Lexus Intelligent Park Assist Tackles Parallel Parking

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Everyone asks the same question. Will it find a parking space for me? Alas, no, but the Lexus Intelligent Park Assist, first made available on the 2007 Lexus LX 460 is still a significant advance in intuitive automotive technology. The system, which is optional, adds $3,425 to the base price of the $69,150 luxury sedan.

The Toyota Motor Corporation began to develop the system in 2004 and made it available in 2005 in Japan only on the Prius. Cars equipped with the Intelligent Park Assist are fitted with a camera to the rear of the vehicle, a computer, and a steering sensor.

When the driver pulls up to a spot for parallel parking, the vehicle is placed in reverse and the Intelligent Park Assist is activated. The camera places a live image of the parking area on the navigation screen in the center of the console. The image is overlaid with a box and four arrows. Using the arrows, the driver moves the box into the available space by tapping the screen.

Once the placement process is complete, the driver touches an activation button on the screen and releases the wheel while keeping his foot on the brake. The car will not stop for pedestrians or objects that may be in its path, so the driver must monitor the maneuver. If the driver takes his foot off the brake, the car immediately stops.

Additionally, the correct level of speed must be maintained. If the car is moving too slowly or too quickly, parking will also be halted. Once the vehicle has worked itself into the space, the car must be manually placed in drive and pulled forward to complete the positioning.

The Intelligent Park Assist system is not good for tight parking spaces. The area used must be four feet longer than the car itself. That translates to 20.5 feet for the LS 460 and 20.9 feet for the LS 460 L (which has a longer wheelbase.)

The camera can also be used for backing the car into a parking space, with the driver only being required to position the vehicle in front of the area so that the camera may image the space. The same guiding principles then apply.

Some reviewers who have tested the system complain that the learning curve is sufficiently tricky and long that simply parking the car the old-fashioned way is infinitely easier. Obviously drivers new to the Intelligent Park Assist need to practice with the technology before using it in real-life parking situations.

Still, however, with the increased use of cameras in automobiles and with Honda already selling a competing Smart Parking Assist System in Japan, this kind of intuitive technology will become more common in the cars of the future on models more drivers can afford. Designers will continue to refine the execution of the technology, making our vehicles smarter and safer in the process.

Mod Monkey Theme is Going to be a Winner for your Child’s Birthday

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Whenever you are prepared to decide on the birthday party theme you believe your youngster would love the best, a Mod Monkey theme is among the most popular. Using the personalized supplies you are able to come across right here this is going to be one of the best parties and will be remembered for quite a few years. From the personalized birthday banners to invitations locate everything you’re trying to find when it comes to mod monkey party supplies.

Make your selection of boy or girl Mod Monkey themes to start and off you go from there. The mod pink girl monkey birthday banner will be the best selection for the little girl’s birthday party. The monkey boy birthday party supplies are readily available for your little boy’s birthday. Mod monkey tiered cakes, birthday cake toppers, mod monkey centerpieces, activity placemats, hats and far more are all good ideas for this one-of-a-kind birthday bash. Select all of your Mod Monkey birthday party supplies right here, get prepared to decorate and you will not be rushed or stressing about exactly where to locate the plates that match the napkins or the decorations you would like to put up. Get the mod monkey balloons, the decals for decorating the wall, banners, centerpieces and a lot more all from one place.

Party favor boxes and thank you notes are all designed with the well-liked Mod Monkey theme to fit right in with the theme you have chosen. You will like having everything handy and at your fingertips so you are able to get it all at the same time. When you select the Mod Monkey party theme with personalized supplies, you are able to save mementos from the party to share with your child as they get older. So don’t delay, get your Mod Monkey birthday party supplies and get ready to throw the greatest birthday party your child will remember for a long time.Michael Schurmann has written extensively about Birthday Party Themes on a number of specialized websites for parents of little Girls and Boys. He invites you to visit and save money on quality themes for your child’s important Milestones.

Coil Spring Trap, the Ultimate Solution from Wild Animals

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Wild animals have always been a threat to your produce, primarily fruits. Sometimes it may so happens that few canines like fox or hyenas, also have threat upon your pets, like sheep, goat or poultry. Hence it is always advised to keep them away. The primary thing you need to do is to keep them away, this can be done by either killing them or you can always capture them to release in far areas. One of the best solutions you can get is by using Coil Spring Traps, manufactured by Duke. This kind of traps is extremely effective upon preventing wild animals, near your farm area. Once you capture them, you can easily transport them to far areas.

Coil Spring Traps are restraining device, which can hold the animals by their legs, and makes them literally immovable from the place. These particular traps are cost effective, and always have been in use. This is also considered as an effective tool, to control and managing wild life population. In the early part of 20th century, due to its cost effectiveness, it has been used as the primary tool to manage wild population, still now it is believed to be one of the most effective tools. This trap is made of pure steel, and has been made powerful, by using compact coil springs. You will also find rubber coating over its jaw; this is made to reduce the hurt to the minimum.

Coil Spring Traps are specially designed to capture wild animals like, fox and Coyote. These traps are extremely effective but are available at cost effectiveness. Moreover, this trap is also available at your door steps, all you need to do is to order them online, and they will get delivered to you as soon as possible. This trap is like utility combined with price advantage.

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The Giant Stuffed Monkey and the Threat to the Monkey Population

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The giant stuffed monkey is an all around terrific plush toy for a wide group of ages. For young children, it’s a fun first-time soft toy that can be played with and/or ‘substituted’ for a pillow and slept on, and for older children, it’s a great addition to a stuffed animal collection. The giant stuffed monkey, is, of course, a loyal companion and friend as well, no matter its owner’s age.

In threatened forests around the world in which monkeys make their home, it turns out that monkeys are much more sensitive to damaged habitat than what had previously been thought. Dr. Andrew Marshall, from the Environment Department at the University of York and Director of Conservation at Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, along with several colleagues from other universities, conducted a study in 2010 of monkeys living in the Udzungwa Mountains in Tanzania. Their findings suggested that external factors in forests, such as human activity, had a major impact on overall monkey populations living in forests as big 25 square miles. In addition, it was discovered that the monkeys’ health was also affected.

Per Dr. Marshall, “this study suggests that while small forest fragments need protecting we should intervene at an earlier stage to protect larger forest areas that are under threat.- Seven species of monkey that lived in an area covering some 6, 213 square miles, were part of the research. Dr. Marshall goes on to say that the end results were reason enough to help communities living in the area learn a different way of doing things so as to help with the forest species. Local communities could make a point of planting the kind of habitat that would form a corridor between parts of forests that have become fragmented.

Floppy chimps, tall chimps, and/ or chimp families, are all types of giant stuffed monkeys that are available for you from which to choose. If gorillas are more your thing, be sure and go with a giant stuffed monkey that is a gorilla – there is a noticeable difference amongst the species. Whichever one you decide on, you can be sure that both it and you will be quite pleased that you did.

Angeline Hope is a collector of giant stuffed monkey animals. You can view a selection of giant stuffed monkey animals at MyBigPlush.

Dslr Camera For Real Pictures

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The DSLR or the digital single lens reflux camera is a high end performance camera that delivers some crystal clear pictures just like the professional photographers due to its high technology. The DSLR camera is a fully automatic one and finishes the function of capturing the photo in faction of seconds. Due to its brilliant features like the interchangeable lens option, big sensors and accurate preview they naturally are very different from the other cameras. With the market being flooded with many popular brands getting into DSLR camera, it has led to a cut throat competition as most of the manufacturers are into latest technology so as to stay or outsmart the competitor. Though this has benefited the consumer the confusion as to which is the best D SLR camera remains. The choice is difficult between the price and the features or the brand.

The DSLR cameras in India are available from the major brands like the Nikon and the Canon. The foremost factor that remains to be of great concern is the budget you can afford. The DSLR camera price has fallen considerably in recent times. With all the competition for many branded companies the consumer are having a happy with the decreased price of the s SLR camera. Now a day you can have a camera for a very low price. The low price d SLR camera starts from Rs. 20, 000 only. In addition there are many other factors like the different types of lens and flash units, GPS units and other accessories. Therefore you need to have a proper budget in mind so as to accommodate your needs. A full frame D SLR camera is more pricey and costs as much as Rs. 130,000. The DSLR camera price varies according to its features and the technology provided with it.

A DSLR camera with a full frame has great benefits because it provides good noise control plus it provides better contrast range and also has shallower depth of field. These cameras are expensive too. A sensor DSLR is again divided into APS-C and APS H type depending on the dimensions of the camera. Thus the DSLR camera price may increase further as you will find the APS H more expensive. However the low price DSLR camera with an APS C sensor will cost you around Rs. 100,000. Therefore if you want feelings, depth and vibrant colors go for a DSLR, this is what will satisfy you.

Memory Card Corrupted In Canon Eos 7d Camera

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Embedded with brand new features, Canon EOS 7D digital camera is a delight for all the photographers. The camera with 18 mega pixel captures tremendous images and videos and stores them on the CF (Compact Flash) memory card. These cards, although considered to be safe media of storage, can be corrupted due to numerous reasons. Corruption of these cards primarily results in inaccessibility of all the images and videos stored in the cards. In such cases, these multimedia files can be easily accessed from a valid backup, usually created on a computer system. However, if a photographer has not created any backup or backup is incomplete, then the photographer needs to use an advanced third-party Card Recovery Software.

Consider a practical scenario, where any of the below error messages are displayed on the LCD monitor of the Canon EOS 7D camera:

The card cannot be used
Or
Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera.

After the above error message appear on the LCD screen, the data stored on the CF memory card becomes inaccessible. Furthermore, these error message do not allow you to click any new images or videos.

Cause:

The root cause for any of the above error messages is corruption of CF memory card. Few major reasons for corruption are improper handling of camera, interrupted read/write operation, and virus infection.

Resolution:

The only possible way to resolve the above problem, in case of backup unavailability, you will need to format the memory card with camera (as suggested in error message). But, once the card is formatted, the data saved on it gets erased. The formatted images, videos, or any other multimedia files can be only recovered by using an advanced Card Recovery application. The Card Recovery utility allows recovery in three simple steps, download the software from Internet, connect card to your system, and run the application. With easy to understand documentation, the photographer can easily perform the recovery process. The software is completely non-destructive as it does not makes any changes in the original data stored on the memory card.

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery is an effective Card Recovery that ensures complete recovery of data from almost all formatted memory cards, including CF, SD, and SDHC. Compatible with almost all file types, the software is designed for Windows and Mac OS X. The software can recover data from other storage media as well.

Independent Media School And Photography Collage To Be Included In Kuwait University

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The State of Kuwait, a sovereign Arab nation and one of the worlds fastest growing economies, is planning to have media school offered in the University of Kuwait. These plans were presented to the schools council of departments. The council then recommended conducting more research and studies on the subject before approving the independent media school plan. The media school would offer programs that are found in media studies collages, sound engineering collages, photography colleges, and journalism collages found in most of the top universities around the globe. Most of the students at the university see this as an improvement on the educational institution.

When it comes to media, Kuwait has very transparent media practices. Journalists who are based in Kuwaiti enjoy a greater freedom with their work than their regional counterparts compared to other Arab countries. The state was ranked with the number one spot by the Reporters without Borders of the Middle East and the Arab League freedom of press index in 2007. This is no wonder why they would put up a media school at one of the states best universities. Students who would take programs and courses in this school are assured freedom of press which is vital. The school will provide future journalist, photographers, and other media practitioners all the knowledge and tools they need to deliver fair and just news and opinions.

Most photography colleges are found in the United States and Europe. However, not a lot of aspiring students can afford to go to another country to study. Its important the future journalism photographers know what they are up against. Rowan Al Bahwah, one of the universitys faculties said that In Kuwait, the state is suffering from having too little media influence. Schools should take benefit of potentials the young students have. Media has very strong and effective influence with the people and the state, because of this, the university should provide programs and trainings in the area. The culture and society of the state desperately needs well trained and qualified young Kuwaitis to go to the fields and provide news and current events.

One of the collages under most media schools is the photography colleges. This collage will not only teach you the importance of documentation by the use of photography, but will let you understand it as an art. Becoming a professional photographer needs a lot of training and hands on experience, by attending photography classes and programs, you a guided by your instructors to the right path. Since the school also teaches you that photography is also a science, you get the chance to work with specialized and professional tool for photography.

Midrange Dslr Cameras – Canon 7d Or Nikon D7000

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Canon Vs Nikon is not a new subject. The debate takes in point and shoot cameras, cheap DSLRs, midrange DSLRs, and all the way to the top end professional models. As mid-range cameras go, the Canon 7D or Nikon D7000 is just one more subject for discussion at online forums and photography clubs everywhere.

It really depends which expert you listen to or the reviews that you read. There is no clear cut winner in this comparison. If you are looking for a cheap DSLR, these are not your basic models to choose from. However, they will give you just about every feature you want in a digital camera.

There are plenty of megapixels in either one and lots of processing power to go all with those pixels. All the newer cameras are now developed to the point of very accurate exposure when set on auto mode. The software analyzes the light and color of practically every photo with amazing accuaracy. Using highly developed auto focus systems, they can not only take perfectly exposed pictures, they do it with moving or still subjects alike.

If you happen to be the proud owner of a mid-range DSLR camera like the Canon 7D or Nikon D7000, you will be able to learn while you take beautiful photos. Many photographyers who are new to DSLRs go right to these “better than beginners” models. You can use the camera set to auto when you really want to nail the photos. However, you can also use your camera like the pros, using all the advanced settings.

With either of these photographic marvels, you can shoot photos with total control. There are controls for all the standard modes, including manual. New ISO settings allow for taking pictures in the most extreme low light conditions. And, possibly the most powerful feature of all, you can take continuous shots at about 8 frames per second to an almost endless number of shots.

Add to this fine array of shooting power the ability to attach any Canon or Nikkor lens to your camera, and you have photography bliss. It is a hard decision to make.

Many who are trying to figure out whether to go with one manufacturer or the other can spend hours doing research at online forums and in camera magazines. It is a frustrating endeavor. One day you will favor Nikon and the next you will switch to Canon. You will discover that there are some very avid fans of both manufacturers who are ready to argue for their model of choice, and they will have plenty of reasons why you should choose theirs.

The bottom line is this. Choose a camera, and then learn how to use it. Do not look back and second guess your choice.

Attract More Customers With Advertising And Product Photography That Grabs Attention

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If your company has products to sell, it is vital that you get your advertising and product photography absolutely right. The major purpose of advertising is to arouse the consumer’s desire to own any given product. Advertising photography is used to stimulate these desires to result in an actual purchase. Product photography can be less alluring but still needs to make the item look good.

The photography of your products could be what your potential customer sees first, either on your website or in a catalogue or brochure. It is therefore very important to have quality shots of your items. Poorly lit or out-of-focus advertising photography will not help sell your products. For website sales particularly, customers prefer to see what they are buying or enquiring about, so make sure that your advertising and product photography makes the most of your product to ensure your sale.

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It is always advisable to get pictures done by a professional photographer with proper studio lights and cameras. A professional will also have technical knowledge and experience of what will work best for you and your product photography. For example if you are selling clothes, you may want a location shoot. But if you are selling power tools, a studio shoot would probably work best. Similarly, the demands of different media vary – photography for the web has its own rules.

At Deckchair we have an in-house advertising and product photographer and studio facilities. We will use our experience and creative expertise to produce stunning advertising and product photography for your catalogues, brochures, mailers, PR, exhibition graphics or website. We can do straight pack shots or take a more creative route. Our photographer will work closely with the creative director to ensure that the overall design is powerful and captures the very essence of your business. We also have many connections with local PR, press and fashion photographers with whom we work closely on projects.

Tamron 28-200 Review – Excellent Budget Super Zoom Lens For Full Frame Dslr

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This is my old and beloved super zoom lens which I have used for many years and here I will be writing the Tamron 28-200 review.

I used it with my film camera often in the past. Recently, I just tested the Canon version of this lens using my Canon 5D Mark II full frame DSLR. The Tamron 28-200mm is also available for Sony, Pentax, and Nikon mounts.

The lens is riding on the popularity of the full frame DSLR cameras. As I find the focal length awkward when shooting with a cropped sensor camera, I seldom use this combination.

The 28mm wide angle focal length will not be wide enough when tested with at cropped sensor DSLR camera.

On the telephoto side, the 200mm will turn to be a 300mm when used with a cropped sensor DSLR camera, which makes this lens a fantastic budget telephoto lens.

The inexpensive and light lens feels just right when used on Canon 5D Mark II. It is sharp and convenient to use as a travel or general purpose lens for all level of photographers.

I will certainly recommend this lens to all photographers who use a full frame camera and is looking for a great super zoom, but do not want to break the bank for it. Currently this is the best value for money for a super zoom lens in the market.

The autofocus is fast and accurate. Surprisingly it is not noisy at all, unlike other Tamron budget lenses.

However, due to its small aperture at the extreme end, I often had to switch to manual mode in low light to prevent focus hunting. You can also switch to manual focus to prevent this.

My lab and field review showed that the sharpness in the center and border sharpness are both excellent. The images I got from this lens are very sharp and contrasty at the same time.

During further Tamron 28-200mm review, I found that there is very small to negligible barrel distortion and chromatic aberration. This will not be an issue since you can fix this issue easily during post processing with any software.
I’d recommend this lens for traveling or general purpose photography. This would be a great lens to have when you do not want to carry heavy lens on your trip.

However, I would not recommend this lens for professional work due to its small aperture at the telephoto end.