Category Archives: technology

Some Useful Reading and Writing Tools

In The Writ­ing Meme, I had men­tioned about using the right tools. Here are a few tools I’ve recent­ly found. Improve Read­abil­i­ty Read­abil­i­ty is a book­marklet you can add to your brows­er tool­bar to make web pages easy to read. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Google Reader does evil; dumps Opera

One of the most favorite (and cer­tain­ly my per­son­al favorite) RSS read­ers is Google Read­er. In cut-throat com­pe­ti­tion with Blog­lines, Google intro­duced Search func­tion­al­i­ty in Google Read­er yes­ter­day. Read TechCrunch’s take here. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, this has made Google Read­er stop work­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Intelligent Image Resizing

Few weeks back, I had writ­ten about Pho­to­swap­ping images instead of Pho­to­shop­ping them. Here’s anoth­er ground­break­ing algo­rithm for “con­tent aware image resiz­ing”, thanks to Michael from Techcrunch: The research paper, as well as a down­load­able video, by Dr. Ariel Shamir … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Spooky Spock

This is the spook­i­est thing I’ve ever seen on the Inter­net yet. A rev­o­lu­tion­ary peo­­ple-focused search engine, Spock, launched into pub­lic beta today. About 30% of all search traf­fic is peo­ple relat­ed — about 20 bil­lion search queries per month. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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