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Writing good text alternatives

They say a picture paints a thousand words. Alt text and captions give people who aren’t able to see pictures these words.

GoPro’s Hero 7 Black sets a new bar for video stabilization

«The result is stabilization that is really impressive. I’ve spent a few days shooting with the Hero 7 Black, and Hypersmooth makes handheld footage look like it came from a stabilized gimbal — even when running or bouncing around. It’s so good, it will make you want to shoot without any mounts.«

The Outline and the curse of media venture capital

So how did this alternative media venture become just as broken as the outlets it hoped to displace, laying off dozens of staff in round after round of downsizing? The answer is partly editorial ambition (or hubris) and partly poor timing, and provides yet another example of how venture capital funding and building a digital […]

How an International Hacker Network Turned Stolen Press Releases Into $100 Million

At a Kiev nightclub in the spring of 2012, 24-year-old Ivan Turchynov made a fateful drunken boast to some fellow hackers. For years, Turchynov said, he’d been hacking unpublished press releases from business newswires and selling them, via Moscow-based middlemen, to stock traders for a cut of the sizable profits.

The Serial-Killer Detector

A former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, finds patterns in crime.