ClipGrab is a simple open source, free software application that makes grabbing and converting videos from sites like YouTube on the fly very simple. Simple open the application, enter the url of the video you want to download and configure your parameters for conversion. Hit grab.
MIR Translator is an application for translating text in photos taken by the N900 camera. It experiments with novel interactive techniques to perform text recognition. Currently the app supports translation to and from over 30 different languages.
Open Source is a fairly nebulous term that can be applied to different production processes. In this video, Jay Rogers of Local Motors takes a look at the application of the Open Source development model in the manufacture of cars.
If you are a movie junkie like me, chances are you have quite a number of movies on your computer that would be nice watching on your DVD player or home theater system, mobile phone or portable multimedia device. Being a Linux user, the following three applications should help you with your transcoding task without resorting to the terminal. TransmageddonFrom the site, “Transmageddon is a video transcoder for Linux and Unix systems built using GStreamer.
Unlike in North America where the iPhone is the dominant player, in most parts of the world Nokia still rules. A few hours ago I had an email from the Nokia Ovi service (I’m on the mailing list) introducing me to the Point and Find Application. It is a really cool application that could make using one’s Nokia phone more fun and useful at the same time.
The make money online for nothing spammers seem to have taken over Twitter these days. I doubt if there is a single one of you that has more than a 100 friends and is still free of those accounts. Tweepi is a very geeky (no terminal for sure) application that will help you prune out the bots from the humans in your stream.
The Evolution mail client has been the default such application in Ubuntu since I got to know of Linux. Sure it is the default GNOME mail/calendar application, but I really am of the view that Ubuntu needs to drop it in favor of say Mozilla’s very brilliant Thunderbird. For one thing running Evolution on my machine makes me wonder if it is IE in disguise.
After Google bought AppJet, the company behind the real time collaboration platform iEtherpad, we’ve seen a couple of others spring up as alternatives. Sync.in is one such alternatives that seeks to set itself apart.
If you are a beginner to web designing, you will welcome every single tool that will make life easier for you right? Then say hello to CSSDesk. This is a handy WYSIWYG tool that gives you a real time display of how your code looks like as you type.