You may not know the technique by name, but you've most likely seen the results of bullet-time photography. Popularized by movies like "The Matrix," it involves a rig of cameras in a circular configuration that are fired simultaneously, capturing the same shot of a subject from multiple angles.
David Pogue, the tech columnist popularly known for his goofy video demeanor over 13 years at The New York Times, is leaving the venerable paper to lead expanded consumer tech coverage at Yahoo, Chief Executive Marissa Mayer and Pogue himself announced in separate blog posts Monday.
Pogue is the latest of several high-profile figures at top news publications to jump ship, and not the first to do so thanks to a Silicon Valley benefactor. Last week, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who led its coverage of government online surveillance linked to leaks from Edward Snowden, announced he was leaving the paper … Read more
WorkStudy + 5 for Time Study is a tool for businesses and researchers that are calculating time data in an effort to analyze either a research study or an aspect of their business. It's not a visually attractive application and there is little to no training for novice users, but it is possible to see how this type of program can address the needs of researchers in several industries.
With WorkStudy, you create a study along with elements and fields for research. For example, if you run a grocery store and wanted to measure the time it takes for a … Read more
We marked the end of an era in manned spaceflight as Endeavour was sent into stately retirement at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, Calif., in late 2012.
That final journey from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the museum in California was punctuated with a piggyback ride on a special NASA 747 airplane, a series of flyovers over NASA facilities, 12 miles of winding road through Los Angeles, and the filming of a Toyota truck commercial.
Critiquing Apple rumors has become a sport. But it may help to understand just what the "supply chain" variety of rumor is, exactly.
When Apple rumors are flying, it has become a weekly thing to rate them, i.e., separating the plausible from the dumb.
The source of a lot of speculation is from analysts surveying the supply chain of manufacturers in Asia. So, just what are supply chain analysts saying?
NPD DisplaySearch is a good example. It offer snapshots of what it believes is happening in the display supply chain. Typically through the lens of specific products. … Read more
For years, scientists have been saying that our proclivity to burn fossil fuels is causing temperatures to spike and weather to become more extreme, ice caps to melt, and the tropics to overheat.
All along, an outspoken group of so-called climate-change deniers has countered the science, saying climate change is a liberal invention with a political agenda. The debate has been the subject of documentaries and countless articles, and times, the debate seemed to trump the actual issue.
Last month, a panel of the world's top scientists presented its latest review of the data on climate change. The analysis concluded with 95 percent certainty -- the gold standard in science -- that climate change is manmade.
And with that, as far as The Los Angeles Times is concerned, the debate is over.… Read more
So a teeny-tiny working Mac is pretty cool. And who wouldn't want a 3D-printed portable NES? But a model of the BMO from "Adventure Time," made out of Lego and housing a fully functional Linux-based Raspberry Pi computer? Oh, be still our beating hearts.
Software developer Michael Thomas created this wonder for BrickCon 2013.
"I came up with the idea a few months ago," he told CNET Australia. "I had purchased a Raspberry Pi and was trying to come up with interesting unique projects to make use of it. Being a fan of Lego, I'm also always looking for creative Lego builds to take on. I had seen some other Raspberry Pi Lego cases, and I knew the two fit well together.… Read more
Timings Server for Mac keeps track of your work time and comes with essential project management features, but suffers from a clumsy interface. The app takes a while to get used to, but if you have patience with it, you will find a stable and functional time-tracker with many nice features.
Timings Server for Mac acts as a project, client, and report manager, and also allows you to keep track of contacts. Using a companion iOS app you will be able to conveniently sync the recorded data between your Mac and an iPhone, as well. The installation is speedy, but … Read more
Apple's Time Machine backup service in OS X supports options to back up data to locally attached drives, or to networked drives such as Apple's Time Capsule devices. In addition, you can configure Time Machine to back up to a share point on another Mac. For instance, if you have a large 2-3TB USB drive attached to a desktop Mac, you can mount this drive on any other Mac as a shared folder, and then use it as a Time Machine backup destination.
This setup should provide you with networked backups, without needing to purchase a separate NAS … Read more