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  • TechBits: stabilizing shaky video (08.27.14)

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:47:49 GMT
    If your cell phone video is shaky, some free services can smooth it out:Instagram is rolling out an app called Hyperlapse. It takes shaky video, and smoothes it out into time-lapse video. The app is only available for iPhone. No word on when it will roll out for Android.The app follows months after Microsoft revealed a project that does the same thing- using the same name. The Microsoft Hyperlapse project page goes into some of the technology behind the video smoothing, for people who want to...More >>
    If your cell phone video is shaky, some free services can smooth it out:Instagram is rolling out an app called Hyperlapse. It takes shaky video, and smoothes it out into time-lapse video. The app is only available for iPhone. No word on when it will roll out for Android.The app follows months after Microsoft revealed a project that does the same thing- using the same name. The Microsoft Hyperlapse project page goes into some of the technology behind the video smoothing, for people who want to...More >>
  • TechBits: tech news (08.20.14)

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:30:56 GMT
    Microsoft may rename Internet Explorer. In a recent Reddit chat, Microsoft engineers say they've been in talks about revamping some of the company's products. They say it would be a way to shed old negative images of some of its software.Linux is trying to drive into the automotive technology market. At a recent automotive Linux conference, there were discussions of building a core system car companies could tailor to their own needs. It would go up against proprietary systems by companies li...More >>
    Microsoft may rename Internet Explorer. In a recent Reddit chat, Microsoft engineers say they've been in talks about revamping some of the company's products. They say it would be a way to shed old negative images of some of its software.Linux is trying to drive into the automotive technology market. At a recent automotive Linux conference, there were discussions of building a core system car companies could tailor to their own needs. It would go up against proprietary systems by companies li...More >>
  • TechBits 8-14: Website tracks Ebola outbreak

    TechBits 8-14: Website tracks Ebola outbreak

    The Tech Guy takes a look at how technology is being used to cover important news like the Ebola outbreak.More >>
    The Tech Guy takes a look at how technology is being used to cover important news like the Ebola outbreak.
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  • TechBits: puppy love (08.06.14)

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-08-07 02:25:20 GMT
    A popular dating app is helping people find furry friends. Tinder is being used by animal rescue organizations, to match people with dogs in need of homes.People using Tinder will see images of the dogs along with images of people. If they swipe a dog's picture to the right- a virtual 'thumbs up' in the app- they'll get information about the rescue organization handling the dog. That information could help them adopt the dog- or just volunteer to help other animals. People can even get short-...More >>
    A popular dating app is helping people find furry friends. Tinder is being used by animal rescue organizations, to match people with dogs in need of homes.People using Tinder will see images of the dogs along with images of people. If they swipe a dog's picture to the right- a virtual 'thumbs up' in the app- they'll get information about the rescue organization handling the dog. That information could help them adopt the dog- or just volunteer to help other animals. People can even get short-...More >>
  • TechBits: 4K ready for prime time? (7.30.14)

    TechBits: 4K ready for prime time? (7.30.14)

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:32:14 GMT
    New 4K TVs were all the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show- but a half-year later, the technology isn't really ready for most homes.The sets are very expensive, and most people can't even tell the difference between HD and 4K until screen sizes get up to about 84 inches. Plus, there's very little content available right now in the Ultra-HD format.The tech guy takes a look at where 4K stands for most consumers.More >>
    New 4K TVs were all the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show- but a half-year later, the technology isn't really ready for most homes.The sets are very expensive, and most people can't even tell the difference between HD and 4K until screen sizes get up to about 84 inches. Plus, there's very little content available right now in the Ultra-HD format.The tech guy takes a look at where 4K stands for most consumers.More >>
  • TechBits: wifi range extenders (07.16.14)

    TechBits: wifi range extenders (07.16.14)

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:35 AM EDT2014-07-17 05:35:13 GMT
    Walls can pose a big problem with your home wi-fi, but there are ways to extend your coverage when walls degrade your signals.A travel router can pick up the original signal, and re-broadcast it. That's not what they're designed for, but they can serve the purpose in a pinch.D-link and other brands have devices designed to extend your wi-fi range. Many do much more than just repeat and extend your signal. A new unit from D-link can serve as a wireless bridge, so you can use wired devices fart...More >>
    Walls can pose a big problem with your home wi-fi, but there are ways to extend your coverage when walls degrade your signals.A travel router can pick up the original signal, and re-broadcast it. That's not what they're designed for, but they can serve the purpose in a pinch.D-link and other brands have devices designed to extend your wi-fi range. Many do much more than just repeat and extend your signal. A new unit from D-link can serve as a wireless bridge, so you can use wired devices fart...More >>
  • TechBits: Ingress & Field Trip

    TechBits: Ingress & Field Trip

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-10 02:36:18 GMT
    The Tech Guy admits he was wrong when he said Google may be using data from the game Ingress to improve its mapping services.The space-age capture-the-flag game is based on virtual portals placed at points of interest all of the world. Two teams fight for control of the portals, and the minds of mankind. The game was created by a division fo Google called Niantic. That led to talk that Google was using the location data in the game in its services.But Niantic has another app, called Field Tri...More >>
    The Tech Guy admits he was wrong when he said Google may be using data from the game Ingress to improve its mapping services.The space-age capture-the-flag game is based on virtual portals placed at points of interest all of the world. Two teams fight for control of the portals, and the minds of mankind. The game was created by a division fo Google called Niantic. That led to talk that Google was using the location data in the game in its services.But Niantic has another app, called Field Tri...More >>
  • TechBits: preventing child car deaths (07.02.14)

    TechBits: preventing child car deaths (07.02.14)

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-03 02:41:28 GMT
    New devices on the market can help prevent child deaths in cars in summer heat. Many employ receivers that sound an alarm when parents get too far away from the vehicle. Some also keep the receiver from sounding when a child is not in their car seat. This is done through use of a pressure pad placed under the seat.The devices have some shortcomings. Batteries can get low- and the alerts can be hard to hear in noisy environments. They are not intended as any kind of substitute for good, attent...More >>
    New devices on the market can help prevent child deaths in cars in summer heat. Many employ receivers that sound an alarm when parents get too far away from the vehicle. Some also keep the receiver from sounding when a child is not in their car seat. This is done through use of a pressure pad placed under the seat.The devices have some shortcomings. Batteries can get low- and the alerts can be hard to hear in noisy environments. They are not intended as any kind of substitute for good, attent...More >>
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  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:13:59 GMT
    The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their...More >>
    The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming...More >>
  • Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

    Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:41:17 GMT
    A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence says the actress has contacted authorities after nude photos of her were apparently stolen and posted online.More >>
    The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.More >>
  • Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

    Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:11:18 GMT
    Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.More >>
    Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.More >>
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