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November 29, 2011

New Software Shows How Much an Image Has Been Photoshopped


It’s widely accepted that most of the ads you see in magazines are photoshopped. Inches could be lobbed off thighs, wrinkles can be removed from faces, teeth can be straightened, eyes can be brightened, and so on. But these fantastical changes might be imperceptible to the average magazine reader. However, a pair of Dartmouth researchers have developed software designed to shine a light on the photoshopped images that appear in our magazines.

November 28, 2011

Greenfoot Provides a Visual Playground to Help Learn Java


Undercover Researchers Expose Chinese Internet Water Army

An undercover team of computer scientists reveals the practices of people who are paid to post on websites.

Multi-Touch Keyboard and Mouse

A Product Design project in Forest Grove, OR

November 22, 2011

Master the New Gmail with These Tips, Shortcuts, and Add-Ons

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New computer system can read your emotions

…researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have begun developing a hyper-insightful computer with a new system capable of reading human emotions. As explained in their study, published in the Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, the computer has been designed to intelligently engage with people, and to adjust its dialogue according to a user’s emotional state. (more…)

November 21, 2011

Amazon Kindles ‘damaged by airport scanners’

Travellers have been warned that their holiday reading plans could be disrupted by airport security measures, following reports that Amazon’s Kindle e-reader can be damaged by X-ray scanners.


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A Personal Appeal to Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales

Good to know that I am not the only one who felt that something is wrong with this banner:

Dearest Jimmy Wales,…this year you’ve chosen to left align your traditional banner ad portrait asking for Wikimedia Foundation donations, which means that your mug ends up being the accompanying image for whatever I end up looking up on Wikipedia.


November 18, 2011

Google Chrome update fixes critical flaw

Google has released an update for Chrome 15 which addresses a high-risk vulnerability.

The security issue is the result of an out-of-bounds memory write in the browser’s JavaScript engine. Under normal circumstances such a vulnerability would allow remote code execution and would be considered critical.

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