Aug 032017
 

By Joel Lee at MakeUseOf.com…

Podcasts are a fantastic way to learn more about programming, especially once you’ve grown past the newbie stage and feel stuck on how else you’re supposed to improve. And not only are they insightful, but you can do other stuff while listening!

Source: 15 Top-Notch Podcasts for Programmers & Software Developers

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Sep 132016
 

I recently had to advise a college on proper display size for a large art studio.  The following two articles from ProjectorCentral.com came in handy.

What is aspect ratio, you ask? Aspect ratio is the ratio of the width of the screen to the height of the screen. Essentially, it describes the shape of the rectangle. Today the most popular aspect ratio for consumer video display is 16:9, which is the standard HDTV format. The numbers mean that the picture is 16 units wide for every 9 units in height.

Source: A Critical Home Theater Decision — 16:9 or 2.4?

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Aug 242016
 

By Patrick Allan at LifeHacker.com…

TV manufacturers always look for the next leap in picture quality that will make watching TV feel like you’re looking through a crystal-clear window. HDR is the latest trend in display technology and it’s here to stay. Here’s everything you need to know about how it works, and why you may want to consider it when you buy your next TV.

Source: All About HDR, and Why It’s the Future of Television

 Posted by at 6:22 am
Feb 192016
 

Outstanding set of search tips.  By Dan Price at MakeUseOf.com…

Google has now become such an ingrained part of our daily lives that we just take it for granted, turning to it for everything from recipes to directions.For the most part, it’s pretty good at answering our queries with a simple search, certainly on the more popular topics.

Source: 11 Advanced Searches To Bookmark To Become A Google Power User

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Jul 222015
 

This will come in handy.  By Rod Trent at WinSuperSite.com…

…However, for those that want to do image and video capture on-the-cheap, Microsoft includes a screen recording utility in Windows 10’s new Xbox app. As you can imagine, this is generally meant for recording Xbox games streamed to a Windows 10 PC, but what’s especially interesting is that the recording utility also works for regular apps.

Source: How To: Use Windows 10’s Screen Recording Utility | Windows 10 content from SuperSite for Windows

 Posted by at 8:03 am
Jul 072015
 

Excellent article on use of lighting for better photos and videos.  By Patrick Allan at Lifehacker.com…

The big difference between good looking photos and video and bad ones comes down to how well things are lit. Whether you’re an amateur photographer building a home studio or a budding YouTube star, here are some simple tricks for casting the right light without spending a fortune on professional equipment.

Source: How to Improve Your Photos and Videos with Affordable Lighting

 Posted by at 9:38 am
Jun 222015
 

Addressing one of the shortcomings of the most recent version of Windows 10.
By Christian Cawley at MakeUseOf.com…

Windows 10 is coming, and with it a bunch of new features. But wherever you find new features, you’ll also find holes, where old favorites have been deprecated. With Windows 10, the Windows Media Center will no longer be supported. This means that if you have it installed, WMC will stop working when you upgrade to Windows 10. Not ideal, especially if Windows Media Center was your favored solution after cutting the cord.

Source: 5 Alternatives to Windows Media Center for Windows 10

 Posted by at 10:43 am