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Mars Curiosity Rover Commemorates One Martian Year Anniversary by Taking a Selfie

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Last Tuesday, on June 24th, NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover marked the one Martian year anniversary since it touched down on the red planet and began exploring. And what better way to commemorate this occasion when you’re alone some 57+ million miles away home than by taking a selfie? Read more…

external How Facebook Moved 20 Billion Instagram Photos Without You Noticing —Wired

The Instagram switch was the live migration of an enormous—and enormously popular—operation. “The service couldn’t take any disruption,” says Facebook engineer George Cabrera. Facebook won’t say how many virtual machines were needed to run Instagram on Amazon, but it was in “the thousands.” And the service now stores over 20 billion digitals photos.

 
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Adobe Photoshop Express Finally Makes Its Windows Phone Debut

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Earlier today, Adobe quietly announced the release of Photoshop Mobile for Windows Phone. No longer do iOS and Android users get to have all the fun, Windows Phone has officially been brought into the Adobe fold. Read more…

Breaking: Apple Officially Kills Off Aperture

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The day has come. We all felt it in our bones, but today it has been confirmed by the guys in Cupertino: Apple has stopped development of Aperture, its professional-level photo organization and editing software. Read more…

GoPro Successfully Goes Public, Valued at Over $3 Billion

Yesterday, the moment for which GoPro has been preparing for the last several months arrived: CEO and Founder Nick Woodman rang the bell on the trading floor, and the company went public. Read more…

external The photojournalist held in an Egyptian jail for 10 months without charge —The Guardian

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid… has been held in an Egyptian prison without charge for more than 10 months after being detained on 14 August 2013. In his most recent court appearance, last Wednesday, his detention was extended for a further 45 days.

 
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Canon Patents a Multi-Layer Image Sensor with Five Layers Instead of Three

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Remember the advent of multi-blade shaving razors? Single blades gave way to two blades and then three, four and five. There are even a six+ blade razors out there in case you want a REALLY close shave. Well, a fresh Canon sensor patent has us wondering if the same thing isn’t happening to digital sensors.

Canon has patented a Foveon-like sensor before — a type of sensor, initially implemented by Sigma, that uses individual layers for detecting red, green and blue — but the company’s newest multi-layer sensor patent shows not three, but five layers. Read more…

Uruguay Footballer Accused of Biting Rival Player Claims Photoshop is Involved

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This has got to be one of the stranger Photoshop controversies we’ve ever run across. Usually, Photoshop in the mainstream news means that some model or celebrity has been poorly altered on a magazine cover, but this time around, it’s a football star going after Photoshop, saying it’s being used in a smear campaign against him. Read more…

Nikon Officially Unveils the D810: Touts the ‘Best Image Quality in Nikon History’

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There are two ways to look at an incrementally improved DSLR: either the company missed an opportunity to improve something that has fallen behind the industry standard, or they are leaving well enough alone and not ‘fixing it if it ain’t broke,’ so to speak.

Nikon’s replacement for both the D800 and D800E, the D810, falls into that latter category: an incrementally improved DSLR that probably won’t receive too much flack for it. Read more…

EyeEm and Uber Team Up: Get a Free Ride, Take Photos, Win More Free Rides

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Crowd-sourced taxi service Uber and photo-sharing service EyeEm announced an interesting partnership today: EyeEm will give you $20 in Uber credits no strings attached via a promo code, but if you’re willing to document your Uber travels using the app, you can win even more credit and keep on traveling around town for free. Read more…