How we imagine space
Over the years more and more of space is unfolding before our eyes. It seem every day new systems, planets are being discovered. The space race is back on. Independent companies and government organisations are all talking of going to mars, back to the moon and virgin is going to offer space flight this year - 2018, maybe. The extraordinary images being sent back by Hubble are other worldly and spectacular to say the least. What is surprising is that the worlds offered by the images are imagined.
Apple Announces HEIF
Apple just offered up JPEG’s replacement, and it couldn’t come soon enough.
Apple began telegraphing this move a year ago at the 2016 conference. They had rebuilt the iPhone’s image pipeline to fully support both wide and deep color (capturing 10-bit RAW straight from the camera sensors). The one thing that was clearly missing, though, was a way to save those files without resorting to lossless compression.
1 week to go.
I have spent the last 18 months following Shawn Baldwin of Autofix building his Ford Mk2. Next weekend will be his first outing rallying in the Wyedean Rally in the Forest of Dean. Let’s hope he doesn’t break it. This will be the final phase of the project. Watch this space. The photographs are from the test track.