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Google Street View Trekker Goes To ‘Dead City’ Google Street View Trekker Goes To ‘Dead City’

Google is releasing some new Street View imagery from the abandoned Hashima Island, which is known by “Dead Island” or “Dead City” from the James Bond flick Skyfall. Google announced the imagery in a Japanese blog post, and shared this …

Google Lends Out Its Street View Trekker Google Lends Out Its Street View Trekker

Google has launched a pilot program for third-party organizations to borrow its Street View Trekker camera backpack device, to enable them to contribute imgagery to Google Maps. One partner is the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), which has already …

Artist John Paul Caponigro Gives Google Talk Artist John Paul Caponigro Gives Google Talk

Artist John Paul Capronigro recently gave an “At Google” talk, which Google has now made available to the general public. In the speech, he talks about his creative process. “He shows how each discipline and different modes of operating with …

BuzzFeed Sued For Millions Over 1/30 Of One Of Its Photo Compilations BuzzFeed Sued For Millions Over 1/30 Of One Of Its Photo Compilations
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A photographer is suing popular viral content site Buzzfeed over a photograph it used in a collection back in 2010. The photographer is seeking $3.6 million in damages. The plaintiff, Kai Eiselein of Idaho, posted the photo to Flickr back …

Google Adds 1,000 New Street View Destinations To Google Maps Google Adds 1,000 New Street View Destinations To Google Maps

Google announced a huge update to its Street View imagery today, with the addition of over 1,000 new locations around the world, including locations in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada. “Planning on stopping by Singapore this summer? …

Yahoo Acquires GhostBird Software To Integrate With Flickr Yahoo Acquires GhostBird Software To Integrate With Flickr
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Yahoo just keeps on acquiring companies.This time it’s GhostBird Software, which the company will use to enhance the recently enhanced Flickr even further. GhostBird makes the photo apps KitCam and PhotoForge2. “We’ll integrate many of the mobile photography experiences from …

Nature Photographer Art Wolfe Speaks At Google Nature Photographer Art Wolfe Speaks At Google
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Art Wolfe, the famous nature photographer recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available for public viewing. “For those who associate Art Wolfe solely with nature photography, be prepared for a startling revelation,” the company …

Google Street View Adds 9/11 Memorial, Hurricane Sandy & Central Park Imagery Google Street View Adds 9/11 Memorial, Hurricane Sandy & Central Park Imagery

Google announced on Wednesday that it has added new New York imagery to Google Maps Street View, including imagery of neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy, a tour of the 9/11 Memorial, and 360-degree imagery of Central Park. “To create a …

Wayne Miller Dies: Photographer Was 94

Wayne F. Miller, the photographer best known for his portraits of black America in post-WWII Chicago, has died. He was 94. Miller got his start studying banking at the University of Illinois at Urbana, only doing photography work on the …

Reddit Makes This Old Man’s Day By Restoring His Old Navy Photo Reddit Makes This Old Man’s Day By Restoring His Old Navy Photo
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Reddit is good for a lot of things, mostly because it’s simply made of up a huge group of people. When a community pulls together it can be capable of some pretty incredible things, and in the reddit age, sometimes …

Dad Recreates Old Baby Photo With Grown-Up Son And A Bottle Of Beer
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One of the biggest hits on reddit today is titled “‘Before and after’ pic done right”. (image) It seems to be inspiring the community. The top comment from user euphwes says, “This is actually pretty clever. My daughter is on …

Wikimedia Launches Wikimedia Commons App For Android, iOS Wikimedia Launches Wikimedia Commons App For Android, iOS

The Wikimedia Foundation announced the launch of a new app for Android and iOS, which allows you to quickly upload photos to to Wikimedia Commons, its free image repository. The app enables you to upload multiple files and share uploads …

Check Out This Google Street View Hyperlapse Video Check Out This Google Street View Hyperlapse Video

Teehan+Lax Labs has put together a Google Street View “hyperlapse” video. It’s pretty cool: Google Street View Hyperlapse from Teehan+Lax Labs on Vimeo. Luckily there are no dead bodies or people having sex featured (though it does go through the …

Tour A Creepy, Abandoned Shark Museum With Google Street View Tour A Creepy, Abandoned Shark Museum With Google Street View

Google is really onto something with Street View, and the company is really just getting started, now that it’s got the Trekker out on missions. Still, while Google has had a tremendous amount of outdoor imagery for quite sometime, the …

Google Street View Has An Image Of People Having Sex On The Side Of The Road [Only Mildly NSFW] Google Street View Has An Image Of People Having Sex On The Side Of The Road [Only Mildly NSFW]
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You can find some interesting imagery on Google Maps Street View. It’s no wonder, given the efforts the company takes to produce it. They’ve even gone so far as to design special equipment to get imagery from the places where …

Google+ Adds Full-Size Photo Uploading From Desktop Google+ Adds Full-Size Photo Uploading From Desktop

Google announced that it has added the ability to upload full-size photos from the desktop on Google+. This follows a similar feature previously launched on Android. Google’s Jon Emerson discusses the update in a Google+ post: Jon Emerson19 hours ago …

Google Takes The Trekker To The Arctic For Street View Imagery Google Takes The Trekker To The Arctic For Street View Imagery

Google announced today that it is debuting the Trekker for the first time in Canada, as it lends the devices out to some locals. Earlier this year, Google launched the first Trekker-based imagery for the Grand Canyon. Trekker is a …

Google Gives Us A Street View Tour Of Lucas Oil Stadium Google Gives Us A Street View Tour Of Lucas Oil Stadium
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Google has posted an interactive photo tour of Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts. The company says this is the first imagery of of inside an NFL stadium in Google Maps, leading us to believe there will be …

Look At Google’s Beautiful New Grand Canyon Street View Imagery Look At Google’s Beautiful New Grand Canyon Street View Imagery
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Google continues to expand its Google Maps Street View coverage into more and more interesting places. While things like “The Gates of Hell” may not actually be real, Google has recently expanded imagery for Hawaii, the Arctic, Zoos, Tsunami-ravaged buildings, …

It’s My Food and I’ll Instagram It If I Want to: A Defense of Amateur Food Photography It’s My Food and I’ll Instagram It If I Want to: A Defense of Amateur Food Photography
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Apart from posting a copious amount of baby photos on Facebook (nobody cares and your kid isn’t even that cute anyway), and going overboard with the politically-charged rhetoric (nobody cares and your opinion is stupid anyway), there’s not really a …

Awesome Timelapse Shows Construction of Backyard Ice Rink
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This is a timelapse video of a man constructing a giant backyard ice rink. So yeah, you want to watch it. Prepare to be jealous. “More than 28,000 individual photos combine to follow the construction of the ultimate backyard ice …