At the Tuesday Night Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like. That's the western view, showing fall colors, at 7:18 a.m. Here's the eastern view at 7:01, pre-dawn. Sunrise was at 7:10. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Wedding watch gifts: 2020’s best for couples, grooms and brides

When Justin Bieber said “I do” to Hailey Baldwin, he decided to gift himself. He flashed a yellow-gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch on Instagram worth roughly $50,000. When Angelina Jolie tied the knot with Brad Pitt, she presented him with a 1952 Patek Philippe platinum chronometer worth as much as $4 million. Queen Elizabeth...
Tags: Fashion, Instagram, Justin Bieber, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Hailey Baldwin, Philippe, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Daily Crunch: Apple introduces the iPhone 12

Apple embraces 5G, Facebook Messenger gets better integrated with Instagram and Kahoot raises $215 million. This is your Daily Crunch for October 13, 2020. The big story: Apple introduces the iPhone 12 Apple’s big event today kicked off with the announcement of the HomePod Mini, but the real focus was on the iPhone — specifically, the iPhone 12. Pricing for the new iPhone starts at $799. New features include 5G, a magnetic adapter for various accessories (including wireless chargers) and a mor...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Facebook, Japan, Hardware, Instagram, Softbank, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Facebook Messenger, Walt Disney, Holmes, Kahoot, Daily Crunch

A Mix

Once again, a mix of photos from around my neighborhood. If I cross a bridge I get to the upscale area of Paris called Passy. Two of these figures were above a door. There’s lots of beautiful architecture there, like this door outlined with mosaic tile work. A pretty little flower shop. Doesn’t this bread look yummy? My local Monoprix often does very lovely displays, like these grapes and the mushrooms in the background-where that lady was also taking photos. ...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Bread, Architecture, Paris, Passy, Autumn Display

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro camera upgrades sharpen focus on serious photographers

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro heaps improvements on the already-formidable power of its camera system, adding features that will be prized by “serious” photographers — that is to say, the type who like to really mess around with their shots after the fact. Of course the upgrades will also be noticeable for us “fire and forget” shooters as well. The most tangible change is the redesign of two of the three lens systems on the rear camera assembly. The Pro Max comes with a new, deeper telephoto camera: a 6...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, TC, Gadgets, Photography, Hardware, Tech, Earth, Dslr, Dolby, Max, Emmanuel Lubezki, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, Apple iPhone event 2020

Image of tiger hugging tree wins 2020 wildlife photographer award

Sergey Gorshkov left a hidden camera in a Russian forest for 11 months to capture the big catAn image of a clearly ecstatic tigress hugging an ancient Manchurian fir tree in a remote Siberian forest has won one of the world’s most prestigious photography prizes.It took Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov 11 months to capture the moment using hidden cameras. His patience led to him being named 2020 wildlife photographer of the year by the Duchess of Cambridge at a ceremony at London’s Natural Hi...
Tags: Photography, London, Animals, Environment, UK News, Culture, Wildlife, Art and design, Cambridge, Natural History Museum, Wildlife photographer of the year, Sergey Gorshkov, Natural History Museum Continue


[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

From a Tiger Hugging a Tree to Pallas’ Cats Frolicking, These Are This Year’s Top Nature Photos

On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton announced the winners of the 2020 prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. It was the Natural History Museum in London’s 56th time holding the annual contest, which shows the world’s best snapshots of nature and wildlife. The winners in years past…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, London, Wildlife, Cambridge, Kate Middleton, Natural History Museum, Museum of Natural History, Pallas

Here's Doom Running on a Samsung Fridge Thanks To xCloud

An anonymous reader shares a report: I'm fairly sure cars were supposed to be flying by now, but instead we've managed something else that would have felt like science fiction a decade ago: playing Xbox games on your fridge. That's right, someone has managed to get Microsoft's xCloud service running on a Samsung smart fridge. Instagram user Richard Mallard has managed this feat of modern engineering, sideloading the Android version of the Xbox Game Pass app onto his fridge. The app runs in portr...
Tags: Instagram, Microsoft, Samsung, Tech, Richard Mallard

Auction of exquisitely odd antique cameras that look like guns

These two curious and rare "gun cameras" bring a whole new meaning to the phrase "shoot a photo." Both are exceedingly rare artifacts and will be on the block at the 37th Annual Leitz Photographica Auction next month. At the top is the Leica Gun Rifle developed by E. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Photography, News, Guns, Cameras, Auctions

Liberal political messages dominate on Instagram — a stark contrast to Facebook, where conservative political messaging rules

A photo Donald Trump shared on Facebook of a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg on September 19, 2019. Donald Trump/Facebook Facebook posts from conservative news outlets receive the most interactions on the world's largest social media platform, according to metrics from Facebook-owned CrowdTangle. But Instagram, which is also owned by Facebook, is a the exact opposite: The photo- and video-sharing app is dominated by liberal messages, including posts related to the Black Lives Matter movement ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Elections, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Conservative, Fox News, Liberal, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Pew Research Center, Instagram Instagram, John Hegeman

Photos: Thomas Partey wearing Arsenal kit

Arsenal’s deadline day signing Thomas Partey has donned the club’s kit for the first time. The 27-year-old midfielder has completed a... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Photos, Sport, Soccer, Arsenal, Thomas Partey

The next decade of Instagram

Last week, Instagram marked its 10th birthday – a decade which has seen the platform transform from a humble photo-sharing app into a social networking service with over one billion active users. To mark the occasion, our Global Head of Cultural Insights Lore Oxford penned this piece for The Drum, contemplating what the next 10 years might hold for the platform. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the lives, habits and routines of the global population can change in a matter of days and mo...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, China, Social Media, Seo, Commerce, Mars, Internet Culture, Thought Leadership, Global Head of Cultural Insights Lore Oxford, Venus Climate

10 Creative Ways To Use Polls In Instagram Stories

Customers today expect a more authentic connection from the brands they patronize, and the best way to connect with your customers is through social media polls. Facebook remains the largest social media platform, but Instagram has continued to grow in popularity, especially among younger audiences. Instagram now has over 1 billion users and one of the best ways to drive engagement on the platform is with Instagram Stories. Instagram stories let you post videos and photos to your Instagram accou...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Sales & Marketing, Harry, Vanity Fair, Sephora, Right Now, Meghan, General Electric GE, Rawpixel, Instagram Stories, Instagram Stories Instagram, IKEA USA, LinkedIn polls, Sylvain Bailly

Facebook Refreshes Messenger With New—Yet Familiar—Color Scheme

Messenger From Facebook looks different beginning today with new, yet familiar colors that resemble those used by Instagram, another member of the Facebook family of applications. Facebook began rolling out the refreshed look for its messaging app today, incorporating the new color scheme into its logo and main chat theme. Facebook However, while the similarities...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Platforms

Thomas Partey poses with Arsenal kit (photo and video)

Arsenal’s deadline day signing Thomas Partey has posed with his new club’s shirt for the first time. The last-minute nature of the Ghana... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Photos, Sport, Soccer, Arsenal, Thomas Partey, Football videos, Kitman

Facebook Messenger Gets a New but Familiar Color Scheme

Messenger From Facebook looks different beginning today with new, yet familiar colors that resemble those used by Instagram, another member of the Facebook family of applications. Facebook began rolling out the refreshed look for its messaging app today, incorporating the new color scheme into its logo and main chat theme. Facebook However, while the similarities...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Facebook Messenger, Platforms

Facebook will now remove posts that deny or distort the Holocaust

Facebook has updated its hate speech policy to “prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust”. Why is this surprising? This is a u-turn from Facebook’s earlier stance on Holocaust denial. In October 2018, Zuckerberg himself had defended the company leaving such content online because “there are things that different people get wrong” and that he didn’t believe that Holocaust deniers “are intentionally getting it wrong”. He had clarified that Facebook’s goal with fake news was “not ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, US, United Nations, Myanmar, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Content Moderation, Holocaust Denial

Messenger’s latest update brings new features, cross-app communication with Instagram

Facebook Messenger is getting a visual update and a number of new features, including support for chat themes, custom reactions, and soon, selfie stickers and vanish mode. The changes are a part of Facebook’s overhauled messaging platform, announced in late September, which introduced the ability for Instagram users to communicate with people on Facebook for the first time. While Instagram users had to opt-in to the upgraded new feature set in order to also gain access to the cross-plat...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Instagram, Social Networks, Congress, Social Media, Tech, Facebook Messenger, North America, Messaging Apps, U S House Judiciary Committee, Instead Facebook

Make Your Voice Heard (with Stephanie L. Young) – Episode 50 of Rants & Randomness

The conversation we have for you on Rants & Randomness this week is absolutely critical. Make sure you listen, share this episode, and get yourself a voting plan. This week, I’m talking to the brilliant Stephanie L. Young. Stephanie serves as chief officer for culture, communications, and media partnerships at When We All Vote, a nonpartisan voting initiative launched by Michelle Obama. Stephanie has years of communication experience in the public and private sectors with organizations such...
Tags: Podcast, Politics, Instagram, South Africa, Humor, Biden, Presidential Election, HARRIS, Stephanie, Obama White House, AME Church, Luvvie, Chicago Recording Company, Stephanie L Young, Stephanie L Young Stephanie, Michelle Obama Stephanie

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