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Wikipedia's Articles Are Printed and Bound to a Massively Tree-Killing Book

In a strange exercise regarding our ongoing fascination with how much crap is actually one the Internet (answer: a lot), U.K.-based photog/artist Robert Matthews printed out all 2,559 featured articles on Wikipedia and bound them in a massive, footstool-sized tome. We have a couple of questions: Why didn't he use a double-sided printer? Is that paper stock unnecessarily thick? Why are his shoes...

Microsoft Stitches Together Cell Phone Photos to Create 3-D Models

Microsoft researchers have whipped up an impressive new cell phone app that turns camera-phone snapshots into 3-D models. The app is similar to Microsoft's Photosynth, which stitches together images to recreate 3-D environments. But Photosynth simply created the illusion of 3-D; this new project actually analyzes images, and maps depth by comparing how objects appear in different photos. ...

Prankster Duo Lovingly Retouches Facebook Photos, With a Splash of Derp

If you're a prankster with a modicum of Photoshop skills, you'll probably want to get in on this one. Oli and Alex are charmers who use their innate artistic abilities to seriously piss off their hapless friend James. As Oli puts it: "I like going onto my friend's Facebook page, taking photos of him, changing them slightly, then putting them back up on Facebook. He doesn't like me doing this."...

Green-Screen Tech Comes to iPhone With 'Kromath 3' App

If you have an iPhone and $20 to burn, you can now do your best impression of a weatherman, or Michael Jordan in 'Space Jam' -- thanks to the new 'Kromath 3' chroma-keyer app. Simply snap a photo of yourself in front of a solid-colored wall, and you'll have as many bizarre-o self-portraits as you could ever want. ...

Designers Visualize Wi-Fi Networks With Light Painting

Norwegian designers Timo Armall, Jørn Knutsen, and Einar Sneve Martinussen recently came up with a cool way to visually represent the invisible Wi-Fi networks that blanket our urban spaces. After constructing a Wi-Fi measuring rod capable of displaying signal strength as bars of light, the trio set about photographing it throughout various neighborhoods in Oslo. Measuring four meters...

Camera Tech Could Let You Refocus Your Blurry Shot After You Take It

Pelican Imaging has developed a prototype imaging system for cellphones with 25 tiny cameras, which take 25 separate pictures and combine those into one bigger, better image. Instead of using a single, large lens and sensor, Pelican's camera array technology uses multiple lenses and sensor to capture light images, adds some 3-D depth and gesture control, and could even let users manipulate a...

Read This: Shooting a Protest? Trash the Tripod, Keep the SD Cards

 When the Internet is working in Egypt, the bandwidth is fine and everyone can use Twitter, Facebook and so on to their heart's content during riots. Indeed, I confidently predict injuries among excitable Twitter users who are so intent on getting the latest development out first that their eyes are cast down to their screens - even as rocks are flying toward their heads. Photographer Stephen...

Hipstamatic Launches 'Chunky' Glam NY Fashion Week Lens

The go-to app for iPhone-obsessed glamour shooters, Hipstamatic knows its audience well enough to launch the new 'Chunky' lens at New York Fashion Week. Developed by fashion photog Chiun-Kai Shih, the lens will be available until February 18th for free, and then as part of the illustriously named SOHO pack, which has a stark noir offering and a lens inspired by "mysteriously aged darkness found...

Fashion Week in Images: Tumblr Leads the Way

By distilling Fashion Week into its purest form -- the photo -- Tumblr succeeds in creating a starkly meaningful landscape in which one can really enjoy the aesthetics of the week. No retweets, no "@"s, just streams and streams of images. As a service, Tumblr is embracing its role as the world's best inspiration board, a repository for the bloggers and reporters who capture the lovely digital...

Flickr Accidentally Deletes 4,000 Photos, Offers Polite Apology to Photographer

A Zurich-based photoblogger named Mirco Wilhelm is really, really upset today, because Flickr accidentally deleted his account, along with some 4,000 of his online photographs. The mishap occurred a few days ago, after Wilhelm sent in a support ticket to complain about a user who was posting photos that appeared to be stolen. The Flickr staff member who received the complaint mixed up the two...

The Slow-Photography Movement, Palm's webOS Tablets

Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Read: The slow-photography movement asks what is the point of taking pictures? What gets lost is the idea that photography might force you to spend time looking at what is in front of you, noticing what you might otherwise ignore. Film score report The main-title music returns at...

Multicolored Ink Droplets Bouncing Off Water Dazzle the Eyes

Inspired by raindrops, a German software engineer created some dazzling photographs of ink bouncing off the surface of water, a phenomenon that would normally be invisible to the naked eye. According to The Daily Mail, amateur photographer Tobias Brauening rigged a circuit board to trigger a camera shutter, and to open three valves at the same moment. Each valve drops a different color of ink...

Lady Gaga Unveils Polaroid's Grey Label Line, Including Video-Camera Glasses

Lady Gaga returned to CES this year, reprising her role as top-billed celebrity eye candy and creative director for Polaroid. We waited, and waited -- just as we did last year -- to get a glimpse of the petite diva among a throng of sweaty journos, industry affiliates and even a greasy fan or two. Gaga finally appeared, after Polaroid Chairman Bobby Sager was literally booed off the stage by the...

First X-Ray Picture of Lightning Taken

Think, for a moment, about lightning. With all our talk of sci-fi and high-tech, we often forget that, in our world, since long before the dawn of man, rays of fatal electricity have shot down from the sky to stab the earth. Crazy. And it's crazier still to think that we've never tamed it -- never used it to power our personal hovercrafts. Of course, before the other day, we'd never taken an X-ray...

High-Speed Video Captures Sculptor's Thrown Liquids

Last week we covered Edward Horsford's impressive images of exploding water balloons, and we just recently stumbled upon Shinichi Maruyama's stunning slo-mo video and photos of thrown liquids. The Queens-based sculptor tosses ink, paint and water with his hands, and shoots the infinite variations with a high-end Phase One P45 camera. Don't miss the video after the break....