If you use Twitter a lot and follow a big amount of people you might be familiar with this habbit: You are scrolling through a big pile of tweets at Twitter, TweetDeck or your favourite Twitter client. Are you tired of doing that? Meet Cadmus!
Cadmus is a real-time service that manages your stream (Twitter, FriendFeed and RSS) by displaying the most relevant content since the last time you checked in. It helps you get caught up on what you have missed. Read more about Cadmus here.
Too much to read?
Cadmus groups similar posts into conversations and places the most important ones at the top. It does all of the heavy lifting so you don't have to search through your stream to find out what everybody is talking about.
Trends get personal.
Cadmus finds trending topics and conversations from within your group of friends. So every time you check in, it brings the hottest topics and conversations right to you. You can learn more about personal trends here.
The Power of Conversations.
Cadmus takes the @replies in your Twitter stream and groups them into conversations. So the next time your friends are talking about the latest news, you won't feel like you are missing out. Read more about it here.
How do I get started?
You can access Cadmus simply by signing in using your Twitter account or by using their API that allows you to view your filtered stream anywhere.
Like the idea? Be sure to check it out!
PS: Don’t worry, you can still use your Twitter client for tweeting, the latest things and for doing searches.
The Microsoft Research labs don’t sit still, they are working on another piece of new technology:
An Image Composite Editor (called ICE) with Multi-Image Fusion.
Basically, it is an advanced editor where you can create panoramas out of images OR videos assisted by a lot of features.
In the current version of ICE, it provides advanced features for panoramic stitching such as choosing the stitch’s orientation, custom projection, and selecting a 360 stitch’s mid-point, and this tool also integrates nicely as a plug-in into Windows Live Photo Gallery.
Check out the original article for more information and screenshots:
I’m looking forward to try this out after returning from vacation this summer…
The projects running at Mozilla around Firefox reveal the following improvements coming:
- Bookmark synchronization.
- Faster start-up times.
- Places improvements in the Content Area and a new Home Tab.
- Places and Tab Matches improvements to the Awesome Bar.
- And a complete Revamp of the Add-On Manager, Preferences, Theme and UI:
Look at these promising screenshots, remember that they are still new and can dramatically change… But they are polished enough for most improvements to make their way through.
Another screenshot of the Theme/UI on Windows looks promising, they are replacing the menu by the new App Button seen in some Windows 7 applications and the new Office 2010.
The visible colors in the location seem like another nice improvement, let’s hope it will pass.
Interested in more information and variations? Check this article by one of the developers.
Live Labs, an experimental division of Microsoft, came up with a new ambitious technical idea: Pivot, an application that makes it easier to interact with massive amounts of data in ways that are powerful, innovative and fun. Like keeping collections? Check out Pivot… Get it here!
Check out this video explaining Pivot, be sure to watch it in full-screen.
Let me know what you think. The first nine to reply on my blog post receive an invitation code through a mail!