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Solar house in New Mexico -- left to right are photovoltaic panel 1 photovoltaic panel 1, trio of skylids (open up automatically when the sun shines, but lashed closed during summer), hot water heater. Overhanging second story keeps interior shady in summer when the sun is higher overhead. Can't see it because of a tree in the way, but there's a Trombe wall about halfway along for further winter heating. Red brick floors downstairs capture infrared during the day and radiate it back at night (sun shines only during winter). Thermostat-controlled fan blows hot air from upper story down to gravel beds below the brick floor in the living room for further nighttime heating.
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Will you get one of those Tesla batteries so you don't have to send anything back to the grid?
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Last night's storm coming in over the Rio Grande.
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Oh I love NM when it does this!
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Everybody's jazzed about Amazon's financially successful quarter, but they don't do everything right.
 
Remember the Fire Phone? Ben Fox Rubin and I take a deeper look at the reasons why it failed so quickly and spectacularly. 
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I got an Amazon Fire Phone a few months ago at $179 with one year of free Prime and no contract. I felt like returning the phone within a week as none of the apps I use worked without some sort of a hack. But the hack was simple, and I added Google Play to the device, which enabled me to run everything I wanted to run without a hitch. What did I find? A pretty snazzy piece of hardware, with good gps, a pretty reasonable camera, excellent battery life and, probably most important is it worked really well as a phone with great signal and volume!
That said, the CNN article is spot on.
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Dell, now privately owned and trying to be more nimble, is going after a core part of Apple's Mac market: creative pros, particularly those who don't like Apple's Final Cut Pro for video editing. Some people are happy to make the jump to Windows, but the Apple has faithful fans, sleek designs and a strong brand.
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+Tau-Mu Yi I watched an entire classroom learn video editing using +WeVideo 
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Another +Phase One 80-megapixel shot from New Mexico. Again: zoom in for maximal wow.
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+Lasse Sørnes When my parents bought the land in the 1970s and built the house, not so bad. Today, more than I could afford -- you should see the view down into White Rock Canyon with the Rio Grande if you turn the camera 180 degrees. (You will, later -- I'll take a photo and post it.)
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Kayaking on Lake Huron last weekend. Lovely light and colors -- one of those situations where a camera just doesn't quite seem to quite capture the subtle hues. Too bad I didn't have that +Phase One camera like a couple years ago -- it does better with color than my Canon SLR.
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My #CNETRoadTrip took me to the University of Michigan's Mcity, a 32-acre fake city for testing self-driving, wirelessly communicating cars. It'll be used to facilitate the marriage of the computing and automotive industries -- and perhaps keep auto research from heading to Silicon Valley.
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More high-res fun with the Phase One XF and 80-megapixel IQ3 image sensor. Zoom in! This is from Tsankawi ruins, Bandelier National Monument, near Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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Surprise! A new patent-licensing organization is spinning up, and unlike the first one, it wants fees for paid streaming-media services using HEVC (aka H.265) video compression, the heir apparent to today's dominant H.264/AVC codec. This could be a big shot in the arm for Google's VP9 and VP10, which is free for online use and supported in Chrome and Google on PCs.
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Reminds me I haven't heard of Daala in a while.
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Here are yesterday's poochy clouds above Santa Fe. This storm was high and cold enough to cover the top of the Sangre de Cristo mountains with hail or snow. Hail, I'm guessing.
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"Strangely enough it wasn't photography that made Photoshop successful."@Photoshop creator Thomas Knoll on the history of the image-editing software: http://www.cnet.com/feature/20-years-of-tech/11/ #CNET20
From the birth of the web to the latest smartphones, CNET has seen it all. To celebrate 20 years of CNET, the people at the center of it all tell their stories. - Page 11
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New Mexico, my home state, is best appreciated with camera gear I can't afford. I'm testing +Phase One's new XF body and 80-megapixel sensor. Zoom in!
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Senior writer for CNET News (a division of CBS), covering technology issues, browsers, and digital photography: http://news.cnet.com/

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