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The Future: Delivered
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The Future: Delivered

06/15/10 | by Comp615 [mail] | Categories: Web, Technology

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This week has been an absolute orgy of revolutionary technology. Between E3 and all the gadgets surrounding that, things might never be the same again (Mainly because of Portal 2). Anyways, today I want to highlight two changes closer to home that will forever change the way you work on the web. How do I know that? Because if you're like every other person in the world, you use Facebook and Youtube.

Let's ease you into the revolutions by starting with facebook. As I just discovered while uploading my photo album from Dachau...in the past month (Or even more recently), Facebook has finally solved one of the cruxes of the entire website: photo uploading. If you try to upload photos now, you should find a new popup message telling you about the upgrade. What it is, is a small application (At least for windows) which you can install on your computer and acts as a proxy for the photo uploader.

Put simply, you can upload photos in the background of facebook. YA RLY. Go try it. Create a new album and the new window will pop up where you can upload photos. After selecting them, you'll be taken back to the facebook homepage while your photos upload in the bottom right corner. Another minor note on these changes: If Facebook programmers are worth their wages, your uploads should be faster since resizing is done client-side (It might have been through Java too) and hopefully your photos will FINALLY auto-rotate. Someone try it and let me know!

Ok but now brace yourself for this one, because it's huge. I was unable to reproduce this on any computer other than my work computer, so it might not work for you...yet. Youtube has re-programmed a bit of their site so that if you search while watching a video, the video will continue to play alongside your search results.

Let the sink in.

Gone are the days of accedential searches where you were actually in the active window and shoot, now you have to rebuffer the whole video. Here are the days of being instantly ready to continue your late-night youtube bing in a single window. Don't believe me? I don't either, so here is a screen shot showing the new layout. I searched for something while watching a video, and that was all.

PROOF

Well that's the big news early on in the week. Go check out E3 news on a tech site if you want to see some cool video game motion-tracking (Xbox) or incredible games (Portal 2) throughout the week more is sure to come!

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