Month: November 2016

Deep-Freezing the Dead: how cryopreservation could save us from terminal illness

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Cryogenics and sleeping pods are a common sci-fi trope, but the idea of intentionally freezing the ill or ‘declared dead’ until such a time when science may revive them from their mortal slumber isn’t so far-fetched – at least according to supporters of the practice. The act of preserving those who can’t be helped by contemporary medicine – known in the business as cryonics – is already a reality, although some would argue one based […]

Review: Zhiyun’s Smooth II 3-Axis Gimbal Gives iPhone Video Footage Better Stability

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Digital image and video stabilization features have been included in modern smartphones for a while now, with each new generation offering improved correction for jumps and jitters that typically occur during handheld shooting. Still, even the latest handsets can’t quite match the benefits that can be gained from using a motorized mount specifically designed to reduce vibration and unwanted shake. Smartphone gimbals are made for just this purpose. Phone gimbals look similar to selfie sticks, […]

Review: Pad & Quill’s Small Briefcase Is a Neat Bag for Your iPad, MacBook, and More

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The heated debate over whether an iPad can replace a Mac as a day-to-day workhorse shows no sign of abating. One way of evading the crossfire is to plump for both, but to do that you need a bag that can conveniently accommodate the two devices for when you’re on the move. Pad & Quill’s Small Briefcase ($219) is one of the Minneapolis company’s latest compact leather and canvas solutions for carrying an iPad Pro […]