VideoMemoPad: communicate with video Without YouTube, and without internet

Discovered by chance during a night stroll in a shop gadgets, this little notebook video is one of the most simply awesome stuff that I had the opportunity to discover long.

The Native Union Play VideoMemoPad recorder is a video player that can leave small video messages to others. Here, no website, no social stratum (the trick is social by nature), no WiFi and even USB connection. A simple lightweight small screen that can arise everywhere, and of course in the first place on the fridge as it is supplied with a magnetic back (removable).

Operation is simple: you press the Record button to record your video message, and press the Play button to view the messages waiting. Malin, the thingy still timestamp messages and alerts you with a LED if a new unread message is available. It is obviously possible to delete messages as you go.

Of course, the sensor 0.3 megapixels and "2.4-inch screen will not allow you to do Spielberg and you certainly remember the heroic first camera-phones, but the idea and the childlike simplicity of the gadget are the One of the nicest magnets and useful history of your fridge door. Supply side and autonomy, Play works with three AAA batteries and is, according to its manufacturer, 45 days standby and 4 hours of reading.

It is also available on the website of Native Union, the price at which I bought in boutique (Drugstore Publicis, Paris): 59.90 euros. A terrific gift idea for Newel, and a gadget that we could find other uses, including business (in a co-working space for example, getting fired by his boss via a video message pinned on the machine coffee, it has no price).

Snapseed available on Android integration with Google+, iOS version free

Mentioned in our columns September 18, 2012, Nik Software acquisition by Google has not been slow to materialize. Contribution in a blog, Vic Gundotra, vice president of Google, announced the launch of the application Snapseed for Android and update the iOS version.

In addition, the app is free on both platforms. We could talk about speed or emergency, as Google was quick to offer an Android version of Snapseed.

Facebook has offered Instagram and Snapseed now with Google still differences. Indeed, Nik Software specializes in software processing images with an orientation midway between the public and the professional world. It is this uniqueness that Google wants to communicate with the launch of Snapseed for Android and willingness to democratize as it becomes free on iOS (and launched for free on Android).

Snapseed was named Application iPad in 2011. It provides much more advanced options qu'Instagram but still easier to use than Photoshop Touch. Bring within the reach of all a complete application, the promise of creativity is the goal (photo) Google.

App has an integration with Google+ including native support for Instant Upload. The iOS version wins it some additional filters.

Sanpseed app provides standard settings (crop, straighten...), creative (B & W filters, "Drama" and "Old Film", which can be applied to one or several photos at once). Most importantly, it provides the technology that allows Control Point easily accentuate specific parts of your photos (illuminate a face, accentuating the couelru the sky...).

Google assumes that a "beautiful photo, it does not take, it is manufactured." Snapseed with expertise Nik Software does just that and should rally the crowds on Google+. The new generation of smartphones will be equipped with more powerful camera (13 megapixel, optical image stabilization...) for which an app sophisticated but usable on the fly may be inevitable now that mobile users have tasted Instagram. Remains to be seen how Facebook and Google will respond to evolve Instagram. A mano a mano that plays on the field of digital photography and its sharing, if any unifying social networks.

Snapseed for Android is now available free on Google Play and updated version (v 1.5) is also on the App Store.

Google+: half a billion members and creation of "Communities"

Google+ has experienced tremendous growth with now 500 million registered members.

However, the success of a social network is measured over the activity that characterizes it. Google is aware of this and play cards on the table stating that among the half a billion users, just over half (235 million) are active. In addition, this figure is to be taken in the broad sense it encompasses including those who simply made a 1 on Google Play or created a bubble from Gmail ...

By taking into account that the updates in the stream, there are 135 million active members, slightly more than one quarter of registered members.

To boost its social network, Google Launches communities are somewhat similar to groups on Facebook . Specifically, an icon "Communities" appear on Google+ (in the left column) in hours. It will create or join a community, that is to say, a shared space centered on a passion, an activity or topic of conversation ...

Social network users may invite community members to hangouts or events. From any website, it is possible to opt for sharing links with your "community" via the +1 button.

LeWeb 2012: Pudding Monsters, a new game on iOS and Android

During the conference LeWeb 2012, ZeptoLab unveiled its new concept. After Cut the Rope, here are the Pudding Monsters. By the holiday season, the characters will land in a new game that is eagerly awaited by fans.

Monsters Pudding is as its name indicates characters made ​​with pudding. This game platforms mobile should land by the holiday season. Players aged 7 to 77 are invited to discover the new characters are described as endearing. The founder of the company, Semyon Voinov states that  fans, young and old, will find this game in picture quality, design and experience user behind the success of Cut the Rope. Owners of devices running iOS or Android will have the opportunity to play. A first trailer has appeared on the YouTube channel ZeptoLab. In a few seconds, so you can see the new atmosphere of this new game Pudding Monsters will be invited to experience new adventures led by players.

A game for all ages

You will need to travel and your characters, tried to make off the table, carry out... The goal is to form a mega monster gathering all the Monsters Pudding by swiping the screen. This can help other creatures who find themselves in the hands of enemies. Each character has specific power, so you can appreciate the gifts according to the species. On release, ZeptoLab to discover Slime. This creature leaving a trail behind her sticky green.

ZeptoLab is known to Cut The Rope Experiments and version came out in 2010 and 2011. Success was the appointment as 250 million downloads have been referenced. The biggest brands in the world also offer products distributed by Burger King, Hasbro and Sony Pictures Television. Every week, Om Nom Stories is also available from this fall, is a series of animated films. Thus, Pudding Monsters is an amazing game which opens the door to many possibilities in terms of products, according to the CEO of ZeptoLab, Misha Lyalin.

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