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  • Comparing A3 Printers
    By on August 30th, 2010 | No Comments Comments

    A3 printers have been in the market for some time but it was specifically targeted to photographers who need their works printed with excellent quality and professional look. Certain models like the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 offer outstanding print for high res photos and designs. Its ink is pigment-based which is long lasting. The downside is, it is not very accurate in printing text documents. Furthermore, it is not equipped with features such as document scaling and network printing – features that are of great importance for offices.

    Taking these customer concerns into consideration, A3 printers have evolved, enabling large format marketing material printing in house. Furthermore, there are more options in the market, each of them having pros and cons. It is up to the user to decide which features fit his or her needs. If an all-in-one printer is what you need, the MFC-6890CDW - a Brother A3 Printer - inkjet multifunction printer is for you. It is a scanner, photocopier and fax machine in one. Although it cannot come up with a lab quality print, this A3+inkjet can produce text and presentation documents. Epson, HP and Canon offers standalone A3 printers that have their own advantages. The HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format prints good color output and has network printing capability while Epson’s A3 printer has a scaling option. Canon’s Pixma iX7000 is also outfitted with a scaling option with an Ethernet connectivity and automatic duplesing for A3 documents. It is quite an investment though as it is pricier than the Epson and HP printers.

    It is up to you to decide which among the printers suits your needs. It all depends on your budget, its use and the amount of space you have. Choose wisely before purchasing an A3 printer scanner. There are many to choose from in the market.

  • Interior Design with Blender
    By on July 12th, 2010 | No Comments Comments

    The first image turned out pretty nicely and so I have moved on to the second render. This time I tried to play around with some interior lighting techniques.

    I started out with this initial test just to experiment the some lighting as well as reflection/refractions:
    Interior design with Blender

    Then I moved on to the actual interior design:
    Interior design with Blender

    Ended up with:
    Interior design with Blender

    While I was playing with the lighting I also accidentally generated this rather cool looking effect where most of the light source is coming from the three columns on the left. It was totally an accident though! The space ship to the right is actually an existing model that I created a few years back, I thought putting something long above the rectangular shelf would make a nice decoration piece.
    Interior design with Blender

    Hope you guys enjoy!

  • Blender still going strong after all these years
    By on July 7th, 2010 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments

    I was 15 at the time, I was bored and just wanted something free and fun to create 3D things with. I literally typed in free graphic software (or something similar) and this was how I found Blender. Boy what a piece of treasure I found. It is still free and if you are interested, don’t hesitate and grab a copy yourself here.

    This is the first project ever in years, probably more than 5 years. Still trying to figure out all the existing and new functionalities.

  • Check out SR Auto Group – sexy auto photo shoot...
    By on July 2nd, 2010 | No Comments Comments


    Image courtesy of SR Auto Group

    I wet my pants quite often these days and I’m not sure why, maybe I’m getting old? I’ve recently stumbled upon yet another great site while bored – SR Auto Group. It showcases some of the best auto photo shoots for some of the world’s sexiest cars. Oh how I wish they could do one for my Audi A5 as well after looking at their S5 shots (here’s one of them).

    The only thing I would suggest to them is to change how the images are displaying. Currently from the main page, the images are popping up as a new window, which is fine but would look definitely better using one of those widely available jQuery image/photo gallery scripts. Same goes for the gallery page where all the images are displayed on the same page after clicking their thumbnails.

    I will keep visiting for sure though. :)

    Update: the gallery page DOES use the jQuery script for displaying the images, I probably didn’t wait until all the images are loaded before clicking them (the script had probably not loaded yet). The ones from the main page does not though.

  • Give Yourself a Jump Start with Proporta
    By on March 31st, 2010 | No Comments Comments

    Give Yourself a Jump Start with Proporta

    If you’ve ever been caught out by a flat car battery, you’ll know what a nightmare it can be finding a kindly passer by with a pair of jump leads handy.  But now, thanks to Proporta, you need never worry again, as long as you’ve remembered to pack the USB TurboCharger (Auto Edition) in your glove box.

    This ridiculously handy little gadget packs enough punch to jump start your battery, without needing another car, or any help.  Comes complete with attachments and leads for all types of car, charges from any USB port, and holds enough charge for several jump starts.  It’ll even get an HGV going if you need it to, and all this from something that fits in the palm of your hand. 

    Put simply, this is one of the most useful things you could ever pack in your car, and an ingenious and impressive little gizmo to boot.  All round, it’s another unbeatable accessory from the clever people at Proporta.

  • iSpeakVideo brings life to your website with an onlin...
    By on March 2nd, 2010 | No Comments Comments
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    Let iSpeakVideo brings life to your website with an online spokesperson. Adding a virtual spokesmodel to your website can not only increase conversion rates but also add a personal touch. iSpeakVideo offer several borderless video products in the form of ivideo presentations, online virtual spokesperson, video banner ads, ivideo headers, video powerpoint presentations, and so much more.

    Using an Online Virtual Spokesperson on your website allows you to: introduce your home page, spice up your FAQ, guide traffic, drive call to action on lead forms, and create landing pages and tutorials. Tailor your message any way you want. The sky is the limit. Check out their products page to learn more great information about our cutting edge online video products.

  • Canpages announces API contest for smartphones
    By on March 2nd, 2010 | No Comments Comments

    Canpages Announces Application Programming Interface (API) Contest for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Web Developers

    Canada’s fastest growing local search company opens its API to provide access to more than one million Canadian business listings

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA—March 2, 2010—Canpages, Canada’s fastest growing local search firm announced today the launch of its nation-wide Application Programming Interface (API) contest for smart phone application developers on the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and web platforms. The contest kicks off the opening of Canpages’ API to provide access to more than one million business listings across Canada and will reward one grand prize winner $5,000 in cash, as well as three runners-up with $1,000.

    “We see this as a great chance to showcase and reward developer talent from across the country by allowing them to tap into our database of Canadian business listings—effectively every business in Canada,” said Amy Rae, Director of Business Development. “By opening our API, web and mobile developers will have the opportunity to create geo-targeted mobile applications and we anticipate some very innovative entries.” 

    Starting today until March 28th, developers have four weeks to develop an application leveraging Canpages’ listings database for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android or web platforms along with a video showcasing how the application works.  Full contest details are available at: http://winmoney.canpages.ca.

    Voting will open to the public between March 15 and March 28, 2010 on the site. The popular vote will designate four applications, at which point Canpages’ will decide on the grand prize winner.

    On March 29, 2010, Canpages will announce the grand prize application and three runners up. Along with the cash prizes, winners will have their applications featured on Canpages.ca.

  • Top Rated Online Casinos
    By on January 8th, 2010 | No Comments Comments

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