A team of big picture-thinking researchers has developed a novel way of creating stable time-lapse videos by sewing together millions of public photos taken from the internet. The resulting sequences document everything from retreating glaciers to the construction of Las Vegas skyscrapers, without the team even needing to leave the lab.
From the company that brought us Otto, the gif-capturing camera,
comes CHIP, the US$9 computer. Its endowments of 1 gig processing, 4
gig storage, and 512 MB of RAM would only be average, were it not for
the price, and the fact that it's ready-to-go despite its svelte stature
– small enough to fit on a Post-It note. As with Otto, the company is
seeking funding on Kickstarter and is also offering PocketCHIP, an
enclosure to turn CHIP into an affordable smart device with touchscreen
If you were geared up about that Skype Translator that Microsoft announced a year ago, but weren't a fan of the signup process, then today is your lucky day ... well, that is, as long as you own a Windows 8 or 8.1-running machine.
Microsoft today launched Office 2016 Preview, making it available to download for users who want to get an early look at the latest iteration of the company's productivity suite. This new version includes several new features for home and business users, and is designed to work seamlessly across a wide range of devices, including Apple's iPad, Mac OS X, and Android tablets.