The Top 3 Rugged Cameras for Daredevil Shooters

The Top 3 Rugged Cameras for Daredevil Shooters

Ricoh WG-70Ricoh’s latest entoughened camera has special modes for optimizing colorful foliage and pristine snowy vistas, but it loves getting up close too. A “digital microscope” mode shoots detailed macro photographs, thanks to a ring of LEDs around the lens that illuminates intimate encounters. When you take it underwater (it can withstand depths down to…

The Essential App Pack for Creating Awesome Social Videos

The Essential App Pack for Creating Awesome Social Videos

RtroThis app from Moment—the folks who make excellent snap-on smartphone lenses—comes with prefab filters created by filmmakers (including Shorty Awards finalist Ani Acopian) that give your videos a vintage Hollywood vibe. Swipe to pick a filter, choosing between Noir’s moody monochrome, Aria’s ’60s swank, or the scratchy, desaturated color of Ranger, then shoot your clip.…

MIT Cuts Ties With a Chinese AI Firm Amid Human Rights Concerns

MIT Cuts Ties With a Chinese AI Firm Amid Human Rights Concerns

MIT has terminated a research collaboration with iFlytek, a Chinese artificial intelligence company accused of supplying technology for surveilling Muslims in the northwestern province of Xinjiang.The university canceled the relationship in February after reviewing an upcoming project under tightened guidelines governing funding from companies in China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. MIT has not said why…

How Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Affecting Climate Change?

How Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Affecting Climate Change?

It is an invisible, deadly menace. It’s causing almost unfathomable economic destruction. We knew it was coming, but were caught woefully unprepared. It tricked nations into blaming one another—the US being the primary antagonist—instead of working together to stop it. It is the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and it is climate change. The two are intimately…

Patreon lays off 13% of workforce

Patreon lays off 13% of workforce

Creative platform Patreon has laid off 30 employees, which is 13% of its workforce, TechCrunch has learned. “It is unclear how long this economic uncertainty will last and therefore, to prepare accordingly, we have made the difficult decision to part ways with 13% of Patreon’s workforce,” a Patreon spokesperson said in a statement to TechCrunch.…

Google’s Head of Quantum Computing Hardware Resigns

Google’s Head of Quantum Computing Hardware Resigns

In late October 2019, Google CEO Sundar Pichai likened the latest result from the company’s quantum computing hardware lab in Santa Barbara, California, to the Wright brothers’ first flight.One of the lab’s prototype processors had achieved quantum supremacy—evocative jargon for the moment a conventional computer does something seemingly impossible by harnessing quantum mechanics. In a…

Facebook Gaming Is Here—but Who Is It For?

Facebook Gaming Is Here—but Who Is It For?

For years, the words “ Facebook” and “gaming” were more likely to evoke memories of an aunt’s dusty Words With Friends invitation than anything else. And for years, Facebook has been on a journey to change, or at least broaden, its stodgy reputation among gamers young and old with its game-streaming platform, virtual reality technology,…