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Although Google Drive has spread far and wide, its localization hasn’t always kept pace. The service just took a few needed strides forward, however, with the addition of 18 new languages. Asia gets the most recognition with support for Hong Kong Chinese, Khmer, Lao, Malaysian, Nepali, Persian, Sinhalese and Urdu. Not that Google is neglecting other corners of the world, mind you: Africa is well covered with the additions of Afrikaans, Amharic, Swahili and Zulu, while Europeans get some TLC through support for Basque, Estonian, Galician and Icelandic. French Canadians and Spanish-speaking Latin Americans get localizations, too. Google Drive still isn’t tuned for every language on Earth, but those with cloud storage in Cape Town or Kuala Lumpur should feel at home.
Source: Google Drive Blog
The Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27, “Table PC” as they call it, is easily one of the most unique PCs we’ve seen in the past several years. This machine works with a massive display that sits on a hinge holding it up – or allowing it to lie flat – for tablet gaming with touch. It’s
The dream of wearing a lightweight headset, like the Oculus Rift, in order to simulate physical presence isn’t limited to the imaginary worlds of video games. One man’s vision is that of immersive TV shows, movies and live sports. In fact, David Cole, co-founder of Next3D and an industry veteran who helps content creators and providers produce and deliver 3D, has been using his Rift dev kit to bring TV and film to life since the kits started shipping in March. The company is combining its video processing and compression technology with its experience in content production and stereoscopic delivery to offer what it’s called Full-Court.
Next3D hopes to leverage its existing relationships with creators and providers to assist them in jumping into the world of live-action VR content. This includes both pre-recorded and live broadcasts. We wanted to see this firsthand, so we jumped at the opportunity to witness the creation of content and experience the results. This trial run of Next3D’s stereoscopic, 180-degree field-of-view camera rig, and the post-processing to adapt it to VR, was part of the production of the paranormal investigation show, Anomaly, at Castle Warden in St. Augustine, Fla. Being nearby, we braved the perils of the haunted surroundings to tell you about what we hope is only the beginning of virtual reality content.
With the release of the first teaser images of the Huawei Ascend P6, it was instantly apparent that the manufacturer was gunning for the successful hardware build of the iPhone 5. This device had the same metal rim, the same glass up front, and the same metal back – it was – and is –
(Credit: Stephen Pakbaz)
Here’s another accomplishment that NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover can add to its resume: the Mars-trotting robot will soon become an official Lego model.
Lego recently announced Curiosity’s new gig after wrapping up its formal review process of creations that passed 10,000 votes on Lego’s Kickstarter-esque Web site Cuusoo. Ironically, mechanical engineer Stephen Pakbaz, who worked on Curiosity for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, created the design for the 1:20 scale Lego version of the rover.
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- NASA tests next-gen rovers to explore the moon and Mars
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Now that viewers can get excellent movie theater experiences at homes, studios and theaters are trying different strategies to keep bringing them in. Tomorrow night, Paramount will try a new tactic: offering buyers of its $ 50 “Mega Ticket” an early viewing of World War Z in 3D, plus a pair of collectible 3D glasses, a movie poster, an HD digital copy of the movie when it’s available on Blu-ray, and a small (seriously?) popcorn. We’re not sure if making it more expensive to go to the movies is the right way to go, but maybe it’s worth it for those who are really hyped about the film. The viewing is only available at a few Regal Theaters, listed after the break if if you’re interested in what’s listed as $ 75 worth of value.
China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer has reclaimed the top spot for speed, almost twice as fast as the previous reigning champion, the US’s Titan. Tianhe-2, unsurprisingly the follow-up to the Tianhe-1A which grabbed pole position back in 2010, is capable of 33.86 petaflops per second of processing, ranking organization TOP500 confirms, far ahead of the 17.59 petaflops
Love it or hate it, Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription-based software is now the only way to get your favorite apps like Photoshop, Premiere Pro and the like. The company has just released the latest versions of most of those programs, now dubbed CC, which can be installed alongside the current apps for those afraid to change mid-project. Meanwhile, Adobe’s trying to tempt previous suite or apps owners to transition to the new system for up to 60 percent off for CS6 owners during a 12-month period, or 40 percent off for those on CS3 to CS5.5. According to Photo Rumors, Adobe is also considering a new pricing structure in response to a massive online backlash against the subscription model from existing clients, who feel it’s too expensive. It sent out a survey asking some of them what they thought about paying $ 10 per month for three years for Photoshop, or $ 30 for the entire suite, while being able to keep a permanent CS6 copy of either at the end. Considering the level of vehemence we saw earlier, we’ll have to wait and see if that’ll fly — meanwhile, check the PR after the break to see what’s new in all the apps.
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Back on December 11, Adobe rolled out a fairly substantial update to Creative Cloud, adding new tools and other such changes that gave it quite the boost. They’re doing this again, with the company announcing the release of a “major update” that we began hearing about back in May at The Creativity Conference. With the
We’ve seen an official Lego Sydney Opera House set before as part of the toy company’s Architecture range, but let’s be honest: an awful lot of detail got lost in the model’s tiny size.
Lego’s about to do something about that, though. On September 1, Lego fanatics will be able to get their hands on an insanely detailed 2,989-piece model of the iconic building designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon in the 1950s. And, at 11 inches by 25 inches by 15 inches, it’s going to be huge.
The model is offering a few neat perks for Lego brick collectors: rare dark-tan Lego bricks, tiles, and sloped bricks, as well as the company’s first-ever 48×48 stud baseplate in blue — and the curved white pieces that form the Opera House’s sails.
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