Digital photo editing is one of the most valuable – and fun! – skills to have these days. But not all of us can easily learn the right mix of tools, filters, tweaks and whatnot to get the result we want.
There are already a variety of apps that turn iOS and Android devices into wireless mice or trackpads or both. Some of them are even free. But a company called Spicebox thinks you’ll want to pay for a peripheral that does just about the exact same thing.
Developer Mike Leslie is working on what he calls Project Rita, a device that “keeps track of all of the information that the user is personally interested in” and ultimately “present the user with the right information at the right time.”
Looking to make some stylized photos on your iPhone, but are bored with of Instagram’s effects? Well, look no further than Alt Photo, a cool little app from Alien Skin Software, the same guys behind some of the best photo effects plugins for Photoshop.
While there have been many different apps that have tried to be what Instagram is to photos but for videos, this new one is backed by Twitter, making it immediately interesting to the Twitterati. Sharing and recording looping vids is nothing new, but the constraints and functions make Vine, which is still a bit buggy, cool to use.
There are plenty of reasons why you might want to add text to images. Since people are using their smartphones as their point-and-shoot cameras these days, it makes sense to have a way to add typography to the snapshots you take with your phone too.
If you’re the outdoorsy type who likes to fish, a new project is up on Indiegogo that will help you improve your catch. The project is called ReelSonar and it’s a high-tech fishing bobber. It looks pretty much like a normal fishing bobber except it has sonar technology inside, and can communicate with your smartphone.
There are already a couple of ways by which mobile devices can communicate with computers without using wires, like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and the newer Near Field Communication technology or NFC. But Fujitsu Laboratories has come up with a way for a mobile device to interact with a computer, using its camera to “look” at the computer’s display.
They all tell you to live life to the fullest and party while you’re young, but they left out the part where you’ll have to deal with the consequences of it all when you’re older.
You probably already know that alcohol isn’t very good for your health.
I’ve long thought that one of the coolest technological innovations in recent times is 3D printing. The technology originally allowed manufacturers to rapidly prototype parts and products. 3D printing technology is far from inexpensive, but the cost has come down as more consumer oriented 3D printers have hit the market.
So not every baby needs to look like ZZ Top, but it’s fun to see them plastered with a huge beard on their faces. Not with a real mustache, of course, because they’ll probably tug at it with a vengeance, but with a virtual mustache added digitally to their photos using the soon-to-be-released Beard My Baby 2.0 app.
Can’t kick a habit (or form a new one) to save your life? Then maybe you’ll be able to do better if you take a different approach.
You know how pre-school teachers and parents always use games to teach toddlers the alphabet and how to count and all that?
So now that you’ve finally memorized all of the patterns to beat Pac-Man, what are you going to do with all of that spare time on your hands? Well, you could move on to Ms. Pac-Man, I suppose, or you could try this game, which starts out looking like Pac-Man, but then quickly degrades into insanity.
The recently released beta of the famous touchscreen text software Swype includes a new feature called Living Language. This optional setting automatically adds trending words to the user’s dictionary, giving your parents a chance to smh at your YOLO shenanigans.
Days before CES 2013, a mysterious new tablet computer has emerged, along with a short film that gives us a brief look at the device. Apparently, the enchantMOON is some sort of “hypertext authoring tablet” designed for the creation of HTML5 content.