These days, the presence of a microSD slot on new handsets is arguably more important than the amount of storage on the inside. One such slot found its way onto the Chinese variants of HTC’s One, and now Japanese network KDDI has unveiled its model — the HTC J One (aka HTL22) — also with expandable memory on the spec sheet (up to 64GB cards supported). An accompanying promo video has informed us of some new camera modes as well, including a best shot feature like Nokia’s Smart Group Shot or BlackBerry’s Time Shift, the ability to edit out background photobombers, and creating slow-mo highlights within video clips. We’d hope to see a camera software update bringing these features to US Ones in the future, but for now, check out what you’re missing in the video below.
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Question by absent_guile: How do I stop iTunes from automatically adding files I download to my iTunes library?
I’m not all that computer savvy, and my iTunes is somehow set to automatically add each music file I download to my iTunes library. This is incredibly annoying because sometimes the files are corrupt and I have to delete them. How do I set iTunes so that it will not add files to my library automatically?
Any help will be appreciated. Thank you!
Answer by ghgh
Don’ buy files from iTunes, buy from Amazon. Cheaper price and you can add them where you want.
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Take the 3D sensor inside the Microsoft Kinect, shrink it down to a tenth of its original size and add a bunch of mobile capabilities, and you have yourself PrimeSense’s latest conquest, better known as Capri. The company, which is the brains behind the Kinect, has been openly working on bringing a tiny-yet-advanced 3D experience to tablets, televisions and smartphones for quite some time now. And it’s proud enough of its progress so far that it’s willing to give some real-life demonstrations to developers attending Google I/O. You may not see Capri embedded on the PCB of your portable gadget anytime soon — at least, not until PrimeSense winds up wooing the pants off a lucky OEM or two — so in the meantime, the company has connected the sensor board to the Nexus 10 via micro-USB.
Unlike the Kinect, however, PrimeSense doesn’t think gestures will play a significant role in how we use Capri to interact with our gadgets. Rather, it seems to be more focused on 3D-based use case scenarios, many of which haven’t even been thought up yet. As you’ll see in the video below, we were shown an AR game that takes the environment around you — walls, furniture and other elements — and uses them as restrictions, just as much as they would be in real life. In another app, Capri snapped a three-dimension shot of an object on the table in front of us, captured its measurements and let us export that image to another device or even a 3D printer. In many respects, PrimeSense appears to be taking the same strategy Google does with Glass: get developers excited about the tech in the hopes they’ll come up with clever uses for it. And while the company isn’t ready to put Capri in their hands yet, the SDK is up for grabs, and I/O is no doubt an ideal place to build excitement for it. If you’re looking for more info, we have a gallery, video and press release below, and you’ll find the SDK at the More Coverage link.
Dr. Mark Post of the University of Maastricht has carefully cultivated the most expensive burger you will probably never eat. Using stem cells and the science of tissue engineering, Post and his team have developed a method for creating an edible product called in-Vitro meat, which they hope to present in burger form at a special event in London next month. Despite the burger’s artificial origins, Post claims it “tastes reasonably good.”
The in-Vitro burger was designed as a proof-of-concept to address the problem of a growing global population with a rapidly dwindling food supply. Even so, it’s unlikely that lab-grown meat will be as widely available as White Castle anytime soon since creating it is an expensive, time-consuming process — a single burger costs about $ 325,000 to produce. Each pricey patty begins its life as cells sourced from the necks of slaughterhouse cows, which are then developed in a growth serum comprised of fetal calf stem cells. After three weeks, those cells divide into a strip of meat, about half an inch long. Combine about 20,000 of those tissue strips and you’ve got yourself a burger. If that doesn’t get your taste buds tingling, we don’t know what will.
Via: The Verge
Source: The New York Times
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Last night’s 60 Minutes gave a solid block of screen time to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, with a focus on his efforts to tackle preventable diseases through the Gates Foundation. The show looked at how the Foundation is using the ethos of a technology company to meet humanitarian challenges, such as its recent plumbing-free toilet competition to improve sanitation around the world, and the development of a thermos that can keep 200 vaccines cool for 50 days using a single block of ice. Separately, Gates also spoke about the late Steve Jobs and how the two men effectively “grew up together” as rivals. 60 Minutes interviewer Charlie Rose noted that Gates will “long be remembered” for his philanthropy, whereas Jobs “did not have time to do that.” There are two excerpts from the show after the break, but we can’t guarantee how well they’ll work on mobile devices so you may want to go straight to the source links below.
It’s no secret that Canon’s 5D Mark III is the go-to DSLR for videographers the world over, but things are about to become a whole lot more interesting. The people behind Magic Lantern have successfully coaxed the 5D Mark III into shooting 24 fps RAW video at resolutions up to 1,920 x 820 pixels using 1000x speed cards. If you’re not familiar with Magic Lantern, it’s an open source firmware add-on that brings additional functionality to Canon EOS cameras. The ability to capture RAW video at 24 fps improves dynamic range and resolution — it also provides extra flexibility during post-production. According to the team at Magic Lantern, more work is required before the feature is ready to be deployed. So until then, you’re invited to follow the link below and watch the RAW vs. H.264 videos after the break.
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LTE might be all the rage right now, but next generation mobile technology is already in the works. According to Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, Samsung has successfully tested its 5G platform, pulling down data at 1Gbps in recent tests. The company apparently needed 64 antenna elements to pull the trick off, but says the technology will be available to customers by 2020 — matching the European Commission’s goal quite nicely. It may not be the fastest 5G test we’ve seen in recent months, but we’re not going to scoff at progress.
Source: Yonhap News
You already know that Half-Life 2 for Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and OS X is excellent, but have you tried it on Linux? Well, yes, technically speaking, you couldn’t actually play that version until this week when it launched on Steam for Linux, but our question stands! Yeah, that’s what we thought. Now that that’s straightened out, we might warn you about the beta nature of HL2‘s Linux launch. Like other Valve titles recently released to Steam for Linux, Half-Life 2 is merely a beta for now. Should you already own a copy for another platform, it’ll show up in your Steam library as available for download like any other crossplatform game. Of course, you’re probably too tied up with Half-Life 2‘s recently added Oculus Rift support on PC to think about a plain old keyboard/mouse experience. And hey, we can’t blame you for that.
Interestingly, Valve’s internal Steambox is powered by Steam’s Linux version; it wouldn’t be hard to imagine Valve scaling up its Linux game library ahead of the retail debut of various Steamboxes (or Steamboxen, if you will). That remains to be seen, of course, as Valve’s made no official announcement regarding that project’s availability.
Via: OMG Ubuntu