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Kinect@Home crowdsources for 3-D models

(Phys.org)—An open source undertaking called Kinect@Home offers the world a deal: "Users get access to 3-D models they can embed anywhere on the internet, and we use this data to create better computer vision algorithms." ...

Aug 30, 2012 3 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast report

MPEG hammers out codec that halves bit rate

(Phys.org) -- A new international standard for a video compression format was announced today. The draft was issued by the influential Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) which met in Stockholm in July. MPEG, ...

Aug 15, 2012 4.8 / 5 (26) 35 | with audio podcast report

Hacker tricks Apple app pay system, posts YouTube how-to

(Phys.org) -- Apple’s 2012 Friday the Thirteenth turned memorable for the company yesterday with news outside Apple traveling fast and furious that a hacker was offering instructions on a YouTube video, telling iOS users how to wrest free access to paid iOS app c ...

Jul 14, 2012 5 / 5 (16) 18 | with audio podcast report

Mozilla's Shumway pushes Flash to off-ramp

(Phys.org) -- Mozilla’s experimental project on GitHub, a hosting service for development projects, is taking on a happy buzz where developers look at a future that may not include Adobe Flash. The project, ...

Jun 07, 2012 4.8 / 5 (12) 1 | with audio podcast report