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Chrome Experiments - Arcade Fire

Chrome Experiments - Arcade Fire
The Wilderness Downtown Choreographed windows, interactive flocking, custom rendered maps, real-time compositing, procedural drawing, 3D canvas rendering... this Chrome Experiment has them all. "The Wilderness Downtown" is an interactive interpretation of Arcade Fire's song "We Used To Wait" and was built entirely with the latest open web technologies, including HTML5 video, audio, and canvas. HTML5 Canvas 3D engine renders a flocking bird simulation that reacts to the music and mouse. HTML5 audio plays music and keeps track of timecode. Sequence system controls and synchronises effects and windows to the timecode. HTML5 video plays film clips in custom sizes. Choreographed windows are triggered by the music and placed relative to screen size. Map tiles are rendered, zoomed, and rotated in a scripted 3D environment. Animated sprites are composited directly over maps and Street View. 3D sky dome is used to render Street View with scripted camera control. Related:  Streetview

.: Imatronics :. Empowering Intelligence Samples -- Including High Definition Video Samples -- (***Please scroll down for more samples***) Interactive Video - Professional interactive video virtual tours made easy Feature Demonstrations – Browser-contained and Self-contained Samples ***Please note that you need a relatively powerful computer, a powerful graphics card and a fast Internet connection for a smooth viewing experience. The local (self-contained) versions of the samples usually offer better performance because there is no need for Internet data streaming for the local versions These samples demonstrate some of the features of Interactive Video. To use these and many other great features of Interactive Video in your own virtual tour packages, Click Here to download Interactive Video.

a music adventure Whatever you're a devoted music fan, an intrigued reviewer, a killer manager, or a brilliant manager, here are the things you should know about BIRDY HUNT Born in 2007, we're 6 buddies making music and lovin'it. So many influences, mainly rock but not only, 'coz that's the thing with music: it can't fit into one box. We love Garage, Surf, Electro, Punk, Shoegaze, Psychobilly Rock, the oldest stuffs, the freshest hits, the new big things, we're not against famous bands but we are desesperatly in need of a constant uplift. We do think that inspiration comes from everywhere, from everyone. You love it, you hate it, at least you know it. On Its Second Birthday, Google Chrome Officially Hits Version 6 Ever since it became stable enough to use on a day-to-day basis on a Mac last year, Google Chrome has been my browser of choice. Other browsers have been adding some nice features — but Chrome keeps adding them faster. And today on its second birthday, that rate of change isn’t slowing down. Remember that it was just two years ago when Google surprised the world by announcing a new browser (a little early) via a comic. Google says that Chrome today is a full three times faster when it comes to JavaScript performance versus Chrome circa 2008. Arguably more important to me is that despite adding all the new features – and extensions — Chrome still seems lightweight today. As I said, Chrome is also showing no signs of slowing down from a development standpoint. These next few months are going to be arguably the most interesting times for the browser yet. Happy birthday Chrome. Chrome then: Chrome now:

Making Video Clips Interactive in Adobe Flash CS5 - Flash Flash has been a popular conduit for video delivery over the web for quite some time, and in-spite of the rumblings about Flash's future as a web delivery tool, with the growth of HTML5 and mobile devices it will continue to be popular for some time yet I think. Most people's experience of Flash delivered video is with using on-screen controls like play and pause that might be sitting under the video window or perhaps superimposed over the video, slightly transparent and perhaps only appearing when the video is rolled over. This is all well and good if you intend to offer this level of user control from the outset. There are other options for how the user interacts with video however, and in this article I will explore what I think is one of the best. Step 1 - Import Video into Flash With your Flash project open, choose File > Import Video. The Import video window Lets look at tackling each option one at a time. Step 2 - Find the video Clip Step 3 - Use Media Encoder Media Encoder The code

10 Fantastic Websites for Spotify Fans With Spotify bound for the U.S. later this year, now is the time to start getting ready for all that music goodness. Which is why, in addition to our getting started guide to Spotify, and our hints, tips and tricks for getting the most out of the music streaming service, we like to offer up a selection of great Spotify-themed sites from across the web. Current and future Spotify users are well taken care of online with nearly a hundred sites that have sprung up around the service offering anything from news to stats to playlists to social networking. Many of them you can take advantage of now, even if you don't have access to Spotify. If you're a fan of Spotify then have a look through the sites and services we've selected below, as they should prove more than useful, bringing an extra dimension to your Spotify usage, and do let us know about any other great Spotify-related online properties that you visit in the comments. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Google Launches Chrome’s ‘App Store For The Web’ In Developer Preview Earlier this week we covered new details about the Chrome Web Store, an ‘App Store for the web’ that Google first announced at its I/O conference in May. Now Google is giving developers their first taste of what they can expect from the new marketplace: the Chrome Web Store has launched in a developer preview. Developers can now start uploading apps using the developer dashboard at the Chrome extensions gallery. During the preview, developers will only be able to see applications they’ve uploaded themselves (they won’t be visible to users). Details are on the Webstore’s overview page. One key thing to note: while Google’s slides that were presented at GDC (and we reported on) indicated that developers would only pay a modest fee of 5% (Apple’s rev share on the App Store is 30%), the fee is actually 5% plus an additional 30 cents per transaction — which obviously represents a more significant chunk if your app is only selling for $1.99.

FlyAbout: Spatially Indexed Panoramic Video Don Kimber and Jonathan Foote FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc. 3400 Hillview Ave. Bldg 4 Palo Alto, CA 94304 {kimber,foote}@pal.xerox.com Surapong Lertsithichai Harvard Design School 48 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138 surapong@post.harvard.edu In Proc. Abstract We describe a system called FlyAbout which uses spatially indexed panoramic video for virtual reality applications. Keywords: Panoramic video, spatial databases, video maps, interactive video, virtual reality There have been many attempts to recreate the experience of being in a particular place. Ideally, reconstructing the experience of 'being there' would allow the user to freely move around, and choose where to look. Table 1. Two image-based approaches have been developed which partially address the problem. In this paper, we describe FlyAbout, a lightweight system for interactive navigation of a photorealistic representation of space. Table 1 shows a conceptual map of various spatial capture approaches. Figure 2. Figure 3.

RCRD LBL | mp3 Google Begins Charging Devs $5 To List Chrome Extensions, Themes, And Apps Completely open stores and galleries are great — until you realize that they quickly get loaded up with crap. And especially when you realize that some of that crap is intending to be malicious. With that in mind, Google today is announcing a couple new rules for its Chrome extensions, themes, and soon, apps. The biggest change is that now all developers will be subject to a one-time $5 fee from Google if they wish to have their extensions, themes, and apps published in Google’s galleries. But for all new developers, the fee begins today. The other thing they’re doing on that end is domain verification. Google says they now have over 6,000 extensions in their gallery. By the 6,000 metric, Google would have made a whopping $30,000 if they had they extension fee in place from the beginning — so clearly this isn’t about the money.

Playing back video in sync with GPS tracking Once you've got time-stamped GPS information, don't rely on justsetInterval or setTimeout to manage the timing. If there are any delays,those functions will cause the delays to accumulate and slowly causesynchronisation to be lost. Use Date.getTime() to get a reference time at the start and calculateall the delays relative to that time. For example, suppose you've just processed an event that was supposed tohappen at 5000 milliseconds, and the next event is supposed to happen at6000 milliseconds. Don't just perform a setTimeout to delay for 1000milliseconds. // Make a note of the time when the whole thing starts var start = new Date(); // To schedule an event to occur at timestamp "T" ms var now = new Date(); var delay = T - now.getTime() + start.getTime(); // Check to see if we're already too late if (delay > 0) { setTimeout("nextEvent()", delay); } else { nextEvent(); } -- Mike

Chromium Hits Version 7 As The Chrome Train Keeps Speeding Along It looks like Google wasn’t lying when they said they planned to more rapidly iterate their Chrome web browser. Today brought the initial release of version 7 of Chromium, the open source browser that Chrome is based on. If all goes as planned, this latest iteration should begin to trickle into the Chrome stream in just a few weeks. It wasn’t even a week ago that version 6 of Chrome hit the beta stage. Google has stated that they hope to ship a new version of Chrome every six weeks now. So what’s new in Chromium version 7? One thing still not enabled by default in Chromium 7 are Chrome Web Apps. But if not, it may only be another few weeks until Chromium 8.

Street View Video Driving Directions One of the problems with biking directions in Google Maps is that you are never entirely sure how safe the biking route is before setting off. For example, whenever I use biking directions around my home Google Maps usually suggests roads I would never consider cycling on and ignores far safer and quieter roads. Cyclodeo helps solve this problem by letting you view a video of a suggested cycling route before you undertake your journey. The application uses Google Maps and videos of a cycling route to allow the user to view the route before setting out. The videos are synced to the Google Map of the route so the user can click anywhere on the route and view the video at that location. Currently Cyclodeo has video coverage in the Netherlands and a few examples in New York. Video driving directions is one of those areas that one of the major players are going to crack sooner or later. VidTeq perhaps is the best example of how video driving directions will work.

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