How do Computers Translate 3D Worlds Into Pixels?

Computers love to think in triangles to create 3D representations of the real world—but how do you represent those intelligently constructed objects as flat 2D shapes on a screen? This video describes exactly how 3D models are turned into pixels. Read More >>

LG's Made a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 Smartphone Display with 538 PPI

Hot diggity. LG just announced an insane 5.5-inch smartphone screen that has pixels that must be made from some sort of mixture between dense diamond sparkles and unicorn blood paint. More seriously, the 5.5-inch AH-IPS LCD display's resolution is 2,560 x 1,440 (Quad HD) and packs 538 pixels per inch. That makes it the highest resolution and ppi for a smartphone panel ever made. Read More >>

This Is What Each Season Looks Like in a Million Pixels

Shin Seung Back and Kim Yong Hun combined one million pictures of each season using one million photos from Flickr tagged spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each picture filled up a pixel (with the dominant colour of that picture actually filling the pixel) and voila, you have one million pixels showing you what the season looked like. Read More >>

How Michael Crichton Gave Birth to the Movie Pixel

Pixelation: we rely on it today to obscure nudity and lewd gestures on TV. But did you know that we have a 1973 Michael Crichton sci-fi film called Westworld to thank for the image-blurring digital effect?
Crichton—who was relatively inexperienced at the time—wanted to create something that, onscreen, looked like a blurred digital machine. He first turned to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab but they require £130,000 and nine months, both of which were deal breakers. So Crichton sought out John Whitney, Jr., the son of a famed experimental filmmaker. Read More >>

This Fantastic Website Shows How Far Mars Really Is from Earth (Spoiler: It's Faaaaar)

This ingenious website made by David Paliwoda shows how far Mars is from Earth in a metric all us Internet lovers understand: pixels. If Earth was a 100 pixels wide, how far would Mars be? To start off, the moon would be 3000 pixels away (and 27 pixels wide). Mars? Read More >>

Check Out The Whole History of Display Resolutions In One Big Stack

Computer screens have come a long, long way in the past decade and a half. With all these retina-grade, impossible-to-discern-the-pixels resolutions floating around, it's hard to believe we used to deal with displays as low as 640x480 back in the day. This is what all that resolution evolution looks like all in one place. Read More >>

The iPad Mini's Screen Isn't Retina But Its Pixels Are Super Small Compared to the iPad 2

The biggest beef that people will have with the iPad Mini (other than price, that is) is that it doesn’t come with a pixel dense Retina Display. It’s the only new iOS device—iPad 4, iPhone 5, iPod Touch—that doesn’t have one. But it turns out, its screen is still much better than the iPad 2 because its pixels are smaller. Read More >>

There Is Something So Scary About This Pixelated Hood Mask

Attention all ye hoodlums, thugs, and general ne'er do wells: the days of the wooly ski mask are over—at least, over for 333 of you. Read More >>

US Army's Pixellated Camo Uniform Is a £3 Billion Failure

Whereas pixillation is usually very successful at obscuring images otherwise unfit to be seen, the US Army is £3 billion in the hole, with its pixellated camo uniform (introduced in 2004) being dubbed a colossal mistake. Read More >>

These Pixelated Glasses are the Definition of Computer-Geek Chic

Paris-based eyewear designer Dzmitry Samal gives a whole new meaning to the idea of so-called hipster glasses, with his pixel-inspired "5DPI" frames. Read More >>

The Resolution of the iPad 3's Retina Display Compared to the iPhone and iPad

Chris Koerner was curious about what the oft rumored resolution of the iPad 3's Retina Display would look like compared to previous iOS devices, so he whipped up a little image that compared each devices' resolution against each other. The 2048x1536 screen would dwarf everything. Read More >>


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