Copyfish is a free Chrome extension which can extract text from just about anything in a browser tab — images, videos, documents, more — and optionally translate it, too. That’s great, but it’s just got even better, with new support for desktop OCR. Left-clicking the Copyfish button enables capturing the current browser tab as before, but right-clicking now allows desktop captures from any of your application windows. This makes for a slightly awkward workflow, as you have to right-click the button, select and share a window to open it in a new tab, then left-click and choose the text you… [Continue Reading]
Amazon just released a new, free video game engine for developers called Lumberyard. Although it seems like an odd match-up — an online retailer launching a game engine — Lumberyard is a fully-fledged 3D engine capable of making triple-A-quality games for PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4.
The engine itself is based on CryTek’s CryEngine, which has been used to make games like Crysis, Far Cry and Evolve. Lumberyard can be outfitted with the Legacy Game Sample, which “contains all the code for a first-person shooter game, including complex animated characters, vehicles and game AI."
In a big win for Google’s driverless car program, Reuters reports that a previously unreleased letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the AI Google’s high-tech vehicles can be…
"Cones" might exist to protect cats — but many cats feel differently.
In this photo, shared by Facebook user Christie Howell, Albert the cat couldn’t be more upset about wearing a cone. Albert, she writes in the caption, recently suffered a tremendous "owie." He was subsequently shaved, and vets gave him a cone to protect him from himself.