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Google Earth's New Imagery Is So Much Better

Remember how we told you that the resolution of Google Maps' satellite images would soon be improving? Well, it's not the night and day double the resolution just yet, but today Google has begun rolling out much-improved 3D images to Google Earth. New York and San Francisco are the first to get the high-res treatment,… » 12/11/14 12:21pm 12/11/14 12:21pm

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,…