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Is photographer Peter Lik’s ‘Phantom’ really the world’s priciest picture?

Photographer Peter Lik sold his work “Phantom” for a world record $6.5 million. But the high price tag has raised eyebrows about the sale’s authenticity.


Instagram rolls out five new filters, first in two years

Bored of using the same old Instagram filters? Well, thanks to an update rolled out Tuesday, you now have five new ones to choose from. You can also move your filters about, bunching together your favorites while shifting the others out of the way.


Zoom over yacht fires, Chernobyl, and volcanoes in the most amazing drone videos

As you might expect, there's no shortage of drone films on the Web, given how affordable the miniature aircraft have become in recent years. We've sorted through the masses to provide a list of the best videos captured via drone, whether your prefer to watch…


Rock out to this neighborhood’s amazing synchronized Christmas light display

A neighborhood in Yucaipa, California synchronized all their Christmas lights to flash in time to Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Wizards of Winter." The video was taken by a drone, so... bonus points?


Tired of JPEG compression artifacts? BPG is the solution

JPEG is now over twenty years old and the versatile image format is showing its age. A French programmer as proposed an alternative that offers better quality at any given file size, but don't expect to see it adopted overnight.


Tech Gifts for the Adventurer

From durable-yet-lightweight fabrics to hot plates that recharge your cell phone, tech is finding its way into outdoors gear. Yes, you’re supposed to be communing with nature, not your gadgets – but we think some well-chosen tech can make a trip even…

Buying Guides

This 4K display turns digital art into an analog experience (and that’s OK)

The Depict Frame is a specialty 4K display designed for the sole purpose of showcasing art in ultra-high resolution. You get framed art that you can constantly update, simply by using Depict's iOS app.


Zano mini-drone will follow you around to take selfies, shoot video

Tapping into the growing popularity of personal flying drones, the Zano is a miniature drone that has the ability to autonomously follow around the owner utilizing a Wi-Fi connection with a smartphone.


Adobe updates Photoshop Mix with enhanced features, faster performance

Just a few months after launching Photoshop Mix for iPad, Adobe has an update that adds new features and enhanced performance, including support for larger image files, panorama images, and full-resolution photos.


Google applies new 3D imagery to NYC, San Francisco maps

Using new cameras and algorithms, Google has rebuilt 3D images of buildings and landmarks in New York City and San Francisco, making them look more realistic. The enhanced rendering effects are coming to other cities in 2015.


Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s short film, made entirely in 4K with Samsung’s NX1

To show off the 4K potential of its new NX1 camera, Samsung partnered with actor/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt on a new short film. Shot entirely in 4K Ultra HD, you can watch the film here.


Instagram user base breezes past 300m mark, overtakes Twitter

Instagram just keeps on growing – the Facebook owned media-sharing service said Wednesday its user base now stands at 300 million, leaving Twitter, with its 284 million users, in the dust.


Oscar-nominated stop-motion director premieres new film shot with Nikon D810 DSLR

PES, an Oscar-nominated director known for his stop-motion animation, used a Nikon D810 DSLR to shoot his latest film, Submarine Sandwich – a surreal short about the making of a popular food item.