Photographer Austin Mann Shares iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera Review

When it comes to testing the camera features in new iPhone models, photographer Austin Mann’s detailed reviews are second to none. iPhone 12 Pro Max reviews went live this morning, and Mann’s in-depth camera test is also now available.


Mann’s review a must-read review for anyone who is interested in the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max for its camera, because this is the first year in some time that Apple has introduced different cameras in the Pro and Pro Max models. The Pro Max has a larger sensor and larger pixels, plus a different telephoto lens.

Despite the improvements in the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max over the Pro, Mann said that in his testing, he could “barely see a difference” between the two iPhones in most lighting conditions. The exception was semi-low-light scenes, such as just after sunset or in a night urban scene.


In these situations, the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌

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Donald Trump ignored the science. Joe Biden must rely on it

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President-elect Joe Biden says he will listen to the scientists.


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When President-elect Joe Biden jogged on-stage to give his victory speech on Saturday night, you couldn’t see the smile on his face. He wore a black mask wrapped around both ears. Bruce Springsteen’s “We Take Care Of Our Own” played over the loudspeakers, but it was a chorus of honking car horns in Wilmington, Delaware, that made the most noise.

This is how you inherit the presidency in the middle of a pandemic.

The United States has been ravaged by the coronavirus unlike any other nation in the world. It has the highest number of deaths and, as of Monday, over 10 million people have been infected. As Biden unmasked and delivered his speech, one word, spoken twice, stood out: science. 

Biden announced

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Fossil cranium suggests environmental conditions drove rapid changes — ScienceDaily

Males of the extinct human species Paranthropus robustus were thought to be substantially larger than females — much like the size differences seen in modern-day primates such as gorillas, orangutans and baboons. But a new fossil discovery in South Africa instead suggests that P. robustus evolved rapidly during a turbulent period of local climate change about 2 million years ago, resulting in anatomical changes that previously were attributed to sex.

An international research team including anthropologists at Washington University in St. Louis reported their discovery from the fossil-rich Drimolen cave system northwest of Johannesburg in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution on Nov. 9.

“This is the type of phenomenon that can be hard to document in the fossil record, especially with respect to early human evolution,” said David Strait, professor of biological anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University.

The remarkably well-preserved fossil described in the paper was

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Sackboy: A Big Adventure Preorder Guide: Secure A Bonus Ahead Of Its Release

The next LittleBigPlanet game launches with the PlayStation 5 later this week on November 12. Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a spinoff which trades side-scrolling for 3D platforming, will also release on PS4 on the same day. Though it’s not LittleBigPlanet 4, Sackboy does appear to be the closest to a mainline entry we’ve seen of the numerous spin-offs. Multiple editions for PS4 and PS5 have been revealed, and you can get a preorder bonus by purchasing your copy early.

For those who don’t plan on getting the PS5 at launch, you should know that the PS4 version has a free upgrade to the PS5 edition. The only exception to the free upgrade offer is if you purchase a physical PS4 edition of Sackboy and the PS5 Digital Edition.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure preorder bonus

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All editions of Sackboy for PS4 and PS5 come with Sackboy: A Big Adventure:

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Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine relies on a new, unproven technology. A diagram shows how it differs from other candidates.



a hand holding a large pair of scissors: A syringe carrying a vaccine. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images


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A syringe carrying a vaccine. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Pfizer is now leading the coronavirus vaccine race: The company announced Monday that people who received its two shots during the company’s final stage of clinical trials were less likely to develop COVID-19. The results indicate the vaccine is more than 90% effective in preventing the disease. 

Like the other leading vaccine candidates in the US, Pfizer’s shot does not inject the actual virus, SARS-CoV-2, into the body, contrary to popular myth. Instead, the vaccines all rely on a harmless segment of the virus to spur the production of antibodies.

But to stimulate that immune response, different vaccines rely on different technologies. Pfizer’s candidate is an mRNA vaccine, an unproven technology that uses a snippet of the coronavirus’ genome to encourage antibody production. Moderna’s uses the same approach, though no mRNA vaccine has

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Photographer Austin Mann reviews the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera

Travel photographer Austin Mann has taken the iPhone 12 Pro Max to Utah’s Zion National Park, providing a look at what 2020’s highest-end iPhone camera is capable of.

In October, Austin Mann reviewed the iPhone 12 Pro at Glacier National Park in Montana, praising the improvement to the lineup over the iPhone 11 lineup. Now, he’s taken the iPhone 12 Pro Max to Utah to see how it stands up against its smaller counterpart.

Mann goes on record stating that he prefers the size of the iPhone 12 Pro to its larger, more expensive sibling. Yet, he was curious to see what sort of improvements the iPhone 12 Pro Max boasted over the rest of the lineup.

He points out that the most significant improvement was in wide and handheld shots in semi-low-light environments. He says that the iPhone 12 Pro Max needed less time in night mode, which enabled

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Micron Technology Announces Upcoming Investor Events

BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), today announced its participation in the following investor events:

  • Chief Financial Officer David Zinsner will take part in a fireside chat at the Bernstein Operational Decisions Conference. The event will be webcast live on Monday, Nov. 16, at 11:30 a.m. Pacific time.

  • Executive Vice President of Technology & Products Scott DeBoer will present an update on Micron’s technology roadmap and strategy. The webcast will take place on Monday, Nov. 30, at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time.

  • Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Mehrotra will engage in a fireside chat at the Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference. The event will be webcast live on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time.

Live webcasts and subsequent replays of presentations can be accessed from Micron’s Investor Relations website at investors.micron.com

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Mastercard execs share a vision of an advanced global payment system

  • According to a recent Mastercard global consumer study, more consumers are using contactless cards or their smartphone to make payments, noting a large increase in the use of digital wallets.
  • Because of the economic trends prompted by the pandemic, two Mastercard executives predict a future in which passwords and one-time pins, powerful tools to verify transactions in the present, will become relics of the past.
  • Ari Sarker, co-president of Mastercard, Asia Pacific, and Sandeep Malhotra, the company’s executive vice president of products and innovation, share their vision of what an advanced global payment system might look like for consumers and merchants.
  • Because of his work, Business Insider named Ari Sarker to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming finance in Asia.
  • Visit Business Insider’s Transforming Business homepage for more stories.

The COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated the adoption of digital tools that allow us to work from home, shop

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EU agrees on tighter rules for surveillance tech exports

The European Union has agreed to tighten up rules for the sale and export of cybersurveillance technology

LONDON — The European Union on Monday agreed to tighten up rules for the sale and export of cybersurveillance technology.

EU lawmakers and the European Council reached a provisional deal to update controls of so-called dual use goods such as facial recognition technology and spyware to prevent them from being used to violate human rights.

Under the new rules, European companies will have to apply for government licenses to export certain products and they’ll have to meet criteria that have been beefed up to include requirements to consider whether the sale poses a risk to human rights.

EU countries will also have to be more transparent by publicly disclosing details about

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Remote learning adds pressure for teachers who work second shift as mothers — ScienceDaily

The transition to remote learning coupled with an unequal distribution of second-shift responsibilities has placed teachers who are also mothers under immense stress, according to new University at Buffalo research.

The study explored the experiences and challenges facing teacher-mothers who perform the roles of educator in the classroom and parent at home, while also typically carrying out more household labor than their partners.

These responsibilities are exacerbated by technology that blurs the line between work and home, inadequate parental leave policies and low teacher pay, says study co-author Julie Gorlewski, PhD, chair of the Department of Learning and Instruction in the UB Graduate School of Education.

“Balancing a teaching career and motherhood seems to be becoming more difficult,” Gorlewski says. “Both roles carry an expectation of selfless nurturing and can result in physical and emotional exhaustion.

“The implications of this work are particularly relevant today, where the roles of motherhood

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