictar Pro gives iPhone and Android phones a viewfinder and DSLR-like control wheels along with an extra battery. Even more impressive, the phone grip, like the original Pictar (see our full review), does it all without a wired or Wi-Fi connection with […]

Computer

Netgear’s Alexa-enabled Orbi Voice Mesh Wi-Fi speaker blankets your home in strong Wi-Fi and even stronger sound

Netgear is bringing a new triple-play addition to its Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi line. The Orbi Voice Smart Speaker and Wi-Fi Mesh Satellite is a single unit that combines a mesh Wi-Fi extender, an Alexa-enabled smart home assistant, and Harman Kardon audio. Netgear announced the new product at IFA 2018. The mesh Wi-Fi extender gives you broader, […]

Gaming

Even Nvidia uses third-party computer vision technology

Gamers like to post photos of their souped up gaming PCs on social media, which is great for the companies who build the technology they use in their rigs. Or, it would be great, if those gamers also mentioned the brands. Most of the time, they don’t. That’s a problem Nvidia experiences when users of […]

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Google Confirms It Tracks Locations Even After Users Turn Off Location History

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. The change comes days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and websites store user location even if users have turned […]

Photography

Meet the Mantis Q: A drone you can control by yelling, waving, or even smiling

Previous Next Talk, wave, or smile, and Yuneec’s newest drone will snap a photo. The Yuneec Mantis Q, as it’s called, integrates voice control and 4K inside a $ 500 folding drone designed for adventurers, families, and UAV enthusiasts. While voice control has become increasingly common in devices like smartphones and smart speakers, it’s a rare […]

Gears & Gadgets

Galaxy Tab S4 review: Even Samsung’s Dex desktop can’t save Android tablets

Enlarge / Samsung Dex can be used with or without an external monitor. Valentina Palladino OEMs are trying to make tablets that can replace your laptop, but most of us know that tablets can’t really do such a thing for power users. However, these new devices try to balance portability and power, giving users a […]

Emerging Tech

Weekend workshop: Make this 3D-printed side table, even without a 3D printer

Unfortunately, you can’t 3D print your own furniture quite yet — at least not easily. Unless you have access to industrial-level machinery or are willing to print a gazillion pieces on your Makerbot, printing home furnishings on demand just isn’t possible for most of us. However, despite the fact that printing an entire coffee table […]

Photography

Apple Photos ditches prints, but third-party extensions could be even better

Apple is calling it quits on the printed photo and leaving prints from the MacOS Photos app up to third-party platforms. A new pop-up message inside Photos says that the app will stop taking print orders on September 30. The Photo Print Products section of the Photos app (previously iPhoto) now warns users with a […]

Emerging Tech

These living solar cells make energy, even in bad weather

When it comes to generating energy from sunlight, unusual solutions have been shown to make the process more efficient. Now, a team of researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) has demonstrated how solar cells made of living organisms can generate energy even with limited sunlight. Known as “biogenic” solar cells, these cells could offer […]

Emerging Tech

Even in the desert, an innovative device pulls fresh water out of thin air

[embedded content] On any given day, you’re surrounded by of water suspended in the air as imperceptible vapor. The idea of harvesting this water has deep roots in the sci-fi culture — when we first met Luke Skywalker on his desert home planet, Tatooine, he was toiling away on his uncle’s vapor farm — but […]