secret that social networking sites, especially Facebook, have redefined
what the term “friend” means. Back in the pre-Facebook days, a friend
was someone you spent time with, talked on the phone with, or any mix of
actions that caused you to interact with them on some personal
level. Now, creating a friend on Facebook is as easy as simply
clicking a button to “Add Friend”. As long as their profile is visible
to you in some way, you can be “friends” with just about anyone out
course this new wave of digital friendship has led to what I call
“friend oversaturation”. You won’t get any judgement from me either as
I’ve been guilty of this myself. In fact at one point I used to have
over 400 Facebook friends. There is something called Dunbar’s Number which
suggests that we as humans cannot maintain meaningful social
relationships over 100-230 people — 150 being the usual number used.
Those hundreds of Facebook friends you have? Probably not all that
meaningful. So maybe it’s time to cut back a little. It’s time to put
your Facebook on a diet.
Ever wondered exactly why your TV doesn't look as good on your wall as it did in the store? THX wants TV viewers to get some of that sparkle at home. To help, the company just launched the tune-up app for iOS devices.
The new app is designed to walk the average consumer through
adjustments on almost any TV, projector, or speakers. The end result
should help home theaters owners achieve the best performance possible.
According to THX, the tune-up app has custom-designed video patterns
and audio tests specifically designed by the company. Those tests will
allow consumers to tweak a setup, based on the user's equipment and the
room's lighting environment.
Using the camera on the iPad or iPhone, the tune-up app can walk
users through video adjustments to color, tint, contrast, brightness,
and even the aspect ratio. On the audio side, the app can reassure users
that speakers are connected properly to a receiver, as well as confirm
that all speakers are in phase.