Just a taste:
— Daniel Beauchamp (@pushmatrix) February 27, 2020
Lots more where that came from:
A modular, creative, unique super-puzzle with magnetic bits that attach seamlessly to your fridge, whiteboard, locker, car… you get it.
Eye-opening comparisons by Alvaro Gracia Montoya:
2008 TC3 is the smallest shown with a mean diameter of about 4.1 meters, while the largest is 1 Ceres, which has a mean diameter of about 939 kilometers.
Related/previous: Visualizing relative tree sizes.
This little dude looks nifty as heck:
The Looking Glass is powered by our proprietary 45-element light field technology, generating 45 distinct and simultaneous perspectives of three-dimensional content of any sort.
This means multiple people around a Looking Glass are shown different perspectives of that three-dimensional content—whether that’s a 3D animation, DICOM medical imaging data, or a Unity project – in super-stereoscopic 3D, in the real world without any VR or AR headgear.
Crafty Rube Goldberg-ing for social good (making tech more accessible):
Control your Mac using head movements. Rotate your head to move the cursor and make facial expressions to click, drag, and scroll. Powered by your iPhone’s TrueDepth camera.
Back in 2014, Action Movie Dad posted a delightful vid of his niño evading the hot foot:
But now instead of needing an hour-long tutorial on how to create this effect, you can do it it realtime, with zero effort, on your friggin’ telephone. (Old Man Nack does wonder just how much this cheapens the VFX coin—but on charges progress.)
Man, who knew just how much cultural identity could be wrapped up in a style of printing?
This excellent 99% Invisible episode covers the origins of blackletter printing (faster & more reliable for medieval scribes), the culture wars (from Luther to Napoleon) in which it battled Roman faces, its association with (and revilement by!) Nazis, and more.
Bonus: stick around for a discussion of revanchist, Trumpian mandates around government architecture, featuring that delightful term of art, CHUD. *chef’s kiss*
Good lord… seems like I was just posting about the 25th anniversary (see fun links from then), and before that the 20th (do I even dare to listen to whatever presumable ear poison I recorded back then? (“A toast to Photoshop and 20 years of pain and pleasure! A toast to our guests and the spontaneous creation of a drinking game based on every time Bryan says “Scott Kelby” or John says “Configurator!””))… and yet here we are, old friends.
The team is marking the occasion by releasing new features for desktop & mobile versions of the app, including ML-powered object selection in both:
As for mobile, it sounds like things are going in the right direction. Per TechCrunch:
It’s no secret that the original iPad app wasn’t exactly a hit with users as it lacked a number of features Photoshop users wanted to see on mobile. Since then, the company made a few changes to the app and explained some of its decisions in greater detail. Today, Adobe notes, 50% of reviews give the app five stars and the app has been downloaded more than 1 million times since November.
Back in 2010 Russell Brown & friends got Photoshop 1.07 running on an iPhone; a decade later he’s showing the iPad version running machine learning:
Heh—here’s a super fun application of body tracking tech (see whole category here for previous news) that shows off how folks have been working to redefine what’s possible with. realtime machine learning on the Web (!):
— Jason Mayes (@jason_mayes) February 17, 2020