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Artificial Intelligence

AI Is Now So Good That You Can’t Trust Your Eyes Anymore

By | Dec 4, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The newest groundbreaking AI tech? Unsupervised image-to-image translation. It allows you to auto-generate a different photo based off of an input photo. Essentially, it’s lying to your eyes. The research paper on the subject of image manipulation, published today by Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS),…

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Survey: People Are Even Stressed Out by the Photos on Their Phones

By | Oct 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

In 2017, people are more stressed than ever. Some of that’s down to the political climate, but entire demographics are reporting more stress than before: Teenagers have more high anxiety, while startup founders regularly discuss their higher rates of stress and depression and one…


15 Must-See Burning Man Fashion Photos

By | Sep 3, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Burning Man has turned into a place where celebrities, technology entrepreneurs, and thought-leaders go in search of a unique “off the grid” experience with others. With the Burning Man week wrapping up soon we thought it would be fun to share some of the…


Microsoft Paint Killed in the Latest Blow to Nerd Childhoods Everywhere

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm

First they came for Pluto, demoting it from a planet to the demeaning “dwarf planet” in 2006. Then, a full year ago, the final VCR production company, Funai Electric, closed its doors. Blockbuster and Radioshack have similarly faded from memory. Now, the latest blow…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ecommerce Tricks to Make Your Product Page Photos Pop

By | May 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

If you want to succeed in the ecommerce game, it doesn’t matter what you’re selling. Look around the internet and you’ll be able to find anything. However, once they land on your page, customers will focus on one thing, the product photo. If your…


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Giroptic iO Makes 360° Photos on iPhones a Snap

By | Jan 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Let’s be honest; you take your smartphone everywhere. Whether you’re looking for a way to capture a lively party or just need a loyal companion to keep you company in the bathroom, these little devices have become part of your family. And if you want to…

Tips & How To’s

Here’s How to Recover Lost Photos and Data on Android and iOS Devices

By | Sep 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm

You’ve probably felt it before: that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when, by accident, you’ve deleted a picture, contact or text message that you needed. In a second, all that important information gone, forever. It’s just not fair! Well, maybe not forever. Thankfully, there…


FAA Loophole Lets You Fly a Tiny Drone Registration-Free

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Care to buck authority and stick it to the man? Get a flock of .54-pound drones. Any drones that weigh under .55 pounds are free to fly, according to the official drone-regulating legislature from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). You have the right to bare…

Startups & Apps

Flag Offers Free Photo Prints, a Great Marketing Campaign

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm

The photo print startup Flag just emerged firing on all cylinders this week. It’s an impressive concept, but I’m almost more impressed with the smart marketing behind it. Here’s why both are so good. Ad-Supported Model for Physical Photos Makes Sense Flag lets you order…


Snapchat Explores Image-Recognition Tech for Ads

By | Jul 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Snapchat has filed with the United States Patent and Trademark office for technology allowing it to use image-recognition to apply filters or assorted types of ads to a relevant image within its image-sharing social platform. The patent, released today, was initially filed in January 2015….

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Audio Can Give Our Photos New, Powerful Meaning

By | Jul 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm

When Dave Keene was diagnosed with colon cancer he had a troubling thought. What if his son never remembers his voice or hears his stories? “I am passionate about providing people with an innovative way to preserve and share memories forever in the most…

Startups & Apps

This App Finds Your Best Nine Instagram Photos of Year

By | Dec 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm

It’s that time of the year again – a time to reflect on the year gone by and try to remember all your favorite moments. Luckily, you’ve captured many of your favorite meals, lattes and furry friends through your Instagram. Phew! And, thanks to 2015bestnine, you…


This Is How Ridiculous We Look at Attempting the Perfect Instagram Photo

By | Dec 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm

You’re out at a bar, the movies, or a farmers’ market. Then you see it: a group of people, or maybe just one person, taking a ridiculous amount of photos, trying desperately to nail that perfect angle and shot. We’ve all seen it, and…



Turn Your Instagram Photos Into Video With Iconosquare (formerly Statigram)

By | Dec 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm

It’s time to reflect on the year that was 2014, and just like last year, turn your Instagram photos into video thanks to Iconosquare (formerly known as Statigram). For those of you unfamiliar with their service, it offers a dashboard that analyzes your Instagram account with statistics…


Tech Addiction Won This Year’s National Geographic Photo Contest; Tech Addiction Won Over Our Lives

By | Dec 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm

This year, National Geographic received more than 9,000 entries from across the world for its annual photo contest. Renowned for featuring some of the best photography on the planet – from animals in their natural state to depictions of human malaise – the publication holds…



Piximity: A Young Developer Creates a Location-Based Photo-Sharing App

By | Nov 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

Daniel Shaffer made his first app and released it on Apple’s App Store the day the platform launched in 2008. At the time, there were only 500 apps listed, and his simple illusions contribution didn’t make a huge splash. Today, at 22, he’s lived his entire…



PictureLife Aims to Replace Native Photos App and Become the Smart Home for Photos

By | Jul 7, 2014 at 3:07 pm

If you’re familiar with the native Photos app in iOS, then you know that in terms of photo management and storage, it’s pretty standard fare: you can sort pictures you’ve taken into albums (but, I mean, you won’t/don’t – but you can, if you…