It’s been a remarkable year for comics. Huge publishers like DC and Marvel have rejuvenated their line-ups with tons of amazing books; beyond the big two, there’s been some of the most compelling, challenging material in the industry we’ve seen in years. It was hard to narrow it down, but here’s 20 of 2015’s best.
Well, this is a weird little thing that could be a very big deal. Image Comics—home of series like Invincible and The Walking Dead—just said it's going to sell its own comics as DRM-free PDFs. You buy a digital comic straight from Image, and you download a PDF than you're free to give to whomever you want. It's the…
By the powers bestowed in me by the Ministry of Silly Underpants and after carefully examining and considering the numerous photographic and videographic documents covering its many insane and absurd architectural structures, I hereby declare Dubai the craziest city in the world. [Airpano.ru—Thanks Karl!]
He was the first man to walk on the Moon, but Neil Armstrong didn't have any good photos to prove it. He had the camera most of the time, so it was Aldrin who got all the awesome shots. Sure—he was on grainy TV and reflected on Buzz's visor but—except for his footprint—there were no cool shots of Neil.
This image might look a little grainy to you, but you really should give it a chance. What you're looking at is the output from the world's highest resolution color printer, and it's actually an extreme close-up of an image that measures just 50 micrometers across—the same width as a human hair.
This might just look like a microscope image of some strange, small life-form. But actually its a view of a massive 281-gigapixel image of a zebrafish embryo, which can be zoomed in on to show sub-cellular levels of detail.
This isn't a wallpaper design from the seventies, or a close-up picture of the sun. Though it might look a little garish in orange, what you're actually looking at is the first ever recorded image of an atom's shadow.
Hidden away within Google's X laboratory, where all kinds of secret projects are underway, its engineers have been working on creating an artificial brain. With 16,000 computer processors and freedom to learn whatever it chooses from the internet, though, it turns out that the brain does just what you do online: watch…
Reading comics on the new iPad's retina screen is about to get a lot better. New comics from Marvel, DC, Image, and other major comic publishers are all available in retina-level resolution, and back issues and indie comics should follow suit very shortly.
The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques has taken this hot picture of the Russian Mars 13-ton probe Phobos-Grunt as it falls to planet Earth. It may hit tomorrow, but we still don't know where.
The folks at Montreal-based Pheromone Lab designed a Lego robot whose main function was to automate photo-taking on the iPad 2. Yes, you probably could use a software tool like UI Automation for the task, but that's no fun.
Think we're the only ones with the advanced tools to tamper with photos. Think again as this craft actually extends back to the early days of photography.This looks like General Ulysses S. Grant in front of his troops at City Point, Virginia during the Civil War, but it's actually a composite of three different…
Augmented reality is interesting, but that technology is way over-used in navigation and point-of-interest apps. That's why it's so refreshing to see a game like Ball Invasion and developers like 13th Lab who use AR in a new and exciting way.
Google may be launching a new photosharing service called Photovine. The big G owns photovine.com and just launched a teaser page with an iPhone encircled by some lovely vines.
StumbleUpon is great for finding interesting stuff that is off the beaten path. A post here, a URL there and suddenly you find yourself reading some incredible content. The iPad is perfect for this type of browsing, but StumbleUpon's tablet app was woefully inadequate until now.
Busted! Kyle McDonald, the man behind the People Staring at Computers project, was raided by the Secret Service on Thursday.
German photographer Peter Langehahn has a unique approach to photography that literally captures all the memorable moments in a day.
The Grand Poobah of search is taking two ass-kicking steps forward in desktop search. Google just announced that they are bringing voice search and search by image to their desktop client.