It’s not rare to find software improve the final results of key input coordinates. One NODO-GT from XDA has developed a mod that will do the HTC Sensation 4G’s camera a lot of good. The mod, called, HQ camera for ICS will help improve the capabilities of the 8-megapixel camera. It disables the compressing of images to JPEG format. Additionally, there improvement in video capture too, with a promise of 1080p video capture at 20fps.
There’s something for Sony PlayStation Vita users to look forward to on their existing devices. The Vita mainly served in adding more value to the PlayStation Portable and since its launch has been quite a gratifying device to own. The PS Vita 1.61 software upgrade will come in to arms wide open and accepting. Among the notable new applications and functionalities is the Maps application and a video capturing facility enabled with the image capture application.
Sakar earned quite a name for themselves over the years and have now gone on to expand their kiddy offerings to the tech sphere. This Hasbro company has now taken the coming holidays and put it to their advantage with a line of new gizmo accessories for kids such as night-vision goggles, helmet cameras, walky-talkies that can connect over distances of 1,000 feet, 2GB MP3 players, a multi-function flashlight, a pocket DVR, a 5.1-megapixel camera with social media software and more.
Eye-Fi, that company that let’s you send images from your camera to your computer wirelessly, just announced an upgrade to their software product. While the Eye-Fi is already pretty useful for when using your laptop, but this super easy send-to-device feature now lets you up the card ahead of time for Direct Mode, and it learns to use an ad-hoc wi-fi network to send your pictures directly to your iOS or Android device. An advantage is that it allows you to use your other device as a secondary memory card. The new 8GB X2 Mobile cards with Direct Mode are priced $80, or if you have an X2 card, an upload can be download later this week.
A software application has finally been developed, so as not to make the life of bloggers and other computer-stationed personnel harder, but to tell what’s troubling them. It’s been mastered and developed in Israel’s Ben-Gurion University. The application’s diagnosis is limited only to blogs though. In a recent test, about 300,000 blogs (which had content in English) were scanned by the program and these were also passed under the critical noses of clinical psychologists. It was gathered that about 78% of the diagnosis on these blogs by the program matched those of the psychologists.
You really need to get all the facts and figures right before you set off to tackle the unpredicatable waves. Hence we have something like the Coastalwatch software that analyzes live video segments from its cameras so as to study the nature of a wave and provide information like its height and wave period. The cameras all have web access and are numbered at over a hundred. The best part is that the surf reports thus generated are updated automatically. This can far out-do the current day surf reporter time.
Mobile phone users today are not just using their phones just to make calls. Today consumers are more data driven storing annual profit forecasts or critical data into their smart mobile devices. In such a scenario if a mobile was to be misplaced or worse stolen, it could lead to grave consequences. A new tool from Kaspersky Lab might help you recover your lost/ stolen mobile phone. In addition to standard security offerings such as anti-spam and antivirus products, Kaspersky Mobile Security looks to help secure a phone if it goes missing. If you lose your phone, you will have the ability to send an SMS message that temporarily locks the device until it either is recovered, or wipes it clean of any stored data. This eliminates the risk of personal information falling into the wrong hands if it has been stolen (or simply left in the backseat of a cab). There’s an anti-theft component to the solution as well, if it’s a GSM phone and they switch the SIM card, not only will it block data on the phone, but it’s also going to call back on a preset number you give it and tell you the new number, which potentially gives you recourse to get it back. At a minimum, if it was stolen, you can go to the network carrier to say there’s someone using a stolen phone, here’s the new phone number, please take it off the network, and they would have the ability to do that. This technology is in effective if the thief has the ability to format the device on his own. In such a scenario, at least the critical data is not misused and the mobile ends up as a statistic.
We have all been there, done that – staring at the pretty damsels who trot around college. I remember the day we decided to hold up numbered cards that would indicate the way the rate the girls passing our lane. Someone’s got a similar idea but has put it to better use and has come up with a software that rates people’s faces based on how attractive they are. One Amit Kagian from TAU has programmed software that can judge who looks good and who doesn’t based on esthetic judgment. In the tests that were held to check for the functionality of the software, some 30 individuals were subjected to the test and were rated on a scale of 1-7. A mere hack into the parameters needed to rate a person can lead to the deception of the software. Let’s hope it doesn’t enter mainstream modeling.
Sony is really serious about chow, and to make sure that you find your nearest Noodle Bar. Their latest piece of software uses Wi-Fi to locate noodle restaurants. The X-Ramen Radar is a free PC application (no Macs on Sony) that relies on the PetaMap and PlaceEngine technologies to do the job. Basically they use the strength of any available WiFi signals to work out a precise location, rather like sat-nav without the GPS. X-Ramen Radar takes that location information and cross-references it with a database of restaurants that specialize in ramen noodles. It dishes out info on restaurants located within a radius of 3km and more info on the shops are just a click away!