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Sony a6000 Review: A Solid Mirrorless Camera That's a Small Step Up

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Pretty much all mirrorless cameras—Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, to name a couple—with APS-C size sensors can take a damn fine picture these days. The a6000 does its best to stand out with a pinch of style and updated tech, but it's still largely the same as the camera it's replacing, 2012's NEX-6. Read more...

PSFK’s Top Five Stories Of The Week

Stress ball that stalls procrastination, 'Earables,' and J. Crew's hand written ad.

Finally, Apple Maps is good for something

Sure, Apple Maps might send you into a death trap in the Australian outback or onto an airport runway, but it does do things that other mapping services don’t, such as being able to find imaginary monsters. AppleInsider points out that...Show More Summary

MIT FingerReader Reads Printed Text Aloud: Talk to the Hand

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Braille helps visually impaired people read, but there is a lot of printed material that is never converted to that writing system. Blind people also miss out on using mobile devices because obviously they can’t feel…

Facebook Paper got its first big update today, but is anyone using it?

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Here's a shocker: Facebook's first major update to Paper, its socially-augmented news-reading app, makes it more social. Specifically, the app's 1.1 update now allows users to comment on posts using photos, added birthday and event notifications and...

Everything You Need to Cut The Cord, Fresh Air, Nest Thermostat

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you're ready to cut the cord, Newegg will sell you everything you need to get started today for under $100. The Mohu Leaf is the most popular indoor antenna out there, and the Roku 3 is an excellent media player without a hidden agenda. Read more...

Next Gen Console Wars Heat Up as PS4 and Xbox One Numbers Come in

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Chip Chick

Console war update! Sony’s winning on the surface, but going a little farther into the numbers suggests a tighter race than is immediately apparent. We’ll start with consoles sold, since it’s the most obvious measuring stick. Sony has...Show More Summary

Facebook's Paper has finally added events notifications as well as the ability to insert photos into

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Facebook's Paper has finally added events notifications as well as the ability to insert photos into comments. Hey—it's almost like real Facebook. Almost. Read more...

HD Video From Space Makes the World's Tallest Building Look Like a Toy

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Static, low-res satellite imagery is so passé. Watching HD video from space satellites is the future, especially when looking down on the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. Read more...

NASA: The Only Thing Stopping a City-Destroying Asteroid Is Blind Luck

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

So you know how we all kind of thought that our odds of getting destroyed by an asteroid were remarkably low? Yeah, that was wrong. According to new research, the odds of a large-scale asteroid impact are actually three to ten times higher than we thought. And the only thing stopping total and utter destruction? Sheer, dumb luck. Read more...

Biometrics expert slams Apple and Samsung fingerprint scanners as unsecured ‘gimmicks’

It’s pretty safe to say that computer science Professor Willy Susilo won’t be relying on a fingerprint scanner to keep his mobile phone secure. In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Susilo says that the fingerprint scanners...Show More Summary

The Open Source Initiative hopes public awareness is Heartbleed's 'silver lining'

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

?Looking for a positive take to cut though all the negative press that Heartbleed has been getting? Then the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has one. The news has been full of stories about the exploit in OpenSSL (itself, an open-source project) that...

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