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Hotel WiFi Speed Test Can Keep You Well Connected When Traveling with Your Camera

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Want to make sure you can upload your travel photos quickly from your hotel room? Hotel WiFi Speed Test is a service that can help you plan ahead when you’re roaming the world with your camera.
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Lytro’s Interactive Light Field Images are Now Viewable in Full Glory on 500px

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One of (if not the) main challenges Lytro faces as it attempts to bring light field photography into the mainstream is the fact that there aren’t a lot of places you can actually experience the ‘living’ images where they’re, to use Lytro’s vernacular, alive.

Most places just don’t support viewing of the interactive images, and while Lytro has taken some steps to remedy this in the past, the company just took what amounts to a giant leap. Read more…

Google Now Passive-Aggressively Calls Out Flash Websites & Portfolios in Search Results

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Just a few years ago, Flash websites were all the rage. Now, Flash is a dying technology due to its inefficiency across the board. But, despite being less relevant than ever and incompatible amongst a plethora of devices and platforms, some photographers still insist on having a flash website to show off their work.

Thus, in an effort to ensure that the use of outdated technologies is diminished, Google is now passive-aggressively calling out Flash websites before visitors even click on the link.

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Human Clock Crowdsources Photos for Each Minute of the Day for Creative Timekeeping

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Crowdsourcing can lead to some incredible creations. One such creation is an interesting little website called the Human Clock. It’s an online clock that’s created with photographs from people all over the world. The website asks people to write down the current time or find it in a creative manner, snap a photograph, and then send it in.
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What Flickr Looks Like On a 25-Year-Old Macintosh

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What was it like to browse Flickr back in 1989? We don’t know, because Flickr didn’t exist then. However, thanks to a clever setup from Flickr user Jeff Jackson, we get a little glimpse at what it would be like.

By tweaking a 25-year-old Macintosh SE/30, Jackson decided to browse around the web to see what websites looked like and how they functioned. He ended up giving Flickr a go and the above screenshot is what he was presented with. According to Jackson, it took a full five minutes to load just one Flickr page; just a bit slower than the second or two it takes now.

(via TUAW)


Image credits: Macintosh SE/30 on the 68k MLA Flickr Page by Jeff Jackson

external Dropbox Makes Syncing Your Large Files Faster —Engadget

Dropbox notes that it was able to accomplish this by overlapping the upload and download phase of the file synchronization, meaning it can use its servers to push the data to your device, rather than letting your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop do all the work.

 
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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‘Cities at Night’ as Captured by Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station

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Since 2003 astronauts have been snapping up photographs of our beautiful planet from the International Space Station. All of these photographs have been archived together into a resource called The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. It’s through the utilization of this resource, as well as a database compiled by Spanish Astrophysicists that a little project called Cities at Night exists.

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external B&H Officially Announces Free Expedited Shipping Program —The Digital Picture

B&H has upgraded its shipping program to give their customers free expedited shipping for orders over $49. Depending on where the order is destined, arrivals will range between 1 and 3 days.

 
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external Eyefi Connected Adds Compatibility with 300 New Digital Cameras —Eyefi

Eyefi… today announced that more than 300 digital camera models now include Eyefi Connected functionality. In achieving this milestone Eyefi Connected is by far the most widely adopted technology for connecting digital cameras to a wireless SD card, providing customers with the easiest and most capable connectivity solution on the market.

 
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Google+ Photos Update Brings Snapseed-esque Functionality to the Browser

Google’s acquisition of Nik Software some time ago caused quite a stir in the photography community. Creators of a number of plugins, filters and the editing app Snapseed, Nik Software had a lot to offer Google in the world of photography.

And little by little, as Google has continued to improve its photo platform and services, more and more influence and integration from the acquisition is making its way to the end user. Case in point is Google+ Photos’ latest update, which features a number of Snapseed-esque editing tools. Read more…