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FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For 'Open Internet' and More Articles

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Every Friday we publish our “Follow Friday” series which features a few industry news articles we would like to share with you. We are constantly finding interesting, fun, exciting, noteworthy, shocking and industry-changing articles all week long on the internet. Check us out every week to see what catches our eye around the web!

This week’s Follow Friday articles include FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For ‘Open Internet’, Why Our Brains See the Black and Blue Dress as White and Gold, and more.

Click here to read the articles.

Warp Fix: How Smartphones Finally Make Good Scanners

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Not that long ago, smartphone cameras had too little resolution to seriously challenge desktop scanners as the image-capturing front end to data recognition applications.

Such technologies as optical character recognition (OCR), handwriting recognition, forms processing and advanced barcode recognition rely on fine image detail to ensure the accuracy of the data they extract from images and pass on to applications and databases. The relative fuzziness of phone snaps once thwarted the plans of developers who dreamed of applications that could process an iPhone photo to extract medical data from a completed form, or file a hand-marked insurance document from the field.

Read more about fixing perspective warp.

The Easiest Way to Keep Metadata Private: HTML5 Viewing

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Some cars come with two keys: One that works the doors and ignition but not the trunk, and another just for the trunk.

The two-key system enables you to let a friend, mechanic or valet operate your car while still keeping whatever’s in the trunk safe and secure. Having two keys lets you empower a third party to drive or fix your car without granting that person access to the laptop you keep over your spare tire.

Read more about how HTML5 viewing keeps hidden data hidden.

Your Favorite Films Represented As Colorful Barcodes and More Articles

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Every Friday we publish our “Follow Friday” series which features a few industry news articles we would like to share with you. We are constantly finding interesting, fun, exciting, noteworthy, shocking and industry-changing articles all week long on the internet. Check us out every week to see what catches our eye around the web!

This week’s Follow Friday articles include Your Favorite Films Represented As Colorful Barcodes, Facebook Killing the Image, and more.

Click here to read more!

The Day We Stopped Trusting Photographs

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Twenty-five years ago today, Adobe Photoshop hit the shelves.

At the time, the trendy photo manipulation craft was Polaroid art, mushing around the emulsion on a not-yet-dry SX-70 print to swirl, stretch and otherwise art-up a simple instant photo print into a pop-art masterpiece. Photoshop quickly consigned Polaroid art to the bin, along with airbrushing, a hundred years of darkroom tricks and our trust in the veracity of photographic evidence.

Read more about Photoshop @ 25.

What Should I Give Up for Lent?

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For many Christians, today marks the beginning of Lent, which is a time to personally reflect on the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Growing up Catholic, I always observed the season by giving something up like soda or chocolate. My mother, ever the dedicated Catholic, gave up skydiving every year (despite never having attempted it). While I haven’t in many years, I’ve decided this year that I would get back in the swing of things by giving up some unnecessary technology.

Click here to read and vote on what I should give up.