Monday, 28 February 2011

CANYON to Extend Sales of its Graffiti Limited Edition







GORINCHEM, the Netherlands – Due to a very positive response to the Graffiti Limited Edition that was launched last September, Canyon has decided to extend the availability period of this unique assortment until this summer. It was initially announced that the limited edition would be in production until the end of the year 2010.

This exclusive offering includes several product segments, each with a cool name inspired by skateboard moves & tricks:

• Tailslide super optical mice
• Truckhook 1.3 Megapixel webcams
• Alley-Oop DJ style headphones
• Railwhip Pilot look headphones
• Kickflip bags for 13.3” and 16” notebooks
• Noseslide Sleeves for 10”, 13.3” and 16” notebooks

Two USB speaker sets were recently added to complete the lineup:

To improve the sound quality of your netbook and laptop when listening to music, playing
games or watching videos, a USB speakers set is a great solution. The model CNR-SP20Cx, a.k.a. Powerslide, definitely has an edgy and unique look that will complement your personality. It also has a compact size for an easy positioning on a desk or table. You will be impressed by the quality and clarity of the sound coming out of these stylish speakers. The set features a volume & mute control buttons for your convenience. It is available in two colors.

Visit our website to find out more about Canyon’s graffiti edition!

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CANYON is a cheerful, young and dynamic lifestyle brand that thrives to make life more comfortable by offering a wide range of practical, easy-to-use and affordable IT-related consumer electronics and computer peripherals to the many people. Our product range is developed with our commitment to offer beautiful and stylish product design at competitive prices, without compromising the quality. Founded in 2003, CANYON is one of the world’s fastest growing brands in its industry in Asia and the EMEA region. For more information, contact press@canyoncorporate.com

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Monday, 21 February 2011

Customer experiences:

South Africa - ' Just want to thank you for a product that has functioned beyond expectation. I bought one of your laptop backpacks 3 years ago. I am a Project Engineer. I have used the bag every working day. I constructed a wastewater treatment plant in Mozambique and was on site for 4 months; I used the bag every day, in an extremely harsh environment. At times I was carrying 17 kgs of 'stuff' including tools and spares. This bag still looks smart enough to take to client's offices, and it looks like it will still last another 10 years. Great design; great quality; great functionality! Well done'.


'I was just looking down at my 40Gb portable hdd when I realized that I have owned it for about 6 years! I just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for producing such a quality product. I cannot name any other piece of electronic equipment I own thats lasted as long as your equipment. THANKS!!!'


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Friday, 18 February 2011

Inspiration of the day: Blind Photographer


| Artists Wanted | In Focus : Pete Eckert from Artists Wanted on Vimeo.

Pete Eckert is a photographer. He's also blind after suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa. The video above shows his amazing photography process—from composing, snapping to processing in the dark room. Eckert is doing something he loves, even if most of us would foolishly assume he couldn't. Check out Pete Eckert's website here.

Text: Casey Chan for Gizmodo

Cool Stuff: A Different Perspective

Ryuji Nakamura created a miniature paper model house to sit ontop of his iMac, in front of the iSight webcam. Titled, Midget & Giant, transforms a typical boring webcam view into something straight of out of Alice in Wonderland. How can this not make you smile?





Thursday, 17 February 2011

To Use or Not to Use Emoticons in Your Emails



We read today an article by Adam Dachis for Lifehacker about using emoticons in your emails.

It is an interesting topic. Are you among those ponctuating your text with smiles, winks and the like, or do you consider them silly?

Here is what Dachis thinks:
"Language is a means of communication, buts its only as effective as the person using it. Without inflection and emotion, language loses a lot, making text communication one of the poorest forms. While emoticons can be informal, they may actually be the best way of bringing additional meaning to your emails."

Scott McDowell, writing for productivity and ideas blog The 99 Percent, argues:

"Until keyboards can actually perceive the emotional content of our digital messages (not so far off!), emoticons may be the simplest method of clarifying tone. I've had to let go of my own perception that emoticons are silly. They may currently be our best tool for elevating the emotional clarity of digital messages."

Obviously you don't want to go overboard with emoticons, but a smiley face here and there never hurts. It's never going to replace a an honest, human smile but it may be your best text-based alternative.

For more tips on using emotional cues in your writing, be sure to check out the full post over at the 99 Percent blog.

What do you think?

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Double Exposure

Two photos in a single frame. The double exposure is a fantastic manipulation of photography, and these 69 entries to this week's Gizmodo Shooting Challenge prove it. Here are some of our favorites! Click here to view more!









New Wireles mouse

The Netherlands, Gorinchem - To enjoy more freedom when working on your PC or Notebook, this wireless mouse is a great solution to avoid a clutter of wires on your desk. The CNR-MSOW03x offers you an advanced laser technology of 2.4GHz for a stable and reliable connection without any delays between the dongle and the mouse. The mouse offers you a resolution up to 1000 dpi that ensures precise tracking for an impressive performance. The CNR-MSOW03 has an ergonomic design and 3 buttons and 1 scroll wheel for smooth and fast navigation. The mini USB 2.0 receiver is so small there is no need to remove it from your notebook or computer. The mouse is available in black with orange and silver accents and is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista and 7.

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Learn the basics of Photoshop in under 25 minutes

Photoshop is an incredibly powerful but also intimidating application. If you've wanted to start using Photoshop but didn't know where to start, here are some of the basics.



The video above is your lesson. It's short considering how much it covers and long considering it's on the internet. In the video, we take a look at every tool in the toolbar, your palettes on the right side of the screen, and what you'll find in the menus. Here you'll find a reference for this lesson.

Via: Lifehacker

Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentines day

Valentines day is held on February 14 and on this day we celebrate love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after a Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD :).

On valentines day it is traditional to show our love for each other by presenting flowers, chocolates, gifts (wrapped in heart shaped packages), and sending greeting/Valentines cards. It also is common that you send a gift and a Valentines card to you secret lover.

In the UK, just under half the population spend money on their Valentines and around 1.3 billion pounds is spent yearly on cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts, with an estimated 25 million cards being sent. The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately 190 million valentines are sent each year in the US. Half of those valentines are given to family members other than husband or wife, usually to children. An estimated 15 million e-valentines were sent in 2010.


Old Valentine traditions:
- Hundreds of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults on Valentine's Day. They went singing from home to home. One verse they sang was:

Good morning to you, valentine;
Curl your locks as I do mine ---
Two before and three behind.
Good morning to you, valentine.

- In Wales, England, wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favourite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, "You unlock my heart!"

- In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

- In some countries, a young woman may receive a gift of clothing from a young man. If she keeps the gift, it means she will marry him.

- Think of five or six names of boys or girls you might marry, As you twist the stem of an apple, recite the names until the stem comes off. You will marry the person whose name you were saying when the stem fell off.

- If you cut an apple in half and count how many seeds are inside, you will also know how many children you will have.


Last minute tips: How to be romantic and original on Valentine's day

You can never be too romantic on Valentine's Day, but here are some tips on how to give your partner a special treat this year, with these original and romantic ideas.

Check out the instruction video here!


Step 1: Cheap and cheerful

Once you have a date for Valentine's Day, that's half the struggle over. To make it special, plan something that's a little bit leftfield. This doesn't have to be expensive. Instead of forking out for a meal at a restaurant, pack a picnic and head down to a romantic spot, like a park or even your own garden, for an intimate dinner for two. Be sure to pack a blanket and lots of wine to make the most of your night. Take along a portable radio so that you can indulge in some impromptu dancing if the mood takes you.


Step 2: Extraordinary dates

For those for whom money is no object, the perfect Valentine's Day date could be anything from a luxury spa break where you can both be pampered endlessly, to a romantic mini-break abroad to a city such as Venice or Paris.


Step 3: Staying in

If you would prefer to stay in on Valentine's night, you could spend the evening cooking your favourite meal together and enjoying it by candlelight.

For movie lovers, put together a package with a DVD of your valentine's favourite film (as long as it's one you can bear to watch too), some popcorn, sweets and a bottle of wine and present it to them as a gift. Then settle in for a movie night on the sofa.

You might like to put a different sort of kit together with champagne, candles, bubble bath and massage oils, depending on the kind of evening you are planning.


Step 4: Unusual gifts

When it comes to Valentine's gifts, remember that the best gift is not always the most expensive one. Go for the thoughtful option, as simple as a framed photo of the two of you, in favour of an over-priced bottle of perfume.

Flowers are always a winner but do something a bit different by adding the element of surprise. Hide single roses or your partner's favourite flowers in unexpected places around the house for her to discover during the day. Add a little note with each one if you're feeling extra romantic.

Instead of flowers, you could buy your loved one a tree to plant in their garden. It will last much longer and keep growing along with your relationship.

Or what about this special heart-shaped mini photo frame?



Via: VideoJug

NoteSlate

NoteSlate is low cost tablet device with true one colour display, real paper look design, long life battery (180h !), together with very handy usage and very simple and helpful interface for pen and paper. This easy, compact and portable gadget is used anywhere you want to make any notes, drafts, sketches, any ideas for future reference. Paper for everyone! Write a note and check it later, save it, or delete it. Maybe send it after. Just one colour is enough to express the basics. Keep your life simple. You will love it.
For $99.


Check out NoteSlate here.
 

Sunday, 13 February 2011

5 Creative & Free Ways to Show Your Love Tech Style

Who says that geeks are not romantic?
While we are the type that loves to treat our partners to fancy tech, sometimes that is just not in the budget. With our philosophy of homemade often being "bestmade" and with an eye on our wallets, we've decided to roundup 5 great gender neutral gift ideas that are free. Yes, you read that correctly, free.


Click here to read more.



Graffiti: Rainbow maker

The first two minutes are all foreplay: Six spray paint cans being snapped into place; batteries being plugged in; and the gray Robo-Rainbow machine being hitched to the back of a bicycle. Then, finally, sweet rainbow payoff.


Saturday, 12 February 2011

Eleni Foureira is a Famous Greek artist who was a participant in the 2010 Greek national final along with Manos Pyrovolakis in Greece. The singer just released this sunny clip for "Ase Me" and this song will make you forget the winter.

In the clip Eleni choose to wear on of our cool Canyon Graffiti headphone, check it out!!!!





Friday, 11 February 2011

New Trendy earphones

Enjoy with long-lasting comfort and your favorite music with the CNR-EP9x. These earphones feature enhanced in-ear silicone fittings ensuring a soft fit. The CNR-EP9x also provides you high sound quality with deep bass, and a fresh, sleek design to complement your style. These earphones are compatible with virtually any audio/video players and notebooks or PCs and. They are available in black or white.











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Apple's New iPad in Production

Apple Inc. has started manufacturing a new version of its iPad tablet computer with a built-in camera and faster processor, said people familiar with the matter.
The new iPad will be thinner and lighter than the first model, these people said. It will have at least one camera on the front of the device for features like video-conferencing, but the resolution of the display will be similar to the first iPad, these people said. It will also have more memory and a more powerful graphics processor, they said.

Click here to read more!

By YUKARI IWATANI KANE And SHAYNDI RAICE
Via: online.wjs.com


Great Apps

It is no surprise that there are a lot of apps at MacWorld. However, what is surprising was just how not terribly magical and revolutionary most were. Thankfully, there were a few standouts. We've shifted through the uninspiring to bring you these interesting apps which are all available now or will be in the App Store within the next few months.




Alawar Hamlet: The Bard's Hamlet in pretty much name only, this game is filled with brain teasers and puzzles that you must complete as Hamlet in order to save Ophelia. Adorable graphics and challenging puzzles, what more could one want?
Snoring U: This app strives to settle the debate of who was actually snoring last night and also help the snoring to end. The app works by monitoring sleep and when it detects snoring it says a pre-recorded message like, "turn over you're snoring again."

TouchUp: Quick and easy photo editing for the iPad is nothing terribly new, but what we did love about this app is the impressive zoom control for detail work and the burn and dodge tool.

Peterson Birds: Everything you love about the trusty guidebook in app form, we love the combination of sound and images. This app brings back memories of geeking out over the guidebook.


Appetites & iCookbook: Two very different but interesting cooking apps. iCookbook uses recipes from Big Food and has a cool voice control feature allowing you to advance your recipe without having to tap. Appetites has a more home grown approach to food with recipes coming from food bloggers who have recorded video of themselves cooking.
PDF Expert: Although the PDF app marketplace is rather large, this one does stand out with its UI, annotation, and editing controls.

iTap Mobile: This app allows you to control your Mac or Windows computer from your IOS device and has gesture support.


SkySafari: This mobile astronomy app has gorgeous graphics much like one of our favorite apps. This app has a Lite & Pro version, the Pro version allows for connection and control of a telescope with an additional accessory.
NatureScape: Gorgeous sound imagery is contained in this app. Once we put the headphones on it added a peaceful layer to the show floor that was quite welcoming. Much better than other white noise sorts of apps.

DK Guides: We've always been huge fans of the cutaways and love to see them on the iPad. We also love the neighborhood guides and think they are the most friendly of the travel guidebooks to explore.


Text: Joelle Alcaidinho
Photos: Melissa Santiago
Via: unplggd.com

Thursday, 10 February 2011

How to speed up your Internet connection by 50%

Good morning!

We've come across an interesting blog post giving valuable tips on how to speed up your Internet connection at home or at work.

Good tips are always worth sharing, right?

Good luck! ;-)

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

They are going to New York!!!!

GORINCHEM, the Netherlands – The results of Canyon's New York contest are already known for some weeks. But here a picture of all winners. These lucky persons win  trip for two to one of the most colorful, dynamic and exciting cities in the world: New York city!












The contest started on the 1st of December 2010 and closed on Wednesday 5th of January 2011 at midnight, with over 150 pictures were from around the world. Participants who wanted a chance to win a 5-day trip for two to the birthplace of graffiti submitted a cool and creative picture featuring a product from Canyon’s limited edition.

We will update you soon about their adventures in New York!!!

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Monday, 7 February 2011

Canyon presents two ideal Notebookstand

Ergonomic experts recommend using netbooks stands such as the CNP-NS5 and the CNP-NS6 as it helps to avoid tiredness, neck and back pain. These models features a super silent cooling fan to improve heat dissipation for a maximal performance and system stability. It is perfect for intense gaming sessions or extended work periods. The stands CNP-NS5 and CNP-NS6 have a slim and light design and is ideal to carry around. The CNP-NS5 is suitable for notebooks up to 10" while hte CNP-NS6 is perfect for notebook up to 16".

Thursday, 3 February 2011

New advanced super optical mouse

GORINCHEM, the Netherlands – Flexibility is yours with the CNR-MSO02, a 5-button mouse offering you an advanced Super Optical sensor ideal for those who appreciate high-quality, precise tracking and speed when browsing through folders or the Internet!


The CNR-MSO02 also has a switchable resolution of up to 2000 dpi, which enables you to adapt the mouses responsiveness according to your needs and preferences.

This model features a Window switch button for a faster and effective software switch, and it is also compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7.

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