Tag Archives: software

The truth lies in Skype: Lie detection software

Here’s something both equally useful and creepy. Skype has released software capable or reading the amount of stress in someones voice as you talk to them. Voice stress analysis (VSA) technology has been widely used since the 70’s, but is only now being integrated into public use. The software analysis the first 10 seconds of a conversation to determine the ...

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Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta arriving this Friday

Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta, the next version of the end-all-be-all for digital photo editing and graphic design, has been announced to be released this Friday. Adobe has also stated that Photoshop will be the only version for which a CS3 beta will be released. Adobe Creative Suite 3 is the next version of the Creative Suite line (which was created ...

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WiiSaber – Mac users, the force is with you

For all of you envious of the legendary Jedi Guy videos, the Mac users among you might now be able to live out your dream. The application, WiiSaber, turns your Wiimote into a fully functional light saber, which you can swing and attack with as if you were a Jedi in training. Those of you who remember the MacSaber, which ...

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Firefox 3.0 alpha “Gran Paradiso” already available for download

Shouldn’t Mozilla be spending their time fine tuning Firefox 2.0 before letting outlandish future projects get in the way? Of course they should, but in today’s lightining speed internet world, the name of the game is more, more, faster, more productive, more, more. So for those who love getting their hands on early software, here’s a little 3.0 goodness to ...

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Machines proved superior to man

Well, at chess, anyway. Vladimir Kramnik lost 2-4 to the multi-processor version of Chessbase’s commercial software Deep Fritz at a tournament held in Bonn, Germany. Kramnik was able to hold an earlier version of the software to a draw in 2002, but this latest defeat may preclude a rematch. Monty Newborn, a professor of computer science at McGill University, told ...

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Hack your iTunes album art

When iTunes announced it’s feature of automatically importing high-quality album cover images to my iTunes library, the tech-loving side of our brains here at Gearfuse started to sing a song of praise. We have dreamed of a smooth integration of album artwork and iTunes pretty much since we’ve had an iPod. For the most part, a smooth integration was exactly ...

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