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Musings on the science of perception

What you see doesn't really exist...

Posted by on 13 November 2017 | Comments

What you see doesn't really exist! Have a listen to Jon Cole from ScreenLab and Greg Holt from 27partners talking about vision,  psychophysics and what it means for the web, ux design and video.

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Is this the world's ugliest colour?

Posted by Tim on 16 June 2016 | Comments

We've been working quite a bit recently on colour analysis and adding colour psychology data to ScreenLab scans. So, we were interested to run across this video. Australian researchers think they've found "the...

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Announcing the ScreenLab API

Posted by Tim on 30 May 2016 | Comments

*We're very excited to announce version 1.0 of the ScreenLab API.* Access to the API is open to everyone. Free plan users can run up to five scans per month including scans created...

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Why AlphaGo's Victory Over Lee Se-dol Matters

Posted by Jon on 12 March 2016 | Comments

It has been announced that Google's AlphaGo has beaten Go master player Lee Se-dol 3-0. We know computers can beat human's at lots of games. Deep Blue managed (just) to beat chess world...

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Cognitive Psychology for UX

Posted by Jon on 9 March 2016 | Comments

Colours and contrast are important, but our brains also excel at pattern recognition. That's why ScreenLab takes into account how we see the whole screen, not just component parts. When designing websites we can...

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Building your skills

Posted by Jon on 6 December 2015 | Comments

We know some of you are highly experienced web developers, while others are just starting out. Regardless of where you are in your career, we all have something in common. Every one of...

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Technical difficulties

Posted by Jon on 12 September 2015 | Comments

The ScreenLab service is having some technical difficulties due to underlying hardware issues with our virtual server provider. We are working to resolve them and will keep you updated. Apologies for any inconvenience.   UPDATE: Most of...

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Linux Distro Websites

Posted by Jon on 19 June 2015 | Comments

There's been a lot of discussion recently about the ease of use of websites for linux distributions, particularly Debian. We thought we'd take a look at how the top linux distributions design their...

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OpenCV Version 3.0 Released

Posted by Jon on 5 June 2015 | Comments

The OpenCV computer vision library is at the heart of the ScreenLab engine. The OpenCV team have just released version 3.0 with improvements to speed, new algorithms and expanded features. For the next few...

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Drone Tracking with OpenCV

Posted by Jon on 16 May 2015 | Comments

Screenlab is powered by the OpenCV computer vision library. By pulling together efforts from across industry and academia the open source OpenCV has become one of the most powerful computer vision tools available. We...

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