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Wonderful news for iPhone photographers: iOS 10 camera apps can shoot raw photo formats for flexibility and quality. It's not yet clear who'll add support, but I'll bet a nickel Adobe Lightroom will be among the first.

However, in my opinion, the urgency for raw support has diminished with gradually improving HDR features that capture better dynamic range without weird artifacts like halos around bright-dark contrast borders. But JPEGs still lock down the white balance, noise reduction, and sharpening.

Also good news: Apple, like Google in Android, will use Adobe's relatively open DNG format. That'll let third-party software like Lightroom easily import the files without worrying about proprietary raw formats.
The option could bring new flexibility and photo quality, letting iPhone photography match a feature already built into Android. Also coming: better photo color.
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Here's why I'm a shutterbug. 
A psychological study finds shutterbugs are more engaged with experiences and thus enjoy them more.
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I've never seen such a crazy hodgepodge of chips on a wafer. Usually same one, step and repeat. These are for ESA space missions.
Multiple integrated circuits at the heart of Europe’s space missions, etched together onto a single piece of silicon. This 20 cm-diameter wafer contains 35 replicas of five different space chips, each incorporating up to about 10 million transistors or basic circuit switches. Laid down within a microchip, these designs endow a space mission with the ability to perform various specialised tasks such as data handling, communications processing or...
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The Internet of Things (happily now the internet of things thanks to this week's style change at CNET) is a lot of blind man and the elephant. I generally pin it down as bringing computing and network smarts to objects beyond PCs, phones, and servers. It's as bad as horseless carriage or mirrorless camera but what are you going to do? So many IOT devices (sensors, mostly) won't even be connected to the Internet (directly) that it's a hackle-raising buzzword even though the general push is perfectly legitimate.
This blog comments on a variety of technology news, trends, and products and how they connect. I'm in Red Hat's cloud product strategy group in my day job although I cover a broader set of topics here. This is a personal blog; the opinions are mine alone.
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Are you an app glutton? The iPhone 7 should max out at 256GB storage and 3GB of memory, TrendForce predicts.
TrendForce also expects the larger 5.5-inch model to sport a dual-camera module and boost memory to 3GB.
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RIP ill-advised Washington effort to build back doors into encryption technology. Even if some law had passed it would have been bypassed with the greatest of ease.
The legislation that would make tech companies crack their own encryption has lost support, according to a report citing congressional sources.
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Expect only a momentary pause in their efforts to backdoor into our encryption. The level of technical incompetence and lust for power in Washington is unlimited and unending. The political machine is like a terminator. It has no emotion. It can't be reasoned with. And it absolutely will not stop until you are dead.

Stay vigilant.
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+Johnathan Chung Yes, I bet you're exactly right. I just checked and put my right-hand side a smidgen above my left hand.
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Any school is now free to test Minecraft Education Edition, the videogame that's not just about turning your brain to mush. It's got collaboration features like the ability to squeeze 30 students into one virtual world, and teacher tools are coming. 
Any school can now set its students loose in the blocky virtual world. It's still in testing but the final version is due in September.
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Google Motion Stills app, which can turn iOS Live Photos into stabilized cinemagraph-like looping GIFs, looks great. This is via Google Photos exec John Nack, who has some great examples on his blog: http://jnack.com/blog/2016/06/07/got-an-iphone-6s-youre-going-to-love-motion-stills/
The free iOS app converts your iPhone's Live Photos into easily sharable animated GIFs.
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Photo of San Francisco in less crowded times, 1868 or 1869. Sailing ships and no Golden Gate Bridge. From the Met.
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Attention pen-powered people: LG goosed the processor, screen, and memory with its new Stylus 2 Plus 5.7-inch Android phone. Also the battery in some parts of the world. And, I'm guessing the price.
A better screen, processor, camera and memory should mean higher performance for the Korean company's stylus-equipped Android phone.
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Our favorite local boulangerie / bakery by far. Tradi and tradi-graine (tradition aux graines) are our favorites, and boule bio (tranche = sliced) for sandwiches. When guests are visiting, we'll load up on a giant pile of croissants, pain au chocolat, etc. Always good. There's often a line but it moves fast -- and there's a reason people queue up for their bread.
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Not inexpensive, but terrific food. The mussels were delicious and served in very generous portions. The green salad was fresh and well dressed. The waterzooi was phenomenal. I couldn't finish it, though -- the portion was very large. The wait staff were attentive and warm.
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Terrific modern Mexican. Tangy ceviche, great chile rellenos, good guacamole, nice salsa. My chicken enchilada wasn't bold or quite as spicy as I like, but I loved the sauce. Children's menu portions are small if your kid is near the 10-year-old max. Not cheap, but worth the price for the fresh and good food and courteous, responsive service. I liked the sangria, but if they had a liquor license, not just beer and wine, they could serve margaritas, too -- oh well. Definitely would return if in the area.
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Good wine selection and a nice staff with helpful suggestions. English-speaking staff (at least when I was there).
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