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Field Curvature, A TrickyThe above photo is taken at 28mm at f/11 on an ancient Minolta 28-85mm lens, the focus was set to about 2.5 meters and according to the depth of field scales everything should be in focus… but it... isn't. In fact, there is considerable separation between my patient model and friend Perc Carter and the […]
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This 'Goodnight Moon' ParodyFor their Christmas card this year, the photography training service RGG EDU wrote a parody of the famous children’s book, “Goodnight Moon.” The 3-minute video above is a reading of “Goodnight... Pros,” and pokes fun at Apple’s new MacBook Pro. In related news: Bloomberg reports that the Mac division in Apple “is getting far less […]
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How a Conflict Photographer'sPhotographer couple Benjamin Lowy and Marvi Lacar created this inspiring short film with Sony about how Lowy’s vision of the world as a conflict photographer changed after he entered the world of... fatherhood. “It doesn’t matter if I’m on assignment in Afghanistan or filming underwater in Mexico,” Lowy says. “To my boys, it all equals […]
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5 Projects to Push Your iPhoneFor the past few years, I have been really enjoying pushing the iPhone camera as far as it can go, to do photography projects that many people might not have realized you can do with an iPhone. I also... use other cameras, but there's something fun about the always-in-your-pocket aspect of iPhone photography. #1: Snowflake […]
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After sharing his 8 camera hacks in 90 seconds, Toronto-based photographer Peter McKinnon is back again with another helpful video for beginners. In the 6-minute one above, he shares 5 basic tips that... can help you instantly improve your photos. Here’s a quick overview of the tips he shares and shows: #1. Angles: Take an […]
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Watch Tesla's Autopilot BrakeSince Tesla released Version 8.0 of its Autopilot system this summer, CEO Elon Musk has touted its lifesaving potential. Today, dashcam footage from the Netherlands showed just how powerful the new... safety feature can be.
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China is going to beat theWhen China's Chang'e 3 mission successfully landed a rover on the Moon in 2013 it was the first time a spacecraft had achieved a soft landing on the rock in nearly four decades. The last time NASA... performed a Moon landing was the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, and while the United States does have plans to return, it looks like China is going to double up -- and potentially triple up -- on its lunar excursions before the U.S. can make its return. The Chinese government just announced that it's planning on speeding up its roadmap for space exploration, with planned trips to the Moon in 2017 and 2018, and even a Mars probe mission by 2020. China's Chang'e 5 mission is scheduled for 2017, and will attempt to land a high tech probe on the Moon where it will observe, dig, and collect samples before...
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The Best Journaling Apps toImage: Memento A new year means a new opportunity to put into practice all those good habits you keep promising to stick to--like keeping a journal, for instance. Journalling has actually been proved... to do wonders for your health, and it can keep your creative juices flowing too, as well as giving you an archive of memories to look back on. Here are the best mobile apps for getting your thoughts down.
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The best apps for your new Windows 10 PC

The Verge - 25 Dec 2016 16:00
Congratulations! You just unwrapped a new Windows 10 PC for the holidays! Now you're wondering what the best apps are to install on your new machine. Fortunately, we're here to help, with some of our... top picks to try out on your new PC. We've rounded up our favorite and most-used apps and utilities for the technology we use every day. Check out our other picks for iPhones, Android phones, PCs, and Macs. We've also listed our favorite games for iOS and Android from this year. Wunderlist Over the break, take some time to get organized and ready for the new year. It's hard to go wrong with to-do app Wunderlist, and the full-featured app has reminders, due dates, and perhaps most importantly, it seamlessly syncs across iOS,...
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Honda in talks with Google toHonda has started formal talks with Google's self-driving division to develop another autonomous vehicle for its burgeoning test program. The Japanese automaker revealed the news on Thursday. See... Also: In a crowded field, who is ahead in the autonomous car race? Waymo, the newly named self-driving division of Alphabet, recently refitted 100 Fiat Chrysler minivans...
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Facts About Red Pandas

Live Science - 23 Dec 2016 08:30
Facts About Red PandasRed pandas are small mammals with long, fluffy tails and red and white markings. They are not related to giant pandas.
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Super Mario Run Sets App StorePopular iOS game Super Mario Run set a new download record yesterday, following its release last week on Thursday, December 15. According to app analyst Sensor Tower, the game hit 25 million downloads... in just four days, which is faster than Pokémon Go, which took 11 days to reach the same number, although that game's initial launch was limited in terms of available territories. SensorTower's current estimate puts paid users at approximately 2.1 million worldwide. By comparison, the paid game Lara Croft Go, launched in August 2015, has been downloaded approximately 280,000 times worldwide on the App Store since release. Image via SensorTower "It can't be understated, however, that the vast majority of early Super Mario Run downloaders clearly find the full game pricing prohibitive, and we...
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Olivia McConnell made news two years ago for her campaign to make the woolly mammoth South Carolina's state fossil, and now she has her sights set on new goals
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Set Up a Raspberry Pi as aIf you've ever wanted to live stream to YouTube but didn't want to spend much money to do so, MakeUseOf has a guide for setting up a Raspberry Pi as a live streaming device that'll broadcast... automatically.
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Swedish fintech companyThe round demonstrates Swedish startups will continue raising capital straight through the new year
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Everything you need to knowCongratulations, you're the proud owner of a new Windows PC! Maybe you found one under the Christmas tree, or finally decided to ditch that old beater you've been carrying around since college, either... way, time to get it set up. The post Everything you need to know about setting up your new PC appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Existence of a short-livedA research team at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, using new interaction between neutrons, has theoretically justified the low-energy tertaneutron resonance that was recently obtained... experimentally. This proves the very brief existence of a particle consisting of four neutrons. According to the supercomputer simulations, the tetraneutron lifetime is 5--10-22 sec. The research results are published in a top-ranked journal Physical Review Letters.
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Toilet paper for smartphones is now a thing

Digital Trends - 23 Dec 2016 10:19
Toilet paper for smartphonesSeveral surveys over the years have suggested that our smartphones often hold more bacteria than a typical toilet seat. This uncomfortable reality has prompted a Tokyo airport to start offering... travelers toilet paper designed especially for your handset. The post Toilet paper for smartphones is now a thing appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Devs is a new YouTube seriesThe new YouTube series, Devs, gives us a glimpse into the daily lives of game developers based in Finland. The first episode is already on YouTube.
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Bacteria, Methane, and Other"Permafrost is a silent ticking time bomb," says Robert Spencer, an environmental scientist at Florida State University. The post Bacteria, Methane, and Other Dangers Within Siberia's Melting... Permafrost appeared first on WIRED.
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Apple now offering refurbishedIf you have had your eye on a new Apple Watch, but you just can’t bring yourself to pull the trigger and plunk out the big bucks the smartwatch costs, you might like the new offerings from Apple.... You can now purchase refurbished Apple Watches directly from the Apple Store and right now there are several versions to choose from …
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Improvements to aIn fields such as engineering, economics or finance, highly complex decisions must be made, often incorporating multiple, at times contradictory, objectives. Highly specialised computer algorithms can... help find the best possible solutions to these multi-objective problems (MOPs).
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Investigations of the skyrmionResearchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made another important breakthrough in the field of future magnetic storage devices.... Already in March 2016, the international team investigated structures, which could serve as magnetic shift register or racetrack memory devices. This type of storage promises low access times, high information density, and low energy consumption. Now, the research team achieved the billion-fold reproducible motion of special magnetic textures, so-called skyrmions, between different positions, which is exactly the process needed in magnetic shift registers thereby taking a critical step towards the application of skyrmions in devices. The work was published in the research journal Nature...
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How to get the iPhone 7 from £26.57 per month

Pocket-lint - 27 Dec 2016 11:00
How to get the iPhone 7 fromHow to get the iPhone 7 from £26.57 per monthUNSHACKLED.com has been set up to "rip up the rulebook", letting you get the latest and greatest phones for a fraction of what you would pay in a contract... with a mobile operator.The UNSHACKLED.com way...
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Tesla's next-generationTesla's Superchargers are certainly faster than most public EV stations, but they're still far slower than you might hope for. When it can take about 40 minutes to get an 80 percent charge, you can't... exactly grab and go like you would at a gas pump....
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