There are many reason high-quality lenses cost as much as they do , and one of them is that high-end lenses use many specially-designed elements that are perfectly-positioned to counteract aberrations and distortions. But what if you could correct for all of that in post?

he basic premise of ths software the researches developed is that once this software knows the point spread functions of your cheap lens, it can correct for blur, distortion and aberration and “recover” a high-quality image. 

Researchers Develop Method for Getting High-Quality Photos from Crappy Lenses
There are many reason high-quality lenses cost as much as they do (and in some cases that is quite a lot), and one of them is that high-end lenses use many

No use for the OED any more. Google has long been a handy tool for looking up words. But, have you tried to look up a word lately via Google? All kinds of information can be found by clicking the down arrow in the search results.

Google Inc has acquired Bump, the maker of a smartphone app that allows users to share files by bumping devices together.

Google now owns file transfer app Bump – Latest News

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Google Inc has acquired Bump, the maker of a smartphone app that allows users to share files by bumping devices together.

The two companies did not release the financial terms of the deal.

In a blog post announcing the …

 
If privacy while you're browsing the web is important to you, the new Epic Privacy Browser from Hidden Reflex could be the answer for all your discreet surfing needs.

The Epic Privacy Browser  will not accept third-party cookies and will block trackers.

It feels a lot like Google Chrome. You can't install extensions because they could leak your privacy. You can easily filter all your browsing through a proxy so that your original IP address is hidden.

If you were really paranoid, I can see where this browser could have a spot on your system. For everyday use, I would find it very hard to use because I have extensions that are essential to how I get things done.

Check it out at http://www.epicbrowser.com/

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Microsoft is now offering a new deal which is available in select Microsoft retail stores in the U.S. and Canada.

The company will give you a minimum $200 gift card if you trade-in your iPad. Tablets that qualify for trade-in are “gently used” iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4 units. This deal actually kicked off on September 5th, it runs until October 27th. 

Microsoft Will Give You Minimum $200 Gift Card For Your iPad
There’s no doubt in the fact that Microsoft sees the iPad as a big hurdle in the way of the success of its Surface tablets. The company has made ads that pit its Surface tablets against the iPad, it has […]

 
HDMI Forum, Inc., a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation, today announced the release of Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification. This latest HDMI Specification offers a significant increase in bandwidth to support new features such as 4K@50/60, which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution; 32 audio channels; as well as dynamic auto lip-sync and extensions to CEC.