Capturing Alaska on a Cellphone

Glaciers, dogsledding and landscapes remembered through Microsoft Lumia's phone camera and software

Home to seven out of 10 of the largest national parks in the United States (and the federal government happens to be the largest landowner in the state), Alaska is, without a doubt, one of the most unique places in the country. There’s more to The Last Frontier than lots of snow, king crab legs and Denali—and in between generous helpings of reindeer sausage, we …

“Flashcrash Unlimited” at the Widget Art Gallery

The latest solo exhibition in this virtual gallery room, accessible by phone

The Widget Art Gallery (WAG) was created in 2009 by Rome-based new media artist Chiara Passa as a space to show art without any logistical restrictions: any time, anywhere, and for free. All you need to enter the virtual room is a mobile device and an internet connection—so you’re out of excuses not to visit. And due to the personal nature of our handheld devices, …

Intel Pocket Avatars Make You a Cartoon

Real-time facial recognition software that lets you record and share animations from your phone

Intel Pocket Avatars is a new app just released on iOS and Android that might be more cutesy than our usual interest, but the technology behind it is very impressive. In short, the app lets you record messages in real time to a cartoon avatar that recognizes head, mouth, eye and eyebrow movement—like this one. There are a bunch of avatars to choose from including …