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for chest pains or leg injuries. That's all from me for tonight.

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Alice Baxter will be next. Now on BBC News it is time for Click.

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This week on Click, we will tell you sure you with data and show you

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what you can do with it as we examine the information behind your

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pictures -- a deluge you. How about this review? We will plug into the

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Take That is lighting up San Francisco. Filming the action from

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all the angles. -- Take That. All that plus the latest Tech News, and

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the trip to the other side as we show you have to channel the social

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life in Webscape. -- afterlife. Welcome to Click, I'm Spencer Kelly.

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Smile... looking good, gorgeous, as ever! It wasn't just you that my

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camera captured just then. Along with millions of pixels digital

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photographs can take a ton of other information. Your location. Shutter

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speed./Settings. The list is amazingly long. For years all this

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extra information was largely ignored by everyone except the pros,

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but these days apps and software used by we mere mortals are using

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more and more of this metadata. It could be time to give it a little

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bit of respect as Ian Hardy explains in New York. Turnover your

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photos from decades long gone and you might find scribblings on the

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back. Who? What? When? Where? That was your grandfather's version of

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metadata. But today's digital photo filed not only collects all the

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technical information, but allows shooters to add many personal

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details as well. Metadata or software used to be a pros only

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world, but the Giants, Lightroom and aperture, have both dropped

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their prices dramatically. And Linn has emerged of ring the ability for

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anyone to add captions, key words, and other metadata quickly and

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efficiently. But photographers in the 21st century, like Alan Shapiro,

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face another problem. They need to insure the metadata, which can

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include but important copyright information, sticks to be

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photographed wherever it goes online. Traditionally that has been

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tricky. Metadata is important to anyone, whether you're a

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professional or amateur, anyone who wants to share their photograph, be

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it with family... I have had family come for family reunions and some

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of them want photos, I just send them to my SmugMug website, I don't

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sell to them, I could, but I don't, because I like them. They can

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download and all of the data I have added to my photo travels with it.

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SmugMug has become popular with photographers because it was one of

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the first to acknowledge the importance of metadata and leave it

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intact throughout the import, storage, export and distribution

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process. Some websites strip it without warning to say bandwidth

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costs. But creating metadata or with photographs can be a tedious

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and time-consuming project. Photosmith 3 is a tablet app that

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sinks with Lightroom and catalogues on ago. The first two versions

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released by part-time developers that started it as a hobby got

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mixed reviews primarily because of an Apple's ioS restrictions, but

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this version will finely and chain photographers from their desktops

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and laptops forever. It puts metadata into the hands of the

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amateur for the first time in the mobile space. There's At the chalk

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and Lightroom in the desktop and laptop space, but in terms of

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mobile tagging it is not there on the iPad. You can edit the exposure

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but you can't edit the metadata in any meaningful way. Are the most

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logical moment to add metadata is when the camera is clicked or the

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few seconds after. Devices can already at GLS -- GPS co-ordinates

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and identify people within the frame. The next batch of cameras

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might be able to take dictation on the spot, turn it into text and

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added to the file. Photographic metadata has become very important

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for a whole new genre of apps. Paul Mayne is the inventor of the

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incredibly simple Day One. One way of recording your thoughts is to

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open the app whenever something happens and start typing. The entry

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created will be time, date and location sensitive. But if it is

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not convenient to stop and type you can simply take a photo with your

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device and wait until later when the image metadata becomes

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invaluable to the app. You add that photo to the entry, it immediately

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prompts you, would you like to change the entry to this photos day

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and this location? At that moment it all grab the weather, up to 30

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days back. From there you can expand and start writing about who

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you were with and what you were doing, what you ate, things like

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that. Everpix is another kind of record keeping apps with the

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ambitious goal of finding the meaning within your photographs. It

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sucks up your collection and repackage his it, having analysed

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metadata and semantic information. Algorithms look at the pixels and

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try to work out what is actually happening in the picture. It then

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displays one or two great shots of each event which hopefully triggers

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more memories for the viewer, who can then start digging down in more

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detailed. Collections are massive. There's a lot of photos. For, light,

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users, they end up being, like, last under an avalanche of data

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which paradoxically becomes like a noise. You take a lot, you want to

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remember a lot, you want to take with you a lot, and then, you know,

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in two or three days it is just noise, you lose it. Despite the

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enormous upside of keeping metadata intact There's also the flipside to

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consider. Loading photos on to your favourite social media website

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without stripping personal information out just the host and

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potentially the world a whole new sense of who you are, where you are

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and what you have been up to. The Ian Hardy. For more information

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than you can possibly handle. Next up, a look at this week's Tech News.

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US prosecutors had taken down a digital cash exchange they say was

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used by cyber criminals to launder around $6 billion. Costa Rica based

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Liberty Reserve had essentially function as a black market Bank and

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allegedly process 55 million transactions for its one million

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users. They were engaged in credit card fraud, hacking and child

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pornography from the Stock Facebook said it will review how it deals

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with controversial, harmful and hateful contender after admitting

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current measures are ineffective. It follows sustained pressure after

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a spate of recent incidents, including videos of real life

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beheadings being shared across the site. Meanwhile socials Grant

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booking platform Pinterest said it will allow nudity, despite its

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previous efforts to come up with innovative ways to block it. The

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world's largest equipment firm has developed face tracking technology

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to prevent accidents caused by fatigue. Caterpillar's DSS system

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uses a camera to detect a driver's pupil size, how frequently they

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blink and how often they are keeping their eyes shut. Finally

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this original Apple computer from 1976 has sold at a German auction

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for more than $650,000. The Apple Wolverhampton Wanderers consisting

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of just this motherboard went to an anonymous buyer in Asia. It was one

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of the first 50 built by Steve mozzie Yak- and Steve Jobs. It is

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one of only six still working. Technology continues to worm its

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way into all of our lives, not just in our house -- hands and our homes,

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but into our cities and on to its structures to. It's no surprise

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that in the global heartland of San Francisco have it has found its way

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on to an iconic landmark. We went to meet the hi-tech art is to has

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been making the Bay Bridge even Every day at dusk, the San

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Francisco Bay Bridge sparkles to life. And a mesmerising array of

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LEDs dances across the bridges suspension cables. Call the

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daylights, this aid million-dollar work of art celebrates the bridge's

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7th -- 70th birthday -- $8 million. This LED sculptor, the world's

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largest, would not exist if it were not for technology. How do you lock

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meant an iconic landmark? This artist started with 25,000 lights -

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- augment. This is intelligent lighting. There have been a lot of

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bridges that have been lit, but not with this sort of thing where you

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have 25,000 individual controllable points. The LEDs, made by Philips,

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are off the shelf. But it is doubtful many use them the way that

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Villarreal has. From start to finish it was a 2.5 year Endeavour,

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filled with hurdles. The physical challenges were how do we installed

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these LEDs, where do we put the power supply? How do we get day 2

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to them? They all have to receive data. They have huge racks of

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routers and all kinds of things that you would associate with an IT

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project and not with an art work. At light -- at night when traffic

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was alive -- at its lightest they installed over 700 power and data

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boxes. The main brain of the daylights is secured in the

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bridge's beefy central Anchorage. Even this seemingly basic plastic

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clip, which fastens the LEDs and courts to the bridge table, is the

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result of hi-tech workmanship. To design is part entrepreneur Timothy

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Childs and his team embark on six weeks of rapid prototyping using a

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3D printer. The cool thing about 3D printing, we were able to to 10

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different exact shade of the Channel to hold the wires perfectly.

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50,000 of these polycarbonate clips firmly attached the LEDs to the

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bridge. With the massive canvas in place, it was Leo Villarreal's turn

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to put tenons -- technology at work. Its light can be controlled

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individually -- each light. My challenge is to figure out what

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number is to send the light to. Each is expecting one bike. 25,000

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bites at least 30 times a second across the bridge. Of the end

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result is an epic display of patterns which will never repeats

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during the two-year installation. Watch the daylights and you will

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see hints of rainfall. Maybe the Matrix. Or maybe stardust. What you

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won't see are the racks, routers and software that made it all

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We have talked about the fact that these things can take pretty good

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photos and videos these days, if you have the time, you can get some

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really good results, you could even make a half-decent movie. But what

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happens if you want to BDO that special event and you only have one

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shot at it? The best thing to do is to get...

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If there is one thing social media has shown us, is that we can be

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spectacularly self- obsessed, from minor status Updates to food

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worship. Sharing our well it with the wider world is becoming second

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nature. -- our world. They now it is moving beyond the text and

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pictures. Twitter bought a app that offers six-second segments to shed.

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On the horizon, Google Glass readily catches your point of view,

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and shares it online. The thing is, even these so-called social video

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services are captured from a single source, you, and most would

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struggle to meet any modicum of quality control. Say goodbye to

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your shoddy singular shot, and beat her load to crowdsourced coverage.

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Biclone is an app that automatically edits to get up

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footage promotable mobiles in the same room, at the same time. It can

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synchronise up to four videos at a time to make a malty and called

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edit of an event, especially handy at memorable occasions. Already

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available for Apple and android, it has recently been integrated into

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the Windows Power what Nokia 925. Streamweaver works in the same way.

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It plays the video in a split screen format, like a CCTV monitor.

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Hardly a Scorsese masterpiece, but great for discovering different

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perspectives. But the last thing most people think about when

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recording video is the sound. Until you play it back. If you are at a

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concert, a good audio is crucial. 45Sound replaces rubbish audio from

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our mobiles with high quality sound, straight from the mixing desk at a

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Qantas, leaving us to it concentrate on getting the best

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shot we can. -- a concert. This is an incredible view, it is not

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generally available, unless you are the artist or the crew. But this is

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not bad. Maybe back here is a bit of a stretch. But it does not

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matter where you sit, because this app also mixes together footage

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from everyone in the room, to create an overall concert video.

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Instead of geotagging, the clips have to be directly uploaded to 45

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sound's side, and it is there where the magic happens. It isn't with

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the Professional hi-def track, through a specifically designed

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algorithm. -- directly centre. Recording some sound is vital.

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Those kind of cliched camera shots, we want, I want to it and watch me

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is exactly as the fans saw. It is not just the fans and the company,

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artists are encouraged to take part with deep promise of a nicely made

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than video of themselves. You want it to not only... it has got this

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crackly, grey anything on the video. It is the whole interaction. --

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grainy thing. To come a long and feel like you are getting closer to

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the artist, but with many apps, is sharing caring? If you video a band

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and then upload it, there are lots of Copyright questions. Who owns

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the copyright in the video? In theory, you should, as the person

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you recorded it. But when you up load it on to a site, it will

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depend on the terms and conditions as to whether you are giving away

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the Copyright. The terms and conditions on the ticket back to

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port may also say something about the rights. The video sharing

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extends into practical uses as well. Imagine wanting to find out how the

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queue is light at your favourite sandwich shop, where that there are

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parking spaces available at your local supermarket. Koozoo S A San

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Francisco app completely found it on video sharing. -- is. It will

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show you up to the minute information about local services,

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or maybe just an insight into the state of your street. Assuming they

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have permission to film. If a TV company goes out, they get

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permission from everybody there. People on their iPhone are not

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doing that. Surely it will only work with all these apps when

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enough people want to record a video to keep the start-ups in

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business, but if collaborative video does catch on, and we will

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have more ways to capture, mix and share our treasured memories with

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more people than ever before. Back in April, we reported on

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Google afterlife, which is the unofficial life given today in

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active account manager, which lets you bequeath your data to someone

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you trust. But what if you do not want your digital like to be over,

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when your biological one comes to an end? It sounds morbid, but Kate

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Russell has an app fort that as well.

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No-one wants to think about death, but if it does come suddenly, would

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you be comforted by the chance to lead a final message for your loved

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ones? Do you think they will be comforted? That is the premise

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behind a Facebook app that lets you record a Web can message and

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assigned trustees who will report your death to the app, so your

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final thoughts can be posted postmortem. Taking it one step

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further, DeadSocial lets you schedule posts at these into the

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future, uploading video or text so you can keep posting photos of your

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breakfast or perhaps more appropriately, wishing your social

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media buddies happy birthday from well beyond the grave. It may seem

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a bit creepy, but I can see how it will be comforting to note that you

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can see -- lead some last words were your friends and loved ones.

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One afterlife app that goes beyond a good idea is lives on .org. It's

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tag line is, when your heart stops beating, you will keep on tweeting.

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It claims you will analyse your tweet so it can keep on posting

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about stuff you like after you are gone. It is not actually up and

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running yet, but assuming they get it developed and improved in your

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lifetime, you can sign up for news on the site. If you look up into

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the sky at night and wonder what you are singing but do not have a

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smartphone running one of those fancy GPS stargazer apps to inform

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you, never fear. Art of Stars is here. This app uses your IP address,

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which is the unique identifier of your computer on the Web to draw a

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map, so it really is using all of the technological Bells and

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whistles to deliver a map of the stars over your head, into your

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browser. The result is beautifully simple, a star chart in your

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browser. I do not know about you, but as soon as anyone points a

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camera at me, I get an overwhelming urge to plink. Windows Phone 8

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owners can do away with that, with Link, a free photo editing tool

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that takes a burst of frames, so you can quickly choose which one is

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best. This app is great for capturing action shots as well,

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like a dog leading to catch a ball, or your children leaping into a

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swimming pool. Just point, shoot, and pick the perfectly-timed

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exposure to share. If you are more of a words person, this fine game

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also caught my eye, for windows pictures, one word. But again you

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guess what it is? His is a great little filler game on the train. It

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is back to school in the UK, said parents would no doubt be thinking

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about the next steps for their children's education. This website

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bring ski-school statistics from official sources together in one

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place. It is free to use, no subscription required. The colour-

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coded design makes it quickly easy to choose the best schools to look

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at. To your location and then it will help police serve up articles

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that are close by. -- Wikipedia knows your location.

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You will find all of the links on our website, if you miss them,

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It's a deluge of data, Click shows you what you can do with it, as we examine the info behind your pictures. Plus we plug into the tech that's lighting up San Francisco. With tech news and web reviews.


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