Blurry Information

Those crazy scientists at MIT are at it again. 3mm info-dots that your cellphone camera can read as links to more information.

10:21 AM | Cool Stuff, New Technology, Science | permalink | No Comments

iPhone Camera Control. Sweet.

Great googley-moogley! This is the niftiest thing I’ve seen all week. Canon-only so far.

From the site:

DSLR Camera Remote is the next-generation cable release for your Canon EOS DSLR camera. Just connect your camera to a WiFi enabled computer and the DSLR Camera Remote software enables you to use your Apple iPhone or iPod touch to wirelessly adjust cameras settings, fire the shutter, review images, even get a live viewfinder preview. DSLR Camera Remote is a must-have for remote shooting applications like high or low angles, self portraits and children. With its advanced timers it makes remote monitoring a snap. No internet connection required!

UPDATE: Now works with Nikon and the iPad!

12:59 PM | New Technology, Photography | permalink | No Comments

The Grass is Always Greener on the Wrong Side of the Bed

Clever social commentary v.s. reality. Gee, I wonder which will win?

10:08 AM | Amusing, Art, Miscellaneous, New Technology | permalink | No Comments

Giant Photo Stitching Project from NASA

More than 800,000 frames from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope were stitched together to create this infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the inner Milky Way. Individual full-res frames are available on the website. 800,000 frames were stitched together. Oy.

9:37 AM | New Technology, Photography | permalink | 2 Comments

Online Backup Options 1: Mozy Fails the Test

I canceled because the Mozy servers were not available for many hours on 05-04-08, and that is not an acceptable situation. No warning, no press release, no explanation. Website down and service entirely unavailable. Amazon S3 and JungleDisk don’t go down. Not ever. If I can’t trust Mozy, I won’t use Mozy.

11:00 AM | Computers, New Technology | permalink | 3 Comments

Eighth Page, Quarter Page, Half Page, Spread

“Liquid Resize is a “content aware” image resizing application for Mac OS X and Windows. Liquid Resize is now available for download as a Product Preview from onOne Software. Liquid Resize will allow you to resize an image without traditional geometric limitations while minimizing any distortion that would typically result from changing the original aspect ratio of an image.”
OnOne Software

It’s only a Product Preview (I think that means Beta), but this is pretty nifty tech. It was only a few months ago that I first saw this idea online.

7:30 AM | New Technology, Photoshop | permalink | No Comments