Sunday, May 31, 2009

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Auto-Login to Facebook With Your Google or Yahoo Account

You can now link both your Google Account (including Gmail) and Yahoo ID with your Facebook profile.

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The advantage of linking you other online accounts with Facebook is that if you are signed-in into any of the above services, you’ll automatically...

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The Ban on WordPress Blogs in China Is Unlikely to Be Lifted

wordpress in chinaChina has the highest number of Internet users in the world along with a booming economy and that explains why American web companies like Yahoo, Google and Microsoft co-operate wholeheartedly with the Chinese government in implementing internet...

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The Wonders of Facebook and Google

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There are four characters in this true story - father, mother, son and a daughter.

When their marriage broke down, the father took away his son with him to another country though he was just three years old at that time.

That incident happened some 27...

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DARPA HEDLight Program Saves Up to 87% with New Lights for U.S. Navy

Posted: 31 May 2009 06:41 AM PDT

U.S. Navey to junk old light bulbs for high-efficiency HEDLight systems.After a year-long demonstration project, the U.S. Navy is poised add its own contribution to reducing the military’s carbon bootprint - or carbon wake, as the case may be.  The Navy stands to gain up to 87% in savings for shipboard lighting, by switching from conventional light bulbs to high efficiency LED and HID systems developed through DARPA under the HEDLight (High Efficiency Distributed Lighting) program.  One recent retrofit has been accomplished by Ohio-based Energy Focus, Inc. Saving energy is just part of the picture: the quantum leap to HEDLight is also expected to yield significant gains in the Navy’s strategic efficiency.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Digital Inspiration - Technology Blog - 4 new articles

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Microsoft is Getting Things Right This Time

Windows and Mac FansGeeks and some part of the tech world consider it cool to hate everything that comes out of the Microsoft campus. Let me share a few instances.

Microsoft develops Vista and the vocal crowd immediately dubs it a failed product although a majority of...

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Web 3.0 Concepts Explained in Plain English (Presentations)

This slide neatly sums up the main differences between Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.

web 3.0 vs web 2.0

Web 1.0 - That Geocities & Hotmail era was all about read-only content and static HTML websites. People preferred navigating the web through link directories of Yahoo!...

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Now Upload MP3 Files on SlideShare

If you are using SlideShare to host your PowerPoint (or Keynote) presentations, the good news is that you can now use the same service to also upload MP3 recordings of your conference talks and the audio can then play in sync with your actual...

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Google Audio Ads for Radio to Stage a Comeback

google online audio ads Back in December 2006, Google introduced an Audio ads service that allowed advertisers to run campaigns on AM/FM radio stations using the familiar AdWords interface. Google’s foray into traditional radio advertising was not very successful and...

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Down the Foxhole - FlashDen

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FlashDen Files of the Week

Posted: 29 May 2009 05:24 PM PDT

We’ve got a wide range of categories in this week’s best of the bunch including a preloader, text animation, utilities, image galleries, site templates and more! Check out the highlights of this week’s upload below and be sure to give a round of applause to the authors who made it into this week’s list. Well done everyone! :)


Alternative Worlds with Alternativa3D

Posted: 28 May 2009 07:36 PM PDT

As the years pass by, Flash becomes faster and more powerful when it comes to rendering 3D. You only need to look at the effect Papervision3D has had on the Web industry to see how well suited Flash is for 3D.

There’s always been a gap in the market however for a true 3D engine able to render fully immersive 3D scenes inside the browser via Flash. Well, that’s getting addressed right now with an extremely compelling 3D platform known as Alternativa3D.

Free Non-Commercial 3D Engine

The 3D engine is distributed as a SWC library and the best part is that it is totally free for non-commercial use as long as you link back to the Alternativa Platform from within your work. All that is required is to register an account for free. Commercial licenses are also available, so once you’ve honed your skills with the free version, it’s just a matter of time before you can use the technology to attract large clients and earn some serious dough!

Stunning Examples

You only need to look at the examples on the Alternativa3D Web site to see how this cross-platform engine is perfectly suited for virtual tours, entire online worlds and also gaming. Click the images below to see how Alternativa3D can be applied in a multitude of ways:

3D Web Sites

Alternativa 3D is also being used in the Web industry for navigable 3D Web sites such as online casino BuzzLuck:

But it’s not just large scale e-commerce sites that are using the open source 3D engine, even developers are using it for their portfolios such as the site below:

For more information and to get started, check out the online tutorials and documentation and a bunch of other great tutorials over at TechLabs. Who knows, this time in a few months, you could be living in your own, custom-made 3D world!