mardi 28 juin 2011

The Specs You Should Pay Attention to (or Ignore) When Buying a New Printer [Hardware]

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Printers have a lot of different specs on the box, and you may think that higher engine speeds, resolutions, and "duty cycles" are important factors in your buying decision. Macworld runs down which features actually matter, and which ones you don't need to worry about. More »


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mardi 21 juin 2011

Futuristic!: Canada Moves To Plastic Money

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plastic-money.jpg Seen here sporting the handsome visage of Mark Twain Sir Robert Borden, the Bank of Canada's governor Mark Carney (who's made out with the bearded lady before but won't admit it) shows off the country's new plastic $100 bill. The $100 will be the first of the bills (Canada's -- several other countries already have plastic/hybrid bills) to be rolled out in polymer form this November, with $50's to follow next March, and the rest to be out by the end of 2013 (if we survive that long).
The polymer bank notes are more durable than paper money. The Bank of Canada expects the new bills to last 2.5 times longer than the paper ones. They're also harder to fake than paper money. Some of the security features built into the new notes include raised ink, hidden numbers and metallic images in see-through windows. The bills feel smooth and slightly waxy. They don't crumple easily, but they do crease when you try, and they don't seem to tear in half.
They don't tear in half?! But how am I supposed to perform my 'ripped bill repairs itself' magic trick? *calling manager* They're on to me -- cancel the Canadian portion of my magic tour, STAT! Get ready for more plastic in your wallet; Canada switching to polymer bills [yahoonews] Thanks to Ken, who's pissed Canadian rappers won't be able to rhyme about "gettin' that paper" anymore. Wait -- CANADA HAS RAPPERS?! "Yeah, Snow." Ahhhhhh. A licky boom-boom down!
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Clean Your Keyboard

via Lifehacker de Whitson Gordon le 31/05/11

No matter how clean you try to keep your keyboard, the dust and oil your fingers pick up over the day are bound to get it a little dirty. Thankfully, all you need is a few household items to give it a really deep cleaning. More »



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Retro Grunge to Your Photos

via Lifehacker de Matthew Rogers le 23/05/11

Pixlr-o-matic is a flash-based webapp that allows users to add effects to images in a way reminiscent of Hipstamatic on the iPhone. The process moves the user through three processing steps, which mimic the effects of old film/developer combinations, lenses, and cropping. Images can either be snapped via webcam, or uploaded to the site straight from the computer. The whole thing takes about a minute, and finished images can either be saved when finished or shared directly through imm.io, which is Pixlr's own image-sharing service. More »



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mardi 14 juin 2011

3D World of Stuart Wade

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Stuart is a designer and visual communicator that has an awesome kick for 3D typography and experiments. The details on his works are absolutely amazing. Check them out!

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For more from Stuart visit www.stuartdwade.com


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Hi there! I'm Paulo Canabarro, 25 years old, Brazilian web designer based in Providence RI, USA. I'm truly passionate about design of all kinds. Finding and sharing inspiration has become part of my life. If you have any suggestions or requests just get @ me - pvpcanabarro@gmail.com For some cool stuff make sure to Follow me on twitter!

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