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Jacques Putter
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Attended University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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If you don't have a nexus, go gran the Google Camera app now!
 
Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all around...now at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Google Camera is now available on the Play store (http://goo.gl/llsZjx), and works on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat. We’re just getting started, and in the months ahead we'll make Google Camera available to more devices, helping make photography easier, faster and more fun.

Check out our Research Blog to learn more (http://goo.gl/lUDfi8).
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This is pretty neat!
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Hmm, interesting. #YourMove Google?
 
AllCast to Amazon Fire TV

The Fire TV has no high level Chromecast type APIs. But since it is just an Android platform, a developer has access to all that entails. I built a AllCast receiver for Fire TV in around 2 hours.

Fire TV's screen mirroring capability is better than what Chromecast can provide via their APIs. WebRTC is the only choice on the latter, and that's not ideal for that use case.

Basically, the Fire TV has an API that isn't as easy-to-use as Chromecast, but is miles more flexible. And it is more familiar (since it is just Android).
And the performance is better than that of an Apple TV.

I'm digging it.
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The International Court of Justice on Monday ordered a temporary halt to Japan's Antarctic whaling program, ruling that it is not for scientific purposes as the Japanese government had claimed. Here's how that's playing out: ttp://cbc.sh/AWb7Mbf

What's your take on whaling?
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Hehe. Will have to try this ;)
 
It's macabre, but this is such an awesome prank. Great for the office!
This prank is genius. Thanks to the wonders of optics and a simple Photoshop technique you can easily make a jar with a pickled human head inside. This will make anyone scream in the office or at home as soon as they open the fridge—such a great effect.
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Just love having a morning coffee on my porch
#spring #yyj
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Office Space is awesome :)
Tonight viewers will be treated to Hollywood's latest take on the startups in Mike Judge's Silicon Valley on HBO. But while Judge might be known best for his..
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Love my #SixShotEspresso. Thanks for the #BirthdayDrink  +Starbucks Coffee 
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Who knew!  Google now has #birthday  Google Doodles ;)
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Suspended animation is about to be a real thing that we do to actual people. That's nuts:
After years of sci-fi-inspired fantasies about the technique, a team of doctors in Pittsburgh are finally ready to start testing out a procedure that involves putting patients in a state of "suspended animation" while they repair their injuries. Put bluntly, they're going to kill people and bring them back to life.
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  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Stellenberg High School, Belleville, South Africa
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  • BC Ferries
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  • ESTI Consulting Services
  • Cronus Technology
  • Syscon Justice Systems
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  • BC Ferries
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South Africa - Pretoria, South Africa - Natal, South Africa - Bloemfontein, South Africa - Cape Town, South Africa - South West Africa (Namibia) - Saskatoon, SK, Canada - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Sidney, BC, Canada
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