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Tuesday
Jan172017

Filmic Pro app makes it easy to color correct iPhone 7 video

[Link] : The "log profile" gives you a lot more options.<p>If "the best camera is the one that's with you," then you always have a pretty damn good camera if you own an iPhone 7 or 7 Pro. To give you more options than Apple provides, Filmic has just released a beta version of its Pro app that lets you shoot 4K …
Tuesday
Jan172017

Eight Crossings and 192 Atoms Long: the Tightest Knot Ever Tied

[NyTimes] : "British scientists have tied the tightest knot ever tied and, as unlikely as it may seem, this is important.<p>Knots are useful in everyday life and specific kinds of knots are suitable for specific tasks — bowlines, cleats, hitches and nooses all hold things together in different ways. The same is …"

Sunday
Jan152017

Sharon Daniels of Arria: Always Double-Check Your Motivations

[NyTimes] : "This interview with <b>Sharon Daniels</b>, chairwoman and interim C.E.O. of Arria NLG, a data collection and analysis firm, was conducted and condensed by <b>Adam Bryant</b>.<p><b>Q. What were your early years like?</b><p><b>A.</b> I grew up in Ringwood, N.J. I grew up with an older sister and a younger brother, and my mom is one of …"

Sunday
Jan152017

Ride-Hailing Drivers Are Slaves to the Surge

[NyTimes] : "Every weekday at 5:30 a.m., Uziel Santos, 48, leaves for work. Like most drivers for ride-hailing apps in New York, he is drawn by early-morning surge prices, and those closest to his home in Astoria, Queens, are on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where children and parents book short, lucrative …"

Sunday
Jan152017

SpaceX Launches Rocket, Its First Since Explosion on Launchpad

[NyTimes] : "VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A Falcon 9 rocket roared into the sky on Saturday carrying 10 communications satellites — a return by SpaceX and its billionaire leader, Elon Musk, to the business of launching satellites to orbit.<p>But financial details disclosed this past week about the company …"

Sunday
Jan152017

How Davos Brings the Global Elite Together

[NyTimes] : "Heads of state, captains of industry, prominent academics, philanthropists and a retinue of journalists, celebrities and hangers-on will descend Tuesday on Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum.<p>For most of the year, Davos is a resort town high in the Swiss Alps with a population of just …"

Saturday
Jan142017

The Timmerman Report is putting customer service at the center of its one-man news business

[Link] : When it comes to running your own one-person media company, the hardest problems are often the smallest.<p>In 2015, veteran biotech reporter Luke Timmerman set out on his own to launch The Timmerman Report, a $149-a-year subscription product offering original news and analysis about the biotech …
Saturday
Jan142017

What Happens When Algorithms Design a Concert Hall? The Stunning Elbphilharmonie

[Link] : The most interesting thing about Herzog and De Meuron’s newly opened concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie, isn’t its wave-like facade, which rises above …
Friday
Jan132017

Andy Rubin Nears His Comeback, Complete With an `Essential' Phone - Bloomberg

[Link] : Just over two years after leaving Google, Andy Rubin is preparing to take on the smartphone industry he helped create.<p>Rubin, creator of the Android …
Friday
Jan132017

The Definition of a Complete Overland Build

[Link] : Expedition Overland breaks down their latest Toyota Tacoma project.<p>Evan YatesView Evan Yates's Articles<p>twitter.com/evanyates_instagram.com/evan__yates<p>…
Thursday
Jan122017

Why You Should Buy the New Apple AirPods

[Link] : When Apple released the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus this year with no headphone jack, it didn’t bother me. I was already a convert to Bluetooth earbuds—the not totally wireless kind with their cord looping behind your neck. I suspected that the unveiling of the $160 AirPods—the supposedly perfect listening …
Thursday
Jan122017

How the Inventor of Mario Designs a Game

[Link] : Shigeru Miyamoto has created some of the most popular videos games in history. <i>Donkey Kong</i>, <i>Super Mario Bros.</i>, and <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> helped to …
Thursday
Jan122017

How an Overstuffed Mac Gets Its Drive Back

[NyTimes] : "<b>Q.</b> <i>What is “purgeable” storage? I couldn't understand the explanation in the Community Discussion at Apple Support on this.</i><p><b>A.</b> In a nutshell, “purgeable” storage is hard-drive space the Mac can make available in an emergency — by automatically deleting files that you can always download again. For …"

Thursday
Jan122017

The Guide to Being an Airbnb Superhost

[NyTimes] : "IN my spare time, when not writing about consumer technology for The New York Times, I have a sideline renting out a cabin house on Airbnb. So when Jose reserved the property last October, it was nothing unusual. He said he wanted to host some relatives for a quiet weekend in the mountains. I …"

Wednesday
Jan112017

How Netflix Is Deepening Our Cultural Echo Chambers

[NyTimes] : "When “One Day at a Time” started its run on CBS in December 1975, it became an instant hit and remained so for almost a decade.<p>In its first year, “One Day at a Time,” a sitcom about working-class families created by the TV impresario Norman Lear, regularly attracted 17 million viewers every week, …"

Wednesday
Jan112017

President Obama’s Farewell Address: Full Video and Text

[NyTimes] : "<i>The following is the complete text of President Obama's address as prepared for delivery, provided by the White House.</i><p>It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight it's my turn to say thanks. …"

Tuesday
Jan102017

Kodak says it’s bringing back Ektachrome film, and photographers everywhere are smiling

[Link] : Film photography has faded so swiftly that it can be hard to recall a time before digital photos.<p>Two decades ago Eastman Kodak was selling a billion rolls of film a year. Another film giant, Polaroid, still had enough cultural cache in 2003 that most people knew what hip-hop duo OutKast meant when …
Tuesday
Jan102017

Browser autofill used to steal personal details in new phishing attack

[Link] : Chrome, Safari, Opera and extensions such as LastPass can be tricked into leaking private information using hidden text boxes, developer finds<p>Your browser or password manager’s autofill might be inadvertently giving away your information to unscrupulous phishers using hidden text boxes on …
Tuesday
Jan102017

Lego Boost

[Link] : Legos are always more fun with motors. Lego Boost goes a step further, letting kids code their own creations. The core of the 800+ piece kit is the …
Tuesday
Jan102017

Facebook’s Virtual Reality Foray Challenged as ‘Fanciful Story’ - Bloomberg

[Link] : Facebook Inc. bet early on virtual reality, buying Oculus VR 2 1/2 years ago to get its groundbreaking headset. Now it’s fighting claims that the …