Category: Software

Free tools to make your life easier

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CloneApp Backs Up All Your Windows Program Settings Windows: Whether you’re migrating to a new computer or doing a clean install, life is easier when you take all your settings and tweaks with you. If you don’t want to do a full backup and restore, CloneApp backs up settings for the most popular Windows programs […]

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Weird Chrome Extensions for a more enjoyable browsing

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. Mustachio A mustache enthusiast will appreciate Mustachio. The feature adds a thick black mustache to every photo on a website nCage. If you go on the Internet and think, “Hm, I’m not seeing enough Nicolas Cage,” this extension is here for you. The nCage will exchange every photo you see with an image of […]

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RoomScan Draws a Floor Plan When You Hold Your iPhone Against the Wall

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RoomScan Draws a Floor Plan When You Hold Your iPhone Against the Wall

iOS: You might need a floor plan of a room but you don’t always have one handy. If you can’t ask for one and don’t want to go through all the trouble of drawing it yourself, an incredibly clever app called RoomScan can draw one for you in about a minute.P How? You just tap […]

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Microsoft’s Kinect guards South Korea’s borders against trespassers

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Surgeons, mad scientists and sentries guarding the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) are using Kinect to monitor movements at the border between North & South Korea. Jae Kwon Ko developed the software, allowing it to notify a nearby outpost if a person is trying to cross the border illegally. Also the software can differentiate between animals […]

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Is programming interesting ?

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How interesting is programming ? Or what do programmers do? That’s something I get asked often…so am writing this post to highlight a bit more that a programmer’s job is really like. It also might help people confused about this domain in making a decision. So here’s what programming is really about: it is a […]

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Face swap ? Facial recognition web-app

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Ever wondered what it’s look to look like Walter White or Justin Bieber? Or even Obama or Mona Lisa? Check out this interesting web-app, all you need is a webcam! http://auduno.github.io/clmtrackr/examples/facesubstitution.html Norwegian programmer Audun Mathias Øygard created the free, open-source experiment using a javascript library called CLMtrackr and facial recognition technology Connecting to a webcam feed, the app detects 70 points on a user’s face before […]

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Mind-Mapping Will Take Your Brainstorms to the Next Level

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Brainstorming can be a difficult process, especially at a company with offices in multiple locations. Email is only efficient to a point, and writing everything down can lead to a cluttered mess Enter MindMeister, a free mind-mapping software that allows users to quickly and easily translate ideas from their heads onto a clear and organized […]

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After a 16-year Run, Winamp to Shut Down Next Month

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After serving music lovers for around 16 years, AOL confirmed on Wednesday that the Winamp website and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013, and the Winamp Media Player will no longer be available for download. Winamp was first released as freeware back on April 21, 1997. Winamp version 1 […]

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Students Recreate 17th Century London in 3D for Video Game (Video)

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Six students at De Montfort University in the United Kingdom won a video game design competition called “Off the Map” earlier this month with their 3D, digital recreation of London in the years just before the city’s Great Fire. University teams that entered the inaugural contest chose between the city before the fire, Stonehenge or […]

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First iPad Air Commercial, Narrated By ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Bryan Cranston

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Apple’s new commercial for its iPad Air compares the product to a pencil, “an extremely simple tool” that is also “extremely powerful”. The pencil ‘floats’ from scene to scene, with the narrator describing its usefulness in each location from boardroom, designer’s workshop, science lab, classroom, to what looks like NASA’s control room. The ad’s concept is a smart […]

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