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Apple is trying out Google WebP image format for faster browsing in next iOS and MacOS. That could help coax other browser makers besides Google Chrome to support it — but it's just a test for now, so web developers shouldn't bank on it.
Beta versions of the Safari browser support Google's WebP, an alternative to more standard image files like JPEG and GIF. It's supposed to make web pages easier to download, but web programmers shouldn't count on it yet.
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The Rust era has begun: Mozilla is building the first parts of Firefox using its new programming language, an effort it hopes ultimately will speed up the browser and lock it down against security threats, too.
The newest version of the browser includes technology designed to speed Firefox up and lock it down.
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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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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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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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Adobe just released notable upgrades for Lightroom mobile: On Android, a pro camera mode (paves the way for new image capture modes, too -- I'm guessing HDR & panorama stitch. On iOS, radial and linear gradients and raw editing (though those features are for Creative Cloud subscribers only). The app is free, but Adobe expects power users to pay. It's likely many of them already do, for Lightroom CC on their personal computers.
Photo enthusiasts should appreciate raw editing and an advanced camera mode -- but some new features are available only with a paid subscription.
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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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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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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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Store was fine but unable to solve my technical problem.
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I love the Beaujolais d'Auteuil (or the Bo-Do as we call it). We recommend in particular the Caesar salad, the raviole au basilique, cabaillot (cod), buratta, steak frite (with great fries), and the Berthillon ice cream.
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Tasty but somewhat greasy pizza, indifferent service. Nice but we had to ask for plates, cups, napkins and utensils. And the child seat was pretty filthy. Better as take out, which is what they're geared for.
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Great atmosphere, great service, great food. In the winter they light the fire, which makes the place very cozy.
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Great wilderness (for populated France anyway). Hikes near Barbizon through the rocks are particularly good.
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