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04 May 2012 in G+ Posts, by
For all that love Astronomy related items:
I smell a photo opportunity! Skywatchers take note: The biggest full moon of the year is due to arrive this weekend. The moon will officially become full Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT. And because this month's full moon coincides with the moon's perigee — its closest approach to Earth — it will also be the year's biggest. The moon will swing in 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) from our planet, offering skywatchers a spectacular view of an extra-big, extra-bright moon, nicknamed a supermoon. And not only does the moon's perigee coincide with full moon this month, but this perigee will be the nearest to Earth of any this year, as the distance of the moon's close approach varies by about 3 percent, according to meteorologist Joe Rao,'s skywatching columnist. This happens because the moon's orbit is not perfectly circular. Skywatch alert: Supermoon coming this weekend This weekend will be an absolute delight for both professional and amateur astronomers alike: On Saturday, the United States will be treated to a “… This post has been reshared 1 times on Google+ View this post on Google+
03 May 2012 in G+ Posts, by
For those using Photomatix for HDR work
Ver 4.2 was released today, here are the updates: Main new features in v4.2 – Display options for preset thumbnails: View at a larger size or in two columns, and filtering built-in presets by category.– Simplified size options on Preview dialog: Size ratio mechanism replaced by magnifier icons for zooming in or out at 20% increments.– "Finishing Touch" palette for post-processing a tonemapped or fused image: Options for increasing contrast, adjusting the saturation of individual colors, and sharpening.– Addition of 20 built-in presets.– New fusion method designed to produce natural-looking rendering of interiors with bright windows. This method is called Fusion/Realistic and is only accessible in batch mode. Note that Fusion/Realistic requires much longer processing times than the other methods.– Transfer of all EXIF metadata in the source photos to the tonemapped or fused image.Other updates in v4.2– Option to import presets. The option is accessible from the Preset Category combo-box when the "My Presets" tab is selected.– Changes in the Details Enhancer algorithm aimed at addressing the issue of difference between the preview and final image that may occur in some cases.– Custom presets can now be organized in groups. Presets belonging to a group are listed under a […]
02 May 2012 in G+ Posts, by
Very cool new tech coming from Jawbone
Very cool new tech coming from Jawbone… throw away your UP band and grab one of these boom boxes for the new generation…. I have the small Jambox and I use it everyday… super cool tech wrapped into the thing.. but this one is bigger so it must be better…. The smaller one is great for listening to Audio and Audio Books… I will say they are not cheap – but the quality is very good and the experience is very good… Sadly I am a tech idiot and have no girlfriend so my money goes to new tech… sadly these things are pointy when you roll over them in bed I have heard girls are not so pointy… BIGJAMBOX™ FAQs Where can I buy BIG JAMBOX?BIG JAMBOX is currently only available for pre-order on Which devices are compatible with BIG JAMBOX?For Music & Audio Streaming:BIG JAMBOX is compatible with most Bluetooth®-enabled devices* including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android smartphones and tablets, and most Mac or PC computers. Big JAMBOX is also compatible with any device with a headphone jack or audio line out. For Phone Calls & Video Chats using BIG JAMBOX as a Speakerphone:BIG JAMBOX is […]
01 May 2012 in G+ Posts, by