Wingsuit flyer Patrick Kerber didn't seem to be daunted by the idea of jumping from the top of a mountain to a dark void—only slightly illuminated by a red flare he holds in his hand—to take a picture. It's true that the resulting photo is stunning but also one of the craziest and most dangerous stunts I've ever seen.
Mammut is celebrating its 150th anniversary climbing 150 peaks around the world and capturing stunning images like this one: A group of mountain climbers atop one of the highest peaks in the Bernese Alps, in Switzerland. This is how they made it:
Next time you're stuck for someone to play Pictionary with, don't despair. Now you can always get a game against a computer and, reassuringly, you'll probably win.
Windows 8 has a new feature called picture password. It's really flashy: you pick a favorite photo and then you draw gestures on it with your finger (tap a nose, circle a head, connect two boobs). It's cool, but not very good.
Here's a simple DIY project from Kitesurfer that'll let you charge your devices without the distracting clutter of power strips and wall worts.
This is a 40,000 megapixel, 280,000 x 140,000, 360 degree picture of the 868-year-old Strahov Monastery Library in Prague, Czech Republic. A lot of numbers, right? Here's more: the gigantic picture is actually made up of 2,947 different images that added up to 283GB and took over 111 hours to stich together.
When I think about mirages, I think of two things: Vegas and the scorching hot desert (I guess that's one thing?). I never think about the cold, though. Hell, I never even knew mirages happened in the cold!
Most HDTVs look perfectly fine straight out of the box these days, without any sort of professional or DIY calibration. But if you want to crank up the quality just a little bit more, it's much easier than you think.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you need to take a covert photograph (or ten)? Camera Camouflage is a super sneaky iPhone app that is voice activated and masquerades as a phone call.
A woman finds herself at a shooting gallery. She wants to shoot. If she hits the target, a picture of her will be taken. She hits. That was 1936. She did the same thing almost every year after that.
Unless the blades of this airplane propellor can defy gravity and float, the iPhone's camera totally distorted reality with this picture. How did this happen? No, it's not Photoshop. It's because of the camera's "rolling shutter".
Here's a textbook example of how not to restore a movie. On the left, a frame from the original Predator, released in 1987. On the right, the same from Fox's forthcoming Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition, starring bizarro, wax-figure Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Intrepid reader Yves Milord snapped a pic of what might be the first error message seen on a Microsoft Surface. UPDATED
The picture is all we have to go on, so what we can tell is this; it looks like an iPhone, but that probably isn't a real touchscreen. Sadly, we doubt it will be making any calls either. You know what they say; if it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck, chances are it is a duck. Well, in light of that…
We've seen awesome Tesla coil art many times before, and the latest addition to the catalog is no exception. With Christmas decorations, a vehicle anti-theft device and allied soldiers all getting the Tesla treatment, it was only a matter of time before the humble laptop entered into the realms of electrical…
We know you can find an occasional bargain on Craigslist, but this takes the biscuit: documents actually detailing a merger between Apple and Nintendo. We knew Nintendo and Apple were up to something—has no one else noticed all the plastic white styled similarities? C'mon you guys, it's just makes sense! Now, we're…
Ever wondered what Mac Dock and Exposé look like with 150 apps running? Well, wonder no more, friend. Wonder no more. Rest assured, however, everything gets ludicrously tiny. Now, we're not too sure who'd be using 150 apps simultaneously, except for maybe that dude at the end of The Matrix who manages to confuse the…