Google Images at Google I/O 2013. Live Blogging while watching the Keynote online:
Feed was flat and impossible to go deeper. New rollout is focused on design and depth.
A new photo experience. What can happen when Google is your darkroom.
Enhanced photos. Can soften wrinkles in a picture very subtly.
Hangouts: It is the conversation that matters, not the contacts
Group video chat no charge
Now 15 Gigabyte free on the cloud
Image enhancements. I f you have a set of images from your vacation, it will pick out the best ones. It will recognize a landmark, which ones are blurry to not inlude them, no duplicates and will recognize people if they are happy or sad.
Autoawesome motions: If you take a few images of a similar scene, it will make a motion picture, like an animated gif.
Jpg vs Web P to replace .png, .jpg and animated gifs
H.264 vs VPG 63% smaller, huge bandwidth savings on mobile.
I was visiting some friends yesterday who own Turchin Jewelry in the Design District. I have known them for over 10 years and am happy to see how they are bringing love alive through beautiful pieces of jewelry.
I attended the Ford Power of Choice event. Ford has been very busy in the past two years rolling out five electric cars! I did a little test drive for the first time in an electric car – The Fusion Energi. Actually it is an electric, plugin hybrid. It had a very smooth feel and drive.
The panel during the lunch were:
Patricia Piedrahita, C-MAX Hybrid Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company
Debbie Griner, Environmental Resources Project Supervisor, Miami Dade Community College
Mike Swain, PHD, University of Miami College of Engineering
Bill Gates bought Leonardo Da Vinci’s manuscript, the Codex Leicester, for $30 million dollars in 1994. A lot of people will probably say,” What a waste of money!” Sure he is a billionaire and had enough money to spend it. But was it wasteful? What if he discovers something in that manuscript, like having an Aha moment in the middle of the night and that idea saves billions of dollars.
Then, I think the use of pondering over Da Vinci’s manuscript might be well worth it for a mind like Bill Gates who is doing alot to contribute positively in this world. Even though it is old news, 60 Minutes will be airing the show this Sunday night.
Last night I attended Latin Mixx Miami presented by Ford En Español. It is the first of a series of similar events that are also going to be held in Los Angeles and San Antonio before their New York Conference DJ Awards on July 9th. There was a great panel which included:
DJ Laz, DJ at 106 FM one of the most well known DJ’s in Miami.
The panel discussion was about how musicians and brands are using Social Media. You got to be out there all the time if you are going to be in the music business. They also shared tips to the musicians on being an entrepreneur.
DJ Lazz also said that it was important to have a thick skin because to be really successful in music, you just have to produce a good song. No way out of that! And if you are not ready for him telling you it’s not good, well then, he suggested it’s better you don’t get into this business. He really was encouraging musicians to give it their all and produce something really, really good. [click to continue…]
Note Update May 3, 2013: I was showing how to do Scoop.it during a Wordcamp Miami Presentation. Scoop.it is a content curation tool which you can distribute content to different Social Media Channels including Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress. Connecting it to WordPress is super easy.
When I scooped it and it automatically posted here on this blog post, the title was the same as the Scoop: Harlem Shake Miami Heat. I changed the URL for a more relevant post since I edited the content later by adding this paragraph. [click to continue…]