Hasselblad Launches First f/1.9 Lens for X1D

Hasselblad’s X1D system is its first foray into affordable medium format photography—the $9,000 camera costs less than half of its most affordable medium format SLR. The X1D has been on the market for a couple of years at this point, and Hasselblad has five native lenses on sale now, including the recently released XCD 4/21mm. […]

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 Adds Video Recording

We liked, but didn’t love the first Fujifilm hybrid camera, the Instax Square SQ10. It cost a bit too much at launch (Fujifilm later dropped the price) and was very finicky about printing images from other cameras, something it was supposedly able to do. The Fujifilm SQ20, announced today, launches with the built-in price correction. […]

World Maker Faire: The Evolution of Making

As I walked through the World Maker Faire in Queens, New York, this past weekend, I was struck by how the maker movement seems to be evolving. In past years, 3D printing and drones took center stage at the event; this year, although there were still a variety of 3D printers and related techniques on […]

Microsoft Wants to Use AI to Address Natural Disasters, Famine

Microsoft on Tuesday launched a $40 million, five-year program to help nongovernmental and humanitarian organizations use its artificial intelligence technology to address natural disasters, famine, and other crises. “We believe that technology, like artificial intelligence … combined with cloud technology, can be a game changer, helping save more lives, alleviate suffering, and restore human dignity […]

NASA telescope discovers two new planets

ORLANDO, Fla. – A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets this week five months after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, officials said on Thursday. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, better known as TESS, made an early discovery of “super-Earth” and “hot Earth” planets in solar […]

Google Maps will now give you parking suggestions

Google has been testing parking features in Google Maps for a while now, since parking is obviously such a crucial part of the entire driving and navigating experience. But it looks like Google is rolling out automatic parking suggestions to more users, so don’t be surprised to find the feature next time you plot a […]

Senators’ Gmail accounts targeted by foreign hackers

State-backed hackers are still trying to break into the personal email accounts of US senators and their aides — and a lawmaker focused on cybersecurity says the Senate’s security office should stop refusing to help defend them. Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in a Wednesday letter to Senate leaders that his office discovered […]