Do you take most of your videos and photos using your Smartphone? You are not alone, in 2017 it was estimated that 85% of all photos taken were taken using a Smartphone. Taking videos and photos on your phone is really easy and convenient and with all the technological advances in the last few years the latest phones can take very good quality images. However, there is one major drawback with taking videos on your phone- often they just stay on your phone or computer or in the cloud, never to be seen again.
Yours.co is a new service aiming to preserve the memories of your best Smartphone videos and photos and turn them into DVDs for easy viewing. Unlike creating your own movie from your pictures and video clips Yours.co is very quick and easy. You download an app to your phone and select the photos and videos that you would like to include from your camera role. You don’t have to edit them, choose a soundtrack, add effects or insert transitions, Yours.co does all that. The DVDs are archival quality and Yours.co preserve your original content as well as creating a movie for you.
I recently had the opportunity to test out the Yours.co service and I was impressed by how easy it was. Creating home movies is something that has long been on my wish list, but I never seem to find time to use iMovie to do so. I think the last time we actually created a movie from our video clips was when my twins were babies and they are now almost 11 years old! I’m really looking forward to being able to watch home movies of our families precious memories again.
Yours.co creates movies up to 30 min long from the video clips and photos on your phone. To use the service you first download the Yours app then select which videos and photos you want to include. You see the videos and photos from your camera roll as thumbnails, and you simply tap on the ones you want to include. Each Magic Movie can include up to 99 videos and up to 250 photos. You don’t have to do any editing at all yourself, just select the content and Yours.co does the rest. Once you have selected the content, you choose a cover image and title then submit your shipping and payment information. After this is complete your images start uploading, the app needs to be kept open until the upload is complete. My suggestion is to switch off your screen auto lock and start the upload before bed, as I found it took several hours for my photos and movies to upload. Once they are uploaded sit back, relax and wait for your movie to arrive
Your media is used to create a movie with transitions, effects and music using military grade archiving technology and is sent to you on an archival DVD. They are also planning to launch a streaming service to allow you to share your movies with family and friends where ever they are. The service is set to cost $35 per movie but it has just launched on Kickstarter where you can get a substantial discount. The Kickstarter was fully funded in the first 24 hours, and I like the service enough that I was an Early Bird backer myself! Its not too late to grab a bargain so check out their Kickstarter today
ASTROREALITY PROVIDES OUT OF THIS WORLD EXPERIENCE AT CES 2018
Get hands-on and visit the moon at CES 2018
Las Vegas, 8 January 2018: AstroReality will be showcasing its record-breaking LUNAR model along with its Mini Solar System, and AR Notebook at CES 2018.
Swing by the AstroReality CES 2018 booth to get hands-on with LUNAR and the entire solar system. The Augmented Reality app will allow users to follow in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and experience one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind by virtually landing on the moon.
AstroReality’s LUNAR model launched on Indiegogo in September 2017, and hit a massive $210,399 within weeks, smashing its funding target of $50,000 by a whopping 516%.
Hand painted and crafted using the most accurate and advanced 3D printing technology, the softball-sized LUNAR Pro is modeled to 0.006 millimeters per pixel precision as it features a high-resolution topography based on data captured by NASA’s Lunar Orbiter science team.
With its AR app, AstroReality, weaves together an unparalleled way to experience the Moon, in the hand, and through a smartphone.
The AstroReality Mini Solar System includes nine mini models using the same precise measurement of LUNAR. The se includes all the planets in the solar system as well as the Sun and the Moon.
The LUNAR range – LUNAR Pro, LUNAR Regular and pocket-sized LUNAR Mini are priced from $39, and the Solar System Mini Set steals the show at an RRP of $129.
AstroReality will also be demoing the LUNAR Notebook at CES. This small notebook isn’t like your regular notepad. As well as being able to take notes there are will be dedicated pages that will allow users to experience the Moon using the AR app. An informative and immersive notepad fun for any age.
Zerlot Ma, AstroReality’s founder, said: “Space exploration through the years has been intensely exciting for all ages, and yet out of reach for most.
“With LUNAR we have brought the magic and mystery of space right into the palm of the hand – the only thing customers need to bring is the power of their imagination. Use the companion AR app for a thrilling educational experience that is quite literally out of this world…”
Coming next will be AstroReality’s model, PLUTO, which will be intricately detailed 1:116,020,845 scale high definition 3D printed model. It will be compatible with AstroReality augmented reality (AR) app that brings the exquisitely detailed model to life, turning a mobile device into a wide-ranging and engaging interstellar experience for all ages.
Scale – 1:28,969,000
Weight – 1300g
Grain – High Resolution
Printing Resolution – 0.006mm per pixel
Material – Poly Resin
Painting – Distressed Textural Painting
App – iOS and Android
Solar System Mini Specifications
Mercury Scale – 1:162,600,000
Venus Scale – 1:403,450,000
Earth Scale – 1:425,200,000
Mars Scale – 1:226,466,667
Saturn Scale – 1:4,018,000,000
Jupiter Scale – 1:4,766,200,000
Neptune Scale – 1:1,703,900,000
Uranus Scale – 1:1,651,100,000
Pluto Scale – 1:77,400,000
Weight – 16g
Grain – High Resolution
Printing Resolution – 0.1 mm per pixel
Material – VisiJet PXL
Painting – Distressed Textural Painting
Established in 2017, AstroReality designs scientific interactive models. Its flagship product the LUNAR Pro has been crafted in accordance with NASA’s LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) data to ensure unparalleled scientific accuracy. AstroReality’s mission is to enable anyone to experience the moon from an astronaut or astronomer’s perspective.
For more information about AstroReality visit http://www.astroreality.com/.
CLAZIO BRINGS THE ‘SMART’ TO SMART HOME ENTERTAINMENT AT CES 2018
Las Vegas, 8th January 2018: Clazio, the smart audio experts, introduce the ultimate in smart home entertainment – the all-in-one connected companion to rule them all.
Watch a movie, check email, control other smart home devices via a stunning Android-powered touchscreen, listen to music of any genre or style or simply check the weather via Amazon Alexa or OK Google, the Clazio Spark and Clazio Speaker light up everyday life.
The Clazio Spark is a new touchscreen home entertainment centre that combines the very best in voice technologies, top content providers, and premium audio in an unbeatable package that blows away the competition. Alongside the original Clazio Speaker the stunning duo are set to wow the crowds at CES 2018, with the most powerful wireless audio and video experience intown, but without compromising on quality.
The Clazio Spark features a stunning seven inch Full HD (323 PPI) touchscreen to navigate the best in entertainment, from film to video shorts to Spotify or internet radio – all based on the popular Android platform, so there’s no shortage of content options.
Not only is there enormous choice and flexibility around content, but the Clazio Spark has impeccable credentials in voice control, as it interfaces with not only Amazon Alexa but also OK Google. By incorporating two Far Field microphones the Clazio Spark can pick up the quietest of requests, even in the bustle of a busy household.
Behind the scenes, a potent hardware combination of an Octa Core CPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB (expandable to 48GB with an SD card) means there’s plenty of power when needed. As a final touch, a 4,800 mAh battery means going mobile with a favourite tune or interesting documentary around the home is super-simple, with astonishing up to five hours of music or four hours of video on tap.
Security and up-to-the-moment apps are also taken care of, as the Clazio Spark runs the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.
Mr Dake Liu, CEO at Clazio, said: “We are very proud to present the very latest and best in home entertainment at CES 2018. Bringing together the power of our best-in-class hardware with Android, Amazon Alexa and OK Google means we have an unbeatable combination. With the Clazio Spark and Clazio Speaker anything is possible.”
Clazio will also demonstrate the best-selling Clazio Speaker at CES 2018, the original wireless speaker market disruptor. Offering an exciting home entertainment mix of a seven inch touchscreen, dual 5W speakers and Android-powered platform, the Clazio Speaker has not only beauty but brains to match. With an attractive wallet-friendly price point, stunning design cues and a powerful spec list, the Clazio Speaker is every bit the smart home connoisseurs choice. Featuring the full breadth of the Android platform, a stunning 7-inch IPS 1280×800 display and integration with the incredibly powerful voice recognition capabilities of Amazon Alexa and OK Google, the Clazio Speaker is compact yet mighty in every sense.
Clazio Spark technical specs:
Weight 0.8kg(1.763 pounds)
Solution Octa Core CPU
Memory 2GB DDR3
Extend card TF card （Max to 32GB）
Display 7″ display, capacitive multi-touch screen (G+G), 1920*1280 pixel
Webcamera 5.0MP front
WiFi 2.4G+5G(IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2T2R) WLAN USB Module)
Bluetooth v2.1+EDR,v3.0,and v4.0+BLE
Speaker (L)5W +(R)5W
I/O Port microSD, HDMI, Micro USB, DC port
System Google Android 7.0
Battery Li-poly battery 4800mAH, Support Music play for 6 hours (Screen off) or Video play for 2.5 hours
Clazio Speaker technical specs:
370*225*140mm; 2 lbs
WiFi & Bluetooth
Quad core CPU
Amazon Alexa and OK Google
7-inch IPS 1280*800 display
For more information, or to organise an interview and product demonstration at CES 2018 (Clazio booth 52541 Eureka Park, Sands Expo), contact Anna Palagi at Honni on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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