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You Can Now Turn Your Instagrams Into Shoes

Adidas is letting consumers turn Instagram photos into shoe design Adidas

It was bound to happen sooner or later

Have you ever looked down at your gym shoes and thought, “If only my sneakers were plastered in pictures of yesterday’s Crab Cakes Egg Benedict… then I’d really be fashion forward.”

Yes? Anyone?

No matter.

Adidas thought it would be a great idea to allow consumers to design their shoes with photos they’ve taken on Instagram — finally combining the world of food porn and footwear. By using the adidas Photo Print App, people can print and paste photos on their ZX Flux shoes. And while while adidas suggests buyers slap on their pictures of hamburgers, cherry blossoms and giant rock formations, we have a more hip and with it list of Instagram suggestions: a friend doing duck face, your hot dog legs at the beach, or a very self-aware shot of a circle of your friends’ shoes.

It seems like you can turn an Instagram photo into just about anything these days. There are even Instagram inspired marshmallows. Marshmallows! At least shoes are a more traditional choice. Can’t wait to gram the grammed shoes. Meta is so in right now.

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Barbara Walters: A Career in Pictures

It’s hard to imagine a world where Barbara Walters isn’t on television. After all, this is a woman who entered the news business (as a segment producer on NBC’s Today Show) in 1962 and has been on the air longer than many of her fans have been alive.

But, as she announced nearly a year ago, the groundbreaking journalist will retire from the small screen today after hosting one last episode of The View.

To celebrate her 50 years in television, we’ve assembled a gallery of images from her long and storied career.

 

 

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Feel Good Friday: 21 Fun Photos to Start Your Weekend

From rocket launches to Conchita Wurst, here's a handful of photos to get your weekend started right

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Wildfire Rages Near San Diego

California officials have battled double the average number of blazes so far this year. This latest fire spurred the evacuation of 20,000 homes in and around San Diego

TIME remembrance

Exclusive Pictures of the New 9/11 Museum

An exclusive look inside the museum due to open May 21 dedicated to preserving and memorializing the events of Sept. 11, 2001, as well as educating future generations about the tales of tragedy, bravery and recovery that emerged from that infamous day.

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Feel Good Friday: 12 Fun Photos to Start Your Weekend

From rainbow-colored umbrellas to Miley Cyrus, here's a handful of photos to get your weekend started right

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Apple Is Poaching the Genius Behind Nokia’s Amazing Cameras

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A employee demonstrates the photo capabilities of the Nokia Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone with a 41-megapixel camera after its unveiling in New York City July 11, 2013. TIMOTHY CLARY—AFP/Getty Images

One of the senior engineers behind Nokia's pixel-packing Pureview cameras bids farewell to Nokia, hello to Apple

A senior engineer behind Nokia’s Pureview camera, a 41-megapixel behemoth that took smartphone imagery to new heights of crispness, has confirmed that he will be moving to Apple.

In a farewell tweet to the Nokia team, Ari Partinen wrote that he would “start a new chapter in Cupertino, California.” The move comes at a time of upheaval for Nokia as it completes a merger with Microsoft’s new mobile unit.

Nokia called Partinen its resident “camera expert” during a fashion photo shoot with one of his pixel-packing creations. Apple’s iPhone 5 currently packs a respectable 8 megapixel punch, a relative featherweight compared with Nokia’s Lumia 1020 smartphone.

[TechCrunch]

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Feel Good Friday: 17 Fun Photos to Jump Start Your Weekend

From awesome backflips to a dog in sunglasses, TIME's photo editors have curated a selection of photos that will make you want to scream out, "TGIF!"

TIME Environment

Portraits of the Planet for Earth Day

Looking at the Icebergs, Near Franklin Island, Ross Sea, Antarctica in 2006.
Looking at the Icebergs, Near Franklin Island, Ross Sea, Antarctica in 2006. Camille Seaman

Google+ and TIME teamed up to find beautiful pictures of our planet. Selections made by TIME's photo editors are featured on the massive NASDAQ billboard in Times Square on Earth Day.

The NASDAQ billboard in Times Square features Google+ users' earth day photos selected by TIME's photo editors.
The NASDAQ billboard in Times Square features Google+ users’ earth day photos selected by TIME’s photo editors. Wesley Houser / Google

Mars is nice and Jupiter has a big red spot, but there’s no more gorgeous planet in the known galaxy than Earth. On a day when we tend focus on the threats to the Earth—which are many—we should also take time to celebrate the varied beauty found throughout our home. Google+ collected photos from around the world tagged with #MyBeautifulEarth, and TIME editors culled through the images to find the very best. The pictures that appear below are visual reminders of the Earth’s diversity, from fathomless oceans to glowing volcanoes to alpine glaciers. The only constants are color—and overwhelming beauty. This planet is a never-ending feast for the eyes, which is one more reason why we should try to take care of it, on Earth Day and every day.

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Get Away From There, Prince William

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Britain's Prince William, third left, looks over the cliff edge as he and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, observe abseiling and team building exercises at Narrow Neck Lookout near Katoomba, Australia, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Ryan Pierse / AP

You're making us nervous

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been hanging out Down Under and today they took a trip to Australia’s Blue Mountains to check out some cliffs. As you can see, Kate stood back at a reasonable distance, but William decided to live his life on the edge. Like, almost literally on the edge.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING PRINCE WILLIAM? YOU’RE MAKING US NERVOUS. Please, make better choices.

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