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International Space Station Engineer Uses iPad To Record Video Transmissions To Earth

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Check this out: up on the International Space Station, Colonel Chris Hadfield uses an iPad as a teleprompter when recording transmissions for Earth. It looks like the app he’s using is Teleprompt+ for iPad, a $15 app that lets you film yourself via Facecam while reading your lines from the iPad display.

Control Your Music With A Wave Of Your Hand, For Free [Review]

Control Your Music With A Wave Of Your Hand, For Free [Review]

Are you ready? Raise your hand

Multi-touch? Pah, that’s so last year. Gestures are where it’s at. Only yesterday, we reported on a prototype wrist-mounted motion detector; today, we’re trying out Flutter, a free OS X app that we first mentioned back in March when it was still a demo.

Now it’s available in the Mac App Store. It claims to put gesture controls at your, um, fingertips, using your Mac’s built-in webcam.

Does it live up to the hype? Well, sometimes.

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Manga Camera Is The Coolest Free Camera App We’ve Seen For Ages [Review]

Manga Camera Is The Coolest Free Camera App We’ve Seen For Ages [Review]

Fun and free: get it now

There’s not a lot I need say about today’s Best Thing Ever, so I’ll keep it brief.

Manga Camera does exactly what its name suggests, and it’s no surprise that it’s a sudden huge hit on the iOS App Store.

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Fifth Avenue Apple Store Recreated In Lego [Pics]

Fifth Avenue Apple Store Recreated In Lego [Pics]

Lego. Apple. Combined. What more do you want?

If you thought your Lego construction skills were formidable, check out what H.K. Leung has built: a Lego replica of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, complete with see-through spiral staircase and glass cube on top. It’s incredible.

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Software Concept Makes E-Books Behave More Like Real Books [Video Demo]

Software Concept Makes E-Books Behave More Like Real Books [Video Demo]

Here’s a cool concept video for page-turning techniques in ebooks, which rather puts the current offerings to shame.

It shows an e-book behaving much more like a paper book, thanks to new ways of recognizing finger taps and swipes.

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