Dear media, SpaceX’s landing attempt wasn’t a failure. It was one of the best possible outcomes.

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We live in a sad age of skin deep media, where reporters sensationalize headlines and most people barely read more than the first 2 lines of an article. Given that, I’d like to clarify something I think every major news outlet has gotten wrong. When SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded yesterday morning (PST), it wasn’t […]

Where the Lumia 1020 Running Windows Phone 8.1 Falls Short

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There’s a lot to like about Microsoft/Nokia’s “normal-sized” photography-beast of a smartphone, but despite its best efforts the Windows Phone experience here isn’t all positive. Preemptive Update: After deliberating with a friend who uses a newer Windows Phone (Icon w/ 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800), I believe that some of my user experience issues are […]

Seene (iOS): It’s like Lytro and Kinect had a Threesome w/ Google Maps

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And it’s way more fun than Instagram. Thanks to TechCrunch I have recently discovered discovered Seene, a free iOS app that uses 3D motion tracking to create pseudo-3D images of whatever you want. The basic premise of the app is that you sweep your phone around an object, and the program automagically creates a mesh […]

No SLR, iPhone Only, Weekend Destination: DC – Camera Impressions

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Why “Praised by National Geographic Photographer” also means “Perfect for Instagram”… When I went to D.C. last weekend to visit my friend in the heart of Shutdown City, I decided early* on that I would be traveling light. Traveling light meant ditching my SLR and pocketing only my newly acquired iPhone 5S. Having owned it […]