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An Affordable Skycam

You’ve seen Skycam in operation in NFL games and in feature films for those remarkable shots that seem to follow the ball in the air. Skycam is a computer-controlled, stabilized, cable-suspended aerial camera system. It maneuvers the camera through three dimensions often over a football field or arena. The camera package weighs over 30 lbs. […]... Keep reading >


May 29, 2018 | Uncategorized | Comments

Clever Branding

I was stopped behind an oil truck at a red light and could not help seeing the back of the truck. And then I noticed the phone number. Clever branding!... Keep reading >


May 27, 2018 | Uncategorized | Comments

The lecture



April 4, 2018 | Uncategorized | Comments

Got a PlayStation 3? Sony May Owe You $65

Do you remember when Sony said the PlayStation 3 would be a computer, rather than just a game console? For a while they let anyone install Linux on the PlayStation 3. And then Sony used a firmware update to renege on that promise. If you can show you bought an original “Fat” PS3 between November […]... Keep reading >


December 5, 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments

Great Cartoon Music from Tom & Jerry

This fun, rollicking music is from the Tom & Jerry cartoons by MGM in the 1940s and 1950s. This is a mixture of the music from eight different cartoons: Smitten Kitten, Sufferin’ Cats, The Framed Cat, Cat Fishin’ Just Ducky, Jerry and Jumbo, The Cat Comes to Dinner and Mouse for Sale.” The John Wilson […]... Keep reading >


November 28, 2017 | Apps, Uncategorized | | Comments

Firefox Quantum

Whether you use Safari, Microsoft Edge, Chrome or the old Netscape, there’s a great new browser that I think beats them all – the new Firefox Quantum. It’s surprising how good it is. You can easily send a web page to you phone. Just click “Send tab to device” and the article you are reading […]... Keep reading >


Brilliant Video Sells Used Honda for $20,000

    This video has had over 6 million views in two weeks. They were asking $500 for the car. They received from Carmax a hilarious-but-real offer to buy the car for $20,000. They accepted and sold the car to Carmax. Here’s the Carmax video that bid $20,000 for the car.... Keep reading >


October 31, 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments

Happy Halloween

This shower scene in Hitchcocks’s Psycho is one of the best-known murder scenes in all of cinema. It was filmed over 6 days in December 1959 using 77 different camera angles. The finished scene is three minutes long and includes 50 straight edits. Most of the shots are extreme close-ups, except for medium shots in […]... Keep reading >


October 31, 2017 | Uncategorized | Comments

Fast Editing on Your Phone

As I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, Magisto has funded a study of digital video marketing. The company is known for its online Magisto app (iOS, Android). It is surprising what it can do with phone video – subtle dissolves, cuts, effects and many audio samples and pre-themed visual storytelling templates. Thanks to A.I. machine […]... Keep reading >


September 11, 2017 | computer, Uncategorized | Comments

Free Data Recovery for Harvey and Irma Hurricane Victims

DriverSavers is offering free data recovery service for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma who have water damaged devices resulting from the flooding. Because exposure to water and air cause corrosion on electronic circuitry, they have set deadlines for these devices: September 15th for Harvey devices and September 30th for Irma devices. There is […]... Keep reading >



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