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The film is intense to watch but stick with it and you will be rewarded with some of the best visuals seen in a movie as well as some superb acting from Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto and the incomparable Ellen Burstyn. Also consider: Half Nelson | Filth | Alpha Dog | Robot And Frank | Young Adult | Love | Jackie Brown | The Rules Of Attraction Shaolin Soccer may be the movie that proved director Stephen Chow was the master of fantasy and slapstick movie making but it's Kung Fu Hustle that's his masterpiece. The movie brilliantly blends cartoon-like violence with kung-fu, adds in some crazy special effects and a smattering of musical moments to create a goofy, great film. The Coen Brothers have made many a classic movie, but The Big Lebowski is their crowning achievement. The plot is based on a mistake: The Dude (Jeff Bridges) just so happens to have the same name as someone who owes money to the mob.
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EVO
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Where is the 2017 Shanghai motor show? Since 2015 the Shanghai motor show has been held at the National Centre for Exhibition and Convention. Chances are you probably won't be visiting yourself (unless of course you're reading this from China), but it's easily accessible from the adjacent Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. 2017 Shanghai motor show - key cars BMW One of few manufacturers (so far) not to be pushing a new crossover or SUV in Shanghai, BMW will have something a little more exciting in the form of a hotter version of its M4 sports coupe. Read our BMW M4 review here The car is expected to sit between the standard M4 and the hardcore M4 GTS, and may use the "CS" moniker most fondly remembered from the back of the E46-generation M3 CS, itself a car that sat between the standard M3 and the CSL. We should see more power, a tweaked chassis and more dramatic visuals - expect more information soon.
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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There's a reason most children's books are filled with pictures. Sure, the pictures help parents keep their children still and quiet for the few minutes they're reading to them. And that's largely because visuals are engaging and help explain complicated concepts better than text alone. Whether you're reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar or a blog post, the lesson remains the same. For one, visual content increases memory recall . What's more, articles with images every 75-100 words tended to get double the social media shares of articles with fewer images in a BuzzSumo analysis. So needless to say, visuals such as infographics, videos, or images should be integrated into your content marketing strategy. There are a few hurdles to creating and promoting visual content, but there are big payoffs, too. Venngage surveyed 300 marketers to learn about their visual content marketing strategies in 2016 to predict trends for 2017.
Core77
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Bould and his Silicon Valley-based product development studio Bould Design have garnered a handful of Red Dot and IDEA awards, among other accolades. Bould is responsible for designing popular hardware like the Nest thermostat, Roku boxes, and the GoPro HERO3. Recent projects include the home WiFi system Eero and the innovative Light L16 camera. We figured someone with as much experience as Fred Bould would be perfect to ask about what he looks for in designers. Coroflot: What do you look for when hiring a designer? Fred Bould: We look for passion, process, and personality. The passion comes through in the overall quality of the work. Did a designer go the extra mile on their presentation; well curated with clear communications, beautiful visuals, great typography and composition? Is there a strong process evident in the work? Did they look at a lot of different solutions before deciding on a specific direction? Have they really solved the problem? Does the solution hold up to critical scrutiny? With personality, we're looking for collaboration, perseverance, and maturity.
Mashable
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Paid Content by EA Mass Effect Andromeda Enter a new era of storytelling as the power of the critically-acclaimed Frostbite engine brings the visuals, action, emotion, and worlds of Mass Effect Andromeda to life like never before. It's human nature to feel a pang of wonderment when looking up at the night sky and envisioning the vast worlds that exist beyond Earth's borders. What's really out there? And which of those small, brilliant dots might support life? Some people get to do more than wonder. In the world of science fiction, artists and storytellers tackle the wildest "what if" conversations and breathe life to them. In EA Games' latest installment of the Mass Effect series, Mass Effect: Andromeda , for example, a veritable universe of possibility becomes reality through stunningly designed gameplay. Read more... More about Game Design , Ea Games , Gaming , Video Games , and Mass Effect
PC Pro
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Just as astronauts navigate in zero gravity, Lone Echo asks you to push and pull yourself around your environment. Push off a surface and you’ll keep travelling until you grab or push on another surface to stop yourself. It’s an odd experience at first, but it quickly feels natural and, once the early tutorial stages are over, you’ll be gliding through zero-G with wild abandon. For situations where gliding could be a little risky, such as in the vastness of space, Ready At Dawn has equipped you with hand-mounted thrusters. Used in short bursts, they allow for fine flying control, with navigation mapped to your hand position with Oculus Touch rather than to the Touch’s thumbsticks. By focusing movement controls onto your hands, instead of via your thumbs and a stick, you dont experience the nausea you’d expect to feel. It also helps that Ready At Dawn has really made Lone Echo ’s visuals pop.
Techradar
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5 meters for up to 30 minutes while the iPhone 7 Plus is IP67 certified, meaning its only water resistant to a depth of 1 meter. Screen Most sources reckon the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has a 6.2-inch screen, which would make it bigger than most phablets and far taller than the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus though, again, the overall handset size may actually not be much larger. The display on the S8 Plus is thought to be 1,440 x 2,960, while the screen on the iPhone 7 Plus is just 1080 x 1920, so despite the extra size the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will have a sharper screen. Thats not the only thing working in its favor either, as the S8 Plus is also likely to support HDR video for more impressive contrast, which the iPhone 7 Plus doesnt. Other differences include the fact that the Galaxy S8 Plus will probably have a curved display, where the iPhone 7 Plus is flat, and that Samsung's model will almost certainly use Super AMOLED, for more vivid visuals than the LCD display on the iPhone 7 Plus.
Fast Company
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Like Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger before it, Facebook is co-opting Snap's bright ideas and trying to make them its own. Like Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger before it, Facebook is co-opting Snap's bright ideas and trying to make them its own. For years now, Mark Zuckerberg has been confidently predicting that within half a decade, video will become the dominant form of video that folks share on Facebook. That expectation has led to features such as Facebook Live video streaming . But when it comes to encouraging people to share, the app's primary call to action—the question "What's on your mind?" and a text field—has continued to emphasize words over visuals. Read Full Story
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Translate has gone through a couple of changes with a new updates rolling out today. A look through the app turned up an enhancement to the standard word translation screen that now includes definitions, example phrases, and synonyms. The navigation drawer has also been updated to include an account switcher, not to mention a slight tweak to the visuals. If you're eager to get your hands on the new version, hit the download link at the end of the post. Read More Google Translate v5.8 adds dictionary-style definitions, an account switcher, and simplifies phrasebook syncing [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Techradar
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Releasing a slim version of the PS4 Pro would be an ideal opportunity for Sony to add this feature. Dolby Atmos support for games This isnt absolutely essential, but introducing Dolby Atmos support for games would be a nice addition to the PS4 Pro Slim and really add to the 4K HDR visuals it offers. At the moment, the Xbox Insiders are able to access Dolby Atmos sound when watching Ultra HD Blu-rays on their consoles. There are rumors circulating that this support will soon extend to games, making the Xbox a full Dolby Atmos experience. Itd be sensible, then, for Sony to begin introducing this to PlayStation in order to be able to claim that it offers similarly immersive gaming experiences. An extra HDMI port Ok, now were getting into really nerdy AV territory, but it would be absolutely great if we could get a second HDMI port on our new gaming behemoth.
Quick Sprout
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I enjoy sites with a minimalist feel, like this: In fact, that’s what I aim for on Quick Sprout, Crazy Egg, and NeilPatel.com. I recommend doing the same for your website. Although you dont necessarily want it to seem sterile, a simple, fresh design should put your visitors at ease and lower your bounce rate. 5. Crappy imagery The wordcrappy” may seem vague, but I think you know what I mean. I refer to bad stock photos that come across as inauthentic. Kind of like these: “Overly corporatestock photos are the worst. Of course, visuals are important. As Loyalty Square reports, a research conducted by the Seoul International Color Expo 2004 suggested that 92.6% people take into concern the visual factor while making purchases 84.7% of the total respondents think that color is [more] important than many other factors while choosing products for buying.
Home Designing
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A large black sofa and a few black ornaments are a dramatic contrast, while a grey carpet provides a solid base and relieves some of the contrast. Designer: Geometrix Speaking of dramatic contrasts, this living room is full of them. Combined this room is a pleasure to return home to and just relax with the evening newspaper or sit back and survey your kingdom. Designer: Geometrix Glass, mirrors and lights are all key features to the design in this living room. Forget traditional lighting, this living room employs geometric patterns and LED lighting to illuminate its various design features. The room is an ideal place to host guests, with the large couch and stunning visuals. Source: 3D Allusions How do you add depth to your living room? Why not add 3-D wallpaper? It will bring the space to life and make for a spectacular accent wall! Designer: Atmosphere Interior Design With monochromatic color palettes, there is usually space for one or two bold colors that look interesting; this designer used black, white and gold to create a chic, luxurious living room.
SABC Digital News
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" 9) Aardman Animations The studio behind Wallace Gromit released this clever, animated take on client conference calls that will certainly get some knowing chuckles from agency folks. In Visualise This," the group debates the merits of various abstract strategies ("We need something big! Something epic!") without ever getting into specifics or details. It's not just funny, it's an impressive demonstration of what Aardman is capable of. "I really wanted to create a piece that could showcase a variety of disciplines I’ve learnt along the way at Aardman, as well as my passions and influences in street culture," said Aardman designer and director Danny Capozzi, in an interview with Adweek . "Around this same period, I had a series of perplexing conference calls, and that’s when the lightning bolt hit me, to merge the spitballing and often circular nature of a call with a scatter gunning of eye-candy visuals.
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You can then customise each element, add your own captions and text, and share the results over email, Facebook, Twitter and more. The service is a little expensive for the casual user, but if you'll make use of Animoto regularly it might be worth a look. If you're interested, the company offers a 14-day trial of the Pro plan, which offers everything we've described here and a lot more. Platform: Web, iOS, Android Price: From 8 ($10) a month (paid annually) You can buy Animoto here Avid has been developing film and video editing tech since 1989, and its Avid Media Composer package has been the main player in the film and TV industry for more than 20 years. It's been used everywhere from massive cinema titles like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Martian, to the HD visuals of games such as Squadron 42 (the single player campaign of Star Citizen).
Bit Tech Forums
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Team Group DDR4 T-Force XTREEM RAM Review 4x4GB @ 3466mhz Website : http://www.teamgroupinc.com/en/product/T-Force Gaming/Gaming Memory Modules/DDR4 MEMORY MODULES/XTREEM DDR4 Video : Visuals RAM comes nicely packed inside a vibrant well advertised and designed box. open the box and you'll find your modules in either Silver or Gold. I got the gold kits. One of the first things you'll notice is the striking brushed effect on the gold. The modules feel very premium, the weight alone makes you feel like you're holding something very expensive. It's extremely well designed and although the heat spreaders are aluminium, it feels like rough hematite. (Always cold stone) When i hold both the Xtreem and another brand in my hand, the Xtreem is heavier and feels like i could through it at a wall and not break it (not that i'll be testing that) Specifications and Features For this i've just pulled the details directly from the website, to save your time reading through an unorganised list ? The finest crafted heat spreader with unique trench design ? High-efficiency aluminum heat spreader ? 10 layers of circuit board ? Selected high quality SAMSUNG original IC chips ? 1.
Voice Of America
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But the most redeeming character is Spud, played by Ewen Bremner. The hopeless addict, stuck in an endless loop of addiction and rehab, attempts suicide but is saved by Mark Renton. “There are scenes in it which we benefited from addicts who told us that ‘you can’t really eradicate addiction,' what they do in modern treatment is replace it with another obsession, an alternative obsession which is often sports. But in Spud’s case, it’s actually this writing and it was certainly true in Irvine Welsh’s case, the original writer. So, the film becomes ironically full of hope by the end," says Boyle. Spud goes on to write the original story of Trainspotting. Boyle says he wants to create this loop between the two films, showing that despite our aging process, our outlook to life is not linear. Like any other Danny Boyle film, Trainspotting 2 offers exuberant music, electrifying visuals, brutal scenes and yet its success lies in the honesty and tenderness with which the filmmaker and screenwriter John Hodge treat the aging characters.
Windows Blog
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Another effect is Blur; to make the app even more beautiful, I added a Blur background image for each show episode so users can get visuals along with the description of the episode. And the Helpers can reduce the amount of code needed to read/save data in the application, to register background tasks or even to push notifications. To simplify, it is the combination of the current Windows 10 SDK and the added elements in UWP Community Toolkit that helped me to achieved a really beautiful app with the least effort. Did you run into any glitches or issues in creating your app? If so, what were they? HD: There are always glitches in code. I often refer to them as features. I contributed to the toolkit in places I thought it could do better. Hermit Dave DB: I remember that there was a bug with the HamburgerMenu in v1.1. The property SelectedIndex could not be changed in code-behind.
Quick Sprout
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Countless other products have been developed, many of which are cooler and sexier. But Basecamp still retains its status and continues to be one of the big dogs. I love its clean interface and how intuitive it is. It’s very non-intimidating even for the most non-tech-savvy of marketers. 10. Trello At this point, you probably know I’m big on visuals. Images make it easier for me to absorb information and stay on top of my game. That’s why I love Trello. It involves a system of boards where you can communicate with colleagues and keep tabs on project progress. It can easily be scaled up or down as necessary and can really boost productivity. I know many people who swear by it. 11. Asana This is another visual-oriented platform that I’ve used on several occasions. I prefer Basecamp over Asana, but it’s the number one team-collaboration platform for many marketers.