In a snap, anyone can remove a background from a photograph and pop the foreground object onto a new background, and even add shadows and hazing effects. With Bling! It, creating professional looking product photos for an online store or an eBay listing no longer requires knowledge of advanced photo editing software.
When the Gadget Gurus decided to expand our online reviews, we found ourselves in a sort of jam. When it came to modern website design, we knew that we had a lot to learn, including a whole new vocabulary that included web design concepts such as CSS, AJAX, PNG files, and more.
The most important reason to upgrade to CS4 of Adobe's Creative Suite is new support for the 64 bit Windows Vista OS. For those who edit large photos, the 4GB memory barrier on the 32 bit OS caused the workspace to use hard drive space for swapping, significantly slowing down the program.
Gadget Gurus technology reviews are heard and read by millions of people across the United States, including more than a dozen print publications, dozens of tier-one radio stations, on third-party websites, and more than ever, online at our own website.
NEWS: This year, you will see a number of exciting announcements from Gadget Gurus, including podcasts, our syndicated "Gadgets-in-a-Minute" broadcasts, and our ever-expanding "Best Of" lists. Also, you will be seeing our portfolio of magazine "gadget pages" growing into a number of vertical markets.
TECH2 LAKE HOUSE
UPDATE - The exterior of the Technology Lake House is complete and we are now working on interior finishing and electronics. Last year, San Francisco's Channel 7 ABC News ran a special video report on the construction progress of the Technology Lake House, and we expect them back for a follow-up soon. Click HERE for a DLINK Live Video Feed with pan and zoom features (userid=user, no password, daylight hours only).
Ron Rosberg's current project home, the Technology Lake House, is currently under construction on the shores of Clearlake in Northern California. Even though the house is a wireless demo house, we have installed more than seven miles of wires in the walls for dozens of flat panel TVs, speakers, control panels, and sophisticated lighting. So far, more than a dozen technology and fixture manufacturers have agreed to sponsor this project, which has been simmering in Ron's head since he attended the first CES show in New York in 1967. The 7,500 square foot project (plus three existing rustic cabin guest houses) is being built on a five-acre Honeymoon Cove resort with 500 feet of beach directly across from Konocti Harbor Resort. This summer retreat will host technology gatherings annually, inviting Western states home builders, contractors, and technology consultants for a live open house showcasing the latest in home technologies. There is room to park plenty of boats, so plan on coming up for some lake fun after the project is complete. For more info, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 707-995-2683. To see the latest photos, visit Ron's Flickr gallery.
We are currently looking for products to evaluate in these areas:
Home automation: lighting, security, and entertainment
A/V technology for the 500 SF home theater media demo room
Hot News on Cool New Features: The ENTIRE front of the home is made of 21 sliding NanaWall glass panels that fold into the walls, opening the entire home up to the lake during demo days.