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Donovan’s Sunday Morning Links

by Donovan Creative in DONOVAN WORLD




Sugar: The Bitter Truth (video)

Perhaps the most important video you could watch for your health, and the health of anyone you love. (If you have kids, make sure you watch it.) This is 90 minutes long, but hey, today is Sunday, and there isn’t a boring minute in it.

The speaker is Dr. Robert H. Lustig, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology. He discusses the damage from fructose, why governments refuse to do anything about it, and just what it does to your body. This YouTube video has had over 1.6 million hits, and you’ll understand why by the time you get to the end of it.


This week in Google+, Facebook and Twitter Updates (SME article and videos here)

Facebook is rolling out a few changes in response to certain Google+  features. In addition to simplified privacy settings, you’ll also have the option to review any tag someone tries to add to your photos and posts. Competition from Google+ is good for Zuckerberg.

Social Media Examiner (SME) gives you the round-up of this past week’s changes with lots of short videos showing you how they work. Check ‘em out because there are a lot.


Your mouse making art . . . from your hand movements

IOGraph mouse image


IOGraph is a free program for Mac, Windows, or Linux (from two Russian guys) that tracks your mouse movements for however long you like. The big black dots track when you stop in a program for a while.

Download IOGraph here.

One of the Russian guys has beautiful samples on his Flickr photostream. Here’s one after a few hours of using Photoshop.


LG announces a mouse that scans

LG’s brand-new LSM-100 mouse doubles as a scanner when holding down the Smart Scan button. Scanned images can be saved in PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PDF, XLS or DOC format, or dragged and dropped into the desired application. The LSM-100 also features Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to convert scanned text into editable text within a Microsoft Word document. LG says the mouse also packs upgraded scanning technology that allows it to handle faster pass-over rates for speedier scanning.

It’s debuting in Europe next week, North America to follow. $150. Only one drawback: it’s tethered.

But it can scan a tabloid (A3) page, something your typical desktop Fujitsu can’t do. Finally a way to scan books without ripping them apart. Take a look. Bye-bye portable scanners.  Even with the wire, this could be great, especially for students in a library.

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