• 12 great gifts for photography lovers

    You can get a lot of neat gifts for the photographer in the family or friend group once you starting thinking outside the camera body. These are just some ideas at a range of different price points to satisfy the shutter bugs out there. A picture may be worth a thousand words… but a good, useful gift for a photographer can be priceless if it means getting that killer shot. Read More

  • Framebridge adds $17M in funding as it takes custom framing mainstream

    Framebridge adds $17M in funding as it takes custom framing mainstream

    We throw around the word disruptor a lot in the startup world, especially at TechCrunch. But Framebridge, a custom framing startup launched in 2014, is actually worthy of that title. And today Framebridge is announcing they’ve closed a $16.7M Series B round, with  Gordon Segal, co-founder of Crate and Barrel joining in as an investor. The round means that the startup has now raised… Read More

  • Twitter’s latest feature prompts you to tweet your updated profile picture

    Twitter’s latest feature prompts you to tweet your updated profile picture

    Twitter is rolling out a new feature designed to increase the amount of visual content in users’ timelines and encourage more tweets and replies: it’s prompting users who have just updated their profile picture to post a hashtagged tweet about the change. The tweet will be appended with #NewProfilePic, which can then be seen by all the users’ Twitter… Read More

  • Flickr Comes To Gear VR With 360 Degree Photo Viewing Experience

    Flickr Comes To Gear VR With 360 Degree Photo Viewing Experience

    Flickr’s 15 billion photos are there for our consumption at any time, but beyond seeing static photos there hasn’t been much of an experience upgrade over the years for diving into the world around you. Today, Yahoo has announced a new Flickr experience powered by Oculus for Samsung Gear VR. The team says that over the years, users have uploaded “tens of thousands” of… Read More

  • Never Forget A Face With NumberSnap

    Never Forget A Face With NumberSnap

    Have you ever been in, let’s say a discotheque, and gotten caught in a whirl of names, numbers and faces that you just can’t keep straight? Happens all the time. Luckily, NumberSnap just became available for Android on Google Play. The premise of NumberSnap is that sometimes, you just can’t remember what your new friend from the night before looks like. Because reasons. Read More

  • Epicurator Launches A Restaurant Review App To Create A Network For Dish Reviews And Pictures

    Epicurator Launches A Restaurant Review App To Create A Network For Dish Reviews And Pictures

    Looking for the perfect foodgasm? Epicurator, a new iPhone app, thinks it has what it takes to satisfy your needs. In the sea of online customer reviews, ratings and what people now know as “foodstagrams,” one more food-driven app has just launched in the market. Epicurator users review food on a dish-by-dish basis, which are then aggregated into an average restaurant… Read More

  • Tumblr Puts More Focus On Photos With Photoset, Its New Standalone iOS App

    Tumblr Puts More Focus On Photos With Photoset, Its New Standalone iOS App

    Tumblr is a company that has built a platform that seemingly morphs every single time I visit it. One of the most popular features of the service is its ability to share photos, and then of course watch them spread throughout the network quickly. Today, Tumblr announced a new standalone photo-sharing app called “Photoset”, which allows you to group some pictures together, share them… Read More

  • Behind The Scenes At B&H

    A photographer named Linhbergh Nguyen bought a camera from B&H photo in New York, a camera store run by Satmar Hasidic Jews in a manner that more resembles Katz’s Deli with its arcane ticketing/receipt system than a retail establishment. On the camera he found some shots inside what appears to be a testing lab in the store, which is interesting but not the real draw. Read More

  • How Piaget Watches Are Made

    Up in the mountains of Switzerland watch movements are made. Down in the city of Geneva watches are borne. The contrast between the people who make the inside of watches and the outside of them is a benefit to the industry. You want watchmakers to be focused, hard workers who dedicate their lives to building high performance mechanical machines. On the other hand you want designers to be… Read More

  • Video: System Instantly Generates 3D Head Models From 2D Photos

    I am well aware that this piece of technology isn’t the first of its kind, but this new system [JP] that converts 2D photos of faces into 3D models looks quite powerful. According to its makers, two researchers from Japan’s Waseda University, the 2D pictures are converted in just 1.2 seconds and require nothing but a conventional web camera. Read More

  • MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt Watch Hands-On

    Max Busser, founder of MB&F, remarks that the HM4 is the most legible MB&F watch yet. He is actually quite right. It is the only Horological machine with a traditional looking dial. Round and clear, it is quite easy to read with its Arabic numerals and luminant covered hands, especially given its orientation on the wrist. I actually love reading this watch. Right next to the time is… Read More

  • Hands-on with the Entourage eDGe dualbook

    I received the Entourage eDGe review unit the other day, and have been playing with it quite a bit. A full review is coming soon, but suffice to say that I like what I’ve seen so far. Here are a handful of photos to whet your appetite for my forthcoming review! Read More

  • Snow camera goggles film your epic crashes

    You gotta check this out bro, it’s a pair of sweet snow goggles with a camera built in. What a great way to record those gnarly shreds and crashes on the slopes. These come from Liquid Image, who released them before CES to try and stand out from the other announcements we’re expecting this coming week. Read More

  • Greetings, Space Ranger!

    It seems that our own Greg Kumparak has been kidnapped by Space Pirates and is now being forced to grab hold of metallic, disembodied breasts and swing them too and fro in order to free himself from Space Prison. Either that or Greg had too many fish tacos and is suffering in a fever dream. Read More

  • The XP login: The new BSOD

    Former CGer and current PopMecher took this photo of a huge public display sporting a big fat XP login. It’s escpecially grand that this is in the United Red Carpet lounge. Nothing’s too good for frequent fliers, even failing to implement Windows in Kiosk mode. Read More

  • Windows 7 screen grabs look better than they sound

    So Microsoft’s Sinofsky had a pretty good dance with CNET about Windows 7, really not saying much of anything. But a picture’s worth a thousand words, right? Howzabout a ton of pics? We can confirm these are indeed screen shots of the current build of Windows 7 as it will be introduced in 2010, but keep in mind that’s three years away and many changes might be made. Read More

  • Fifty photos from the new Apple Store in Boston

    From the hordes of rabid Mac fans to the cheering employees to the famous musicians and professional athletes, here are fifty photos from today’s Apple Store opening.                                            … Read More

  • Macworld 2008 Keynote: Walt Mossberg is here

    If Uncle Walt is here, then something AMAZING will happen. Read More

  • Macworld 2008 Keynote: We're there

    [photopress:TEMP_Image_2_2.jpg,full,left]Peter and Matt are fine and in line and they’re sending images slowly but surely over the air. Hickey just sent one entitled “Welcome to San Francisco.” Ha! Soy! [photopress:TEMP_Image_2_3.jpg,thumb,pp_image][photopress:TEMP_Image_2_1.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Read More

  • Mysto: Exclusive first pics

    What’s small and slim and super-secret? The Helio Mysto. Just tore open the box. Review and video to come. Read More