Monday, October 23, 2006
REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp. plans to finance a movie based on its popular video game "Halo" after Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox backed out of the project.
Posted by Tom Ray at 12:15 PM
Skype for Mac 2.0 goes gold today, which means that we’ve tested it, you’ve tested it and we all agree that it does a pretty good job. Download it now and video call your friends, family, colleagues or anyone else you’d like to see face to face. Remember not only does it work with other Mac users but it also works with Windows users too. That means even more people for you to video call with.
Posted by Tom Ray at 11:51 AM
Our system automatically constructs simple "pop-up" 3D models, like those one would find in a children's book, out of a single outdoor image. The system labels each region of an outdoor image as ground, vertical, or sky. Line segments fitted to the ground-vertical boundary in the image and an estimate of the horizon's position provide the necessary information to determine where to "cut" and "fold" in the image. The model is then popped up, and the image is texture mapped onto the model.
Posted by Tom Ray at 11:48 AM
The Google Earth 2006 election resource tool, unveiled early Monday, indicates the country's 436 congressional districts with stars on the popular 3D map of the country. Clicking on a star pops open a bubble window that has information on the candidates in that race.googlelectThe window also includes links to news, images and Web search results on candidates, as well as to information on where and how to vote and campaign finance reform.
Posted by Tom Ray at 11:30 AM
Paris Hilton’s “friends” are getting spammed.Several furious sources who are on the list of the heiress’ friends via her MySpace account say they received emails supposedly from Hilton telling them that they’d won an expense-paid trip to meet her. When the “friends” clicked on the e-mail, they were taken to another screen, telling them, “Hurry! Only twenty prizes left.”They were then forwarded to a series of pop-up messages and questionnaires asking them to buy products and requesting them to supply personal information.
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Posted by Tom Ray at 11:25 AM