Friday, August 27, 2010

The Little Black Dress of the Future Doubles as a Cellphone


The Little Black Dress of the Future Doubles as a Cellphone

London-based fashion company CuteCircuit has just upped the ante in the Little Black Dress category.

The company recently released images and a few details about its forthcoming M-Dress, a dark, richly textured, form-fitting silk jersey dress that also doubles as a cellphone. That's right, you can make and receive calls with your current mobile number. From your dress.

Simply slip your SIM card underneath the garment label and you're all set. The dress has special gesture recognition software that makes picking up a call as simple as raising a hand to your ear. (And yes, the dress rings. We were told that the default ring sounds like "Dilidilidilidliin dliin dliin." Make of that what you will.) Dropping your hand will end the call, the manufacturer claims.

The dress will only be able to call a couple of numbe...

Registration for the 2010 Central PA Open Source Conference (CPOSC) is now open!

Started in 2008, CPOSC is a one-day technical conference for open source users and developers. Presentations and sessions cover all aspects of open source, with talks ranging from novice to expert skill levels. This year's conference includes 21 speakers divided into 3 tracks.

CPOSC 2010 will be held on Saturday, October 16 at the Harrisburg University of Science & Technology. 
Registration is open now. Standard tickets are $35, and include access to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, afternoon break, and chances to win door prizes.

Tickets are limited, so don't wait to register.

Abstracts and speaker bios:

Harrisburg University of Science & Technology
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Harrisburg University is within walking distance from the train station, and is an easy trip from Philadelphia.

Registration opens at 8:00 AM, with first sessions starting at 9 AM. The day ends shortly after 5 PM.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Netflix releases iPhone app, stock jumps

Interesting that an app now influences stock prices. - Megan 

Netflix releases iPhone app, stock jumps

Netflix unveiled its long-awaited app for the iPhone on Thursday, sending the company's shares almost 2% higher.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New UG Library Book: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book

Be the first to read our latest book in the CPAUG library, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Classroom in a Book from Peachpit Press (Adobe Press). This book is available currently so if you're interested, please reserve it now by filling out our Library Book Request Form

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Central PA Open Source Conference

8/24/10 9:56 AM
Central PA Open Source Conference 10/16 Harrisburg, PA. 21 speakers, 3 tracks. Tickets avail now!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

August 2010 Meeting: CANCELED!

The August CPAUG meeting has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.   We hope to see you in September and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Friday, August 20, 2010

The History of The Internet


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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Draw a Spilled Paint Bucket in Illustrator


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This vector illustration tutorial will explain how to make a glossy and stylized paint bucket with spilled paint in front of it, using Illustrator. We will take advantage of many excellent features in Illustrator, such as the 3D Extrude & Bevel command, Blend command, drawing shapes with the Pen Tool and Pencil Tool, using Pathfinder commands to combine and create shapes, and more. The resulting product is a scalable vector drawing. Continue reading...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Use Adobe Fonts in Your Own Web Designs


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via Mashable! by Christina Warren on 8/16/10

Typekit, a company doing its part to help bring better typography to the web, has just announced an new partnership with Adobe.

The partnership means that Typekit users can now integrate famous fonts like Myriad, Cooper Black and Adobe Garamond into their own sites and designs.

Adobe took the time to optimize and hint its collection of fonts for the screen, ensuring that type looks its best. The web fonts support the same languages and scripts as their counterparts on the desktop.

We spoke with Bryan Mason from Typekit and he expanded more on the process of making these fonts web-ready: "Adobe has been working on the hinting and screen rendering of these (and others to follow) for months. On a pixel-specific level, Adobe reviews each font character-by-character, weight-by-weight. It is amazingly meticulous work — and the results show." Mason also said new Adobe fonts will be added to the service as they are web-ready.

We also spoke with Jeffrey Veen from Typekit about what the company — which is celebrating its one-year anniversary — has planned going forward. He said in part: "We're also adding more and more features that help designers focus on creativity and not compatibility. Soon, we'll be launching some amazing CSS3 tools that not only focus on webfonts, but all of the new browser capabilities."

These are the Adobe fonts that are now available to Typekit users:

  • Adobe Garamond
  • Adobe Text
  • Bickham Script
  • Caflisch Script
  • Chaparral
  • Cooper Black
  • Cronos
  • Garamond Premier
  • Hypatia Sans
  • Minion
  • Myriad
  • Myriad Condensed
  • News Gothic
  • Poplar
  • Rosewood
  • Rosewood Fill
  • Trajan
  • Voluta Script

Not all fonts and weights are available for all user plans, but select Adobe fonts are available at every tier.

What do you think of Adobe and Typekit's announcement? Do you plan on integrating Myriad Pro in your designs? Let us know!

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Free OnOne Webinar: Enhancing Your Portraits, with Dave Cross

Join NAPP instructor and professional photographer Dave Cross for this valuable webinar that's jam-packed with tips and tricks for getting the most out of your portrait images using PhotoFrame 4.5 Professional Edition.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Free OnOne Webinar: Creating Images with Impact by Scott Stulberg

Travel and stock photographer, educator and author, Scott Stulberg travels the world shooting stock photography that appears in magazines, billboards, greeting cards and brochures. Many of his high impact images are created using Photoshop and onOne Sofware plug-ins - both essential to his workflow. In this live webinar, Scott will demonstrate some of the techniques he uses in his workflow to create images that truly stand out, including his use of onOne plug-ins FocalPoint, PhotoTools & PhotoTune.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wave Goodbye To Google Wave


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via TechCrunch by Michael Arrington on 8/4/10

Maybe it was just ahead of its time. Or maybe there were just too many features to ever allow it to be defined properly, but Google is saying today that they are going to stop any further development of Google Wave.

Wave, a real time messaging platform, was unveiled in May 2009 to an enthusiastic crowd of developers at the Google I/O event in San Francisco. It would "set a new benchmark for interactivity," said Sergey Brin.

The product is part email, part Twitter and part instant messaging. Users can drag files from the desktop to a discussion. Wave even showed character-by-character live typing. It fully launched this last May.

And while the service has many, or at least some, passionate users (including TechCrunchers), it "has not seen the user adoption we would have liked," says Google.

The service will remain live, says Google, although they say they it may eventually come down. Google has also open sourced parts of the code and say they will create tools to let users "liberate" their data: "The central parts of the code, as well as the protocols that have driven many of Wave's innovations, like drag-and-drop and character-by-character live typing, are already available as open source, so customers and partners can continue the innovation we began. In addition, we will work on tools so that users easily "liberate" their content from Wave."

What happens to the Wave team, mostly located in Australia? Google won't say, other than that they will be given new projects. Our guess is many, or all, of them will soon be working for Vic Gundotra and his new WWF (war with Facebook).


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