Tag: tech

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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Jul 4, 2014

This Is What Daytime Fireworks Look Like

This Is What Daytime Fireworks Look Like

We’ve all seen fireworks at night, but what about on a sunny afternoon? At the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang put on one of his largest explosion events ever, utilizing microchip-controlled explosives to form incredible designs and patterns. Each set of explosions was calculated to paint a…

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Jun 27, 2014

The Most Important Person You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The Most Important Person You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

It was the change that no-one saw coming: the idea that we could take a book, a painting or a song and send it through cables and wires and even thin air to the other end of the world – and it would be identical on the other side. But this idea underpins everything…

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