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Monday, July 2, 2018

Custom iPhone Cases That Stand Out From The Crowd

This custom iPhone cases article is originally published blog.unlimitedcellular.com.

We all love our iPhones and do everything to keep them safe and intact. Scratches and other marks mar the looks of the iPhone.  A cell phone cases is just what’s needed to retain the appearance of the iPhone and keep it looking new, check out this custom iPhone cases.


There are many different iPhone cases to consider. From plain ones, to glittering, or designed ones and even 3D Designs, there are many options to choose from. However, is there a way to make the case special and stand out from the crowd?


The Style of Custom iPhone Cases

An iPhone case is not just a protection iPhone accessories, but can also be a style statement. What better than a custom iPhone case to send a message or be outstanding? Right? What better way than to tailor-make an custom iPhone case to stand out from the crowd?


Now, there is a way if you want to go the iphone cases customized. You can choose what you want as your iPhone case and ditch the normal iPhone cases that are taken off shelves.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

3D Rendering Help You Boost Sales



These days business world is on the hike, each and every company is working hard to get best sales and to earn more profit. Not just that, the company are making and introducing new strategies to improve their overall performance in the market. 3d rendering companies in Canada are another field where people are working on boosting the sales.

However, there are lots of things that should be taking care of boosting up the sales. Well, running an interior designing company is not an easy thing. You should know about your competitors and always stay updated to plan better. Also, these days lost of company are entering in the field of interior designing.

Thus, the competition is getting tough and the survivor power is decreasing. For attracting new clients, the company are spending on making their product more impressive. But again, it's difficult to offer something new in such circumstances where everything is so tied up.

For helping you out, here we are presenting the best lesser known secrets that will help you to boost your sales.

Boost up your sales number with the help of 3D rendering services

Well, the numbers of 3D rendering companies Canada, USA is not low, that means the customer has more options in the market.



In such case, there are some secrets that may help you in identifying what to do so you can attract people and make them choose your product over any other.

1. Improve the quality of the product

Improving your sales doesn't mean degrading your quality, there may be lots of companies in the market but if your quality in the product is different and unique the no matter what not a single company can steal your client. 3d interior rendering services are one of the powerful tools that actually help you to get more attention.

2. Work on creativity

Well in 3D rendering services, the customer will get to know about your creativity. It shows the idea of yours, and apart from this, it also lets people know your mood and atmosphere. Such things are extremely important for a client's side as they will get a better idea of you as well.

3. Upgrade your position in the market

Well, in the market if you are offering 3d interior rendering services then it will also be going to boost up your image in the market. It works as a win-win situation in both cases. You can enter into the new level of market and target better potential clients. It wills surely going to boost your sales but also the reputation of the company.

4. Invest for once but earn for a long time

For any company, it's important to invest in good things that can help them in earning more in future. Talking about 3D services, adding such thing will uplift your price in the market. Also going to increase your overall business flow.

5. Will get fast potential clients

Getting projects in such industry where the number of competitors is high is kind of difficult. But with these services, you can offer something different to your clients who will help you in getting better projects and clients.



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Friday, June 22, 2018

10 REASONS TO USE VRAY FOR ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING

10 REASONS TO USE VRAY FOR ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING
Vray Rendering
This article is originally published at Realspace3d.com.

 Why is Vray so popular among 3D artists and why is it  Vray and Architectural Rendering work so well together? The rendering powerhouse is used to create 3D models, special effects, and graphic design. V-Ray has been the most sought-after program on the market. Although the software doesn’t retail for cheap, it has remained a popular choice for designers since its launch in 2007. This begs the question: what makes it so good?

READ: 3D Rendering Help You Boost Sales 

THE ROLE OF RENDERING MACHINES

Before we get into the skinny of the V-Ray software and its advantages, let’s go through the role of rendering machines. V-Ray rendering generates the image from a 3D model, most commonly 3ds Max.

To illustrate, imagine creating a clay sculpture. This clay sculpture acts as your 3D model. Now that you have your 3D model, you may want to share it with your coworkers right now. As you can’t bring your clay sculpture around, you take a picture with your camera. The picture of your clay sculpture is what you send to your boss or friends. The camera acts as your rendering machine.

Rendering machines and software essentially translate your model into a flat image. The latter can be printed and/or shared online—allowing you to get your ideas across. For industries that rely heavily on the software, it’s important they provide an accurate translation of their models. This is emphasized in architecture applications and design, where everything is up to scale.

V-RAY HISTORY

3D rendering software, like V-Ray, were already used in the late 90s and the early 2000s. Their applications are still the same for today: graphic design, architectural modeling, and special effects. Chaos Group, the company behind V-Ray, was a small 3D design and animation studio headquartered in Bulgaria.

In 1997, the group had to render atmospheric effects. Unsatisfied with the render plug-ins at the time, the group decided to create their own. Atmos Blender, the company’s in-house rendering engine, was created. Little did they know that would be the backbone for V-Ray, which was released to the public five years later.

Artist support was satisfactory in V-Ray’s early years for architectural rendering. However, it wasn’t until 2008 that V-Ray gained attention in artist communities. It became a software to look out for. Without missing a beat, Chaos Group released an interactive version, V-Ray RT, and the much-anticipated V-Ray Maya. The rest, as they say, is history.
V-Ray continues to be a preferred choice within professional artist circles. It has been used to create special effects in films, simulate living conditions for architectural settings, and produce hyper-realistic images.

Top 10 reasons we prefer using V-Ray for Rendering

1.) CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE
2.)   THE OPTIONS AREN’T LIMITED TO LIGHT AND MATERIALS
3.) SEAMLESS EXECUTION
4.) SYNCS ON MULTIPLE 3D MODELING PLATFORMS
5.) PERFECT FOR ANIMATING
6.) REALISTIC OUTPUTS
7.) VAST MATERIAL AND LIGHTING OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM—AMONGST OTHERS
8.) AN INVESTMENT TO LAST
9.) FASTER THAN THE REST
10.) THE COMMUNITY

Thursday, June 21, 2018

B.C. government will create public registry to reveal who owns real estate

VANCOUVER—In an effort to crack down on tax avoidance, the B.C. government will create a public registry to show who owns real estate in the province.

B.C.’s finance minister says the province has gotten a reputation for being a place to invest anonymously and hide wealth.


“Right now in B.C., real estate investors can hide behind numbered companies, offshore and domestic trusts, and corporations,” said Carole James in a statement. “Ending this type of hidden ownership in real estate will help us fight tax evasion, tax fraud and money laundering.”

In May, the Canada Revenue Agency reported it had identified nearly $600 million in unpaid taxes over the past three years by taking a closer look at Vancouver and Toronto’s real estate markets.

CRA continues to warn of “compliance risks” in Vancouver and Toronto’s overheated housing markets. Several factors contribute to the increased risk, says CRA: a questionable source of funds to buy properties, property flipping, unreported GST, unreported capital gains and unreported worldwide income.

The B.C. government says the new registry will be the first of its kind in Canada. Government will have to pass new legislation to enable the registry, and the public can give feedback on the proposed new rules until August 19.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Canadian Real Estate Sales Have Worst May In Over 10 Years

Canadian real estate sales continued to slump, any way you cut the numbers. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) numbers show May sales, usually the peak of the year, are significantly lower than last year. In fact, it was some the worst May numbers for Canada over the past decade.

Seasonally Adjusted Versus Non-Seasonally Adjusted

If you already know the difference, skip this. For those that don’t, seasonal adjustments remove the seasonal swings from data sets. Economists generally prefer the adjustment, to help decipher month-over-month performance. For example, few real estate sales happen in winter, and more in the spring. Seasonal adjustments tend to lower the spring sales numbers, and inflate winter as “an adjustment.” The result is a nice and pretty lines on chart, using a timeline of numbers that didn’t happen.

The usefulness of seasonal adjustments are often questioned, especially in the US. I once heard a Wall Street analyst ask “how is it useful to compare two fictional numbers?” Analysts that hate seasonal adjustments, will prefer unadjusted year-over-year changes. Today we’ll be going over both, just for the sake of completeness.

Canadian Real Estate Sales Are Down Over 15% When Seasonally Adjusted

Let’s start with the industry’s seasonally adjusted numbers. CREA reported 36,373 adjusted sales across Canada, a 0.1% decline from the previous month. This represents an annual decline of -15.03% compared to the same month last year. This is the worst adjusted month since December 2012, and the worst seasonally adjusted May in over 10 years.

Canadian Real Estate Sales

The total number of monthly sales that passed through the MLS, both unadjusted and seasonally adjusted.

Canadian Real Estate Sales Are Down Over 16% When Not Adjusted

Unadjusted, we see sales made a slightly larger deline. CREA numbers show 50,640 unadjusted sales across Canada in May. The annual decline works out to 16.42%, making it the largest annual decline for a May since 2008. This is the second year we’ve seen May’s peak sales decline, potentially indicating sales are in a downtrend. When not using the industry’s seasonally adjusted numbers, it’s the worst May since 2011. Still not great, but better than not even being able to even find a May with worse sales.

Canadian Real Estate Sales Annual Change

The annual percent change of real estate sales, both unadjusted and seasonally adjusted.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A Complete Guide to Dummy Phones

complete guide to dummy phones

Have you always thought that real smart phones are in display of a cell phone shop? We hate to break it to you but you have been duped! Those are dummy phones most of the time. A dummy phone, or a non-working phone, is used commonly as a representation to indicate that the store have that model. More importantly, this is used to prevent theft of expensive phones.

You may have search the web and find no luck in searching info about these dummy phones. Well, fear not. This guide will delve into what's inside a dummy mobile phone, how to spot a one from a real one, some examples of realistic toy cellphones and where to find wholesale dummy cell phones.

 

What a Dummy Phone Interior Looks Like

You may think that it looks real from the outside. But, one Youtuber opened a Samsung toy phone to show what actually is inside of it in this video. Spoiler alert: don't be surprised if we find no electronics in there.

First, he removed the top case (the one with the screen) and we can see that it's just a cheap plastic that's just glued to the metal body. The Menu button can easily be detached as well. Then, he showed the back part. He opened the cover and a thin metal sheet, which represents a battery, is attached in the middle. The camera is just a lens that is fastened on to what seemed to be the receiver.

 

Comparing a Dummy iPhone to a Real iPhone

Due to lack of resources online, we refer again to this Youtube video comparing a dummy iPhone 6 to a real iPhone 5s. The Youtuber who uploaded this first unboxed the iPhone dummy and when he flipped it, we can see that there is no Apple logo on the back. He said that the dummy iPhone 6 fits more comfortably in his hand than the actual iPhone 5s. The ports and buttons are really perfect replicas of the real ones.

 

Fake vs. Real: The True Test

fake vs dummy phone

Do you want to know if a phone is a counterfeit? These are some warning signs that you should look out for:

SUBTLE APPEARANCE DIFFERENCES: You might find it hard to search for differences at first glance because the fake one's aim is to really fool you. However, a keen viewing might lead you to some obvious ones. Observe the color, location of buttons, size or spelling of the brand name. Counterfeiters are able to copy almost all the phone's details down to very small ones. Therefore, it makes it more difficult to tell if a phone is original. As much as possible, you need to view the phone in person to scrutinize it properly.

FEATURES: iPhones made from China are the best example for this. One can hardly tell the difference between an Apple-made from China-made from the outside. But, once you opened them, the features are way too different. China-made iPhone iTunes app lead to Spotify. Like, what the heck? Then, the counterfeit display is much dimmer compared to the authentic one. The point here is you need to read the specs of the phone you are targeting to buy before making that purchase.

FUNCTIONALITY: Bogus phones are occasionally made out of cheap sub-standard components. Processing speeds are much slower. Also, operating systems might have missing essentials. That's why the phone may not be compatible with affiliated software and applications.

WARRANTY: All manufacturers have a limited warranty for their products. One give away to tell if it is a fake one is when it doesn't have a policy wherein you can return a damage product. So, beware!

PRICE: This might be the biggest sign that your phone is a counterfeit. If it's a lot cheaper than the actual price, you might want to reconsider this. Remember to opt for quality rather than cheap without a guaranteed satisfaction.

 

Realistic Toy Phones Available at Unlimited Cellular

dummy phones

LG Vortex VS660 Replica Dummy Phone is available in bulk packaging. Some android phones for dummies are Samsung Omnia II I920 Replica, Samsung Galaxy Tab SCH-i800 Replica and LG Chocolate Touch VX8575. These are also available in bulk packaging. They look and weigh the same as the real phones they model. They are frequently used as kids' toys or shop displays.

 

Where to find Wholesale Dummy Cell Phones

You can find affordable wholesale options for dummy phone needs at us, Unlimited Cellular. You can always save more when you buy in bulk.

Source: blog.unlimitedcellular.com

 

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Friday, October 6, 2017

The Benefit of LED's

LED’s are the future of kitchen lighting. Now that incandescent bulbs are no longer available to purchase and with plans on the horizon to also phase out halogen bulbs, now is the time to consider incorporating LED’s within your kitchen along with a trimless downlights.

LED Glass Shelf Clip Lights

LED’s are often thought of as producing a ‘cold’ light; however this is no longer the case. LED’s are now available in a range of different colour temperatures including cool white, natural white (daylight) and warm white, so there is a shade to suit any style of kitchen cabinetry.

If you have a contemporary, high-gloss finish then a cool white led downlight will work well, or for more traditional kitchen designs opt for a warm white, which will highlight the effect of the grain in the wood. The strength of light is also greater than that from halogen bulbs, and if you are looking for a more intense output, HD LED’s are also becoming widely popular.

In fact, HD LED’s run at under 2W on average and will provide the same level of light as a 20W halogen fitting. So, not only do LED’s provide fantastic results, but they will help the environment and save you money too!

Sensio HD LED Linkable Strip Lighting

The low wattage of LED lighting means that your energy consumption can be reduced by over 90%, lowering the cost of your bills at the same time. Save more energy for using a same mechanism like wall switch inside a bathroom.

Halogen bulbs produce an excessive amount of wasted energy, which is harmful to both your wallet and the environment. To give you a better idea, 90% of the energy used with halogen bulbs is wasted and converted into radiant heat. LED’s are a far safer option as they will not over heat and do not produce UV or IR rays.

In terms of how long each type of lighting lasts for, again there is no competition. LED’s are expected to last for 40,000 hours, that’s approximately twelve and a half years, compared to a lifespan of just 3,000 hours with a halogen alternative! This means less replacement bulbs and less maintenance, which will also save you money in the long run. Did you know that you could save approximately £50.58 per year on electricity and bulb costs on each light fitting if you change from halogen to LED?

If you are in the process of planning a new kitchen design, make LED lighting a must-have feature. Once you have experienced the quality of light and the cost saving benefits, you will never go back!\

Source: thekitchenthink.co.uk

 

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Samsung teams up with ADT for new SmartThings-powered home security system

ADT Home Security

Samsung announced a new SmartThings-powered home security system today, but with an interesting twist: the company has partnered with ADT, a professional home security company, to provide optionalsecurity monitoring services. The end result is a product that combines DIY smart home products with professionally installed and monitored security systems, for what may be the best of both worlds.

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The base bundle is the $549.99 ADT Home Security Starter Kit. It comes with the Security Hub, two door and window detectors, and a motion detector. The Security Hub, in addition to serving as the base station for the rest of the devices, also serves as a SmartThings hub for controlling and connecting other SmartThings devices. Samsung will be selling additional expansion kits that add other sensors for things like fire, carbon monoxide, and water. On its own, the kit is more or less the same as other DIY home security products from companies like Nest or Abode.

The ADT partnership comes with optional professional monitoring, which you can sign up for in the app. The company is promising that no phone calls or contracts are required, and that customers will be able to activate or cancel service at any time. Monthly monitoring starts at $14.99 for life safety and $24.99 for security services.

But don’t confuse the Samsung / ADT system with a full-blown, professionally installed setup. It’s still a DIY home security product that customers will be able to buy and install themselves. It will be available online and at Best Buy when it launches on October 29th.

Article Source: theverge.com

 

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Virtual Reality Sound in The Turning Forest

In April 2016, The Turning Forest premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and made it into Wired.com's eight favourite VR pieces at Tribeca.

The Turning Forest is a magical sound-led VR fairytale written by Shelley Silas and directed by Oscar Raby. It was created for the Oculus Rift and at Tribeca we also used a SubPac (a haptic vest) to enhance the audio experience. The experience took place in a magical forest installation built from acoustic blankets to reduce the noise levels.

The original production was one of three short dramas that were commissioned by the EPSRC Programme Grant S3A: Future Spatial Audio for an Immersive Listener Experience at Home (EP/L000539/1) and the BBC as part of the BBC Audio Research Partnership. Eloise Whitmore and Edwina Pitman produced a short audio feature (above), telling the story of how The Turning Forest went from research project to film festival.

BBC Click recently featured The Turning Forest after its world premiere at Tribeca. They give a great introduction to binaural sound and the work that we're doing on this project and beyond. The full episode is available on the iPlayer but the piece on the Turning Forest is embedded below.  I also give a little more technical detail on how the 3D sound was created.

There has been a lot of discussion about the importance of sound in virtual reality this year compare to architectural rendering 3D. There are now tools available for creating and distributing 360˚ and VR experiences with dynamic binaural sound i.e. headphone sound that gives a 3D spatial impression and updates according to your orientation. With the Turning Forest VR project our aim was to demonstrate the impact that high-quality 3D sound production can make in virtual reality content like a 3d floor plan. To achieve this we built two major components of our audio research work into a production workflow for VR, dynamic binaural rendering interior design and the Audio Definition Model.

Our binaural production system, previously used to create the Fright Night radio dramas, was used to make a broadcast quality sound mix for headphones, using real-time tracking to adapt the 3D audio scene to the listener’s orientation. It was integrated with a synchronised 360˚ video viewer to allow for spatial alignment of visual and sound sources, as previously used on the Unearthed production for BBC Taster.

The big difference between this and previous projects was that this was not just 360˚ video production but virtual reality, where a 3D world was created using computer graphics and the listener could move within the scene (within a limited range). We created the audio first and then commissioned the wonderful Oscar Raby and his VRTOV studio to help us to turn it into a VR experience. Therefore we needed a workflow that allowed them to build an interactive visual world around our 3D sound scene. Using the Audio Definition Model, we could export the audio sources and their dynamic position data into a single WAV file from the binaural production system.

Our software for binaural rendering and handling the Audio Definition Model was then built into plug-ins for the Unity game engine, which was used by VRTOV to produce the graphical content. So we could export our complete object-based 3D audio mix from the audio workstation to the game engine via a single file.

One additional trick that we used for the installation at the Tribeca festival was to add a low frequency effects signal through a device called a SubPac, a backpack that translates the LFE into body vibrations. This shook the listener with the footsteps of the creature in the forest, which was fun.

We plan to give more details on these tools and the workflow in a technical paper in the future. There was obviously a lot learned during this process similar to exterior 3d rendering which can be improved upon with further development, but we feel it allowed us to create a rich and immersive sound scene that greatly enhanced the virtual reality experience.

The Turning Forest VR would not have been possible without the excellent work of a large team of talented audio engineers:

BBC R&D Developers
Richard Taylor
Richard Day
Tom Nixon

S3A Researchers
James Woodcock
Andreas Franck
Phil Coleman
Dylan Menzies

Sound Production Team
Eloise Whitmore
Tom Parnell
Steven Marsh
Ben Young
Paul Cargill

Head of BBC R&D Audio Team
Frank Melchior

The original production was one of three short dramas that were commissioned by the EPSRC Programme Grant S3A: Future Spatial Audio for an Immersive Listener Experience at Home (EP/L000539/1) and the BBC as part of the BBC Audio Research Partnership. They have already been used in several research studies. The content itself is available in object-based Audio Definition Model WAV files from the University of Salford and a paper discussing the production was presented at the AES Convention in Paris.

Source: bbc.co.uk

Thursday, October 17, 2013

New Added Guides in FFXIV Killer Guides

New Added Guides in FFXIV Killer Guides

Killerguides FFXIV ReviewIf you read my previous review about Killer Guides FFXIV, here is just continuation of the guide. As I found an interesting development with the guide as they release new set of guides, the Arcanist Guide and the Lancer Guide.

Both guide help you to how to level fast as fast of one week, recommendation on what equips to wear and skill rotation to maximize your character full potential. They will provide you some tips and techniques in pulling strategies, skill rotations and tactical gameplay in systematic manner, this will easily double your soloing efficiency. Also with this guides it will teach you how to monetize your character by providing you some on areas and monsters to kill that bring greater profit and for you to earn more gil. Of course the info is limited unlike their gil guide, which contains the most effective ways on how to earn gil.

Now they have five guides to choose from depends of your need. But if you buy this guide in bundle, you can have all this for $49.99. Compose of 5 guides and total of 460 pages to read with.

If you still undecided to have this or not, hope this Killer Guide FFXIV review can help you out. Also read user’s feedback about this guide as well as Killer Guide coupon codes.

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