The news of Google Wave‘s demise caught many of us by surprise. The service had been available for only about a year. It had just joined Google Apps.
Google maintained that they had not seen strong adoption. This may be true but it did have a core community that is none too pleased about Google’s decision.
So much so that a group has created: “Save Google Wave,” a web site dedicated to keeping Google Wave from being shuttered.
The site provides different ways for people to express their support for Google Wave. As of this evening more than 19,400 people have given a “thumbs up,” for saving the service. The Twitter account has 360 followers. More than 250 people have retweeted the site and 70 have given it a Digg.
Oh, yes, and you can buy a t-shirt or a button. We’re not sure what that is for except perhaps to give the developers a bit for the work they are doing to raise awareness. It would help if they provided a disclaimer of some sort.
These are not huge numbers. But more illuminating are the emails in support of Google Wave. These include those from a physicist, a student collaborating on a novel with his girlfriend and a software developer. Sigue leyendo
Mozilla recently introduced another beta version of Firefox 4 that is quite different from any of the previous releases.
Firefox 4 sports a clean and polished look, the add-ons section has been completely revamped, the menu bars are hidden so you have more screen estate for reading web pages plus you now have the option to permanently “pin” frequently used web apps. Sigue leyendo
by Glen Stansberry
All artists want to create massive, powerful works to be remembered by. We have visions of our own “Sistine Chapel
” that we want to tackle
before we die. The problem with epic projects is that they’re often started, but rarely finished. This is precisely why we celebrate massive works: they don’t come along very often. The Sistine Chapel took four years of painting the most difficult form of fresco – buon fresco
– on rickety scaffolding, while bending over backwards. (Even Michelangelo was suspicious that his enemies purposely gave the project such a massive scope just to see him fail.1
Finishing masterpieces is daunting. Over time, motivation and desire fade unless we make deliberate strides toward our goals every single day. But getting into the mindset of being deliberate with our work is a paradigm shift. Being deliberate means that when we are working, we are always working on something with an end goal in mind.
Finishing masterpieces is daunting. Over time, motivation and desire fade.
When the Beatles started a recording session, they never knew what sounds they would produce in the studio. But they knew one thing: they wanted every recording to sound different than the previous. John Lennon said this about their process: “Each time we just want to do something different… Why should we ever want to go back? That would be soft.”
If establishing such a goal during the nascent stages of a project seems daunting, it needn’t be. Laying out your end game merely means being clear about what you’re trying to achieve with a given creative project. For Michelangelo, it was as specific as paint 5,000 square feet of the Sistine Chapel. For the Beatles, it was as broad as make a record that sounds like something completely new.
The important thing is to be clear about the goal. Once you have that, you can backfill the details and tasks needed to get there – and, most likely, revise them as you gather feedback and experience along the way. Here are a few ways to get started: Sigue leyendo
- T.L. Stanley
Emmy-winning actor Brian Baumgartner, best known as the lovable simpleton Kevin on NBC‘s sitcom The Office, can play a mean game of golf. Sometimes. He’s in a rut right now though and needs to psyche himself up for a major charity tournament.
Enter elite athletes like L.A. Laker Pau Gasol, New York Yankee CC Sabathia and baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith to whip him into shape. Subway restaurants sponsor the action, and Hollywood-branded entertainment shop Content & Company wraps it all up into a TV special.
The result, a one-hour show dubbed Golf Therapy: Life, Lessons and the Pursuit of Par, will launch in the coming weeks online, on Subway’s in-store flat screens, across social media and cable TV channels. It also aired on NBC Sports prior to the U.S. Senior Open on Aug. 1.
Golf Therapy comes on the heels of a number of talent/marketer alliances that show how closely the two worlds have started working together on original, brand-backed entertainment. The brands themselves share top billing in some of the projects, and other times their only role is willing investor.
Stars like Will Arnett and Jason Bateman, who opened the advertiser-friendly production company DumbDumb, have made short videos for Wrigley’s Orbit gum. Fellow Arrested Development alum Tony Hale starred in a Web series backed by Nestea. And 90120’s AnnaLynn McCord popped up in AT&T story-based online vignettes. Eastbound and Down’s foul-mouthed star Kenny Powers, also known as comedian Danny McBride, recently launched a profane short on FunnyorDie for K-Swiss, and Lisa Kudrow’s Lexus-sponsored Web Therapy, now in its third season online, will soon become a TV series on Showtime. Sigue leyendo
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“VidCrop” es una herramienta para recortar partes de un video y centrarnos en un punto en especifico. Muchas veces cuando tomamos video las partes que rodean el objeto principal estorban y no es necesario mostrarlo, si quieres eliminar estas partes el programa “VidCrop” es lo que necesita.
La herramienta “crop” es una función muy conocida en la edición de imágenes, y ahora también la puedes aplicar en el video con el programa “VidCrop”, con la que puedes recortar todo el rededor que no te interese y destacar una parte especifica.
Este programa funciona con todo tipo de formato como AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4, MPG, MKV, RMVB y ASF. Con un simple click puedes comenzar a recortar la imagen y hacer crop en la parte del video que quieres destacar. Al terminar puedes elegir a que formato se va a convertir tu video, ya sea en formato AVI o WMV. Sigue leyendo
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“Poderoso control que te lleva dentro del juego“, así es como describe la empresa Logitech a su nuevo mouse G700 (Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700) que está diseñado especialmente para los jugadores de videojuegos en pc más exigentes del mercado y que gustan sacarle el mejor provecho al hardware de su ordenador.
Es por eso que Logitech lanzó al mercado este nuevo mouse (ratón) con el nombre “Wireless Gaming Mouse G700″ que incluye nada mas y nada menos que 13 botones colocados estrategicamente y programables que facilitarán nuestra experiencia en los videojuegos de pc (sobre todo en los mas nuevos), aparte de ser un mouse diseñado para tener una mejor comodidad al momento de usarlo. Sigue leyendo