Image a a GMO salmon breaks free of its fish farm and heads for open ocean. This fish eats 5-7 times more food because of extremely rapid growth. It’s prey like any salmon predator is smaller fish. About 5% -10% of these fish have the ability to reproduce. From there it multiplies with other salmon or it out competes and destroys existing fish populations. The probability of radically changing is an ecosystem has become evident. ”It’s not nice to fool mother “nature is an old Chiffon commercial and its funny. But it’s not funny to fool with life on earth. It’s Stupid.
You may be slightly taken aback by the interface, which is closer to the Zune music player’s design of a few years ago (which I quite liked). But it doesn’t detract from utility, just familiarity.
The steps Photosynth uses to create a panorama are among the easiest, and provide some of the best results. Tap a camera icon at the bottom of the screen, orient the iOS device in portrait or landscape mode, then tap to begin. Photosynth uses a rectangle with a centered dot to indicate the area being captured. From where the first image is captured, the app paints edges using dotted lines to show what’s missing.
Move the camera around, keeping it in the same plane of motion, not rotating it slightly or tipping it forward or backward, and the app tries to capture new portions automatically. The rectangle shows a green outline with a green dot when the program can match up a scene within its abilities. The app beeps when you pan to an area that it can add to the existing panorama, at which point, if you hold still, the app snaps a shot by itself. If it’s a little off kilter, the rectangle and dot are yellow, and you can tap to force a capture. The rectangle and dot turn red when the system can’t figure out how to put the current center of the camera’s gaze into the overall image.
The algorithm relies on identifiable features, and if you’re taking shots in an area with a lot of motion or with a bland or smooth appearance, you may wind up frustrated as a lot of yellow and red rectangles appear, instead of green. The app provides good feedback when things are going right and some advice when you’re outside its parameters. (Remember to flip your mute switch off to hear the beeps if you routinely mute your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.)
The results don’t allow tweaking, such as in Panoramatic 360, an app which is no longer in development, but had a variety of options for improving stitching. Whatever the Photosynth algorithm comes up with is what you get, and in testing that’s typically just fine, especially relative to the ease of capture.
When you tap Done, the app shows a preview of all the frames captured, and rapidly stitches them together (at least on an iPhone 4S). The description and other data associated with the image can be edited while stitching is in progress, which is a nice multi-tasking touch other apps could learn from. The resulting image may then be shared, emailed, or saved to the Camera Roll. Panoramas remain in the app’s local library, where you can share or edit them later.
You can sign into Windows Live and create a Photosynth account by just choosing a user name, which allows the app to upload panoramic synths. Those uploaded synths can be added to the site’s public index and browser and are also available as a link in Bing maps from a geographic point you set. Synths can be kept private by obscurity, with the software generating a non-searchable link you can share.
Photosynth lets you post to Facebook and Twitter by linking in accounts. With a Twitter account registered in iOS, the app pops up a simple dialog. If the Facebook app is installed, Photosynth switches to it to let you choose to approve its link-up. The Windows Live sign-in is rather rough. The app brings up a Web-page sheet, but doesn’t allow the paste option to work in the password field. It’s a bug, rather than a feature, as tapping in the field brings up a keyboard, and tapping again to get the copy-and-paste pop-over makes the keyboard disappear. This is a known issue and Microsoft indicates it will be fixed.
I love making panoramas because it gives me a more expansive memory of a place I’ve visited. The ease with which Photosynth lets me capture those places makes it more likely that I will take 360-degree views to aid my memory long after I’ve returned from a trip.
[Credits go to : Glenn Fleishman, a senior contributor to Macworld, writes regularly about wireless networking and encryption, but has a lifelong love of photography.]
Zorin 6 picks up the stack where windows 8 has been left behind as it focuses only on touchscreen,Phone and tablet PC’s. Microsoft has left the Desktop market in belief that it’s future depends on becoming a Tablet OS. Zorin Developers hope to target the Desktop Market leaving us not only Windows 7 interface but Apple OS 10 and Linux , all stitched into one flexible interface. Try Out New Zorin OS 6 download it here and see if it stacks up to Windows 7
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Apples Goal may be to sell a cheap designed phone for Iphone 6. The retina screen display has been cutting the profits from Apple.
It would make little sense for Apple to introduce an inferior display in the iPhone 6. Even the iPhone4, which is currently available for free in the U.S. (with a two-year contract), features a Retina display. If Apple wants to lower prices, reducing the screen density won’t make much of a difference in overall cost. Instead, it’s been reported that Apple will build the phone with different materials, opting for a “hybrid casing of fiberglass and plastic” that makes it lighter and slimmer than most plastic-encased smartphones, but certainly cheaper to make.
Need more reasons to believe the cheaper iPhone 6 will feature a Retina display. On Thursday, Apple officially told developers that all apps submitted to the App Store must support the Retina display resolution (326 ppi) and 4-inch screen size of the iPhone 5 and fifth-generation iPod touch starting May 1. If all developers are being forced to scale their apps to the new screen size in May, Apple ay, Apple will likely make a big iPhone and/or iOS-related announcement soon after — most likely at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
Watch this amazing Documentary as British engineers develop the first single stage space craft to achieve orbit!
Old style horn speaker was used at the turn of the century in movies theaters and provided good sound with low energy consumption. Inventor and artist Ian Schneller began Specimen Products in 1981. Combining a love of handmade art with the practicality of building and repairing instruments for his friends and members of his own band, the business grew to become a manufacturer of specialized music equipment.
new 3D printer at the 2013 CES, which boasts “the largest print volume in its category,” according to an announcement from the firm. Called the CubeX, the printer is able to print an object “as big as a basketball,” says the company, with 1,070 cubic inches of volume, or 10.8” x 10.45” x 9.5”. The printer is targeted at tech enthusiasts, serious hobbyists, educators, and entrepreneurs.
Langevin calls his robot InMoov, and he is making plans and digital files publicly available as portions of the design come to completion. InMoov is an ongoing project, and so far it is possible to build the robot’s arms and shoulders and to connect them with a torso unit. The body parts can be printed, but you’ll have to add mechanical and electronic components such as cables, servos, and Arduinos to make the machine work. See a video of InMoov in action after the jump!
South Korean scientists just developed the world’s first imprintable and bendable battery – and it could pave the way for flexible mobile devices in the near future. According to the researchers, the new lithium-ion batteries are not only flexible, but also more stable and less likely to overheat or catch fire than conventional batteries. This technology could lead to the creation of flexible smartphones or other electronic devices, as well as the development of new apps that could change the way consumers interact with their phones.