viewing device



My third film after Point Five and Jealous Gods. It’s in 3D, select side by side mode on any 3D viewing device to watch it in its intended form. Otherwise, just watch one side of it and ignore the other.


I had a great time at the screening and panel! So lovely seeing our favorites in person. The sad news is that recording devices were not allowed. And they were monitoring the audience, but I did manage to sneak a few videos. I’ll try to upload them before I get on the plane home. Please forgive the shakiness and wonky angles, I was trying to keep my camera from view of the recording devices police as they patrolled.

(I have a lot of asks, if I can get to it before I lose internet, I will, otherwise I’ll answer later. I’ll try to put everything with a 6x11 spoiler under a cut.)

If you embed images on AO3, you might have noticed that wide images like covers extend past the screen width on smaller mobile devices. To view the whole image, a reader has to scroll to the right.

There’s an easy fix for this. Go to Skins –> My Work Skins –> Create Work Skin (or edit your existing skin). Enter the following:

#workskin img {
  max-width: 100%;
  height: auto;

This sets your image’s maximum possible width as the width of the element that contains it. So if the image is 800px wide, but its parent is just 600px wide, the image will adjust to fit. Setting the height to adjust automatically ensures the image ratio is maintained. 

Bulk-apply the work skin or just edit the fics with embedded art. If you need help with this, let me know!

ETA: I edited the explanation for why this works so it was more precise, but I wanted to say you can also use this technique on your tumblr theme, if you have elements that extend past their parents. You might have to play around to get it working. Feel free to message me if you get stuck.

addanafaty  asked:

Hi, I've been using krita for like a year and I love it so much but I have an issue with the pictures I saved, when I view them on other devices they always appear darker and more saturated, is there a way to fix this, I would love to know as soon as possible. Thanks.

This has to do with the color management. I cannot tell which toggles you have to toggle because I cannot investigate your device(and the wrong toggles can make the situation worse), so I’ll just direct you to the color section of the manual:

✨Where I&I left off with my latest painting today. Acrylic on canvas board. No editing. Let the transformation begin within.✨🎨✨ Psychedelic healing hand blessing this Planet and all beings with LOVE in this N:0W!!!! Turn up the brightness on your device to view this image captured in island sunshine and tune into this portal of divine bliss purifying every cell within your being. We are magical creatures with a purpose. Living channels of divine light flowing through us as ONE. Honored to be your reflection. Mahalo from the third eye chakra of Kaua'i.✨🌈✨
Fly little bird fly high with the sun. We are one. We are one. We are one.✨

Google Home makes a play for mass appeal with Super Bowl ads


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Many consumers still view smart home devices as expensive, gimmicky, and difficult to use, and the market has remained stagnant as a result.

But Google and other companies that produce voice-activated speakers appear to be making an effort to change this perception, as evidenced by the numerous Google Home ads featured during Super Bowl LI this past weekend.

This is one of the first times a large number of consumers were exposed to the Home, which could potentially drive adoption of not only the speaker, but also the smart home more broadly. Once consumers see the smart home as more than just a luxury, they’ll likely begin to purchase connected devices and build out their ecosystems, especially if they already have a voice-activated speaker like the Google Home or Amazon Echo.

Here’s what Google is trying to do through its promotion of the Home:

  • Google is primarily aiming to bring the smart home to mainstream consumers through these ads. With ownership of smart home devices remaining low and not growing quickly, these ads are an effort to expose smart home products to mainstream consumers. These consumers have not adopted the smart home en masse, and they still see such devices as a luxury rather than a utility. Large-scale ads, however, are the first step toward shifting consumer attitudes. Once consumers have these devices in their homes, they’ll likely want to take full advantage of their utility and purchase other connected devices to build out a full ecosystem.
  • But Google also wants to eat into Amazon’s increasingly dominant market share in the voice-activated speaker market. While the Google Home has gained more abilities after opening to third-party developers late last year, the Echo product line has retained a dominant market share. The low price point of the Dot led to the device being very popular during the holiday season, and the device’s install base drastically increased over the past few months, as Slice Intelligence noted in a recent report. Google hopes to make the Home just as popular as the Echo line, though as BI Intelligence has previously identified, this process will take some time and not be easy for the company.

Overall, these ads point to the role that voice can play in triggering smart home adoption. Voice-activated speakers can be found in a growing number of homes not just because of the convenience and utility they offer, but also because they’re now available at lower price points — the Echo Dot, for example, retails at about $50, and the Google Home retails at about $129.99, versus $179.99 for an original Echo. Further, as device prices come down and device replacement cycles are slowly overcome, consumers could be even more willing to integrate smart home solutions into their lives, something BI Intelligence argued as early as 2015.

As the smart home continues to mature, consumers will increasingly look to pair inexpensive devices with their voice-activated speakers, a phenomenon that will fuel adoption into the mass-market phase.

The U.S. smart home market has yet to truly take off. At its current state, we believe the smart home market is stuck in the ‘chasm’ of the technology adoption curve, in which it is struggling to surpass the early-adopter phase and move to the mass-market phase of adoption.

There are many barriers preventing mass-market smart home adoption: high device prices, limited consumer demand and long device replacement cycles. However, the largest barrier is the technological fragmentation of the smart home ecosystem, in which consumers need multiple networking devices, apps and more to build and run their smart home.

John Greenough, senior research analyst for BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service, has compiled a detailed report on the U.S. smart home market that analyzes current consumer demand for the smart home and barriers to widespread adoption. It also analyzes and determines areas of growth and ways to overcome barriers.

Here are some key takeaways from the report:

  • Smart home devices are becoming more prevalent throughout the US. We define a smart home device as any stand-alone object found in the home that is connected to the internet, can be either monitored or controlled from a remote location, and has a noncomputing primary function. Multiple smart home devices within a single home form the basis of a smart home ecosystem.
  • Currently, the US smart home market as a whole is in the “chasm” of the tech adoption curve. The chasm is the crucial stage between the early-adopter phase and the mass-market phase, in which manufacturers need to prove a need for their devices.
  • High prices, coupled with limited consumer demand and long device replacement cycles, are three of the four top barriers preventing the smart home market from moving from the early-adopter stage to the mass-market stage. For example, mass-market consumers will likely wait until their device is broken to replace it. Then they will compare a nonconnected and connected product to see if the benefits make up for the price differential.
  • The largest barrier is technological fragmentation within the connected home ecosystem. Currently, there are many networks, standards, and devices being used to connect the smart home, creating interoperability problems and making it confusing for the consumer to set up and control multiple devices. Until interoperability is solved, consumers will have difficulty choosing smart home devices and systems.
  • “Closed ecosystems” are the short-term solution to technological fragmentation. Closed ecosystems are composed of devices that are compatible with each other and which can be controlled through a single point.

In full, the report:

  • Analyzes the demand of US consumers, based off of survey results
  • Forecasts out smart home device growth until 2020
  • Determines the current leaders in the market
  • Explains how the connected home ecosystem works
  • Examines how Apple and Google will play a major role in the development of the smart home
  • Some of the companies mentioned in this report include Apple, Google, Nest, August, ADT, Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Lowe’s, and Honeywell.

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This is an experiment playing with the YouTube 360 video feature. Sorry for all of the grain but I wanted to keep render times pretty low. Best viewed on a mobile device with the youtube app. Hope you enjoy.

Jeremy Edelblut

Also it wont work on safari.


Nokia is making a pro level VR camera that’s suitable for live broadcast.The camera, called Ozo, is up for pre-order, bearing a $60,000 price-tag and a shipping date of Q1 next year. The teardrop-shaped device will capture 360° spherical video and 360×360 surround sound to create immersive content for viewing via VR devices. Nokia is dubbing it “the first Virtual Reality camera system specifically designed for professional production”.

Check it out here. 


Our newest video is something a bit different! We created a 360 degree tour of the Solar System, narrated by Crash Course Astronomy host Phil Plait 🚀🌌

(The video is best viewed on an Android device using Google Cardboard​)

4/19/15- Bookworm, er fish

Phineas as a kid.
He loves reading books about various things, usually space and fantasy related though. He prefers reading from books over the more hi-tech viewing devices. They feel more fun…but they’re not common underwater. 

He actually doesn’t get obsessed with machines till a bit later in his life. 


Photographs showing the interior of the tank KV-1 of 1941, production at the Chelyabinsk plant

The interior of the tower. Well seen breech gun ZIS-5. The shooter of the gun was placed to the left of the guns. On the right housed the loader or tank commander. This placement of the crew in accordance with the standards of the time, however, the crew was extremely crowded in this tank.
A view of the devices arrow cannon. Good view of the monocular gun sight periscope surveillance device integrated in the roof, bottom wheel manual displacement control tower.
The view of the gunner seat of a machine gun. The image depicts the machine gun of 7.62 mm DT. Left and right of the machine gun possible to observe further stores a machine gun. This gun built into the back wall of the tower successfully destroyed the enemy infantry flanking from the rear.
The view of the driver’s seat of the tank. At the top center is a surveillance device. Below - instruments and controls tank. On the left you can see the radio station and the venue for the frontal machine gun DT.
Radio station tanks 10-p. In 1942, almost all KV tanks were equipped with radios.
View of the rear part of the hull from the inside. Unlike Western tanks, the Soviet tanks did not have turret baskets.


After Vermeer 2

Completely amazed by this piece at the West Collection…“Utilizing inventive materials and optical tricks, New York-based artist Devorah Sperber re-creates masterpieces of art history in a way that positions them firmly in the contemporary moment. In "After Vermeer 2” thousands of spools of colored thread are arranged in a seemingly abstract pattern that suddenly pulls into focus when viewed through a circular viewing device.“