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In real life, there's a Starbucks and/or a McDonald's at every turn. But on the Internet, instead of coffee and fast food, you can't hardly surf a mile without seeing several memes and animated GIFs. Well, get ready to see more of the latter, because the super popular image hosting site Imgur just made it incredibly easy to extract animated GIFs from videos. Imgur is already one of the go-to places for memes, and with its new online Video to GIF tool, all you really need to know how to do is copy and paste a video URL. Assuming you can also wield a mouse (or touchscreen), then it's just... Read more...
If Louis Armstrong was still alive, he'd have another verse to add to "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," because as it turns out, some of us, and perhaps even most of us, have been pronouncing "GIF" wrong. Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF), recently stated it should be pronounced with a soft G, and that's that. "The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations. They are wrong. It is a soft 'G,' pronounced 'jif.' End of story," Wilhite told The New York Times in an interview. Image Source: foxtrotters.tripod.com/animate.htm It annoys Wilhite that there's... Read more...
Guess what? Instagram is getting more social. Hardly a surprise given that Facebook is the current parent, and there's hardly a better way to see that a piece of shared media goes viral than by enabling tagging. Once someone sees that they're tagged, they're more likely to interact with that content, and perhaps even share it once again to yet another network of friends. And that's the network impact. Now, Instagram is introducing "Photos of You." When you upload a photo to Instagram, you’re now able to add people as easily as you add hashtags. Only you can add people to your photos, so you... Read more...
Maybe you're addicted to World of Warcraft and spend every free moment immersed in the most popular massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) of all time, wandering through Azeroth doing whatever it is WoW players do. I wouldn't know, but I assume it's a lot of questing and raids. As popular as WoW has become, I've never set virtual foot in Azeroth. Not once. That's okay because WoW is doing just fine without my participationThere are WoW subscribers in all corners of the globe, and it takes a massive amount of gear to host all the different game worlds, or realms, as they're referred... Read more...
Maybe you're addicted to World of Warcraft and spend every free moment immersed in the most popular massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) of all time, wandering through Azeroth doing whatever it is WoW players do. I wouldn't know, but I assume it's a lot of questing and raids. As popular as WoW has become, I've never set virtual foot in Azeroth. Not once. That's okay because WoW is doing just fine without my participation. At last count, Activision Blizzard pegged the number of subscribers at 10.2 million, or about half a million more than the combined populations of Wyoming, Vermont,... Read more...
Most of you already see the world in 3D, so why not come out with a camera that takes 3D photos and movies? One reason would be that you already tried that and, well, things didn't turn out so hot. But rather than tuck its tail between its legs and give up, FujiFlim has stormed back to the market with its FinePix RealPix Real 3D W3, the followup act to the ill-regarded W1. This time around FujiFilm bumped up the LCD screen real estate to 2.5 inches, added 720p video recording, and HDMI 1.4 for viewing those pics and videos straight away on your swank HDTV. "Last year, Fujifilm introduced the first... Read more...
Feeling the itch for a handheld tablet but have no interest in Apple's Flash-less iPad? No worries, because several manufactures are stepping up to the plate with tablets of their own, including Dell. Speaking of which, some leaked pics of the OEM's upcoming slate lineup have landed on the Web. Along with the pics, internal documents acquired by Engadget suggest Dell plans to call its tablet family "Streak." There are two versions being shown off, one with a 10-inch screen and a somewhat smaller version sporting a 7-inch display. Looking at the spy shots, both models appear to come with a sizable... Read more...
Digital photo frames have definitely fallen off the map. Just a few years back, these were the hottest gifts out there; today, they're mostly an afterthought. The reason? Frst off, we don't think people actually use these things nearly as much as they think they will when eying one in the store. Secondly, they've hardly evolved since debuting. A digital frame today looks just like a digital frame from two years ago, but that's starting to change with the introduction of Sony's latest. The limited edition S-Frame (model number DPF-D72N/BQ) thumbs its nose to this so-called recession by plastering... Read more...
Last week's Intel Developer's Forum was packed with enough sights and sounds to keep any self-respecting Tech Geek's head turning. So, we've put together a video slide show for you, as sort of a final wrap of the event. Enjoy!... Read more...
Last week's Intel Developer's Forum was packed with enough sights and sounds to keep any self-respecting Tech Geek's head turning. So, we've put together a video slide show for you, as sort of a final wrap of the event. Enjoy!... Read more...
This blog post at inicia.es (bring your translator) showing a hidden image of three men standing side-by-side on a Windows Vista Business DVD is making the rounds today.  I had the scanner and my Vista Ultimate DVDs sitting right next to me when I came across that post, so I decided to slap it down and see if I could verify the image...      My aging scanner is only capable of 1600dpi resolution, but that was enough to verify the hidden image is actually there, and to spot another one at the opposite end of the rectangular mark on the... Read more...
Remember all those pictures of their grandchildren you e-mailed your parents? Well, they're too busy watching Matlock re-runs to learn how to back them up, and you know eventually they're going to lose them all. Let's help. Polaroid has the answer for anyone that needs easy backup. 40 gigs, plug it in to the USB port, and turn it on. Store and protect valuable photo memories with Polaroid's media backup storage device! This is the only one step solution available for protecting all your digital photos. Simply plug the media backup device into your computer's USB port and let the media backup do... Read more...
The Register has a look at the new Commodore PC gaming rigs. The specs are great, but the amazing paint jobs really catch the eye.  It wouldn't be a stretch to say that these new PCs look a lot like some of the earlier Alienware and Voodoo rigs. "CeBIT Commodore's eagerly anticipated Cxx gaming PC will sport an Intel Core 2 Extreme four-core processor, a pair of 768MB Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card and a Creative X-Fi soundcard, the company revealed today. What it didn't say up front was how much all this gaming hardware - fitted inside a casing covered with one of a half-dozen... Read more...
Say what you want about Microsoft, but they sure pick out big game to hunt. Now they've announced they want to kill the JPEG format, using their HD Photo format. That's like replacing running water at this point. Microsoft claims that "this new, next-generation digital image format offers the best solution for digital image editing and storage and unlocks the potential for digital photography on devices, applications and services." The company promises a compression with up to twice the efficiency of JPEG, with fewer damaging artifacts,... Read more...
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