June 2, 2011 – SINGAPORE – Skype announced that it is providing silicon vendors with a new standard interface for communication to H.264 encoding cameras. The new Skype UVC 1.4 standard will become the de facto standard for video calling giving silicon vendors the opportunity to develop cameras for Skype applications built on SkypeKit. SkypeKit is a collection of software and APIs that allows any Internet connected device to offer Skype voice and video calls.
Looks like one more reason to upgrade my G11 to G12!
Singapore, — Dec 8, 2010 — Adobe has announced that Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 updates are available for immediate download on Adobe.com. Originally posted as release candidates on Adobe Labs, the final updates bring raw file support to 15 new popular camera models including Nikon D7000 and Canon Powershot S95, as well as lens profiles for over 60 new Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Sigma lenses. Available on Adobe Labs, the Lens Profile Downloader 1.0 – a free companion application to Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5 and Camera Raw 6 – allows customers to search, download, rate and comment on over 300 lens correction profiles provided by the community. Photographers can create custom profiles for their own lenses and share them with the user community.
Looks like my favourite camera, the Canon PowerShot G11, just got better! I’m in cyberlust!
London, UK, 14th September 2010 – Canon today announces the new PowerShot G12 – the latest model in the multi award-winning PowerShot G-series trusted by professional photographers the world over. The new model offers photographers best-in-class flexibility and all-round powerful performance, with professional levels of control and support for a wide range of accessories.
This appeared in my inbox yesterday:
”PLEASE THIS LETTER MUST REMAIN SECRET”
I am Olarn Chaipravat, former deputy prime minister during Thaksin Shinawatra regime which was ousted by a military coup on Sept 19 2006,and Martial law was imposed by the Council for Democratic Reform, now called the Council for National Security . After the Sept 19 coup, i would have called you on phone , but because the new government is taping the past goverment officials phone numbers, so it is no longer safe for me to call you, that is why i think it is safe to send you this mail. we are placed under surveillance.
However my main point of contacting you is to seek your sincere suggestion and guideline to invest in your country. And please because of my previous position in the government, i do not need to tell you of the absolute confidentiality which we both must have to observe, if we are to go into investment, or rather if you are to help me in investing in your country.
I desided to contact you now that I am very sure that all eyes are not on us as it was when the problem first began though we are still going to court but the environment is good now to handle the transaction very safely.
From the news publications attached here in respect of the goverment probes into much of the projects my ministry executed will make you to understand my position with the govenment now.
I thank you very much for taking time to go through my mail, and hope to read from your reply soon, .Thanks for your anticipated co-operation and my
regards to your family.
Good luck,and feel free to contact me on my email for now, until arrangements are made.
Please reply me for further details to (email removed by this geek)
I attach herewith my international passport. (picture after the break)
Pretty interested to see how the integration with Omniture worked out since I’m a long time user of SiteCatalyst. Following is the press release from Adobe (you can also check out #csbuzz on Twitter):
SINGAPORE — April 13, 2010 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Master Collection, a breakthrough release of the industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. Focusing on interactivity, performance, and maximising the impact of digital content and marketing campaigns, the Creative Suite 5 product line brings exciting full-version upgrades of flagship creative tools while delivering significant workflow enhancements to designers and developers. Integrating online content and digital marketing optimisation capabilities for the first time, Creative Suite® 5 Master Collection includes access to signature Omniture technologies, to capture, store and analyse Read more…
“I’m working on a story that the world needs to know about. I wish for you to help me break it, in a way that provides spectacular proof of the power of news photography in the digital age.”
Today, this major TED Prize wish is coming true
I urge you to take three minutes out of your day, and click on this link: Read more…
Samsung Singapore launched what seems to me as an extremely successful first bloggers’ event for the launch of their new phone, the Innov8 (i8510). I’ll let the pics do the talking:
Daniel Goh of Samsung doing a showroom tour… we should have guessed he was gonna set us up, right?
The Samsung Innov8 on sale!
Some nice features presented : Read more…
Caught on the news on TODAY :
New scanners to be used across Europe by 2010
BRUSSELS — Digital body scanners which leave little to the imagination will be used by airport security on passengers travelling across the European Union (EU) within two years.
According to a draft European Commission regulation, the new millimetre wave imaging scanners are to be used “individually or in combination, as a primary or secondary means and under defined conditions” to provide a “virtual strip search” of travellers.
The new EU regulation, which will be binding on Britain, is intended to enter into force across the continent by the end of April 2010.
The new imaging technology creates an image of an unclothed body which privacy critics argue “amounts to a virtual strip search” has been tested on a voluntary basis at Heathrow’s Terminal Four. Read more…