The browser screen as a frame, the tab navigation as a work of art it is what offers Google with the new extension for Chrome published on the pages of the Web Store platform, inspired by the paintings in the database of Art Project. An additional component completely free, that you open a new tab shows a painting instead of the traditional screen, complete with information on title and author.
An initiative of the collateral Google Cultural Institute, aimed at spreading the knowledge of the works and artists through the Web and tools related to it. A little ‘as happened in recent days with the launch of Street Art Watch Face for smartwatch based Android Wear, the group of Mountain View chooses a tool dedicated to customizing to convey their message of cultural promotion.
The paintings shown automatically change every day: today, for example, it is the turn of Claude-Joseph Verne with “A Calm at a Mediterranean Port”, the work of the late eighteenth century.
By installing and activating the extension, the box containing the boxes for quick access to favorite sites is placed in the lower right of the screen: just one click to display it at the center of the window. Be noted that Google Art Project is currently only available for the desktop version of the browser Chome though not to the mobile set to smartphones and tablets.
With the presentation of the new notebooks from Apple, renews the historic clash between Mac vs PC. Waiting to know the views of users loyal to one or another flag, ASUS , Dell and Lenovo have not lost time, comparing on Twitter some features of the Mac Book 12-inch and their high-end products, ie ZenBook UX305 , XPS 13 and Yoga 3 Pro . On YouTube meanwhile, depopulated a hilarious parody of an Apple engineer.
The new MacBook has a 12-inch screen with resolution of 2304 × 1440 pixels and incorporates an Intel Core M. Apple has removed the fan on the CPU and reduced the size of the motherboard. The notebook also has a thickness of only 13.1 mm, 24% less than the MacBook Air 11-inch. Continue reading
Revolutionize mobility pressing on the pedal novelty. Ford chose the setting of the Mobile World Congress 2015 to present some new solutions and technologies for automotive sphere, studied with the aim of providing a concrete and effectual response to the questions posed by problems as population growth or pollution.
Ford Smart Mobility
The approach chosen is dall automaker multilateral improve the experience offered to those who goes on the road, introduce a model of flexible mobility and create the universe transport more connected, integrated with the mobile device and the potential of the Web . This premise has created Ford Smart Mobility, project, which has already been, discussed in January at the event CES 2015, deepened during the festival in Barcelona.
The road network and infrastructure nowadays available to motorists will be increasingly strained in the future. Within the next two decades, the people who daily put behind the wheel will be four billion. It is therefore necessary to evolve the way of moving, especially in the big cities and towns. For that, Ford has come up with a vehicle that can reach any destination in a fast, practical and without polluting: the bicycle. Continue reading
A new form of mobility, conceived deconstructing the traditional way to move with the aim of making it flexible, sustainable in terms of environmental impact and more convenient for travelers. In other words, smart. Ford has shown at Mobile World Congress 2015 its vision of smart mobility of the prospect, characterized by an innovative knowledge, based on the integration with mobile technologies and based on technologies related to the Web.
Among the experiments, fielded dall automaker to kick off this process of development and Revolution there is the one related to the field of electric bikes, called Handle on Mobility. There are two models presented from the stage of the MWC 2015. One is called Mode: Me and is designed for those who like commuters on a daily to having to deal with traffic congestion in cities. The vehicle, produced in collaboration with Damon is designed to go into action when queues and difficulty in finding parking causing loss of time and stress motorist. Continue reading
Facebook has decided to open the box infinity of gender profiles. After more than a few extensions in recent years, which led to a list of 58 options, the social network of Menlo Park finally opened the “gender box”, making it completely customizable. Another step forward after opening the LGBT community which for now will be available only in the Anglo-American version.
The world’s largest social network Facebook populated as a continent, faces for the first time the issue proceed to raise the question whether it would be appropriate rather than pigeonhole continuously this category to let the user to write as IAPs is defined to be defined changing it at will meaning and time. Continue reading
For the fourth consecutive year, “Mobile World Congress “means not only telephony thanks to Ford extending mobile innovation also mobility on four wheels. The group will use the Barcelona event to illustrate their projects of Smart Mobility with a series of events in the pipeline since the first day of the fair. The introductory press conference will be Monday, March 2 with the presence of Barb, chief operating officer of Ford Europe, Ken Washington, Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford and Don Butler, Executive Director of the Global Development Products Blue Oval.
However, that is not all: the group also organizes a panel on mobility, which will be carried out with partners in the world of Information Technology from the likes of IBM. The Mobile World Congress in 2015 will therefore be a special occasion to be able to translate laboratory projects to the public, explaining exactly what Ford intends to do to shape the future that you see for the world of mobility. Mobile World Congress 2015 The Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona starts on 2 March and promises many new features: new smartphones, new wearable technology and much more. Continue reading
Every year, in the world, they are thrown into the trash about 10 billion disposable batteries. A problem is not insignificant if we consider the ‘ impact on the environment of the material contained in small metal cylinders used to power plans of this type, especially in case of not being approved out proper disposal. One solution is the use of rechargeable models, though not always comfortable because of the requirement to a charger rather cumbersome especially during trips and journeys.
One obstacle to overcome Lighters project launched on the crowd funding platform Kick-starter with the aim (already far exceeded) to collect the $ 15,000 needed to kick off the stage of production and marketing. AA and AAA batteries integrate a micro-USB port for charging via a traditional standard cable fully compatible with those used for smartphones and tablets. A package containing two batteries (regardless of size) costs $ 8, about 7 Euros at current exchange rates, while spending $ 14 (12 euro) you can buy one with four batteries, two for each type. Shipments will begin in July. Continue reading
Digital signage solutions have become indispensable in countless aspects of promotion, marketing, and broadcasting. They give organizations innumerable ways to incorporate multimedia as a way to engage clients and project ads that appeal to any targeted audience imaginable. Consumers are faced with a great deal of stimuli and daily distractions, in and outside the home, so in order to engage your audience effectively, your content has to stand out and grab attention like never before.
Digital signage attracts the focus of customers by broadcasting videos, scrolling information, news updates,and other images in technologically savvy ways. In 2014, the growth of the digital signage industry was astounding. Sign providers account for 250,000 direct jobs and represent over $49 billion in annual revenues in the United States, and in providing signage across the country are becoming an important addition to the North American economy.
Incorporating signage into your current portfolio is a very useful way to reach more consumers and to expand positive communications concerning unique or emerging products. One of the most important traits of digital signs are the way they allow users to incorporate individual touches and unique styles into the way they display information. Users can find multiple images that reflect or showcase their products, services, and creativity. Content creation services are very helpful for individuals who are too busy or intimidated to create strong content on their own. Continue reading
An Italian project but with a global indeed universal literally V-ERAS is the name of the mission took place between 6 and 14 December last from ‘ Italian Mars Society with the aim of exploiting the technologies of virtual reality to give life to an environment able to faithfully reproduce the Martian. The event was staged in Madonna, hosted by Hotel Charlemagne allowing also for hotel guests to observe a part of the experiments.
V-ERAS are the name chosen for the project that will lead to the formation of a virtual environment at low cost, that future astronauts can use to become familiar with Mars before traveling physically on the red planet. An ambitious idea, that in his second step involves the construction of a real station in Europe, within which perform tests and experiments on how to survive on the Martian surface. The purpose of the IMS is therefore to build on the old continent structures alike to those already operating in Utah and Canada, controlled and managed directly by the Mars Society.
To allow a high level of immersion in a virtual environment was chosen to rely on Oculus Rift. The viewer , designed by the company acquired last year by Facebook is in fact much more engaging than the tests conducted in front of a monitor, interacting with mouse, keyboard or gamepad. Continue reading
Until now, the only way to spot the car on the dark country roads was to identify their headlights. Now Nissan has pioneered a technology that will enhance the visibility of vehicles making them glow in the dark the Japanese automaker has in fact applied for the first time to paint that absorbs UV rays on a production car. The first experiment was carried out on a Nissan Leaf.
The paint “energized ultraviolet” on the electric car Nissan is a demonstration of the capabilities of the secret formula, made of organic materials. Note how Star path the paint is spray applied and absorbs the power of the UV rays from the sun all day after sunset is able to emit light for eight or ten hours. Continue reading