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This blind test lets you work out which smartphone camera is best

Added: 29.04.2017 0:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

Mobile photography has come a long ways since the original iPhone was released with a rather camera. Even for its time, the original iPhone camera was far from impressive. In particular, low light photography on the original iPhone was notoriously poor. With subsequent iPhone releases, however, Apple began devoting more and more engineering resources towards improving camera quality on the iPhone, and before you knew it, the iPhone eventually became the smartphone to beat with respect to camera quality.
But it's not as if Android handset manufacturers were just going to cede the crown to Apple without a fight. That being the case, camera quality on Android has improved dramatically in recent years. These days, discerning which smartphone actually delivers the highest quality photographs is up for debate. Arguably, most laypeople can't even tell the difference between high quality photos taken on various top-shelf smartphones.

In an effort to help figure out which top of the line smartphone delivers the best photographs, Marques Brownlee came up with a fun and clever way for users to objectively rate photographs taken from competing devices. So while some shootouts might be subject to the biases of the reviewer, Brownlee presents a series of photographs from 5 of the best smartphone cameras on the market and only tells the viewer which photos come from which smartphone after the fact.
The cameras tested include the Google Pixel XL, the LG G6, the Galaxy S8, the OnePlus 3T, and last but not least, the iPhone 7 Plus.
Now the differences between the photos are slight, but definitely noticeable. As Brownlee notes, often times the "color temperature" accounts for the biggest difference across the five devices. Additionally, comparing photo quality in low light environments is a great way to separate really good smartphones from great ones.
Having played the game myself, here's how I ranked the 5 devices: 1) Galaxy S8 2) iPhone 7+ 3) LG G6 4) Google Pixel XL 5) OnePlus 3T.
That the Google Pixel XL performed so poorly isn't much of a surprise. Previous involving the Pixel XL and the iPhone 7 Plus revealed that the difference in photo quality across the two devices is stark, with the photo below serving as a prime example.

We are more than our DNA: Discovering a new mechanism of epigenetic inheritance

Added: 28.04.2017 17:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

The existence of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance has now been demonstrated among Drosophila fruit flies. By temporarily modifying the function of Polycomb Group (PcG) proteins--which play an essential role in development--the researchers obtained fruit fly lines having the same DNA sequence but different eye colors. An example of epigenetic inheritance, this color diversity reflects varying degrees of heritable, but reversible, gene repression by PcG proteins. It is observed in both transgenic and wild-type lines and can be modified by environmental conditions such as ambient temperature.


Britney Spears And Boyfriend Sam Asghari Show Off Their Summer Bods In The Pool

Added: 28.04.2017 16:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

Isn't spring great 😉😉😉😉 A post shared by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on Apr 27, 2017 at 5:38pm PDT They're ready for hotter temperatures! Britney Spears and boyfriend...


The Cinder is the Terminator’s panini maker

Added: 28.04.2017 15:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

Come with me if you want to sear. The Cinder, which we first looked at two years ago, is now selling on Indiegogo and I had the unique opportunity to try this clever sous vide-style meat cooker. Basically the Cinder cooks meat perfectly. You place a hunk on the internal platter, set the temperature, and close the heavy lid. The lid acts as a sort of vacuum seal that keeps in juices while a...


What Are Chinook Winds?

Added: 28.04.2017 13:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

Chinook winds are warm, dry winds that can cause extreme increases in temperatures within a few hours.


Outsunny 24" Round Barbecue Grill Fire Pit for $60 + free shipping

Added: 28.04.2017 0:45 | 0 views | 0 comments

mhcorp via eBay offers the Outsunny 24" Round Barbecue Grill Fire Pit for $59.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $10. It features an adjustable hanging steel grill, high temperature resistant coating, and metal support legs.


AcuRite Galileo Thermometer with Wood Stand for $5 + pickup at Walmart

Added: 27.04.2017 21:39 | 0 views | 0 comments

Walmart offers the AcuRite Galileo Thermometer with Wood Stand for $4.88. Choose in-store pickup to avoid the $5.99 shipping fee. That's the lowest price we could find by $6. This 7.5" thermometer features a pine wood base and measures temperatures from 64° to 80° Fahrenheit.


'Overly obese' body sparks Ohio funeral home fire

Added: 27.04.2017 21:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

The fat in the body burned at a higher temperature, prompting a "grease fire".


Ruby Rose's House Invaded by Venomous Spiders

Added: 27.04.2017 15:22 | 1 views | 0 comments

Ruby Rose thinks her house is being invaded by black widow spiders.
The 'Orange is the New Black' star - who was born and raised in Australia - was stunned to see a highly venomous creepy crawly with a red back, most commonly talked about in her native country, on her doorstep at her home in Los Angeles.
Taking to her Twitter account, the 31-year-old actress uploaded a photograph of the spider and asked her fans whether the black insect was the deadly black widow.
She said: "I always thought cali spiders were kinda cute and like Hollywood versions of Aussie spiders then I saw this and now I'm shook. Black widow?"
Although she seemed pretty spooked by the trespasser, Ruby - who has two dogs called Chance and Ru - tried to make light of the situation by joking that she doesn't need anymore animals - especially spiders - to sponge off her and eat her food.
She teased: "I already have dogs that scam food, accommodation and don't even tidy up or help with dishes I don't need a bunch of free-loading spiders
"Googles *can you train a black widow spider to do dishes... There are 3 outside my house.. I'm canceling my week. (sic)"
Black widows are found in climates with mild temperatures, such as the United States, southern Europe and Asia, Australia, Africa, and much of South America.
They primarily exist in the South and West of the US and are usually found in dark, dry shelters such as barns, garages, basements and outdoor toilets.
Although they are deemed the most venomous spider in North America - their venom is thought to be 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake's - they only bite humans when disturbed and, although it's rare that the bite will lead to death, the venom can cause muscle aches, nausea, and paralysis of the diaphragm.

Cold-water corals: Acidification harms, warming promotes growth

Added: 27.04.2017 15:06 | 0 views | 0 comments

The cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa is able to counteract negative effects of ocean acidification under controlled laboratory conditions when water temperature rises by a few degrees at the same time. Whether this will also be possible in the natural habitat depends on the degree of change in environmental conditions, researchers argue.

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