Archive for Jul 26, 2010

Props from Lost being auctioned off

Props from Lost being auctioned off

Lost was a cool show, though it did get a bit tedious after the first few seasons. Now that the show is over all the props from the series are being auctioned off. Among the items are things like that satellite phone Naomi carried, Dharma Beer, that sweet orange Camaro Hurley drove, and more.

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Cups made from Jell-O are perfect for summer picnics

Cups made from Jell-O are perfect for summer picnics

Jell-O is the ubiquitous desert that is a staple at all sorts of institutions raging from the elementary school cafeteria to the old folks home. The jiggly and fruity treat is typically served in squares or bowls. A new Jell-O use is being shown off as the result of the second annual Jell-O Mold competition in Brooklyn, New York.

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August 9th Acer Stream launch official

August 9th Acer Stream launch official

Acer's Stream Android 2.1 smartphone has just got an official UK launch date, though it's a little later than the previous August 3rd release tipped.  According to the press release, Expansys will be exclusively offering the Stream - complete with a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA touchscreen, 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and 5-megapixel camera - from August 9th, priced at £399 ($615), though the retailer's own product page is currently showing August 7th as the due-date.

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Nadia aesthetics inference camera concept shows ratings not previews [Video]

Nadia aesthetics inference camera concept shows ratings not previews [Video]

Not all that long ago, if you wanted to know if you'd taken a decent photograph you'd have to wait for the prints to come back from being developed; since then we've been able to squint at preview displays and try to judge things that way.  Andrew Kupresanin's Nadia camera concept takes things one step further: described as an "aesthetics inference camera", it automatically checks images with the ACQUINE quality inference engine and gives you a simple percentage score rating the shot for visual pleasantness.

Video demo after the cut

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