Lenovo is planning to kill off the Moto X branding with subsequent releases falling under a new Moto Z banner, according to reports.VentureBeat s Evan Blass, who claims to have spied marketing materials, says new devices are on the way to replace the existing Play and Style handsets.The two new flagships will be called Moto Z Play and Moto Z Style according to the well-connected Blass aka @evleaks .Recent reports have claimed these new flagship models are set to launch this summer with 5.5-inch displays.See also: Moto G4 2016 vs Moto G3 2015 Speculation has also suggested the devices, codenamed Vertex Moto Z Play and Vector Thin Moto Z Style will also feature modular backpacks.These may include a Pico projector, an optical zoom lens, stereo speakers and more.
The Google Cultural Institute has been hard at work digitally preserving works of art from collections around the world in gigapixel images.The Art Camera uses laser and sonar to measure the distance of the artwork, ensuring perfect focus, then robotically steers the camera exactly where it needs to go to capture every detail in ultra close-up.Being able to zoom in to the component parts of a painting reveals some of the hidden secrets of its creation, and inspires a deeper emotional connection to the work.The Art Camera is designed to work wherever a piece of art is displayed, without changing the lighting or needing to move a piece.One of the Google Cultural Institute s goals with the Art Camera is to bring the museum experience to people everywhere, so anyone has the opportunity to view classic masterpieces with the type of detail not otherwise possible without seeing it in person.The collection includes work from Cézanne, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, and many others, captured in stunning detail.
Where do you go when Microsoft Office and Google Docs are not enough but Adobe Creative Cloud is too much?Spark Post updates include an iPad version, animations, and Live Photo export, which can convert your post into a Live Photo.Among Spark Page s new features are an iPhone version, new Storybook and Trek themes, Google Photos support, and 3D Touch support, letting you preview projects and zoom in on images.It allows universal access via laptop, desktop, and Chromebook for use in the home, workplace, and schools.Preferred browsers include Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.With Spark, Adobe is also inaugurating two collaborative relationships: one with Facebook Blueprint, an international education and certification program focused on assisting with marketing initiatives on Facebook and Instagram, and Change.org, a petition-based social change platform, to help create training materials for its users.
Facebook Live videos are here to stay, and while it s easy enough to see the latest Live videos from news organisations like Huff Post or Buzzfeed it s surprisingly hard to see what the public are using it for.Well to help encourage your discovery of Facebook Live the company has launched an interactive map that shows all the Live videos that are going on that second.The feature can be found just under the Apps tab and brings up a huge global map.You can hover on blue dots to see the videos, zoom into specific countries and even see where people are watching a video by holding your cursor over the video.FacebookThe new feature is a major update for increasing the visibility of Facebook Live content.Previously users would only be able to see Facebook Live videos from friends or videos that were particularly trending on Facebook s News section.
Of course you do.If you didn't have the 2004 phone yourself, chances are you envied everyone else around you who did.It's also when Lenovo is pegged to reveal the new Moto X phones, supposedly codenamed the Vertex and Vector Thin.It's said to be a thicker phone with a much larger battery as a trade-off for the lower performance.Supposedly, both phones will allow for LG G5-esque modular upgrades, only here they'll snap onto the rear of the phone like specialised backplates.A report from VentureBeat suggests these so-called "Amps" will offer features like extended battery life, a camera grip with optical zoom, stereo speakers, a pico projector, and a grippable backing with a wide angle lens.
The robot, created by current and former students of Dartmouth College, aims to help reduce the number of concussions experienced during practice.Tackling was banned at Dartmouth College by coach Buddy Teevens in 2010.But, thanks to a few passionate Dartmouth engineering students, a robot tackling dummy was created in the summer of 2015 for players to practice on instead.By having a robot to tackle instead of a person, the Steelers hope to reduce the chances of concussing one of its own players."You realize it's fast when you have to catch up to it.The robot was initially controlled by an iPhone app, but is now controlled using a controller from a radio controlled car.
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We're all going to die, Spurs will never win the league, and Apple will release a new iPhone - some things never change.Oh, and don t forget the salt.Obviously, we can expect to see an all-metal build, similar in design to that of the existing iPhone 7 Plus, so don t expect any wacky triangle or pentagram shapes come launch day.The iPhone 6s Plus 5.5in 1080p display bests its iPhone 6s brother, but it would still be nice to see a higher resolution, as long as battery life isn t sacrificed.It s the one thing that s practically guaranteed come launch day, and if we don t see a chart or graph showing off XX% increases in speed and graphics power, we ll eat our smartphones.Highlights include the ability to finally hide default Apple app like Stocks, along with auto-transcribed voicemail messages and Apple Home - a one-stop-shop for controlling everything from your IoT-connected lightbulbs to your smart door handles.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are experimenting with robot tackling dummies that chase players across the training field, potentially ramming into them with columnar, padded bodies.In a demonstration video posted by the NFL, the dummies are able to zoom after someone, brake when they dodge, and reverse course quickly.The tackling dummies, demonstrated in the video below, were developed by Dartmouth College, according to the NFL; they re currently in testing, and they re designed to run at an appropriate football speed.It isn't clear whether the robots are able to operate autonomously, though one clip does show someone wth a remote control seemingly manually steering a tackling dummy.Dartmouth s training dummies measured in at 5 11 , 200 pounds, and could run a 40 yard dash in 4.8 seconds.The movements were described as being very realistic relative to human football players.
Sure, we'd find its capabilities pretty limited in 2016, but we'll never not be able to love the Great Unbreakable.In fact the lack of these features is one of the reasons I picked Android over iOS in the past.As a mobile gamer the depth and breadth of titles is fantastic – Limbo, for example is a great little game that you can t get anywhere else.Cameras have become so important on mobiles that there are now some, like the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy Zoom, which are more camera than phone.It all depends on your storage needs, but if you don t carry a load of movies or music with you 16GB of which 13.6GB is usable should be adequate, but for many the 32GB model will be optimal and I haven t managed to fill 32GB yet.No pairing is required, each device just needs to be in range.
The four points of the wheel let you change ISO, exposure compensation, burst mode, and display options.Kit lenses aren t the best, but if you re new to interchangeable lens cameras, the $150 premium is good way to get started; existing Sony E-mount users can just bring their own lenses more on this below .This brings your outfit to more than three-grand, so you d expect outstanding results – and the gear delivered see samples .We ve used and tested this particular lens for years, and find it suitable for someone who s just starting out.Using the XAVC-S codec, you not only can capture 4K 3,840 x 2,160 movies but slow motion as well.We recorded some musicians in difficult light but the results for the most part were quite good.
This year may very well be seen as the dawn of the modular smartphone, with LG and Motorola both offering an array of functionality-enhancing hardware accessories that attach to their flagship handsets and Google s Project Ara poised to ship its first development kit.But phones are not the only members of the mobile ecosystem to adopt this trend, now that protective case maker OtterBox has introduced its ambitious modular case system, known as Universe.Compatible with the current and previous generation of iPhones 6 / 6s / 6 Plus / 6s Plus , the system is built around a version of the manufacturer s $50 Symmetry series case, though it features one key design difference: a slotted rail expansion bay around back, at the bottom.But the real story here is the wide array of modules available at launch or soon after.OtterBox has teamed up with a number of other well-known companies that have contributed custom-built add-ons, which give the phone additional storage, payment processing, advanced camera, mounting, and larger battery solutions.Specifically, the partners and their modules include:– SanDisk, with its iXpand Flash Drive, in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities– Square, whose retail packaging for its credit card reader and NFC contactless payment device now ships with a compatible adapter.– Olloclip, with its swappable zoom, wide-angle, and fish eye lens kit– Nite Ize, with a vehicle vent mount kit– Manatee Works, which has contributed a version of its StingRay barcode scanner– Seek, with perhaps the most ambitious and priciest module, a $250 thermal camera– Influx, with a Wi-Fi booster– PolarPro, with a range of modules, including tripods, an external battery, clip-on Bluetooth speaker, wide-angle lens, armband attachment, and mobile wallet for storing cash– Goal Zero, with an external batteryAvailable immediately from OtterBox online, the case and modules will hit a pair of national retail channels on May 29: Best Buy online and in-store and Amazon.
Players will be able to pick up booster packs at retail for £4.99 each, or larger Battle Card decks at £9.99 each.Characters come to life through what Skylanders produce manager David Duong calls "best in class" augmented reality, allowing players to zoom in and play around with the likes of Snap Shot or Food Fight, manipulating a full 3D model of the characters before sending them to your card decks.Multiple decks can be saved, allowing you to tailor specific decks for different matches.Hands on, Battlecast's similarities to the likes of Hearthstone are undeniable.Activision hopes it will help Battlecast's more committed players make a mark on the esports scene.The digital game is free-to-play, with booster packs purchased through either in-game virtual currency earned through play, or real money purchases.
Cameras with a one-inch type sensor are popular right now, with Sony, Nikon, Panasonic including them in their compact cameras along with Canon, whose G7 X Mk II is its latest camera to feature one.Battery life is also improved, up to 265 shots per charge, a 25% increase on the G7 X.While it's not as sleek as the G9 X, there are compensations: the G7 X II's tilting screen and longer focal length range.At its widest setting of 24mm equivalent , the G7 X II gives you plenty of flexibility for landscape shots The G7 X II is capable of some beautiful shallow depth of field effects, but it's struggled with the fine detail of the flowers in this shot The G7 X II's auto white balance setting copes well with artificial lighting to produce accurate coloursIn general the G7 X II produces accurate exposures, coping well with a range of conditions; I found I barely needed to touch the exposure compensation dial at all.These four shots illustrate the zoom range of the G7 X II, showing the 24mm-equivalent wide-angle setting, the 100m-equivalent telephoto setting and the two digital zoom optionsWhile the 'creative shot' mode has gone, you can still find a few filter effects under Scene mode.If you have the original G7 X you may not be tempted a great deal by this upgrade; but if you're looking for a solid back-up camera, or replacing an older compact, the G7 X II is an even more attractive proposition than its predecessor.
I think most of us saw this coming, but that didn t mean it was an iota less awesome to see this:John Wesley Shipp, the original TV Flash, dressed as the original, golden Age,DC Comics Flash?!Of course, since this Jay revealed he s from Earth-3 Zoom stole his name and uniform when he decided to masquerade as a hero on Earth-2 , I guess we can safely say that the DCW multiverse s Earth-3 isn t the evil universe, where all Earth-1's heroes are bad guys who have joined together as the Crime Syndicate.That s probably fine.After a season of terrible decisions, he ends the finale by running back in time to save his mom, which has literally rewritten not just all the episode of The Flash we ve seen so far, but basically the last 20 years.There s no telling what the hell the new status quo will be when season three starts, but seeing as the Flash changed time out in an act of selifishness—an understandable selfishness, but still—it probably won t be good.On the other hand, it seemed like both Tom Cavanaugh s Harrison Wells and John Wesley Shipp were saying sayonara to the series last night, so if Barry s little stunt means we re somehow getting to keep one or both of them on the show, I m 100% okay with this.
Image Source: RCMPTexting and driving is a menace that s up there with chugging vodka while at the wheel, and cops the world over are slowly cracking down on it.With a DSLR and some serious glass, if you re Canada s Mounties.A CBC News report spotted by PetaPixel shows RCMP officers in British Columbia using a new set-up to catch drivers who are texting and driving at intersections.The rig consists of a DSLR, a 50mm lens, and a target-shooting spotting scope.It s a reasonably affordable set of kit — certainly cheaper than a 500mm zoom lens — but it should be good enough to capture photos of offenders from three-quarters of a mile away.Legislation was recently introduced in New York state to give cops textalyzers, devices that could be used on driver s phones after a crash to see if they had been using it in the run-up to an accident.
From the research and development funds that go into perfecting the design, to the expensive optical elements and electronic components that keep the lens operating smoothly for years, oftentimes decades.For the first time since its release, Canon has given us an inside look at one of its most impressive and expensive lenses, the $11,000 Canon EF 200–400mm f/4L IS.Using the disassembled image above as a reference, the Canon EF 200–400mm f/4L IS appears to be made up of roughly 115 individual components, a ridiculous number considering how many of them are optical elements that will perform poorly if mere micrometers out of place.How the Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS looks like completely assembled.Besides the impressive zoom and autofocus capabilities of this lens, another intricate component seen around the 42-second mark of the video is the built-in 2x teleconverter.Of course, this increase in focal length comes at the cost of two stops of light, effectively making this lens an f/8 when using the 2x teleconverter.
When shooting subjects at long distances, as you may do for your kids sporting events or out at the wildlife refuge, having good technique can be the difference between disaster and a sharp shot.It s important to have an understanding of photography and how your camera takes a picture, but even then, you can still run into problems if you are less than rigorous with your technique.Steve Perry is an accomplished wildlife photographer, and his latest video over on YouTube is just what you need if you have been struggling to get clear and sharp images when shooting at long distances with your telephoto lenses.You do not need to have one of those in order to take advantage of this technique — Tamron and Sigma both make very affordable 120-600mm telephoto zoom lenses that could benefit from it, not to mention 70-200mm and other similar lenses that also have a tripod collar.Rest your hand on the top of your lens to dampen some of the micro-vibrations that can cause an image to lose sharpnessNow that we have that out of the way, many of you will likely not have a gimbal head, as they can be expensive and unless you shoot a lot of long telephoto lens shots you are probably better off with a standard ball head.This technique and others similar to it have been used by professional sports and wildlife photographers for decades, and if you want to get better results with your camera/lens combination, who better to learn from than a pro who is out there doing it on a daily basis.
The images in this article comes from Evan Blass and they said to show the year's flagship from Motorola Moto Z? And three of the phone's modular shell. These shells connected as rumors through the holes at the bottom of the back. Special sleeves, as Blass now call MotoMods, extends phone functionality in various ways. The reasons previously mentioned in the reputation of the turn is an extra battery, a wide-angle camera, a projector, and a shell that gives the device optical zoom.
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