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Adobe Extends Lightroom Features To Expired Subscriptions – Forbes

Friday, July 11, 2014

When Adobe moved its software catalog to a subscription-only Creative Cloud model last spring, the outcry from the photography community was swift, with users concerned about what would happen to their images – and all of their post-production edits – if they canceled their monthly subscription. The answer today, at least for Lightroom users, turns out to be better than most could have hoped for. In a quiet move that…

Eagle shot wins drone photography competition – BBC News

Friday, July 11, 2014

11 July 2014 Last updated at 11:22 This staggering shot – the winner of the competition – was taken over Bali Barat National Park in Indonesia The arrival of cheap drone technology – and small, light high-quality cameras – has given rise to a new genre of beautiful aerial photography and film-making. A new competition, sponsored by…

Jeremy Cowart named web’s most influential photographer – The Tennessean

Friday, July 11, 2014

Hendersonville photographer Jeremy Cowart works on his Voices of Haiti project. Moved by the devastating aftermath of the January 2010 catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake, Cowart traveled to Port-Au-Prince to unveil people’s stories in a photo essay. (Photo: photo by Frederic Dupoux ) Story Highlights Hendersonville artist named most influential web photographer Cowart launched OKDOTHIS to inspire others 1995 HHS graduate raises $1,000s to fight poverty Hendersonville native Jeremy Cowart was…

Dad records wife’s dramatic childbirth with GoPro camera – New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV

Friday, July 11, 2014

HOUSTON (PIX11) – A Texas father captured a dramatic childbirth like its never been seen before, thanks to the GoPro camera he strapped on before his high-speed race to the hospital. He posted the video on YouTube under the appropriate title “Valet Baby” — their child was apparently in a hurry to be born. In the video, Troy Dickerson pulls his truck to the front of Houston hospital and starts…

Hidden Cameras Show Florida’s Newest Invasive Species Stealing Eggs – Mashable

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cameras in Florida have caught tegu lizards stealing eggs from alligator nests, raising concerns among wildlife officials about the threat the invasive lizard poses to native species. Researchers at the University of Florida set up cameras monitoring two nests in the Everglades during the spring and summer of 2013. What they captured confirmed their suspicions: The non-native lizard is preying on native species’ eggs, threatening major ecological damage. See also:…

3 Entrepreneurs Capitalizing On The World’s Fastest-Growing E-Commerce Market – Forbes

Friday, July 11, 2014

ShopGo’s offices look like those of a tech startup’s anywhere in the world: Young men (and a few women) in slouchy shirts hover over computers, ear buds inserted. The company’s logo is the only decoration in the office — who has time or inclination for decorating — and there’s a ping-pong table elsewhere in the building if anyone needs a break. At the moment, everyone seems comfortable in the office…

China Labels iPhone a Security Threat – Wall Street Journal

Friday, July 11, 2014

State-run China Central Television has labeled Apple’s iPhone location-tracking feature a “national security concern,” in the latest backlash against U.S. technology companies. The WSJ’s Yun-Hee Kim speaks to reporter Eva Dou in Beijing. BEIJING—China’s influential state broadcaster on Friday called a location-tracking function offered by Apple Inc. AAPL -0.03% Apple Inc. U.S.: Nasdaq $95.01 -0.03 -0.03% July 11, 2014 1:58 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 22.12M P/E Ratio 15.81 Market…

CEO Nadella promises to shake-up Microsoft’s culture: ‘Nothing is off the table’ – PCWorld

Friday, July 11, 2014

Microsoft staffers worldwide should buckle their seat belts because a big culture shakeup is in the works at the company. In a long letter sent to employees on Thursday, CEO Satya Nadella said that he and his lieutenants are taking “important steps to visibly change our culture.” Microsoft has historically had a reputation as being a tough place to work, due to infighting, staff fragmentation and cutthroat office politics. Steve…

Game On for Microsoft Chief – Wall Street Journal

Friday, July 11, 2014

Satya Nadella may prefer reading Nietzsche to blasting aliens in “Halo,” but the Microsoft chief seems keen on staying in the turbulent videogame business. Mr. Nadella sent an all-hands email to Microsoft employees Thursday, laying out his vision for the company at the start of its new fiscal year. Most of his nearly 3,200 words reiterated a focus on the cloud and on mobile. But for the first time since…

Can The Acura TLX Save Acura From Itself? – Jalopnik

Friday, July 11, 2014

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that’s actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn’t your time more important? 1st Gear: They Need Something Acura thinks that they can reverse a sales slump with their new Acura TLX…

How technology could help prevent kids’ deaths in hot cars – CBS News

Friday, July 11, 2014

Last Updated Jul 10, 2014 4:02 PM EDT The news is always tragic, and seems to happen far too often: a child left in a hot car is found dead of heat stroke when a caregiver forgot or did not know they were there. “It could happen to anyone. This is not a bad parenting problem,” laments Kristy Arbogast, the lead author of a 2012 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

Eileen Ford, Grande Dame of the Modeling Industry, Dies at 92 – New York Times

Friday, July 11, 2014

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Chrysler Recalls 651000 SUVs for Mirror Lights – ABC News

Friday, July 11, 2014

Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly. The recall is for certain 2011 to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models. Chrysler says it has seen the problem only in lighted sun visor mirrors that have been repaired. But as a precaution, it says…

2015 Honda Fit Test Drive – Fox News

Friday, July 11, 2014

Honda Honda Honda Honda The Honda Fit has been one of the most popular subcompact cars in America since it hit these shores in 2007, largely because it lives up to its name in many ways. The all-new 2015 version is more of the same. With a starting price of $16,315 — just a hundred bucks more than last year – it fits in most new car buying budgets; it’s…

Gisele Bundchen snacks on watermelon and dances in rose-petal confetti while … – Daily Mail

Friday, July 11, 2014

By Cassie Carpenter Published: 09:41 EST, 11 July 2014 | Updated: 10:35 EST, 11 July 2014 9 View comments She has a lot to celebrate these days, having earned a reported $47 million in the last 12 months. And supermodel Gisele Bundchen looked ecstatic as she danced in rose-petal confetti for a commercial shoot in Miami Thursday. The Brazilian beauty – who turns 34 next week – swung her arms…

Gisele Bundchen Shares #TBT Pic on Instagram – Boston.com

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Brazilian supermodel remarks on the picture in both English and Portuguese, saying, “Ready to the show [sic]..How about the hairdo?? hahahaha #tbt #1992 #greatmemories Prontas para o show!!! Que tal o meu cabelo? hahahaha #paquitas #bonstempos.” Bundchen added a few emojis (dancing ladies, a microphone, and a laughing-til-I-cry face) in between the translations for good measure. What do you think of the pic? Let us know in the comments….

Get an HP Pavilion 17.3-inch laptop for $299.99 – CNET (blog)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Best Buy When is a laptop not a laptop? When it’s designed to spend most of its time in one place, just like a desktop. In other words, when it’s too big for travel, but great for when you want a spacious screen and keyboard. Today only, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the refurbished HP Pavilion gcrf-17-e113dx 17.3-inch laptop for $299.99. Shipping is free, though you’ll probably be…

The Senate bill on cell phone unlocking is a huge missed opportunity – Vox

Friday, July 11, 2014

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation to allow people to unlock their cell phones in order to take them to a different wireless carrier. The legislation became necessary after a controversial 2012 decision from the Librarian of Congress that raised the possibility that taking your cell phone to a new wireless carrier could violate copyright law. Unfortunately, Congress has chosen the narrowest possible approach to addressing the…

We have today’s winner: Digital Ally – USA TODAY

Friday, July 11, 2014

Amid a down day for most of Wall Street, Digital Ally gets the  crown for best-performer of the day. Shares soared  nearly 130%  to $7.23 after the company received patent approval for VuLink, a digital video camera system that helps cops record activity and evidence up to 200 feet from patrol cars. VuLink “brings a new level of digital recording to the law enforcement community,” says CEO Stanton Ross. “The…

Obama administration given heads up about newspaper data destruction – Fox News

Friday, July 11, 2014

(AP) WASHINGTON –  The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper’s hard drives containing leaked National Security Agency documents last year, newly declassified documents show. The White House had publicly distanced itself on whether it would do the same to an American news organization. The Guardian newspaper, responding to threats from the British government in July 2013, destroyed the data roughly a…