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Why Spoiling Game Of Thrones Is Not As Heinous A Crime As You Might Think

We’re three episodes into the fourth season of Game of Thrones now. That’s enough time for regular watchers of the show to have settled back into their regular Monday night watching schedules, avoiding spoilers in the afternoon (if they want to).

If you do happen to run across a spoiler or two before you watch the show, though, it’s not the end of the world.


HD Video From Space Makes The World's Tallest Building Look Like A Toy

Static, low-res satellite imagery is so passé. Watching HD video from space satellites is the future, especially when looking down on the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.


Sony A6000 Camera Review

Pretty much all mirrorless cameras — Fujifilm X and Samsung NX, to name a couple — with APS-C size sensors can take a damn fine picture these days. The Sony a6000 does its best to stand out with a pinch of style and updated tech, but it’s still largely the same as the camera it’s replacing, 2012′s NEX-6.


Amazing Satellite Image Cutouts Turn Infrastructure Into Intricate Art

Human civilisation has littered the natural terrain with sprawling megastructures too big to be entirely seen from the ground. But when seen from above, isolated from their surroundings — as in the work of Jenny O’Dell — these vast tangles of organised chaos will wreak even more havoc on your sense of scale.


Chase Jarvis Breaks Down His Most Essential Photo Gear For Any Job

“Essential” gear is a relative term. Each situation and budget has its own necessities. But this video of noted photog Chase Jarvis explaining his core kits is a solid breakdown of how to be ready for any situation.


10 Incredible Images From This Year's Smithsonian Photo Contest

Every year, Smithsonian Magazine launches a photo contest culling the most amazing images from a globe’s worth of submissions. Here are our 10 favourites from the pool of finalists.


Pentax 645Z: The Medium-Format DSLR Gets A Major Sensor Upgrade

Medium-format digital cameras are out of reach for most, but Pentax has been providing ones on the “affordable” side (under $10,000), for a few years now. Their new guy, the 645Z, packs a brand new, friggin large, 51 megapixel CMOS sensor.


The Best Gear For Your Outdoor Photo Expeditions

For photographers, the end of daylight saving means getting a jump on your night shoots, as well as having a spring in your step for taking amazing sunrise shots the next day. If you’re heading out into the wilderness to grab the perfect shot, here’s what you’ll need to consider.


Panasonic Lumix GM1 Review: A Bite-Size Mirrorless Camera With Pedigree

When Panasonic introduced the Lumix GM1 late last year, it was met with equal parts confusion and wonder. Is it really a good idea to pair such a tiny size with interchangeable lenses? To be honest, we’re still not quite sure.


Sony's A7s Low Light Test Shows Off Crazy Ability To See In The Dark

Sony’s recently announced A7s boasts some pretty mind-boggling light sensitivity. Even though the camera hasn’t reached the hands of the masses yet, Sony posted this low-light test to give you an idea of its ability to laugh at darkness.


Amazing Photoshop Job Turns Dozens Of Pictures Into One Seamless Image

Image compositing is a common practice in digital art and advertising. But the crazy extent of it is often completely invisible. Like the image above, which is made of a few dozen separate pictures. This GIF — posted to Reddit — peels back the layers of one meticulously crafted scene.