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New patent shows Apple is at least thinking about wearable computing devices like Google Glass

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It’s incredibly foolhardy to ascribe any concrete plans to Apple based on the publishing of a patent. The company is incredibly prolific in this department, publishing literally thousands a year. Sometimes, however, a patent is interesting enough to point out just because it indicates that the very smart engineers at...
New patent shows Apple is at least thinking about wearable computing devices like Google Glass

Video Demo of What a 4" iPhone Screen Looks Like in Action

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The biggest change in the rumored new iPhone is the increase in screen size from 3.5" to 4". As we've seen in numerous part leaks, the new iPhone screen will be taller, but not wider. This will give the new device a resolution of 1136x640 and provide apps with more...
Video Demo of What a 4" iPhone Screen Looks Like in Action

Week in IT: The GIMP reviewed, DDR4 coming, and the cloud office shootout

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There's a new type of RAM coming down the pike, but there are not too many places to use it. Also, a venerable open-source image-editing tool was updated and reviewed. Here, you'll find a roundup of all that was new and notable from the Technology Lab, the section of Ars...
Week in IT: The GIMP reviewed, DDR4 coming, and the cloud office shootout

'Father of digital imaging' Bryce Bayer dies aged 83

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Bryce Bayer, former Eastman Kodak scientist, and inventor of the Bayer Filter -- found with most modern digital image sensors -- has sadly recently passed. Bayer's work with Kodak left an indelible mark on almost every digital image you see today, both figuratively, and literally. His eponymous color filter,...
'Father of digital imaging' Bryce Bayer dies aged 83

Apple Adds 'Chomp' Styled App Store Search Results and More in iOS 6

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Apple has quietly made some changes to iOS 6's App Store app formatting tonight and introduced a new search results format that seem clearly inspired by Chomp. Chomp was a three-year old search and app discovery startup that was acquired by Apple earlier this year. The reason for the acquisition...
Apple Adds 'Chomp' Styled App Store Search Results and More in iOS 6

DigiKam, pretty cool open source image manager, editor, light room for Win, Max, Linux (KDE) http://icio.us/heamu4

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DigiKam, pretty cool open source image manager, editor, light room for Win, Max, Linux (KDE) http://icio.us/heamu4

Annoyed By Instagram? This App Will Remove Filters From Photos (FB)

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A new app called Normalize strips photos of their Instagram or Hipstamatic filters in an effort to return the picture to its native state. It uses straightforward controls that can either intensify the effect or approximate how the photo looked when it was originally taken (see the picture to the...
Annoyed By Instagram? This App Will Remove Filters From Photos (FB)

Apple Patents Intelligent Call Waiting With Custom Hold Options And Celeb-Spotting Facial Recognition

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Two new patent applications published by the USPTO today describe a couple of pieces of tech that both help make mobile devices smarter, albeit in very different ways. The first is a facial recognition system that can identify people and things using vector-based “faceprints” picked up from photos, and the...
Apple Patents Intelligent Call Waiting With Custom Hold Options And Celeb-Spotting Facial Recognition

Walmart Testing iPhone-Based Self-Checkout System for Retail Stores

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Reuters reports that retail giant Walmart is currently testing a new "Scan & Go" service at one Arkansas store that allows iPhone users to scan items with their device as they shop and then proceed to a self-checkout station on their way out of the store to complete their purchase....
Walmart Testing iPhone-Based Self-Checkout System for Retail Stores
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Apple may be working on Project Glass-like wearable displays

Retina Display Support Coming to Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 in 'Coming Months'

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Adobe today provided a few more details on its plans for Retina display support on its software, noting that a Retina-compatible version of Photoshop CS6 will be arriving "this Fall". A Retina version of Lightroom 4 will also be delivered "as soon as the work is complete".Supporting this new technology...
Retina Display Support Coming to Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 in 'Coming Months'
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Possible 'iPad Mini' Spotted in iOS App Developer Logs

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Instapaper developer Marco Arment has spotted two new iPad device codes in his logs that he believes represents the long rumored "iPad mini". The new identifiers found were "iPad2,5" and "iPad2,6". As Arment notes, the iPad2,1 through iPad 2,3 designations are known to represent the iPad 2's WiFi, GSM and...
Possible 'iPad Mini' Spotted in iOS App Developer Logs

Review: SymmetryMill lets you turn any image into a beautiful repeating pattern

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When was the last time you played with a kaleidoscope? I happened to find one in a store not long ago, and peering through its eyepiece, I could see the world around me replaced with pretty, symmetrical patterns. That's a pretty accurate description of what SymmetryMill does. It's a...
Review: SymmetryMill lets you turn any image into a beautiful repeating pattern
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Apple Is Trying To Patent Some Pretty Cool 3D Recognition Technology (AAPL)

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Apple is showing continued interest in facial recognition technology, reports Apple Insider. A patent application assigned to Apple has surfaced under the name of"3D Object Recognition." The patent was initially filed by Swedish company Polar Rose when Apple acquired it in 2010 for $29 million. The 3D objects to be...
Apple Is Trying To Patent Some Pretty Cool 3D Recognition Technology (AAPL)
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