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imgscalr 4.2 Released

Quick heads up to the Java developers out there using the imgscalr Image Processing Library, version 4.2 was just released! There is 1 new feature in this release and 1 bugfix: New Feature: New ULTRA_QUALITY scaling Method provides the nicest looking scaling result typically better than GIMP’s highest quality scaling method (Lanczos3)! Bug Fix: When [...]

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imgscalr is Available from the Central Maven Repository

imgscalr is a tight and simple image manipulation library for Java. As imgscalr’s popularity has grown more and more people have asked for access to it via Maven’s central repository. While The Buzz Media has provided access to imgscalr via our own Maven repo as well as GitHub downloads, developers have pointed out that it [...]

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imgscalr 3.2 Released

Some good news for folks using imgscalr (a Java image-scaling library), version 3.2 was released today and brings with it support for rotation, a new AsyncScalr class used for support both asynchronous scaling support as well as scale-operation throttling in high-performance systems (e.g. web application) where 100s of scaling operations firing off in parallel would bog [...]

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Google Docs Drawing: Snap-to Flowchart Connectors Coming Next Week

Update #1: The Google Docs team have released the connector snap-to feature, it is now live! If you are a Google Docs user and were especially excited when Google launched the addition of Drawings to the Docs interface in hopes of replacing Vizio on your machine, you probably noticed 5mins into using the new Drawings [...]

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Alternative iPhone App Stores Merge into Mega Jailbroken App Store

Jailbroken iPhone users rejoice: the two largest unofficial iPhone app-stores haves merged after Cydia acquired popular rival Rock Your Phone. In order to experience the new merged app store you don’t need to change anything you do, simply login to Cydia and their app catalog has been expanded to include all the app offerings from Rock [...]

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XpanD Announces World’s First Universal 3D Glasses

XpanD has taken the wraps off what they lauding as the world’s first “Universal 3D Glasses” for use with consumer televisions as well as XpanD 3D-powered theater experiences. You would be able to purchase 1 set of glasses that you can use anywhere “active shutter” 3D technology is used. Active Shutter glasses are battery-powered lenses [...]

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AJAX Base 64 Decode/Encoder & MD5 Generator Utilities

I would like to announce the launch of a couple new AJAX-enabled online utilities that software developers might find handy: Base64 Encoder/Decoder MD5 Generator For those interested the utilities are written using the Play! Framework (Java) and JQuery/JQuery UI and the Base64 and MD5 generation is backed by the Commons Codec project. These utilities are [...]

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Announcing Upcoming OtterBox iPhone 4 Case Giveaway!

The Buzz Media will be doing a series of reviews and Free Giveaways of the brand new OtterBox iPhone 4 cases in the coming weeks. OtterBox is developing and releasing 3 new cases for the iPhone 4 that match 3 different levels of use: Defender Series: The most protection, solid case, full enclosure, full protection. [...]

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T-Mobile Announces the G2 – Early Access to Existing Customers

T-Mobile announced early this morning via their Twitter account that the Android-powered T-Mobile G2, with full HSPA+ (4G) support, will be forthcoming and early access available for existing T-Mobile customers. The G2 teaser page is currently down (was up this morning) and simply showed a silhouette of the device that would be called the “G2″ and unfortunately [...]

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AT&T Announces No More Unlimited Data Plan for iPad

PRNewswire is reporting (more here) that today AT&T (the 3G carrier everyone loves) has announced that the $30/month, iPad unlimited data plan is no more for new customers. Instead the best you can get is a $25/month 2GB data plan. Customers with existing unlimited data plans will be grandfathered in, but new iPad customers coming [...]

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Treyarch Thrusts Call of Duty Franchise Forward with Black Ops

The “Call of Duty” franchise has been shaken up this year with the venerated Infinity Ward crew responsible for the franchise and all the highest-rated releases in the series falling apart with lawsuits flying up on both sites. Fortunately, it looks like the previous goto company for 1-off Call of Duty releases, Treyarch, has risen [...]

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GDC: Sony Announces ‘Move’ EyeToy-based Motion Controller for PS3

Sony has announced the PlayStation Move – also know as “Sony’s Wiimote” or “PlayStation Ice Cream Cone” as I like to call it. This new motion control for the PS3 from Sony is a hybrid between Microsoft’s Project Natal and Nintendo’s Wiimote. The physical design and layout of the controller duplicates what is essentially the [...]

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Mitsubishi Announces Seamless 1080p to 4k2k Upscaling

Thanks goes to Akihabara News for the heads up that Mitsubishi has announced seamless HD upscaling to 4k2k resolution. The technology currently supports HDMI 1.4 spec but no direct Blu-ray upscaling according to Mitsubishi — which we don’t entirely understand. If the display is upscaling the signal it’s getting, what does it care of it’s [...]

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redbox Blu-ray Disk Rentals Coming Q2 2010

HomeMediaMag reports that this week, Coinstar CEO Paul Davis (the parent company of redbox), said that Blu-ray disk rentals would start rolling out to the redbox kiosks mid-year and are already being tested in a few select redbox rental units around the country (currently there are around 22k redbox rental units deployed nationwide). Davis promises [...]

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AMD Releasing 12-core "Magny Cours" CPUs in March

You need to go get your hat… and then hold onto it. What you see above is AMD’s upcoming “Magny-Cours” 12-core CPU slated for release this March — as in 2 weeks away. These upcoming chips will be part of the Opteron 6000 family and have 3 offerings starting at speeds: 1.90 Ghz 2.10 Ghz [...]

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HTC Unloads Nexus One Clones with Updated Custom Sense UI

For the first day of Mobile World Congress convention HTC decided to take the wraps off of 2 new pieces of hardware that directly re-use the Google Nexus One insides but installed inside some slightly nicer shells with HTC’s much-nicer custom Sense UI running on top of it. The two devices released are: HTC Desire [...]

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Google Chrome OS Based on Ubuntu

As we type this Google is in the process of announcing their new Chrome OS operating system at a Google Event (TechCrunch Live Coverage). Just like the Chrome browser is based on the Chromium OS project, Chrome OS will be based on the Chromium OS project. Glancing around the source repository for Chromium OS it [...]

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Video and Pictures from Microsoft Store Grand Opening in Scottsdale

Many thanks to Chris Hunkele for the pics and video’s from the grand opening! If you live in Phoenix or Scottsdale you like saw the news that Microsoft has opened it’s first (new) Microsoft Store in the Scottsdale Fashion Square mall and from the looks of things, it was a huge hit. With a few [...]

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Canon 5D Mark II Firmware Update Coming

Thanks to Grant Gochnauer for the heads up on the news that Canon is working on a firmware upgrade for the 5D Mark II folks that will allow 1080p video recording at 24 and 25fps. London, 20 October 2009 – Canon today announces that it is currently developing a firmware update to the EOS 5D [...]

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kallasoft SmugMug Album Downloader Announced

kallasoft would like to announce the initial release of the SmugMug Album Downloader. The purpose of this software is to help you download your albums from SmugMug onto your local machine on Windows, Linux or Mac. Comments and feedback welcome!

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NETGEAR ReadyNAS RAIDiator 4.1.5 Released

NETGEAR has made available the 4.1.5 release of the RAIDiator firmware (operating system) that their ReadyNAS line of personal NAS devices run. For those that aren’t familiar with the ReadyNAS line, they originally started as personal servers from a company named Infrant that provided more than just dumb network-attached disk space (like the Drobo), they [...]

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Lost Planet 2 Announcement Trailer

Lost Planet 2 was announced yesterday on Xbox Live Marketplace. I don’t want to spoil all the details for eveyone so I’ll just let you watch the video for yourself.

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Sony Releases New Stupid Piece of Sh1t

The Onion is awesome… for all the Sony-haters out there, I thought this was brilliant: Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn’t Fucking Work

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Kindle 2 Released – $359.00, Longer Battery, Text to Speech, More Memory, Thinner

Looks like it’s official now, the Kindle 2 has been released! Here are the highlights: Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, service plans, or [...]

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