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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 […]

The mystery of the White Horse

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Tucked away in the hills of Oxfordshire, England, amid the upper slopes of the unassuming parish of Uffington, lies a series of winding trenches filled with crushed white chalk. Standing between the scoured lines offers only a hint of what their elegant convergence conveys from afar: a stylised representation of a horse, its sinewy, curlicue limbs outstretched in mid-gallop. Some 365 feet in length from head to tail, the White Horse of Uffington isn’t the […]

This is not a protest

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My stroll around York today led to a serendipitous pint at the Guy Fawkes Inn, birthplace of the infamous anti-establishmentarian and the only establishment in the city still illuminated by gas lamp. The subdued Victorian lighting lends the bar an antiquated charm. The walls are painted black to hide the staining haloes of accumulated soot around the forged iron filaments, and in the corners of the rooms stands medieval armour (including a complete suit that […]

The Runner’s High

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A few years ago I wrote about an elusive experience that is usually the preserve of ultra-marathon runners and is occasionally induced in those undergoing intense physical exertion over a sustained period of time. I was delighted to learn that an anthology was in the works covering this very phenomenon, and my essay was accepted for publication. Here is the blurb for the book, published by Tiger Press… “The runner’s high is a marvelous side-effect […]