The next big thing in social media is the image sharing site Pinterest, it was launched in September 2011 and already it has over sixteen million active users. However, currently these users are only spending around ninety eight minutes per month on the site as compared to seven hours on the social network Facebook, so there is a fair way to go, but Pinterest is a success story already.
According to this info graphic from Flowtown the growth of Pinterest is cool enough, but unlike other social media sites this one is different and yet it is growing fast to the point where the big money buyouts start coming in. The main reason for this success has to be simplicity allowing anyone to use the site, that has to be good thing and is a lesson to anyone else thinking of starting a business, keep simple and interesting!
Well it seems like the rumours are right and that Assassin’s Creed III will be taking place in America right in the middle of the American Revolutionary War, which took place between 1775 and 1783.
The images are supposedly part of the games box set posted on Facebook by Ubisoft. However, later it has been claimed that the images have come from someone who works at BestBuy. Ubisoft have not made any comments on the image, the only good news from this is that Ubisoft say that Assassin’s Creed III will be out on the 30th October for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
For once your monitor does not need adjusting; the pixelated image you see in front of you is actually how this cool Pixel Time clock looks in real life! It is a smart looking thing though that almost everyone can relate to as most of us have come across the odd pixelated image or two in our time on the net.
These are the details on the cool but strange looking pixelated clock;
Don’t panic, your monitor hasn’t reverted to factory settings circa 1980. What you’re looking at is Pixel Time; a brilliant bit of 8-bit kit from the sideways thinkers at Mustard. Working just like a typical clock, this innovative timepiece looks like an enlarged computer icon, from the blocky edges to the classic number font.
This is something that all Star Trek fans have been waiting for, it’s the first images from Star Trek 2, we call it that because as of yet it has not been given a proper title. J.J. Abrams has managed to keep the lid on this for a while, but now some images are creeping out from the set.
In one of the images we can see Benedict Cumberbatch’s (Sherlock Holmes) as of yet unknown character fighting with Spock played by Zachary Quinto, while in the other there is Uhura (Zoe Saldana) aiming or firing a phaser and we do not know what setting it is on either!
What better way could there be for Porsche to celebrate hitting two million fans on Facebook than putting all of their faces onto the bodywork of a new Cayman S! Well as you can see from the images, that is exactly what Porsche have done and the car itself is on show in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, until January 27th 2012.
So if you are one of the two million and happen to be in Germany before the end of the month pop in and have a look, other than that Porsche have a dedicated website where it may be possible to search your image out!
This is a handy device that allows the Smartphone owner to simply connect their device and print off images directly from the Smartphone’s image album in seconds. This is a purpose designed printer so that the quality of the image is photo quality, which is better than some desk top printers.
Here are the specs and details for the Photo Cube Smartphone Printer;
Print professional-quality photographs from your Apple or Android gadgets
Dye sublimation photo printer
No computer required
Just download a free printing app and connect via the dock or USB
Approx 55 seconds for each 6×4 inch photo
All in one ink and photo paper cartridge
Print up to 36 photos per cartridge
Charge your device at the same time
Print resolution: 300 x 300 dpi
Gradation: 256 gradations / 16.7 million colours
Photo format supported: JPEG photo
Photo Cube Smartphone Printer
Colour cartridge and paper for 36 colour prints
UK mains power adapter
Measures approximately 17.5cm (W) x 9.8cm (H) x 15cm (D)
Run a star wars competition and you are almost certainly guaranteed to be onto a winner, fans just cannot help themselves. So when Freaking News ran contest to find the best mash up of Star Wars and any other TV show or movie they must have been inundated with entries.
Here are just six of the best, or what we think are the best, you will have to judge for yourself it that is true, but let us know if you think any of the other deserve a mention.
User power has helped Google decide to roll out a new feature that will allow the users of Google Plus to download full size images. In order to see this feature in action you will need to get into “Lightbox” mode, which can be found in “Actions”, positioned down in the right hand corner, that is the end of the directions! Of course, you may not want visitors to your page downloading full size images, in which case go to the settings and uncheck the line that says, “Allow viewers to download my photos” and that should take care of it for you.
According to Vic Gundotra who is Senior Vice President, Engineering at Google;
We’ve been listening to your feedback and, as of today, you can download full size photos! When viewing a photo in the lightbox photo viewer, click Actions. If the photo owner has allowed downloads, you will now see an option to Download Photo.
He finished with;
If you don’t want viewers to download your photos, click the gear icon on the top right corner of this screen, go to Google+ Settings and uncheck the Allow viewers to download my photos checkbox.
Imagine walking along minding your own business when some steps out and aims a slingshot at your face, your expression is probably not going to be your best and so if the slingshot just happened to be a digital camera the facial image would be that of somebody who is about to be shot at close range by a slingshot!
The Slingshot camera is the idea of designers Sung Young Um & Jung Eun Yim, they clearly have a strange sense of humour, although it would be great to see some of the results from the concept design. It has to be said that it is a dangerous occupation jumping out in front of someone with slingshot, some folks may not see the funny side of it.
It has been a long tradition that for anniversaries, events and special occasions Google come up with a doodle, so seeing, as it is Google 13th birthday, we were expecting something cool and we got it, an image of a party, with cake, balloons and of course candles to celebrate the official Google birthday on the 27th September!
Just to refresh our memories, where did they get that name from? Well, according to Google, the name of the firm is meant to represent a mathematical term;
“The name reflects the immense volume of information that exists and the scope of Google’s mission: To organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,”
So, that is thirteen years for Google, what about the next thirteen? Where will Google be in 2024!
It has now become easier to send images from a mobile or Smartphone direct to a Twitter account, could this now be the easiest way to share images on the internet? The sharing feature uses the under used Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), which for a couple of years has been virtually idle, but this announcement could see a bit of life in the old MMS service much to the mobile phone operators joy!
Starting today, you can share photos on Twitter by including a photo in your text message. It’s simple: just enter the text of your Tweet as you normally would, attach a photo to the message and send to Twitter. This feature is currently available with the following carriers*: AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Cellular South in the US; Vodafone, O2 and Orange in the UK; Vodafone Italy; Rogers Communications in Canada; VIVA Bahrain; and, TIM Brazil. We’ll continue to work with more carriers to enable their customers to share photos via text message.