According to Blog Pulse on February 20th 2011, there were a recorded 156 million blogs on the internet. Approximately
According to Blog Pulse on February 20th 2011, there were a recorded 156 million blogs on the internet. Approximately
The days of going into a video rental store, browsing for a good VHS or DVD by reading the back of the box and then taking it home are clearly over. There won't even be any company-owned Blockbuster's to visit next year.
But the days of browsing for something good to watch certainly aren't over, and Netflix wants to make it easier for you to find movies or videos that you might like. The streaming video company announced today a new look for its TV interface that will make it simpler for subscribers to find and browse content or make "smarter choices," as Netflix VP of Product Innovation Chris Jaffe says.
The new, more visual interface displays more information about the recommended movies or TV shows. It features three rotating images from the movie or TV show, a shorter synopsis and some other highlights that might interest you, including whether your friends have watched and whether the title has won any awards.
In short, it's a lot more than just a movie poster.
"It's about Netflix getting out of the way and letting the user connect with the movie or TV show," Jaffe said. "We've been testing with 200,000 users and the result is that they watch more."
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The search function has also been updated to be more eye-pleasing. So instead of text-based results, you'll now see a visual grid of tiles. The kids-experience section has also been spruced up, making it easier for children to find videos with their favorite characters.
The new interface is also speedier, especially on lower-powered devices such as Blu-ray players and the Roku box.
The new Netflix TV experience will be available on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, as well as on new Smart TVs, Blu-ray players and the Roku 3 box. It will begin rolling out today to some of those devices and be available globally in two weeks.
The new design won't, however, be available on the Xbox One or the Apple TV because those devices require different templates based on Microsoft and Apple's respective requirements.
But the new features are a notable part of the thriving company's strategy to get you to watch more and watch content you really like, no matter what device you are on.
"This is a TV-focused experience, though some of the high level themes could translate well to the apps and the websites," Jaffe said. "You shouldn't be surprised if we went in that direction."
Why html lists to create html forms?
With this post i will take you through how to create html forms using HTML lists. It will be a form a system may use for data collection. For example it can be a registration form, contact form, login form, customer registration form or sales order form etc. It can be one of many forms that we have come across day to day browsing.
Web developers use various methods to code and apply design to html forms. HTML coders cut-up photoshop designs into tiny images and code them into css/xhtml layouts, Many web developers prefer using standard html tags to code html form. This post will demonstrate how to use HTML list with greater effect on buildin
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The word "custom" is the most telling part of RichwoodArchery's Custom Shooting Systems (CSS) bows. You can customizenearly every feature of these bows. First, choose the length. I'lluse the Encore II as an example. It comes in axle-to-axle lengths of 33,35 and 37 inches. The bow assemblers at CSS use different length limbswith the same riser to achieve this range. The most popular size is 35inches, while the 37-inch model is the most stable and the 33 is themost portable.
Brace height also changes slightly with axle-to-axle length. The 33-inch bow has the lowest brace height (under 7.5 inches) and the 37-inch model has the highest brace
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She may have lost a bet after the New York Giants won Super Bowl XLVI yesterday, but Maria Menounos definitely gained some new fans today.
The 33-year-old Extra host gamely stripped down to a tiny string bikini in Times Square this afternoon.
She had promised her Extra co-host Mario Lopez that she would wear a Giants bikini in the bitter New York cold if the New England Patriots lost the Super Bowl.
There are many who are interested in build their own miniature cars with the help of 3D modeling software. Building such a car is one of the best ways to test your designing skills. There are many different software used for building a virtual car. A software like 'Alias AutoStudio' allows users to design automobiles. Open source or free software can also be employed for designing. Before you start with the actual process of designing, you should do a thorough research on the car you wish to design. There are many groups and forums on the Internet that might help you to understand how to build a virtual 3D car. Such online groups offer you the platform to interact with designers across the globe.
Building a Virtual Car
Professional designers and engineers make use of software programs to improve the design of cars; some of us indulge into designing just for fun. Before you start with the actual process of building a virtual 3D car, prepare hard copies of the design. You may come up with some interesting ideas about car-designing by holding brainstorming sessions with fellow designers. Ideas for improving the design of grills, tires, windshields and other parts of the car can be obtained from such sessions.
Steps in Building a Virtual Car
A step-by-step procedure for designing a virtual car with a computer-aided design CAD software is presented below.For designing a virtual car, you'll first need an image or a rough sketch to work on. Once you create the hard copies, the CAD software comes into play. A CAD software allows you to edit the design and customize it with the help of different features. In the process of editing, the first step is to create an outline of the car. The outline can be traced with the help of 'line' tool. In the next step, the 'extrusion' tool is used to convert the 2-dimensional image into a 3-dimensional one. The 'drawing' tool, meant for drawing different shapes, should be used to create a cylindrical shape - tire of the car. Four cylindrical shapes would be required to create 4 tires of your virtual car. You will have to adjust the size of these cylindrical shapes by means of the 'sizing' tool. The 'cut' tool allows you to trace the details such as windows, doors, windshield, etc. Once you trace the details, paint them with the 'color' tool.
A modeling software like Adobe Photoshop is used for adding different 'effects' to a design. However, you can also 'run' your virtual cars with the help of computerized simulations. It is also possible to test the car you have designed for aerodynamics; knowledge of an advanced level is needed to use such kind of software. You can make a car lighter and stronger by making necessary changes to its design (prototype).
How to Build a Virtual 3D Car Online
Building a car online involves the activity of customizing it with the help of options offered by the manufacturer of the car; a car is customized with tools offered by the manufacturer at his website. First, select the model of the car you want to customize. Use the tools that are offered on the website. Specify the color of the car, size of engine and other things which you need to upgrade. By following this procedure you can build a nice, customized car.
Nowadays, 3D modeling software are commonly used for the activity of designing a virtual car. Engineers and designers make use of a myriad of software to improve the design of cars. Choose a software that you find easy to work with and get going with the process of designing.
Last Updated Apr 19, 2011 2:39 PM EDT
Can a summer job hurt a teenager's chances for college financial aid?
Many families do worry that summer jobs for students can jeopardize their financial aid chances. But here's the good news: for the vast majority of students this is going to be a nonissue.
To understand why, you need to appreciate how the two most common financial aid applications - FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE - treat student jobs. Here is a look at both:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)Students would have to earn a significant amount of money before the FAFSA, which is the nation's most common financial aid form, would penalize them for their jobs.
The federal formula permits a student to earn up to about $5,900 before it would affect his or her financial aid eligibility. Students receive an income protection allowance of $5,250 and then the federal formula raises the protected amount to roughly $5,900 to cover the income taxes and the Social Security withholdings that students would normally pay on those earnings.
So what if a student earns more than $5,900? The extra money would be accessed at 50%. Here's an example: A student earns $7,000 during the year, which is $1,100 over the protected dollar figure. You'd multiply $1,100 by 50% to get $550.
The federal aid formula would take the $550 and increase the family's Expected Family Contribution by that amount. The EFC is the amount of money, at a minimum, that any college would expect a family to pay for one year of college.
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILEMost students won't have to worry about the PROFILE's student earnings formula because only about 270 mostly private college and universities use this application.
The PROFILE automatically assumes that a freshman will contribute $1,750 to his first year of school, while upper classmen are expected to kick in $2,000 a year. These amounts are added to the family's EFC even if the student doesn't work.
The private schools that use the PROFILE are free to adjust these automatic contributions if they please.
First-year students could make up to $3,850 without increasing their EFC beyond the default rate while other college students could earn up to $4,400. Any excess income above those amounts would be accessed at 50%.
Bottom Line: Financial aid formulas rarely hurt students who work to help pay for college. So start looking for those summer jobs.
Lynn O'Shaughnessy is author of The College Solution, an Amazon bestseller, and she also writes her own college blog at The College Solution.
Summer job image by naught_facility. CC 2.0.
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wix.com, a free web publishing platform, announced the market wide launch of its free mobile website builder today. The new WixMobile adds to the companys current products, which create free websites and customized Facebook fan pages, and are already being utilized by over 12 million users worldwide. Wix mobile site builder is an easy and cost-effective way for anyone and everyone to get a mobile site up and running in under 10 minutes. WixMobiles pre-release to Wix users has clearly demonstrated the demand for such a product with over 3,000 mobile sites created daily.
With an ever-growing percentage of internet searches being carried out on mobile devices, Wix developed a mobile site builder to make the creation of mobile compatible websites simple and cost-effective. Users can select a site template and customize the background, colors, text, icons and more to create a mobile site that perfectly matches their brand. The Wix mobile platform allows everyone to build mobile optimized sites with easy navigation and one-click access to action oriented information like business hours, contact information and directions. Now a small business owner can easily create a mobile site without the need to hire costly experts because no coding is necessary.
More and more customers are turning to the web while they are away from their desktops and counting on their smartphones to get quick information from mobile sites. That said, only 1 percent of websites are mobile compatible. WixMobile bridges this huge gap by enabling all businesses to be accessible on the go.
Smartphone sales are rocketing which has resulted in a major growth of mobile web browsing. We give small businesses and brands the opportunity to hop on the bandwagon and capitalize on this trend, says Avishai Abrahami, Founder and CEO of Wix. Our new mobile product lets small businesses tap into this new market cheaply and easily. Our mobile optimized sites, guarantee constant accessibility across multiple devices. This completes a brands online presence making them visible wherever their customers are.
Wix is already working on adding new features to WixMobile, including integrating mCommerce, music, video and blog capabilities into its mobile templates.
Wix Triple Play websites, customized Facebook fan pages, mobile sites can be used as a complementary package or each as stand-alone products. Each solution adheres to Wix core principal of creating user friendly, free and professional looking websites, with no prior design or coding skills necessary by the creator.
Visit the WixMobile website to try it out.
Wix was created in 2006 and released the open-beta version of its website builder in June of 2008. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in San Francisco and Tel Aviv. Wix is backed by investors Insight Venture Partners, DAG Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital. For more information please visit wix.com.
People throw around a lot of big phrases when they talk about the Kindle Fire -- "iPad killer" being an oldie but goodie. But after spending some time with the 7-inch Fire, one thing is abundantly clear: this ain't no iPad killer. This right here is something else entirely. Less a "tablet" in the sense we've come to think of it than a content-delivery device, the Kindle Fire is a window to serious, non-stop entertainment consumption. And Amazon shopping. Lots of Amazon shopping.
Right off the bat, let's agree on one thing: the Kindle Fire is not an "Android tablet" -- not in the way the Xoom and all its Honeycomb successors have been, at least. The Fire is Amazon's c