Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’

Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Embeddable Image Widget, Cites ‘Incalculable Damages’

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A recently-released product by Microsoft that allows content creators to embed digital images on their websites is being called a “massive infringement” of copyright images in a lawsuit filed by Getty Images against the computer giant. Read more…

Game Changing Algorithm Turns First Person Videos Into Incredibly Smooth Hyperlapses

Researchers at Microsoft just changed the POV video game — there’s no doubt about that. Using a newly developed algorithm, they transform long, boring first person videos shot with helmet cams into super smooth hyperlapses that look like they were shot with a steadicam. Read more…

Canon & Microsoft Sign Patent Agreement, Hints at Canon-Powered PureView Phones

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Future iterations of the already-impressive Nokia Lumia PureView cameras might sport Canon tech, thanks to a newly-signed patent agreement between the Japanese camera company and Microsoft, who recently bought Nokia. Read more…

50 Nokia Lumia 1020 Cameras Capture New York City in Bullet Time

Check out this trippy video showing New York City sidewalks in Matrix-style “bullet time.” It was created by filmmaker Paul Trillo, who partnered up with Microsoft to create a special camera rig consisting of 50 individual Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphones mounted to an arc.
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Nokia PureView Camera Expert and Lumia Photography Lead Leaves Nokia for Apple

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This week’s Apple news has been dominated by the rumored Beats acquisition, but it’s in the area of photography where the company made some real confirmed strides. Read more…

The Story Behind the World’s Most Viewed Photo, the Windows XP ‘Bliss’ Wallpaper

As of yesterday, Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP. And in honor of one of the longest-living operating systems, the above video takes a look at the story behind what is arguably XP’s most recognized quality: the ‘Bliss’ wallpaper that came stock on every machine. Read more…

Microsoft’s 20-Gigapixel Seattle Panorama is Packed Full of Fun Artistic Surprises

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There’s no rule against having a little fun while proving a technological point, even if you’re Microsoft.

So when the software giant’s research arm wanted to flex some image-editing muscle by creating a 20-gigapixel panorama of Seattle, they decided to bring local artists into the picture (literally) and encourage them to do creative stuff while the camera was clicking away. Read more…

Microsoft Updates SkyDrive With Fancy Photo Timeline and Faster Uploads

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The most common files stored on Microsoft’s SkyDrive (and, we’d guess, just about any cloud storage service) are photos. As such, the company has decided to give its cloud storage service a facelift by providing a couple of highly-requested photo-centric features. Read more…

Fujifilm Using its Silver Halide Know-How to Shake Up Touchscreen Industry

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Fujifilm is best known for its camera and film products, but the company is now using its photographic expertise to invade new markets as well. The company is reportedly using its background in silver to create touchscreen displays that are bigger and more affordable than current offerings.
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Nikon Now Paying Microsoft Royalties for Android-Powered Cameras

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Microsoft announced yesterday that it has entered into a patent licensing agreement with Nikon for Nikon’s Android-powered digital cameras. While the details of the agreement were not revealed, Microsoft did say that it will begin collecting royalties from Nikon for certain camera models.
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