Burst, your brand images’ savior in your social communication

There are many free of legal terms photos platforms on the internet. Many of them are highly qualified with high definition images.

The last one in date, Burst is especially dedicated to professionals of the web. The platform is lunched by Shopify master of e-commerce.  It is designed especially for businesses. In case of a simulation or a situational circumstances, Burst will provide you the modern and professional image you are looking for.

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Pictures are categorized by collections and are CC0 licensed. You can use them any time you desire. You even can edit them and use them to any platform of your choice.

For now Burst propose over 1k picture and won’t be long to stock much more. Until then, let’s enjoy the uploaded images and use them for our businesses.

We can’t wait to see more from Burst and hear from them. We will be waiting for all of their eventual updates in the future.

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“Short Edition” distributes short stories in public places !

Among all things I read on the internet, I have never seen something cutter and more fun than what you are about to witness. If I use this unformal vocabulary, that’s because I couldn’t possibly describe what “Short Edition” do in any accurate lexicon. I couldn’t describe it well, because they made of a forgotten or less common habit an avant –gardiste event!

Far from our connected social life, “Short Edition” suggest to its readers an unreplaceable experience. Short Edition publishes only short stories and distributes them in public places. Knowing that new generations consume an important amount of information during their days and are attracted by quick and short content, this was one of the motives to Short Edition to proceed in action, as far as short stories are pleasant and are appreciated by the audience. So all of this was behind the success and innovative format of this type of writing and storytelling.

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Due to an interview with French pure player and blog “Presse-Citron”, the Communication and PR manager Caroline de Cuverville declares the following:

It all started with 4 entrepreneurs passionate with literature and technology at Grenoble. Now it is the community publisher of short stories with more than 200 K followers, 6.8K authors and 75K stories online.

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The main goal of that platform was to save reading and make it accessible to everyone in a way compatible to our new life style especially with the presence of smartphones. In addition to that, Short Edition aim to highlight not only on short literature format but on new talents thanks to traditional paper or via digital ports such as desktops, laptops or even mobile as long as agglomerated community of readers and writers share comment and publish.

Short Edition has decided to transform the wasted times into reading time by broadcasting free of charge short literature on all broadcasting media. The platform wants to adapt literature to the modern world by combining the short format, the community and the technology. All literary works are unpublished and available online and most importantly need less than 20 minutes to be read.

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The platform conceived a distributor with a connected terminal to the website in order to offer short stories of 1 to 5 minutes reading printed on papyrus. Since its success in 2015, millions of fans commented on social media and many articles were written and here’s another one! Till today more than 500k stories has been distributed via 110 terminal either in France or in the US and Australia in train stations, hospitals and malls.

And now thanks to the podcasts technic, Short Edition seeks differentiating the access to reading, and to literature through reading aloud by a professional actor.

With its business model, Short Edition invented the distributor technic in order to valorize the novels created and posted online.  The platform rent their machines to venues which like to intensify the relationship with their clients by giving them short stories to entertain them while waiting.

To conclude, it is true that the concept of free printed media is not new in France, especially in Paris. We have seen direct matin and A nous Paris or even Stylist carried in hands in public transports. What makes Short Edition unique is the idea of storytelling which is a very old habit that goes to the 18th century if you go back in time and check France’s media history. This is exactly what I call traditions with a twist of modern lifestyle.

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Practical Technic to capture a video on an Android device.

You must have wasted so much time and memory space on your device by trying applications in order to capture a video. In fact, I must have the solution to your issue! Indeed, there is no secret recipe, the tool is in your hands and is very easy to use, but you’ve never noticed it before!

It is already pre-installed on your smartphones and if not, you can download it from your play store. You can’t wait to discover that app? Well before I stop teasing you, you must know that it’s a Google app. Did you recognize it? In case you did not, it’s Google Play Games!! Although the application is designed for gamers , it can capture videos outside the games.

Here are few easy steps to capture a video on an android device.

Step 1: start the application “Google Play Games”

Step 2: Choose a game that is already installed on your android device.

Step 3: An information page will appear, as well as a recording icon at the header of the page. Click on it.

Step 4: Choose a format.

Step 5: Start the game. This will make appear a tooltip video.

Step 6: Exist the game and go to the application where you’d like to capture the video.

Step 7: when all is set, you can click on the recording icon and tooltip in order to capture the video.

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Now that you got this Technic in hand, try it and tell us if you recommend it or not. Your experience count the most. Until then, stay tuned for more article, tips and news.

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Event in the city: Video City Paris 2017

If you’re around Paris this weekend, whatever your plans are, make sure to drop by an amazing event that is about to be the talk of the town.

“Video City Paris 2017 ”  is an event that bring together many YouTubers  you follow on your daily life. YouTubers are categories into 10 categories, especially humor, gaming, beauty, cooking, sports, education and chronic. Now that, you got the chance to meet them, here’s a sneak pick of  the program.

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The event will take place  at “Parc des expositions de la porte de Versailles (1 place de la Porte de Versailles 75015 Paris, France) on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of April 2017.  Tickets are available and are at 23 Euros.

If you’d like to know more about this event do not hesitate to click on the link below or visit “Video City Paris 2017’s”Social Media

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What if master pieces can come to life…

Many of us reproach to master pieces that they’re not enough realistic or a bit has been. Well what seemed to be a source of frustration to some of us is now no reason to be unsatisfied while looking at these master pieces. Scientists at UC Berkeley has defeated that challenge thanks to a new innovative application that transforms painting into photos.

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UC Berkeley’s new application transforming paintings into pictures

Now that Prisma took the challenge to transform picture into paintings, it is time to inverse the situation.  UC Berkeley researchers applied the process “image-to-image translation” which reconvert paintings into pictures, among other things.

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This same process were also used to alter season for the same picture, or even swap different objects in the photos. You can also apply painter’s styles to your image.

To conclude, no application is out yet, however, it is still a prototype.   High expectations are put on that emerging application, especially people who work in the photo processing field.

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Adobe: Artificial Intelligence for better photography

A team of researchers working at Adobe and at University of Cornell developed a user centric application based on artificial intelligence that is -on one hand- capable of coping the style of a picture and – on another- using the same style onto a different picture.

“Deep Photo Style Transfer” was the name given to that innovative application. In order to transfer a reference style from a picture to another, the application uses the deep learning technique.

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Adobe’s new application using Artificial Intelligence : “Deep Photo Style Transfer”

The application is user friendly, and very simple to use. In the first place, all you have to do is to choose an initial image, then you’ll have to pick up the “look alike” cliché to which you’d like your picture be similar to. In one click and the job is done to you thanks to the Artificial Intelligence developed by Adobe.

The application will adjust the colors, the brightness as well as the contrast. In other terms, every single detail in the reference picture will be applied to the picture you chose.

Researchers at Adobe were based on the efforts of European scientists in order to put together the application “Deep Photo Style Transfer”.  Comparing to what Adobe did, the difference with “Neuronal Style Transfer” remain in an Artificial Intelligence consisting a neuronal network that copies opposite colors.

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Adobe’s new applications’ inspiration : Neuronal Style Transfer

 

To conclude, here’s a quick sneak pick of the AI’s future at Adobe’s. The Team wishes to improve the technics and the settings in order to have better and more colors. However Adobe did not precise if it will adopt the AI in all its future applications. But one thing is sure, if you have a Linux you can download now “Deep Photo Style Transfer” on GitHub.

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YouTube: Google confirms, unskippable 30 seconds adds will be scraped by 2018

According to the BBC report, Google will discard unskippable 30 seconds adds that play before your Video, by 2018. However, the skippable 5 seconds format will remain in order to deduct its impact on YouTube Red ( a selling point of which is ad-free).

freelensdotblog-logo-youtuberedGoogle’s spokesperson confirms that the engine is committed to  “provide a better ads experience for users online”. As part of that, Google has decided “to stop  supporting 30 seconds unskippable ads of 2018”.

 

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According to a study done by Accenture in 2016, 80%  of the worldwide targeted audience that  responded to this survey, confirmed that while watching a video on YouTube, It got interrupted by a 30 an add.

Until 2018, users will constantly download add blockers to escape to the massive amount of adds on YouTube .

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