Lumu Light Meter
Over the last decade, as digital cameras have improved their LCD displays consistently with each generation, I’ve seen one tool slowly start to disappear from photographers’ camera bags: the light meter. “Why would I need a meter? I can just check the back screen and see if I need to adjust my settings.” This is a constant refrain when I bring up the topic of light meters. There are huge advantages to reading incident light as opposed to reflected light, like set-up time and consistency, but I can’t deny that it’s a pain hauling around a device the size of a lens or even some mirrorless cameras. That’s why I found the Lumu light meter very interesting.
The Lumu is an insanely small light meter that clips into the headphone jack on iOS devices. This struck me as an inspired design for a few reasons. First, there’s no reason for you to carry a bulky light meter when the screen on your smartphone is vastly superior (especially in bright light) and you always have your phone with anyways. Second, I can’t count the number of times I’ve pulled a light meter out after not using it for a couple months, and the battery is dead. The Lumu draws its power from your smartphone, so you never have t…
Google Glass can make learning Morse code much easier as researchers have developed a system that teaches the code within four hours.
Google Glass can make learning Morse code much easier as researchers have developed a system that teaches the code within four hours using a series of vibrations felt near the ear. Morse code is a method of transmitting text information in which letters are represented by combinations of long and short light or sound signals. Participants wearing Google Glass learned it without paying attention to the signals — they played games while feeling the taps and hearing the corresponding letters. After those few hours, they were 94 per cent accurate keying a sentence that included every letter of the alphabet and 98 per cent accurate writing codes for every letter, the researchers said.
Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will take a couple of weeks to ship in India.
At least for a few weeks from now we won’t be able to say innovation has stalled at Apple. For what Tim Cook showed the world today in Cupertino could change the way we interact with our computers and also the software that runs on them.
The new MacBook Pro series has a TouchBar and no function keys. This new Retina display strip under the screen and above the keyboard can be customised to do what you want — certainly much more than what the traditional function keys could do — adapt itself to work fluidly with whatever software is on the screen. So with Final Cut Pro you could use the strip to skip frames, or flip through 50 shades of gray to get the colour on your Batman suit perfect. You can even pay with the TouchBar since it ushers in the TouchID into the world of Macs.