Customizable 3D Lighting for Portrait Mode Pics

Thanks to some very clever tech, the team at Apollo have created a 3D lighting app logically named Portrait Lighting that will unlock the potential of your Portrait mode photos. Only available for iPhone X, 8 Plus and 7 Plus (as earlier versions don’t support Portrait mode) the app offers the ability to select a light source and then customize it entirely—plus you can add …

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Nokia's banana phone, exploding stars, the world's oldest tattoos and more in our look around the web

1. Amateur Astronomer Photographs Exploding Star An Argentinian amateur astronomer was simply testing out his new 16-inch telescope by taking a bunch of short-exposure photographs when he managed to snap an image believed to be one in 10 million—or even one in 100 million. The photo is of an exploding star in a distant galaxy—a visual that professionals have been hoping to capture for a …

Diamond Phone Screens Coming in 2019

In development now, Miraj Diamond Glass might be the answer to cracked phone screens. The vision of Akhan Semiconductor, this lab-grown diamond product employs nanocrystal patterning. This lines up crystals randomly, rather than along a plane—something that contributes to shattering when a phone is dropped. It may still need to be utilized with other glass, such as the prevalent (and scratch-dodging) Gorilla Glass. Issues like …

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Architectural Airbnb alternatives, the history of the ampersand, a museum of fake art and more

1. This Museum is Full of Fake Art With forged versions of paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Renoir; fake diaries said to be written by Hitler; and more, this Vienna museum is full of phony pieces. Diane Grobe, co-owner and founder of the Museum of Art Fakes, was inspired to open the museum thanks to German artist Edgar Mrugalla who created over 3,500 forged artworks. …

Samsung’s Foldable Phones

Just hours before Apple’s big announcements yesterday, Samsung had one of its own. Next year, in 2018, the tech giant plans to release a foldable cellphone. “The Korean electronics conglomerate is aggressively seeking new ways to stand out in an increasingly congested consumer tech marketplace” and a bendable phone is certainly the opposite of the iPhone. Read more at Mashable.