Andrew Helton, the hacker who obtained nude celebrity photos through a phishing scheme, has just plead guilty to his crimes. His felony could earn him up to five years in prison.Read More
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Hubble's been holding out on us.
The Hubble Space Telescope's life may be winding down, but it's still got some fight left in it. Astronomers revisited some of Hubble's old data with new image processing techniques, and they discovered that Hubble had captured some previously unknown photos of the formation of planets around distant stars, so take a look at what they found.Read More
It's probably our favorite SXSW booth because space.
There's a lot going on at SXSW including this booth by NASA to let tradeshow attendees know that space is still out there. We took a quick look at the booth and learned about how NASA is planning on protecting us all from asteroids.Read More
Astronauts are better at photography than you, but space is kind of an unfair advantage.
Thanks to the Internet, it's now super easy for everyone to see what the Earth looks like from an astronaut's point of view. (Mostly it looks frighteningly far away, but also beautiful.) ISS astronauts have been working on the outside of the station a lot recently, so we've got some of the best pictures they took for you.Read More
Their pics are so cool, they don't even need the filter.
Yesterday NASA hopped on the bandwagon and announced their official Instagram account. In case you forgot, last night NASA also launched the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) at 11:27 pm our of their center in Virginia. So yeah, there's some pretty bitchin' pics up already.Read More
Why Not Do It With Some Style?
One of these bathroom lines is not like the other...
If you're watching Apple's WWDC conference with us right now, you're making a great call for a lot of reasons -- especially if you're a guy who occasionally needs to use a restroom, as evidenced by this photo that comes to us courtesy of CNET's Dan Ackerman. That's a line I don't mourn missing out on. Of course, the bathroom line is only part of the story here -- the real issue is the apparent dearth of gender diversity at one of the biggest tech sector events of the year.Read More
There are few things more amusing than anti-piracy advocates being caught, well, pirating. It's the best kind of hypocrisy, if that's a thing. That's the situation Canadian anti-piracy company Canipre found themselves in this week after it was revealed that they totally didn't receive permission to use a bunch of the images associated with their website. Oops.Read More
Instagram rolled out an update today that finally allows users to tag one another in photos. The update is available now for both iOS and Android platforms. Before everyone gets all crazy about privacy concerns, don't worry, there's a grace period where you can opt out of being tagged. There's also a twee pizza party video outlining the new feature.Read More
While the above picture may look like an asteroid as seen in an enormous cosmic mirror, it's not -- it's much, much cooler than that. This is the one of the latest images from NASA's Cassini probe, which shows two of Saturns "shepherd moons" -- Pandora and Prometheus, and we swear we're not making that up -- seemingly staring at one another down across the planet's rings.Read More
Instagram is often ridiculed for being an app used most often to share images of meals or natural vistas slapped with a variety of filters. Not everyone's meant to be a gifted photographer, but they can at least take passable pictures. Instagram and Twitter used to be the best of buds, and photos snapped with Instagram were once able to be essentially embedded in tweets. As of now, those days are gone. Instagram has gone and dropped its Twitter card integration.Read More
Just when you thought it was safe to start trusting people again, Color's gone and officially announced that their photo-sharing app will be shuttered after December 31st, 2012. This is just the latest development in a series of odd twists and turns for the beleaguered startup. In October, rumors began circulating that the startup would be winding down, and then even more rumors emerged that Apple would be acquiring some or all of the company. At the time, Color said that they totally weren't shutting down. Looks like a lot can change in just over a month.Read More
The United Kingdom has some odd rules when it comes to what's considered offensive. Libel laws and the like in the U.K. tend to receive a lot of flak from the Internet, and perhaps there's a perfectly legitimate reason for this. These laws have wacky consequences and serve as another way to stifle free speech more often than not. For example, a man was "arrested on suspicion of malicious telecommunications" this past Sunday. His alleged crime? Posting a photo of a burning poppy to a social network.Read More
French Court Tells Tabloid to Turn Over Topless Kate Middleton Photos, Fails to Understand Technology
By now, you've surely heard about the Kate Middleton topless scandal. Basically, some paparazzi managed to snap a few pictures of the lady relaxing on a terrace with it all hanging loose and then sold those photos to a French tabloid called Closer. Said tabloid was then sued, and a French court has ruled that they must pay a hefty fine of €10,000 -- which comes to about $13,000 -- each time they're republished. Oh, and they also have to turn over the "original" photos or face even more fines. Yeeeeeah.Read More
In its latest update, Google Translate for Android went Goggles, and brought us the ability to translate words from photos. Which makes perfect sense, because if you can't read it, odds are you probably can't type it. Here's how you use it.Read More