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This Artificial Neural Network Will Tell You If Your Selfies Suck

Ever wondered how your own selfies compare against the internet’s vast amount of artistically crafted narcissism-laden self portraits? Turns out, there’s an AI for that.

NASA Captures North Sea Algae In Full Bloom 

Every summer, the population of algae in the North Atlantic reaches a peak, with the blue-green colour of the phytoplankton causing the ocean to visibly change, even from space.

Instagram Is Finally Fixing Its Crummy Resolution

Instagram is a great way to share over-emojied pictures of fireworks with friends, but for years, pictures have been limited to a fairly-pathetic 640 x 640. Now that it’s not 2009, and most high-end smartphones have screens that can handle the pixels, Instagram is (finally) upgrading to HD.

There’s A New Social Networking App From The Creator Of SimCity

Whether or not we actually need another way to to be social through our smartphones, we have one. It’s called Thred and is slightly weird, slightly cool and a little bit confusing.

9 Simple Photography Tips That Will Make Your Pictures Look Better

Here are nine rules about basic photography composition from famed photographer Steve McCurry that will instantly make your pictures look better. You know some of them already — rule of thirds, etc — but it’s nice to see them illustrated with great pictures and be reminded of the most important rule of all: that you can — and should — break them.

How To Take Photos Of Fireworks With Your Phone

It just wouldn’t be New Year’s without the climactic boom of fireworks. If you want to keep that memory all year — or at least share it with all of your friends on Instagram — these tips will help you get lovely photos with your phone, even if you’re not a pro.

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.

These Three Toys Look Exactly The Same But Only One Is An Actual Toy

Two of the three toys above are not toys at all but rather printed pictures perfectly mimicking the detail and look of the other toy. It’s a wonderful illusion, a can easily rolls over the first two objects (the printed pictures) and gets stopped by the third object (the actual toy). If you never saw the can roll over the pictures, you wouldn’t even be able to tell the difference between the three objects.

Freezing A Fighter Jet In Mid-Air With 30,000 Watts Of Flash

It can be hard to take a good picture of something moving relatively fast, but it’s really hard to take a good picture of a jet moving at 600-ish kilometres per hour through the sky. Yuri Acurs, stock photographer extraordinaire, tried to tackle that challenge with excess — in the form of 30,000W of flash.

Everybody Probably Has These Dumb Pictures On Their Phone

The best camera is the one you have with you, they say. What they don’t tell you is that if that camera is your phone, it also doubles as the worst camera because of all the stupid pictures you have saved and forgot about in your camera roll.

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