Atelier Lets You Shop For Luxury Specs By Webcam (techcrunch.com)
Virtual fitting room technologies have come a long way in recent years, thanks to myriad startups attacking the problem of figuring out whether physical stuff fits you without actually having to schlep to a store to try something on. But trying stuff on remotely remains a compromise — there’s still no substitute for the real deal. At least not yet.
And while a webcam plus computer vision tech can be used to simulate a view of what a physical thing looks like on your person — and even what wearing someone else’s face might look like (should you wish to give yourself nightmares) — poor quality renders and the uncanny valley effect continue to lend an unmistakeable sheen of unreality to the end result. Generally speaking, this stuff ends up looking creepy or comic. And the fit is by no means perfect. more... 8/21/2014
Baby Giraffe Watch At Greenville Zoo (wspa.com)
You probably remember when Autumn and Walter, 8, gave birth to Kiko in the fall of 2012. Nearly 1 million people tuned in to watch the livestream of the giraffe exhibit during that time.
Now, the zoo has again partnered with Earthcam to provide live coverage of the giraffe birth.
Like Greenville Zoo on Facebook or follow them on Twitter for updates. more... 8/8/2014
Greenville Zoo awaits birth of baby giraffe LIVE on GiraffeCam (thestate.com)
You can’t blame Autumn for being a little camera shy.
The Greenville Zoo’s 7-year-old Masai giraffe is expected to give birth any day now, and she will have to do it with the whole world watching.
It will be the second calf for Walter and Autumn, who gave birth to Kiko in a few anxious minutes on Oct. 22, 2012. Nearly a million viewers watched live via the zoo’s webcam as Kiko dropped from his mother’s womb just before midnight more... 8/7/2014