Photography

Get up close and personal with this telephoto lens for your phone

Previous Next Phone manufacturers may be adding more lenses to smartphones to boost camera versatility, but attaching external lenses to a phone is an alternative method of enhancing your photography game. Moment offers a variety of lenses — such as macro, super fisheye, wide angle, and anamorphic — for Apple, Samsung, and Google phones, and […]

Gears & Gadgets

Windows 10 October 2018 Update is back, this time without deleting your data

Enlarge / This message, shown during Windows upgrades, is going to be salt in the wound. Just over a month since its initial release, Microsoft is making the Windows 10 October 2018 Update widely available today. The update was withdrawn shortly after its initial release due to the discovery of a bug causing data loss. […]

Top Stories

I installed this $160 smart lock on my front door, and now letting in our Airbnb guests is a snap

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Home Depot Whether you regularly host guests, don’t want to carry around keys, or you just want to let trusted people into your home, smart locks are […]

Emerging Tech

This lab-grown heart tissue beats just like the real thing

Researchers have used stem cells to create a lab-grown human heart tissue which actually beats. Created by scientists from University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany, the heart tissue also expresses genes and responds to drugs in the same way as a real human atrium, the upper chamber in the heart through which blood enters. The […]

Gears & Gadgets

Tinkerers, repair shops will have mixed feelings about this iPad Pro teardown

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Pro+11-Inch+Teardown/115457 Following the controlled destruction of the Mac mini and the MacBook Air, iFixit turned its gaze to the new 11-inch iPad Pro. Its teardown reveals lots of adhesive, even more magnets, and only a few surprises inside the newest Apple tablet. Unsurprisingly, the super-narrow bezels make the new iPad Pro harder to get into […]

Emerging Tech

Virtual newscaster wants to know: Is this the real me or just a fantasy?

[embedded content] “Hello, everyone. I’m an English artificial intelligence anchor. This is my very first day in Xinhua news agency.” Those are the introductory words of one of two A.I. clones presented the World Internet Conference taking place in Wuzhen, China, BBC News reported. Previous Next Xinhua news agency real and virtual news readers Xinhua news […]

Mobile

Vine cofounder announces Byte, a new looping video app launching this spring

There will soon be a new looping video app for Vine fans to take a byte out of. Vine founder Dom Hofmann tweeted today that a new version of the video looping app that he’s been working on, called Byte, will launch in spring 2019. our new looping video app is called byte. launching spring […]

Emerging Tech

Driverless cars can only take you so far. This is how smarter cities are being built

Tel Aviv, Israel Ilan Shacham/Getty Images In the sunny climes of Tel Aviv, Israel, the Smart Mobility Summit, held from October 29 to 30, brought together city administrators from across the globe, research institutions, major car companies, and stealthy startups. They all came not just for the balmy weather but to exchange ideas and discuss […]

Photography

Photography News: This budget brand is developing a 4G mirrorless camera

Afraid of missing out on the latest photo industry news while you’re out, well, actually taking pictures? Photography News of the Week is all the news you might have missed this week, published on the weekends. Alongside the biggest stories of the week, like Flickr’s big changes, Panasonic’s organic sensor camera, and a one-handed Photoshop […]

Emerging Tech

Bright idea: this motorcycle jacket has built-in lights that sync with your bike

[embedded content] Motorbike leathers are there to protect riders from injury, as well as to keep them warm while riding in colder climates. But darker leather jackets, which are some of the most popular available, also have an obvious downside: They make bikers difficult to see in the dark. This poses a clear safety risk […]

Emerging Tech

See the National Forests like never before in this awe-inspiring drone video

[embedded content] What’s the difference between a National Park and a National Forest? Drones. The National Park Service banned drones several years ago after tourists proved time and time again that they couldn’t be trusted with them. But no such ban exists in the National Forests — at least, not yet — which gives filmmakers […]

Photography

This vintage-inspired instant camera only requires film and creativity

Previous Next Carbon Carbon Carbon The Escura Instant 60s strips photography down to the absolute essentials for a vintage-inspired camera that doesn’t need batteries. And if you don’t mind a little modern battery power, the camera can be paired with an external, off-camera flash with a matching vintage atheistic. The Escura works without electronics, thanks […]

Photography

This Red Sox fan had his $650 World Series ticket stolen via Instagram

Muhammed Selim Korkutata/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Robbie Johnson was so excited about getting a ticket for a World Series game that he posted a photo a photo of it on Instagram. But when the Boston Red Sox fan arrived at Fenway Park for last week’s Game 2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Johnson discovered that the […]

Photography

Which landmarks are searched for most by creatives? This list has some surprises

[embedded content] From the Eiffel Tower to the Statue of Liberty, some landmarks are instantly recognizable even for the infrequent traveler — but what landmarks are most often featured in creative works? That’s the question stock video and photography agency Storyblocks asked in a recent study. In sharing the results on October 22, the company […]

Emerging Tech

This gadget lets you sleep on airplanes without snuggling a stranger

[embedded content] Ever drift off on a long flight, only to realize once you fell asleep, your head lolled to one side until it was resting on the shoulder of the stranger next to you? An odd Kickstarter gadget is vying to help travelers sleep comfortably on airplanes without snuggling with a stranger. The Napup Fly+ is […]