grofjardanhazy:

Evolution of the Desk (1980-2014)

gif: grofjardanhazy, original video via Best Reviews

briangefrich:

WikiWand

Level up your Wikipedia experience

WikiWand is a site (and browser addon) that makes Wikipedia articles more readable, better looking, and faster loading.

It includes streamlined, off-page navigation, clear typography, auto-fill search feature, and flyouts that show previews of Wiki deep links.

I’ve been using the Chrome plugin for about two weeks and the experience has been great. It automatically converts any Wikipedia link into the WikiWand equivalent for me. I haven’t been so happy to look at wiki articles in a long time.

Head over to http://www.wikiwand.com/ to try it out and learn more.

casie-mod whispered:
Not too sure about the Gifcam prog. I saw someone on their blog reported they got a virus from using it, but I don't have the blog addie to direct you to.

I see the warning that other sites may offer it as a download with secondary programs and whatnot, but I will put a warning on the post regardless. Thank you!

arcanime:

hey, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make a gif but doing it traditionally in photoshop is too hard, you should look at this.

gifcam is an app designed to make making gifs easy. all you have to do to record a gif is size the window and hit record. it has a built in editor and it saves with low filesizes and many options.

the best thing about the whole deal is that its completely free. yeah. thats right. you wont pay for anything and you’ll never have to

you can download gifcam here, and if you want, you could reblog to spread the word about this awesome software

There have been reports of virus/malware infection from this program. The creator’s website advises not to download the program from anywhere but the original site linked above, as they couple unnecessary programs with Gifcam.

As with any software downloads, please ensure that you have a valid, up-to-date anti-virus/malware program running before downloading/installing this program.

jezmm:

daily-infographic:

Neat: Visual History of the YouTube Player (2005 to 2013)
http://daily-infographic.tumblr.com/

There is something highly disturbing about how the further you go back the more it looks like “ugh why is this site using their own shitty video player why can’t they just use youtube”

0bstacles:

huffingtonpost:

THIS GENIUS MACHINE FEEDS STRAY DOGS IN EXCHANGE FOR RECYCLED BOTTLES

The Turkish company Pugedon has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends.

Watch the machine in action here.

this makes me so happy

allthingslinguistic:

zmyaro:

To any Tumblrites who are deaf, hard of hearing, know people who are, or just enjoy cool tech, a start-up called MotionSavvy is working on technology that uses Leap Motion to recognize sign language and and outputs written or spoken English.  The project was started by a group of deaf students at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (yay RIT!) who moved to San Francisco to develop the product with Leap.

The team has over 800 deaf beta testers, but they are looking for more.  They hope to have a product available to consumers by September of 2015.

For more information, check out this TechCrunch article and this video.

The links are definitely worth checking out: according to the TechCrunch article, the prototype only understands about 100 words at the moment, but they’re working on more with the beta testers. I’m guessing it’ll probably be realistic to eventually expect a level comparable to other types of machine translation (Google Translate, etc.), which although by no means perfect is still very useful. 

nanananabatjam:

Tangible Media

MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,

"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."

so much nope