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How To Keep Your Phone From Sending Your Photos To The Cloud

Automatic photo upload apps have freed us from a cumbersome world of USB cables and memory cards, and generally speaking it’s great to have your pictures sent to the Web automatically. Sometimes, however, it’s not so great.


Get Lost In This Map Of 170,000 Photos From Depression-Era America

Some of the most haunting images of the US were captured from 1935 to 1945, as the country emerged from the depths of the Great Depression and rallied for World War II. A team from Yale has collaborated on one of the most visually stunning interpretations of the era, called Photogrammar: 170,000 photos from the period, plotted on a map of the country.


Photographing The Perfect Plume Of Smoke Requires Thousands Of Tries

Talk about an ethereal subject. Pure smoke is about as intangible and unpredictable as anything you could think of putting in front of your camera. These beautifully frozen images were the result of literally thousands of attempts by photographer Thomas Herbrich.


Pixlr, A Great Online Photo Editor, Is Now Free On The Desktop

If you haven’t tried out Autodesk’s fabulous Pixlr, a capable photo editor in the browser, you should. It’s good. Now, it’s available as a free desktop program for Mac and Windows.


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.


Google's Photo Service Might Finally Escape Google+

After Google just announced that it would be dropping the Google+ requirement for business videoconferencing this week, the search giant is planning to set loose its (fantastic) photo service, according to Bloomberg. If and when it does, you’ll be able to take advantage of this pretty handy photo tool without any unwanted ties to Google+.


Splendour In The Grams: A Live Instagram Feed Of The Byron Bay Festival

One of Australia’s biggest music festivals, Splendour In The Grass, kicks off this Friday in Byron Bay. The festival experience can be perfectly summarised in Instagram collages, but there’s never been a great way to view all the social action in one place. Until now. Enter Splendour In The Grams, a real-time social Splendour collage from the designer of the Triple J Warmest 100 prediction chart.


Did You See The Meteor Over Melbourne Last Night? Twitter Did [Video!]

There must have been some eager stargazers out tonight in Melbourne and parts of Sydney! A bright meteorite with a long tail reportedly streaked across the sky at 9:45pm AEST. Did you see it? Update: now with awesome video!


How 70-Year-Old Machines Make Chrome's Tough, Cheap Sneakers

Cycling outfitter Chrome Industries makes solid gear that’s designed to last even the hardest rider for the long haul. To make its super tough new sneakers, it picked up 86 World War II boot making machines from Slovakia. The $US85 Forged Rubber shoes they make will kick the crap out of your Chucks.


Feral Parrots Of Tokyo Are A Spooky Presence Flocking Above

Birds are a traditional subject of nature photography, and usually are seen as specimens of beauty. But the parrots that soar and roost around Tokyo are portrayed in the work of Yoshinori Mizutani quite differently.


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