Many of us use Google Maps before planning a trip. But a young Italian student Matteo Archondis used it in a way more creative way. He created a hyperlapse trip around the world using nothing but screenshots from Google Maps. It takes you from Rome to Kyoto; from the deepest ocean to the highest peak – in 3,305 Google Maps images composed in a smooth hyperlapse video.
For those who hate having to actually get up off their computers and leave the house, photography can be a potentially tricky prospect. Now, Nvidia have presented the world with a possible solution to this problem in the form of Ansel; An in-game “camera system”. Ok, so it’s not really photography, but it is quite an interesting technology.
The Ansel photo mode allows you to step outside of the game’s predetermined destiny for your character, and allow you to position your camera and compose your shot with a fully free form camera, with full 360 degree stereoscopic abilities viewable on a range of devices including your mobile phone.