Smartphone Cameras Could Help Diagnose Ear Infections Right At Home

Ear infections, the number one reason parents take kids to the doctor, are an exceedingly common and exceedingly annoying fact of life. But a new smartphone app and accessory could help ease the irritation (of going to to the doctor’s on a false alarm) by promising to diagnose ear infections right from home.


The Best National Geographic Readers' Photos Of 2014

National Geographic has announced the winners of its 2014 Photo Contest, and they are truly amazing.


The Best Camera For Every Parent

If you have kids, the impulse to document every instant of their waking lives is nearly as powerful as the impulse to feed and shelter them. I’ll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those priceless moments.


The Alien And Eerie Beauty Of The Year's Best Microscopic Photos

The Olympus BioScapes Competition never fails to disappoint. This year’s winners are a gorgeous and alien look at the microscopic world of vampire moths and butter daisies and many things in between.


Sony's A7 Mark II Is A Solid Upgrade, But Video's A Bummer

We recently did a quick preview of Sony’s new A7 Mark II, the brand new revision to last year’s full-frame mirrorless camera. Since then I’ve had a chance to spend significantly more quality time with the Mark II, and am ready to ruminate on what’s better and worse on version two.


Photographer Stretches Skin To Freaky Limits Without Photoshop

Dutch photographer Juuke Schoorl explores the limits of human skin in this series of pictures called Rek – stretch in Dutch. To create such patterns and shapes she doesn’t use Photoshop but cheep household materials like nylon fishing rope or tape.


How A Mobile Phone Camera Works, Visualised

Video: Many people know how a camera works — at least conceptually. In practice, it’s not easy to imagine (in fact, it truly blows my mind if I really think of it). This excellent 3D visualisation shows exactly how the photo is taken. Very, very neat.


Gizmodo DSLR Buying Guide: The Best Camera Accessories For Travel

Hitting the road with your DSLR? It’s wise to plan carefully to make sure you take the best possible combination of camera accessories. Alex Kidman Outside of your camera body (or bodies) and lenses, there’s an entire world of accessories to consider.


You Can Discover New Planets With A DSLR 

Wouldn’t it be cool to discover a planet circling a lonely star light years away from Earth? Maybe you’d even get to name it. Actually exploring deep space is hard, but as IEEE Spectrum’s David Schneider points out, detecting exoplanets is pretty simple, simple enough that a basic DSLR and a telephoto lens can do it.


It's Safe To Buy A Point-And-Shoot Camera Again

I’m going to try to convince you that if you have a budget DSLR slung over your shoulder, there’s a high likelihood that you’ll be better served by a point-and-shoot camera. Weird, right? But hear me out.