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4 Fun and Creative Smartphone Hacks Photographers Will Appreciate

Need a little creative boost this week? Here’s a short video that shares 4 fun smartphone hacks that might just inspire you to create something different using the little computer in your pocket as either the camera or a prop.

The video was created by Salzburg, Austria-based filmmaker Matthew Rycroft, and it covers two digital and two physical hacks you can perform with your smartphone. Let’s take them two at a timeDigital Hacks

The first two hacks are digital, featuring the hidden menus found in the Instagram apps Hyperlapse and Boomerang.

In case you’re not familiar, Hyperlapse creates timelapses by speeding up and smoothing out video footage you capture with your phone, while Boomerang creates animated snippets that “boomerang” forward and backwards in time. They’re fun, gimmicky apps, both of which feature hidden menus that can really turn up the fun.

Four-finger tap four times on your screen when you have either of these apps open, and a menu that lets you control framerates, max speeds, and more pops up, letting you capture longer, better, and more unique creations.Physical Hacks

The last two hacks are physical. First, Rycroft shows you how you can create a pseudo-UV effect by covering your smartphone flash with three layers of tape, and coloring over each layer with blue, blue, and then purple.

Combine that with some highlighter art and you a pretty neat UV-like effect:Then, last but certainly not least, Rycroft shows you how a few triangular pieces of transparency can be taped together to create a done for displaying holographic videos on YouTube.

This isn’t specific to photography per se, but you can certainly use it as a neat prop for your next creative macro photography project. Barring that, it’ll distract and amazing the kids long enough for you to maybe get some edits done:

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Now, Own A Computer In Just $5

Want to buy a computer but don’t have much money?

We have something which suits your pocket. Though this PC has less powerful specifications, one can undertake routine tasks like blogging, and watching videos on it.

The Raspberry Pi Zero W.

It is a motherboard, which has a 1GHz single core processor and 1 GB of RAM. The processor is powerful enough to do light stuff like typing and watching movies.

Connect with TV.

The raspberry pi zero has a HDMI  outport. So, you can cast anything on to your casting devices like TV, computer. The raspberry pi zero needs an external power supply, which can be supplied from a normal android USB charger.

Components.

The raspberry pi zero doesn’t have internal storage. Therefore, there is need to insert a micro sd card. The pi zero has a 40-pin slot with which you can connect a 40-pin supported device to extend its usage. There is a micro USB slot to connect pen drive, hard disk etc. The pi zero can give an output of 1080p video.

Size.

The pi zero is super compact. You can fit in 20 pi zero in your pocket at a time.

The look when all is set up

You can connect the keyboard and mouse for navigating via micro USB slot. There are many Raspberry PCs in the market. The one mentioned here doesn’t support WI-FI and Bluetooth.

Case.

 

As Raspberry pi zero is a motherboard, you will not want its circuit to get damaged. You can buy case for its protection. The cases are also cheap and fit well.

This comCosts as low as $5.

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Top 8 Most Expensive Watches in the World

If you love wearing a watch, even though, the new millennium doesn’t need it, thanks to the cell phones which are in their hands all the damn time, the style statement a watch reflects is what nothing else can do. It shows a lot about your personality. And, you might be aware about the intricate details every watch entails. Million dollar watches have expensive stones and diamonds encrusted in them and if you want to make your man happy, and you are also very rich  you could gift him one.

Brequet Pocket Watch 1970 BA/12 – $734,000.

It is a pocket watch which in which 18-karat gold is hand engraved. Along with a silver face, it exhibits a brilliant workmanship.

Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication – $800,000

It is one of the most complex watches in the world as its case is made with platinum, and the watch strap is made out of crocodile skin. Not only that, the engine parts are made of 740 pieces of handmade parts and components.

Louis Moinet Magistralis – $860,000.

This is for the stylish men and this watch contains a genuine piece of meteorite that was found on the moon. Oh My God! Did I just stop breathing!

Hublot Black Caviar Bang – $1 million.

It was a draw dropper when it came out in 2009 but this wristwatch is covered in 501 baguette-cut black diamonds and 18-carat white gold which gives it a classic statement and its regaining is status.

Chopard Super Ice Cube . $1.1 million

This Swiss-made watch would look perfect on an elegant woman’s hand as it has 60-karats of diamonds which are cut into perfect cubes. This luxury watch and bracelet is also water resistant to 100 feet and cannot develop scratches.

Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon . $1.3 million.

A piece of modern art, it is the most complex wrist watch ever made by Patek Phillipe. With night sky on one side that has precision and being more complex with date and the moon phases, on the front, it is an amazing watch.

Patek Philippe Platinum World Time . $4 million.

Another masterpiece created by Patek Philippe was sold at auction for over $4 million USD in 2002. At the time, it was the most expensive wristwatch in the world and you could know the time anywhere in the world. It sustains a variety of finishes to choose from, yellow, white and rose gold and platinum as well.

Chopard 210 karat . $26 million.

Raise the bar high my friends, as here is the winner. It is so expensive that there is no listing. It has 201 karats of colored diamonds and it looks more like a bracelet. It is a spectacular piece of jewellery first and the time piece looks like its surrounded by flowers.

 

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Man who buys Windows 98-era laptop for $5 finds a Star Trek interface, retro games and bizarre glossary of Australian slang

  • Chrisman01 bought an IBM Thinkpad 365XD for just $5 (£4)
  • The Star-Trek user interface was called LCARS and didn’t have mouse support
  • Instead, he navigated around the computer using the F1-12 keys, and discovered retro games, an Australian slang glossary and a solar system feature

It was one of the most innovative pieces of technology of its time, featuring 40MB of memory and a trackpoint mouse.
But a man who has bought the IBM Thinkpad 365XD – which has just celebrated its 20th birthday – has revealed some unexpected features.
The laptop, which cost him just $5 (£4), had been loaded with an incredible Star Trek-inspired user interface called LCARS, and contained a bizarre glossary of Australian slang.

Maine-based Chrisman01 who bought the laptop, posted about his findings on hi sImgur page.

He said: ‘This is an IBM Thinkpad 365XD, originally launched in 1996 with Windows 95 installed. This one has Windows 98.

‘When it boots up, it shows the Windows 98 splash screen, then loads to this. An interface inspired by Star Trek, with no mouse support.

‘You navigate using F1-F12 and the number keys.’

The laptop seemed to have been owned by a Star Trek fan, as it contained no personal images, but a range of ‘Star Trek wallpapers.’

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