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Ball-shaped Bublcam takes a ball-shaped image

- March 1st, 2015

If you like trippy images, the Bublcam might be the perfect device for you.

I had a chance to check out the camera from Toronto-based company at a recent Tech in Motion event.

Bublcam

Bublcam. (Supplied)

The Bublcam, which started as a Kickstarter project in 2013,  is a ball-shaped camera that can take both still images and video. As Joanna Taccone, Bubl’s marketing communication manager explained, the camera actually shoots footage from four different lenses its four lenses software stitches the individual shots together.

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Reddit to crack down on ‘involuntary pornography’

- February 24th, 2015

Reddit has changed its policy regarding its users posting nudity without consent, The Verge reports.

Launched in 2005, the social networking site has mostly turned a blind eye to people posting links to photos and videos of naked people on its websites. But on March 10 a new privacy policy takes effect that will ban the posting of explicit content without the permission of the person featured in it.

Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of reddit. (AFP PHOTO/Saul Loeb)

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Rocket Ride turns your body into a sex toy

- February 23rd, 2015

Have you ever thought about enhancing the sexual experience by putting your smartphone on vibrate and strapping it to your penis?

No? Well, then you’re probably not interested in the IndieGogo campaign for Rocket Ride, a new sex toy, from a company called Erotec, that aims to turn the male member into a vibrator (or perhaps manbrator).

Yeah, you heard that right. The Rocket Ride is a sex gadget that makes the phallus vibrate to increase the pleasure for both parties during intercourse.

Now to be clear, this has nothing to do with the Toronto Transit Commission’s slogan for its subway system (“Ride the Rocket”) – despite that company’s own foray into phallic images.

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Adobe Photoshop turns 25

- February 19th, 2015

Although created by brothers John and Thomas Knoll in 1988, the original version of Photoshop was initially released for Mac as Adobe Photoshop 1.0 on Feb. 19, 1990.

So to celebrate the 25th birthday of the raster graphics editor, Adobe  reached out to artists to contribute “their most amazing dreams,” which is to say Photoshop documents of some of their work – including the working files and layers.

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YouTube offers sneak peak of multi-angle videos feature

- February 4th, 2015

YouTube is testing out a new feature that allows content creators to upload footage from multiple camera angles, Billboard reports.

The still unnamed feature automatically stitches the video together for the viewer offering the ability to switch between views while watching it.

For the preview, it provided a link to a music performance by Madilyn Bailey, a singer/songwriter from Wisconsin with more than 1.9 million YouTube subscribers.  The song, Ball Gowns and Broken Crowns, was performed as part of the YouTube Music Night at YouTube Space L.A., and viewers have the ability to switch.

Ball Gowns and Broken Crowns

Madilyn Bailey performs “Ball Gowns and Broken Crowns” at YouTube Music Night. (YouTube screenshot)

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