Capture Your World in 3D: Microsoft Photosynth

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Available for iPhone, Microsoft’s Photosynth is powerful application that uses your phone camera and a bit of processing to generate 3D panorama of the view that you are experiencing. The application interface is simple, it requires you to click a number of photographs in well guided manner with different zoom levels thought the process.

Photosynths give an exact idea of the scene in full 360° view without you being actually there. The application has different modes where you can choose to see the 3D view, the 2D view, the Top view or the Point view. An example has been placed below for you to experience the power.

How to create a Photosynth:

  1. photosynth2 Choose the position from where you can see the entire scene you are about to capture.
  2. Take different photos, left/right/up/down/zoom in/zoom out in a guided manner as directed.
  3. The different photos now clicked are joined using the image composite editor or inside the iPhone app itself.
  4. Tada! the panorama is now ready to be viewed and shared.

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        Download Links:

        First create a Photosynth account.

     

    India’s First Web TV – IndiaVibes

    India Vibes Well it seems like Indians too have jumped into the online Television market. With the launch of IndiaVibes on 1 Jan 2011, the competition is on. As they claim, they are the first ones to enter this segment. The concept is new, the strategy is fine and the goal is clear to a dedicated team of IndiaVibes.

    Unlike other sites, which offer live streaming of  TV channels, they telecast their own shows which are not broadcasted anywhere else. Though the team has some experience in Malayalam cinema, the shows that are currently aired are not in Malayalam, but English  – reason, to attract the masses. Currently there are 8 shows targeted at all age groups and these are expected to increase at the near future. As they say, they don’t focus on celebrities to get fame, they target masses. As per India Vibes ,” Our vision is to showcase the richness of India’s entertainment culture to the world ! We wish to make Indiavibes portal,as its name suggests the one stop for all the entertainment for global audiences with the tagline ‘Indian Vibes’ “.

    Pros – First of its kind, will take brand India to the world, an experienced and dedicated team.

    Cons- They haven’t publicized their site much, and with very less English speaking-internet users in India, this can be a great gamble.

    Anyhow, we at Chillgeeks, give a thumbs-up to IndiaVibes.

    Site : IndiaVibes

    Epic Browser-India’s Own Browser

    Epic Browser- India's own Browser With the launch of Epic Browser, India has got its own browser. Although powered by Mozilla, this has fulfilled the need of Indians. A design that perfectly matches Indian culture, the browser has very well come at par with the expectations. The themes, wallpapers, and everything else is dedicated to Indian Culture. People are also welcoming the launch and just 2 days after the release, it has 1500 fans on facebook. Another feature that is catchy is that it is offered in many regional languages.

    The themes are the best part of the browser and gives you the feel of Indian Culture. And as they claim, it is the only browser that comes with an antivirus. The sidebar not only make it more productive, but also add aesthetic value to it. In other words, its a complete package for everyone.

    Why We Think That It Is The Best Browser

    If we look at the strategy behind the this browser, we can easily understand the above statement. Epic Browser has clearly segmented itself into its usage. By this we mean that it is made keeping in mimd each and every individual. Take for example the case of youngsters. They have emphasized on social networking sites, they have made their browser look cool, they have options to clear all the private data in a single click and in all the best package tat any browser can offer. Now take the case of webmasters. With the enormous Epic Browsertools and applications that can be installed( since the platform is quite similar to that of facebook), they are proving themselves to be more productive than any other browser.
    So winding up, Epic browser not only make you more productive, but also it gives you an essence of Indian culture.
    When you build a website, make sure to check that it works in all browsers, not just the common ones. Just remember that if you aren’t using the Epic Browser, you’re still vulnerable to attacks from hackers, viruses and worms. Make sure you protect yourself and your data by investing in security measures that have two-factor authentication so your logins are safe and secure.

    Create Your Online Card

    You don’t need to master any html or photoshop ( leave them for the nerds). You just have to work smart not hard and in few easy steps, you will be having your own Card and that too absolutely free. Make your "tiny" portfolio online in which you’ll be able to integrate your networks (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.), a little about you and how to contact you. Choose between many nice skins and features Here is look at my Card.ly :

    Card.ly

    The design is simple and attractive and the site is too easy to handle. Just signup there for free and you have dozens of designs to chose upon.

    Apart from this, Card.ly has something for the designers too and by asking for skin submissions; each skin can then become a source of revenue for the designers as users select and purchase their skins.

    Just go ahead and make your own card at card.ly

    Energy Bliss Visualization

    You must have seen so many visualizations for Windows Media Player, but this one is awesome. I mean this is the most simple and yet captivating visualization. Here is the screenshot for the visualization.

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    The dancing bars and the moving clouds look very charming.You can turn the album art feature either on or off by clicking in the Video and Visualization pane of the Now Playing feature. If you turn the album art off, you can still access it by moving the pointer over the upper-left area of the Video and Visualization pane.
    Note that not all album art can be displayed in the Energy Bliss visualization. For example, album art that you have manually added to a file by using the Advanced Tag Editor will not appear.

    This particular visualization requires a powerful graphics adapter (video card). If you keep getting a black screen or a dark sky when you are in full mode or full-screen mode, check to be sure your computer system meets the following minimum system requirements:

    • Windows Media Player 10

    • Graphics adapter: 3D accelerator with at least 16 megabytes (MB) of memory

    • Processor: 500-600 megahertz (MHz) or higher

    To download, click here

    Best Video Sharing Sites

    The number of video sharing sites have increased tremendously in the recent years. But the majority of the visitors are captured by only a few number of sites. I am giving you a list where you can upload, share, and enjoy the videos. I hope that you will get all sorts of videos in these sites.


    • YouTube : What to say about this site. Any video that you want is available here. The site receives a large number of visitors everyday.
    • DailyMotion :Dailymotion is about finding new ways to see, share and engage your world through the power of online video. You can find – or upload – videos about your interests and hobbies, eyewitness accounts of recent news and distant places, and everything else from the strange to the spectacular.
    • Google Video : Another stuff from Google. It doesn’t need any explanation.
    • Blip TV : Blip.tv is a next-generation television network and provide services of scale to more than 48,000 independently produced Web shows.
    • Veoh : Veoh is a revolutionary online video service that gives users the power to easily discover, watch, and personalize their entertainment viewing experience. With a simple broadband connection Veoh gives you free access to all of the great TV and film studio content, independent productions, and user-generated videos on the Web.
    • BrightCove : Brightcove is the leading online video platform used by media companies, businesses and organizations worldwide to publish and distribute video on the Web.
    • Vimeo :Vimeo is a respectful community of creative people who are passionate about sharing the videos they make.
    • BuzzNet :Buzznet.com is a social media site where passionate fans interact in thousands of music communities.Buzznet has thriving fan communities in which fans actively participate by sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts about their favorite bands. Buzznet offers music premieres, tour dates and exclusive editorial programming. Buzznet also offers music, with licenses from top labels.
    • Flixya : Started as a video sharing site in July of 2006, Flixya has grown from a dedicated and loyal member base (all through word of mouth) and has quickly evolved into a thriving social media community.
    • CastPost : Founded in 2005, Castpost is an online consumer video service operated by Broad Holdings. Castpost currently includes Castpost Hosting, a popular video hosting services for user-generated content. Castpost Hosting is in Alpha, and people all over the world use Castpost to share their personal video and audio clips with friends and family.
    • OurMedia : A community of individuals dedicated to spreading grassroots creativity: videos, podcasts and other works of personal media.
    • Revver : It is an online media network built the way the internet really works. We support the free and unlimited sharing of media.
    • VidMax : Just another video sharing site.
    • Metacafe : Metacafe is one of the world’s largest video sites, attracting more than 40 million unique viewers each month (comScore Media Metrix). We specialize in short-form original content – from new, emerging talents and established Hollywood heavyweights alike.
    • AOL Video : AOL Video has millions of free, high quality videos including music videos, news clips, movie trailers, viral videos, and full-length TV shows.
    • MotionBox :It’s about sharing YOUR videos, not other peoples’ videos. That’s why the Motionbox experience is private and secure.
    • Video Web Town : Not so good video sharing site.
    • Stupid Videos :StupidVideos.com, is a viral video website dedicated to humorous, off-the-wall videos, including wild stunts, wacky animals, sports bloopers, funny commercials, song and dance parodies and more.
    • Vmix : VMIX provides software as a service (SaaS) online video and photo platform solutions for media, entertainment, organizations, and business websites.
    • Crackle : Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that distributes digital content including original short form series and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures’ vast library of television series and feature films. Crackle is one of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet today, offering audiences quality programming in a variety of genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, music and reality. Crackle reaches a global audience through its impressive online and mobile distribution network.

    I hope that you enjoyed the list. This is not the end, more list of sites will be coming soon.

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    Check Invisible Users on Yahoo and MSN

    blocked Have you ever wondered why a person in your contact list appears offline to you all the time? Now you can spy your buddy to see his real yahoo status.If someone has blocked you on yahoo or is hiding from you by keeping himself or herself as invisible, you can track him/her easily. Although the tool which I am going to post is easy and simple to use but the side affects are many. Consider that you have tracked the person who is sitting invisible and you ping that person , and in return you didn’t get a reply, you again buzz that person, again no reply, you again……………and you end up with a bad mood and start figuring bad things about that person.

    Well that was a bit of personal experience( I am sure you have judged that). Now without wasting enough time, I provide you the list of sites that will actually help you to track a person. These all sites work on the same platform, they just ping the yahoo or google or msn or aol server to check the status of the person you have enquired.


    Block Checker

    • IM Invisible : This site will let you know about the status of Yahoo IM only.
    • Detect Invisible : This site also works with Yahoo IM only.
    • Block Checker : This is an amazingly good site that will not only let you to track Yahoo, but Skype, Gmail and MSN also.
    • Yahoo Block Checker : Works with Yahoo only but this site is not reliable.

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    Free Photo Editing

    When you a see a howling photo in front of you, you immediately think of some software from which it could be made. Adobe, Irfanview are the names of the some of the softwares that might strike your mind but there are tremendous softwares that are available free of cost and apart from softwares, there are a more than a dozen of sites that do the photo-editing service absolutely free. So this post is basically aimed at making you aware about the various kinds of sources that are available for photo-editing.

    Firstly I am providing you the list of softwares and after that the list of photo-editing sites will follow.

     

    SOFTWARES

    • GIMP :

      GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

      It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

      GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

    • PAINT.NET :

      Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plug-ins.

      PHOTO FILTER :

      PhotoFiltre is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments
      to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it. It is simple and intuitive to use, and has an easy
      learning curve. The toolbar, giving you access to the standard filters with just a few clicks, gives
      PhotoFiltre a robust look.

    • IMAGE FORGE :
      ImageForge provides you with a set of powerful tools for painting and editing images, photos or other graphics.Create and edit images, acquire pictures from your scanner, digital camera or other Twain-compliant device, apply special effect filters, produce your own photo albums and simple slide shows, and much more.Upgrade your ability to edit images with this free paint program.

    • PIXIA :
      It features custom brush tips, multiple layers, masking, vector- and bitmap-based drawing tools, color, tone, and lighting adjustments, and multiple undo/redo. Like many freeware editors, there is no support for saving GIF format. Pixia is also available for many other languages. Pixia works with Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, and XP.

    • PICNIK :

      Picnik makes your photos fabulous with easy to use yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames.

      It’s fast, easy, and fun.

    • PHOTOSCAPE :

      Photoscape is the fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

    • PICASA :
      The easy way to find, edit, and share your photos.

    • PHOTO PLUS :

      PhotoPlus is the amazing photo editing software from Serif that enables you to enhance your digital photos and images, create stunning bitmap graphics and even web animations.

      With PhotoPlus you can easily edit images, enhance colour balance, adjust brightness and contrast and make many more changes and adjustments to achieve fantastic results every time!

    • ULTIMATE PAINT :

      Ultimate Paint is a full-featured 32-bit Windows graphics program for image creation, viewing and manipulation. On this page you can download different versions, see what extras UP gives you compared to other paint programs, take a look at its cool plug-in effects, register the trial version and browse the tutorials.
      In the latest trial version all basic functionality can be used without limitations. In addition we have also introduced a new freeware version.

    • VIC-MAN’S PHOTO EDITOR :
      VCW VicMan’s Photo Editor is a versatile image editor with an intuitive interface and a wide variety of features. This powerful application is user friendly, offering simple image editing, high productivity and easy customization.

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    • SPLASH-UP :
      Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With the features professionals use and novices want, it’s easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once. Splashup runs in all browsers, integrates seamlessly with top photo-sharing sites, and even has its own file format so you can save your work in progress.

    • FLAUNT R :
      FlauntR can
      Apply stunning one-click effects to your digital photos for free
      Convert edited photos into posters, canvas prints, and greeting cards.
      Lots of one-click options to edit your digital photos instantly.
      Blend the essence of world famous paintings onto your photos in one click.
      Dozens of fancy fonts and effects for all sorts of photos and backgrounds

    • PIXENATE :

      Pixenate is the photo editor of choice for photo printing and photo sharing businesses.
      Click here to find out how Pixenate can enhance your photo website.

    • PHOENIX :
      From basic image retouching to complex effects, Phoenix delivers the key features of a desktop image editor with the simplicity and accessibility of a web-based application.

    • SNIPSHOT :
      Just for cropping job.

    • ADOBE PHOTOSHOP EXPRESS :

      Adobe Photoshop Express is a Flash-based image editing web application from Adobe used to directly edit photos on blogs and social networking sites, so that users do not have to download or upload images. Similar to Picnik, the application currently works with sites such as Facebook, Picasa and Photobucket.

    • PHIXR :
      Phixr is a free online photo editor, ideal for internet cafes, school or office computers and everywhere where there is no photo editing software installed.

    • PIC RESIZE :
      For resizing your photos, this one is an awesome tool.

    • PICTUREFUL :
      Free online photo editor, decorate with overlays, remove red eye, simple zoom for crop, and resize.

    Numpty Physics

    All of us like to play games, but this game is somewhat different. NUMPTY PHYSICS will check all your physics concepts in a geeky way. This crayon type game will not only make you enjoy the different levels but also test the practicality of your physics concepts. The amazing features of this game are

    • Amazingly small size
    • Available for all operating systems
    • No installation
    • It’s your geek test ………….

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    To go through the NUMPTY PHYSICS site, click here

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    Portable CD Burners

    CD Burners Days are gone when people used to carry huge software’s to burn the CDs . Small and handy software’s are the need of the hour today. A portable application (portable app) is a computer software program that runs from a removable storage device such as a CD-ROM drive, USB flash drive, flash card, or floppy disk. This post will provide you some of the portable CD burners that you can carry with you in any portable device because of their small size.

    InfraRecoder :

    InfraRecorder is a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration.

    Active@ ISO Burner 2.0 :

    Active@ ISO Burner 2.0 is a simple-to-use dialog-style software to burn CD/DVD/Blue Ray ISO images compatible with the ISO 9660 standard. Automated burning is also supported.

    Burrrn :

    Burrrn is a little tool for creating audio CDs with CD-Text from various audio files. Supported formats are: wav, mp3, mpc, ogg, aac, mp4, ape, flac, ofr, wv, tta, m3u, pls and fpl playlists and cue sheets. You can also burn EAC’s noncompliant image + cue sheets! Burrrn can read all types of tags from all these formats (including ape tags in mp3). Burrrn uses cdrdao.exe for burning.

    Amok :

    AmoK CD/DVD Burning is for all those people who think burning programs such as Nero or WinOnCD are too overloaded with functionality that no one needs. AmoK CD/DVD Burning does not have a media center, wave editor, cover designer and cannot create videos. AmoK CD/DVD Burning burns CDs and DVDs and offers all options you need – nor more and not less.

    BurnCDCC™ :

    This utility is used to burn an ISO file to a CD/DVD/BD disc. Many new systems come with a limited CD/DVD software package that lacks the ability to burn ISO files.