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Electrical engineer and musician John Harrison was looking for a way to communicate with distant friends and relatives in a more personal way, without using Facebook, email or other such service. He came up with the idea of “Filimins” — touch-sensitive, wireless lights that can be set to a colour and all other connected lights, no matter their location, will change to that colour.
Sure, you can check how well a battery bounces to test how full it is, but when it comes to lithium or “button” cells, there’s a more gentle approach — a pair of DIY tweezers that you can keep with you in your tool kit.
Mac: Pixelmator, our favourite image editing app for Mac was updated with a few new tricks today, including a much faster Repair tool and support for Apple’s new Photos app.
Learning even just the basics of photography takes a bit of work and one of the more complex ideas is the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Lifehack has a graphic that helps make sense of it.
iPhone: We’re fans of using DeGeo to remove location info from photos. If you’d prefer to skip that step altogether, DeGeo Camera never records your location to begin with.