Archive for May, 2007

Advertising: The WWF Billboards

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With its billboard design for a Global Warming awareness campaign the “WWF” has demonstrated that clever advertising and eco-friendliness is a good match.

The WWF billboard for this campaign uses a specially shaped awning that casts a shadow onto the poster. Throughout the day that shadow rises and illustrates graphically the raising ocean levels on the billboard…
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Electronic Paper: LG Philips demonstrates color A4-size E-Paper

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LG Philips LCD, the world’s second largest liquid crystal display maker, has developed the first A4-sized color electronic-paper.

The flexible display panel which is 35.9cm across its diagonal and just 0.3 millimeters thin can display up to 4096 colors. The company says that the images displayed are comparable in quality to printed pages. The e-paper panel only uses power when the image changes on the display.

…Like the black and white flexible display, the color version uses a substrate that arranges Thin-Film Transistors (TFT) on metal foil rather than glass, allowing it to recover its original shape after being bent. This model includes a color filter coated onto the plastic substrate, allowing it to display color images.

LG.Philips LCD’s use of metal foil and plastic substrate rather than glass substrate makes

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Best HDR images on the web: (Introduction)

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We recently mentioned that one of us will soon be going on a long travel around this planet so we got a professional digital camera to capture some of the impressions and share them later.

During the research for the latest in Digital Photography we also came across what is now called High-Dynamic-Range (HDR or HDRI) photography and tone mapping.

There are a few pretty good tutorials on the web how to achieve these effects and software is now also available to substantially reduce the process steps required (If interested we can provide a list of the best links we found).

But we thought that it might be best to introduce this technique by pointing you to the best HDR images and their creators we found on the web.

So following this post we will put together a small series of articles for each of the web sites we found the most interesting…
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Europe: French Election candidate duel via Web-TV

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Thanks to the unique European TV station landscape were still quite a large group of them is financed by mandatory fees from all TV owners, when those TV stations get innovative they can do things that elsewhere still seem not be possible.

After the BBC has recently got approval to provide parts of its program via Web-TV now European TV station Arte will provide the final TV duel of the two remaining candidates for presidency in France live terrestrial and via Web-TV today at 20:00 GMT. The “show” will be kept available online for at least another week and – like most of Arte’s program – will be available in French and German…
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Video: Mobile devices of the future

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Intel has just recently shown its new generation of a “mobile (UMPC) platform” at the IDF in China that was only briefly demonstrated at the CeBIT earlier this year.

The new “handheld PCs” available later this year will be far more powerful than the current devices but the major steps forward by size, processing power, battery life and displays are expected for 2008.

At the same time Intel introduced its vision of future devices with the video below. Great ideas, we really liked the watch-like device…
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