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The most important camera gear at Japan’s biggest photo show

All the new products from CP+ 2015

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The FCC just closed its biggest wireless spectrum auction in history

The Federal Communications Commission has closed its auction of AWS-3 wireless spectrum licenses, raising a record $ 44.9 billion in the process. The Wall Street Journal reports that this is the largest amount of money the FCC has ever seen from a spectrum auction, and is more than double what was earned back in 2008 during the 700MHz auction. Seventy companies participated in this most recent auction, including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Dish, but the FCC hasn’t yet released how much each company bid. The auction was comprised of over 1,600 different licenses.

The AWS-3 airwaves cover spectrum in the 1700MHz and 2100MHz blocks, but they do not overlap with the AWS-1 spectrum that a number of carriers (most notably T-Mobile and…

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The 5 biggest VFX trends for 2015

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2015 will be a huge year for VFX. We’re getting the sequel to one of the most successful films ever in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the latest in the saga that kickstarted effects into the mainstream – Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So what changed in 2014, and how are these trends affecting moviemaking right now?




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The 8 biggest responsive web design problems (and how to avoid them)

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I created a survey asking fellow designers about the problems they faced when creating fully responsive sites. This article will list the most common problems they reported and offer possible solutions, along with suggestions to consider on your next projects. The information contained here is based on hundreds of survey responses (if you’d like to add your own answers, the survey itself is still open) along with problems I’ve also come across in my own work at Offroadcode.




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Google works with Australia’s biggest carrier to test Project Loon balloons

Project Loon, Google’s ambitious plan to bring internet to the entire world by way of a network of high-altitude balloons, is preparing to launch a series of test flights in Australia. The tests will see 20 balloons launched across western Queensland, and will be the first to be conducted in the country when they begin in December. They’ll also mark the first time Google has partnered with a wireless carrier to beam internet to the ground below — the flights are being run in partnership with Australia’s largest telecoms company, Telstra.

Google announced earlier this year that it would join forces with wireless companies around the world to make Project Loon a reality. The search giant’s eventual plan is to have carriers leasing its…

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China’s Xiaomi becomes world’s third biggest smartphone maker without leaving Asia

Over the past three months, more than 327 million new smartphones were shipped out from factories around the world, and young Chinese company Xiaomi has been responsible for more than 5 percent of them. That, according to IDC’s latest figures, is enough to place it in third spot behind established leaders Samsung and Apple, overshadowing global competitors like Lenovo and LG. Xiaomi’s rise has been remarkable both for how quick it has been and for the fact that the company still operates primarily in its home market of China. It has recently broadened its reach to adjacent countries in Southeast Asia like India and Singapore, but its growth remains testament to the incredible explosion in smartphone demand that China is experiencing.

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America’s biggest police departments are getting spy gear through private charities

Many Americans have recently expressed concerns with the increasing use of military gear by police departments in this country, especially in the wake of the police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri (protests that were themselves sparked by a lethal police shooting). While it is very easy to focus on militarization after seeing jarring pictures of police pointing automatic rifles at demonstrators, a separate but no less questionable practice has been quietly taking root at some of America’s biggest police departments in the past decade. As ProPublica reports, the police departments of New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Oakland have all turned to private police foundations in recent years to acquire new crime fighting and…

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Apple killed Finland’s two biggest industries, says Prime Minister

In the early 00s, Finland’s two biggest industries were paper manufacturing and cell phones, led by the then-dominant Nokia. A decade later, both industries are in trouble — and as the country’s prime minister suggested in a recent interview, Apple might be to blame in both cases. “One could say that the iPhone killed Nokia and the iPad killed the Finnish paper industry, but we’ll make a comeback,” Prime Minister Alexander Stubb told CNBC on Monday. “We just have to keep at it.”

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The biggest personalities in design

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Some designers let the work do all the talking, but others leave the world feeling like they know them personally – sometimes a little too intimately… 01. Stefan Sagmeister Sagmeister is a man who’s never afraid to speak his mind




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