WHEN photographs were first introduced in the 1850s, many people thought they were magic. Photography has evolved significantly over the years, with a rapid change in the past decade from analogue to digital pictures.
"In 1990, 57 billion photos were taken — all of them analogue. In 2000, 86 billion were taken — 99 per cent analogue. And in 2011, nearly 400 billion photos were taken — and just one per cent were analogue. Talk about a seismic shift in just one decade," writes Knowlton Thomas for Tech Vibes.
Now with the web driving the photography industry, from apps like Instagram to photosharing sites like Facebook (at its core, FB is a place to store, discuss and look at pictures) to the fact that practically every cellphone is now a decent digital camera, everything is constantly flux. What was standard even a few years ago has been replaced with cheaper, more powerful technology that has changed the way we document the world around us. Tech Vibes’ infographic documents the rise of digital photography.
DEBUTING after AMC’s anticipated return of Breaking Bad on July 15, Small Town Security is a new reality/unscripted show that is described by the network as “a cross between Christopher Guest’s brilliant films and the sublime absurdity of The Office.” With a built-in audience from Breaking Bad, it will be interesting to see if viewers stick around.
AMC is introducing some of the folks you’ll see on the show over the next three weeks on its blog.
DO you need another social network? Probably not. Do you need a soccer-specific social network where you can follow your favourite players, the teams you support and other fans of “the beautiful game”? If you are a soccer nut, the answer is absolutely yes.
With the Euro 2012 well underway, there are plenty of sports-related apps and websites flooding the market looking for your attention. If you want to immerse yourself into a community of soccer fans and keep up-to-date with what is happening around the world, both during major tournaments like the Euro or during league play, Kyck seems an obvious choice.
IF you haven’t caught up on Season 7 of Weeds, you may want to spend some time this weekend power-watching the rest of the episodes. (You should probably stop reading right now if you’re worried about spoilers.) With behind-the-scenes footage and a new teaser trailer released, the show is ramping up promo in preparation for its return on July 1.
While the classic whodunit plot line will likely dominate the final season, most fans of the show are just happy that there will be a few more episodes to wrap up the story arcs.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 28, 2012 E3