Tag: tech

Oct 4, 2014

Why Today’s Youth is Obsessed with Snapchat

Why Today’s Youth is Obsessed with Snapchat

There’s a reason Facebook tried to buy Snapchat for $3 billion and a potentially bigger reason why Snapchat turned them down. If you still think of Snapchat as just a service for sending inappropriate ‘sexts’ this primer by Casey Neistat is worth a watch. Perhaps in reaction to the permanence of what you say…

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Sep 24, 2014

24 Hours with iPhone 6 Line Sitters in New York

24 Hours with iPhone 6 Line Sitters in New York

Casey Neistat spent 24 hours filming iPhone 6 lines around New York City, capturing the scene and talking with the people who wait in line. According to the Washington Post and Apple Insider, there is a thriving resell/secondary market for iPhone 6’s. In China, where the devices are delayed, new iPhones are selling for…

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Aug 26, 2014

Instagram Unveils ‘Hyperlapse’, First Standalone App Outside of Instagram

Instagram Unveils ‘Hyperlapse’, First Standalone App Outside of Instagram

Today at 1pm EST, Instagram will release their first ever app outside of Instagram, called Hyperlapse. The standalone app uses a complex algorithm that lets users create fast-moving timelapses with their phones. iPhone users will get the first crack at the app as the Android version is still in development due to recent…

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Aug 23, 2014

What Happens When the Majority of People Become Unemployable?

What Happens When the Majority of People Become Unemployable?

This isn’t science fiction, this is happening as we speak. CGP Grey discusses the inevitability of automation and why we, as humans, need to start thinking about a world where the majority of jobs, across all sectors, can be performed better by a robot.

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Aug 18, 2014

This Is Real-Time Face Tracking and Projection Mapping

This Is Real-Time Face Tracking and Projection Mapping

A team led by Nobumichi Asai demonstrates real-time face tracking and projection mapping. Can you imagine the entertainment potential for this kind of technology? It could certainly add an exciting new element to live shows and performances!

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Aug 11, 2014

Microsoft Engineers Just Devised a Way to Turn Your Shaky GoPro Footage Into Hyperlapses

Microsoft Engineers Just Devised a Way to Turn Your Shaky GoPro Footage Into Hyperlapses

This could be a game changer. Engineers at Microsoft recently unveiled a method for converting first-person videos into hyperlapse videos (time-lapse videos with a smoothly moving camera). As the team explains on their research page: At high speed-up rates, simple frame sub-sampling coupled with existing video stabilization methods does not work, because the erratic…

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Aug 8, 2014

This is What a 3D Printed Saxophone Sounds Like

This is What a 3D Printed Saxophone Sounds Like

Olaf Diegel previews his incredible 3D printed alto sax design. The sax has 41 components excluding all the springs and screws. It is printed in nylon on a SLS machine and weighs less than a quarter of a real sax (575 grams vs 2.5 kg. A couple of the notes are slightly out of…

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