Affordable Camera

Affordable Camera

GoPro has a reputation for making the most versatile cameras found anywhere in the world. Recently, brand new additions were announced and have joined the family of these innovative cameras — the GoPro Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session action cameras.

Aspects that set the GoPro Hero 5 line apart from the competition are that they are both waterproof and feature voice control. The Hero 5 Session is tiny and shaped like a cube, and both are jam-packed with features that the user will enjoy.

The Hero 5 Black allows for 4K video capture at 30 frames per second, much like the Hero 4 before it, and includes a two-inch touch display that is easy to use. Users can easily capture images simply with the GoPro and don’t have to worry about it being paired with a smartphone. The Hero 5 Black can also shoot 2K video at 60 frames per second or in full high definition. Image stabilization will keep your videos steady and blur-free, which means you can mount it on a bike or helmet without worry. The device even has GPS built in, allowing for tagging your video with your location. The voice control function allows you to use the camera simply with your voice. Simply say, “GoPro, start recording,” and the device will record a video for you without you having to lift a finger. Read more

It’s Time to Update your Website

It’s Time to Update your Website

As the internet advances, so does everything in it. Websites are the appearance of your business, the first impression your client receives of you and your business online.

Make sure you update every year with the latest tools. Do not be afraid of change, what worked two years ago may not work in 2016.

Keeping up with modern technology not only demonstrates that you are an active learner but it will benefit your business appearance.

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If you are planning on updating your site or you are simply starting fresh, make sure your web developer takes into consideration the 2016 website standards:

  1. Mobile Friendly Design – have a website that can easily accessible and navigated with many devices, mobile, tablet, PC.
  2. Have a website that loads quickly and optimizes even for the slowest internet connections.
  3. Track your traffic with useful tools – have set goals and conversion rates recorded.
  4. Current on-page SEO tags and sitemaps
  5. Landing pages for promotions
  6. Email forms for clients to sign up and help increase your email marketing list
  7. Security and privacy protocols are essential
  8. Social Media Integration

Do not settle for less, remember, this is your website, your money, your business and your image.

 

Fashion-forward just took on a whole new meaning!

Fashion-forward just took on a whole new meaning!

It’s no surprise – 3D printers have continued to astonish people of all ages from all over the world. This magical printer can create little knick-knacks,figurines, and even actual food, all thanks to the art of science and engineering. What’s next for these printers? Apparently, it’s now turning its head to the fashion industry (or more so the fashion industry to 3D printers).

A company located in Boston by the name of Ministry of Supply released a bombshell on the fashion world – a completely seamless jacket that was made with a 3D printer. This dapper men’s suit jacket is still under modification, seeing that the suit jacket was made to adorn the upper half of a mannequin and not an actual male, yet that issue could easily be fixed by a little TLC from a trusted tailor.
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But what does this new technology mean for the fashion industry? What does it mean for consumers?

Gihan Amarasiriwardena, co-founder and chief design officer of Ministry of Supply, goes on to explain that this could lead to an era where a consumer could just walk into a store, tell the designer what he/she would like to have done, and the designer could literally print out the piece of clothing that the consumer requested. All that would need to be done would be for the consumer to give his or her measurements to ensure that the article of clothing would fit to their unique frame.
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Not only is this just extremely cool, but this new way of creating clothing also claims to be eco-friendly. The traditional cut-and-sew method of creating clothing is said to waste up to 30% of the fabric. 3D printing clothing would shrink that number to zero.
It also would cut down on time. To sketch out a drawing of an article of clothing, and then cut the fabric and sew it strategically back together again could take days, weeks, sometimes even months. This jacket that Ministry of Supply creates is made in less than 2 hours, while providing added thickness in places where it’s needed and a little less fabric in areas where sweat might tend to accumulate.

The entire idea behind making clothing via 3D printing is so that clothing can be tailored for the buyer’s frame,and let’s be honest, that is the dream. Human beings want to look good, and the one of the first things that catches a stranger’s eye is the clothing you decide to decorate your body with. Why not make it a perfect fit?

DeepArt – Generates Photos into Fine-Art Paintings!

DeepArt – Generates Photos into Fine-Art Paintings!

Many enjoy applying color or distortion filters to photographs in order to create unique images. Now, there is a website that takes photo alteration one step further. DeepArt enables art fans to convert any photograph into an image that might have been hand-painted by a famous artist. Users need merely upload a photo to the website, choose an artist style and the program software does the rest. Site visitors also have the option of uploading an example of an artistic style that is not currently offered.

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DeepArt Basics

Turn a favorite landscape into a painting that might have been created by Vincent Van Gogh. Turn a selfie into a Rembrandt or an abstract Picasso. The site is free and easy to use. However, due to the popularity of the program, a no-cost rendering may take almost two full days before completion. A minimal fee of 1.99 Euros or $2.24 reduces the time frame to around 15 minutes. Free versions are also only available in resolutions of up to 500 x 500 pixels. Upon image completion, the site sends the client an email notification. Read more

Building Your Brand Matters

Building Your Brand Matters

Brand recognition has gained value in this age of the internet. Most business and personal engagements increasingly take place on the web. Digital media has overtaken traditional media as the entire world becomes an internet global village.

brand exposureWhether you are a corporate entity or prominent individual, one must strive to establish a recognizable brand. The key motive here lies in being able to control the public perception and image regarding you. If one can control such aspects, then they can eliminate negative traits. Branding refers to the promise of value attached to an individual, products or service. A brand image serves to create recognizable and unique features of a product, person or organization and must reflect the experience. Read more

The Benefits of Blogging for Businesses

The Benefits of Blogging for Businesses

 

Most companies only rely on paid advertising to gain exposure, which is a crucial mistake. You don’t always have to pay for web traffic; if you overlook free options for generating traffic and expanding your business, you are likely wasting money. There are several methods you can use to obtain free exposure while also establishing yourself as an expert in your field, and blogging is a great way to do this. If you have never run a blog before, you might not understand the benefits it offers. Running a blog enables you to develop your brand, build relationships and boost search engine optimization.

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Branding


Blogging provides many advantages to your business, such as helping you build and develop your brand. Each time you update your blog, your subscribers receive a notification, which keeps you and your company in the front of their minds. The more people who remember you, the more your brand grows. People will start to associate your blog posts with your brand, so it is vital you only post high-quality, engaging content. When you post useful content, your subscribers will likely share it with their friends and family, thus further enhancing your branding. For the best results, ensure each post either offers valuable information or is entertaining and engaging. Read more

More Than Web Design

More Than Web Design

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It is known that businesses striving for success need an online presence. A website is the way most companies initially make their presence known online. And although a website is essential, there are pitfalls to avoid when designing your business website. Below are 5 of the most common mistakes made by businesses:

Rushed Design

Getting up and running online is an urgent matter, however, you don’t want to skimp on quality for the sake of speed. Take the time necessary to insure that the final product is one you’re proud of. Websites that are not planned out properly in advance may become difficult for users to navigate in and difficult for your business services or products to be clearly stated. Think. plan, and lay out before making a site live. Send a message to the consumer that your product or service will be provided to them in the same satisfactory way as your website portrays. Your website is your image, it is the initial point of contact online consumers see and form an impression of you. Take your time in forming the perfect image you want to be known for. Read more