Hyperlapse – Make your Street View Journey a Visual Adventure

I’m sure we’ve all spent hours and hours ‘walking’ around in Google Street View, but now Teehan+Lax Labs have created a tool called hyperlapse that turns your journey into something potentially visually stunning. It allows you to create a pannable timelapse of any journey that will play forwards and backwards – and the effect is quite something to behold. It works better on shorter journeys as every hyperlapse is the same length, although I’m sure as the site is updated this will be changed. The developers originally wanted the application to be used as a reference for a traditional hyperlapse, but realised they could use the street view data as the source material. It is available free online here. Video after the break.

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An ode to iPhone – Why do we need change?

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Having had an iPhone for a grand total of 5 years, it is safe to say that no matter how hard I try to convince people it is the superior device, not many would side with me. Constant arguments from my camp include iOS being better than windows, the iSight camera trouncing even the highest spec DSLR, and that the Retina Display is sharper than any Super AMOLED HD 1080p with IPS and quadrupled pixels. You would think with the advancements from every smartphone maker in the business including Blackberry that Apple would be hitting us with the killer features that presented themselves way back in 2007. We all thought that cover flow on a 3.5 inch screen was the most incredible creation, along with the ability to scroll the ‘natural’ way on a touch screen device. No more of swiping down to move down the page.

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Why I’ll buy Google Glass

Google glass must be on of the most talked about gadgets this year. Mostly because it’s a brand new example of true innovation – something we’ve really been lacking the last few years.

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Yes, there have been some pretty amazing gadgets – things we only dreamed about. Leap Motion, 4K TV and the Oculus Rift Headset to name but a few. However, they have all been innovations that were conceivable. We saw them coming, no matter how impressive they are.

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