Array (  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79169 [post_author] => 47254 [post_date] => 2017-06-19 14:00:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-19 18:00:40 [post_content] => Google launches a new initiative to monitor terrorist and extremist content across the internet giant's platforms, specifically YouTube.Kent Walker, senior vice president and general counsel at Google, posted a blog post which stated:"Terrorism is an attack on open societies, and addressing the threat posed by violence and hate is a critical challenge for us all. Google and YouTube are committed to being part of the solution."Walker outlined the four steps Google is taking to combat the problem: increase technology to better detect extremist content, hire more experts, introduce tougher video standards and expand counter-extremism efforts.Their increased technology will use more efficient video analysis models, updating those Google has used within the past six months. The increase in engineering will include new “content classifiers” to more quickly identify and remove extremist and terrorist content.Not relying on just the video models alone, Google has vowed to hire more members of the YouTube’s Trusted Flagger programme for human detection to identify problematic videos.Google's tougher video standards include monitoring videos containing suprematist religious views by not monetizing or promoting said videos throughout YouTube. These videos usually don't get immediately get flagged since they don't directly violate YouTube policies. With more experts, they'll track down extremist videos that aren't usually flagged and flag them as they see appropriate.To expand their counter-extremism efforts, Google will put out more targeted online advertisements to make viewers aware of the situation by redirecting them to anti-terrorism videos. Google will also team up with counter-extremist groups to help further identify radical content.Google is collaborating with other big Internet names, such as Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to broaden the arch of their approach to tackle online terrorism.In regards to past efforts, Walker said, "While we and others have worked for years to identify and remove content that violates our policies, the uncomfortable truth is that we, as an industry, must acknowledge that more needs to be done. Now."[via Huffington Post, featured image via Flickr] [post_title] => How Google is Fighting Terrorist and Extremist Content on YouTube [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => how-google-is-fighting-terrorist-and-extremist-content-on-youtube [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-19 12:25:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-19 16:25:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79169 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79117 [post_author] => 47255 [post_date] => 2017-06-14 16:25:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-14 20:25:09 [post_content] => Ever wonder when and how robots will take over the world? Well the site, Will Robots Take My Job, determines the likelihood of your unemployment. With the vast growth of computer technology, machine learning, and AI, soon enough, robots will have the ability to take over a wide-range of professions.On the website, simply type in your job title and press enter. The system will then determine the percentage rate of a robot taking over your field of work. It also gives you the statistics of the growth of you occupation by a certain year, how many people are currently employed, and the median annual salary.For a profession like accounting, don't hold your breath—according to the website, there is a 94 percent chance a robot will be taking over your job. About the same goes for models and baristas.https://youtu.be/7c_XO3OuztsHowever, the comforting side of things is that most creative fields are unthreatened. Photography only sees a 2.1 percent chance of robot take over while writing/journalism sees 3.8-11 percent. Video editing, on the other hand, is apparently 31 precent likely of a robotic takeover.The data used on the platform is derived from a report titled a report titled "The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?”, in which the authors examine "how susceptible jobs are to computerisation, by implementing a novel methodology to estimate the probability of computerisation for 702 detailed occupations, using a Gaussian process classifier," according to the site. To create the platform, the founders of Will Robots Take My Job extracted the data found in the report alongside added Bureau of Labor statistics to accompany the findings.Despite the estimation that about 47 percent of total US employment is at risk, that doesn't mean the future is bleak. Keep in mind that these "robots" will need to be built, trained, and repaired. And what better people to take on those roles than those who already have first-hand experience in them?Check out the platform to see just how much your job is threatened. [post_title] => Find out If the Future of Your Career Is Threatened by Robots [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => find-out-if-the-future-of-your-career-is-threatened-by-robots [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-14 16:25:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-14 20:25:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79117 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78990 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-06-06 14:46:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-06 18:46:40 [post_content] => Yesterday at Apple's annual WWDC conference, CEO Tim Cook, accompanied by other Apple higher-ups, announced the latest major updates to both hardware and software. Announcements included updates to iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS, as well as the new iPad Pro and HomePod. Here's a roundup of seven products we're most excited about. [caption id="attachment_78991" align="alignnone" width="1394"] via Apple[/caption]The watchOS4 was the first thing addressed during the keynote yesterday. The most notable improvements to the watch are new Siri clock faces and improvements to the workout app. The clock faces are now designed to display more helpful information based on the time of day and the user's location. Apple has also added Toy Story themed watch face visuals including Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear. In addition, the workout app has a redesigned menu that allows the user to control their music without leaving the app. [caption id="attachment_78992" align="alignnone" width="1030"] via Apple[/caption]Addressed next during the keynote, in Tim Cook's words, is the "product that, in many ways, is the heart and soul of Apple," the Mac. With this, they introduced macOS High Sierra, a perfected version of the previous macOS Sierra. Not only does High Sierra allow Safari to run up to 80 percent faster, there is also now a feature within Safari that gets rid of product-focused advertisements by introducing Intelligent Tracking Prevention. The operating system will also include Apple's new file system, APFS, which is quicker and can potentially free up space on the user's computer. However, the most improvements were made in photos. There's a new filtering system designed to make finding specific photos and videos easier, as well as a plethora of new editing tools.
3. iMac Pro and other iMac improvements [caption id="attachment_78995" align="alignnone" width="1400"] via Apple[/caption]The iMac line will be getting significant upgrades graphics cards. The graphics are so advanced that they can now power various VR headsets like the HTC Vive with the ability to display 5.5 teraflops. There will also be a memory capacity boost twice as much as the previous generations, as the 21.5 inch can store 32GB and the 27 inch can store up to 64GB. There are also faster storage options with Fusion Drive on all 27-inch macs and SSDs up to 50 percent faster.However, the most exciting news came when there was a sneak peak of an high end iMac called the iMac Pro. As Apple put it, the computer features "the most staggeringly powerful collection of workstation-class graphics, processors, storage, memory and I/O of any Mac ever." [caption id="attachment_78998" align="alignnone" width="1249"] via Apple[/caption]Some improvements to the MacBook and MacBook Pro are coming. Apple announced they're moving to the 7th generation Intel Core processor "Kaby Lake" in their notebooks. The 15-inch standard Pro will receive faster standard graphics, the 13-inch MacBook Pro will go from $1499 to $1299 and the MacBook Air will see an improvement with a bump in megahertz. They are all shipping right now. [caption id="attachment_79000" align="alignnone" width="1046"] via Apple[/caption]Cook himself took time during the keynote to introduce iOS 11. A lot of ground was covered regarding the new operating system. The first new feature discussed was the redesigned app drawer within iMessages. The app will also now sync directly with iCloud in order to access messages automatically from all devices. In addition, Apple Pay will see improvements—by the end of the year it will be available in 50 percent of retailers in the U.S. as well as in other apps. The big announcement regarding Apple Pay, though, was person to person payments. And since Apple Pay is accessible from apps iMessages, money can be transferred from person to person through text. Siri is also seeing significant upgrades. Siri's voice will now sound more natural, and can now translate certain languages. Perhaps most notably, Siri will now get to know its users and use what it learns to suggest content.The Control Center and the App Store have both been redesigned to provide more control and accessibility to users. This is the first update to App Store since its beginning nine years ago. ARKit was also announced, which allows developers to offer high-end augmented reality built to be supported by the hardware in iPhones and iPads. [caption id="attachment_79004" align="alignnone" width="1377"] via Apple[/caption]Previously only offered in a 9.7-inch version or a 13-inch version, there is now a 10.5-inch retina display iPad Pro. It still only weighs one pound making it easy to carry around. The biggest new feature is ProMotion, which allows the new iPad Pro to double the maximum refresh rate per minute from 60Hz to 120Hz. All motion content will be smoother and more seamless, for example, while scrolling or when using an iPencil. Performance will also be upgraded by using an A10X six-core CPU and a 12-core GPU. The new iPad also supports USB 3 allowing for faster USB transfer and charging. A new 12.9-inch iPad was also introduced featuring all of the same features. Both sizes will have 64GB of storage, double what it previously was. [caption id="attachment_79005" align="alignnone" width="1284"] via Apple[/caption]HomePod is a home music set up that combine wireless listening, amazing sound quality and a smart speaker. The speaker is spatially aware in order to make the music sound great and has a "musicologist" to provide music catered to the listener. The 7-inch tall speaker has "seven tweeters with precision acoustic horns for directional audio, along with a 4in upward-facing subwoofer for bass-free distortion," according to macworld. The speaker can also answer questions from users and send messages. [post_title] => 7 Most Exciting Apple Products Released Yesterday [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 7-most-exciting-apple-products-released-yesterday [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-06 14:46:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-06 18:46:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78990 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78924 [post_author] => 25217 [post_date] => 2017-06-05 13:37:50 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-05 17:37:50 [post_content] => Traversing the subway in New York City, it's easy to come across an occult, seemingly omnipresent ad for the infamous Museum of Sex, a racy collection of exhibits, sex-ed and sex toys. This is also where photographer Bill Bernstein is showcasing his latest exhibition, Night Fever, which assembles a collection of 40 images taken between 1977 to 1979, exploring the "sexually and socially radical multiculturalism embraced by the New York disco clubs of the late ‘70s."Throughout his career, Bernstein has published two books: one that covers his iconic disco photos and another that chronicles his 15 year stretch as Paul McCartney's tour photographer. He's also worked with a number of notable celebrities and musicians, such as U2 and Keith Urban. Today, he continues to work for a number of editorial and advertising clients, and even shoots series on his iPhone, despite coming up in the days of film. Most recently, he spoke at the Library of Congress with Gloria Gaynor and other scholarly types who have studied this era, which he says was one of his greatest honors.We caught up with Bernstein to talk disco, life on the road with Paul McCartney, and to learn more about evolving as an artist when your career spans more than three decades.[caption id="attachment_78974" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bill Bernstein[/caption]Hey Bill, let’s start by discussing the disco days. What was your intention when shooting the disco era? What were you seeking to accomplish? My mindset was one of a curious photojournalist. I was curious about the culture I was witnessing and knew I was witnessing something interesting. Going back to the late ‘70s, I saw and felt that something unusual was happening. I basically followed my instincts and tried to capture what I saw without thinking about it too much, but reacting to it viscerally, trying to see what was going on and how it was affecting the world. It wasn’t until much later that I had perspective on shooting that work because all I could see and feel at the time was the amazing cultural diversity meeting on the dance floor; LBGT, straight, African American, Puerto Rican, men, women, old, and young people. Back then it was unusual to see, so I just kept shooting. Moving into the '80s, did any of this thinking change for you? I kept seeing things in front of me that were unusual, which was a period that basically started after Stonewall and popularized by Saturday Night Fever in 1977. Then Studio 54 opened and it continued for a couple years until the AIDS crisis, which made people a bit afraid of going out. There was also a gay undertone to the whole disco culture, which caused some cultural backlash against the music. A lot of people were sick of disco and moved on to rock, punk or new wave. This is the tiny little period of time I captured for this body of work that can never really be recreated. It was all of these different movements—the LGBT movement, the women’s movement, the civil rights movement—that were having their victory dance on the dance floor.[caption id="attachment_78979" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bill Bernstein[/caption]You mentioned that this was an unusual, diverse time in culture. Is there anything happening right now that you'd say is comparable? On a cultural level afropunk is interesting. But on a larger scale, not just in New York but all over the world, there’s the culture against the Trump administration. I think that’s bringing a lot of energy to the streets and our consciousness, and it reminds me a bit of the ‘60’s and the Vietnam War protests which I was a part of. Unlike the disco era, this movement had a common enemy, whereas disco was more like an inclusive celebration. That’s the difference—today it’s more of a fight against something. But the power and strength coming from it, to me, is very noteworthy and shows a lot of creativity. People are really expressing themselves in an interesting way. Totally. Now can you walk me through a standard night of shooting at Studio 54? I would usually get there around 11 or 12. I knew the people at most of the clubs by that point because I was shooting a lot. I was also working at the Village Voice so they would always let me in. Around midnight, the place would be fairly packed and people were just starting to arrive. I never drank or did drugs when shooting this project because it needed my full attention. It was also difficult shooting in those conditions because the light was low and I was shooting film, so I couldn’t see right away if it was focused or if the light was balanced. Basically, I would start by scoping out the crowd and seeing who was there. Were there cliques? Were there celebrities? Was it a young crowd? Was it an old crowd? From there, I would rely on my gut instinct and looking for interesting things that were happening. Whether it was a cluster of people sitting on a couch or a transgender woman dancing with a straight guy, I looked for things that showed diversity and reported to what I saw that night to the world—the Village Voice often used my pictures to illustrate pieces during that time when disco was so important, which was really happening in New York City.[caption id="attachment_78975" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bill Bernstein[/caption]I’d get back home by around 4 or 5 in the morning and would sometimes develop my film right away, so when I woke up the next day the negatives were hanging to dry. I would make a contact sheet in my makeshift darkroom and sit there with a big, strong cup of coffee. By then it was probably 3 in the afternoon and I would use a loupe and marking pencil to check the shots I thought were interesting. At some point, I’d have a person come in to help make prints. Then I’d repeat that day after day. I was in my mid-20s at the time so I was able to do it back then, but it was a lot of work. If you fast-forward another 10 years or so when I was Paul McCartney’s tour photographer, I would travel on the road with him and was fortunately used to long nights. I didn’t actually process the film on the road, but after a show I would arrange to have someone pick up the film and bring it to a lab. Then we’d pay a ton of money to keep the lab open all night so I could have the contact sheets delivered to me the next day.[caption id="attachment_78973" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Two of the "regulars" at Studio 54. This couple would dress in different costumes on different nights. This photo was taken on Bill Bernstein's first night of many at discos from 1977-1979. The couple inspired his work because they reminded him of a pre-war Berlin Cabaret couple and he used them as a muse as he continued his journey to explore different clubs. © Bill Bernstein[/caption]I read that you spent 15 years photographing Paul. That seems like absurdly long time to work with one artist on one project. How did you manage to continually evolve creatively?It’s interesting because I was on the road with him from about 1989 to 2005. He wasn’t touring every year during that period, but whenever he did I would go with him. There were long stretches of time when we were on the road for months and months, then we’d take a couple months off before getting back on the road. So how did I grow? Well, that was a challenge for me, honestly, because the show itself was pretty much the same every night. Over the years some of the songs would change, but once he locked down a show it was pretty much the same show every night in a different venue. Yet what was interesting to me was the crowd because it was always different. I ended up shooting a lot of people in the audience and their reactions to the show. I also experimented a lot with different angles—one night I’d shoot low, then the next night go way up in the back of the arena with a long lens, or sometimes shoot from behind. I knew what was going to happen throughout the night, so I tried to set myself up in different places to cover those things. Then there was also backstage, which was completely different, as well as offstage where I would go with Paul if he went on a bike ride or something like that.
"I’m constantly looking for things that are unusual, which is how I keep myself sane." I think a lot of it was using journalistic instincts to report back to the world. Artistically, it was very challenging because I was inevitably not able to do too many different things, and after a while you burn out from a job like that, especially when you’re shooting just one person shows. But I really enjoyed it, loved it and learned a lot. I learned a lot about how a person—how someone of Paul’s stature shows himself to the press, to the world, and how he in some ways helps keep his own legacy alive.[caption id="attachment_78968" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bill Bernstein[/caption]Let’s switch gears a bit. I noticed the iPhone section of your portfolio. What’s it like transitioning from someone who came up shooting the film days to shooting a series entirely on a smartphone? I love my iPhone. I like the fact that you can shoot anywhere and people don’t really know you’re taking a picture. It’s much different than holding a camera. I can look like I’m texting when I’m actually taking pictures. Also, I use the iPhone 7 Plus with the big screen and 12 megapixels, so I’ve actually made pretty large prints from that and they look really good. I think it’s a great tool and has really changed the world, but I wouldn’t use it professionally for an assignment, unless the client asked me to. I’m constantly looking for things that are unusual, which is how I keep myself sane. I detach myself from all my life and life problems and look around, soaking in what I’m seeing and finding something that really catches my eye. That’s like my therapy and the iPhone is great because it’s so easy to have around all the time.[caption id="attachment_78967" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bill Bernstein[/caption]Right on. To wrap things up, is there a purpose that envelops all of your work? What kinds of concepts, themes or messages define you? For me, it’s about producing work that’s not contrived and reflects that what you’re seeing and feeling, which is perhaps unusual or out of the ordinary. If done successfully this will reflect something universal that anyone can pick up on. Really, I send postcards to the world of what my life is like and what I'm seeing, feeling and experiencing at a given moment in time.See more of Bernstein's work below and on his site, as well as at the Museum of Sex, which runs until December 2017 and is free to public. [caption id="attachment_78978" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bill Bernstein[/caption][caption id="attachment_78969" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bill Bernstein[/caption][caption id="attachment_78962" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bill Bernstein[/caption][caption id="attachment_78949" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] GG's Barnum Room was a transgender men and women's haven that became a very popular night spot among all club goers and out of town visitors in the late 1970's. © Bill Bernstein[/caption][caption id="attachment_78946" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] This club, in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, was where the blockbuster movie Saturday Night Fever was filmed. After the disco craze was long over the club was taken down and the famous dance floor was sold to a private collector. © Bill Bernstein[/caption][caption id="attachment_78959" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bill Bernstein[/caption][caption id="attachment_78955" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bill Bernstein[/caption][caption id="attachment_78977" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bill Bernstein[/caption][caption id="attachment_78960" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bill Bernstein[/caption][caption id="attachment_78958" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] © Bill Bernstein[/caption] [post_title] => Inside New York's Disco Era and 15 Years of Photographing Paul McCartney [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => inside-new-yorks-disco-era-and-15-years-of-photographing-paul-mccartney [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-05 13:37:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-05 17:37:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78924 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78925 [post_author] => 47254 [post_date] => 2017-06-05 11:49:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-05 15:49:33 [post_content] => Left and right extremists meet at a crossroads once again in Portland, Ore., as the two rival protest groups have been repeatedly butting heads for the past several months, a constant battle that began even before Trump entered office.This past Sunday, the protests started as a matter of "free speech protests" by pro-Trump supporters but were quickly met with opposition from anti-fascist protesters, which were organized by immigrant rights, labor and religious groups. By late afternoon, police intervened to break up the crowds by using flash-bang grenades and pepper spray after some protesters began projecting bricks and other objects at officers. Throughout the course of the day, 14 people were arrested after weapons were seized from the crowds. Two of the arrested were found to be carrying a concealed weapon.Portland police, local media, protest participants and bystanders took to social media to reveal the facets of horror in the Portland protests. Here are some photos that reveal the horror of this turmoil.https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice/status/871479613783818240Police confiscated multitudes of weapons—ranging from bricks to clubs to knives—from protesters.https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice/status/871535129096724480https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice/status/871518657456644096https://twitter.com/JanakiChadha/status/871445358257229824https://twitter.com/WillyFoReal/status/871507984991502337Protesting bystanders said the pro-Trump front outweighed the left wing protestors approximately ten to one. Black clothing denoted the right wing protestors whereas camouflage clothing signified left wing protesters.https://www.instagram.com/p/BU73TQHh3o2/?taken-by=violent_bluehttps://twitter.com/photoactivist/status/871450023501873152Signs from pro-Trump supporters read, "CNN is ISIS," and "If you are here legally, welcome home." Pro-Trump supporters even brought their own band of security, wearing flack jackets and sunglasses to denote themselves.https://twitter.com/BryanMVance/status/871449407274721280Left wing protestors held up signs such as "Fuck Nazis" and "Stay relentless against white suprematists."[embed]http://https://www.instagram.com/p/BU84iGchamL/?tagged=portlandprotest[/embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BU8Q_VhDqGf/?tagged=portlandprotesthttps://www.instagram.com/p/BU84iGchamL/https://www.instagram.com/p/BU8Alq_BOUl/?tagged=portlandprotesthttps://www.instagram.com/p/BU72GAQF876/?taken-by=veedoza98_Social media saw a wave of protesting messages aside from the vocal protesting in downtown Portland. Although the protests were broken up by police, Portland still stands divided as is the rest of the country over several of the issues highlighted in the protests.[Featured image via Instagram @mestizo43] [post_title] => Photos Reveal the Horror of Portland Protests [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => photos-reveal-the-horror-of-portland-protests [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-05 12:06:22 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-05 16:06:22 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78925 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78852 [post_author] => 47255 [post_date] => 2017-06-05 09:40:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-05 13:40:23 [post_content] => Sneakers are for more than your casual run in the park. Today, footwear has become an elusive fashion culture and the price tags are high. Consumers buying and reselling limited quality kicks, for example, have made the sneaker market a competitive and profitable market to be in. So when soul searching for the latest and greatest on the market, here are 9 Instagram accounts that can help walk you through the right purchase. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUu7mtHguTI/?taken-by=sneakernews&hl=enWith over 6 million followers, @SneakerNews is the feed to follow when needing to quench your thirst for the latest news in sneaker design and releases. The account also operates its own website, providing a more in-depth look at the sneakers posted on their Instagram page. Additionally, the site offers purchasing links, as well as the release dates and times the products go on sale. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUnRfGGF-Pk/?taken-by=sneakerfreakermag&hl=enThis account features photos and news on the latest in sneakers, as well as info on shoe prices and when and where to buy them. The company also offers a print publication and blog filled with features and in-depth sneaker-related content. "We can't guarantee that orders addressed to correctional facilities will be delivered. If it doesn't make it through, don't complain," reads a disclaimer on the site. https://www.instagram.com/p/BS4_NqMFGoQ/?taken-by=ronniefieg&hl=en Ronnie Fieg is the creator behind the Kith epidemic, and uses to personal feed to post news and hints on his latest collaborations. Along with sneakers, he also has a clothing line, which often coincides with the newest sneaker in that that same collection. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUwZMYjjMbL/?taken-by=sneakercon&hl=enSneaker Con’s helps both the buyer and the seller. Photographing the newest and rarest, it advertises upcoming events and tips for finding that sold out pair you've been dying to get your hands on. This feed also does occasional giveaways and raffles of highly desired shoes for its followers. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUuhL8hAldm/?taken-by=juicegee&hl=enBecause sneakers aren't just for boys, Juice/Jess showcases her array of sneakers and how she uses them to amplify her style. Her feed isn't just tailored to the newest sneakers on the market—she tends to head down the more vintage route with classic sneakers and bringing them back to life. https://www.instagram.com/p/BTILqO5DL3E/?taken-by=theshoesurgeon&hl=enDomenic Chambrone is probably as original as you can get when looking for a unique pair of kicks. His page features all restored, custom-made sneakers he designed himself. He takes the classic shoes we know and love and gives them a new, unconventional twist. He also has his own website where you can explore his work and request and design your own pair of custom sneakers. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUpZExPD5Tr/?taken-by=kicksonfire&hl=enAnother source for the latest on sneaker development and releases, KicksOnFire uses both its site and Instagram for the latest sneaker news, providing prices, locations and retail information. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUwsZaUAs8u/?taken-by=nicekicks&hl=enNice Kicks is a challenge page where its followers decide which sneaker reigns supreme while also providing news, release dates and culture-driven content. You can also check out more in-depth content on its blog. https://www.instagram.com/p/BUk1BDyg_C3/?taken-by=sneakerpolitics&hl=enA resale company based out of Louisiana, @sneakerpolitics will help you bask in the beauty of limited quantity creations while also providing an online marketplace for sneakers you thought were gone for good. Photos contains description and prices, as well as info such as when and where to make a purchase. [post_title] => 9 Instagrams Every Sneakerhead Must Follow [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 9-instagrams-every-sneakerhead-must-follow [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-05 09:40:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-05 13:40:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78852 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78874 [post_author] => 47251 [post_date] => 2017-06-02 12:16:26 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-02 16:16:26 [post_content] => Cooking shows have been a staple of entertainment, and YouTube is home to a bright mosaic of cooks and food that offer a diverse selections of deliciousness. No matter your diet or preference, YouTube's got you covered. So here are 17 mouthwatering YouTube channels every foodie must follow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QWWXhb2zLY&t=225sByron Talbott's channel is excellent if you're looking for a more traditional cooking tone. He narrates his cooking beautifully in a minimalist kitchen as he creates incredibly photogenic dishes for every meal. His videos are hypnotic to watch, and he makes it easy for beginners to follow along. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-rsCMQQe7AKevin Curry is a man that reached his fitness goals through hard work and exercise, but more importantly, with healthy eating. To combat the generalization that healthy food is boring, he started a blog called Fit Men Cook. Since expanding to YouTube, his channel has exploded with delicious, budget-conscious eats that can you get in shape too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UelSto6GlkHannah Hart is quickly becoming a household name, and for good reason. She's known for her “My Drunk Kitchen” series, in which she drinks as she cooks. Her eclectic personality will keep you coming back, adding a side of humor to her recipes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZyxVTbPb_IChef Steps is famous for offering new and inventive approaches to popular dishes, as well as taking time to explain parts of a recipe that other channels may gloss over. This includes making your own pasta or how to properly prepare rice for sushi. It’s very detail-oriented and the set is beautiful, which makes each video distinctly mesmerizing to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rUAuwb9J8MHosts Jimmy Wong and Ashley Adams have covered everything from Doug to the Lord of the Rings, as they bring fictional food to life and dress up like characters from each series. The food they create is gorgeous, but sometimes takes a backseat to the novelty of what they are doing. If you're looking for some fun recipes to share with your friends or bring to a party, this could be the channel for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Lj0aTmBbsLaura Vitale is like one of those school teachers who was so passionate about their job, they made the subject fun for you as well. With an incredibly genuine personality, Laura has a knack for finding one-off recipes for popular dishes. This is surely the channel for you if you're in search of recipes you can hold onto for years to come. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=329jqJsrUqM&t=106sRosanna is extremely fun, exciting, and simply watching her cook is a treat. Her recipes are expectedly sweet and colorful, making dessert the highlight of her channel. She 's also great at bringing in special guests and themes her videos. With more than 8 million subscribers, it's a must-watch for anyone interested in food, YouTube or both. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfPsjJyhqI8For anyone unfamiliar with cooking series, Sorted Foods is a great way to get initiated. Four friends in a kitchen makes for an entertaining group, but the recipes aren't sacrificed for the sake of banter. The group offers variety in the form of weekly challenges and mystery ingredients, making it outwardly intriguing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV9iu9p6PE4Host Cobi may not spend as much time on screen as others on this list, but her recipes are almost all vegetarian or vegan in nature. She keeps her videos short and to the point with bright colors, visuals that pop, and accompanying music. It’s a delight for both binge-watchers and veggie fanatics, with plenty of unique recipes you can try at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g2pD2tsEAw&t=242sIf you're interested in a purely vegan experience, check out Laura Miller’s series “Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.” Laura specializes in remaking popular dishes into vegan counterparts, which is perfect for anyone having issues sticking to the vegan lifestyle, or interested in it but has yet to fully take the leap. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NSJIkIG2W4TasteMade is a YouTube channel that boasts three rotating hosts, each with a different weekly series. Each host offers their own recipes and unique style of hosting, which diversifies the channel without compromising its charm. Variety is the spice of life and TasteMade has that in spades. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JGlVZUr3CQHost Hilah is extremely relatable and genuine. As a mother, she includes lots of healthy alternatives to her dishes, making her channel a great destination for anyone in need of easy, healthy snacks for groups or picky eaters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmre4xvxshMIf you're looking for something a bit off the cuff, check out Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc. The channel is dedicated to life in the 18th century, and does extend beyond food, yet food is clearly the focus. If you're interested in trying things like first-generation donuts or whitepot pudding, this could be the channel for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNrU9tiIm8gElise had a dream of starting her own bakery, skyrocketing her Youtube career with inventive, mouth-watering desserts. Although she's expanded well beyond the realm of YouTube, her channel surely hasn't fallen to the wayside, and if you're looking to impress with delicious desert, this is a great place to start. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCzTtCoHNhYSure, food is important, but if you are looking to get the party started this summer, Tipsy Bartender is your guide to colorful cocktails. Each drink looks gorgeous and takes less than a minute to mix. Clearly, your Instagram followers will love you almost as much as your party guests. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-tPcVb3anIThis popular channel features a mysterious chef accompanied by a dog that narrates her cooking. The recipes are all easy to follow, but the weirdness of the channel is something to write home about. And with more than a million followers, it's surely a hypnotic approach to food. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODtiGBmM7I4If you want your desserts to pop with color, then Jemma’s channel is the place for you. She operates it out of the back of her popular bakery, Crumbs n' Doilies, and her deserts are her specialty with an emphasis on cakes. In addition, she teaches the fundamentals of baking, such as how to stack cakes, along with plenty of helpful advice on dying fudge and other necessary techniques. [post_title] => 17 Mouthwatering YouTube Channels Every Foodie Must Follow [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 17-mouthwatering-youtube-channels-every-foodie-must-follow [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-02 12:17:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-02 16:17:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78874 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78858 [post_author] => 14 [post_date] => 2017-05-31 14:28:12 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-31 18:28:12 [post_content] => The unnamed girl behind Girl On The Net, one of the U.K.’s most popular sex blogs, is anything but shy. Since 2011, after a breakup with her boyfriend, she’s been blogging about her real life sex stories, dirty fantasies, and sharing rants about gender and sex, as well as cheeky mentions, sex news, guest blogs, and erotic illustrations.“We were both always pretty kinky and experimental, and we'd done bits and pieces of writing together,” Girl On The Net said. “He wasn't sure about starting a blog though, as he was way shyer than I was about airing our dirty pants in public.”Once he became her ex-boyfriend, she started writing about their sexual escapades and asked if he was OK with letting her share the stories online. After he agreed, the blog took off and has been growing in readership ever since.[caption id="attachment_78867" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Illustration by Stuart F. Taylor[/caption]The first blog entry she wrote for the site was titled, “On Asking for Sex,” which was about chatting people up and figuring out how to put yourself out there. Some of her more recent posts include, “Naked from the waist down: a bottomless parlour game” and “Struggle-fucking: hold me tighter.”“I've become less comfortable, I think, because when I started I was very naive and eager to just splatter my thoughts onto the page,” Girl On The Net said. “I had a lot of trash opinions and I wasn't afraid to use them. Now I think I'm more circumspect—I think carefully about a blog post before I hit publish. I've never been nervous simply because it was about sex though—I'm more likely to be nervous if it's something political that people might disagree with.”One of her favorite topics within the sex genre is sex tech, which includes writing about upcoming inventions and toys. She also likes to tackle ethics, whether it involves consent and rights or peculiar questions like, “What exactly is wrong with a dildo made of human ashes?”[caption id="attachment_78865" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Illustration by Stuart F. Taylor[/caption]“I like taking a question that perplexes me and figuring out the answer, and there are plenty of these questions in the sex space where there's no 'right' or 'wrong,' just a moral judgment for you to figure out based on your ethical principles,” she said.There are a few cases in which she won’t write about something because she doesn’t have direct experience with it, like certain fetishes or jobs within the sex industry. This is when she reels in guest bloggers who are fully strapped on with the necessary experience.While the life of a sex blogger may seem like a fun “romp in the sheets,” she’s had to deal with her fair share of negative feedback in the comments section, which usually has to do with the “sex” part or “feminism” part of her blog posts, and the strong beliefs attached to them. “If it's a comment I might reply to correct a misconception or offer a counterargument, but to be honest there are some people who'll hate what I do no matter what, so there comes a point where you have to let it go, or just cry into a gin and tonic.”[caption id="attachment_78861" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Illustration by Stuart F. Taylor[/caption]Another tribulation she’s faced is people threatening to expose her real identity, in spite of her effort to maintain anonymity for reasons such as safety and the privacy of people she’s slept with. “It's not always clear from those who threaten it whether they actually know who I am or just think they do,” she said. “The biggest risk at the moment, I think, is friends who might accidentally let my name slip in conversations. I'm a big believer that humans are mostly good, and I think if I were 'outed' it would be a mistake rather than out of malice. “Girl On The Net has published two books, which include, “My Not-So-Shameful Sex Secrets” and “How A Bad Girl Fell In Love.” She’s also shared her expertise with other publications, such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, The Guardian, FemaleFirst, and FHM, to name a few. We asked her to tell us her favorite things about sex. Here’s what she said.[caption id="attachment_78864" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Illustration by Stuart F. Taylor[/caption]Dirty talk. I’m a massive fan of dirty talk, and if someone's good at it a whispered “good girl” from my partner can do the work of a whole lot of foreplay.Good hands. Hands are one of the sexiest things about a person. Prostate play. This gets on the list because it's perhaps not a standard trick in many people's books, so often I get to be the first to do it if the guy is up for it. Noises. I get ridiculously excited if I come across porn where the guys are making lots of noise—grunting, being vocal, all that stuff. I know a lot of people grow up shy to make noise because they don't want to disturb neighbors or housemates, but I can't get enough of those grunts and moans when someone's getting ready to climax.[caption id="attachment_78863" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Illustration by Stuart F. Taylor[/caption] Mess. Sex, for me, should ideally be something that leaves you feeling a bit dirty afterward—I like getting a bit too covered with lube or spunk or... well, whatever else. I'm going to call this one “that moment when...” So the moment when you go from casual flirting to “OK, we're definitely going to do this now.” It's one of the hottest things about sex—when you know your lust is requited. It might be the second they invite you back for coffee or that moment they lean in for a kiss. New toys. I don't have a giant collection of sex toys, but I have a few, and my partner and I both get excited when a new toy comes through the letterbox. What I like most is getting to use sex toys—like masturbation sheaths—on him. Watching the look on his face as I do something that feels really good is like giving a hand job with superpowers.[caption id="attachment_78862" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Illustration by Stuart F. Taylor[/caption] Watching a penis get hard. Seriously, the journey is as important as the destination, and penises are magical and hot. These words: thwack, smack, spank, wallop, belt. What can I say? I am into BDSM and these words act as a pretty direct sexiness trigger. See also: the noise of a belt being slipped out of belt loops. Simplicity. I think I enjoy the fact that most sex, when done well and happily, is a very simple thing. It's all about focusing on your partner (or partners) and yourself, and following your instincts: what feels good to you, what sounds they're making, and what that tells you about how good it feels to them. I’m constantly anxious so I really suck at switching my brain off, but good sex helps me to chill and just focus on what's happening.This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 "Relationship Issue" of Resource Magazine. [post_title] => Viral Sex Blogger Tells Us Her Favorite Things About Sex [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => viral-sex-blogger-tells-us-her-favorite-things-about-sex [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-31 14:30:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-31 18:30:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78858 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78676 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-05-24 13:47:46 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-24 17:47:46 [post_content] => Everyone has heard the cliché saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Google took that to heart last week and announced Google Lens, a new artificially intelligent, augmented reality computer vision technology that allows users to use photos to search the internet rather than typing words into a search bar.Whether it saves 3 seconds or 15 minutes, pointing your phone at something and hitting search is much easier than condensing your search into a few words and filtering through the results. It could be argued that photos can lend more information to the search engine, as well as cut down on time spent finding exactly what the user is looking for. Regardless, Google Lens is solid proof of the image-based direction technology and society is taking.More and more often in our digital worlds, we’re seeing the importance of images over text. Snapchat and Instagram are capitalizing on it, and Facebook and Twitter are more photo-oriented now than ever. Even our text conversations are capable of automatically converting words in Emojis! In addition, Apple gives iPhone users visual effects that can accompany messages. We send memes and gifs instead of words. People are visual beings and suckers for convenience, which is making imagery increasingly vital to our lives.Inevitably, technology is moving closer to visual communication because it's more efficient and arguably more informative. In the journalism world, this topic is all too common—would someone rather read a 500-word article or view a photo gallery that tells the story? Probably the latter, but in a way the answer should be both. Pictures and text complement one another, whether it's an Instagram caption or text placed over a Snap. Yet if one thing's certain it's that the length of text people are willing to consume is dropping fast.But preaching the importance of both images and text doesn’t change the reality of the situation. Photos are easier. They’re concise. And like the creative writing teacher who drills "show, don't tell" into your head, pictures are capable of doing that quite literally. [post_title] => Google Is Proving That Visual Communication Is the Future of Technology [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => google-is-proving-that-visual-communication-is-the-future-of-technology [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-24 13:47:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-24 17:47:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78676 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78600 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-05-23 14:20:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-23 18:20:06 [post_content] => Many of us lead busy lives and free time isn't always abundant. With so much content to watch, read or listen to, sifting through the internet to find something intelligent you can consume—that won't take hours from your day—is a struggle. So to aid you in your never-ending quest for entertainment, here are are 12 captivating short films on Vimeo that are totally worth your time.
1. The Brain Hack - Short Film (Joe White) [embed]https://vimeo.com/118342272[/embed]This short film explores spirituality through the lens of two students. The students create a way to induce visions of God, however, they end up finding themselves hunted by a deadly religious sect. If you're looking for an intense 20 minutes, this inventive short film is for you.
2. Standby (Charlotte Regan) [embed]https://vimeo.com/207630463[/embed]This short captures the developing relationship between two police partners, Gary and Jenny, from the dashboard of their cop car. The short film is emotional and engaging but offers a comedic undertone as the audience observes the two officers juxtaposed by the criminals they have occupy their backseat.
3. Alison (Jessica Rose) [embed]https://vimeo.com/213100067[/embed]"Alison" is an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. This short film directed by David Lester documents one night in this couple's life and manages to perfectly capture the ups and downs of a long-term relationship. If you're a crier, this one will do it for sure.4. A Reasonable Request (Andrew Laurich)[embed]https://vimeo.com/130730908[/embed]This bizarre short film is absolutely full of dry, crude humor. If done wrong, this concept could have crashed and burned, but the filmmakers nailed it here. This father-son relationship is fleshed out in just 8 minutes in the strangest, most engaging way.
5. DONALD AND JESS (PaulBriganti) [embed]https://vimeo.com/103495686[/embed]This short film tells the story of a plumber and the customer he ends up falling for. A simple concept is executed with natural dialogue and captivating character development.
6. You Lose (Jesse Vogelaar) [embed]https://vimeo.com/183599925[/embed]"You Lose" hilariously captures the "the circle game." Dramatic drumming in the background and a variety of different people all participating in this random, somewhat pointless game make for a unique, comedic short film.
7. Bug Man (Iqbal Ahmed) [embed]https://vimeo.com/187823706[/embed]This documentary-style short film encapsulates the life of a man who has always felt like an outsider. While coping with his insecurities, he pursued his passion: bugs. Now, he makes art by putting paint on the feet of his insects and setting them on a canvas.
8. Haze (Chloe Domont) [embed]https://vimeo.com/110306502[/embed]This short film is full of ambiguity that draws the audience in and creates a sense of curiosity about the two characters' relationship and the origins of it. After a girl wakes up with a guy she doesn't know in her bed, "Haze" touches on heavy topics like consent and drunken one night stands without making the film feel like a story that's been done too many times.
9. DOGWALKER (Kim Sherman) [embed]https://vimeo.com/206111509[/embed]"DOGWALKER" tells the story of a dog walker who has just found one of the dogs she walks, Bernie, dead. With dark moments and weirdly lighthearted ones, this short film captures the adventure of the dog walker in her attempt to tell the dog's owner and to move Bernie.
10. BACKSTROKE (Robbie Barclay) [embed]https://vimeo.com/213754792[/embed]This 11 minute short film tells the story of two teens that steal a car with the intentions of escaping to Florida until they find a gun in the glove compartment and things get weird.
11. Clouds (Diego Maclean) [embed]https://vimeo.com/152477009[/embed]This animated short shows a man who draws what he observes in the clouds, gives it to three men, and they throw what was observed off a cliff into the water below. The story gets complicated when his wife appears in the clouds.
12. A Sense of Wonder (Mathieu Le Lay) [embed]https://vimeo.com/214092083[/embed]"A Sense of Wonder," while less narrative than the other films on this list, is a beautiful depiction of the trip a group of men take through beautiful mountains. [post_title] => 12 Captivating Short Films to Binge-Watch on Vimeo [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 12-captivating-short-films-to-binge-watch-on-vimeo [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://vimeo.com/214092083 https://vimeo.com/152477009 [post_modified] => 2017-05-23 16:46:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-23 20:46:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78600 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78651 [post_author] => 47251 [post_date] => 2017-05-23 12:15:28 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-23 16:15:28 [post_content] => The crisis in Syria is one that can sometimes feel very far away. We read about refugees in the news, but few of us take the time to research the effects of the war for ourselves. From a humanitarian standpoint, however, it’s important to know what these people are going through, which is why companies are working to make that easier for us to discover. Recently, UNHCR, in partnership with Google, launched an interactive story site, "Searching For Syria," that uses imagery and statistics to give a broad overview of the struggle that's so quickly taken over the country. 3D imagery of refugees, along with side-by-side comparisons of war-torn cities to how they looked only six or seven years ago, drives home the tragedy that's befallen the people of the country. In addition, numerous YouTube videos are embedded throughout the site that delve even deeper into the implications of the crisis.It’s one thing to hear about the state of war-torn Syria, and another to see and experience the place for yourself. This platform is a a great example of the internet doing what it was designed to do: use technology to connect people and bring them closer together for a common cause. The site does an excellent job of contrasting the culture before and after the fighting, illustrating how a booming economy was undercut by war and how unprepared the people were to survive.https://youtu.be/ItNWqzBTC0w Explore the interactive site and learn more about the conflict here. [post_title] => Step Inside the Refugee Crisis With This Compelling Interactive Story [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => step-inside-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-with-this-compelling-interactive-story [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-23 11:49:12 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-23 15:49:12 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78651 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78583 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-05-19 10:45:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-19 14:45:02 [post_content] => The virtual reality world, while having drastically improved in recent years, can’t deny its downfall: resolution, and its inability to keep up with the human eye, is one of the main things holding back the technology. However, according to Jason Paul, the man in charge of overall VR strategy at NVIDIA, it may only be 20 years before VR can create entirely realistic worlds."Based off how many pixels we would need to be able to push and mapping that out alongside our upcoming new GPU (graphics processing unit) releases, it would take us about 20 years to achieve resolutions that can match the human eye,” Paul said to UploadVR at NVIDIA's annual developer conference last week.[caption id="attachment_78594" align="aligncenter" width="627"] chart via UploadVR[/caption]As of now, even NVIDIA's most advanced graphics processing unit displays pixelated images. While part of the problem is that the images are not comprised of enough pixels, the solution begins with companies like NVIDIA that create the engines on which the images are displayed.The cause of the pixelated quality, to put it simply, is because when a standard 1080p HD image is split between two eyes, the resolution basically drops to 540p. It's also important to consider that once the image is stretched 180 degrees vertically, the user probably only sees about 90 degrees of that.However, Paul went on to explain that NVIDIA is exploring alternative solutions, such as 'foveated rendering.' This would essentially integrate an eye tracker into VR headsets in order to locate where exactly the user is looking, then reduce the image quality in the peripheral vision of the user.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDvgP2tnMHQ&feature=youtu.beSo far, the issue with foveated rendering is that it's difficult to know how much it helps when tested because you're unable to see when it's working. However, SMI, a company that focuses on eye tracking technology, integrated a benchmark graph and toggle into its latest demo, which allowed users to see how the scene was reporting with and without foveated rendering. It's reported that this technology nearly doubled the performance.These advancements would be a big step for virtual reality. Solving the pixelated image problem could allow companies like NVIDIA and others to truly expand the scope of the VR world, yet it may take us a few decades to get there.[via UploadVR] [post_title] => In 20 Years, VR Resolutions Could Match The Human Eye [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => in-20-years-vr-resolutions-could-match-the-human-eye [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-19 10:49:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-19 14:49:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78583 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78530 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-05-18 11:26:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-18 15:26:30 [post_content] => The internet is an easy place to get bogged down by the constant influx of sub par images, whether it's selfies, completely out of context imagery or other Instagram posts that we're all tired of seeing. Chronicle, however, is trying to change that, offering a platform for collaborative storytelling and a straight-forward way to tell a story through photography.[caption id="attachment_78566" align="alignnone" width="983"] screengrab via Chronicle[/caption]Self-described as a “platform that empowers people with shared experiences and interests to collectively record their stories over time,” Chronicle caters to those interested in photo series that explore a specific topic or theme. Throughout their beta website and app, there’s an array of different “chronicles” that display photos in, well, chronological order. Trending chronicles on the site right now include things like “Urban Art” and “Women’s Rights in the US” or “Flea Market Faces” and “Bicycles.” Another interesting component is that the time period for this imagery spans all the way from the 1800s to now, exhibiting society's progression from past to present.The guidelines on the platform are simple—the quality and composition of photos take precedent, as one of the platform's main goals is to foster a visual community comprised of quality content. They even reserve the right to remove any content that detracts from the “overall user experience.” And, of course, another requirement is chronology. Since the chronicles capture a theme throughout time, the site encourages accurate time stamps, which is no problem for digital photos while scanned images must be manually backdated by the uploader.[caption id="attachment_78567" align="alignnone" width="1117"] screengrab via Chronicle[/caption]Chronicle is also working on two community-based projects that focus on recording and sharing what local and school libraries have documented throughout history. 'The Local Chronicle Project: For Local Libraries' and 'The School Chronicle Project: For School Libraries' encourages library and school staff members to photograph and document their achievements in an effort to showcase the institutions' history and community.It will surely be interesting to see what happens if Chronicle manages to take off and emerge from the beta version. For more on Chronicle, check out their site or mobile app. [post_title] => This Storytelling App is 'Chronicling' History Through Photography [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => this-storytelling-app-is-chronicling-history-through-photography [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-18 11:26:30 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-18 15:26:30 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78530 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78500 [post_author] => 47251 [post_date] => 2017-05-16 10:43:39 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-16 14:43:39 [post_content] => SID is a miniature 3D camera that recently eclipsed its $25k Kickstarter goal in less than 48 hours, and aims to make 3D storytelling accessible for everyone. The camera is a stereoscopic unit that captures light in two separate lenses, then combines it together afterward. That said, having two lenses so close together could make SID great for producing 3D video without all the complications that come from having more than one camera unit recording.The camera is about the size of your palm and connects to your smartphone or computer, and can be operated with a gimbal. This expands its capabilities, offering what the company calls "shake-free content creation," and bringing stereoscopic image-making into a small form factor, unlike most other stereoscopic cameras. The camera can also livestream in 3D, and its standalone app allows you to edit videos directly from your smartphone, which could be useful for vloggers looking to efficiently add a little something extra to their content.The SID specialties are niche at best and comes at a questionable time for the landscape of VR. However, its saving grace is its affordable price point ($299 MSRP), which could make it a desirable tool for beginners, or for professionals who are just starting explore the capabilities of 3D storytelling.Click here to check out SID's Kickstarter campaign and learn more about the SID camera! [post_title] => Is This Palm-Sized Camera Really The "Next Revolution" in 3D Story-Telling? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => is-this-palm-sized-camera-really-the-next-revolution-in-3d-story-telling [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-16 10:43:39 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-16 14:43:39 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78500 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78363 [post_author] => 47251 [post_date] => 2017-05-08 08:45:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-08 12:45:06 [post_content] => Amazon is expanding its Alexa offerings in an unexpected way with Echo Look, a camera-based style assistant that offers advice to help you look your best. The device is a tripod-mounted camera array that comes packaged with Echo built in, allowing it to see what you're wearing and make recommendations to improve your wardrobe. It does so by monitoring what’s “in” or “out,” as well as the shape and natural color of the person, which caters results to you specifically, rather than using the same formula for everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X_fP4pPWPwAmazon’s iOS app has a similar feature that offers advice from real people working for Amazon, but without all the mathematics. Echo Look, on the other hand, operates independently of human intervention. To do so, the device utilize a hands-free camera, which according to Amazon, is complete with built-in lighting and a depth sensing camera that blurs the background and makes your photos "pop." It's also complete with a live-view mode and video functionality that lets you see yourself from every angle. In addition, it appears to work seamlessly with the iOS Photos app making it easy to share these images on social media, the same way you would with any image captured on an iPhone. Finally, once an image is captured, the Style Check feature provides fashion recommendations by combining information from specialists and machine learning. It can do things like compare two outfits or create a personal look book that shows you what you wore and when you wore it while marking your favorites.At the end of the day, it raises the question of whether you're ready to trust computer learning to determine your outward appearance. However, based on the introduction video, it's reasonable to say that Echo Look is intended to be used as more of an accessory to your clothing selection than an end-all bank of fashion knowledge.Right now, Echo Look is available for $200 but only by invitation, which suggests the device is still being tested. We’ll know more when it gets a full release, but it will be interesting to see what the future holds for somewhat autonomous fashion. 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