A Spotter's Guide To The U-2 'Dragon Lady' And Its Many Configurations

The venerable U-2 'Dragon Lady' is a spy plane born from Cold War necessity that soldiered on operationally for decades past anyone's wildest dreams. She went from sleek design to a bulging beast of burden whose silhouette can change as fast as her mission requires it to. Here's a guide to her many configurations. » 3/09/14 6:54pm 3/09/14 6:54pm

Skyla Memoir Digital Photo Frame Has In-Built Photo Scanner

Looks like digital photo frames are beginning to move from nice-to-haves to actually quite useful » 11/17/08 9:45am 11/17/08 9:45am: Skyla's Memoir photo frame has an in-built 600dpi scanner so it'll digitize your hardcopy photo archive for you. It's got a 1GB memory, apparently good for about 200 4 x 6-inch prints (the maximum size the scanner can…

Digital Photo Bauble Lets You Spice-Up Christmas Trees With…

This is a 21st Century Christmas tree bauble: There's a 1.4-inch screen in there, powered by AAA batteries and 8MB of USB-accessed storage, and it's capable of showing slideshows of your pictures. Out now for around $12 each. Which is cheap enough that you could have a bunch of them on the tree, among the innocent… » 11/12/08 1:00pm 11/12/08 1:00pm

Awesome Mod Adds 3D Animated Imaging to Viewmaster Toy

I was never jealous of my friends who had those Viewmaster slide-viewer toys when I was a kid—they just seemed kinda boring, but I would » 11/12/08 11:30am 11/12/08 11:30am have been jealous if the toy was as clever as this mod. This guy's taken the toy and added an Arduino-driven display unit, accelerometers and a Bluetooth connection to a PC so that…

Epson Adds Moviemate 55 to Projector Lineup, 3LCD Tech, Built-in DVD

Epson's just added to its Moviemate » 8/27/08 6:59am 8/27/08 6:59am lineup of digital projectors with the 55 model. It uses a three-chip 3LCD system for high image quality, a new E-TORL lamp that can blaze up to 1,200 lumens, and has a built-in stereo speakers and DVD player. That's where its interesting though, since that player is just standard…

Photo Tourism 3D-Photo Browser Knocks Spots Off Plain-Old Slideshows

This video, shown at SIGGRAPH » 8/14/08 7:47am 8/14/08 7:47am, demos a re-invention of how to navigate collections of photos. It's the work of a team from the University of Washington and Microsoft Research, using advanced processing to magically create 3D-like environments to explore photos of places and things. The amazing results will,…