32MP Front-Facing Camera Blade V10 Smartphone in the Works from ZTE

What do you do when your competition finally starts to catch up to you? You could let them overtake you in the marketplace, or you can move the goalposts once more. ZTE Blade V9 image via ZTE. It looks like ZTE is going with the latter with its plans to release a 32MP front-facing camera smartphone within the near future. This is a pretty big deal in the world of smartphone cameras because most of the devices used for front-facing cams is not as hot as what the rear-facing cameras are rocking....
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The Reproductive Health Act of Horror: The Lies Behind Abortion Without Limits

New York has legalized abortion up to birth, and beyond. It is now legal to neglect, choke, or smother a baby that somehow survived the lethal injection and knife cuts designed to kill during the abortion procedure. To put a fine point on it, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) on January 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. This law legalizes abortion in New York throughout all nine months of pregnancy, even up to dilation. It repeals the safeguard requiring all ...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Supreme Court, New York City, Religion, America, Bolton, World Trade Center, Roe V Wade, Andrew Cuomo, Ny, DOE, Cuomo, Roe, Jeremiah, RHA

A Journey Along the Mekong

National Geographic sent illustrator Christoph Niemann to Cambodia and Vietnam and he returned with this series of drawings and observations. He talked about the trip in this behind-the-scenes video. In a region with so much natural beauty, ancient architecture, and vibrant culture, travelers can easily get stuck behind their viewfinders — consumed with capturing the most vivid moments for their photo albums and Instagram feeds. But over the years, Niemann has developed a different method of ...
Tags: Instagram, Cambodia, Vietnam, National Geographic, Mekong, Jason Kottke, Christoph Niemann, Niemann, Berlin Istanbul

Facebook and Twitter Purge Hundreds of Fake Accounts Linked to Russia, Iran, and Venezuela

Twitter and Facebook both announced on Thursday that they’ve recently removed hundreds of accounts tied to misinformation campaigns with apparent links to Russia, Venezuela, and Iran. Facebook’s Head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in a call with reporters that the companies were able to identify bad…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Russia, Social Media, Iran, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Misinformation, Russia Iran, Russia Venezuela, Iran Facebook, Nathaniel Gleicher

An old school Tokyo train traveller

No face mask or ubiquitous smartphone for this old fella. Instead, it was just pinstripes, a trilby and total indifference.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Fashion, Tokyo

Why am I not a millionnaire author yet?

This question popped in my head the other day, and hasn’t been far from my thoughts since – begging to be turned into a full-bore navel-gazing blogalysis (blog analysis) of all my past books in summary and why they didn’t go large. I’ve done this before, in bits. For instance, I’ve blogalyzed in detail all the book covers I’ve ever had – and come up with the unsurprising conclusion that they were always bad. So chalk that one up: Bad book covers The Saint Ignifer covers were illustrated and weir...
Tags: Photography, Writing, Marketing, Story Craft

Apple reactivates Facebook’s employee apps after punishment for Research spying

After TechCrunch caught Facebook violating Apple’s employee-only app distribution policy to pay people for all their phone data, Apple invalidated the social network’s Enterprise Certificate as punishment. That deactivated not only this Facebook Research app VPN, but also all of Facebook’s internal iOS apps for workplace collaboration, beta testing, and even getting the company lunch or bus schedule. That threw Facebook’s offices into chaos yesterday morning. Now after nearly two work days, A...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Privacy, Tech, Research, Policy, New York Times, Vpn, Casey Newton, Kevin Roose, Facebook research

15 Black Muslim Beauty Bloggers You Need to Follow on Instagram

In the past few years, the beauty industry has been proactive about representing more Muslim women. In 2016, Nura Afia named a CoverGirl and Orly created a collection of halal-certified nail products with Muslim Girl. In 2017, Halima Aden starred in Fenty Beauty's launch campaign. In 2018, Huda and Mona Kattan's beauty businesses expanded and explored new categories of beauty (like fragrance, which the duo hadn't released in the past) for its enormous and fast-growing following, and we hope that...
Tags: London, Instagram, Beauty, Dubai, Huda, WOC, Orly, Beauty Diversity, Nura Afia, Halima Aden, Beauty Influencers, Beauty Bloggers, Mona Kattan, Manal Chinutay, Najwa Umran, Dubai Modest Fashion Week

Facebook thinks Amazon's ad business has officially become a threat (FB, AMZN)

Facebook listed Amazon as a competitor for the first time in its annual report. Facebook says it competes with Amazon in advertising. Amazon joins Google, YouTub, Tencent, and Apple on Facebook's official list of rivals. Facebook has a new rival: Amazon.  The two companies have occupied the tech industry's top ranks for years, and they have increasingly encroached on each other's turf. But on Thursday, Amazon's fast-growing online advertising officially became a threat in the eyes of Facebook...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Tencent, Securities And Exchange Commission, Zuckerberg, YouTube Netflix, eMarketer Google, Facebook While Amazon, Google YouTub Tencent

These animals hate the rain in Southern California more than you do

Cats and dogs might be scared of the loud lightning and thunder happening in Southern California, but they are finding creative ways to cope with the frightful sounds. Related: Twitter’s lightning-fast reaction to Thursday’s thunderstorm and LA rain Pet owners took to Instagram to document the clever ways their cats and canines are turning their fears into a game of hide-and-seek. One brave pup took one step further and declared a verbal war with the sky. See the photos below: Relat...
Tags: Weather, News, Instagram, California, La, Animals, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, Midwest, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun

The Warriors Came Out and Played on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in January

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram were outposts of Dub Nation in January, as the Golden State Warriors shined in social marketing firm Unmetric's analysis of National Basketball Association teams for the month. The Warriors led all three social networks in likes, and also spurred the most comments on Facebook and led Instagram in audience size. Unmetric...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Golden State Warriors, Facebook Twitter, The Warriors, Facebook Twitter and Instagram

Leica goes on safari with the new M10-P and Summicron-M 50mm f/2 “Safari” limited editions

Leica Camera has released a new Leica M10-P camera and Summicron-M 50mm f/2 lens. They’re a lot like the old M10-P and 50mm f/2 lens, except these are limited “Safari” edition. Leica says that the release of these items “reopens a beloved chapter in Leica Camera’s ongoing tradition of special olive green camera releases”. There […] The post Leica goes on safari with the new M10-P and Summicron-M 50mm f/2 “Safari” limited editions appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Gear, Leica, Limited-edition, Gear Announcement, Leica Camera, Leica M10-P, Safari Edition

Critic’s Pick: An 1840s Road Trip, Captured on Lustrous Silver

An exquisite show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art recalls travel before digital maps, when photography was the hottest of new media.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Cameras, Museums, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Girault de Prangey, Joseph-Philibert

Apple restores Google’s internal iOS apps after certificate misuse punishment

Apple has blocked Google from distributing its internal-only iOS apps on its corporate network after a TechCrunch investigation found the search giant abusing the certificates. “We’re working with Apple to fix a temporary disruption to some of our corporate iOS apps, which we expect will be resolved soon,” said a Google spokesperson. A spokesperson for Apple said: “We are working together with Google to help them reinstate their enterprise certificates very quickly.” [Update: 7pm pacific: ...
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Apple has blocked Google from running internal iOS apps after certificate misuse

Apple has blocked Google from distributing its internal-only iOS apps on its corporate network after a TechCrunch investigation found the search giant abusing the certificates. “We’re working with Apple to fix a temporary disruption to some of our corporate iOS apps, which we expect will be resolved soon,” said a Google spokesperson. A spokesperson for Apple said: “We are working together with Google to help them reinstate their enterprise certificates very quickly.” TechCrunch reported We...
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In Pictures: Inman Connect New York, Day 4

A recap of ICNY's Wednesday General Sessions, Marketing Connect & Data Connect.
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Twitter cuts off API access to follow/unfollow spam dealers

Notification spam ruins social networks, diluting the real human interaction. Desperate to gain an audience, users pay services to rapidly follow and unfollow tons of people in hopes that some will follow them back. The services can either automate this process or provide tools for users to generate this spam themselves, Earlier this month, a TechCrunch investigation found over two dozen follow-spam companies were paying Instagram to run ads for them. Instagram banned all the services in respons...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Twitter, Instagram, Developer, Tech, Spam, Policy, Crowdfire, Twitter Policy, Follow unfollow spam, Notification Spam, ManageFlitter Statusbrew Crowdfire, Matt Navarra TechCrunch

Do You Need to Set a Timer to Solve Your Work Problem?

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Danielle LaSusa PhD. It was hopeless. I was a fraud, an imposter. And I had the evidence all around me. Like, literally. I was sitting in it — slumped on the floor, encircled by a dozen, splayed open, unread books. Pages of black typeset stared up at me. They mockingly whispered that I had no business pretending to call myself an expert in anything. I was lost yet again in what I would come to refer to as “The Great Footnote Chase.” It was an unproductive ...
Tags: Productivity, Instagram, Habits, Time Management, Lifehacks, Distractions, Joan, Pen, Sara, Cheetos, Francesco Cirillo, Danielle LaSusa, Virginia Valian, Valian

This Eddie Bauer suit is the hot way to beat the polar vortex

If #PolarVortex2019 is getting the best of you so far, it might be worth taking a few style cues from social media maven Eva Chen and designer Rebecca Minkoff. Both of the fashion heavy hitters recently have been sporting Eddie Bauer’s Michelin Man-esque “Peak XV” snow suit and have taken to Instagram to document their...
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How to emulate dappled natural light in the studio using flash

Sometimes the hardest lighting setups to achieve are actually the ones that look the easiest. For years I’ve wanted to emulate that dappled lighting you see through leaves on a sunny day, or that rippled light you see at the bottom of a swimming pool when the wind catches the water. Like I said, this […] The post How to emulate dappled natural light in the studio using flash appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Natural Light, Portrait Photography, Jake Hicks, Dappled Light, Studio Photograph, Flash Photographyy

Photo: Man Utd’s Joel Pereira dons KV Kortrijk kit after loan move

Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira has pulled on the goalkeeper’s shirt of KV Kortrijk for the first time after joining the Belgian side... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Photos, Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Man Utd, Kortrijk, Joel Pereira, Transfer News and Gossip, Kitman

Facebook plans ‘major improvements’ as platforms grow to 2.7 billion users

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger now have an estimated 2.7 billion users -- and Facebook is making big plans. During the end of year conference call to investors, CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the company's plans for expansion in 2019. The post Facebook plans ‘major improvements’ as platforms grow to 2.7 billion users appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp, number of Facebook users

John Barrowman talks doing Captain Jack Harness role play with his husband

"All I’ll all say is, a healthy gay relationship and straight relationship, you should have role play and do fun things!"
Tags: Instagram, Life, Lifestyle, Jack, Ad Friendly, Queerty, John Barrowman, Role Play, Scott Gill, Captain Jack

Why I Have High Hopes for Snarkitecture's Upcoming Permanent Exhibition Space, Snark Park 

Here in New York City (specifically SoHo), we've seen dozens of popup "museums" come and go as quickly as documentation that they even existed in the first place filters through and disappears on Instagram feeds. There's been a Rosé, "Mansion", a bubble tea "experience" (just drink a bubble tea, there's your experience), and a Color "Factory". Even Refinery29's 29Rooms managed to feel less like an art installation and more like a branded photo-op this year. What we like to think started off as g...
Tags: Design, Instagram, New York City, Exhibitions, Soho, Hudson Yards, Snarkitecture, Ben Porto, Snark Park, Alex Mustonen Daniel Arsham

Gunna Disease

Bear. commented yesterday: "GAS is merely a symptom of GUNNA. One day, I'm gunna do it. Really, who regularly shoots at 18 or 20 FPS? Or regularly prints 30 x 40 inches and needs FF 42 MP, or even MF 50–100 MP resolution? Sure, some do. But for most, it's because they're gunna use it—one day—which they don't. GUNNA does not arise for pros because their gear acquisition is driven by the necessity to make profit, not discretionary spending." Mike replies: I used to suggest, in the old days, that p...
Tags: Photography, Old, ISO, FPS, Cameras, Leica, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Kev, John K

Peter’s Fan Favorite Photo of the Week–January 31, 2019

Read the full article on at - Peter’s Fan Favorite Photo of the Week–January 31, 2019 Take your mind off of the polar vortex with this photo. Congrats to Marina, who is this week’s winner of the photo contest! This photo is of Honolua Bay in Maui. Each week, your photo has the chance be featured on as well as Peter’s Instagram and Facebook page. For a chance at being next week’s winner, submit your winter travel... The post Peter’s Fan Fav...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Instagram, Maui, Featured Posts, Peter, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, Marina, Honolua Bay, Fan Favorite Photo

Facebook just removed a new wave of suspicious activity linked to Iran

Facebook just announced its latest round of “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” this time out of Iran. The company took down 262 Pages, 356 accounts, three Facebook groups and 162 Instagram accounts that exhibited “malicious-looking indicators” and patterns that identify it as potentially state-sponsored or otherwise deceptive and coordinated activity. As Facebook Head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel Gleicher noted in a press call, Facebook coordinated closely with Twitter to discover these...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Instagram, Russia, US, Social Media, Tech, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Israel Palestine, Misinformation, Today Twitter, US Saudi Arabia, Nathaniel Gleicher

Demi Lovato Has a New Tattoo, and The Meaning Behind It Is So Sweet

There's a sweet message behind Demi Lovato's newest tattoo. The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer revealed via her Instagram story on Wednesday that she recently got some new ink to honor her late dog Buddy, who passed away back in 2015. "Thank you @_dr_woo for the incredible portrait of my late angel buddy," she captioned the photo. "RIP @demisbuddy. I will love you and never forget you." The tattoo, which is placed right above the arch on her foot, features a drawing of the white maltipoo's face next t...
Tags: Instagram, Dogs, Los Angeles, Beauty, Tattoos, Wilmer Valderrama, Demi Lovato, Buddy, Wilmer, Lovato, Beauty News, Beauty Trends, Celebrity Tattoos, Celebrity Instagrams, Celebrity Beauty News

Giovinco Fires Shots At Toronto FC Owners

One of Major League Soccer’s best players Sebastian Giovinco, has blamed Toronto FC’s ownership group for his departure from the club. “Management prefers to focus on things other than the pure desire to win.” Giovinco ended his historic spell with Toronto FC on Thursday to make a lucrative move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal, but the former Juventus attacker took to Instagram to set the record straight about his transfer. “Toronto has been home to me and my family for almost 5 years. I arrived...
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The wait is over – The Pentax 11-18mm f/2.8 is here and so is a new 35mm f/2

The two new lenses from Pentax, the HD Pentax-FA 35mm f/2 and HD Pentax DA* 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW leaked yesterday, are now official. People have been waiting a long time for that 11-18mm f/2.8, although the 35mm f/2 has been something of a surprise for Pentax shooters. Here are the full specs and prices, […] The post The wait is over – The Pentax 11-18mm f/2.8 is here and so is a new 35mm f/2 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Gear, Pentax, Gear Announcement, K-Mount, Pentax Lens, Pentax 11-18mm, Pentax 35mm

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