Easy panorama

occipital: 360 panorama for iPhone
“’360 panorama’ lets iPhone users take wide-angle and panoramic photographs by simply panning their phones to capture the view. a complete 360° panorama can be taken in under 20 seconds, and immediately uploaded or shared. now, gyroscope-enabled viewing lets users experience panoramic images relative to their own 3D space, so that panning or revolving the phone controls the view.”
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Sensor sea

IMOS monitors almost one-third of the world’s oceans
“Australian climate and ocean scientists are studying some of the planet’s most remote areas using a multi-million dollar array of high-tech underwater equipment that provides data vital for the monitoring of almost one-third of the world’s oceans. The kit of technology includes sensor floats and autonomous underwater vehicles, which combine with sensor tagged animals, moored scientific stations and satellite remote sensing to form the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS).”
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Finding copies

‘Video DNA matching’ could thwart movie pirates
“It starts by applying a series and sequence of invisible grids over the picture, that are used to assign the footage a unique numerical code based on its visual content. The system can then scan the contents of websites suspected of distributing pirated movies, looking for that same code… or mutations of it. Even if the color, resolution or geometry are altered, or if footage has been added or taken out, the underlying DNA analogue should still be recognizable.”
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Going retro

A Retro Look in High-Tech Electronics
“So what’s the appeal of the latest electronics wrapped in a retro design, like full-size jukeboxes that are really $4,000 iPod docks and manual typewriters reconfigured to work as U.S.B. keyboards? Has anyone ever said, “It’s a nice Ferrari, but it would be cooler if it looked like a covered wagon?” There are theories: the throwback designs make challenging technology seem familiar. For the technically proficient, an old phone handset that connects to a cellphone seems comically ironic. Retro designs can also give a sense of permanence to disposable devices. Some of it is art.”
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Looking inside

Projection: The Future of Augmented Reality Technology?
“Using 3D design data, the device can be calibrated to project the interior of a surface onto its exterior. This can have a variety of applications, the example in the video below being the inner workings of an automobile door. Using 3D projections instead of crude disassembly methods, understanding the inner workings of something like an automobile can be streamlined and made much more efficient.”
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Audio equipment

New Signal Process BreakOut Pedal
“Made from high quality hardware, it allows you music to be passed through the iPhone/iPad and right through and ready for your amp ~ “It literally breaks out of the iPhone’s headphone jack, so you can use all your favorite recording, signal processing and sampling apps. It’s mono design fits in perfectly with effects pedals and amplifiers. The internal circuitry solves all signal, feedback and detection issues you may have sending guitar and line signals in and out of the iPhone and iPad, and allows for a plethora of uses, on stage, in the field, and at home, with guitars, mics, amps, PAs, etc”
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Archiving the internet

Archiving Musical Artifacts From Early Internet Culture
“Founded in 2009, the mission of Internet Archaeology advocates for the preservation of digital anthropology by acknowledging the contributions to early Internet culture. The organization’s work includes includes archiving GeoCities content, producing a blog, and presentations on their findings. Support the project via Kickstarter with a pledge of $25 or to guarantee your copy.”
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Self promotion

Viinyl.com: Interactive Platform Promotes And Distributes A Single Song
“The platform allows anyone to create an interactive single song website, complete with video, lyrics, artwork, promotional tools and Google analytics. Upon trial and within minutes, a track, YouTube video, and about page can be uploaded, then Viinyl produces an unique url for each song site, making the tune more SEO friendly. Though, one noticeable oversight, is a ‘click here to buy’ button.”
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Music making

Ujam Is Now Ready To Turn You Into A Rockstar
“All you do is hum, whistle, or sing, and Ujam can turn your voice into nearly any instrument and fix it so that it is in tune. You can also upload your own pre-recorded tracks or pick pre-existing tracks on Ujam from different styles of music (Kraftwerk, 80s Rock, Campfire Guitar). The Ujam music editor lets you change the instruments, tempo, pitch, and mix between vocals and music to create your own composition. Once you are done, you can save your songs and download them as MP3s for sharing. “
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