Despite a number of sizeable layoffs at high-profile companies in recent months, the tech sector continued to lead all others in low unemployment rates in July, according to a new report from CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the IT industry and workforce.
Tech occupations across all industry sectors increased by an estimated 239,000 positions last month, according to an analysis of US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data by CompTIA.
MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN—WXYZ Detroit reports that a set of sleeve buttons have been discovered at Colonial Michilimackinac, the site of an eighteenth-century fortified trading post situated on the Straits of Mackinac. Archaeologist Lynn Evans said the joined sleeve buttons, made of green glass paste “stones” set in brass, would have functioned like a modern cufflink. The sleeve buttons, she added, were recovered from a layer of demolition rubble in a rowhouse dated to 1781. To read about sunken ships off Michigan's northeastern coast, go to "Shipwreck Alley."
TAMIL NADU, INDIA—According to a New Indian Express report, researchers led by VP Yathees Kumar of the Archaeological Survey of India discovered a gold diadem, bronze and iron objects, and pottery in a burial urn at Adichanallur, an archaeological site in southern India occupied between 1000 and 600 B.C. “The diadem is yet to be measured accurately as it is folded on both edges, and also its weight is yet to be ascertained,” Kumar said. The bronze objects include a circular sieve, a cup with a stand, and two bowls. Outside the urn, the excavators recovered 11 arrowheads, two spearheads, a hanger, an iron plate, a chisel, and a long spear with a decorated handle. To read about another discovery in the area, go to "Tamil Royal Palace."
Whether you’re photographing landscapes, street scenes or seascapes, shooting at night is one way to create eye-catching images with sparkling lights, interesting skies, and dramatic light trails of moving subjects. In the tutorial below you’ll learn a quick-and-simple editing hack that makes nighttime images even more compelling.
OK, be honest here: Your camera has an AE-L/AF-L button, right? Do you understand how it works? Are you using it regularly? If you’re like many photographers, your answer to the first question is, “sure,” to the second question, “I think so,” and to the third question, “not really.”