This robust application provides several tools to build seamless panorama photos of high quality from a series of individual shots. However, the watermark that's automatically added to images created with the nonregistered version of the app will frustrate some users.
The Panorama Factory launches a compact but nicely designed, relatively uncluttered interface. Two toolbars of buttons sit atop a vertical row of buttons (part of the Stitching Wizard) and a pane for editing and manipulating your photos. Initially the steps in creating a panorama photo appear rather complicated. Perhaps the easiest method for novices to master this app is … Read more
Brutal Legend is the latest from legendary game designer Tim Schafer, who is responsible for such classics as Grim Fandango and Psychonauts. His latest adventure, undoubtedly the most mainstream yet, stars Jack Black as the voice of Eddie Riggs, a roadie for a metal band who finds himself transported to demonic, metal-infused world.
We got a chance to sit down with the near-final build of Brutal Legend in New York. Here's how the game is shaping up:
Jeff: Brutal Legend is a metal fan's absolute fantasy come true. The game is overflowing with references and jokes about the genre and is sure to lure in gamers on charm alone. Beneath the metal spikes and skulls lies a hack and slash action/adventure game, but it seems that the overall production value, soundtrack, and presentation might be the winners here.… Read more
One of the larger changes is clearer language of Facebook's share to everyone feature, which is now an integral part of the social network's updated search engine. The new wording makes it pretty clear that anything users post with the "everyone" designation can be seen by the entire world, not just users on the service.
The company also added a new section which details proper use of its pages features, including … Read more
In the legal dispute over heavy metal action game Brutal Legend, Activision and Double Fine Productions have reportedly buried the hatchet. Or more appropriately, the ax.
A scheduled Los Angeles Superior Court hearing in which Activision was to argue for a judge to block the release of Brutal Legend was canceled Thursday, the Associated Press is reporting. The publisher's attorneys said a settlement was reached, negating the need for the hearing, a representative of the court told the AP.
No notice of settlement has been filed in the case, and there are no details as to the terms of … Read more
The 10-megapixel Fujifilm FinePix Z30 is, for the most part, a fairly basic ultracompact camera with a 3x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD. But along with its interesting looks there are a couple other extras to make it stand out from other youth-oriented models.
For example, you get face detection and automatic scene recognition to help with fast shooting, but there's also a Blog Mode (a carryover from the Z20fd), which preps shots and video so they can go right online for sharing.
There are separate buttons for the still photo shutter release and movie record taking … Read more