First of all, this (Magic Toolbar) is not just an extra controller for your PC it’s a shift in the way we can interact with almost any device that has either a USB or Thunderbolt connector.
Not only does this OLED USB magic toolbar allow you to search for pages easily but it can be adjusted for any page or program through settings or individual apps running. Because of this it’s a great addition to any PC or supported system.
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode): Much as LEDs produce both light and color, OLEDs are small efficient LEDs made from organic compounds. They are usually used in TVs, computer, and mobile device displays because the black areas don’t need power and as nothing is lit up you can get almost perfect blacks on your screen.
History of OLEDs
André Bernanose and co-workers at the Nancy-Université in France made the first observations of electroluminescence in organic materials in the early 1950s. They applied high alternating voltages in air to materials such as acridine orange, either deposited on or dissolved in cellulose or cellophane thin films. The proposed mechanism was either direct excitation of the dye molecules or excitation of electrons. As a result of this, the OLED was born.
In 1960, Martin Pope and some of his co-workers at New York University connected ohmic dark-injecting electrode contacts to organic crystals. They further described the necessary energetic requirements (work functions) for the hole and electron injecting electrode contacts. These contacts were the basis of charge injection used in all modern OLED devices. Martin Pope’s group first observed direct current (DC) electroluminescence under a vacuum on a single pure anthracene crystal and on anthracene crystals doped with tetracene in 1963. They used a small silver electrode and 400 volts of power to do this field-accelerated electron excitation of molecular fluorescence.
W. Helfrich and W. G. Schneider
In 1965, W. Helfrich and W. G. Schneider of the National Research Council in Canada produced double injection recombination electroluminescence for the first time in a single anthracene crystal using the hole and electron injecting electrodes, the forerunner of modern double-injection devices. In the same year, Dow Chemical researchers patented a method of preparing electroluminescent cells using high-voltage (500–1500 V) AC-driven (100–3000 Hz) electrically insulated one millimetre thin layers of melted phosphor made of ground anthracene, tetracene, and graphite powder. Their proposed mechanism involved electronic excitation at the contacts between the graphite particles and the anthracene molecules.
Roger Partridge made the first observation of electroluminescence from polymer films at the National Physical Laboratory in the United Kingdom. The device consisted of a film of poly (N-vinylcarbazole) up to 2.2 micrometers thick located between two charge injecting electrodes. Roger Partridge patented the project in 1975 and published the findings in 1983.
Due to all of these scientific discoveries we now have OLED screens. The next challenge is to either reduce the burn-in associated with OLEDs or reduce power consumption rates though.
Although this device (Magic Toolbar) has the same function as an LCD touch screen it can do so much more… Contact us for more details.
Yeah! We know you are a computer geek and you would know most of the computer shortcuts but hold on. You might want to check these too! 10 computer tricks that you definitely are going to share!
1. Don’t use Ctrl+Alt+Del!
Use control +shift +escape instead! It goes directly to the task manager!
Launch the Task Manager:
2. Tired of that boring GIF?
Are you feeling really sick of watching that boring GIF go again and again? Worry not! Press Escape to halt animated GIFs that are distracting. Yeah, Graphic designers hate me!
3. A site that has right-click disabled and you can’t save stuff
You have a major project to submit tomorrow and you finally found the site you dreamed of! But It has it’s right-click disabled and you can’t copy stuff from there? Don’t you worry child!
Putting the following into a favorite/shortcut on the toolbar re-enables browser right click.
4. A simple way to clear your cache
CTRL + SHIFT + R = Clear cache and refresh the page. Child’s play! Isn’t it?
5. How to access Paywall sites
Some websites like washingtonpost.com allow you a certain number of free stories per month before you hit a paywall. to continue taking the benefits, just delete the cookies from the site and it will reset your count. Alternatively, you can browse it in incognito mode (Yes, It’s not only for porn!)
6. How to find the website that is dead now
Many a times, We find a website that is offline and you cannot seem to access it. Copy the URL to archive.org… they often have a preserved copy.
7. Reverse Image search
Hold S and right click an image to do reverse image search in Chrome.
8. Open a Browser Notepad!
Need a notepad in Chrome or Firefox?
Copy and paste this into the address bar. You’ll open a new tab that you can write in. You can even save it.
9. Disable Facebook’s Autoplay Video option!
We all know the struggles you face every time a video pops up on Facebook and it won’t stop without playing it fully!
Here’s the fix: navigate to facebook.com/settings. On the left side you’ll see ‘video’ – click on it and you’ll be presented with an option to turn off auto–play.
You are welcome!
10. Turn off the iCloud notifications
You can turn off the iCloud notifications completely by doing the following steps:
Go to Start menu and open Settings
Click Notifications & Actions
Scroll down to “Show notifications from these apps
Click on iCloud and it will give you three options. You can either turn notifications off completely, turn off “show notification banners” and turn off the sound when the notification arrives.
20 Rules for Good Design from Timothy Samara’s Book, “Graphic Design Elements.”
1 – HAVE A CONCEPT.
You need to begin with an idea. It may be very simple or neutral – “Itʼs important to organise this information to be easily navigable” – or it may be creatively contrived – “These biscuits will seem more delicious if they appear to be made by elves.” No idea = No design.
2 – COMMUNICATE – DON’T DECORATE.
Form. it is often said (not often enough, lately) follows function. This means two things. First – every dot, line, texture, shape, colour, and image should be related to the concept that must be conveyed (rule No. 1). Second, each of these forms should add to the concept. If the form is there solely because you think itʼs cool, you should probably get rid of it.
3 – SPEAK WITH ONE VISUAL VOICE.
All the parts of a project really should be recognisably related to each other on a visual level. That is, they must share some similar qualities in order to appear part of the same unified message.
4 – USE TWO TYPEFACES – MAX.
Ok – maybe three…. no just two, typefaces only get you so far, even stylistically. Itʼs what you DO with the type that really says something. For hardcore, hierarchical concerns, one type family with a range of weights and widths should be enough.
5 – SHOW ONE THING FIRST.
Hierarchy again…. Give visual emphasis to one item to grab the viewer’s attention. Then direct them – through a progression of size, weight, and colour changes, and so on – down the line of importance items or instructions. If they have to figure out what to look at first, they’ll get confused and leave or just throw what ever the item of communication is in the bin.
6 – PICK COLOURS FOR A PURPOSE.
As subjective as colour perception is, it’s shouldn’t be all guesswork. Colours mean things culturally, and colours have optical relationships to each other. Use these “factual” aspects to choose and combine colours in a meaningful way – and in an optically dynamic way.
7 – IF YOU CAN DO WITH LESS, DO SO.
This is another way of saying “Less is more.” It’s about being economical: Try to show only what is necessary. If “necessary” can be pared down a bit, too, that’s a good thing. Think about how many messages, how many resources, how many annoying blobs of information the average viewer has to deal with on a regular basis (never mind the landfill). Now, design accordingly.
8 – NEGATIVE SPACE IS IMPORTANT: CREATE IT, DON’T FILL IT UP!
Despite the fact that the space in a format around the shapes and pictures and text is apparently empty, it’s really a shape unto itself. Consider it as carefully as you would anything that you plop into it. The better integrated the negative space and the more interesting it is, the stronger the composition.
9 – TREAT TYPE LIKE IMAGE.
This is one of the most difficult rules to master. Type actually is an image, even though it looks like something else. It must be considered for its visual qualities, relative to other image material, to integrate it into compositions – even more so when there’s a lot of it.
10 – KEEP TYPE FRIENDLY.
If it’s illegible, it’s not type. If it’s illegible it’s not type. And if itʼs illegible, itʼs not type. Consider the audience – their assumed level of education, their schedule, and especially their age – when choosing styles and sizes. Written language exists to transmit information, and your client is paying you to transmit such information on their behalf. If the information canʼt be read – for any reason – itʼs no longer useful, and youʼre potentially out of a job.
20 Rules for Good Design – Part 11 to 20
11 – BE UNIVERSAL, IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU.
If youʼre interested in expressing your fetishes or psychoses, become a painter (fine art not wall) and work the gallery scene (seriously – it can pay alot better). The purpose of design is populist in nature: you re creating clear messages for other people. The more understandable the images you make, the better.
12 – CREATE RHYTHMS.
The antidote to visual boredom is tension, and there are two easy ways to achieve this antidote: The first is by constantly varying the sizes, weights, and spaces among visual elements so that they appear to be constantly shifting and moving. And….
13- USE CONTRAST: DARK & LIGHT.
Radically vary the lightness and darkness in different areas of a composition, as well as the quality of dark and light values: Sharp and aggressive, fluid and murky, bold and clean…
14 – BE DECISIVE: DO OR DON’T.
Avoid being wishy-washy in arranging things. Visual elements should be clearly one thing or another, one way or another. Ambiguity can be useful, but even this should be on purpose, not a sloppy by-product of indecision.
15 – MEASURE WITH YOUR EYES.
A majority of formal relationships play havoc with your eyes – for example, a solid dot and a square can appear to be different sizes if they are mathematically the same measure in height: circles appear to contract in a space because of their ill defined, endless contour.
All visual forms play off each other, so make them behave the way you want them to look like theyʼre behaving. Use your eyes: it usually will look better that way – and the more you do it the better you will get at it – like everything in life.
16 – CREATE YOUR OWN IMAGES.
Itʼs so much easier to find a stock photo and drop some type on top of it. But anyone can do that, and they do. At the very least, alter found images to transform them into the right images: customise for your client, customize for your audience.
17 – TRY TO IGNORE FASHION. REALLY!
Whatʼs currently fashionable sells but can be forgotten very quickly. You might make some money, but how will you feel in the morning? And how will your contribution be remembered in 100 years? Keep the word timeless in your head, and make decisions based on concept, meaning, and function, not the latest, shallow trend. If you can…
18 – MOVE IT! STATIC EQUALS DULL.
Two-dimensional images that appear kinetic (in motion) attract greater attention and retain interest longer than those that seem tired, stiff, and lifeless. Arranging visual elements asymmetrically, with differing spatial intervals between them contrasting directional emphasis, creates the appearance of spatial depth and movement. Compose wisely.
19 – LOOK TO HISTORY – DON”T REPEAT IT.
Much successful design borrows from past innovators, as does all human endeavors. That said, applying oneʼs understanding of how a famous work achieves its goal and ripping it off are two completely different things. Show some respect… but donʼt cross the line between flattery and forgery.
20 – SYMMETRY IS THE ULTIMATE EVIL.
Symmetrically organised material creates repetitive, static spatial intervals, violating rule No.18. Furthermore, symmetry relies on an understood truth about a format – that it has a center – and so it offers nothing new to the viewer
Select the tables from the list that you would like to back up. If you want to back up the entire database, click “Select All.”
Make sure both the “Structure” and “Data” boxes are selected on the right. They should be, by default.In the Structure section, check the “Add DROP TABLE / DROP VIEW” box if you want this export to be able to replace existing tables of the same name. If you want to merge this backup with another database, do not select this.
Check the “Save as file” box. Also select a compression option (such as “gzipped”) if you want to compress the backup before downloading it from the server.
Click the “Go” button, and, at the prompt, save the file to your local computer.
Make sure the database you need has already been created. If it has not, please first create the database:
David Bowie – This is a bit late but happy birthday!
Helen Green: 50 years of hairstyles
David Bowie – David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (/ˈboʊi/), was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades, regarded by critics and musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
His Interest In Music
Born in Brixton, South London, Bowie developed an interest in music as a child, eventually studying art, music and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963. “Space Oddity” became his first top-five entry on the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969. After a period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The character was spearheaded by the success of his single “Starman” and album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which won him widespread popularity.
In 1975, Bowie’s style shifted radically towards a sound he characterised as “plastic soul”, initially alienating many of his UK devotees but garnering him his first major US crossover success with the number-one single “Fame” and the album Young Americans. In 1976, Bowie starred in the cult film The Man Who Fell to Earth and released Station to Station. The following year, he further confounded musical expectations with the electronic-inflected album Low (1977). It was the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno that would come to be known as the “Berlin Trilogy”. “Heroes” (1977) and Lodger (1979) followed; each album reached the UK top five and received lasting critical praise.
After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single “Ashes to Ashes”, its parent album Scary Monsters and Super Creeps, and “Under Pressure”, a 1981 collaboration with Queen. He then reached his commercial peak in 1983 with Let’s Dance, with its title track topping both UK and US charts.
Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including industrial and jungle.
He also continued acting; his roles included Major Celliers in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), the Goblin King Jareth in Labyrinth (1986), Pontius Pilate in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Nikola Tesla in The Prestige (2006). He also appeared in other films, did television appearances and cameos too.
He stopped concert touring after 2004, and his last live performance was at a charity event in 2006. In 2013, Bowie returned from a decade-long recording hiatus with the release of The Next Day. He remained musically active until he died of liver cancer two days after the release of his final album, Blackstar (2016).
CSS can be very useful but sometimes it can’t be used. In situations like this, the Japanese double space can be used instead. Use the code 　 if you want to add a double space the same size as one Japanese character.