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NASA crafts 160-megapixel image of our closest galaxy

NASA crafts 160-megapixel image of our closest galaxy

There's really nothing better than an insanely large image, and NASA created a large one of their own, except this isn't an panorama of a landscape here on Earth. It's an image of our nearest galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. Astronomers at NASA and Pennsylvania State University used NASA's Swift satellite to create the magnificent imagery.

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Google now supports Photo Sphere embeds on any website

Google now supports Photo Sphere embeds on any website

Photo Sphere is one of the new features that comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and since only a small number of handsets have Android 4.2, only a handful of users can experience the Street View-like photos that come with it, and it's limited to only Google services as far as sharing goes. However, Google just enabled Photo Sphere embeds that allow web developers to insert a Photo Sphere onto any website.

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Nikon D7100 overshadowed by fabulous WR-1 Transceiver

Nikon D7100 overshadowed by fabulous WR-1 Transceiver

This week the Nikon D7100 APS-C camera has been revealed with a fabulous new 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor as well as a beastly EXPEED 3 image processing engine. But it may be the WR-1 Transceiver that gains our attention the most here in the current season - this little monster gives your camera some rather excellent wireless control - and range therein. And they're not going to break the bank doing so!

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320-gigapixel panorama of London comprised of 48,640 shots

320-gigapixel panorama of London comprised of 48,640 shots

We don't see a lot of 360-degree panoramas, or at least they're not as popular as traditional panoramas, but a group of photographers ended up shooting a 360-degree panorama of London, and broke the world record for the largest panoramic photograph in the process. The panorama was captured from the top of the BT Tower in London last year.

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59% of top brands now use Instagram

59% of top brands now use Instagram

Analytics group, Simply Measured, states that 59% of Top Brands are now using Instagram, which is an increase from 54% back in November, and a 9% increase quarter over quarter. Instagram's brand adoption rate over the last quarter is one of the highest adoption rates amongst the social media platforms, but it's still behind Pinterest, whose brand adoption rate grew 10% last quarter.

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Twitter improves photo and video viewing in web interface

Twitter improves photo and video viewing in web interface

Today, Twitter has launched some new enhancements to how it handles photos and videos on the service's web interface. Namely, they have made it easier to view either form of media on profile pages and in search results. When users click on a photo from these two places, a larger version will pop up. With videos, Twitter has expanded its list of services whose media show up in media galleries, and instead of just photos, videos now show up on the gallery.

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