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Ever wanted to add a filter to your photo, but not through Instagram? Perhaps only on Twitter? Now, there's an app for that. As the photo wars heat amongst the big players in social networking, Twitter has updated its iOS and Android applications to feature eight new filters from Aviary. In other words, the new Twitter app will let you add effects right to your photos, without needing to first run it through Instagram or another third-party editing suite like Snapseed. Starting today, you’ll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter. The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone... Read more...
Anyone who's opened a PC before knows it's quite common to find dust bunnies inside, even though dust and electronics don't exactly form a great duo. In an effort to help reduce the dust inside of one's case, Lian-Li is equipping all of its cases with easy-to-remove twist motion air filters. These washable air filters work with Lian Li and other manufacturers' 120mm and 140mm fans. The PT-AF12-3B and PT-AF14-3B washable air filters have been shipping on Lian Li cases since September, but you can also order them separately as a spare part. Announcing PT-AF12-3B and PT-AF14-3B Washable Air Filters... Read more...
We've written about China's Green Dam censorware a couple of times, and there's no doubt it's drawn a great deal of criticism. On Tuesday, China announced it would be indefinitely delaying the rollout of the product, which it had earlier said would have to be installed (or at least provided) on all PCs sold in the country as of July 1st. The change in plans was reported late on Tuesday by the official Xinhua news agency, which said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology would "delay the mandatory installation of the controversial 'Green Dam-Youth Escort' filtering software on new computers."... Read more...
Sometimes when searching for images on the web, you have a very specific look in mind. A color, a drawing vs. photograph, only extra-large images.With that in mind, Google's rolled out several filters on its image searches that allow users to do just that.Need photographs of purple orchids? Got it:How about only photos of orchids that have been used in news reports?Or line drawings of signs that are mostly red (Go Badgers!):You can even get just small images - for thumbnails, avatars and the like - of, say, red doors.Keep in mind that the search still isn't perfect, as you can see with the red... Read more...
It's no secret that most radio talk shows have a slight delay before a caller's audio reaches the air. The obvious reason: to make sure no "f-bombs" reach the sensitive ears of the public --- or the FCC. Well, Microsoft has been awarded a patent that might eliminate the need for that delay. The patent, 7437290, is for "Automatic censorship of audio data for broadcast" was first filed in 2004. Here's how it's described: An input audio data stream comprising speech is processed by an automatic censoring filter in either a real-time mode, or a batch mode, producing censored speech that has been altered... Read more...
The ongoing battle between pirates and copyright holders is gaining a new dimension: ISPs doing network-level filtering."Network-level filtering means your Internet service provider – Comcast, AT&T, EarthLink, or whoever you send that monthly check to – could soon start sniffing your digital packets, looking for material that infringes on someone’s copyright."Comcast is already facing FCC charges over their alleged use of various filtering techniques, and the resolution of those charges may have some impact on how or if other ISPs filter.Regardless of the outcome, it seems like ISPs might end... Read more...
Google has finally started detailing the specific details of their plan to filter copyrighted material from their video service, YouTube.  Hopefully this will appease media giants such as Viacom, who have filed suit against Google.The plan will take effect in September, and will use digital video fingerprinting to help ID copyrighted material. There are no estimates yet about how long this plan might take to achieve results deemed acceptable to Viacom and company. “Google, which acquired YouTube in October, plans to generate a library of digital video fingerprints that would be used by a computer... Read more...