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NR50 : The People to Watch in Mobile Augmented Reality

While the world is only recently becoming aware of its existence, augmented reality has been around in some form or another since the '90s. In the last decade, with the advancement and miniaturization of computer technology — specifically smartphones and tablets — AR has becom ...more

News : What's the Difference Between AR, VR, and MR?

Several technologies seek to change the way we perceive our reality, whether that involves entering a virtual world, augmenting an existing one in a realistic and interactive way, or somewhere in-between. It's tough to keep track of what we mean with this terminology, so let' ...more

How To : Understand exposure when filming

This is The Substream's "The Film Lab" series on cinematography basics. This is an intro into the basics of exposure. What is the difference between exposure and shutter anyway? Mike pompously expounds on the basics of lenses and exposure. Light, a dude, a lens, a camera and ...more

News : Dark Side of the Lens - DP Allan Wilson

"If I only scrape a living, at least it's a living worth scraping. I feel genuinely lucky to - hand on heart - say I love doing what I do and I may never be a rich man. If I live long enough, I'll certainly have a tale or two for the nephews, and I dig the thought of that." T ...more

How To : Create a comet/shooting star sing Photoshop CS4

There aren't any words in the silent instructional tutorial video, but if you watch carefully, you'll learn the exact steps necessary to create a phenomenal looking shooting star or comment with nice looking special effects that are achievable in Photoshop. First you'll select ...more

How To : Take candid photography

Candid photographs can capture a picture worth a million words... If taken correctly, that is. In this photography tutorial hosted by Click Here Photography, learn how to take candid photography and achieve the best results. Equipment, how to set-up, and additional props are g ...more

How To : Disassemble a PS3 Blu-ray Disc drive

This video contains instructions for disassembling the Blu-ray Disc drive in your PlayStation 3. If you've never attempted to take apart the Blu-ray drive, then you must watch this, or you may possibly damage your PS3 for good! See how to teardown the Blu-ray player, all the w ...more

HowTo : Make Magical Bokeh Photographs

Hongkiat has compiled a collection of beautiful examples of "Bokeh" photography (1, 2): "The word ‘Bokeh’ derives from the Japanese for ‘blur’ or ‘haze’, and in photography describes the effect found in out-of-focus regions of images. Different lens designs, aperture shapes a ...more

How To : Create futuristic wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS3

This how to video shows you how to create wallpaper for your computer desktop. Open Photoshop and create a new file. Change the dimensions to the size of your desktop. Click okay and go to edit and fill. Choose color and select black. Click okay to fill the screen with black. ...more

How To : Test the sharpness of a lens

The resolution, or sharpness, of a lens is vital to creating and reproducing quality photographs. Watch as this video breaks down how to diagnose the sharpness of your SLR lenses. Lens sharpness is a simple, but necessary, tool for producing great images. Lens sharpnes issues ...more

How To : Embrace the Blur

This is a continuation of a previous post about getting "unfocused" with your DSLR. We all work hard to get pictures that are sharp and have perfect focus. Maybe we’re missing the forest for the trees. Think about mood, color, ideas—in other words, not your gear. There are l ...more

How To : Shoot Day for Night

Day for Night courtesy of Videomaker.com Those 3 Words We Love to Hear, Day for Night (DFN). What better three words could a director ask to hear? No huge generators, no freezing temperatures, no vampire-style living... what's not to love? Are you perplexed? Well, long ago, ...more

News : Uber's Self-Driving Program Faces Potential Shutdown

Uber's chance at driverless domination may be ripped away as its legal battle with Waymo escalates. The company's self-driving program is now under threat of closure if the allegations of premeditated theft are proven The latest twist in the Silicon Valley soap opera is certa ...more

NR30 : The Mobile AR Leaders of 2018

This time last year, we got our first taste of what mobile app developers could do in augmented reality with Apple's ARKit. Most people had never heard of Animojis. Google's AR platform was still Tango. Snapchat introduced its World Lens AR experiences. Most mobile AR experien ...more

How To : 3 Apps to Help You Learn Chinese from Your Phone

Learning Chinese is hard, but it can be a lot easier with the help of a few great apps. As a native English speaker who's currently living in China, this is a process I've recently gone through. After playing the field, here are the three apps I personally think will help you ...more

News : Snap CFO Resigns After Just Seven Months on the Job

In the business world, it's sometimes said that "where there's smoke, there's fire." At Snapchat parent company Snap, Inc., it appears the equivalent of smoke is executive turnover. The latest in a string of executive exits comes via chief financial officer Tim Stone, the for ...more

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