Archive for May, 2009
Free-OCR.com is a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tool. You can use this to perform OCR on any image you supply.
The service is free, no registration necessary. They also don’t ask for your email address.
Just upload your image files. Free-OCR takes either PDF, JPG, GIF, TIFF or BMP format.
The only restriction is that the images must not be larger than 2MB, no wider or higher than 5000 pixels and there is a limit of 10 image uploads per hour.
Fujitsu’s e-reader is based on “FLEPia” technology from Fujitsu Frontera that incorporates the color screen with a wireless data management system. And that screen is about as large as the average magazine page.
The FLEPia is a full sunlight-visible e-ink device, capable of displaying greyscale and color imagery (with 260,000 colors) on its 8-inch touchscreen, which has 1024 x 768-pixel resolution. There’s an SD memory card slot, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR and it can run for 40 hours from a single charge. It runs Windows CE 5.0, so it can be used for reading e-books, browsing the web, emailing, reading Word, Excel and Powerpoint files, PDFs, TXT files, and JPEG imagery–that means it can also be set into digital picture frame mode. Read the rest of this entry »
Dardenne Prairie Bible Church, located in O’Fallon, Mo., now has a total of 124 sermons that comprise the following four series:
- Kings of the Old Testament (19 sermons)
- Things to Come (10 sermons)
- Acts of the Apostles (75 sermons)
- Psalms (20 sermons)
If you’re interested in hearing solid, in depth preaching you really should take the opportunity to listen through each series in order. They have an online sermon index or you can download a printable version of the sermon index to help you track your progress.
If you’re looking for free PowerPoint templates, TemplateWise.com is the right place for you. They have a great collection of backgrounds, templates, and more inspirational free stuff to build stunning presentations. All theme designs are free to download and includes 2 or more slides ready-to-use. Download, unzip and take full control over your PowerPoint presentations.bookmark it, RSS feed.
HowToCleanStuff.net lists 100’s of how-to guides for cleaning everything from clothing to kitchen appliances. You can browse cleaning guides by category or search using relevant keywords. Every cleaning guide consists of step-by-step instructions and includes a list of needed materials.Did you like this? If so, please bookmark it, RSS feed.
FileSuffix.com is a directory that lets you identify any unknown file format and find out which programs can open it. You can search for an extension using the search engine or browse file formats alphabetically.Did you like this? If so, please bookmark it, RSS feed.
makeuseof.com posted a two part article detailing how you can test the Windows 7 release candidate on a virtual machine. At a high level you simply take the following steps.
|Part I – The Virtual Machine
|Part II – Windows 7 RC
Perry Watkins spent seven months assembling a car from a kiddie ride that he found on eBay. After removing just about everything but the shell he built a steel frame and mounted a 150 cc engine pulled from an ATV. Then he added lights, mirrors, wipers and, of course, a wind-up key. The flames are a nice touch, and the blower sticking through the hood seems to make a mockery of the wind up key in the rear of the car, but it does seem like the perfect touch for a car that opens like a funny car. Believe it or not, the car is even street legal.Did you like this? If so, please bookmark it, RSS feed.
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have given new meaning to the term flexibility in the context of displays. They’ve developed of a stretchable display connected by organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and organic transistors with a new highly-elastic conductor.
The rubbery display, pictured here, can be stretched to 50% of its normal size, folded in half or crumpled up without incurring any damage, and can also cover complex three-dimensional objects.
The technology can lead to displays and simple computers that you can wear on your sleeve, or wrap around your couch, or even serve as artificial skin for robots or prosthetic limbs.
The Stanton T.55 USB is a great all-around belt drive turntable that also features USB and RCA outputs so you can easily use the deck to transfer the music on your vinyl records onto your PC or Mac to create music files for use with CDs or mp3 players such as iPod. To make things even simpler, it includes software you can use to transfer and edit the music files, so you can remove any pops and clicks that are common when playing vinyls. The T.55 USB also comes with the professional Stanton 500.v3 cartridge for ideal sound quality and perfect compatibility.bookmark it, RSS feed.