The New York Times had an interesting piece this morning on the trustworthiness of viral information (“If a Story Is Viral, Truth May Be Taking a Beating”). It turns out that the fiercer the competition for readers becomes, the less important fact-checking becomes to digital news sites. Their excuse: it’s all part of doing business in the hectic world of online journalism.
The GoPro HERO3+ is an improved version of the HERO3. It’s a bit better with low light, has a better lens, and a new even wider view, called SuperView. It also has better audio due to a different placement of the built-in microphones. Together with the new HERO3+, GoPro released new mounting accessories, including a clip (QuickClip), a clamp with flexible mounting pole called Jaws, a new suction cup and a far better tripod mount than the one already available.
It’s only a couple of years since everything that isn't tangible and cannot be made without a complex manufacturing process is fair game. Writers, musicians, designers, artists, anyone who creates something that can be created digitally, is sacrificed on the altar of “Free”. Aggravated by the use of the word “content” to designate everything from textual to musical creations, our modern society is characterised by a fundamental disrespect for craftsmanship and creativity. “Content wants to be free” and “We have an algorithm for that” are rapidly becoming the catchphrases of our era. For various reasons we shouldn’t accept them.
The original ExpoDisc was an aluminium disc you mount to the front of your camera lens. ExpoDisc 2.0 has a polycarbonate ring and a spring-load mechanism for mounting. It still has a semi-opaque standardised grey surface through which you can take a white balance shot with your dSLR. It’s still the easiest and most accurate […]
It has been over five years ago since I last reviewed Photomatix Pro, the gold standard for HDR software. Photomatix Pro 5 and its associated plug-ins are more powerful than ever. Photomatix Pro 5 adds a Contrast Optimizer Tone Mapping method and an Exposure Fusion method for Real Estate, multiple settings in batch operations and the ability to create faux HDR images from one LDR image with Fusion settings. Since I last reviewed Photomatix, the app has come a long way. It hasn’t changed much in terms of output quality, which has always been excellent but it sure has evolved in terms of options, methods and interface. Compared to other HDR apps, Photomatix Pro 5 finds itself in a league of its own.
Remember the review of Filecamp I did a short while ago? If you don’t, here the link: Filecamp DAM SaaS system: an overview. Filecamp has been updated with metadata capabilities only recently. The company’s customer base has also expanded with some impressive names. All reason enough for me to create a quick rundown of its features.