Filed under: Laptops
Filed under: Laptops
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The project is beginning somewhat modestly, but we hope to learn a lot from it. Out of some 14 million prints, photographs and other visual materials at the Library of Congress, more than 3,000 photos from two of our most popular collections are being made available on our new Flickr page, to include only images for which no copyright restrictions are known to exist.Link (Thanks, David!)
The real magic comes when the power of the Flickr community takes over. We want people to tag, comment and make notes on the images, just like any other Flickr photo, which will benefit not only the community but also the collections themselves. For instance, many photos are missing key caption information such as where the photo was taken and who is pictured. If such information is collected via Flickr members, it can potentially enhance the quality of the bibliographic records for the images.
Posted by Augustine at 12:02 PM
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Previously mentioned file sharing site Drop.io has added a neat feature: the ability to record and share MP3 audio from your phone. Create a new voice "drop" and get a phone number and extension. Call it, and start talking or recording a lecture, podcast, or interview, and when you hang up, the recording's available as an MP3 download for sharing at a custom drop.io URL. Store up to 100MB "drops" (that's shared files and/or MP3's) for free or upgrade for 1GB of storage for 10 bucks. Update: This post giving you déjà vu? Our apologies for the duplicate.
Posted by Augustine at 1:46 PM
Windows only: Photo file utility Namexif renames your digital pictures based on the timestamp they were taken, plus a custom name (like an event description). Point Namexif at a directory of photos, and it reads the EXIF metadata your digital camera stores with the photos, and renames the files from your camera's default
IMG_7934.JPG to the date in a format you choose, like
2008-01-01-New Year's.jpg. Very handy, especially for processing huge batches of photos from vacation or the holidays. Namexif is a free download (donations welcome) for Windows only.
Posted by Augustine at 1:45 PM
When getting things done involves making phone calls, you want to spend the least amount of time and money on the horn as possible—and several tricks and services can help you do just that. With the right tones, keypresses, phone numbers, and know-how, you can skip through or cut off long-winded automated voice systems and humans, access web services by voice, and smartly screen incoming calls. Check out our pick of the 10 best telephony techniques for getting more done in less time over the phone.
How do you save time and money getting things done on the phone? Let us know in the comments.
Posted by Augustine at 1:43 PM
Filed under: Misc. Gadgetstotally sexy music makers in our day, but Peter Bennett's BeatBearing has instantly become one of our favorites. The project is described as a "simple tangible user interface that uses ball bearings to program a sequencer," and it enables the user to create a myriad melodies using sounds from the basic components of a drum kit. As with most musical things, this truly is better appreciated through video, so do yourself a favor and click on through to see it in action. And yes, we too are waiting in tense anticipation for this thing to go commercial.
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