Archivi giornalieri: 20/06/2011
All the time people were curious about when the world end will be? What will happen then? One of the most popular prediction for world end is it will happen in 2012, predicted by Aztecs. There are lots of opinions on this topic but today I’d like to show you some world end related artworks with dark and gloomy mood. They’ll make you worry about tomorrow.
In this collection of photo manipulations, matte paintings and other artworks of world end you will find impacts, collisions, dead cities and huge disasters. These astounding artworks will show you how buildings are going to break down, how the explosion is going to happen, and how the nature is going to turn the another way round which you have never seen.
By these visual presentation, I hope you’ll find them inspiring and motivating to live your days with thankfulness.
Nei giorni scorsi sul web si è sparsa una voce riguardante un presunto attacco informatico ai danni del servizio Xbox Live di Microsoft; in queste ore questo attacco è stato rivendicato dal gruppo LulzSec.
“Questo gruppo ha pubblicato una lista di migliaia di potenziali indirizzi di posta elettronica e password, e incoraggiato a provare questi dati per fare l’accesso su servizi come Xbox Live. In questo momento, non abbiamo alcuna prova di intrusioni fraudolente nel nostro servizio online. Ad ogni modo prendiamo con molta serietà la sicurezza del nostro sistema e lavoriamo costantemente per fronteggiare opportunamente queste minacce”.
Il gruppo LulzSec ha invece ribadito di essere in possesso di importanti informazioni personali di oltre 60mila utenti; molti dati sarebbero inoltre correlati ad account Facebook, Twitter e PayPal.
Dove sarà la verità?
Di cover strane ne abbiamo viste ma questa, molto probabilmente, supera ogni immaginazione. A breve l’iPhone 4 saprà aprire anche le bottiglie grazie a una sorta di case con apri-bottiglie incorporato. Un concept che presto diventerà realtà.
Nel sito degli sviluppatori è possibile fare una donazione per far avanzare il progetto. Ormai si parla di una ventina di giorni per vederlo finalmente realizzato per il pubblico.
Ma guardiamolo nel dettaglio. La parte interessante è senza dubbio il retro. All’altezza della mela si colloca un dispositivo (forse metallico) a scomparsa e a forma di apri-bottiglie. Il buco caratteristico potrebbe aprire le birre dei possessori dell’iPhone 4 e potrebbe addirittura risultare utile!
A parte gli scherzi, un dispositivo simile potrebbe anche risultare pericoloso. Tutto dipenderà dai materiali utilizzati, dalla loro forma e dai loro possibili usi. Non dimentichiamo che prima di commercializzare un prodotto bisogna adeguarsi a certi requisiti di sicurezza.
Let’s bid a bitter welcome to Sega, the latest entrant to the newly founded club of hacked online communities. Sega Pass, the company’s web portal, suffered a breach of its defenses on Thursday, which has now been identified to have affected a whopping 1.29 million users. Usernames, real names, birth dates, passwords, email addresses, pretty much everything has been snatched up by the malicious data thieves, with the important exception of credit / debit card numbers. We’d still advise anyone affected to keep a watchful eye on his or her banking transactions — immediately after changing that compromised password, of course. In the meantime, Sega’s keeping the Pass service offline while it rectifies the vulnerability; it’ll be able to call on an unexpected ally in its search for the perpetrators in the form of LulzSec, a hacker group that boasted proudlyabout infiltrating Sony’s network, but which has much more benevolent intentions with respect to Sega. What a topsy-turvy world we live in!
It’s here folks — the planet’s first Android 3.2 tablet. Huawei just introduced a downright luscious new slate over in Singapore, with CommunicAsia being the launchpad for the 7-inch MediaPad. It’s the first high-profile 7-inch tablet we’ve seen in quite some time, and somehow or another, it’s managed to leapfrog most of the currently shipping Honeycomb tablets with a build of Android we’ve only ever joked about. Huawei tells us that Honeycomb 3.2 is essentially the same as 3.1, but specifically tailored to 7-inch tablets as opposed to 10-inch. Packed within the MediaPad’s 10.5mm shell, there’s a 217 pixels-per-inch IPS capacitive touchpanel, GPS, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 802.11n WiFi, a battery good for around six hours of life and a bona fide racehorse as a processor: a dual-core 1.2GHz chip from Qualcomm. If all goes well, it’ll ship in the United States in Q3 2011.
It’s a fair bit chunkier than the newfangled Galaxy Tab 10.1 (8.6mm), but still slimmer than the original Tab, which clocked in at 11.98mm. It weighs in at 390g (0.86 pounds), supports full 1080p playback, includes HSPA+ (14.4Mbps) 3G support, offers 8GB of internal storage (as well as a microSD slot) and comes pre-loaded with Facebook, Twitter, Let’s Golf and Documents To Go. There’s also a Bluetooth module, an HDMI output for catching those high-def flicks on the go, and the Flash 10.3 player ensures that those websites won’t be a problem. Unfortunately, the company’s left a great deal to the imagination — like pricing, which is being “sorted with retail partners and providers” — and all we’ve got for system RAM is a promise that it’s “working with partners on specifics.” Oddly enough, the company has “no current plans” to produce a WiFi-only model, which definitely puts a damper on those who aren’t interested in ponying for carrier data. You can bet we’ll be digging for more, but even with the surrounding mystery, calling us “excited” would be a severe understatement.
Now a days 3D Software are very in while making the movies, almost dozens of movies are being released every year. So watching these movies can give a lot of ideas for 3D graphic designers. Here we have collected 100+ Movie Posters about Animated Cartoon and 3D animation. Hope these would bring some creativity for you, you can get a lot of inspiration from these.
These movies poster include, Rio, Ice Age, Shrek, Hulk, Don Gato, The Golden Compass, Roadside Romeo, Sonic the Hedgehog 3D, The Magic Coin, Tangled, The Smurfs, Hop, Igor, Planet 51, Kingfu Panda, Tatatouille, Raiponce, Rango, The Princess and the Frog, Geng, Munk Fever, RPG Metanoia, The Nut Job, Megamind 3D, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who, Gnomeo & Juliet in 3D, Avatar, Furry Vengeance, The Reef 2, Wolf & Twitchy, Bee, Cars, Alice in Wonderland, Alpha and Omega in 3D, Anastasia, Toy Story, Delhi Safari, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Aladdin, Cloudy with a Chance of Meat Balls, Memo, Arthur, Big Buck Bunny, Caroline, Lord of the Strings, Legends of the Guardians, Happy Feet, Narnia, Yogi Bears, The Curse of the Were Rabbit, Bolt, and a lot more…
There are many ways to promote the products of any company. Some companies are focusing on the meaningful ads. That makes them prominent in Print Media field. Here are some examples for you to get inspiration.
Here we have collected more than 75 IPHone HD Wallpapers, you must be applying few of these to your IPhone. So enjoy downloading these as this collection is having miscellaneous Wallpapers. These IPhone Wallpapers include, Science Wallpapers, Nature Wallpapers, Cartoon Wallpapers, Movies Wallpapers, Funny Wallpapers, Medical Wallpapers, Car Wallpapers, Floral Wallpapers, Jungle Wallpapers, Science Wallpapers, and many more…
Here are 100+ most beautiful IPad wallpapers, you can use for your IPad. These are HD Wallpapers, small and large sizes are uploaded. You simply have to click the image to get standard size 1024×1024 IPad Wallpapers. These wallpapers includes the categories of IPad Scene Wallpapers, IPad Nature Wallpapers, IPad Funny Wallpapers, IPad Animal Wallpapers, IPad Science Wallpapers, IPad Cartoon Wallpapers, IPad Movies Wallpapers, IPad Fantasy Wallpapers and many more. Hope you will enjoy downloading it.
When the guys from ChevronWP7 first developed their jailbreak for Windows Phone 7 devices, Microsoft contacted them and decided to enter discussion with them about releasing an official jailbreak solution for Windows Phone 7. The tool was soon pulled and we have been waiting to here the outcome of the discussions with Microsoft for a while now. The ChevronWP7 team are releasing an approved Windows Phone unlocking tool. The Chevron WP7 team will be charging Windows Phone 7 owners a small fee to unlock their WP7 device, we don’t know how much this is yet but doubt it will be expensive, this will allow users to download homebrew applications to their smartphones. Microsoft have been pretty smart about this, and have obviously learnt from watching Apple play a cat and mouse game with the jailbreakers for the iPhone, and have worked out that people will jailbreak devices anyway.
The US government is serious about online security, just ask any one of its cyber commandos. Adding to its arsenal for battling the big bad hackers, Reuters reports that DARPA is working on a National Cyber Range, which would act a standalone internet simulation engine where digital warriors can be trained and experimental ideas tested out. Lockheed Martin and Johns Hopkins University are competing to provide the final system, with one of them expected to soon get the go-ahead for a one-year trial, which, if all goes well, will be followed by DARPA unleashing its techies upon the virtual firing range in earnest next year. The cost of the project is said to run somewhere near $130 million, which might have sounded a bit expensive before the recent spate of successful hacking attacks on high profileprivate companies, but now seems like a rational expenditure to ensure the nuclear missile codes and the people crazy enough to use them are kept at a safe distance from one another. DARPA has a pair of other cleverly titled cybersecurity schemes up its sleeve, called CRASH and CINDER, but you’ll have to hit the source link to learn more about them.
Adding a watercolor effect to a design has become pretty popular lately. Besides it being popular in web design, it also looks really nice when you edit your photos and want something different. It is pretty difficult to replicate the watercolor effect digitally, but with some work and practice you can definitely achieve great results. You just have to follow some tutorials that you can find online and download some brushes that you will need to work with.
If you choose to work in Photoshop, then the diversity of brushes you can choose from is huge. You sometimes might get confused, but the important thing is to choose the ones that you will really need, otherwise you will end up hoarding lots of stuff you won’t even use on your computer.
In design, as in other visual subjects, one important thing is to care if your design is going to have the right aesthetic look. It is also important for it to catch attention and stand out from all the other designs. This is why designers use their imagination mixed with several tricks that create certain visual illusions.
Whether it’s about fancy graphics, stunning typography or creative web layouts – you have to pull some strings in order to get the right design. In order to impress you will need to look for an effect that would help you. In this case, it’s light effect we are talking about. They can be easily created in Photoshop by using the so-called light effect brushes. You will have to download these brushes and let your imagination flow while checking them out.
They decided to change the design of their logo in order for it to look more up to date. I am talking about Apple’s actual logo. They went from a plain black logo to a sophisticated one by using a silver gradient which made it look more up to date with their technologies. A gradient can really add more style to a design, whether it’s about creating logos, fonts or different menu buttons and such.
You can do all that by trying Photoshop layer styles. These are special effects that can be easily applied on different layers in Photoshop in order to change their appearance. You can find some that are installed in any version of Photoshop by default, but if you don’t really dig them, you can download tons of other layer styles from the Internet. They are really useful and will save you some valuable time in creating good designs. Plus the created effects can be easily adjusted in order for you to get the desired result.
In pochi mesi, Killzone 3 ha saputo conquistarsi un posto di prestigio sul trono degli sparatutto in prima persona e, mentre ci accingiamo ad affrontare l’estate, ecco arrivare un nuovo DLC.
Si tratta del terzo contenuto aggiuntivo “sfornato” da Guerrilla Games per il gioco in questione, il quale introduce due nuove interessanti mappe a quelle già presenti nel titolo originale. Resurrezione, questo il nome dato al DLC, sarà disponibile a partire da mercoledì 22 giugno e costerà 4.99€.
La prima mappa – Lente Missile Base – sarà dedicata alle Warzone da 24 giocatori, mentre la seconda – Mobile Factory – risulterà giocabile nella modalità Guerrilla Warfare da 16 utenti. A seguire vi proponiamo un paio di video del DLC.
Ray Muzyka ha rivelato a Eurogamer.net che con Mass Effect 3 si avrà si la fine di una trilogia, ma non la fine dell’intera serie. Lo sviluppatore ha confermato il grande impegno per far terminare la trilogia con protagonista Shepard, sottolineando però che quest’ultimo capitolo aprirà le porte a qualcos’altro, chissà magari anche di più grande e stupefacente.
Mass Effect 3 è atteso su PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 e PC il 6 marzo 2012.
Microsoft ha ottenuto l’approvazione dell’ antitrust degli Stati Uniti per acquistare il servizio di telefonia Internet Skype, lo ha comunicato la Federal Trade Commission con una nota sul sito web Venerdì.
Microsoft ha annunciato in maggio l’ acquisizione di Skype per 8,5 miliardi dollari, la sua più grande acquisizione di sempre, una scommessa importante per rilanciare la sua corsa nei confronti del rivale Google. Questo permetterà di offrire a breve l’importante servizio di chat e chiamate Voip anche sui suoi dispositivi mobile attualmente privi di questo importantissimo programma.
Ricordiamo che Skype ha 145 milioni di utenti in media ogni mese ed è un servizio molto utilizzato anche dalle piccole imprese.
Inhabitat's Week in Green: transparent airplanes, photovoltaic subdivisions and a wind-powered yacht
Green transportation soared through the skies this week as Inhabitat reported on Airbus’ plans for a transparent airplane, and we showcased a crazy working hover bike capable of flying up to 10,000 feet. We were also excited to see China begin to roll out high-speed rail across Asia and we spotted several out-of-this world Frankenstein vehicles — a Mercedes-Benz bus train in Bolivia and a wind-powered yacht that doubles as an airplane.
It was a momentous week for energy news as well, as Italians voted to end the use of nuclear power, and we took a look inside Germany’s Wunderland Kalkar Amusement Park, which is built inside of a decommissioned nuclear plant. Solar power also had its moment in the sun as Enfinity unveiled two gorgeous photovoltaic-laden landscapes in Les Mées, France and Bangladesh announced that one million of the country’s homes are powered by photovoltaic panels. We even spotted a new type of flexible generator that could be built into shoes to produce power as you walk.
This week we were also excited to unveil the winners of our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition — the elegant geometric Tetra Pak Lamp, the gorgeous glowing Nourishment Lamp, and the cute cork Pinha Pendant Light. We also launched our new Ask a Tech Geek Series where gadget guru extraordinaire Peter Rojas answers your questions about green technology, and we reported on one Japanese researcher’s dubious plan to create an artificial meat substitute from poop. Finally, we shared an awesome steampunk rotary smartphone and a set of fun foldable Paper Punk robots that are perfect for terrorizing your coworkers’ cubicles.
We know you’ve all been losing sleep, wondering what exactly Skype integration on webOS will look like. Well, tonight, you should sleep like a baby, knowing you’ve gotten a solid peak at how the Pre 3 will hande the VoIP service. Similar to Google Voice on Android, you’ll be able to either route all international calls through Skype or force is to ask every time you press that precious dial button. We also know that it will be able to handle video calls and, at least on the O2 network in Germany, both voice and video chat will be available over WiFi and 3G. You’ll also be able to initiate sessions from either contacts or the messaging menu, so there’s no need to fire up a separate app. Now, we just need HP to get this out the door and for Microsoft to work out those reliability kinks. Check out the source link for the full-sized images.