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Making Maps for Books: 2 Cartographers Tell Us How It's Done

If you write fantasy, spec-fic, or historical fiction maps can be of great use to your readers. Here is some advice from some map making experts to help you get a good one into your book. 37 more words

Writing

Promised land

When I first kissed your lips
You sent me straight to heaven
Now i’ve fallen way back down
It’s not so very different
To what I thought I’d see up top… 69 more words

Poetry

Guidelines on the Proper Adding of Keywords to the Content

Keywords are the most important in a web site for it to inflate or increase search engine ranking. Keywords are somewhat a misnomer since keywords actually involved about multi-word phrases. 479 more words

SEO

Brits watch less TV than ever |

Research from IHS Technology indicates that traditional broadcast television viewing is being overtaken by two forces: Personal Video Recorders (PVRs) like Sky+ and online video from services like Netflix and BBC iPlayer. 21 more words

Content

Are Brands Creating High-Quality Content?

Are enterprise-level companies creating content pieces that are grammatically accurate and easy to read?

To find out, Acrolinx deployed its proprietary linguistics analytics engine to examine… 102 more words

Articles

Technicolor punches high-def video into higher dynamic range - CNET

Today’s high-definition TV and video can look great, but there’s always room for improvement. New, higher-fidelity image schemes are beginning to gain traction these days, including 4K, wide color gamut, and high dynamic range.The idea behind all of these methods is to allow video shown on current and future TVs to look more like reality, whether through improved detail and sharpness (called 4K); a broader range of colors that more closely matches what the human eye can perceive (wide color gamut, or WGC), or brighter highlights and darker blacks presented on-screen at the same time (high dynamic range, or HDR). 10 more words

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Web giants gang up to take on MPEG LA, HEVC Advance with royalty-free streaming codec • The Register

Some of the largest companies in online media have banded together to battle back against excessive patent licensing fees for streaming video.Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netflix have all joined the Alliance for Open Media, a new consortium aimed at developing a new, open source, royalty-free video codec to compete with High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the up and coming successor to H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC). 18 more words

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