Adobe Systems Inc.on Thursday unveils the beta of Photoshop Express, the long-awaited version of its popular image editor. The maker of the popular photo-editing software Photoshop said it has made the basic version available for free online.
In what may seem a surprise to many, Yahoo has agreed to join the OpenSocial platform and form the OpenSocial foundation. The surprise element is mainly because OpenSocial is a platform that Google, Yahoo’s main rival established in November 2007. Yahoo is the third social networking major to join OpenSocial, apart from Google and MySpace. The one other name that is missing is FaceBook.
On Friday, Mozilla CEO John Lilly accused Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) of being a miscreant by offering the Safari browser to those who are updating iTunes and QuickTime on Windows. Quoting from his blog entry:
Viacom Inc.' Comedy Central, a cable and satellite television channel in the United States, and its famous comedy show “South Park” are making news again. All the episodes of the popular show will now be available on the Internet.
After being part of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s wireless spectrum auction, Google is now looking at another spectrum with wireless Internet potential. Though Google may not have scored big at the FCC auction for 700 MHz of wireless spectrum, it managed to get the FCC to endorse open access.
Stanford, Calif. -- U.S. scientists are creating a three-dimensional camera with 12,616 lenses that might be used for such purposes as facial recognition or biological imaging.
Stanford University Professors Abbas El Gamal and Philip Wong and graduate student Keith Fife said their camera is built around their "multi-aperture image sensor." They've shrunk the pixels on the sensor to 0.7 microns -- several times smaller than pixels in standard digital cameras -- and then grouped them in arrays of 256 pixels each. Now they are preparing to place a tiny lens atop each array.
Point such a camera at someone's face, and it would, in addition to taking a photo, precisely record the distances to the subject's eyes, nose, ears, chin, etc. They said such technology would be useful in many fields, including 3-D printing or creation of 3-D objects or people for virtual worlds.
Network Solutions, the well known Web site name registrar, has de-activated a Website on which a Dutch right-wing lawmaker was promoting his yet-to-be-released film that criticizes the Quran, the sacred scripture of Islam.
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