Our smartphones can do so much these days. They can order pizza, check our bank balance, and even control cameras from afar. One of the most advanced cameras in the world is joining in with that last one, with the refocusing technology of the Lytro now able to be controlled from an iPhone.
Camera geeks and photo enthusiasts are still coming to grips with what the Lytro can do: it’s a camera that doesn’t just take a snapshot in two dimensions, but rather a section of space and time, capturing the entire “light-field” and allowing you to decide on the focus spot later on.
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 4:45pm
Kim Thompson, Co-Publisher of Fantagraphics and one of the most important editors in the comics industry over the last 30 years, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer. He was 57 years old. Over a career that spanned more than three decades, Thompson edited talent such as Chris Ware, Peter Bagge, Stan Sakai and Joe Sacco, and introduced the work of many legendary European cartoonists to the North American audience.
Earlier this year, an ambitious group of former employees from WebEx – an on-demand collaboration, online meeting, video and web conferencing company by Cisco – launched their Evernote-esque project by the name of Moxtra. It is basically a cloud-based virtual binder for sharing and collaborating on all sorts of content. It allows groups to collect and collaboratively work on videos, pictures, documents, notes etc. – something that a lot of services have already been offering for a while now. Back in January (the time when Moxtra was initially launched), it was only rolled out as iPad and web apps but after almost six months since it inception, the service has finally expanded to other platforms as well, including desktop and Android. Akin to its iPad counterpart, Moxtra for Android not just works great, but also looks fairly elegant and intuitive.
Moxtra lets you create custom workspaces called binders that allow you to add different types of content such as voiceovers, annotations, notes, videos and so on. Binders can also be shared among your friends and coworkers through email or Facebook, letting them participate in working on them with you. Different administration roles can be assigned among group members such as Editor or Viewer in order to make sure only the right people can make any modifications to them.