Popular image editing program, Photoshop, now has a mobile version for the iPad. Get your first look at it here, in this video, where John Nack, Pricincipal Product Manager for the application, takes you through some of it’s features.
Keen? Photoshop Touch is now available for download, on iTunes.
Check it out.
Not too long ago, I was shown a video of these awesome little quadrotors, doing their thing at GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. The quadrotors did an array of interesting stunts, also demonstrating what appeared to be very complex swarm behavior, at one point, in a squadron of 20 robots. Swarm behavior is a form of biomimetics, taking a leaf of out the book of animal swarm intelligence, a phenomenon where large groups of animals, such as schools of fish, flocks of birds and swarms of insects, instinctively behave as a single unit. Large groups of robots, are programmed to work as a single unit, constantly trading information with each other in order to reassess their surroundings and readjust their actions.
The agility of these things, firstly, is quite amazing. But they way they work together just takes the cake.
And here’s another video showing the aggressive flying ability of these quadrotors. I clicked on it because I thought “aggressive” meant…maybe attaching a little machine gun onto it, or something, but alas, the video is still quite interesting.
Watching this brought fresh visions of the apocalyptic scenes we all saw in the Terminator movies, where autonomous flying drones flew around, zapping humans. And don’t forget, Man-Hacks, the pesky little blighters we kept at bay with a crowbar, in Half Life 2. But isn’t all negative…the possibilities for awesomeness are also very apparent, if not only from what we see in that video. Here’s another video of one of many interactive possibilities for these things, using a magic wand type controller:
I envision great things for something like this. Attach nice strong claws onto them, and you have a really cool beer-fetching robot team. Just hit a button or say a command, and off they go, to work as an awesome team and get you your beverage. Although, if they ever did attain sentience, I’d imagine they wouldn’t be keen to live a life of servitude and they’d revolt against you. And by then you might even be too lazy to put up a fight.
Blogging. BLOGGING…In case you have been living a Patrick Star-esque existence, for the past 10 years, this is what a blog looks like. Be sure to stop by here, every now and again to find the latest on all that is cool in the world of Wireframe Studio. In case you’re new to this whole Wireframe thing, allow me to explain to you who we are and what we do.
Paul Tooze, Creative Director at Wireframe Studio, lays it down quite nicely:
“Wireframe Studio is an independent multimedia and web design agency based in Cape Town, South Africa. We were founded back in 1995, which means we’re actually only 4 years younger than the www and a year older than Flash.”
Indeed, Wireframe Studio has been around for a long time. Long enough to see the evolution of the industry, globally, but even more specifically, in South Africa, where media has become increasingly more advanced and diverse. We’ve been around, since web pages were hammered out onto stone tablets… and in this time, Wireframe Studio has built a solid reputation in the industry, for the creativity and quality of our work, done for clients locally and abroad.
Out of our little studio, in Observatory, Cape Town, have come some really neat projects, far too many to list here without your eyeballs giving up the ghost, but if you’re interested to know, take a gander at this video of some of the coolest things we’ve done:
What does a designer do to pop the question? Fancy restaurant? Hot-air ballon ride? Eiffel Tower? Sneak the engagement ring into a glass of champagne?
Well, according to this interesting post on Buzzfeed, he uses one of the most effective mediums of information known to man…the infographic. Indeed, when it is not being used to relate amazing cat facts to you, or the myriad of unknown uses for a slice of peach cobbler, the infographic has now entered the world of proposal mediums and it’s first use, was an emphatic success. She said yes. Well… I’ll be a dead pixel…
But what if this scenario wasn’t all moonlight and r…er, pixels? What if your significant other was ever to decline this proposal? I thought about this for a while and figured, that if you were to assume that your girlfriend was of the right sort of mind to like this sort of thing, but for some reason, she felt she had to refuse the proposal, she could do it in an equally creative way. So I created this, to show you all what it could possibly look like.