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Posts Tagged ‘screen’

Apple’s iPhone launches no longer excite

Apple’s iPhone launches no longer excite

Now, having had two years to plot and scheme, Apple's renowned designer Jonathan Ive has replaced the tiny 3.5in (8.9cm) screen with a slightly-less-tiny 4in (10.2cm) screen? Wow. Knock me over with a feather. What do you do with the rest of your time, Jony? To use a car analogy, six years ago the iPhone was like a sexy new flagship model from [...]

HOWTO: Cheat Against Your Friends On Draw Something

HOWTO: Cheat Against Your Friends On Draw Something

Draw Something is one of the hottest apps on the App Store right now, but it looks like there are still a few kinks to work out. When you challenge a friend, you have to pick from three words which you are going to draw. If you don't like any of them, you can pay to get new ones. Or, you can force-quit the app and re-open it, and you'll get [...]

Render frosted glass transparent with Scotch tape

YouTube user TheFarmacyMan discovered that his workplace frosted glass privacy screen could be rendered transparent by applying a piece of Scotch tape to it. A useful detail for anyone planning a caper novel or a robbery. A user called rawnoodles10 posits "..the glue on the tape fills in the small imperfections on the surface of the glass. [...]

TSA considers being upset at screening procedures to be an indicator of terrorist intentions

TSA considers being upset at screening procedures to be an indicator of terrorist intentions

CNN has discovered that the TSA considers "complaining about TSA procedures" to be a profiling marker for potential terrorists. They explain that one terrorist (the "twentieth hijacker") complained a lot about TSA screening, and so that means "getting angry about TSA screening procedures" goes in the "signs of terrorist intent" [...]

“Eye of Sauron” made with Kinect and Pufferfish

The Technology Studio connected a Kinect sensor/camera to a Pufferfish round video screen and created their own animated Eye of Sauron that follows you around the room.

Fake but cool video hacking in Times Square

Looks like a guy has created a video repeater that "somehow" manages to overwhelm the inputs of any screen in the vicinity. The demo shows the inventor taking over a couple of small screens at ground level, before attaching the device to a huge red balloon and floating it up high to hax bigger screens up above. The iPhone doesn't transmit [...]

Fiendish CSS-based technique for obfuscating text

Asa Raskin's developed a fairly ingenious, CSS-based means of obfuscating text; briefly, he inserts random characters in the text and applies a "do not render" CSS style to them. The words render as normal on your screen, but when copied to the clipboard, the junk text is also picked up. It's been years since I did much with CSS, but I have [...]

Roger Ebert: 3D movies suck

Roger Ebert: 3D movies suck

Roger Ebert hates 3D movies as much as I do. For me, 3D causes a headache, always means that part of the screen is blurred, makes movies too dark, and the magic of 3D quickly fades away as the brain becomes accustomed to it. Ebert received a letter from Oscar-winning editor/sound designer Walter Murch, who worked on Apocalypse Now and Captain [...]

HOWTO: Avoid online tracking (Hint: you can’t)

HOWTO: Avoid online tracking (Hint: you can’t)

Christopher Maag, writing for credit.com, says that any attempt to maintain your privacy online is doomed. Deleting cookies won't work, banning cookies won't work, and using privacy tools won't work, either. Even after you set your browser to delete existing cookies and ban new ones, download super-cookies and use the tools created by [...]

Top 15 Surprising Facts About The Original TRON

Top 15 Surprising Facts About The Original TRON

Even though the original Tron (1982) is twenty-eight years old, there's sill a lot of things most people don't know about the film. In honor of the release of the sequel Tron: Legacy, tonight/tomorrow, here are the top 15 facts you don't know. (more…)

Google Blacklist: Words That Google Instant Doesn’t Like

Google Blacklist: Words That Google Instant Doesn’t Like

Google Instant is the latest incarnation of the search engine that fills in potential responses as you type them into the Google search bar. Some people think this is great while others feel like Google is reading their minds and are freaked out by it. We believe it's fun for at least one reason. Like everything these days, great care must be [...]

Stupid linux screen tricks

I use GNU Screen extensively to manage my work. Here are a few tips and shortcuts I've collected or developed... 1. Adding a status bar to screen. If you use screen inside screen, or screen on more than one machine, having a status bar is essential so you always know where you are. I have the following line in my .screenrc: caption always "%{= [...]