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Lights, action ... iPhone?

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As digital photography takes over from film, smartphones are fast becoming an option for film-makersThe decisive moment for smartphones overtaking point-and-shoot cameras occurred last summer when the iPhone 4 became the most popular device for picture uploads to the image-sharing site Flickr. At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las...
Lights, action ... iPhone?

Defendant Ordered to Decrypt Laptop May Have Forgotten Password

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Photo: Some girl named Jen/Flickr A Colorado woman ordered to decrypt her laptop so prosecutors may use the files against her in a criminal case might have forgotten the password, the defendant’s attorney said Monday. The authorities seized the Toshiba laptop from defendant Ramona Fricosu in 2010 with a...
Defendant Ordered to Decrypt Laptop May Have Forgotten Password
Amazon’s Secretive Cloud Carries 1 Percent of the Internet
Project Moon: One Small Step for a PC, One Giant Leap for Data
For social sharing, Apple turns to Twitter again

Google patent filing would identify faces in videos, spot the You in YouTube

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Face detection is a common sight in still photography, but it's a rarity in video outside of certain research projects. Google may be keen to take some of the mystery out of those clips through a just-published patent application: its technique usees video frames to generate clusters of face...
Google patent filing would identify faces in videos, spot the You in YouTube

TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

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Path uploads your address book to its servers without permission, Flickr shuts down an app that’s trying to poach its users, and Sky News imposes strict rules on tweeting journalists. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The...
TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

FYI. Dave Morin Didn’t Lie To Gawker About Path Storing User Data

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Some people always see the good in people and some people always see the bad … Gawker just published a post with what at first seems to be some pretty damning evidence against Path founder Dave Morin, publishing an email where he assured writer Ryan Tate that Path wasn’t storing...
FYI. Dave Morin Didn’t Lie To Gawker About Path Storing User Data

Snapjoy’s Flickraft Promised To “Rescue” Flickr Photos — Until It Was Blocked

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Photo startup Snapjoy launched a clever promotional scheme this afternoon to lure users over from Flickr. And it succeeded — perhaps too well. The Y Combinator-backed company aims to be an online repository where users can store all their photos, with some sharing features too. That already made Snapjoy a...
Snapjoy’s Flickraft Promised To “Rescue” Flickr Photos — Until It Was Blocked

Attorney Says Pinterest Needs To Change It Digital Copyright Policy

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Questions continue to mount about Pinterest's uneasy relationship with copyright law, with one attorney (and avid Pinterest user) saying the company needs to upgrade its Digital Millenium Copyright Act policies or risk being shut down. Connie Mableson, an attorney in Phoenix, offers a point-by-point breakdown of where Pinterest's DMCA policy...
Attorney Says Pinterest Needs To Change It Digital Copyright Policy

Exclusive: Hipstamatic, Instagram To Unveil Photo-Sharing Partnership

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Last week, Instagram hit 27 million users, solidifying it not only as one of the most popular photo-sharing services on the market, but as one of the world's fastest-growing social networks. What's especially remarkable about Instagram's rocketing growth--its user base has tripled in the last six months--is that the startup...
Exclusive: Hipstamatic, Instagram To Unveil Photo-Sharing Partnership

Cameras at the table: snapping point?

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A large and growing number of people obsessively take and and share photos of their food. Are we in danger of losing the ability to simply enjoy a meal?The world was blessed with yet another food photography app last week, underscoring (or fuelling?) the growing obsession with visually recording everything...
Cameras at the table: snapping point?

SkyLight project turns iPhones into microscopes

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We already knew the iPhone 4S camera was good thanks to its small pixel size and backlit sensor. That’s helping the iPhone 4S rise up the ranks of most popular camera on Flickr. It may also help the iPhone 4S become the most used smartphone in a microscope. Before you...
SkyLight project turns iPhones into microscopes

Flickr wasn’t a fan of Snapjoy’s Flickraft importing service, cuts off its API access

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Earlier, we told you about a new feature from photo hosting site Snapjoy called “Flickraft“. The premise is simple: get all of your photos off of Flickr and onto Snapjoy’s platform. For those who were looking to ditch Flickr, much excitement was to be had. Apparently Flickr didn’t share in...
Flickr wasn’t a fan of Snapjoy’s Flickraft importing service, cuts off its API access

Photo hosting site Snapjoy launches Flickraft, a simple way to import your Flickr pics

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In September we told you about a new exciting startup that aimed to host all of your photos in a beautiful and elegant way. That startup, Snapjoy, has announced a new feature in a big way, and it’s shooting an arrow directly at Yahoo!’s Flickr. Up until now, you could...
Photo hosting site Snapjoy launches Flickraft, a simple way to import your Flickr pics
Watch Out Google, Zoho Just Launched A Better DIY Website Builder (And It Does Mobile, Too)

Instagram: what is Facebook getting for $1bn?

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Is the social network just after another chunk of the world's visual memory, asks Guardian head of photography Roger ToothIn my job I guess it's unsurprising that I keep hearing things about photography. "Facts" like half of all pictures ever taken were taken in the past 12 months. Could that...
Instagram: what is Facebook getting for $1bn?
HootSuite: 4 million users can now manage Instagram & SlideShare too

Ray Bradbury dies at 91, our world is that much poorer

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It's a sad day for science fiction fans everywhere, as Ray Bradbury has passed on at the age of 91. We'll always know him best as the author of Fahrenheit 451, but it's really massive legacy in short stories that defined his role in technology. Collections like The Illustrated...
Ray Bradbury dies at 91, our world is that much poorer

Yahoo! chairman Roy Bostock and three others to leave its board

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Things have been heating up at Yahoo! ever since it hired its new CEO Scott Thompson away from his post at PayPal. Most notably, one of its founders, Jerry Yang, resigned from its board of directors. More changes are on the way, according to a report by AllThingsD. Four board...
Yahoo! chairman Roy Bostock and three others to leave its board
Blurtt Wants You To Express Yourself With Mobile Memes

Our top social media dashboard picks

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Monitoring and contributing to various social media accounts can require a lot of time and money. Housing all of your social accounts on one main dashboard can not only save you money and a few precious minutes during peak social posting hours (no more tabbing back and forth between Facebook, Twitter...
Our top social media dashboard picks

Nasa's animations: from the perpetual oceans to the surface of the sun and moon

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Nasa's animators at the Goddard Space centre produce beautiful data-based visualisations that tell you something about the universeNasa's animators are experts at showing that some information is just more beautiful than others. And it's useful, too.Data scientists at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualisation Studio created the animation below...
Nasa's animations: from the perpetual oceans to the surface of the sun and moon
How Facebook’s Winning The War Against Yahoo, Patent By Patent

VLC 2.0 arriving with all-new UI, native full screen in Lion, Blu-ray support, more

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. VideoLAN, the organization behind the open-source cross-platform VLC media player, is gearing up to launch VLC 2.0, a total rewrite of the program sporting an all-new user interface on the Mac platform and welcome new capabilities. Available on Mac OS X, Windows and a variety of...
VLC 2.0 arriving with all-new UI, native full screen in Lion, Blu-ray support, more

Google+ leads to the publication of a photography book and $10,000 in limited edition sales

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If you spend any serious amount of time on Google+ you’ll know that it has one of the most vibrant photography communities found on any social network. The sense of community on Google+ is far more tangible than other photographer-oriented sites like Flickr. So it’s not in the least bit...
Google+ leads to the publication of a photography book and $10,000 in limited edition sales

Flickr launches prettified 'liquid' layout, brings high-resolution eye candy to the forefront

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After refreshing the uploading tool (and throwing in some better editing functions), Flickr's decided to work on its looks. Its latest design update will now show a high-resolution version directly from a picture's main page. The size will also adjust itself to the resolution and size of your screen...
Flickr launches prettified 'liquid' layout, brings high-resolution eye candy to the forefront

Visualized: Arduino gets super-sized ahead of Maker Faire

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This is Make's John Edgar Park, manfully clutching his Arduino Grande. The oversized device isn't just for show though, it's a fully working unit for those projects where a standard sized PCB just won't do. He'll be taking excited modders though the process of building it at Maker Faire...
Visualized: Arduino gets super-sized ahead of Maker Faire
Google’s One-Gender-Fits-All T-Shirts Don’t Fit

Grooveshark opens up its data with Beluga, offering insight into the listening habits of its users

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Grooveshark has just launched a brand new service tapping into the information they’ve gathered over the years giving insight into musical artists and their fanbase. Beluga allows users to search for any artist in the Grooveshark database, giving some interesting tidbits of information on the kinds of people that listen to...
Grooveshark opens up its data with Beluga, offering insight into the listening habits of its users
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