The curious little eyestalks of a snail eclipse a garden gnome as the wee cephalopod cruises around a camera in an internet stranger's backyard.
It's the 10th anniversary of when visual artist Kyle McDonald set up a webcam app on Macs at an Apple store that sent mugshots of shoppers to an online gallery [archive.org]. Apple's response was overbearing and censorial, firing out legal nastygrams citing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to get Tumblr to take it all… READ THE REST
The Chronos Ring is a circular bullet time array of 48 Chronos high speed cameras, capable of recording 68 gigapixels per second – 720p at 72000 frames per second. Chronos was a successful crowdfunding project. Here's a breakdown of the camera body: Image: YouTube / tesla500 READ THE REST
Ever wonder how people get those following shots of jumping off cliffs, etc.? One way is with a monopod like the Fpolev, demonstrated here by Steven Donovan. Here's a shot he got with one that extends to 35 feet and required a diver to retrieve. Image: Instagram / fpolev READ THE REST
We all know the chaos that ensues when your home is suffering through Wi-Fi problems. In this day and age, you might as well just turn off the electricity. Your home basically becomes Frontier House, with everyone plunging back into a pre-internet age that feels more and more alien by the day. For homes dealing… READ THE REST
Who says you have to worry about creating a compelling narrative or realistic dialogue or any of those other storytelling conceits. Instead, people love watching other people play video games, which have all that other stuff already built right in. In case you thought that was just a fad, well, you haven't been paying attention… READ THE REST
While prohibition was originally undertaken to reduce crime and corruption among other social problems, clearly it had what could almost be viewed as an opposite effect. During the 13 "dry" years from 1920 to 1933, unlawful production and sales of liquor through bootlegging and speakeasies were rampant. Thankfully those days are long behind us and… READ THE REST