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Photography

JPEG vs. PNG: When and why to use one format over the other

JPEG vs. PNG: Which one is better for your needs? While there’s a lot of math going on behind the scenes, it boils down to a few key differences that make each format better in specific situations.
Emerging Tech

An amateur astronomer just discovered a long-lost NASA zombie satellite

While searching for transmissions from spy satellites in orbit, amateur radio astronomer Scott Tilley discovered signals from a NASA satellite called IMAGE that was thought to have been lost more than a decade ago.
Photography

OmniVision’s new image sensors will bring zHDR technology to smartphones

OmniVision’s second-gen smartphone sensors will have more dynamic range and less noise thanks to a collection of new technologies housed inside 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel sensors.
Photography

Rumor: Teaser image shows Kodak might release a smartphone on October 20th

A recently released photo from Kodak teases what appears to be a dedicated shutter release button bearing the Kodak logo on the side of a smartphone device. This wouldn't be Kodak's first foray into smartphones.
Web

Buying an outfit is as easy as googling an image with new Shop the Look feature

Google's new feature, known as "Shop the Look," allows users to do more than covet a look sported by a fashion blogger -- it lets them shop the exact product simply by tapping through on an image and exploring the relevant products shown."
Emerging Tech

Scientists create first ever inkjet-printed image that changes when you rotate it

Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have created a 2D inject printing technique that displays one image when the material is held straight and another image when the material is rotated.
Emerging Tech

Google Inceptionism may be cooler than the real thing

The Google research lab has effectively "trained" artificial neural networks by showing them millions of images whose features are recognized by layers of artificial neurons.
Mobile

HTC One E9 shows off its glossy plastic design on Twitter

The photo, which was released by @upleaks earlier today, shows the device from several angles, revealing traits like a glossy back made of plastic and an unusually large camera lens
Mobile

Galaxy S5 Zoom images leaked, name changed to K Zoom

A new leak for the Galaxy S5 Zoom has surfaced, thereby confirming previously leaked specs for the upcoming phone/digital camera hybrid such as a 20-megapixel camera with 10x zoom and a Xenon flash.
Web

Stunning view of Andromeda – 2.5 million light years away – captured by super telescope

A team of astronomers has captured a remarkable view of the Andromeda galaxy using an ultra-high-resolution camera attached to its Subaru super telescope in Hawaii. The feat will pave the way for an ambitious 'cosmic census' project.
Photography

Record-breaking 320-gigapixel photo shows London in incredible detail

The folks over at 360Cities have just unveiled their most recent work – an enormously detailed panorama shot of London comprising over 48,000 individual photos stitched together to form a record-breaking 320-gigapixel image.
Photography

Machu Picchu gets the gigapixel treatment, historic site shown in stunning detail

Thanks to a 15.9-gigapixel photo of Machu Picchu that's just hit the Web, you can now visit the historic site without actually having to go there – something that would make conservationists very happy indeed.