Ever had the feeling your high-resolution desktop wallpaper isn't looking quite as fantastic as you thought it should? It could be because Windows 10 actually compresses the image, presumably to save space. Windows users have been complaining about the problem for months. Luckily, there is a way to make sure you're always seeing the best-resolution image on your display.
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Whether you're gasping at the beauty of Earth or the wonder of modern-day architecture (or both), there may well be times when you need to quickly download all of the pictures on a particular page — even if you just want some new phone backgrounds to use. One such tool for the job is the I'm A Gentleman extension for Chrome.
While it's easy to forget just how many things are actually in the public domain, the New York Public Library is very much into making sure that its collection is as available as possible. Which is why over 187,000 public domain images were put online yesterday.
Life was basically impossible without Photoshop. The process and tools it took to get images and type set just the way you wanted took an eternity. There were no shortcuts! You needed a rapidograph pens, T-squares, rubber cement, exacto knifes and so much more just to do things Photoshop now does in one or two clicks.
Where do planes go when they die? If they're part of military history, they head to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group in Tuscon, Arizona. It's a storage and repair site for military aircraft, but it's also a final resting place where you can find dilapidated Polish fighter jets and broken missile rails about to be destroyed.
Well, this is awkward. Flickr's seemingly impressive image recognition system is making some embarrassing slips when identifying black people and concentration camps, according to the Guardian.
I have owned four Wi-Fi routers in my life. Without exception, they have all been blocky, joyless objects that brought nothing but pain and frustration into my life (and, y'know, wireless internet). If the access points had been hidden inside the USS Enterprise, however, things would have been oh so different.
Briefly: If you're on the lookout for a good old-fashioned internet time-suck, head over to the Tumblr scienceisstrange, where one hero has scanned a great many pages of over 300 issues of SCIENCE magazine from 1950-1980. The collection is full of great ads, illustrations, and photos depicting retro-gadgetry and science in all its halftone printed glory. That's a wrap on the next few hours for me. See ya!
Video: Most of the gorgeous images of distant galaxies we all keep in our minds were captured by the lens of The Hubble Space Telescope. But those lens can only take black and white images. The colour is added afterwards according to "the wavelengths of light that different elements emit in space". This is how they do it.
Think back to the last wedding you went to. Or the last birthday party. Even the last nice dinner. Odds are you took multiple photos, dozens even. Maybe you even uploaded one to Instagram. But have you looked at any of them since? Or sent them to anyone? Probably not. And, if you did, it wasn't particularly easy.