iPhoto has been updated with two features called “Faces” and “Places.” Faces, as you may have guessed, lets you tag photos by subjects’ faces, similar to what Facebook and Picasa have done. iPhoto makes its best guess as to the identity of a subject based on previous tags and asks for confirmation, which is pretty innovative!
Places allows for geotagging of photos. Some cameras and the iPhone 3G will use GPS information to tag photos. iPhoto then organizes those photos by location, or “place.” Also, Flickr and Facebook support are built-in. Those without GPS access can retro-tag photos by hand.
There’s been quite alot going on at Macworld, we’re aiming to bring you the very best and the essense of it all At Macworld today the new iLife ’09 was revealed and one of the applications that make apart of iLife is iMovie. I’m not sure how many of you have used it before since it’s not the easiest of all video / clip making softwares, but we have used it to make a few videos over at our YouTube channel. The new iMovie features precision editing, advanced drag and drop, animated travel maps, and image stabilization. With the new iMovie you can grab audio from another clip then add it to a different clip easily. You can view your projects in a thumbnail view as opposed to the iPhoto ‘08. Image stabilization is said to be really nice but slow to correct, but worth every penny. You can now add effects to your videos and also add slow motion to any clip. There are updated themes and many more great new features!
Did you think Sony’s new PSP 3000 wasn’t hackable? Think again, Datel has released a gadget, well a battery actually called the Lite Blue Tool. It’s essentially a smart battery that clones Sony lab equipment to put the PSP 2000 and PSP 3000 into Service Mode. From this mode, users are approaching the PSP with the access of a Sony engineer and can load old, cracked firmware that’s open to run homebrew applications and softwares. You can buy the Lite Blue Tool at various places online such as here. But there’s always an alternative of getting it on eBay, etc…
I don’t know about you, but I’m not a huge fan of internet radio, I feel the radio we have at the moment satisfy all my needs. But I suppose the added advantage of having internet radio is you can listen to radio that’s not just in your own country or region but also internationally. At next week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Blaupunkt and miRoamer will announce the world’s first in dash Internet radio receiver. Continue reading »
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Who says cute girls can’t have geeky tattoos? Natalie “Kommodore” Thompson just loves open source, she’s now shown to everyone that she’s serious about it by commiting a tiny part of the skin under her forearm with the Android tattoo pictured below.
We’ve seen a few geek-inspired gadgets hacked and connected to Twitter before but not one that is as detailed (and as useful?) as this.
Ryan designed this because he kept forgetting after he had placed his clothing into his washer, after this, his washing machine now twitters and so announces when it is done. It also has a sign in the house that displays its status to help him remember.