Pretty Dog Pet Salon’s computer was broken so we fixed it and replaced the broken hard drive. As a surprise we though we would make a wallpaper image and screen saver for them from their website as well :)
1400px x 900px Wallpaper Image (JPG)
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A beautiful sunny day on the lake.
Lake Toya (洞爺湖・とうやこ・touyako) can be found in the Abuta District of Hokkaido, Japan. It is a volcanic caldera lake in Shikotsu-Toya National Park. The stratovolcano of Mount Usu lies on the southern rim of the caldera. The circular lake is 10 kilometers in diameter East to West, and 9 kilometers from North to South. The lakes biggest town, Toyako Onsen (洞爺湖温泉・とうやこおんせん) is located on its western shore. The town Toyako is located on the other side of the lake.
Lake Toya is said to be the northernmost lake in Japan that never ices over, and the second most transparent lake in Japan. Nakano-shima, an island in the middle of the lake, houses the Toya Lake Forest Museum.
Lake Toya was called Kim’un-to (キムウン (kim’un) means “in the mountain” and ト (to) means “lake”) by the Ainu. In the Meiji era, Japanese pioneers named the lake Toya after the Ainu expression to ya, which means “lakeland.”
||Iburi Subprefecture, Hokkaidō
||Coordinates: 42°34′44″N 140°51′16″E
||oligotrophic crater lake
||Ō River (大川 Ō-gawa), Soubetsu River (ソウベツ 川 Soubetsu-gawa)
||Sōbetsu River (壮瞥川 Sōbetsu-gawa)
||10 km (6.2 mi)
||9 km (5.6 mi)
||70.7 km2 (27.3 sq mi)
||117.0 m (383.9 ft)
||180 m (590 ft)
||8.19 km3 (1.96 cu mi)
||46 km (29 mi)
||84 m (276 ft)
||Soubetsu, Hokkaidou, Touyako, Hokkaidou
The iPad 3 with it’s new amazing screen will be here soon. I just hope they make it view-able in direct sunlight. My mobile phone uses chunks of metal between each view-able pixel to get around this problem.
The info graphic below was made by John Kumahara and Johnathan Bonnell. The info graphic contains interesting facts such as usage intention and amount iPad sold compared to the first iPhone.
The majority of users use the iPad to browse the internet, email and read books. Surprisingly only 26% will download (purchase) an app. Although maybe it is not that surprisingly considering an iPad app is an average of three dollars more expensive then an iPhone app. It will be interesting to see Apple’s report later on on how much iPad apps were sold over three months.
I’m starting to really like infographics like these with clear interesting data displayed in a beautiful design. Four weeks ago I also posted an infographic with the facts and figures about Google, which was really clear and informative.
Imagine how great it would be if people made infographics about Macbooks, laptops, blackberry, iPhone, etc. It would be a great aide when researching which product to buy. You will get a clear statistics and spend less hours reading all available reviews and users comment. I hope Jonathan and John will enlighten us with more infographics as nice and informative as this one.
Unboxing the iPad by Jonathan Kumahara and Jonathan Bonnell.
The iPad 2 was released and put in stores ages ago but next the iPad 3 will be out. It is said to have a retina screen and possibly be 3D. I wonder if it will have 2 cameras at the back and on the front.
The Fuji X-PRO1 digital camera takes great shots but it looks like the lenses have a slight chromatic aberration problem (purple fringing).
Click on this sample image and look at the area circled. It’s small but a problem that needs to be fixed before the release of the camera in March 2012.
|Pixel X Dimension
|Pixel Y Dimension
|Date Time Original
|Date Time Digitized
|ISO Speed Ratings
|Shutter Speed Value
|Max Aperture Value
||Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
|Focal Plane X Resolution
|Focal Plane Y Resolution
|Focal Plane Resolution Unit
||One-chip color area sensor
||Auto white balance
|Focal Length In 35mm Film
|Scene Capture Type
|Subject Distance Range
Samsung’s 27 inch SB970 3D Computer Monitor, 2560px x 1440px, FPR, PLS, Over 1 Billion Colors
This is Samsung’s second PLS (Plane Line Switching) monitor.
Samsung’s PLS panel technology debuted on the SA850 last year to impressive results except for the back-lighting.
The S27B970 series monitor is the first monitor since the SA850 to utilize this panel technology and also makes use of Samsung’s exclusive Natural Color Expert technology. Samsung states that this includes “hardware color calibrations within the monitor to ensure there is no displayable loss of tonalities on screen”.
Like the SA850, the 27-inch monitor has a high resolution of 2,560×1,440 pixels (WQHD). The monitor allows for a 4-inch height adjustment and tilt, but it’s unclear whether swivel or pivot are provided.
The circular aluminum base has a USB hub, and video connections including DisplayPort, DVI, and HDMI. A Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) for MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets available to connect your compatible tablets and smart-phones on this huge screen.
The SB970 arrives in March, with prices starting at $1199.99.
- Screen size: 27-inch
- Resolution: 2,560px x 1,440px WQHD (Wide Quad-HD)
- Aspect ratio: 16:9
- Brightness: 300 cd/m2
- Static contrast ratio: 1,000:1;
Mega 8 DCR on High Bright / Cinema Mode
- VESA mount: N.A.
- Viewing angle: 178/178 degrees
- Vertical lift: 100 mm
- Built-in 7W stereo speakers
- HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort inputs
- Wireless LAN
- 3 USB ports (2 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0)
- Over one billion colors
- On-board color calibration system
- 65W AC/DC Adapter
PLS (Plane Line Switching) monitor with a brushed aluminum finish
Samsung’s 27 inch SB970
Anti-glare edge-to-edge tempered glass display and a super slim profile built on an ergonomic height-adjustable aluminum stand that allows users to fluidly adjust the ergonomics including height and angle to their desired viewing position.
The Samsung Series 9 S27B970 Monitor: Looks like it will be a brilliant display.