I got a fever, and the only prescription… is more Bollywood.
Come, my friend, rest your mind with absurd autonomous mens’ fashion, as glimpsed by our delighted family while watching Dabaang 2 this past weekend:
Cripes (both the spread & the degree to which we’re all tracked):
Using cellphone location data from just the phones of the people gathered on a single beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this video shows just how far those people spread across the country when they went home, possibly taking SARS-CoV-2 with them. They go everywhere. [Via]
Like a lot of folks I’m now constantly streaming video down & up while working from home, alongside a wife who’s doing the same plus a couple of kids using online learning (and, let’s be honest, a lot of YouTube & Xbox). Freeing up bandwidth to improve these experiences would be great, so I was delighted to learn that our Nest cameras can be scheduled to stop/start streaming video up to the cloud. From the Google help center:
- Lower the setting so that your camera isn’t using as much data to stream video to the cloud.
- Schedule your camera to turn off at certain times, particularly if you have a Nest Aware subscription, so your camera isn’t constantly uploading video to the Nest service. You can also try this if you’re sharing your camera publicly.
Thanks for thinking ahead, Nest team!
Way to go, Sundar & team—I’m really happy to see all this news, including the following:
In addition to these commitments, we also increased the gift match Google offers every employee annually to $10,000 from $7,500. That means our employees can now give $20,000 to organizations in their communities, in addition to the $50 million Google.org has already donated.
Join my old friends & colleagues Phil Clevenger & Rick Miller tomorrow for what promises to be an informative online class/discussion. Topics include:
- Quick history of the Lightroom UI and its influence on modern software design
- The importance of choosing the right color space when editing your photos.
- Creating custom camera profiles for your DSLR, cellphone, and drone cameras to achieve the best color fidelity.
- The RAW advantage: recovering data from overexposed/underexposed images.
- Using the Map module and GPS coordinates for location scouting.
- Soft Proofing your photos to determine the most appropriate print color settings
- Questions & Answers
About your hosts:
Senior Director, Experience Design, Adobe Experience Cloud. Original UI designer for Adobe Lightroom and author on two patents for UI innovations in the Lightroom 1.0 interface.
Former Sr. Solutions Engineer/color management expert at Adobe Systems (Rick’s name appeared on the credit screens for Photoshop and Premiere Pro), Professional photographer, and currently a professor at USC. Rick previously taught at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Cal Poly Pomona University, and assisted the LAPD’s Scientific Investigation Division in the forensic application of Photoshop.
I swear, the paste-licking sequence contained more genuine suspense than any Star Wars prequel or sequel.
A couple of years ago, Adobe unveiled some really promising style-transfer tech that could apply the look of oil paintings to animated characters:
I have no idea whether it uses any of the same tech, but now 8th Wall is bringing a similar-looking experience to augmented reality via an entirely browser-based stack—very cool:
— VR/AR Association VRARA (@thevrara) March 25, 2020