Algorithm pulls images of internet to fill in the blanks

by James

Taking advantage of the millions, perhaps billions of photographs posted on the World Wide Web, James Hayes and Alexei A. Efros of Carnegie Mellon University have developed a search and replace algorithm which examines a photograph for missing pieces and then goes out on the internet to find similar photographs to fill in the blanks.

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New iMac first look is lean and mean …

by James

New iMac

Apple announced the new iMac today. It’s not as boxy or ugly as it’s predecessor, thankfully. Dumping the 17” screen in favor of 20 and 24” models, the iMac is made out of aluminum, glass and sports a very thin keyboard that comes in wired and Bluetooth versions, along with 2 stock 2 USB 2.0 ports built in. Under the hood? A 2.4GHz Core 2 Extreme processor with ATI’s Radeon …

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MEMORY THAT WORKS WITH ANYTHING

by James

4 in 1 media kit by PNY

Seeing that mobility is everything, PNY Technologies is created a 4 in 1 memory module that works with virtually any digital camera, mobile phone, PDA, MP3 player, and smart phones. Even laptops can use this unique combination of SD card and USB drive. Using a MicroSD flash memory card and adapters for MiniSD, standard SD card, and USB drive, the 4-in-1 Mobile Media Kit comes available in capacities of 1GB …

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More recall woes for Sony

by Edwin

sony-t5-recall.jpg

Remember the notebook battery recall fiasco that happened last year which affected Sony? Looks like there are more recall woes for the Japanese company, as Sony just announced yesterday that it will be recalling a fair amount of its Sony Cybershot DSC-T5 digital cameras since discovering that certain units may experience peeling and warping of the metal coating located at the bottom of the camera, resulting in a slight cut …

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Second Rotation gives a new life to old tech

by James

Second Rotation

Rousseau Aurelien wants your old gadgets and he’s willing to pay for them. That’s the basic idea behind his new online venture called Second Rotation. Users with outdated or simply unused gadgetry, such as digital cameras, camcorders and MP3 Players can sell them to a middle man, rather than deal with the fees and hassles that comes with the 800 pound online gorilla known as eBay.

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360 degree lens: surround photography and projection?

by Andi

panorama camera

The Olympus Corporation of Japan has developed a new camera lens, and a very special one at that. Besides a 360 degree panoramic view, it also offers 45 degrees of vertical visibility. This way, you get an almost complete coverage of the surrounding area. They’ve achieved that by creating a free-curved design that is also axially symmetrical. This way, the incoming light is reflected and refracted into a perfect panorama …

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Canon Announces New Printers for Photo printing and more

by James

Canon MP740

Canon has announced new printers which promise greater resolution and performance as the electronics giant continues to focus on photo printing options for it’s users. The printers include two additions to it’s Pixma Line and a stand alone Photoprinter. The Pixma MP470 and MP210 are all in one printers which cost $100 and $80 respectively. They have an output of 4800 x 1200 dpi, can scan images at 2400 x …

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The cheapest 5.0 megapixel cameraphone?

by Andi

ct-6618 front small

Browsing the sites of Brando Workshop I stumbled across the ‘CT-6618′. It’s a pretty standard Chinese-Touchscreen-Phone, but it has some notable exceptions. Even if it’s priced high compared to the other anonymous Chinese phones, compared to known brands it’s very, VERY cheap. However, if it’s reliable enough to last for 6 months, it would definitely be worth its money, given its features. Read on for the low-down:

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