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Nikon Coolpix P900 Zoom

Video: The Zoom on this Nikon Camera is Absolutely Insane (and Scary)

June 25th, 2015

With so many people taking photos with their smartphones these days, it’s easy to forget that there are still some incredibly cool point and shoot cameras out there. Case in point: the Nikon Coolpix P900. Released earlier this year, the camera boasts a 24-2000mm 35mm zoom equivalent that has garnered rave reviews. Translation? The zoom …

Scott Kelly Astronaut Selfie

How a NASA Astronaut Takes Awesome Selfies in Space

June 22nd, 2015

We’ve already explained how astronauts take showers in space, but what do they do when they’re not freshening up or, you know, engaged in important scientific research? Why, take selfies of course. Now taking a selfie in space, in and of itself, is no big technical feat. But what makes an otherwise ordinary activity all …

Instagram Prints

Meet the man who steals your Instagram photos and sells them for $90,000

May 26th, 2015

It’s well established that anything one posts online these days remains permanently etched on the Internet. The moment a tweet or a photo goes up, it’s practically impossible to scrub it from its new-found digital existence. For most people, this is no big deal as the benefits to be gleaned from sharing items like photos with …

Photography Avoid Windows Reflection Algorithm

How one algorithm could fix indoor photography’s biggest annoyance

May 13th, 2015

Have you ever seen something just outside your window that you wanted to take a picture of but you couldn’t get a decent shot thanks to the annoyance that is window reflection? Don’t worry: Some researchers at MIT have you covered. Mashable notes that MIT researchers have developed a new algorithm for digital camera software …

How to delete your Instagram account

April 10th, 2012

Instagram is a hugely popular social network centered around sharing retro images with friends, and while it continues to add users by the millions, it will likely soon see a somewhat sizable defection in light of recent events. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday announced that Facebook will acquire Instagram for $1 billion. The deal …

Instagram for Android tops 5 million downloads in under a week

April 10th, 2012

Adding yet another positive note to Instagram’s biggest week ever — Facebook on Monday announced that it will acquire Instagram for $1 billion — the company’s new Android application has been downloaded more than 5 million times after less than one week of availability. Instagram launched for Android-powered devices on April 3rd, and it took …

Instagram for Android surpasses 1 million downloads in less than 24 hours

April 4th, 2012

One of the most popular photography applications for the iPhone has quickly become one of the most popular Android apps. Instagram for Android surpassed 1 million downloads less than 24 hours after its release on the Google Play marketplace on Tuesday. The Android application opened its pre-registration last week, attracting more than 430,000 users. When the service …

Instagram for Android now available in the Google Play store

April 3rd, 2012

One of the most popular photography applications ever to hit Apple’s iOS platform is now available for Android. Instagram allows users to capture photos and edit them using a number of filters that give images a unique retro look. Pictures can then be shared with other Instagram users, and also shared on Twitter, Facebook or …