Emerging Tech

If Tony Stark designed motorcycle helmets, they’d probably look like this

[embedded content] Are you a motorbike rider in want of a bit of Iron Man tech in your life? If so, then intelligent helmet systems manufacturer Jarvish has your back. Or, perhaps more appropriately, your head. Launched on Kickstarter this week, Jarvish is offering a “launch special” for its Jarvish X and X-AR helmets — […]

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A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog

Supported by A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog ImageSheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, testifying in September before a Senate committee.CreditCreditEric Thayer for The New York Times By Jack Nicas and Matthew Rosenberg Nov. 15, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — A small firm called Definers Public Affairs brought the dark arts of […]

Photography

Instagram is testing a new way for you to look through your feed

Instagram has gradually accumulated tons of new features over the years — from face filters to video chat to the recent nametag tool to mention just a few. But the developers who tirelessly tweak the app in an effort to enhance the user experience have gone back to basics by testing a new way to scroll […]

Computer

First Look at the Revamped Chrome OS on Google's Pixel Slate

With the Google Pixel Slate, unveiled on Tuesday, we finally know how Google is planning to light a fire under the currently quite boring non-iOS tablet market. When it ships later this year, the $ 599 Pixel Slate will come with a significantly redesigned version of Google’s Chrome operating system. It’s a secret weapon of […]

Emerging Tech

Look out construction workers; Japan’s new robot might steal your job one day

[embedded content] Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot is capable of some impressive feats, but researchers from Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) institute have created what looks like an eminently more practical and down-to-earth humanoid robot. Case in point: While Atlas is busy showing off its skills by performing picture-perfect backflips, AIST’s […]

Computer

IBM’s Holodeck-style classroom tech makes language-learning apps look primitive

[embedded content] Whether it’s apps like Duolingo or the ease of travel, there are plenty of ways technology has made it more straightforward to learn a second (or third or fourth …) language. Now, IBM Research and New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have come up with an entirely new high-tech approach — and it totally reminds […]

Photography

Photo FOMO: VSCO makes harsh sun look cool, Apple wants to make 360 look better

Afraid of missing out on the latest photo industry news while you’re out, well, actually taking pictures? Photo FOMO is all the news you might have missed this week, published on the weekends. Alongside the biggest stories of the week, like Sony’s new position at the top for full-frame camera sales, a film festival that […]

Photography

Lomography's Founders Look Back On 25 Years

Sally Bibawy and Matthias Fiegl, cofounders of Lomography, came of age as the world changed. As students in Vienna, Austria in the early 1990s, they were able to see the Soviet grip on neighbors to the east slip away. The Berlin Wall had come down just a few years earlier, the USSR became the Commonwealth […]

Photography

Film-processing lab offers fascinating behind-the-scenes look

[embedded content] Canon decided to end sales of its final film camera in May and Nikon has pretty much abandoned the film-camera market save for two devices, but there are still plenty of photographers out there who are happily shooting on film, having resisted the switch to a digital alternative. When it comes to developing […]

Photography

Shopping for a camera deal on Amazon Prime Day? Here’s what to look for

Perhaps second only to Black Friday, Amazon Prime Day has a lot of deals to offer. The key is to make sure you’re actually getting the best deal possible and not just getting lost in the clever copy or tricky pricing. If there’s a digital camera, lens, or photo accessory on your list — and Amazon […]

Emerging Tech

This 21-year-old’s 3D-printed aquatic jetpack makes scuba fins look prehistoric

Previous Next Exterior. An expensive hotel in somewhere like the Amalfi coast that costs more per night than you or I make in a couple of months. Bored, bronzed beautiful people are doing laps in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Suddenly, here comes our man: ruggedly handsome with a mischievous streak and a pair of pricey […]

Gears & Gadgets

A look at Chrome’s new tab design

The new Chrome design. We get new tab shapes, a white tab background, rounded address bar, and more. A single tab window has a white background, and with a white current tab, the tab and tab background blend together. With multiple tabs open, the background changes to gray allowing for some tab separation. Still, background […]

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This $18.5 million, 112-year-old 'secret' hilltop estate in San Francisco has an elevator, multiple outdoor decks and sweeping 360-degree views of the city – take a look inside

Christopher Stark Perched atop a hill in San Francisco’s upscale Nob Hill neighborhood lies a hidden estate – listed for sale at a cool $ 18.5 million, pricey even by the city’s ridiculously high standards. The brown-shingled home sits on a 0.27-acre lot and boasts three stories, five bedrooms, an elevator, a wine cellar and […]

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A tech billionaire just listed his Palo Alto home for $100 million, the most expensive Bay Area listing in a decade – take a look inside

REX Real Estate The most expensive listed Bay Area home within the last decade is currently for sale for nearly $ 100 million, with extensive and plentiful amenities to match. Originally reported by The Wall Street Journal, the 32,000-square-foot home at 610 Los Trancos Rd in Palo Alto, Calif., belongs to Scott McNealy, who co-founded […]