Flickr, Glass, More: Short Afternoon Buzz, June 25, 2014

Mashable has a roundup of what to expect at Google I/O.

Flickr has a new service for Apple TV. “For the first time with Apple TV, sign into Flickr and view all your photos, videos, Favorites, Albums, and Groups. In one click, make any album into a slideshow or screensaver ready to share with friends, or customize in real-time with over fifteen different slideshow and screensaver modes.”

Oh good grief. Stealing iPad passwords with Google Glass. “Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell have discovered a way to steal iPad passwords with help of camera-equipped devices, Wired reports, including Google Glass, the iPhone 5s, a Samsung smartwatch and a Logitech webcam. To make this work, though, you’ll also need to install software onto your device that takes into account the tablet’s geometric position and is able to track the shadows of finger taps on the screen.”

Want to send a selfie to Mars? Here’s your chance: a crowdsourced effort to fund a private mission to Mars (press release).

The Library of Congress has acquired HistoryMakers, an African-American Oral History Collection. “The collection includes 9,000 hours of content that includes 14,000 analog tapes, 3,000 DVDs, 6,000 born-digital files, 70,000 paper documents and digital files and more than 30,000 digital photographs. The HistoryMakers has provided the Library with digital files of all of the analog tapes.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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Posted on June 25, 2014, in afternoonbuzz. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. “Want to send a selfie to Mars?” I clicked on the link, thinking the comments would be interesting–but nowhere did ‘they’ ask that question! Personally, I figured if others sent selfies (so the martians would know what earthlings looked like) I wouldn’t have to. Uhum. Not there!

  2. Hey Rocket — from the press release — “The $25 million mission will be funded by people across the globe that upload their personal digital media in the form of images, text, audio and video clips at the cost of 99 cents each (up to 10 megabytes).”

    That’s where I got the idea of sending a selfie to Mars. It sounded more interesting than writing about “personal digital media.”

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