Video Airbrushing: New Software Can Digitally Improve Physique of Actors


Airbrushing of celebrities was a hot button for a few years. Magazines were lambasted by blogs for their sometime extreme removal of girth from celebrities, models and public figures. Nowadays, airbrushing is more of a joke. An excuse to poke fun at the Photoshop disaster that many magazine covers have become. A new piece of software is bringing the airbrushing ...

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MacBox Pro: Hackintosh Built Inside of a Cardboard Box

When company One Block Off the Grid needed a way to spice up their Mac performance, they decided to order their own hardware. In such a rush to get the computer up and running and lacking the needed casing, employee Kalvin decided to build the computer right inside of the box the parts were shipped in. Besides the power switch, ...

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Author Writes 300,000 Books in Less Than 5 Years


I’ve always loved to write but I have never been a long-form writer. I never had the patience, nor the creativity to write anything longer than a page or two. In a way, I’ve always been the blogger I am today, despite my best efforts to one-day be a best-selling novelist. While I’m fairly certain that there’s no chance of ...

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MiBeerAge iPhone App Tells You Exactly How Old Your Beer Is


You might not have known this but to the beer connoisseur, the finest brews are best served within 30 days of their bottling. So those three year old bottles of Heineken collecting dust in your fridge garage? Yeah, slightly past their prime. But hey, at least the caps are still usable. The MiBeerAge iOS application tells you exactly how old ...

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The Original Prototypes of Iconic Gadgets


Every piece of gadgetry we own or have owned in the past started somewhere. There is always an alpha. Even such iconic pieces of gadgetry as the Super Soaker (pictured above) had messy and rough beginnings. Let’s take a step back in time to truly embrace our favorite gadget’s state of antithesis. The products before there was a product. Hit ...

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Plane Finder AR iPhone App Uses Augmented Reality to Track the Planes in the Sky

While developer pinkfroot limited has been using the transportation game as a means to an end for his application development for a while now, we’ve never seen a transportation app quite like this. Plane Finder AR utilizes GPS technology, real-time air traffic mapping and augmented reality to create a whole new transportation experience for those who still have their feet ...

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Run Newton OS on the iPhone

If you look back at Apple’s Newton PDA device, it’s pretty clear that it was a major inspiration for iOS. You could say that Newton was the iPhone’s grandfather. Now, through the Open Einstein project, iPhone users can run an emulation of the Newton OS right on their modern devices. Downloading the code from the Open Einstein project’s site allows ...

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Laser Backpack for 3D Mapping on the Go

You didn’t think it was going to be THAT practical, did you? Massive or not, the Laser Backpack is the most portable option you have for mobile 3D mapping. Funded by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Army Research Office, the backpack uses sensor fusion algorithms for creating textured 3D models. The backpack utilizes cameras, inertial ...

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Magic Slate Mousepad: Doodle and Drag

Remember those Magic Slate drawing pads from when you were a kid? You know the ones. You’d draw a little picture, or if you were like me, draw an indistinguishable blob of squiggle, lift up the page to erase and start all over. ThinkGeek has employed this technology into the Scratch & Scroll, part Magic Slate, part mousepad. A true ...

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