Resize Picture in Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)

February 4, 2014 § 5 Comments

No need to install more apps to do a simple image resizing in Android. I had a hard time figuring out a way to do this without going to the mighty play store to install all kind of junk in my phone to expose my data via bugs and poorly written apps (yes, I don’t have Angry Birds installed).

I have searched on the web and didn’t find a solution so I took a step back « Read the rest of this entry »

Snapkeys seem to be the holy grail of keyboardless devices

March 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

Snapkeys technology turns virtual keyboards invisible

Snapkeys Virtual Keyboard

I was so amazed by this technology that I had to write about it on my blog. After seeing it briefly on an article that came in my feed reader, it fixed itself into my brain and wouldn’t let go. I’ve spent so much time trying to find an ergonomic keyboard that can be used with one hand or allow typing when jogging or « Read the rest of this entry »

[Update to update:$35 tablet from India surprises all][Update: scam] India’s 10$ laptop one step closer to the masses

February 1, 2009 § 1 Comment

BIG SCAM from India (nothing resembling a laptop)

[UPDATE: $35 tablet from India surprises all ]

Remmember the initial rumour about an OLPC competitor that could put XO to shame? Some more good news surfaced on indiatimes.com. The 10$ laptop, which had to resemble somewhere the double price Negroponte’s 100$ laptop got to, actually costs $20, with efforts ongoing to get to the $10 target and is to be revealed in Tirupati « Read the rest of this entry »

new-concept digital presentation tool: Prezi, the zooming map prezentation

January 26, 2009 § Leave a comment

Zoomable presentation interface

I haven’t seen any improvement in the concept of software presentation tools for a very long time and this one got me surprised.

Even similar concepts exist like mind mapping user interfaces, zoomable presentation tools like this seem so natural and simple to understand and use. « Read the rest of this entry »

Pluto home server does it all

June 5, 2007 § Leave a comment

Pluto logoThere’s been a lot of Buzz lately on the LMCE (Linux Media Center) and as I am very interested in such home appliance (see my other articles on the issue here and here) I did some research and found out that the LMCE, which is an application that installs ontop of Ubuntu linux (for now) and wraps itself around different open-source projects to offer a complete media center solution, uses Pluto as it’s ground. Actually « Read the rest of this entry »

Free CAD tools for the designer savvy: alternatives

May 12, 2007 § 1 Comment

free cad sketchIt’s a pity amateur designers that love to design mechanical or industrial stuff don’t really have a tool to rely upon for their personal use. Or students don’t really have many options when it comes to a fully functional CAD software. They always have to pay for a software that they want to learn so future employers buy new licenses of the software for them to work on and it’s a shame, really. « Read the rest of this entry »

10$ laptop hope comes from India

May 4, 2007 § 2 Comments

$10 laptop ?After an article where I was writing about the aprox. $7000 compressed air- fuelled car, India is going to make the rest of the world a new surprise especially when you think of all the efforts Nicholas Negroponte put into his OLPC project. « Read the rest of this entry »

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