An exclusive look at Eric Prydz’s 5-ton LED Holosphere

From The Verge. Swedish DJ and producer Eric Prydz and his team make wild, incredible, expensive limited-run events. His latest is his most ambitious — and potentially, his shortest run ever. It’s called EPIC 6.0: Holosphere, and after years of development the multi-story transparent LED sphere only saw one performance at Belgium’s Tomorrowland festival. It’s…

The best gimbal for small cameras

From The Verge. DJI Ronin SC isn’t just a smaller version of the Ronin S. It’s an entirely new gimbal built specifically for mirrorless cameras. It comes in a smaller package, packed with same old and some new features, but also with a price tag of $439 that might discourage someone. Can it justify the…

Shutting down a hate-fueled site – how it works

From The Verge. After a hate-fueled tragedy, web service companies are increasingly facing pressure to purge sites like 8chan from the internet. But keeping a site offline is harder than it sounds — and there are good reasons to be worried about companies making that call. Learn more about how you can help or donate…

Tesla-powered Porsche 912: vintage meets electric

From The Verge. This 550-horsepower 1968 Porsche 912 is getting all of its power from an unexpected source: the electric motor from a Tesla Model S P85. It was made by two Southern California shops, Zelectric Motors and EV West, which convert old Volkswagens and Porsches into modernized electric cars. It’s a new way to…

I love this camera, but I’ll never use it

From The Verge. Insta360’s One X is a 360-degree action camera that uses dual 200-degree f/2 lenses to create really unique 18-megapixel photos or 5.7K spherical video that can then be exported in 1080, non-360, frames. As a tech optimist, I was ready to be a believer in 360 again, but sometimes more cameras just…

The real problem with facial recognition

From The Verge. Police across the country are using facial recognition to check IDs and find suspects — but are they using it the right way? A new study from Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology suggests even good algorithms can be put to bad uses, particularly once police start getting creative with the…

Why everyone has a podcast

From The Verge. Podcasts are a growing business. One study estimates that podcasting revenue is expected to reach $1 billion by 2020, yet, it seems like everybody already has a podcast. In this episode of The Big Picture, reporter Ashley Carman explains why podcasting has grown so quickly and why everyone has a podcast now.…

iPadOS public beta: top 6 features

From The Verge. Apple released the public beta for iPadOS. Anybody can go and install it right now. You have probably heard about the improved multitasking, but what about all the other features? Safari Desktop, swipe keyboard, new home screen, and a much better video editor are all reasons to think about upgrading — but…

iOS 13 public beta: dark mode, Apple Maps, Reminders

From The Verge. Apple’s iOS 13 is here; or rather, the public beta for iOS 13 has arrived, giving everyone their first chance to take Apple’s latest operating system for a spin. Here’s a first look at some of the top new features coming to the iPhone, including dark mode, the new Apple Maps, and…

Inside the traumatic life of a Facebook moderator

From The Verge. Former Facebook content moderators are speaking out about their working conditions in the United States for the first time ever. The Verge traveled to Tampa, FL, to visit Facebook’s worst-performing content moderation site and learn about what life is like for hundreds of moderators. They told us that the office is filthy,…

Giant delivery drones are coming, but at what cost?

From The Verge. Companies like Google, Amazon, and UPS are planning to fill the skies with autonomous cargo-carrying drones. These new cargo drones are a fast and eco-friendly alternative to traditional package delivery that could save you time and money. But, before this trend can take off customers have to be comfortable with giant drones…

Does the iPad make sense as a computer now?

From The Verge. At WWDC 2019, Apple introduced iPadOS, which has all-new ways to interact with this tablet computer. There are new window options, gestures, and a whole new interaction language. In this episode of Processor, Dieter Bohn nerds out on the idea that UI has a grammar and the iPad’s interface might not be…

Mac Pro hands-on: Apple’s $6,000 powerhouse

From The Verge. Apple unveiled the new Mac Pro today at WWDC. Starting at $5,999, the most powerful Mac is staging a comeback this fall. Although it’s a new design, the Mac Pro is also a throwback to Apple’s classic “cheese grater” look. The interior is structured for modularity and flexibility, addressing one of the…

Apple WWDC 2019 keynote in 13 minutes

From The Verge. At WWDC 2019, Apple announced updates headed towards the Apple family of devices, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac desktops and laptops, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. There’s also the announcement of iOS 13 and the new Mac Pro, a powerful computing device that hasn’t been refreshed since 2013. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2WFmL1v Subscribe:…