Weekend Humor: Facebook Acquires Snapchat, Millions of Lewd Photos Leaked

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Image courtesy of command+shift+4 on my MacBook Pro

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Several days after acquiring Whatsapp, Facebook has announced that it has reached a deal with Snapchat for $20 billion. The move came after Snapchat realized how much it could stand to make if it were acquired by the blue titan of social media. Snapchat’s CEO Michael Williams restarted talks with Zuckerberg and the two solidified the terms of the acquisition. Unfortunately, a security leak led to millions of lewd photos going public. Continue reading…

Weekend Humor: The Nikon Df’s Buttons and Dials are Just Bells and Whistles

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Heralded as the anti-A7, the Nikon Df was met with lukewarm reaction. In a video about the Df, a National Geographic photographer spoke about Nikon without really saying anything about the Df. Reports say that the production assistant in that video was waving a paycheck instead of a cue card. Still, the photographer didn’t really say anything of substance about the Df. Most of the blasé attitude towards the Df stems from its design. “Too many bells and whistles,” say the people. An anonymous source inside Nikon said, “Yeah.” Continue reading…

Weekend Humor: New “Luz” Camera Takes Photos for You

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As cameras get smarter, it’s no longer about the image you want to take, it’s about the image you should take. Digital photography’s shot in the foot is that you can hold the shutter down in burst mode, and take shots until the cows actually come home. The folks at Luz Camera, a small outfit out of Sao Paolo of all places, said, “F*** that s***.” They made a camera that will take the image it thinks you should take.

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Weekend Humor: iPhone App “Selfie” Offers Snarky Commentary for Self-Portraitists

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Maxine Williams is a self-professed “self-iPhone-ographer”. Ever since she acquired her iPhone 5 in October, every photo she’s taken has been of herself. Her friends aren’t sure if she even knows that there’s a front-facing camera, but whenever they’ve tried to raise the point that she takes far too many self-portraits, she’d bare her teeth and growl. So, when the “Selfie” was featured in the App store last week, Maxine downloaded it immediately. Selfie’s developer touts it as the “#1 app for self-portraitists”, but they failed to mention that the app talks to you while you take a photo. The commentary left Maxine in shambles

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Weekend Humor: Take Your Child to Work Day Backfired Horribly at B&H as Children Got Lost in the Conveyor System

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For years, B&H would not allow its employees to join thousands of other institutions on Take Your Child to Work Day. The higher-ups at the photo megalopolis felt that it would distract the floor employees, and more importantly, they’d have to buy more bags of that candy that everyone sees but no one eats. In an effort to promote the image of a family-friendly environment, the head honchos gave Take Your Child to Work Day the green light, but they had it take place the Thursday before Passover, five weeks ahead of schedule. With Easter right around the corner, Catholic camera consumption slumped, so having kids on the floor would have been less detrimental. The grand masters of B&H did not, however, think that the bloody conveyor system would have been an issue.

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Weekend Humor: Hipster Extraordinaire Trent Janssen Releases Picasso Instagram Extension; Renders All Images Cubistically

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The real world just isn’t enough for Trent Janssen. Thoroughly dismayed after being rejected an entry to an exhibition, Trent decided to take on the art establishment again through the use of his iPhone. After downing several cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon and an organic free-trade GMO-free tofurkey burger, he sat at his computer and wrote a substantial amount of code that resulted in an Instagram extension that renders images in the Cubist mode because “nobody does Cubist things anymore”. Modern art scholars voiced their vitriol and Instagram responded by taking it down. Yet another rejection for Mr. Janssen. We reached out to him again to hear his side of the story. Continue reading…

Weekend Humor: Adobe Set to Release CS7; CEO Says, “Don’t Even Try”

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Editor’s Note: this post is not at all meant to be taken seriously. It is all just in the effort of good fun and a new experiment that we’re trying.

With Photoshop CS6 quickly approaching its first birthday, Adobe decided to ramp up efforts to release the next generation of its Creative Suite software.

CS6 brought a wealth of new features to the table that, more often than not, took the editing out of editing. Among them was the Content Aware Patch that could fill in a portion of the photo that wasn’t there originally. Say your landscape is marred by an unsavory boulder, you can send it back to the depths from whence it came with the Content Aware Patch which could replace it with the rest of the grassy knoll, if you like.

Rumors have abounded about what Adobe would work into CS7. There have been wish lists and hit lists for features that many wanted added and killed in the next iteration. Internal memos leaked to us have shed an interesting light on what Adobe’s engineers have been creating.

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