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Archive for January 2011

Toon Boom at CES

January 7, 2011

The showfloor at CES opened Thursday, January 6 and the first place we went: The Toon Boom booth, of course! Karina Bessoudo and Steven Chu were present in the booth describing the educational benefits of Toon Boom’s line of software for young animators.

Motion’s Tablet

January 5, 2011

In contrast to the Lenovo’s “a work in progress” tablet, Motion seems to have its act together. Appearing in March or April is their Motion CL900. Up to eight hours of battery. Lightweight and rugged with a four foot drop test. Display with Corning┬« Gorilla┬« Glass. Both touch and stylus input. 30GB or 62GB solid […]


Let’s discuss that “Lenovo Tablet.”

January 5, 2011

It feels like all of the big companies are freaking out and screaming: “Oh, no! We need to get a tablet out right now!!!” Lenovo is promoting a cool looking tablet, maybe in a $600 price range. We posted on this earlier. Further questioning of the Lenovo reps was a bit disappointing. There seemed to […]

Spotted at CES

January 5, 2011

Rohan Marley, son of the famous Bob Marley, was present to promote his pricey headphones and iPod speakers for House of Marley.

Too many apps?

January 5, 2011

1/3rd of Smart Phone users are overwhelmed by the number of available applications (or apps) for their phones. This statistic was displayed at one of today’s CES press briefings. Actually, that number amazes me. It seems too low. I suspect this is because only 1/3rd of Smart Phone users have actually even looked at their […]

Internet connected television is here. Do you care?

January 5, 2011

Last year, 3D television was the rage at CES. It was going to dominate everything. You would be soon disposing of your new HDTV and buying a new 3D television and 3D glasses. Interestingly, not many of us actually followed this advice. 3D televisions are still outrageously priced. Further, most of us are not thrilled […]


January 5, 2011

There was an interesting press lecture about consumer electronics trends we will see in 2011: The intelligence of our devices will increase. Specifically, devices will be adding GPS, internet connectivity, more computing power, networking capability and even Apps. Something called the iGrill was mentioned. It will make your grill smart. The concept of an intelligent […]

The Screen Size Void is now filled

January 5, 2011

At prior CES shows, there was something called “the screen size void.” This means, there were two classes of devices: Small screen devices under five inches and large screens. There was very little in the 7 to 15 range screen size. Netbooks were the exception, though these were initially very limited in capability. This is […]

Toon Boom’s Sinister Plan?

January 4, 2011

This past year, I gained great appreciation for creating characters in one project for reuse later in other projects. Toon Boom’s abilities to store characters in libraries allows this. It makes life easier than I ever imagined. Watch the animation below and then see the explanation. It used to be that creating animation was a […]

Using Adobe Premiere to make a 3d movie for red-blue 3D glasses.

January 3, 2011

3D is so big at CES, I decided to make fun of it, again. The first half of this animation requires red-blue 3D glasses. The second half repeats without the need for glasses. This is how I got the effect: Using Adobe Premiere to make a 3d movie for red-blue 3D glasses. Create the right […]