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28 February 2011 0 Comments

DVD Duplication vs. Replication

Before you can go ahead and produce the DVDs from a master, you need to first understand that there are two main types of production method: DVD duplication and replication. Each type offers certain advantages and disadvantages, so we are going to compare the two right here in this article.

DVD duplication is more or less similar to the process of burning a DVD using your computer. Blank DVDs are used as the base media and the content of the master DVD is duplicated into each DVD using a sophisticated method and special machinery. This allows DVD duplication process to be very quick; a standard 1,000-DVD order can be completed in a matter of 24 to 48 hours.

DVD replication, on the other hand, is much more complicated. The process starts with the creation of an error-free glass master. Once the master is created, raw materials for making the DVDs are inserted into the production machine. Each DVD is manufactured with the data copied directly and simultaneously, so the quality of the results greatly depends on the quality of the glass master.

Now that you understand these two production methods, you can choose the right one to use according to your needs and wants.

21 February 2011 0 Comments

The Strangest animals with Pet Tags

It is true that pet name tags are most common on dogs and cats but since many other animals, not usually classified as domestic animals, have become domestic there is now also a market for the more uncommon animal.

Name tags for any animal

A brilliant advertising campaign emerged for a petting zoo featuring animals, from monkeys to donkeys wearing name tags with clever names.

Here the advertising campaign features ‘Lenny’ the Lama; ‘Paulette’ the mountain buck; ‘Captain’ the Kangaroo; ‘Hobo’ the Monkey and the list goes on. The name tags add character to the animals, making the advertising campaign a great success.

The latest craze in house pets has been the pig, especially the miniature pig. After the movies like Charlottes Web andUptown Girl all featuring pigs as intelligent cute pets, many began buying pigs to roam around the house. Many places offer special name tags for pigs in cute (and funny) shapes.

Animal tagging

With many animals, especially the very rare or wild kind pet tagging is not simply about being cute. Many pets are caught and tagged so that environmentalists can keep track of them.

An example of such is an eastern kingsnake caught and tagged so the environmental educator could study the snake’s behavior.

This technique is known as the mark-recapture technique and is very valuable to Ecologists and Wildlife biologists.

Name Tags for pets have many uses

Weather you buy a name tag for your dog or cat, or for your odd domestic animals, or you use it for a witty advertising campaign, or you use them to study animals. Name tags for pets have many very valuable uses.

4 February 2011 0 Comments

Get more knowledge about the satellite internet services

Some years back, the concept of internet was a wonderful invention for human race. The very idea that you can connect yourself to anyone and everywhere in the globe fascinated people. Dial up connections as well as DSL connections helped in increasing the speed of your internet. The thought of having wireless internet connection made computer scientists develop satellite internet wireless connection. When this technology became available, there were number of firms who had plans about expanding their business using sat-internet technology.

At present we have more than 20 internet service providers using satellites for serving their transmissions. Customers from almost a hundred countries are using this type of internet. You can avail this facility at homes and business institutions as well as government institutions and all kinds of enterprises. It provides high speed internet usage than any other connections having the download speed ranging between 1.0 Mbps to 5.0 Mbps.

The important advantage of the satellite internet facility happens to be its reach. You are able to receive internet signal anywhere in the entire world as the connection is via satellite and there is no requirement of cables and any large equipments. There are rural places far away from towns where you are not able to acquire dial up or DSL web connections. For satellite services, you just require your computer and a receiver, on the roof of the residence or work place. Once you decide to take this connection, an authorized technician in the company will come and make your satellite internet connection possible.

This facility is easy for use and is compatible for both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. This satellite internet has replaced other conventional connection methods such as DSL and dial up connection. But you can avail these satellite services in few countries and also these are costly.

22 January 2011 0 Comments

BlackBerry Playbook

After the release of Apple’s iPad, most top mobile phone and computer manufacturers in the world are announcing tablets after tablets, all designed to be highly impressive. Several Android tablets including Dell Streak and Samsung Galaxy Tab are already entering the market, and they are relatively successful nonetheless. Research In Motion, a company already famous for its BlackBerry handsets, is also announcing their own version of mobile tablet: the BlackBerry Playbook.

BlackBerry Playbook will be officially launched later on this year, but a lot of gadget lovers – including avid BlackBerry users – are already waiting in line for it. One of the main strengths is of course RIM’s push email technology, enabling users to receive emails as soon as they are received on the mail servers. For a tablet to have native push email technology is certainly a huge plus.

The 7” screen is capable of displaying 1024 x 600 pixels resolution; the screen is very impressive in terms of sharpness and color saturation. The capacitive touchscreen interface is also very responsive, so you will enjoy using the tablet and cruising through the features.

Powered by 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, the BlackBerry Playbook also offers true multitasking capability. With iPad, minimized apps don’t really run in the background unless it is a native app. With BlackBerry Playbook, however, switching between apps doesn’t mean the minimized ones stop operating.

There are several other interesting features offered by BlackBerry Playbook, but we are going to discuss them in future updates. Be sure to stay tuned for more right here on this site.

16 December 2010 0 Comments

HTC Gratia

Known as one of the best mobile phone manufacturers in the world, HTC continues to release some of the best mobile phones for us mobile phone users. This next phone we are going to review, the new HTC Gratia, is nothing less than a solid Android phone aimed at a specific market segment. Want to know what HTC Gratia is offering? We are going to find out in this article.

The 3.2″ 256K-color HVGA capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch input used in HTC Gratia clearly states that this phone is targeted to those of you who want to enjoy high quality Android device without having to deal with less-than-compact handsets. Gratia can fit any standard pocket nicely without creating an uncomfortable bulge.

Powering the device is a Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz processor. The phone has 384MB of RAM, slightly more than enough to run Google’s Android 2.2 Froyo smoothly. Since this phone is designed specifically for European market, you can expect support for Quad-band GSM with dual-band HSDPA 7.2Mbps and HSUPA 2 Mbps data connectivity options.

The 5-megapixel built-in camera comes with touch focus, geotagging, and face detection. The camera is also capable of recording VGA video at 20 frames per second; it may not be impressive on paper, but you will be surprised to see the recorded videos for sure.

Inside the sales package you will also find a 2GB microSD card. The phone itself supports microSD cards of up to 32GB, so you will have no trouble at all expanding the storage space when you need to.

9 November 2010 0 Comments

Samsung Series 9 Laptop

It has been a while since we saw a high-end laptop that features gorgeous exterior design – I’m talking about some serious sleek design lines and amazing finishes here. However, the wait will be over soon because Samsung has officially announced the release dates of their new Samsung Series 9 Laptop. With its thin body and great features, Samsung Series 9 Laptop will be a serious contender for Apple’s MacBook Air.

Samsung Series 9 Laptop comes with Intel Core i5 2537M, guaranteeing a superb processing performance for everyday tasks. The laptop is also equipped with 4GB of RAM, so you can expect operations to be rather swift and fluid. Pair the processing power with the preinstalled Microsoft Windows 7, and you have a fantastic laptop to work with in hand.

The internal storage used in Samsung Series 9 is a 128GB SSD. With no mechanical drive used, the Samsung Series 9 can withstand bumps and shocks up to a certain degree. A 13.3-inch LED display is used as the main display unit, featuring crisp and vivid display capability with 1366×768 pixels display resolution.

All those hardware are stored in Samsung Series 9’s gorgeous .68”-thick casing with interesting brushed metal finish. The backlit keyboard is a nice touch nonetheless, allowing you to work comfortably even under low light condition.

The Samsung Series 9 will be available this February. The price for this masterpiece? The retail price would be set at $1,599. This will be one seriously capable contender for Apple’s MacBook Air.