Red was showing off the Redlink Bridge functions using an older handheld product called a Tactical Hand Controller, or THC, which can wirelessly "control the focus and iris on Canon and Nikon lenses.” Before the Redlink Bridge, filmmakers could control their cameras' lenses with the THC and a Wireless Motor Driver (WMD). Now with the Bridge, the THC will still put you out a hefty $2,900, but it no longer needs to be paired with a WMD to control the camera's lens. That’s a good thing, considering WMDs are listed on Red’s site as costing $3,950. … [Read more...] about Red Digital Cinema shows off dev kit to make its cameras app-controllable
Gertrude Caton-Thompson (1888-1985)Wealth and race closely guarded the gateway to archaeology for many decades — and continue to play a part in the field's accessibility — and London-born Gertrude Caton Thompson's privilege enabled her to travel extensively with her family as a young woman, piquing her interest in archaeology with visits to historic sites in Rome and Egypt, according to a profile on Trowelblazers, an organization that offers resources for women and underrepresented groups in archaeological, geological, and palaeontological sciences. Caton-Thompson began her archaeological pursuits at age thirty-three, leading Neolithic and Paleolithic excavations in Egypt, Yemen and Zimbabwe, and her 1929 Zimbabwe dig was excavated entirely by women. Her methods, which included meticulous soil scrutiny and noting objects' positions relative to each other, revolutionized the way that sites were surveyed and studied. … [Read more...] about Move Over, ‘Tomb Raider’: Here Are 11 Pioneering Women Archaeologists
"At times like this, when we see the coronavirus being relabeled the 'Chinese virus' for political impact, we need to avoid attributing clandestine intentions to SETI scientists of any nationality," Vakoch said. "Astronomers from any country would take a special pride in being the first scientists to detect intelligent aliens, but astronomers who insist on going it alone without support from colleagues in other countries risk losing out on confirming their discovery." … [Read more...] about Ready, SETI, go: Is there a race to contact E.T.?
All these changes make for awkward times when people happily driving decade-old cars butt up against the modern driving machine. You can see this in discussions on the Internet. The Internet commenter must be heavily underrepresented in car industry focus groups, since most posts about cars tell us that the author wouldn't be caught dead letting a car brake for them, steer for them, or shift their gears. And they certainly don't want large screens to take the place of the traditional buttons and double-DIN car stereos. Yet every OEM I speak to points at customer demand for the "smartphone experience in their cars" as the driving force behind it all. … [Read more...] about Does too much technology make a car artificial?
InvisibleShield screen protectionOver the years I learned that glass displays scratch easily even with advanced glass materials so I don't take any chances and get a protector on my phones as soon as I buy them. The Glass Elite+ and Glass Elite VisionGuard+ screen protectors, $39.99 and $49.99 respectively, have the same simple installation procedure and offer the same anti-microbial technology, case-friendly coverage, and shatter protection. … [Read more...] about Gear4 cases and InvisibleShield protectors for iPhone SE (2020): D3O drop and advanced screen protection