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With the boost of smartphones, tablets, and computers, you’ll rarely find a person who uses a pen. Once mentioned as mightier than a sword, the pens are now only used perhaps by the students. So, to make its existence important, today’s pens should be technologically advanced. This is where the ChargeWrite comes. The brainchild of Montreal-based entrepreneurs Shaun Teblum and Rob Gold, this smart pen is not only you’re your best writing option but also your smartphone’s best companion.
Planet Earth 2 concluded this past Sunday with a look at the species that have adapted to a distinctly un-natural habitat: cities.
A decade ago in the companion series Planet Earth: The Future, a panel of specialists weighed in on endangered species, the systematic eradication of ecosystems, and what the best way forward might be.
Two-thirds of the way into “Cities” the other shoe drops. In a single scene Planet Earth II shows us what it looks like when wildlife can’t adapt to human development. Mistaking the electric light of the city for the moon reflecting off the sea, newly hatched sea turtles make their way into the path of predators, storm drains and oncoming traffic. It’s an incredibly upsetting and effective sequence. Our narrator David Attenborough explains: “This turtle is one of the countless species that have been unable to adapt…only a small amount of animals have managed to find ways of living alongside us.”
In this resource, a companion to Digital Video magazine, we’ll focus on a number of lighting developments that will impact (and improve) your upcoming productions.
Each of this e-book’s expert contributors guide you through these advances in lighting and advise you how to gauge what will produce the best results for your projects.
The high-tech Lumu comes in a little aluminum button can be kept in its beautiful leather carrying case, or hung around your neck like a pretty cool medallion. When you need to measure some light, plug it into your iPhone, fire up the companion app and put it all in front of your subject. Right in front of it, and facing back at the camera. Take a reading and you’re done. The Lumu is — as is the way with all these cool little gadgets — seeking funding on Kickstarter. You’ll need to pitch in $99 to get one.
The Casio EXILIM EX-S1 is only 11.3 mm thick, 88 mm wide x 55 mm high and weighs a mere 86 g, excluding the battery and memory card. The EXILIM is designed to be a constant companion at work, during sporting events, on evenings out, trips away or anywhere you take it. Its sister model, the EXILIM EX-M1 is equipped with an integrated MP3-player, a movie player (with sound) and recording function. Only 1.1 mm thicker, this model has a total depth of 12.4 mm, and all other dimensions remain the same.
Remember the movie “The 6th Day” with Arnie? Well, reality has, once again, caught up with science fiction, as a small Bay Area company, Genetic Savings & Clone Inc., offers the latest frontier in the controversial field of animal cloning. They hope to ultimately offer not just copies of your pets, but also “enhanced” companion animals, with longer life spans and other special capabilities. Read more from SiliconValley.com’s “Bay Area firm aims to clone pets” article.