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Arclight deserves a medal for how it meddles with the bike pedal
Haje Jan Kamps

If I were to make a list of things that I didn’t think needed to get smarter, bike pedals would be somewhere near the top of the list. And yet, when Redshift Sports showed me its shiny (literally!) new pedals, I had one of those “omg this makes so much sense” moments. In a nutshell, […]

Our Christmas books (2)
italkyoutalk

Today, we’d like to introduce our level 2 Christmas book – Christmas Tales. There are five short stories about Christmas in this book. Click on the book for more details.  

Animals, Dogs and ACAB: This is Kerpal - FML
FMyLife

Today, a couple at the dog park, who seemed afraid of large dogs, tried to kick my dog for trying to say hi to them. They then called the police on me for lunging and yelling at the guy for trying to kick my dog. It's an off-leash dog park people, don't go there if you're afraid of dogs! FML

Lucid’s drone is built to clean the outside of your house or office
Greg Kumparak

Building exteriors tend to get gross. Dirt clings to the walls. Windows get filmy. Spiderwebs amass. If you live in a particularly humid area, mold and mildew can start to make exterior walls look like a science experiment. On taller buildings, scrubbing it all off generally means bringing a bucket truck, scaffolding or suspension gear […]

Sony’s new A7R IV camera is a 61 MP full-frame mirrorless beast
Darrell Etherington

Sony unveiled the latest in its line of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras on Tuesday, debuting the A7R IV, its top-of-the-line full-frame digital shooter aimed at pros. The new camera packs a walloping 61-megapixel sensor, and will retail for $3,500 when it goes on sale this September. The camera’s image resolution is a “world first” for […]

Weird, Scary and Halloween: Survivalists celebrate Halloween too - FML
FMyLife

Today, in Nevada during Halloween night, I discovered my neighbors have something that sounds an awful lot like an explosive. I can't see anything on fire, but WHY do my neighbors have EXPLOSIVES? FML

Bolt launches electric bike-sharing service in Paris
Romain Dillet

Like other ride-hailing companies, Bolt has been suffering from the coronavirus-related lockdown and economic downturn around the world. But the company is trying to find another revenue stream by launching electric bikes in Paris. Bolt plans to launch a similar service in other European capitals this year. For the past couple of weeks, the only […]

[Easy English Vlog] New Year’s resolutions
italkyoutalk

In this Easy English Vlog, I talk about New Year’s resolutions. By I Talk You Talk Press – Easy English Reading and Easy English Listening

Loyal raises $27M, aims to give dog owners more time with their pets
Christine Hall

Loyal is building an animal pharmaceutical company that is developing therapeutics aimed at extending both lifespan and healthspan for dogs.

VSCO sues PicsArt over photo filters that were allegedly reverse-engineered
Anthony Ha

Photo editing app-maker VSCO has filed a lawsuit against competitor PicsArt. The suit focuses on 19 PicsArt filters that were supposedly “reverse engineered from VSCO’s filters,” with VSCO alleging it’s become a legal issue involving false advertising and violations of the app’s terms of service. “VSCO has invested significant time and resources in developing its presets […]

Merry Christmas!
italkyoutalk

We would like to wish all our readers who celebrate Christmas a Merry Christmas! We hope you have a nice, peaceful holiday.

Animals and Cats: Let cats be cats - FML
FMyLife

Today, I disciplined my cat for meowing too loudly in my apartment and disturbing neighbors by picking her up by the scruff. She then proceeded to scratch the ever living crap out of my hand, now it looks like Wolverine got a hold of me. FML

The GoPro MAX is the ultimate pocketable travel vlogging camera
Darrell Etherington

GoPro’s first foray into the 360-degree action was the GoPro Fusion, and while it was a strong first offering, the new GoPro MAX ($499) is a very different – and much improved – immersive action camera that has a lot to offer experienced videographers and voices alike. To be sure, the MAX has trade-offs, but […]

GoPro’s Hero11 gets improved image quality, stabilization and a Mini version
Brian Heater

This year marks GoPro’s 20th year. It’s been an interesting journey for a company that has become synonymous with a specific product category for well over a decade. I’d venture to guess that – to this day — more people are familiar with the GoPro name than the term “action camera,” which may have proved […] GoPro’s Hero11 gets improved image quality, stabilization and a Mini version by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch

Adobe delivers native Photoshop for Apple Silicon Macs and a way to enlarge images without losing detail
Darrell Etherington

Adobe has been moving quickly to update its imaging software to work natively on Apple’s new in-house processors for Macs, starting with the M1-based MacBook Pro and MacBook Air released late last year. After shipping native versions of Lightroom and Camera Raw, it’s now releasing an Apple Silicon-optimized version of Photoshop, which delivers big performance […]

Animals, Friends and Cats: Cats are like drugs - FML
FMyLife

Today, I'd agreed to watch my friend's cats for a few weeks. I'd always promised myself not to become a "crazy cat lady" like her. It's the third day and I danced with the cats and apologised to them for my bad dancing. FML

Animals, Cats and Kittens: Time doesn't always heal - FML
FMyLife

Today, exactly two years to the date when I thought my dream had came true when my partner surprised me with a kitten. Except two weeks later we had to give him away because my partner was too anxious about the cat destroying any of his stuff. I'm still heartbroken. FML

VanMoof introduces new S3 and X3 electric bikes
Romain Dillet

VanMoof is releasing a new generation of its electric bike. In many ways, the VanMoof S3 and its smaller version the VanMoof X3 are refined versions of the VanMoof Electrified S2 and X2. It features an updated motor, hydraulic brakes and a familiar design. If you’re not familiar with VanMoof bikes, the company has been […]

Darkroom brings high-end photo smarts to your iCloud Photo Library
Haje Jan Kamps

It’s been around for a hot minute, but Darkroom just got a pretty major update that makes it a lot more interesting for photo enthusiasts who don’t want, or can’t afford, to use more specialist tools. The fast and intuitive photo editor gives you access to your photo library, essentially giving you a Lightroom-like experience […] Darkroom brings high-end photo smarts to your iCloud Photo Library by Haje Jan Kamps originally published on TechCrunch

Upway lands $25 million to sell more refurbished electric bikes
Romain Dillet

French startup Upway has raised a $25 million Series A round led by Exor Seeds and Sequoia Capital. The company sells second-hand electric bikes that have been refurbished and are ready to roll. In many ways, Upway reminds me of online marketplaces for cars. The startup provides a seamless experience for buyers who want to […]

Alpha Paw brings in $8M to carve out its niche in the pet wellness space
Christine Hall

Alpha Paw offers pet products for dogs and cats like food and supplements that are customized with pet breed in mind.

Electric-bike maker Cowboy raises $26 million
Romain Dillet

Cowboy has raised a $26 million (€23 million) Series B funding round from Exor Seeds, HCVC, Isomer Capital, Future Positive Capital and Index Ventures. The startup has been manufacturing premium electric bikes and selling them directly to consumers around Europe. The company recently released the third generation of its flagship bike, which is all about […]

Fujifilm’s upcoming X-Pro3 camera has a unique design sure to appeal to film photographers
Darrell Etherington

Fujifilm is teasing its forthcoming X-Pro3, the successor to its popular digital rangefinder mirrorless camera, ahead of its official full introduction on October 23. During its X Summit event going on today, the company showed off the X-Pro3 in detailed images (via Fujirumors), revealing for the first time its innovative new rear display design. The […]

Classic canine move - FML
FMyLife

Today, I was walking my dog when another dog barked at him. My dog ran, pulling me with him. I fell to the ground in pain, with my hand still holding the leash. FML

GoPro lays off 200 employees representing 20% of the company
Romain Dillet

Action camera manufacturer GoPro has announced some massive organizational changes at the company. In particular, the company is laying off over 200 employees — it represents a 20% staff reduction. GoPro will shut down some offices altogether. There will be offices in five geographies after the round of layoffs. The company expects to reduce operating expenses […]

Make no bones about it, Fuzzy expands reach into pet care market with capital infusion
Christine Hall

Pet item sales topped $100 billion in 2020, driven by the 48 million dogs and cats that were adopted over the past three years.

MIT engineers develop a totally flat fisheye lens that could make wide-angle cameras easier to produce
Darrell Etherington

Engineers at MIT, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, have devised a way to build a camera lens that avoids the typical spherical curve of ultra-wide-angle glass, while still providing true optical fisheye distortion. The fisheye lens is relatively specialist, producing images that can cover as wide an area as 180 degrees […]

The Vets, a pet healthcare platform that provides at-home care, raises $40M led by Target Global
Aisha Malik

The Vets, a tech-enabled pet healthcare platform that provides at-home care, has raised $40 million in seed funding led by Target Global, PICO Venture Partners and Bolt Ventures. Founded last year as part of co-founder Target Global’s venture building program, the team of co-founders including CEO Daniel Sagis, COO Dori Fussmann and Target Global aims […]

Thanks, Marley - FML
FMyLife

Today, I made sure my puppy went number 1 and 2 before taking them into a pet-friendly store. In the store, two ladies awed at my puppy, but as I picked him up I didn't notice he'd shat on the floor until they pointed it out, giving me a dirty look. Other customers glared as I picked up his smeared shit. FML

Belkin’s $30 Continuity Camera accessory is now available for MagSafe iPhones
Brian Heater

Continuity Camera was one of the odder additions that arrived in the last round of Apple operating system updates. It seemed like an awkward fix to a longstanding issue with Mac webcams, clipping your iPhone to the top of your laptop lid, but I’ve come to appreciate it in my recent travels. Today, Belkin announced […] Belkin’s $30 Continuity Camera accessory is now available for MagSafe iPhones by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch

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