Creating ‘The Beauty Inside’
With the Internet and now mobile and social media, we’re seeing art developed in all sorts of innovative ways. Now we have a cool film idea where fans and aspiring actors can submit videos on Facebook to be a part of a film.
The film plot follows Alex, a guy who wakes up every day with a new face and new body, so he’s a completely different person on the outside but the same person on the inside as you’ll see in the video below. Alex always carries and uses a Toshiba Portégé® Ultrabook™ which serves as his personal journal throughout the episodes, and that’s how viewers can identify him as well. To create Alex’s changing daily appearance, a global, online casting call has been launched via Facebook to provide viewers in more than 15 countries a chance to audition for the film and play one of the roles of Alex.
The film will be available online in weekly episodes starting on August 16th and continue for six weeks. During this time, viewers will be invited to audition for an opportunity to be featured in the film as the editing team incorporates auditions and posts that best fit into the storyline of the episodes.
Toshiba Canvio 3.0 External Hard Drive
In today’s world, you always have a need for more storage, and as we start to organize photos and videos in digital format, we need ways to back up and protect our data.
Toshiba has introduced a new series of Canvio 3.0 hard drives that meet these needs. They offer blazing-fast transfer speeds and pre-loaded backup software, and they are cloud-backup capable. The units offer a variety of storage capacity and we tested the one terabyte model.
One of the main characteristics of these devices is the ability to sync with the cloud. The Canvio 3.0 is pre-loaded with Windows™-based NTI® BackupNow EZ™ software that provides step-by-step and fully-customizable backup capabilities to the cloud and to the drive. Users create a cloud account with NTI® BackupNow EZ™ where they can backup specific folders, certain file types, and conduct a complete system backup to the Canvio 3.0. The backup software also scans the user’s system and files and recommends which files to backup to cloud-based or on-device storage.
The Canvio family now includes the support of USB 3.0, enabling Canvio users to take advantage of the faster data transfer speed of USB 3.0-enabled devices. We were impressed with the speed when we tested it out.
Some advanced features include complete password protection with up to 256-bit data encryption to prevent unauthorized access to data and an on-screen Drive Space Alert monitor that sends an alert when storage space is running low. The internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology protect the drive during daily movement from a pocket, desk, bag, or beyond so you can feel comfortable carrying this around. It’s amazing how small these devices have become and how much you can store in a portable device.
The design of the unit is very slick and sturdy with rounded rectangular form factor and sleek high gloss finish. It’s also easy to grip it on the sides. It’s available in black, white, silver, red, green, and blue3.
This makes a great gift for anyone on your list, both techies who will appreciate the advanced features and others who need a simple way to protect their photos and home videos.
Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for more gift ideas.
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