Fitbit Inc., the fitness band maker, has recently acquired software assets and intellectual property from California based Pebble Technology Corp. First launched in 2012 on Kickstarter and gained fame for being a wildly successful crowdfunded project, Pebble produced utilitarian smartwatches, with their “e-paper” displays and relatively long battery life. They say the deal makes obvious that Fitbit is going to totally immerse into the smartwatch market, extend its leadership position in the wearables category and compete with Apple smartwatches.
You can’t stop gazing at the luminous full moon—you need to share this with Instagram. So you pull out your phone, aim at the heavens, and capture...a fuzzy white blob. The firmament is one of the hardest targets to snap on a phone. Why? A smartphone’s camera lens is wide, and it automatically sets the exposure to capture the dark sky instead of the bright objects in it. To up your phone game, try adding some additional technology. These tips will help you photograph celestial bodies near and far.
Before you adjust the settings on your phone, fix the setting around it. Go to a dark area to avoid light pollution, clean the camera lens with a soft cloth to remove any smudges that might produce a glow effect, and use a tripod and a remote trigger to stabilize the phone. (Did you know you can use your headphone remote to take a photo?) On an iPhone, focus on the moon by tapping on it, and then swipe down to reduce brightness.
As Earth spins on its axis, the stars overhead appear to move in curves. The paths they follow are called star trails. Apps that let you customize your camera settings can take long exposures that will reveal them. The NightCap Pro app is particularly easy to set up because it has “star trails” as a preset mode. As you do for moon photos, minimize light pollution, keep the lens clean, and stabilize the camera.
To nab bright planets such as Saturn and Jupiter, snap them on the eyepiece of a telescope and reveal details with stacking software. First, use an app like ProShot or Manual to take multiple photos in RAW format. Then combine the images with a computer program such as Deep Sky Stacker. This works best if you have a mount that holds your smartphone to the scope. Or hack one together with wood, a hose clamp, and some rubber bands.
With three kids and constant travel for work, John Hussey jumped at the chance to play an open-world adventure game like "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" anywhere, anytime.
After he heard about the Nintendo Switch, a hybrid game machine that works as both a console at home and a tablet on the go, Hussey ordered one in January even though it wouldn't arrive until Friday, whenNintendo's latest game machine debuts.
Porsche has unveiled a new variant of the second-generation Panamera named Sport Turismo. At least five years in the making, the Sport Turismo is the German brand’s very first station wagon.
In a world where people are busier than they’ve ever been, keeping track of all the credit cards you may have can be rather inconvenient. And if you’ve ever found yourself fishing through your wallet for a specific card, or digging through your bag at the cash register of the grocery store with a long line behind you, you know just how frustrating locating this simple piece of plastic can sometimes be. Fortunately, new technology is making the process of using and managing your credit cards faster, easier, and more satisfying. Here are three time-saving credit card technologies to lower your stress levels.
تشهد حلبة “مرسى ياس” في أبوظبي بين ١٦ و ١٨ من شهر مارس الجاري إنعقاد الدورة الأولى للمُسابقة الأولى من نوعها في المنطقة التي تُعنى بمجال الروبوت تحت مُسمى “تحدي محمد بن زايد العالمي للروبوت“. ويُنتظر أن تكون تلك المُسابقة من بين الأكبر من نوعها عالميا بمجموع جوائز رصدته اللجنة المُنظمة للروبوتات الفائزة تصل قيمتها ال ٥ ملايين دولار أمريكي.
يبدو أن شياومي قررت الانضمام إلى ركب شركات الهواتف المحمولة التي تصنع معالجها بنفسها، فبعد ابل وسامسونج وهواوي تتطلع شياومي إلى الدخول إلى عالم تصنيع المعالجات الأمر الذي قد يعطيها إمكانية إطلاق الهواتف بشكل أسرع وبسعر أرخص، حيث قررت إطلاق رقاقتها الجديدة Surge S1 التي ستضيفها إلى هاتفها Mi 5C.
India is becoming a bigger, more important market every day, and now it's getting its own trade show from the brains behind Mobile World Congress.
Samsung is planning to launch its Galaxy S8 handset on March 29th, but we’ve already seen photos, videos, and even press images leak ahead of its debut. A fresh round of hands-on images have leaked today, and they give us a slightly better look at some big design changes Samsung is making to its 2017 flagship smartphone.
يبدو أن واتس اب تعمل على ميزة جديدة للشركات الصغيرة ستطلق قريباً في الهند التي تعتبر السوق الأكبر للتطبيق، وسيساعد هذا التطبيق الشركات التي يبلغ عدد موظفيها 10 أو أقل لإدارة التعامل مع العملاء بشكل أفضل، كما تشكل هذه الخطوة المحاولة الأولى للشركة للاستفادة بشكل مادي بعد 8 سنوات من الخدمة المجانية.