February 2020

8 of the best home printers in the UK

This might sound totally ridiculous, but some people still prefer to get their hands on a physical copy of something. Yep, not content with access to a digital version of a photo, document, or whatever else, these people will pursue something they can actually touch. In defence of this old school approach, there are occasions when only a physical copy will do. For example, it’s bad form to turn up to an interview and show… Read More »8 of the best home printers in the UK

Apple punishes facial recognition company Clearview AI for ignoring developer rules

Clearview AI’s week keeps getting worse.  Apple has suspended the controversial facial recognition company’s iOS developer account following a report from Buzzfeed News that Clearview AI was in violation of Apple’s Enterprise Developer Program rules. As a result, Apple has disabled Clearview AI’s iOS app, giving the company 14 days to respond to Apple’s claim.  Specifically, Apple’s rules state that companies “may not use, distribute or otherwise make Your Internal Use Applications available to any… Read More »Apple punishes facial recognition company Clearview AI for ignoring developer rules

Coronavirus prevention has people making memes about how they can’t stop touching their faces

According to guidelines released by the Center for Disease Control, one of the most effective ways to protect yourself against the novel coronavirus is to avoid touching your face. This is incredibly useful advice — you shouldn’t be touching your face anyway — but it’s also making people realize just how much they’re scratching their noses and grazing their mouths unconsciously. The average person touches their face 23 times per hour. Per hour! When you… Read More »Coronavirus prevention has people making memes about how they can’t stop touching their faces

Scientists made an environmentally friendly gin from peas. Yes, it will still get you drunk.

Garden peas are probably the last thing you’d ever expect to go into your gin and tonic.  But, scientists at Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland have created a gin using garden peas. Yes, you read that correctly. The gin is called Nàdar — which means ‘nature’ in Gaelic — and scientists claim it has a smaller environmental footprint that traditionally distilled gins made using wheat.  Each 700ml bottle of Nàdar has a carbon… Read More »Scientists made an environmentally friendly gin from peas. Yes, it will still get you drunk.

Vivo’s new Apex concept phone has zero ports and a 7.5x optical zoom camera

Vivo’s first Apex phone, unveiled in Feb. 2018, was the first functional phone with nearly no bezels and a pop-up selfie camera. It was just a concept, but it was way ahead of its time, with countless manufacturers later ditching various display-obstructing elements from their phones, one by one.  Two iterations later, Vivo is still working to perfect its vision of a bezel-less, hole-less phone. The Vivo Apex 2020 takes the concept a step further… Read More »Vivo’s new Apex concept phone has zero ports and a 7.5x optical zoom camera

8 of the best online courses to kickstart your photography career

There is more to a photography career than you might think. With everything from night time shooting, photo editing in Lightroom, and drone shots, the world of cameras is constantly expanding and there is always something new to learn. A few tips and tricks will certainly improve your photographic skills, but sometimes it is worth taking your abilities to the next level.  If you’re passionate about photography and want to expand your knowledge, there is… Read More »8 of the best online courses to kickstart your photography career