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PlayThru CAPTCHA Alternative: Achievement Unlocked: You’re a Human!

PlayThru CAPTCHA Alternative: Achievement Unlocked: You’re a Human!
I don’t sign up for a lot of things – one of the many benefits of being antisocial and reclusive! – but when I do, I hate the CAPTCHA part. I know that accomplishing it is very simple, but there are just times when the text it wants me to spell is so mangled that I couldn’t possibly guess it right, making me doubt if I am indeed a person.

Kinect Banking: Pay Your Bills Using Xbox Kinect

Kinect Banking: Pay Your Bills Using Xbox Kinect
Are you worried about the fact that your bank doesn’t allow you to handle your transactions by using gestures? (Well, there’s the one fingered gesture that we would all sometimes like to flip all of our banks.) How would you like to bank via your Xbox Kinect?
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Print A Forest: 100 Documents = 1 Tree

Print A Forest: 100 Documents = 1 Tree
A lot of offices are going paperless to show that they’re trying to be more green (the good, environmental kind) and eco-friendly. However, there are still many instances where physical copies of documents are still required.

Photoshop 6: Pro Wrestling Edition

Photoshop 6: Pro Wrestling Edition
Drew Dernavich noticed that some of the tools and techniques in Adobe Photoshop are borderline violent – warp, flatten, slice – so he wasn’t that surprised with what he saw when he got his hands on an advance copy of Photoshop 6.

Adobe Introduces Subscription Plans For Creative Suite Programs

Adobe Introduces Subscription Plans For Creative Suite Programs
Adobe has just announced the latest update to their CS (Creative Suite) Package, CS 5.5. Along with the software enhancements, the company is also introducing subscription options for their programs, allowing people to rent programs such as Photoshop, InDesign and even whole collections for relatively low monthly rates.

Researchers Developing Software That Matches Mug Shots with Police Sketches, Can’t Help Witnesses with Bad Memory

Researchers Developing Software That Matches Mug Shots with Police Sketches, Can’t Help Witnesses with Bad Memory
A group of Michigan State University researchers led by Computer Science and Engineering professor Anil Jain and doctoral student Brendan Klare are working on a program that can match mug shots of known criminals to police sketches.

Viewdle Facial Recognition Phone App Tags Faces, Spits on Privacy in Real Time

Viewdle Facial Recognition Phone App Tags Faces, Spits on Privacy in Real Time
A start-up company called Viewdle showed off some interesting smartphone software at CES. Their app can recognize faces in real time and automatically tag them, using either data from social networks or a user-created database from videos and photos on the phone itself. 

Nosedial Makes Calling From Your iPhone Nose-Friendly

Nosedial Makes Calling From Your iPhone Nose-Friendly
Ever tried using your iPhone with gloves on? It doesn’t work very well. Believe me, I’ve tried. Yes, I also know that there are plenty of special gloves out there, and even ways to convert traditional gloves to work with touchscreens.

Flud: Best iPad News Reader Yet

Flud: Best iPad News Reader Yet
I’ve played with a bunch of different news readers for my iPad, and while most of them seem to get the job done, I’ve only come across a couple which really take advantage of the iPad’s native capabilities.

Augmented Reality App Lets Women Try on Swimsuits Virtually

Augmented Reality App Lets Women Try on Swimsuits Virtually
Any man who has ever ended up shopping at the mall with his wife/girlfriend is very familiar with the guy chair. The lone chair sitting there so the guys outside the dressing room holding a purse for their lady have a place to sit while they wait for the inevitable truth, often hours later, that the lady in question didn’t like anything they tried on.

Ubi-Art Framework: How Ubisoft Makes All Those Nifty Animations

Ubi-Art Framework: How Ubisoft Makes All Those Nifty Animations
If you’ve ever been impressed by the animation in UBIsoft ‘s games like the Rayman series, you might want to check out this nifty art and animation framework the company has built for creating animations with incredible ease.

Openbook: Share Everything With Everyone, Even if You Don’T Want to

Openbook: Share Everything With Everyone, Even if You Don’T Want to
Amidst the controversy surrounding Facebook and privacy issues, Openbook was launched. It’s a search engine that can trawl everything that’s published on Facebook that isn’t private. If you didn’t know about this, then you should most definitely go and change your privacy settings.

3dmark 11 Will Crush Your Lousy Graphic Card

3dmark 11 Will Crush Your Lousy Graphic Card
The guys at Futuremark just took wraps off the latest version of their 3DMark benchmarking suite, and it’s guaranteed to put your graphic chipset through the most aggressive set of tests it’s ever been tasked with.

Technabob Reader Giveaway: Artrage 3 Studio

Technabob Reader Giveaway: Artrage 3 Studio
For any of you into creating art on your computer, you’ll love this prize. The guys at Ambient Design have been nice enough to provide us with 10 copies of their amazing natural media painting app, ArtRage 3 Studio to give away to Technabob readers.

Gamesave Manager: the Ultimate Save Point

Gamesave Manager: the Ultimate Save Point
One of the few drawbacks of gaming on the PC is that save data are not easily transferable – the files are scattered in different folders and don’t always have the same format, so hunting them one by one can be inconvenient.

Inklet Turns Macbook Trackpad Into Pen Tablet

Inklet Turns Macbook Trackpad Into Pen Tablet
Ten One Design’s app could be a godsend to artists who can’t afford a full-fledged tablet. It can be used with any pen-like object, but when combined with the company’s Pogo Sketch pen, Inklet adds touch-sensitivity to your unibody MacBook/MacBook Pro’s trackpad.
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