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Techradar
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Taking place in a new Hawaii-inspired region called Alola, Sun and Moon introduce all new creatures to catch, characters to meet, and locations to explore. Though the familiar core mechanics are still there, Sun and Moon make a lot of interesting changes to a franchise that isn't known for doing so. By scrapping gyms for island trials, introducing an entirely new battle mode, and greatly improving visuals Sun and Moon make for a refreshing update. Never before has a Pokémon game had quite so much character. Although the Sun and Moon versions of the game are mostly the same, each version features exclusive Pokémon, so you'll have to trade with other players (online or offline) if you want to catch 'em all. Level 5's Professor Layton games consistently offer some of the best puzzle solving gameplay on the Nintendo 3DS so it's really something to say that Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is possibly the best of the bunch.
Techradar
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It works with Samsungs Gear VR and enables them them to read books and watch TV with more clarity than theyd have otherwise. It works by using a mobile app which, when inserted into the Gear VR, can enhance the quality of visuals and even text on screen. Not only that, it can remap blind spots by displacing images and can correct distorted images caused by metamorphopsia using an Amlser grid. Monitorless is a solution that uses a combination of VR and AR to enable users to use their smartphones and PCs without a monitor. It works by using a pair of glasses that resemble a regular pair of sunglasses to view the content on the device. Theres an interesting video of how the product is intended to work below: The final solutions are intended to help consumers make informed decisions before making large purchases in the areas of home and travel.
TopRank
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Use photos and video to take followers behind the scenes at your company. Introduce employees and show them at work. Give viewers a tour of your headquarters. Take them with you to corporate events. Instagram supports videos up to 60 seconds long, which is just enough time for a quick how-to or a few words of advice. Keep it non-promotional and valuable, and you can start to grow an organic audience. Even though Instagram is a visual platform, dont worry about having the most polished, professional-looking visuals. You’re better off actually using the tools Instagram provides to create authentic-looking images that match the platform’s look and feel. #3: Connect Your Instagram Account to Facebook Business Manager Facebook owns Instagram, so you will be posting your ads through Facebook’s Business Manager. That means the basic process for creating Instagram ads should be familiar to anyone who has run campaigns on Facebook.
Design Milk - Art
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Imagine your favorite song for a moment – not just the melody or rhythm, but also any visuals that emerge when attuned to the memory of this song. Does the music spread wide and evenly, remain compact and intense, or oscillate wildly in all directions? Audiographa – a personal project of print, web and UX designer Eric Zwierzynski , begun in 2016 with the intent of creating 260 computer-generated vector g
BMW Blog
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The BMW tuning community is one of the largest in the world, thanks to its fan who often love to change the visuals and performance of their cars. And while some BMWs are in need for a visual upgrade, there is the other group of cars that are perfect just they way they are, like for example the M4 GTS. But the owner of this beautiful Alpine White BMW M4 GTS who received his vehicle only a few weeks ago has decided to further personalize his racing car and headed over to AUTOCouture Motoring for some fine tuning. The build started off with visual modifications. These, in turn, give the M4 GTS an even more aggressive look. First, the PSM Dynamic rear diffuser and lower tray were installed. These help with additional rear section stability and improve cornering performance. Next on the upgrade list was a set of Sterckenn upper front fangs painted in Acid Orange.
Ars Technica UK
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Video courtesy of Columbia Pictures. (video link) Weve had our eye on Columbia PicturesLIFE ever since the first trailer dropped back in October . In the film—due in theaters on March 24—a six-person crew of scientists and astronauts aboard a souped-up movie version of the International Space Station intercept a Mars sample return probe; on examination, the probe appears to have brought back at least one viable cell of life from the surface of Mars. The visuals of a crew working on and in a near-future International Space Station had that same feeling of verisimilitude that made Gravity so compelling to watch—but the movie’s premise seemed to undermine the visualsattempts at accuracy. Because, of course, that single cell of life quickly transforms into a space monster and starts killing people. Read 19 remaining paragraphs | Comments
The Huffington Post
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Smith wore a casual red track suit and, as always, looked like Will Ferrell . Klinghoffer contorted his body as he ripped through their new (and awesome) album, The Getaway , as well as fan favorites Suck My Kiss and Californication. Trippy visuals played on the big screen behind the band, and the beautiful cascading lights hanging above the arena resembled the Pacific Ocean waves from the coast the Chili Peppers embody most. Theres no big production at a RHCP show. They dont need it. For them, the recipe for a stellar show is their long-lasting talent, merrymaking and overall tomfoolery. For the encore, Flea came back onstage in a handstand that took him all the way from stage left to stage right. The mischievous Chili Peppers will continue their worldwide tour through September with various openers, including Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue , Jack Irons , BABYMETAL and IRONTOM .
Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge (credit: Rafy/Syfy) Detective Miller's plan started to take shape in this week's episode of The Expanse . We also find out that he had never been on a spacewalk before, despite not having been born down a gravity well. "I'm a city belter," he tells Diogo as they get to work on Eros' docks. On Earth, ErrinwrightJules-Pierre Mao's man inside the UNappears to be completely out of his depth. And who couldn't admire the irony of Holden getting Holdened by the captain of the Marasamus , who threatened to broadcast Holden's actions to the entire system; shades of the Canterbury. We also got treated to some lovely visuals in this week's episode. The aerial shots of Mao's estate for example: acres of manicured lawns and wide open spaces, with the dense sprawl from horizon to horizon just the other side of the wall. Or how about the generation ship Nauvoo firing into life? I adored the way we see its construction scaffold glow red and then yellow-hot as it's caught in the huge spacecraft's engine plume.
Ars Technica
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Enlarge / THE EXPANSE -- "Godspeed" Episode 204 -- Pictured: Thomas Jane as Detective Joe Miller -- (Photo by: Rafy/Syfy) (credit: Rafy/Syfy) Detective Miller's plan started to take shape in this week's episode of The Expanse . We also find out that he had never been on a spacewalk before, despite not having been born down a gravity well. "I'm a city belter," he tells Diogo as they get to work on Eros' docks. On Earth, ErrinwrightJules-Pierre Mao's man inside the UNappears to be completely out of his depth. And who couldn't admire the irony of Holden getting Holdened by the captain of the Marasamus , who threatened to broadcast Holden's actions to the entire system; shades of the Canterbury. We also got treated to some lovely visuals in this week's episode. The aerial shots of Mao's estate for example: acres of manicured lawns and wide open spaces, with the dense sprawl from horizon to horizon just the other side of the wall.
Techradar - Reviews
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Like the PS4, the Xbox One still needs a disc to play. That's a pity, as being to ditch a disc after an install would make for a much more self-contained feel. Dead Rising 3 Getting to graphics and gameplay, a lot has been made of the fact that many third-party games run in full 1080p on the PS4, while the Xbox One versions are 720p. There are indeed sharper visuals to be found on the PS4's versions of Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, but you need a keen eye to tell the difference. Character models often have more detailed textures, and lighting effects can be slightly more impressive on the PS4. However, performance across the two systems is very similar, with equally smooth framerates and load times that are close in length. The 720p vs 1080p situation is still troubling, Microsoft will need to close this visual gap in future releases.
The Week
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It shares five stops with Central line and is designed to take the burden off the Underground’s busiest service. What will it look like on the map? The line, which will be a royal purple and white in honour of the Queen, will take on the style of the DLR visuals rather than the traditional solid colouring of the likes of the Central and Victoria lines. How regular will it be? There are expected to be 24 trains an hour in each direction through the central London section, with the full line carrying half a million passengers a day. As well as this, the service should be a lot faster too – when the Heathrow to Central London part of the service comes into full swing, it should shave a solid twenty minutes off journeys, reducing them to a 40-minute trip. What will it be like inside? The £14bn project will boast all of the mod cons, gifting its users wi-fi as well as a solid 4G connection.
PerezHilton
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There are plenty of celeb cameos in The Weeknd 's new music video, but sadly, no Selena Gomez ! To celebrate his 27th birthday on Thursday, the R&B singer released the sexy visuals to go along with this single Reminder -- and it features just about all of his rapper BFFs! Drake , A$AP Rocky , and French Montana are just a few of the big names to appear alongside the Starboy artist, who definitely seems to be loving life right now! Related: Selena Officially Returns To Music With Kygo Collab! Despite getting shaded by Justin Bieber over his relationship with Selly, the birthday boy killed in a diss track directed at the 22-year-old pop star. Not to mention, he's the lucky guy dating the brunette bombshell! Anyway, get your Abel Tesfaye fill by pressing PLAY on the video (below):
Variety
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Garth DavisOscar-nominatedLion” is essentially two films in one, the first half driven by visuals and backdrops, the second half by language and dialogue and the pervasive power of memory to help form our sense of cultural identity. Emotion is what holds these distinct, real-life stories together — one, the story of a boy... Read more »
Ars Technica
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Video courtesy of Columbia Pictures. (video link) Weve had our eye on Columbia PicturesLIFE ever since the first trailer dropped back in October . In the film—due in theaters on March 24—a six-person crew of scientists and astronauts aboard a souped-up movie version of the International Space Station intercept a Mars sample return probe; on examination, the probe appears to have brought back at least one viable cell of life from the surface of Mars. The visuals of a crew working on and in a near-future International Space Station had that same feeling of verisimilitude that made Gravity so compelling to watch—but the movie’s premise seemed to undermine the visualsattempts at accuracy. Because, of course, that single cell of life quickly transforms into a space monster and starts killing people. Read 18 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Ars Technica
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Video courtesy of Columbia Pictures. (video link) Weve had our eye on Columbia PicturesLIFE ever since the first trailer dropped back in October . In the film—due in theaters on March 24—a six-person crew of scientists and astronauts aboard a souped-up movie version of the International Space Station intercept a Mars sample return probe; on examination, the probe appears to have brought back at least one viable cell of life from the surface of Mars. The visuals of a crew working on and in a near-future International Space Station had that same feeling of verisimilitude that made Gravity so compelling to watch—but the movie’s premise seemed to undermine the visualsattempts at accuracy. Because, of course, that single cell of life quickly transforms into a space monster and starts killing people. Read 18 remaining paragraphs | Comments
SiteProNews
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Every time you write a post, you should be writing to one member of your target audience. How can you speak directly to this person? What problems do you want to solve for him or her? What can you offer? By knowing the answers to these questions, it’s easier than ever before to build a solid blog following that benefits you as much as it does your readers. 6. Play with your content’s format While a blog is a fantastic way to distribute information, dont let yourself get too tied up in the blog format. To compliment your blog and expand your base of fans, you should also be branching out into things like eBooks, podcasts, infographics, videos, and custom visuals. Think of it this way: the broader the net, the bigger the catch. While your actual content should be targeted and niche-focused, the way you format your content should be broad, varied and exciting at all turns.
Techradar
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We would expect to accumulate all manner of similarly useful objects during the course of the game. A shooter with a twist In common with Arkane Studios general ethos, Prey feels like a game where a typical first-person shooter approach wont get you far. In its initial stages, its all about accessing new areas for which you can take a detective-style approach and hunt for clues as to where to find the requisite keycards, or you can study the environment and work out how to sneak in through more imaginative routes. Even in the games early stages, we encountered two different types of aliens, and the tactical use of machinery like turrets will clearly become key. There were some fascinating snippets of back-story to pick up from terminals and voice-recorders, and were expecting Preys lush visuals (clearly created using a much more modern engine than those of Arkane Studios most recent game, Dishonored 2) to be matched by a rich and quirky storyline.
TechCrunch
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Techradar
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We would expect to accumulate all manner of similarly useful objects during the course of the game. A shooter with a twist In common with Arkane Studios general ethos, Prey feels like a game where a typical first-person shooter approach wont get you far. In its initial stages, its all about accessing new areas for which you can take a detective-style approach and hunt for clues as to where to find the requisite keycards, or you can study the environment and work out how to sneak in through more imaginative routes. Even in the games early stages, we encountered two different types of aliens, and the tactical use of machinery like turrets will clearly become key. There were some fascinating snippets of back-story to pick up from terminals and voice-recorders, and were expecting Preys lush visuals (clearly created using a much more modern engine than those of Arkane Studios most recent game, Dishonored 2) to be matched by a rich and quirky storyline.
Sputnik International
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While many traditional image editing computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop rely mostly on working with filters and layers, they dont allow the PC itself to analyze the visuals. Recently software engineers learned how to give computers more creative power.
Expert Reviews
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Samsung CF791 review: Gaming performance When Samsung went through the features of this monitor with me, it outlined how the C24FG70 was aimed at competitive gamers, while the CF791 on review here was more aimed at more casual gamers. To me that suggested the CF791 might suffer from ghosting, motion blur and high input lag, something that’s a VA panel trait. That couldnt be further from the truth. Firing up Counter Strike: Global Offensive , I found the monitor perfectly acceptable for use at a competitive level. It might not hit the 1ms MPRT heights seen on its smaller Samsung C24FG70 sibling, but the CF791 is still a monitor that will satisfy even the most demanding gamer. There was an very slight difference when cycling through the ‘Response Timeoptions in the onscreen menu, with ‘Standardoffering a slightly slower response than ‘Faster’ and ‘Fastest’, but there was no perceived overshoot ghosting in any modes, so I was able to use the monitor set to ‘Fastest’ without having to worry about ruining the visuals.
SiteProNews
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Linking your content with real time events makes it seem more present and current to consumers, and your message is more likely to be transmitted across broad channels. Everyone wants to go viral of course, but that shouldnt necessarily be your goal, since it’s a lofty one. What you really want to do is put your content on a trajectory toward the right people. For example, if your industry is home goods and your biggest customer base is the archetypal yoga mom who will care about the first day of spring, offering a big, splashy visual of new fabric patterns hooked in with ideas related to spring, with a promo code, is a good way to get the information making the rounds. Not only are visuals always attractive and more shareable on almost every form of social media, but it also offers your potential customers something of value. When it comes to social media content, you need to take into account the very human element.
Techradar - Reviews
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The P9s aluminum unibody design has been traded in, with a smooth, flat plastic back instead adorning this device. Its not a bad looking phone, far from it, but neither does it have the wow factor, even in this price bracket. This plastic back feels robust, but its also a bit slick, offering little in the way of grip. Its also a step back from some of the competition. The all metal bodies of the Wileyfox Swift 2 X and Honor 6X blow the P9 Lite away. In terms of overall visuals and ergonomics, the P9 Lite has a few details that give it an edge though. Despite featuring a 5.2-inch display, the phone doesnt feel particularly big. It carries its 147g evenly across its body, features minimal bezels and at a mere 7.5mm slim is barely any thicker than the 7.1mm thick iPhone 7 . It also makes the 9.8mm thick Moto G4 Plus feel positively plump.