Now you’re ready to turn on your 3D Vision glasses by a switch on the left temple that will turn a green light on. This light stays for 30 seconds and indicates that the glasses are working. The first thing you’ll notice as soon as you put your glasses on is how much darker your display looks. That is because each of your eyes is only receiving half of the light that they normally would.
The next page of the driver setup program will show you some test images. If you look at them, you will probably see random meaningless shapes. While wearing your glasses, if you close your left eye, you will only see some parts of the image, and if you close your other eye, you will see the other parts of the picture.
Together, this gives you the complete picture. The next page of the setup program will ask you if you see flickering. The next page will ask you if you see a 3D image popping out at you. The last page is a confirmation of completion, and now you have finished configuring your drivers.
So now we’re going to talk about the IR emitter. Wherever you place it, remember, it does need to have a direct line of sight with the glasses because they also have a receiver to talk to the emitter. At the back of this device, you will see a wheel control. That’s for controlling how much 3D depth you’re comfortable with. A lot of people will start off with a little 3D depth and work their way up to more and more depth as they get comfortable. There is also a port for 3D Sync In, which is for use with 3D Ready TVs. Some DLP 120Hz TVs happen to be 3D Ready.
The advantages of the Nvidia solution include “The Way It’s Meant To Be Played” program. That means that driver development is going to continue in future games, and there is actually a long list of games that are already supported by 3D Vision technology. The other huge advantage that it has over competed for solutions is that it does work with Nvidia SLI. 3D Vision is quite demanding on your video card because you need to run your games at 120 frames per second for the 120Hz monitor.
The system also has to render the images from two different angles which are very demanding, and SLI happens to be a huge advantage for this. The setup process is also quite advantageous because competing solutions take a lot longer to setup their devices with your system.
Once 120Hz displays become more popular, you’re going to be able to use your 3D Vision glasses with any computer and some DLP TVs.
Just in case you don’t have time to follow markets and the latest technology trends you may not have noticed the alarming stock prices of certain technology giants like Apple, which trades around $331 a share according to NASDAQ, Netflix which trades around $180 a share and Google which sells for around $600 a share.
In comparison, important companies like Lockheed Martin currently sell for $70 a share, Krogers $21 a share, and Exxon Mobile for around $74 a share. So either there is a supply shortage on overpriced technology timewasters, or someone is mucking up the price of certain stocks to create a bubble to cash in on.
You may have also missed that Goldman Sachs, supposed “market makers” who brought us investments that they knew were “crap” and then bet on the other side of those same “crappy investments” as they sold them to “uninformed” investors.
Those same folks, according to Bloomberg Business week Magazine, have just valued Facebook at $50 billion dollars, just in time for Goldman Sachs to offer investors another golden investment opportunity that will surely swell in price as ordinary investors wait to get a piece on the secondary markets.
Unfortunately, any company that is based on a free service, which Facebook is, the market value is tentative, to say the least, especially since they make their profits off selling their user’s private browsing habits to advertisers.
But, this is the new age of speculative markets, where supply and demand or what you produce if you produce anything at all, doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that if “market makers,” who collude with government regulators to allow sophisticated scams to be perpetrated on in-the-dark public investors, want to make billions on the back of a company?
Then that company will most likely be overvalued short term to reel in investors in order to drive up the price of the stock as it becomes available to the public, and then the same “market maker” who has an implicit incentive to see the price rise will sell their shares just in time to watch the bubble burst in our economy’s face.
Sound familiar? It should, Goldman Sachs and other unethical “market makers” destroyed our housing economy and almost sent the real economy sliding off a ditch. If it weren’t for our tax dollars, companies like Goldman Sachs wouldn’t even exist, something I definitely did not sign up for when I paid my taxes.
I think it is definitely time to keep a very skeptical eye on any technology stocks over the next 2-5 years, especially if shady-no-good “market makers” are pulling strings behind closed doors.
Search engine marketing (SEM) is an Internet Marketing strategy, which helps increasing products/services/websites visibility over the Internet whereas making the place for sites over search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN.
Search Engine Marketing has been done using contextual marketing, search engine optimization, paid marketing and paid Ad placements. Here in this article, we put light on all these parts of SEM:
• Contextual Marketing: It is the type of e-marketing in which pages are sponsored to the user based on the search regarding the product, services, or industry.
• Search Engine Optimization: In this form of search engine marketing, Website is optimized to increase its visibility over search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc. Herein, the work is done to bring the Website on the first page of Google, Yahoo, and MSN so that more traffic and customer will reach to the concerned internet site. The main work done during Search Engine Optimization is keyword stuffing in Website content based on the product/services. Keywords are stuffed as per the keyword search volume.
• Paid Marketing: it is an another part of search engine marketing in which other Website owners and blog owner are paid for placing ads of other brands on their Website/blog and for this they are paid whenever any visitor will click the ads given on their Website/blog.
• Paid Ad Placements: In this form of search engine marketing, banner/text ads of products or services are created and placed on the Websites having the proper source of regular Web traffic. Ads are set up in the much productive way so that the user will click those ads. As soon as the visitor clicks the ads, he or she will be directed to the related Website increasing the visitor’s counter for that Website.
Afore listed are some of the parts of search engine marketing or SEM, which now days has become an integral part of online businesses. Thinking without this way of e-marketing is not feasible when the competition in the market is at peak. If you want to stay ahead of your competitors and want to get the high return on investment, then you must take advantage of search engine marketing strategies otherwise seeing your Website amid the first page of Google, Yahoo, and MSN will become a dream. Search engine marketing is the only way to attain high rank and visibility over the Internet and for getting great sales.
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Thousands of fans have begun to prepare for Oscars parties to find out which actors, actresses, and movies of the 88th Academy Awards will win a gold statue. As part of the celebration, Shutterstock’s company designers have worked again this year to create fascinating pop art-inspired posters for popular films nominated by the Academy.
Like the many of the different types of movies nominated for the Best Picture award, Shutterstock says its posters share a theme of endurance and testing how far you can stretch the lengths of human nature.
“On the surface his work simply looks cool, but this shallow analysis misses the irony behind his cultural representations”
When you think of many of this year’s Best Picture nominees, movies like The Revenant, The Martian, and Mad Max share a common theme of strength, resilience, determination, and power. These themes are stunningly carried over into Shutterstock’s pop-art posters this year. Posters featured include Jordan Roland’s Warhol-inspired Mad Max: Fury Road, which offer a take on Warhol’s “subversive dictator portraits to shape this poster of Immortan Joe,” says the artist. In Cristin Burton’s Flirst-inspired Oscar Pop 2016 The Revenant, the poster includes assembled pieces the artist used to “create a vast, sinister, and lonely landscape.”
The pop-art posters include a fun view of movies but also of topics that aren’t so fun. In Flo Lau’s The Big Short, inspired by Keith Haring, the artist chose a comedic approach to the dark subject of the bursting of the 2008 housing bubble.
Flirst is a collage artist who assembles disparate pieces to explore how he can change the harmony of the whole. For my poster, a homage to The Revenant, I assembled pieces to create a vast, sinister, and lonely landscape. The poster features a figure with very few people on his side; this represents the film’s main character, Hugh Glass, who was brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead in the winter wilderness.
“I wanted to portray the same witty chaotic vibe in my poster”
In his “Barcelona” series, Mario Corea Aiello forms a grungy collage of newspaper and magazine cutouts and heavy paint strokes. I felt this style would parallel the vicious storm that left Mark Watney for dead on Mars in The Martian. For the color scheme, I deferred to Eric White’s cover art from the original novel by Andy Weir to capture the characteristics of an otherworldly storm.
My inspiration for this poster is one part Roy Lichtenstein and one part Stefan Sagmeister. Spotlight is about journalists uncovering a massive scandal in one of Boston’s oldest institutions, and I found that the perfectly contradictory homophone “pray/prey” encapsulates the shock and horror felt by the community when this scandal was made public.
To illustrate this, I pixelated an image of a priest, then tore off his head and replaced it with an image of a wolf. I looked to Warhol’s subversive dictator portraits to shape this poster of Immortan Joe.Warhol had a remarkable ability to distract from the meaning of his art. On the surface his work simply looks “cool”.
Mad Max: Fury Road has the same effect: The stylized nature of the film gets more attention than the meaning behind it.
I chose to feature Immortan Joe because he is a terrible person, but his iconic look makes him instantly recognizable. When I first read the plot summary for Room, I envisioned lonely, sterile characters, who had been institutionalized by their secluded environment.
Of course, when I saw the movie that perception quickly changed; the characters are full of life, love, and joy, and the audience instantly empathizes with them on a raw, human level. KAWS’ statues play on a similar deceit. Initially they have a sterile, robotic feel, but when you view them in their human-scale sizes and see their playful aesthetic, you experience an unexpected sense of connection.
“Welcome to the Oscars, Or as some people like to call it, the white people’s choice awards”
The Big Short takes a comedic approach to a dark subject, and I wanted to portray the same witty, chaotic vibe in my poster. Keith Haring was my inspiration because his high-contrast, brightly colored political work, which touches on grim subjects like rape, death, and war, hinges on the same contrast as the film. The poster is based on the film’s alligator-in-an-abandoned-pool scene; the alligator represents the main characters in the movie, who took advantage of the 2008 housing bubble and left the world in desperation when it burst.
I chose to focus on the muddy gray areas and loopholes within Bridge of Spies. The Cold War was fueled by each side’s increasingly dire hypotheticals, causing mass paranoia among citizens and governments alike.
A large part of the film’s narrative focuses on the extent of protection under the law, especially for a Soviet spy. I reimagined Lady Justice, mixing her blindfold with the American and Soviet flags to represent how both countries were tied to their individuals’ principles of justice even while locked in an unending battle for the upper hand. Set in the eponymous 1950s borough, Brooklyn features then-contemporary imagery that now exemplifies the commodification of Brooklyn as a global brand.
Just as the Pop Art movement utilized mass advertising and irony to re-contextualize commercial art, I drew from today’s vintage, artisanal design trends, which are inspired by that era and setting.
In that vein, I applied the animated footage and vector elements to illustrate how the contrasting settings of Brooklyn and Ireland re-contextualized the protagonist’s identity through a fluctuating sense of “home.”
The 88th annual Academy Awards are underway, and viewers are anxiously awaiting the ceremony to find out if their favorite flicks and actors win, which categories will see big “upsets,” and which speeches and performances will stand out. Not to mention how host Chris Rock will approach the “Oscars So White” controversy, and who he will target during the opening monologue. Did Leo finally take home a golden statue? The buzz began during the red carpet events prior to the official event.
Jennifer Jason Leigh, nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Hateful Eight, seemed slightly out of it during her interview with Ryan Seacrest on E!’s special. But arguably the biggest surprise was Best Actor nominee Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) playing to their nostalgic fans by walking the red carpet together. Can you believe it’s been nearly two decades since they starred together in the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic (which took home Best Picture)?
“If hosts were nominated, I wouldn’t be here; instead, you’d have Neil Patrick Harris.”
Rock, who addressed the issues with ease and expected humor, added that he did seriously consider quitting after so many people spoke out and pressured him to do so. “But the last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart,” he said, as the crowd erupted in laughter (including Hart himself, who was in the audience).
Arguably, the best part of Rock’s monologue was his blatant dig at Jada Pinkett-Smith and her vocal “boycott” of the Oscars. “Isn’t she on a TV show? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties,” he said.