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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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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.

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

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CES 2015 Last Gadgets Standing

- January 12th, 2015

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With thousands of new products being rolled out and announced every year at International CES you always have to wonder, “which product will succeed?” which is the basis for Last Gadget Standing. It’s a competition, now in its 14th year, that sees one winner selected from a live audience at CES and the other from an on-line audience with entries having been previewed starting in late September of the previous year. For 2015, the top honours go to MeccaNoid from Meccano in the “live” category and SCiO from Consumer Physics Inc., takes home the online honours. Read more…

Wearable anti-fatigue brainwave detector may saves lives

- January 2nd, 2015
Impecca The Alert Band Photo with man
A new wearable gadget that attaches to a driver’s forehead promises to send real-time alerts to an iPhone or Android device three to five minutes before the driver falls asleep. It’s called The Alert Band by Impecca and it’s being introduced at International CES 2015. The device which the company says is 90% accurate, is designed to sense fatigue and help prevent accidents.

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