Saturday, May 24, 2014

First Info-Connect Session on Photography

Organized by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), it is an initiative by the Singapore Government to educate the public on intellectual property. In this case, copyright for images and photographs. Before saying that it is going to be boring, have you ever thought what are your rights or what rights do you have on your photos?
Those black lines are monitor bezels.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Gigapixel Macro

Up until now, I have only heard of and seen Gigapixel panoramas. Gigapixel panoramas are basically a stitch and combination of multiple individual photographs. Gigapixel panoramas allows you to zoom in to very detailed areas of a scene.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Asia Cosplay Meet 2014

This event was held in conjunction with the DBS Marina Regatta 2014 dubbed 'Singapore's biggest water sports festival' over two days. I was only able to attend for the final day because of other things that I had to attend to. You can find out more about the main event here.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Timelapse at the Grand Canyon by Gavin Haffernan

This timelapse video by Gavin Heffernan from SunchaserPictures is just amazing. Shot at Grand Canyon National Park with stunning Milky Way shots together with star trails.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New Wide Angle Lenses from Canon

Canon has just announced two new wide angle lenses: EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM.

Monday, May 12, 2014

So, now you can kiss Miku...

If you do not know who Hatsune Miku is, you can read it up here. In short, Miku is a humanoid persona voiced by a synthesizer or also known as a vocaloid. She is just one of the MANY vocaloids that are available (Full list here). I believe she is the most popular of them all. In addition, Lady Gaga is currently on her Artpop Ball tour together with Miku!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Song About Ramen

I am sure there are quite a number of songs about food, but this one by Otsuka Ai is quite catchy and funny at the same time. Yes it's an old song and don't ask me how I some how stumbled across it.

Enjoy the miso, shoyu, ramen & to-to-tonkatsu...ssllluuurrrrpps!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Astronomers Discovers Sun's 'Sibling'

Astronomers from the University of Texas announced that they have discovered the 'sibling' of our star. The team lead by Ivan Ramirez has identified the 'sibling' star is most likely formed from the same gas and dust cloud as our sun from 30 candidate stars. The identified star is HD162826, located in the constellation of Hercules at a distance of ~34 parsec (~110 light years) from us. It is an F-type dwarf star about 15% more massive than our sun and it can be observed using small/medium sized telescopes. They have also ruled out any possibility of hot-Jupiter planets, a high chance (2/3) that there are no Jupiter sized planets but could not rule out any smaller size planets.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Violin String in Slow-mo

This is my first time watching a violin string in action in slow motion. The vibrating string looks like it is going to snap at the bridge just from bowing! It was really unexpected.

And you just 'wasted' 3 minutes of your life.
Seen on Gizmag