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  • Opinion: DARPA's Cutting-Edge Video Searching Program Gets Boost

    We've already completely conquered text searches and gained a handle on image recognition software too, but video remains to be a tricky bit. DARPA might have the breakthrough to finding untagged video with no searchable text.

  • News: How to capture audio with Soundflower

    Your Mac is capable of producing sound as well as playing sound channeled from outside sources—devices plugged into the Mac’s USB- and sound input ports as well as audio streamed from the Internet. Wouldn’t it be great if you could captures some of those sounds for later listening? You can. And you can for free with Soundflower. Here’s how it works.

  • How-Tos: How to email images and documents with Windows Live Mail

    I am unable to send pictures or documents to Windows Live Mail using the 'Send to' instruction. Live Mail is the default program, but the options are greyed out and can't be altered. I have tried using Windows Live Photo Gallery and Word.

  • News: Adobe ships CS 5.5 updates

    The Creative Suite update unveiled last month began shipping Tuesday, according to Adobe.

  • Opinion: 5 Tips for Shooting Dramatic Silhouettes

    As any horror movie director will tell you, what you don't see is often scarier than what you do. And while filmmakers know that the unseen can certainly be scary, photographers rely on the fact that often it's just plain dramatic. That's the idea behind silhouettes, which engage you by masking details in inky black shadows. By coyly hiding important elements of the photo in plain sight, silhouettes are some of the most iconic elements you can add to your photography repertoire. In the past, I've covered the basics of shooting silhouettes. This week, let's look at five things you can do to take better silhouettes.

  • News: iPhoto update adds new card themes, fixes bugs

    On Tuesday, Apple released the latest update to iPhoto 9—aka iPhoto ’11. iPhoto 9.1.2 adds new card themes to the app, as well as provides the obligatory improvements in “overall stability” and addresses a number of other minor issues.

  • Feature: Alternatives to the PlayStation Network

    We've put together a list of alternatives to the currently offline PlayStation Network: ways to play games against your friends online, download media and network socially, all using your PC.

  • How-Tos: How to convert videos into an iPhone compatible format

    As well as being great for staying in touch on the move, smartphones are also great entertainment devices and allow users to listen to music and play back videos on their handset. Apple’s iPhone is no different, although it only supports video files in the MP4 format.

  • How-Tos: How to edit photos on a Google Android tablet

    Most of us tend to snap an awful lot more digital images than we ever did when old-fashioned film was around. Back then, taking a picture was always a little bit of a gamble, mainly because you didn't know what the end result was going to look like before you spent time and money getting it developed.

  • News: Sony delays launch of 3D camcorder due to parts shortage

    Sony is delaying the launch of its 3D Handycam video camera by roughly a month due to difficulty securing parts following the March 11 earthquake in Japan.

  • News: Sony delays launch of 3D camcorder due to parts shortage

    Sony is delaying the launch of its 3D Handycam video camera by roughly a month due to difficulty securing parts following the March 11 earthquake in Japan.

  • Feature: The five best video-related downloads

    Your PC or laptop can be used for more than just surfing the web, checking email and work-related tasks such as creating spreadsheets or typing letters. There's a whole host of multimedia applications that allow users to watch video and TV on their PC, but check out these free utilities can help you do more when its comes to video on your computer.

  • How-Tos: How to recover photos and contacts from a mobile phone

    I purchased Data Doctor SIM Recovery software to retrieve some messages and photos I accidently deleted from my smartphone. I have bought two different card readers so far and neither of them has worked.

  • Feature: 10 things killed by the smartphone

    How many consumer products and services are being killed off by the big, bad smartphone?

  • News: WoodWing announces support for Adobe Creative Suite 5.5

    WoodWing Software has announced that its updating its digtial publishing tools for use with Adobe's Creative Suite 5.5.

  • News: Google Video Swept Out in Spring Cleaning

    Looks like Google is doing a little spring cleaning and the latest on flop service to be swept under the rug is Google Video.

  • News: Bugs & Fixes: Flash, iOS, and Xcode

    Another week, another roundup of the latest troubleshooting news.

  • Fuji FinePix X100 digital camera

    Fujifilm has launched its first retro-style compact digital camera. The X100 is a fully manual 12.3Mp digital camera built from magnesium-alloy and with an APS-C (DSLR-sized) sensor crammed into its frame.

  • News: NAB 2011: NewTek adds stereo 3D support to LightWave 10.1

    NewTek is showcasing LightWave 10.1, the latest version of 3D software, at NAB 2011 in Las Vegas. LightWave 10.1 has new tools including off-axis stereoscopic camera rigs, an improved Viewport Preview Renderer (VPR), more powerful import and export capabilities with FBX, MDD, and integrated Autodesk Geometry Cache support and a new Skin material node.

  • News: Acorn 3.0 brings layer styles, live gradients, more

    Looking to do some graphics work without all the bulk and expense of Photoshop? Flying Meat’s Eddy-award-winning image editor Acorn provides a lot of the functionality for a fraction of the price, and the latest update, version 3.0, adds even more in the way of features.


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