Author Archives: Stan Horaczek

How to photograph the solar eclipse: The only guide you need

Science

There’s a lot of information out there and not all of it is good.

Yes, you need to be careful. No, you probably shouldn’t buy an expensive filter you’ll never use again. Continue reading

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Last week in tech: It’s all fun and games until robots take over

Gadgets

It’s been an interesting week here at Camp PopSci! Let’s recap all the interesting tech stories you may have missed.

Robots beat us at video games, Netflix and Disney had a breakup, and all the other interesting stuff you mis… Continue reading

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Last week in tech: Sorry in advance for getting ‘Despacito’ stuck in your head

Technology

All the important tech stuff you missed last week.

Hard gadget news can be sparse in these deep summer days, but there’s still lots going on. Read on. Continue reading

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Last Week in Tech: Reports of MS Paint’s death have been greatly exaggerated

Technology

The Tesla Model 3 made its debut, Nokia has a nifty new camera, and we start healing from the Emoji Movie.

Not even the release of The Emoji Movie could dampen our spirits about all the cool new tech that happened last week. Continue reading

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Last week in tech: Everything you missed while nerding out on Comic-Con

Technology

Our super power is recapping the week’s biggest tech stories.

Elon talked hyperloops, Lyft announced self-driving cars, and D&D has officially gone digital. Continue reading

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Spot faked photos using digital forensic techniques

Technology

You’re not very good at recognizing faked photos, but these techniques can help.

A digital forensics expert shares techniques to help you spot faked photos. Continue reading

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Last week in tech: Atari’s new video game console and the world’s biggest battery

Technology

All the important tech stuff you missed last week.

In a week that was dominated by Amazon’s Prime Day, lots of other interesting tech stuff happened. Here’s a rundown. Continue reading

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DJI Spark drone review: A powerful little flying machine for the average person

Gadgets

This mini drone brings advanced features in a small package.

DJI has entered the entry-level, consumer drone market with the Spark. Here’s what it has to offer. Continue reading

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Last week in tech: Hello Tesla Model 3 and Doomfist, goodbye Jawbone

Technology

See what you missed last week when you were barbecuing.

The Tesla 3 started rolling off the line, we got a new Overwatch character, and you may be able to brush your teeth in 10 seconds. Continue reading

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All good sunglasses have these five things

Gadgets

Lens layers, like an onion.

Lens layers, like an onion. Read on. Continue reading

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Last week in tech: iPhone turns 10, Facebook crosses 2 billion, and Nintendo teases everyone

Technology

Here’s something to read while you avoid your family at cookouts

It was a week of milestones in the tech world. Continue reading

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Last week in tech: Amazon’s massive drone delivery hub may be coming to your city (in the distant future)

Technology

Plus: Free vintage Sega games and the latest from the wild world of cryptocurrency.

All the biggest tech news of the week, including Amazon’s drone hub patent, and the OnePlus 5 smartphone. Continue reading

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Tech news catch-up: Amazon ate Whole Foods, Verizon ate Yahoo, and lots of new video games!

Technology

The stories you may have missed.

E3 and Amazon led the charge in last week’s tech news. Continue reading

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Tuning a golf club’s signature "thwack" sound costs millions

Technology

The wrong timbre can make even a great stick seem terrible

Players don’t like golf clubs with bad acoustics, so manufacturers pull out all the stops engineering sweet sounding clubs. Continue reading

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Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera

Environment

Make every day Nature Photography Day!

A few quick tips to help you get the most out of your next nature photography adventure. Continue reading

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E3 2017: A casual gamer’s guide to all the cool new video game stuff

Technology

An updating list of what’s coming out of the massive gaming trade show.

You don’t need to be a die-hard gamer to appreciate these announcements. Continue reading

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Tech news you may have missed: the Apple Sneaker, WWDC, and Taylor Swift

Technology

A week of tech news in about two minutes.

Catch up on a week of tech news in two minutes. Continue reading

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Highlights: Apple’s 2017 WWDC Keynote

Technology

All the new stuff Tim Cook and the gang are cooking up.

A running tally of all the best parts from Apple’s annual Developer’s Conference. Continue reading

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The Essential Phone is boring hardware that may one day rule your smart home

Gadgets

The creator of Android has big plans that start with some familiar-looking devices.

The creator of Android, Andy Rubin, has released the first devices from his Essential company. Continue reading

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Microsoft is taking aim at digital artists with substantial Surface Pen updates

Gadgets

A pro illustrator talks about what makes a stylus worth using.

Microsoft’s latest Pen stylus update makes it faster and more sensitive than many pro illustration tools. Continue reading

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The DJI Spark drone might actually be simple enough for the average person

Gadgets

This compact flying machine can be controlled with simple hand gestures

The DJI Spark drone is can go from its bag to the air in less than 30 seconds. Continue reading

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Kickstarter has a plan to free products from manufacturing limbo

Technology

No, it’s not making gadgets itself.

A new Kickstarter program hopes to help creators deliver the stuff their backers pay for. Read on. Continue reading

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Here’s all the new stuff Google announced at its I/O 2017 conference

Technology

Live (from our desks) coverage of Google’s big developer’s conference

New Android, Google Home, VR, and all kinds of other stuff from Google’s big developers’ conference. Continue reading

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A non-developer’s guide to all the stuff Microsoft announced at its Build 2017 conference

Technology

Microsoft wants Windows 10 everywhere.

The annual Microsoft Build conference offers a look into Microsoft’s plan for the future… Continue reading

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Amazon’s Echo Show smart hub has a built-in touchscreen for video calling, selling you stuff

Gadgets

This $229 smart hub is powered by Alexa and has a 7-inch display.

Amazon’s flagship Echo device breaks another barrier for smart hubs. Continue reading

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Hulu’s $40 Live TV service is basically basic cable for cord-cutters

Technology

The live streaming TV landscape has gotten a lot more complicated in the past year.

Hulu’s new Live TV service mixes streaming content with real-time television and DVR storage. Continue reading

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Here’s all the education related stuff Microsoft announced today, including the Surface Laptop

Technology

Microsoft wants into the classroom

The latest products from Microsoft are built to bring students and school districts into its infrastructure. Continue reading

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Amazon Echo Look uses a camera and AI to judge your outfit, sell you stuff

Gadgets

‘Alexa, how do I look today?’

Today, Amazon has doubled down on its push to guide the style of everyday users with its home-assistant-come-fashion guru, the $200 Echo Look, which can currently only… Continue reading

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Fujifilm’s new instant digital camera is a reminder that film is not dead

Gadgets

The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 is a digital camera that can crank out Polaroid-style prints.

Fujifim’s new Instax camera mixes digital photography with an old-school film feel. Continue reading

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Facebook’s new Camera Effects Platform wants to augment your entire reality

Technology

See the world through Facebook’s eyes.

Facebook wants to be a part of your reality, whether its virtual or augmented. Continue reading

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