Monthly Archives: September 2014

FingerSense expands a device’s touch vocabulary

If “Double knuckle knock” becomes more than, I dunno, presumably some gross phrase you’d find on Urban Dictionary, you may thank the folks at Qeexo:

FingerSense is an enhancement to touch interaction that allows conventional screens to know how the finger is being used for input: fingertip, knuckle or nail. Further, our system can add support for a passive stylus with an eraser. The technology is lightweight, low-latency and cost effective.

[Vimeo] [Via]

Google animations show Burning Man from space

Check out a unique perspective from the newly acquired Skybox team:

TechCrunch writes,

[T]he GIFs actually prove Skybox’s big advantage over other satellite companies. Since its micro-satellites are much smaller and therefore cheaper, so it can more of them up in space than companies building big, expensive, traditional satellites that power the infrequent updates to products like Google Maps. One of those might have missed the ephemeral Burning Man event entirely.

iPhone 6 field test: Iceland

Spoiler: They don’t suck! Check out Austin Mann’s comprehensive overview:

PetaPixel notes,

Everything, from pano mode, to time-lapses, to video capability to the vastly improved autofocus was tested and in every regard the 6 and 6 Plus outperformed its predecessor noticeably. […]

When the 5S and 6 Plus are set one on top of the other and forced to shift focus from a rock to the water it’s thrown in, the 6 Plus is lightning quick while the 5S actually never refocuses at all.

[YouTube]

Thrilling, hypnotic slow-mo “Streets”

Transcendent work from Tim Sessler captures NYC in a fresh, magical way:

Shot with the Freefly TERO in the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
Stabilized with the Freefly MōVI M10 and M15.
Shot on the Phantom Miro LC320S (1500-2000fps) and Red Epic Dragon

Khoi Vinh puts things really nicely:

[A]s its four-plus minutes of slow-motion footage shot on the streets of New York City rolled by, I came to realize that it was capturing details that I hadn’t seen before, even after living in the city for many years—tiny, delicate moments, some of them unexpectedly abstract, hidden within the hurried onslaught of urban life.

It’s amazing just how fleeting these moments were, as you can see in a behind-the-scenes peek:

Bonus from the archives: Andrew Clancy’s “A Year in New York” looks (and sounds) just lovely.

[Vimeo 1, 2, and 3]