It's Round 2 of Tech Spotlight, and we are shining bright on another application based Start-Up - Taplet.
Taplet have created and launched an awesome app that allows users to pull out epic HD photos from their videos.
Capturing photos from videos that have already been taken has always been an unsolved problem. Users lost image quality and resolution when taking a screenshot of a paused video. Taplet ticks all the boxes and solves this problem in style.
Of course all HD images that have bee tapped out of videos through the app can then be shared across various social media platforms.
Download the app here, and create some amazing photos of your own.
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Don’t stress, if you couldn’t make your way down to the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre this week to catch Connect Expo 2015. Extinguish that dreadful fear of missing out, because we have all the best bits of Connect here for you.
What is Connect?
Connect Expo is annually run in Australia and has grown from strength to strength since its partnership with the State Government of Victoria commenced.
- 11 Conferences
- 2 Days
-1000’s of Attendees
The core message of the expo was, “How technologies will connect in the future to change the way we do business”. If the mission of the conference was to inspire, enlighten and provide insight into the future path of the digital world, take a bow.
Key speakers found below, pulled waves of people into theatre rooms.
Don Tapscott (Author/Advisor on Digital Trends)
Sebastian Thrun (Founder of GoogleX)
Maciej Kranz (Vice President of Cisco Systems USA)
R Ray Wang (Chairman at Constellian Research Inc.)
It is safe to say some fantastic digital predictions were thrown out, as well as some wackier more cutting edge predictions. A highlight moment was when Don, Sebastian and Maciej shared a panel on Day One. Allowing for a passionate and opinionated discussion focusing on the future challenges or pitfalls likely to be faced in certain industries.
Our favourite moment was a quote from Don Tapscott on the need for woman in tech, “How Can We Solve 100% of a problem with only 50% perspective”. It’s vividly clear to all that there is a need for woman in tech, but nonetheless a beautifully articulated moment from Don.
For more on woman in tech click here.
The Exhibition area was jamming throughout the two days; some highlights being the Xirrus stand that provided complimentary Wi-Fi for all event attendees.
Not to mention the crazy amount of robots, as no vendor appeared to come empty handed. There were Quadrocopters, Cinematography Drones, Surveying Drones and even a Robot playing checkers.
Want a more in-depth recap? Scroll through our twitter feed. We provided live tweets throughout the entire event.
Google’s Eric Schmidt posed a great question last month to conference attendees at the SelectUSA Investment Summit:
“There’s something about the tech culture, the way we approach it, the incentives, that is driving women away… Why are they not in tech?”
It’s a fantastic question, targeted at the gender gap, which still exists within the technology industry.
I have read a tonne of content about why women are great for the tech industry, and are a firm believer their presence in the industry is the way forward. Two key elements in my opinion are at the heart of the problem - education and negative stereotyping.
Lets face it “tech geek” used to be something looked down upon. But technology has evolved and so must perceptions. We are living in the age of the geek, and maybe that means educating all children on the wonders and effects of tech at an earlier age.
So one day when they grow up and are asked the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Amongst the lawyers, doctors, firemen and policemen responses, we get “I want to change technology”.
This notion of technology being educated heavier at schools earlier raises many questions still left unanswered.
At what age should Information Technology begin being taught?
Should its importance be on par with science and maths?
How do we break negative stereotypes if they exist in schools?
Are initiatives implemented solely for girls? Or targeted at all children?
A lot of action plans targeted at increasing the presence of women in tech are circulating the web. What we really want though is insight on our community’s opinion.
What we want to know is how YOU would erase the gender gap.