Today is the day fine folks — Kinect for Windows is here. The official, and commercial, version 1.0 of the SDK just hit the interwebs along with the accompanying hardware for a price of $250, or $150 for qualified educational customers. The tool has picked up a number of new features since the last beta, including support for up to four Kinects being used simultaneously and near mode for monitoring motion from just 40cm away. For more info and a complete list of improvements hit up the source link.
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That salacious onyx number up there? Per CrackBerry, it’s a rendering of RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry codenamed London. Found lurking in a leaked Waterloo slidedeck, the svelte render now sports a more curvaceous and onyx exterior — a departure from the angular metallic P’9981-esque dummy-unit first spied back in November. Those tweaks validate another rumor, which foretold the redo, as-well as the killing of its Milan and Colt siblings. Looks like RIM might be putting all of its eggs into this redesigned London-basket, which per this leaked roadmap could be yours come Q3. [...]
Best mobile phone: Overview
What’s the best mobile phone? Our verdict on the best smartphone / best phones – constantly updated
We’ve all got at least one mobile phone each, right? The trouble is, how do you decide which is the best one for you?
If you’ve read our list of the hottest pre-release new mobile phones and are still stumped, well, this is where we make it easy. Because here we have our continually-updated comparison of the top 20 best smartphones you can get in the UK.
The last update saw the Samsung Galaxy S2 nabbing the top spot – the combo of Android [...]
Apple is getting ready to add a whole slew of new locations to its iPhone 4S world domination plan. Starting November 11th, the company’s latest smartphone will be available in Hong Kong, South Korea and 13 additional countries, including Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, and Romania. Pre-orders for those locations (save for Albania, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malta, Montenegro and Panama) will begin on the 4th. The handset is currently available in 29 countries — that number will increase to more than [...]
YouTube has unveiled a set of editing features for the site, which allow users to tweak their videos and add a number of effects.
In a move that makes total sense – and something that should have been implemented a long time ago – users will now be able to trim their clips on the site, as well as stabilise shaky footage, boost the colours and contrast and even give the video a whole new look.
The new features mean that we finally see the fruits of YouTube’s acquisition of image-editing company Green Parrot, back in March.
Colour me bad
YouTube has made it really easy to edit your footage. [...]
Apple has launched a lawsuit against Samsung in the UK, which marks the latest in a long line of court cases between the two electrical giants.
Apple filed the court order this week, according to ZDNet, which brings the total number of patent suits the companies have between them to 20.
While this latest court shenanigan is about potential patent infringement, so far the exact patents it refers to are unknown.
Samsung said that the lawsuit was a countersuit filed against them for its original lawsuit it took out against Apple in June of this year.
Samsung V Apple: take 20
The situation between [...]
Top 50 best Linux apps 2011
For everyone at Linux Format magazine and most of its readers, computers and Linux are a passion.
Linux is perfect: its open source nature and excellent shell make it the ultimate hobbyist’s operating system. Fortunately, there’s a huge number of top-class applications available as well: market leading packages for professional and consumer level media creation, tools for developers, systems administrators and students – as well as great games to help you procrastinate on a Friday.
Here we introduce you to the 50 best apps for Linux. We didn’t [...]
PageRank is a link analysis algorithm, used by the Google Internet search engine, that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of “measuring” its relative importance within the set. The Google Toolbar’s PageRank feature displays a visited page’s PageRank as a whole number between 0 and 10
Webmasters tend to keep a track on PageRank, which helps in measuring the effectiveness of backlinks to their website or blog. The biggest question is how many backlinks do you need to move your Pagerank up. It’s not [...]
Well, there is no need these days to pay your bills for sending sms to your friends. If you are a sms freak, then register in one or the other free websites that we have listed out here for your convenience to send sms at no cost inside India.
You must register for one time and can you send free sms to anyone for no money, but you pay for the internet usage which is much lesser than the cost that you will be paying for sending sms from your mobile. Find here some of the best sms sending platforms that are available for Indian users to send and/or receive sms for Indian mobile service providers.
Want to send a short email to a friend and get it delivered to his/her cell phone as SMS? If you know your friends’ phone numbers and the carrier they are on then you can easily send emails to their cell phones directly from your email program.
Here is how it works:
Most of mobile carriers offer free Email To SMS gateways which can be used to forward simple text emails to a mobile phones. And the good news, majority of those gateways are free and available to the general public.
You just need to know the number and the carrier of the recipient to start emailing them to mobile phone. Below we [...]