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Yovo Photo-Sharing App Messes Up Screenshots to Protect Your Pics

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So a lot of snaps that were taken and sent using Snapchat were leaked recently. I, for one, am a firm believer that if you need to have an image deleted mere moments after you’ve taken it, then you probably shouldn’t be taking that picture in the first place. Scores of people disagree, so if you’re looking for an alternative to Snapchat, then you should check out Yovo.

It’s an image sharing app created by ContentGuard and it uses a simple but ingenious way to keep your images private. All pictures taken using the app have a blurred grill overlay added to it, which isn’t apparent when you’re checking out the picture. However, it effectively ruins (or rather, blocks) the image when the recipient tries to take a screenshot.

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Take 3D Images Using Your Smartphone With LazeeEye

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A 3D camera is expensive. A smartphone with an attachment that turns it into a 3D camera is not. I mean, you’ve already bought your phone anyway. Might as well cough up twenty more bucks to take three-dimensional images than spend hundreds of dollars on a 3D camera that you won’t be using at all times.

The attachment is called the LazeeEye and it works by making use of a laser illuminator hardware add-on and a stereo vision processing app that work together to bring you your 3D images. 

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CES 2014: The iSense is a 3D Scanner for the iPad

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Now you can do more with your iPad with the iSense. It’s a 3D scanner for the iPad by 3D Systems which will be launching later this year. It was designed with convenience in mind, as users simply have to snap the device onto their iPads and it’ll be good to go. The iSense will be compatible with apps that are made for Occipital’s Structure Sensor and is ideal for applications in physical photography.

Rajeev Kulkarni of Consumer Products explains: “iSense has the most diversity in its class for scan size and can capture everything from a delicious cupcake to a full body selfie, processing in seconds to a 3D printable, and comes with powerful, intuitive software that lets the user crop and enhance with easy and automated tools.”

On usage, he adds: “Users simply attach the iSense to an iPad, and they can literally walk around and scan entire objects or environments obtaining a photorealistic copy of the real thing. iSense is powered by the same software as 3DS’ popular Sense scanner.”

The 3D Systems iSense will be priced at $500.

VIA [ Engadget ]

Smart Glasses Allow Medical Personnel To See Through Your Skin

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If you’re in the hospital, you’re already pretty unhappy about whatever it is that got you there in the first place. And it adds insult to injury when the nurse tries to take blood, or insert an IV, and instead repeatedly stabs you in the arm because she can’t find a vein. A device called the Eyes-On™ Glasses System lets medical practitioners see right through your skin, for a clear view of the vasculature beneath.

Featuring a patented design that incorporates multi-spectral 3D imaging and wireless connectivity, Evena’s point-of-care Eyes-On system is the first vein detection device to deliver clear, anatomically accurate, real-time imaging in a wearable, easy-to-use, hands-free and cart-free system.

Evena’s Eyes-On Glasses include digital storage to enable easy verification and documentation of vein patency throughout a patient’s stay in the hospital, and telemedicine capability to share images remotely. The system also interfaces with hospital electronic medical records systems for seamless documentation.

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There is no word on price or availability, though we wouldn’t be surprised to see the system being used in hospitals in the near future.

[ Press Release ] VIA [ DamnGeeky ]

Meet Hal Lasko, the 97-Year-Old Pixel Painter

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Hal Lasko is legally blind, but that doesn’t stop him from creating awe-inspiring works of art. His medium of choice is especially unusual. Hal doesn’t use oil or pencils; rather, he uses a mouse and Microsoft Paint to come up with unique and detailed masterpieces. The basic paint program has a zoom feature, so Hal takes advantage of that to make up for his deteriorating eyesight.

Hal, aka the Pixel Painter, began creating pixel art fifteen years ago. He’s pretty dedicated to his craft too, as he spends about ten hours a day in front of the PC working on his latest piece.Continue Reading

Get Your Own Face Frozen In Carbonite

By David Ponce

Han Solo frozen in Carbonite is one of those movie icons that never ceases to be popular. Call it a classic. But now you can get your own such figurine, except instead of Han Solo’s face you can have your very own likeness. First you have to go to Disney World in Orlando during a Star Wars Weekend, which is a special event celebrating the movies and such. Then you go to the Carbon-Freeze Me area where you’ll sit for about 30 minutes while expensive cameras take your pictures from several different angles. Once you’ve found that perfect shot, you pay a cool $99 plus shipping and go on your day. 4 weeks later your 8 inch figurine will arrive in the mail. You also get a commemorative bracelet for your troubles.

Know that this starts on May 18th, but that you’ll have to reserve your spot in advance and you must have purchased tickets for the theme park as well. You can reserve now by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324).

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Nerd Approved ]