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Here Are 40,000 Photos Of Old New York Plotted On A City Map

Over 40,000 vintage photos of New York City from the New York Public Library archives have been geotagged to a Google Map, letting you click right through history on every street corner.


Flickr Might Be Relevant Again Thanks To Magical Image Recognition

Despite being a totally excellent online repository for photos — you get 1TB of storage for free! – Flickr feels like an outmoded service. But a huge new update that adds features and a couple of new apps is a big step towards modernising the service.


Has Instagram Ever Nudged You To Make A Major Life Change?

You may have heard that many New Yorkers — perhaps even people you personally know! — are moving to Los Angeles. But apparently they’re not moving because of the harsh winters or the high rents or the bad Mexican food. They’re moving because of Instagram.


This Photo Of San Francisco Was Shot From Space

Briefly: What an amazing year we are living in! “San Francisco. I almost felt like I was with you as we flew overhead a few minutes ago,” NASA astronaut Scott Kelly posted on his Facebook page directly from the International Space Station. Wish we were with you space station commander!


I Could Spend Hours Gazing At Pictures From Old Science Magazines

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!


Use Smart Folders On OS X To Put All Your Photos In One Convenient Place

Smart folders have been available in Mac OS X since 10.4, but if you’re new to the platform — or haven’t really explored it — then you might not know how useful they can be. These “saved searches” give you instant access to files matching a particular set of criteria, so they’re perfect for picking out pictures taken with a certain camera on your Mac. Here’s how to set it up.


Oh Hai! Amazing Photos Capture New Baby Mountain Lions

Clear photos of wild mountain lions are pretty rare. Crystal clear photos of an entire family — a mother and her two cubs — are unprecedented. These cute little guys live in the Santa Monica Mountains above Los Angeles.


The Story Of The First Photo On The Web

CERN is pimping some images of its newly renovated Large Hadron Collider today. It’s an exciting upgrade for particle physics, but it also reminds me of the very first time CERN pimped some images on the web. In fact, CERN scientists pimped the very first image on the web nearly a quarter century ago.


Some Guy Figured Out How To Delete Every Photo On Facebook

A security researcher recently made a seriously startling discovery. With just four lines of code, he could delete any photo album on Facebook. Zuck’s wedding photos? Zap. Your high school graduation album? Lost forever. Lucky for you, he decided to report the bug to Facebook, which promptly cut him a cheque.


This Simple Video Makes The Best Case For Printing Your Family Photos 

While the family album used to be a staple of any household, we live in a time when most people’s photos remain in their digital form, forever and for always. Even the word printing conjures a fading era of physicality. Then you watch a video like this and are instantly reminded of the very human act of looking at ink on a page.