Computer Software

Beautification Software And The Beast

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Scientist in Israel have developed a “beautification engine” that subtly (or drastically) alters a person’s face based on the opinions of 68 men and women from Israel and Germany. The people used in the experiment were asked to look at photographs of various men and women and pick the most attractive, from this data the [...]

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Nokia Blade: It Doesn’t Fit In Your Pocket

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Nokia, a company that was at one point almost synonymous with cell phone technology, has been branching into other emerging tech sectors as of late.  This Kiosk device, currently in development in Australia, is planned for various Kiosk-based applications. The streamlined Blade is an ultra slim, sleek and professionally designed interactive transactional touchscreen kiosk designed [...]

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Touchpad For Iphone Gives Wireless Controll of PC

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Touchpad.app for the iPhone is a utility that allows you to control your PC’s mouse from the phone. The touch features replicate that of a laptop touchpad. This is great because it feeds my finger-rubbing-plastic fetish, even when I’m using my computer. See? I bet you didn’t know that about me. I’m very mysterious…. ladies [...]

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Phun Physics Game is Fun and Educational

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Phun is a Master of Science Thesis by Computer Science student, Emil Ernerfeldt at the VRLab, Umeå University. It is a 2D testing ground where the user can draw and insert objects into the game and apply physical attributes them and then watch them interact with each other. It is meant to be both entertaining [...]

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Windows Sound Effects Can Do More Than Piss You Off

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Apparently, they can also make music. Sweet, sweet music. Check out this video. All the notes in the song are sound effects from Microsoft Windows 98 and XP. It’s actually pretty cool. Be warned, though, if you are one of those people that switched over to Linux because you couldn’t stand hearing those Windows error [...]

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Laser Harp Is A Harp Of Lasers

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UPDATE: 2 videos added after the jump. Stephen Hobley managed to use synthesizer software to interact with some lasers to make what he calls the laser harp. It looks like the number of notes is probably limited. The harp is connected to the impOSCar VSTi software synthesizer, the TAOS sensor array sits on the floor [...]

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Retro Theater: Don’t Copy That Floppy Makes Idle Threats, Is Threatening

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I’m sure some of you have seen this video, or remember it if you are old enough. It’s videos like these that keep me up at night. When I was 10, I made a copy of Reader Rabbit for my Apple II computer on a 5.25 inch floppy disk. And to this day, I still [...]

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Spam Architecture is Architecture Made From Spam

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Alex Dragulescu, created a program that turns email spam into art. From his web page: The images from the Spam Architecture series are generated by a computer program that accepts as input, junk email. Various patterns, keywords and rhythms found in the text are translated into three-dimensional modeling gestures. Most of the resulting art looks [...]

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