[TechHive](http://techhive.com)’s launch was not the only big event for Jason Snell and crew today, [Macworld](http://macworld.com) also got a snazzy, new design.
If this review is an indication of the quality of the writing we are going to get on the new [TechHive](http://techhive.com), then this new site is going to be good.
Though [The Verge](http://live.theverge.com/amazon-kindle-fire-paperwhite-reader-event-live/) has some good stories on [new Amazon Kindle lineup](http://www.amazon.com), [Techhive](http://techhive.com) is absolutely killing it:
* [New e-reader Hands On](http://www.techhive.com/article/2000458/hands-on-with-amazons-new-kindle-e-readers.html)
* [Kinde Fire HD: Hands On](http://www.techhive.com/article/2000459/amazon-kindle-fire-hd-hands-on.html)
* [How the new Kindle fires Impact the Tablet Landscape](http://www.techhive.com/article/2000454/how-the-new-kindle-fires-impact-the-tablet-landscape.html)
* [4 Things to Know Before You Buy a Kindle Fire](http://www.techhive.com/article/2000460/amazons-new-kindle-fire-tablets-4-things-to-know-before-you-buy.html)
The new [Paperwhite](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007OZNZG0/ref=amb_link_1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=gateway-center-column&pf_rd_r=05AF44F8PBD3C7B7PH16&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1395759562&pf_rd_i=507846) model looks pretty sweet.
TechHive with a break down of eInk. Pretty cool stuff, though I feel like it has not advanced as fast as I thought it would. A color, eInk Kindle would be extremely compelling.
Another excellent instructional article from the guys at [TechHive](http://techhive.com).
> Not everyone wants to hold the keys to their own data, and would prefer a trusted provider takes that role on, partly because the loss of a password or key means absolutely no way to restore data or access files that are locked away. But if you’re interested in maintaining your own data’s security, you can leverage a cloud provider or software to be the lord or lady of your own domain.
I wish [SpiderOak](https://spideroak.com/download/referral/7849b23e25b7c05a3bc49e43db2f11d6)[^aff], and their encryption of your data before it’s sent to the server, would get the same kind of ubiquity that [Dropbox](http://db.tt/bl7yQBc) has. That would ease some of my security concerns.
[^aff]: Affiliate links that increase my storage space when someone signs up from the link.
> [Camera Awesome](http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=r*bqlTuiXSo&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Fapp%252Fcamera-awesome%252Fid420744028%253Fmt%253D8%2526uo%253D4%2526partnerId%253D30)[^aff] has two burst-mode settings: One that captures two full-resolution (8 megapixel) photos per second, and a “high-speed” mode that rattles off six shots per second at a reduced 640-by-480 (0.3 megapixel) resolution.
That’s how I took my [engagement photo](http://kivus.500px.com/snapshots/). Also interesting:
> And finally, there’s [Cinemagram](http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=r*bqlTuiXSo&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Fapp%252Fcinemagram%252Fid487225881%253Fmt%253D8%2526uo%253D4%2526partnerId%253D30), which lets you add a bit of motion to an otherwise still photograph. You launch the app and record a short video clip, then you select a portion of the video clip to use for your “photo.” The next step involves drawing a “mask” over parts of the image with your finger; anything within those regions will remain in motion while the rest of the image stays still. Cinemagram also offers an Instagram-like sharing community, but it also outputs your work as a 360-by-480 animated .gif that you can embed or share via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or e-mail.
[^aff]: Affiliate Link (as are the rest of the iOS app links in this post.)
No real surprises, but [TechHive](http://techhive.com) sums them up nicely.