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Redesigning One Of Google's Most Useful Tools

Google Images is a great product, but there are a few areas where the user experience and design could be better. So, I spent a few days refining it. Too lazy to read? Jump to the bottom and watch the video for the tl;dr.


This Is What Your Average Instagram Picture Looks Like

If you’ve ever wondered what the average Instagram picture looks like, then wonder no longer. The web app Metagramme lets you create an average image based on the last 32 pictures you uploaded to Instagram.


This Clever Image Search Could Change The Way You Find Pictures Online

Compared to searching for text, searching for images is super hard. But a new way to index and navigate through averaged images — those blurry composites that pull together millions of images into one — could radically change the way that we search for photos or products online.


Neurocam Analyses Your Brainwaves To Take Photos For You

Pressing a button is so 20th century. And winking or asking Google Glass to do it for you seems like quite a lot of effort too. So, for the truly lazy, Neurocam analyses your brainwaves to work out when you want a picture taken.


Nokia's 'Black' Windows Phone Update: RAW Photo Support, New Apps, More

The latest update to Nokia’s Windows Phone build (which expands upon Microsoft’s GDR3 release), named Black, brings with it some features you may be surprised to learn Nokia handsets didn’t already contain… but here’s a big one for you: It also brings RAW support, not available on any smartphone before.


Google+ Now Works As A Serious Photo Editor, Provided You Use Chrome

Google+ is now rolling out many of the image adjustment tricks included in its Auto Awesome feature as manual tools — if you use the right browser.


Photographs From Hurricane Sandy, Visualised

This might look like your car’s speedometer, but it is in fact a clever visualisation of photographs taken during Hurricane Sandy last year. Part of a Digital Humanities project called Phototrails, the radial plot shows 23,581 photos uploaded to Instagram in Brooklyn area during Hurricane Sandy last year.


9 GIFs That Make Perpetual Motion Machines A Reality

Just imagine what it would be like if we could generate free energy. No need to worry about pollution, fuel, effort or anything. It’s no wonder so many people have tried their hands at building perpetual motion machines. And, thanks to the magic of GIFs, none of them ever has to fail.


Awful JPEG Compression Turns Romeo & Juliet To LB"8DJ IHR:?S

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo. Even if you failed English class, you’d recognise that phrase anywhere. It’s from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. But would you recognise this phrase: O Romep+ Rpldo wiepffnre arr!riov Romep@. That’s Shakespeare too. If Shakespeare was compressed over and over again by JPEG.


You Can Now Put Images In Your Facebook Comments

Facebook has been doing a lot of work on its comment system between threaded replies and emoticon support. Now (finally?) you can throw images in there too. Brace yourself; the image macros are coming.


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