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  • News: Google launches film rental service for Android devices

    Google has launched a film rental service for Brits with devices running Google Android.

  • News: Cisco to acquire video delivery startup BNI

    Cisco Systems plans to acquire BNI Video, a privately held provider of video delivery software for service providers, for about US$99 million.

  • News: Make custom tones for your iPhone

    Among the multitude of features in iOS 5 is the ability to at last use custom sounds for alerts. Custom ringtones have been around for several years, but extending that feature to an iOS device’s other alerts, like voicemail or text messages, has been a feature long sought after by iPhone users. Until now, iOS device users have had to limit themselves to merely the limited—and often bizarre—tones offered by Apple.

  • News: Create scalable vector halftones in Illustrator

    One of the hardest things to accomplish in vector illustration is a halftone, which is a way of reproducing a monochrome image using only dots of varying sizes. Halftones are especially important for graphic artists working with a limited number of colors (in poster or t-shirt designs, for example), because they give nuance to otherwise flat artwork. Moreover, vector halftones can be scaled to any size without showing pixelation.

  • News: Adobe to fix Flash flaw that allows webcam spying

    Adobe is working on a fix for a Flash Player vulnerability that can be exploited via clickjacking techniques to turn on people's webcams or microphones without their knowledge.

  • News: Lytro Cameras On Sale Now: What You Need To Know

    Camera maker Lytro is now taking pre-orders for its much-hyped light-field cameras that promise to let you snap a picture and refocus it later on your computer or the camera's touchscreen.

  • News: Sony delays new camera launch due to Thai flooding

    Sony said Thursday it has been forced to postpone the launch of a new camera and cut production of another because a factory in Thailand has been affected by the widespread flooding there.

  • News: Hands-On: Lytro Light-Field Camera Offers Flip Simplicity, Futuristic Features

    Earlier this year, camera start-up Lytro provided an enticing sneak peek of what their first product could do. Using a light-field sensor--the likes of which had previously only been seen in science labs and supercomputer-connected arrays of hundreds of cameras--the camera could record data about light travelling in every direction through 3D space. In practical terms, that means that the camera's photos can be refocused after they're shot.

  • News: Canon announces EOS-1D X DSLR camera for pros

    Canon has announced the Canon EOS-1D X DSLR, a high-speed, 18-megapixel camera that replaces the company’s EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models. Aimed at professional photographers and cinematographers, Canon’s latest offering features increased speed, a brand new image sensor, a high density AF (auto focus) system, and more.

  • News: PlayStation Vita to go on sale in Americas, Europe on Feb. 22

    Sony's PlayStation Vita portable game console will go on sale on Feb. 22 in the Americas and Europe, Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, announced at Web 2.0 Summit.

  • News: Use of BBC iPlayer on tablets surges

    The number of tablet PCs used to access the online catch-up TV service, BBC iPlayer, continue to surge.

  • News: Polycom buys ViVu for Web videoconferencing

    Polycom has acquired ViVu, a provider of software for embedding videoconferencing in websites, for an undisclosed sum.

  • News: Judge boosts ActiveVideo's award against Verizon

    A federal judge has boosted the award to cloud-based TV provider ActiveVideo in its patent lawsuit against Verizon Communications to US$140 million.

  • News: Video Game Uses Brain to Control Action

    Video games often require children to use their hands to control the action, but a new one released by a collaboration that includes an Australian researcher invites kids to use their brains -- literally.

  • News: Throw This Camera Ball to Take a 360-Degree Panorama

    Researchers at the Technische Universität in Berlin have come up with an ingenious Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera. The concept device is a throwable multi-sensor camera about the size of a cantaloupe that snaps a single, instant 360-degree panorama.

  • News: Remains of the Day: No Siri, that's my baby

    The iPhone 4S meets its match in the team at iFixit, Apple may add movies to the cloud, and one Apple executive gets a lengthy write-up. The remainders for Thursday, October 13, 2011 are down for the count.

  • News: Samsung HMX-Q10UN camcorder offers ambidextrous operation

    Once in a blue moon, there's a product with a new feature that’s not only cool, but something people will actually use. Such is the case with the Samsung HMX-Q10UN’s unique ability to let you quickly swap it between hands with barely a pause in shooting.

  • News: Polycom brings video meetings to iPads, Android tablets

    Mobile is the new frontier of videoconferencing, with several vendors bringing mobile devices into the fold for video meetings. Polycom is set to become the latest, with high-definition calling capability on the Apple iPad, Motorola Xoom and Galaxy Tab.

  • News: How to mask soft, undefined edges in Photoshop

    The most difficult objects to mask are those with soft, undefined edges. This is a common issue in photos snapped using a wide aperture (or too close to the object), resulting in an increasingly soft focus as the object extends out of the lens' focal range. Accommodating this variance in focus can be a challenge. To help get your masks just right, I'll show you two advanced masking techniques for Adobe Photoshop CS4 and CS5.

  • News: Adobe Gives a Sneak Peek of Photoshop Motion Blur Correction

    Don’t you hate it when you have the perfect shot lined up and then your hands shake just the tiniest bit at the very last second before the shutter closes? Your picture ends up look messy and out of focus. Adobe says "no more" to blurred shots, as it’s putting together a Photoshop feature that will correct for motion blur.



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