Tommorows Cameras A Day Early: Lytro

lytro

have you ever taken a photo and only noticed it was out of focus afterwards? A new kind of camera from an ambitious startup could make such focusing mistakes a thing from the past. Able to take so-called “living photographs,” the Lytro camera captures images in such a way that viewers can change which part is in focus while viewing them.

The Lytro website gallery of “living” photos that shows off the light-field technology. With a click, you can re-focus the pictures on any part. The effect is impressive: a photo can take on entirely new meaning, depending on which part you focus on. Here is an example, a picture of two cats looks like a simple close-up when focused on the one in the foreground, but zeroing in on the background cat almost implies an ominous threat.

 

Google Results Are Now Instant!

Google Instant is a new search enhancement which shows results as you type. Google is pushing the limits of their technology and infrastructure to help everyuone get better search results, faster .Google’s key technical insight was that people type slowly, but read quickly, typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds to glance at another part of the page. This means that you can scan a results page while you type.

The most noticeable change is that you get to the right content much faster than before because you won’t have to finish typing your full search term, or even press “search.” Another shift is that seeing results as you type helps you formulate a better search term by providing instant feedback. You can now adapt your search on the fly until the results match exactly what you want. In time, we may wonder how search ever worked in any other way.

Voice Search

Use Google Chrome to speak your search queries instead of typing. Head to Google.com and click on the gray microphone in the search box.

Instant on Images

Google Instant is a search enhancement that shows results as you type. This experiment enables Instant on the Google Images search results page.

+1 button

Use +1 to give something your public stamp of approval, so friends, contacts, and others can find the best stuff when they search. Get recommendations for the things that interest you, right when you want them, in your search results.

Keyboard shortcuts

Navigate search results quickly and easily, minimizing use of your mouse.

Accessible View

Navigate search results quickly and easily, with just your keyboard. As you navigate, items are magnified for easier viewing. If you use a screen reader or talking browser, the relevant information is spoken automatically as you navigate.

 

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Google (plus) +1 Is ready for Launch

The +1 button is shorthand for “this is pretty cool” or “you should check this out.”

According to Google “The +1 button makes it easy for visitors to recommend your pages to friends and contacts exactly when their advice is most useful — on Google search. As a result, you could get more and better qualified site traffic.”

I received an email from Google this morning titled “Google Webmaster Central: The +1 button code is ready for your site”

You asked to be notified when the +1 button code was available, and today’s the day!

I felt so exited and couldn’t wait to implement in here and on all my other websites. I kinda see it like Google decided to copy Facebook’s “like” button let’s see how it goes them.

I wanna see MORE  traffic soon Google ;)

 

Top 11 Best Linux Distribution For 2011

UrFix.com Supports the Idea that software should be accessible free of charge, software tools should be remedial by people in their local language and despite any incapacity, and that people should have the power to customize and enhance their software in whatever way they would like,

Here are the top 11 Linux Distributions according to Distrowatch

1

Ubuntu

2

Mint

3

debian

4

fedora

5

opensuse

6

arch

7

pclinuxos

8

Puppy

9

sabayon

10

centos

11

mandriva

Linux is low cost, stable, performs well, has network friendliness, flexibility, compatability, choice, fast and easy installs, multitasking, security and best of all open source. Make sure you research your distro or try to figure out what it is you are trying to do before choosing your flavor of linux. For UrFix.com I use a Ubuntu based server, but for my laptop I run Fedora. What’s your favorite?