Photography

Monogram’s modular controls deliver custom, tactile photo and video editing

Previous Next The company that launched a vendetta against menus and mouse clicks to create a faster, tactile photo and video editing experience is back. Monogram, formerly Palette Gear, launched a new creative console on Kickstarter on Monday, September 16. Monogram Creative Console is a modular control system that brings new slimmer, more responsive sliders, […]

Photography

The best laptops for photo editing

Although you can pick up any laptop for basic photo editing, professionals need a specific “environment” to produce optimal results for print and digital publishing. We talked to our staff photographers here at Digital Trends and they recommend the Dell XPS 15 over anything else out there. It’s got great hardware, Thunderbolt 3 ports, and […]

Gaming

New documentary has a good time asking how gene editing might change the world

Enlarge / An artist’s representation of a Cas9 protein immediately interrupting and changing a living creature’s genes. Wonder Collaborative Here’s a poorly kept secret: the internal chatter at a given research and scientific institution is typically more interesting than what emerges on the public record. Published papers and newspaper interviews don’t come with the banter, […]

Photography

PowerDirector, PhotoDirector aim to balance advanced tools with easy editing

Cyberlink Cyberlink’s photo- and video-editing software packages have gained new features that help create high-end results minus the steep learning curve. In September, Cyberlink launched updates to the suite of Director-series multimedia editing software, including PhotoDirector 10, PowerDirector 17, ColorDirector 7, and AudioDirector 9. Now, the company has added a subscription option for PhotoDirector 10. […]

Emerging Tech

CRISPR gene editing could make ‘groundcherries’ the next mainstream fruit crop

Frank Krahmer/Getty Images CRISPR-Cas9 is useful for all kinds of things, from creating heat-resistant cows to making a potentially limitless supply of transplant organs. Now researchers from Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Boyce Thompson Institute have announced the gene-editing tech’s latest achievement: Modifying a fruit so that it can be grown outside of its […]

Emerging Tech

Editing mosquito DNA could help wipe out malaria and Zika — here’s how

From creating malaria-resistant mosquitoes to building “photonic fences” able to shoot down the blood-sucking insects with deadly lasers, there are a whole lot of exciting, cutting-edge ways that science is trying to deal with the mosquito problem. Researchers from the United Kingdom’s Imperial College London have developed a new, promising approach to add to the […]

Emerging Tech

Gene editing can reverse balding and wrinkling in mice — and maybe humans, too

From the potential 3D bioprinting of organs for transplants to ultra-ambitious attempts to upload human consciousness into a computer, there are plenty of tech-heavy initiatives aimed at extending life spans way beyond what is currently possible. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham added one more fascinating breakthrough to this mission: Finding a way […]