Monthly Archives: July 2016

Microsoft Pix uses AI to help your iPhone take the best pictures

July 27, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Interaction, Participation, Technology

Microsoft Pix is looking to become your new go-to camera app on iPhone. The new iOS offering from Microsoft’s mobile team employs some artificial intelligence smarts to help make sure you take the best pictures, by eliminating human error through batch captures and by enhancing image color, exposure and other variables that can make the difference between drab and… Read more »

Google’s new Arts & Culture app brings the world’s art, virtual tours and more to your smartphone

July 20, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

Experiencing the world’s art just got a little easier, thanks to Google’s newly launched Arts & Culture application which puts works of art from over a thousand museums across 70 countries into the palm of your hand. But the app goes beyond offering only static images and text – instead, it now offers tools to search… Read more »

Pokémon Go to launch in Japan TOMORROW

July 19, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Participation, Technology

Pokémon Go fever has doubled the value of Nintendo’s business, pushing it past Sony in the process. Can you imagine what will happen when the game finally goes live in Japan, the birthplace of the Pokémon phenomenon? Well, you don’t have long to wait since Pokémon Go is scheduled to launch in Japan tomorrow (Wednesday), sources have confirmed to TechCrunch…. Read more »

How to get your photos featured on Apple’s Shot on iPhone billboards

July 16, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Shoot on the most recent iPhone Apple makes. It doesn’t matter if you take an awesome shot with an iPhone 5 — they’ll only want to promote the most recent model iPhone. Tag your photos diligently on Instagram and make sure the rest of your Instagram feed is high quality, as well. Tagging with #shotoniphone and #shotoniphone6s is a good idea,… Read more »

Nintendo is launching a mini version of its iconic NES console with 30 classic games

July 14, 2016   |   filed under Community, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology, Video

Remember back in the day when you had a Nintendo Entertainment System hooked up to a tube television, the connection over RF shaky, the excitement palpable? Nintendo’s hoping you do, and wants you to recapture the feeling for $59.99. On November 11, it will release the recursively named “Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition,” a tiny… Read more »

Twitter to Stream the Republican and Democratic Conventions

July 13, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

Twitter has been perhaps the most talked about platform this election cycle. (Thanks, Donald Trump.) Now, in hopes of capturing even more of the political conversation, the company is announcing that it will livestream the Republican National Convention when it kicks off next week in Cleveland, followed by the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia the week… Read more »

Microsoft’s Project Malmo is teaching AI to build stuff in Minecraft

July 12, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Interaction, Technology

There’s plenty of precedent for the use of Minecraft in an educational setting. Hell, Microsoft issued an Education Edition of the popular PC game earlier this year targeted at use in a classroom setting. Turns out the game could also prove a useful tool for helping artificial intelligence be more, well, intelligent. Back in March, Microsoft Research… Read more »

Twitter reportedly in talks with the NBA, MLS and Turner for more sports streaming

July 8, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Twitter isn’t satisfied with streaming 10 Thursday Night Football games this upcoming NFL season. According to Recode, the social media network is also reportedly in talks with the NBA, Major League Soccer and cable television giant Turner about acquiring digital rights to stream more live sports. Twitter didn’t immediately respond to our request for confirmation of the report. Whether… Read more »

Parachut is the perfect photography gear club for indecisive photographers

July 7, 2016   |   filed under Community, Participation, Technology

It is frequently said that photography is a more expensive hobby than a recreational drug habit. Whether that’s true or not Haje Jan Kamps of TechCrunch wouldn’t know (he’s only ever suffered one of those two afflictions), but Parachut, launching in beta today, is here to alleviate the burden a little bit with a subscription library service for photography… Read more »