Photography

What are the biggest color trends in photography? Study suggests these bold hues

Previous Next Shutterstock Shutterstock Shutterstock Shutterstock What hues are most eye-catching in photos and videos? A recent Shutterstock study suggests a trio of three bold colors are seeing the most downloads. Released today, November 29, the Shutterstock 2019 Color Trends report highlights UFO Green, Plastic Pink, and Proton Purple as the most downloaded colors from the […]

Emerging Tech

These Alexa-stuffed retro phones don’t listen until you take them off the hook

Previous Next Between the official models built by Amazon, Google, and Apple, and the growing number of third-party devices, there is no shortage of smart speakers here in 2018. If you’re a company looking to dive into this crowded market, you better bring something fresh to the table. Or, if you’re the Los Angeles-based Grain […]

Photography

Full frame or 4K for less than $1K? These 4 older cameras still have a lot to offer

Cameras tend to come in tiers — there are the big, professional rigs; the mid-priced enthusiast models; and the baby beginner ones. Each tier has a corresponding price point, with the professional models naturally costing the most. But, as cameras age, those prices begin to fall — and eventually, the price an older upper tier […]

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These are the screen sizes for next year's iPhone lineup, according to the most accurate Apple analyst

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Apple could release three new iPhones with the same screen sizes as this year’s models, TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in a note for investors. Apple is also likely to use a new kind of antenna part in next year’s models, according to the note seen by Business Insider. Kuo […]

Emerging Tech

These solar-powered water purifiers can produce 30,000 gallons of water per day

Quench Water & Solar In case you haven’t noticed, there is a clean water problem. Every day, a new community somewhere in the world experiences issues with contaminated water and has to turn to either bottled water or boiling water in order to fulfill clean water requirements. Quench Water & Solar, a subsidiary of the company […]

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 […]

Computer

What the heck is machine learning, and why is it everywhere these days?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, ignoring every big tech advance in the past decade, you’ve probably heard of machine learning. Whether it’s better fraud detection and prevention, the handy online recommendations made by Netflix and Amazon, revolutionary facial recognition technology, or futuristic self-driving cars, machine learning is powering the current artificial intelligence revolution. But what […]

Emerging Tech

Need an outfit for Halloween? Check out these 3D-printed costumes

So it’s getting closer to Halloween and you’re scrambling for a costume idea, or you’re missing that special piece to tie it all together. Well, instead of frantically buzzing around town looking for the right shop with the right stuff, have you considered 3D printed Halloween costumes? Fire up that printer and check out our […]

Emerging Tech

Worried about your screen use? These glasses block them out wherever you go

[embedded content] There are plenty of reasons to be worried about the length of time we spend staring at screens each day. While companies like Apple introduced features like iOS 12’s Screen Time counter, a new Kickstarter campaign offers a more radical way for screen-addicted folks to kick the habit: Block them out altogether. Inspired […]

Gaming

These 19th-century astronomical drawings show the beauty of cosmos

Jupiter, 1880. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot Saturn, 1874. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot Solar eclipse of July 29, 1878. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot Mars, 1877. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot Moon, 1875. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot Aurora Borealis, 1872. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot Group of sun spots. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot Orion Nebula, 1975. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot We live in a golden age of […]

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These 3 American neighborhoods are emerging as economic powerhouses

f11photo/ShutterstockAn aerial view of Charlotte, North Carolina, a city that has seen recent economic growth. For decades, many Americans have chosen to live in suburbs and commute to urban centers for work. That’s largely because cities – accounting for 85% of US GDP and jobs – help drive the nation’s economy. Neighborhoods like Midtown in […]

Emerging Tech

These amazing future transport technologies promise to supercharge your commute

You can keep your Teslas, your McLarens, and your Aston Martins (we’ll take them if you’re dead set on getting rid of them, of course!). Here in 2018, the ambition, scale, and adrenalin-pumping excitement of the most cutting-edge transport options put even the most drool-worthy vehicles to shame. Without further ado, here are some of […]

Photography

Mirrorless vs. DSLR: How do these competing camera systems stack up?

Interchangeable lens cameras sit at the top of the gear pyramid for serious photographers. Both mirrorless cameras and DSLRs boast the flexibility of different lenses and larger sensors compared to compact cameras and smartphones. DSLRs made an easy cross-over from film, just adding a D onto the 35mm film SLRs that many professionals favored for […]

Emerging Tech

Check out these cheesy TV ads for tech stuff from yesteryear

These days, tech firms spend millions of dollars on complex, multi-layered ad campaigns to market their latest wares. But just a few decades ago, such campaigns were as basic as the products they proffered. We recently stumbled across an amusing 1981 TV commercial for Sony’s hugely successful Walkman cassette player. The fascinating find prompted us […]

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These Prime Day 2018 Deals On Nintendo Switch Accessories Are No Game

This year’s sale kicks off with impressive markdowns on everything from fashion and beauty to kitchen deals and, yes, even sex toys. Shoppers will find big-ticket items usually marked down only around the holidays at holiday-level prices. We’re talking $ 650 for a 55-inch 4K TV and 35 percent off select monitors and laptops. If […]