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Image Will Sell All Digital Comics with No DRM

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… » 7/02/13 3:29pm 7/02/13 3:29pm

Dubai Is Officially the Craziest City in the World Now

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.ruThanks Karl!] » 9/08/12 8:00am 9/08/12 8:00am

The Only Photo of Neil Armstrong On the Moon

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. » 8/27/12 12:04pm 8/27/12 12:04pm

Highest-Res Color Printer Ever Fits Images on a Human Hair

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. » 8/13/12 5:31am 8/13/12 5:31am

This 281-Gigapixel Image Depicts an Entire Animal at the Cellular Level

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. » 8/08/12 6:26am 8/08/12 6:26am

This Is the Shadow of a Single Atom

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. » 7/04/12 10:00pm 7/04/12 10:00pm

Google's Artificial Brain Loves to Watch Cat Videos

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… » 6/26/12 3:43am 6/26/12 3:43am

All Your Digital Comics Just Went HD

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. » 3/20/12 11:00am 3/20/12 11:00am

Image of 13-Ton Russian Spacecraft As It Falls to Earth—Impact As Early…

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. » 1/14/12 5:58pm 1/14/12 5:58pm

What Would You Do With A Lego Robot That Takes iPad Photos?

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. » 9/22/11 11:40pm 9/22/11 11:40pm

People Have Been Faking Photographs Since the 1800s

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. » 7/28/11 9:46pm 7/28/11 9:46pm

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…

Those Smiling Monkey Pictures Are Likely Public Domain

We can all breathe a sigh of relief as those macaque monkey pictures may belong in the public domain. Neither the photographer nor the news agency that published the images can claim a copyright because they did not create them. » 7/19/11 12:54am 7/19/11 12:54am

Ball Invasion Game Turns Your Walls Into A Battleground

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. » 7/13/11 9:37pm 7/13/11 9:37pm

Google Photovine Lets You Create Social Photo Collections

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. » 7/12/11 2:12am 7/12/11 2:12am

StumbleUpon iPad App Gets a Facelift

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. » 7/12/11 1:34am 7/12/11 1:34am

People Staring at Computers Project Raided By The Secret Service

Busted! Kyle McDonald, the man behind the People Staring at Computers project, was raided by the Secret Service on Thursday. » 7/08/11 12:30am 7/08/11 12:30am

Voice Search and Search by Image Are Coming to Google Desktop

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. » 6/14/11 1:25pm 6/14/11 1:25pm

Last Space Shuttle Launch Captured in Stunning HDR

The Space Shuttle Endeavor made its final voyage last week and Nasa-funded photographers were on hand to capture the historic event. Rather than release something boring, the team created the gorgeous HDR photograph above.
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