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June 14th, 2008
Label your Movies

Turning
Blank DVDs
into
DVDs with labels

Why label a dvd ?

  • to personalize it and make it as you want it to look
  • to print important information on the dvd label
  • for better storage so you can easily find your favorite dvd
  • any reason will do

DVD Labeling Software

A DVD Labeling software is what we need for this job. It will provide nice templates with the exact standard sizes of a dvd or dvd case so that all we have to do is to add our favorite image and text on that template and never have to worry about the result being the right size.

A list with recommended dvd labeling software:

Choose your favorite software from the list above. You can use other software but the above also support LightScribe Direct-to-Disc Labeling.

LightScribe is HP’s newest media technology for labeling discs, called “Direct Disc Labeling”
This exciting technology uses your LightScribe-enabled CD/DVD drive to create silkscreen quality, iridescent labels burned directly to the disc surface

Besides LightScribe-ing a disc you can print a label on a special paper that you can cut and apply the label on top of a no name dvd, or you can print a label on a normal sheet of paper, cut it the right size and use a special dvd labeling kit like the one below:
DVD Labeling kit

Start your favorite dvd labeling software and make a cover by inserting images, writing text or by choosing from a large collection of pre-made labels. Print it according to the case cut it to the right size and apply the label on a blank no name dvd.

Labeling a Movie DVD

Labeling a movie isn’t much different from labeling a dvd but you should keep in mind that using a specific format when labeling a dvd is recommended. You should always label the name of the movie , the year it was made in, some screen shots resized and the producer of the movie. This will help you a great deal in organizing your movie collection.

Movie Label Making Software

The advantage of using a Movie Label software is that it will provide some great templates for movie labels. Also such a software has an impressive collection of background images that will go well with your home made movie.

Do you have a lot of movies and you don’t know how to catalog them? Or when you want to watch a movie you don’t know it’s rating… or if you will like that movie at all… in that case a Movie Label software can help you.

Recommended software:
Movie Label 2009
DVD Labeler Deluxe from SureThing

Let’s focus on Movie Label 2009

It Features:

  • Professional yet easy-to-use software for your movie collection (DVD, VHS, Blu-ray, HD DVD, etc).
  • Automatically download all data about your movies and TV-series from the Internet (including cover art and trailers).

A preview with how your movie collection could look like:
Movie labels


This was a quick and basic guide on how to label a dvd. I hope I got you started on this dvd label making frenzy.



June 13th, 2008
Super computer

According to the guardian we have a new record in computer speed. Fastest supercomputer in the world proves one in a million billion.

Roadrunner was always expected to be fast out of the blocks. And after a test run one night in the city of Poughkeepsie, New York, its creators are far from disappointed.

The self proclaimed super computer was built from microchips originally destined for games consoles. Roadrunner is the world’s latest supercomputer. Not to long ago it was officially crowned the fastest computer around, having performed a record million billion calculations per second.

It harnesses the power of 116,640 processors working in concert and it weighs 230 tonnes taking at least 21 big trucks to move it to another location.



March 10th, 2008
See Through Camera

see-through-camera.jpg One of the top British companies has recently developed a camera that can detect weapons, drugs or explosives hidden under people’s clothes from 25 meters away in what could be indeed a breakthrough for the security industry. The T5000 model camera, created by the company called ThruVision, uses the so called “passive imaging technology” to identify any object by the natural electromagnetic rays — known as Terahertz or T-rays — that any object emits. This new high powered camera can also detect hidden objects from up to 80 feet away and is very effective even when people are moving around. It does not reveal details such as physical body and the screening is considered harmless, the company says. The technology, which has military and civilian applications and could be used in crowded airports, shopping malls or sporting events, will be unveiled at a scientific development exhibition sponsored by main Britain’s Home Office on the date March 12-13.

“Acts of terrorism have shaken the world in recent years and security precautions have been tightened globally,” said Clive Beattie, the chief executive of ThruVision. “The ability to see both metallic and non-metallic items on people out to 25 meters is certainly a key capability that will enhance any comprehensive security system.” The technology basically works on the basis that all people and objects emit low levels of electromagnetic radiation. Terahertz rays lie somewhere between infrared and microwaves on the electromagnetic spectrum and travel through clouds and walls. Depending on the material, the signature of the wave is different, so that explosives can be distinguished from a block of clay and cocaine is different from a bag of flour.



March 3rd, 2008
WiFi Dish

The Hi-Gain Wireless-G Dish Adapter from Hawking will give you a 300 percent boost in your wireless signal. I live in the Midwest, so when I used to work at a big-box electronics store, I would constantly be asked how someone could get a wireless signal in their barn. I’m not sure why their cows would need to surf the net, but who am I to judge? If we carried this dish, it certainly would have helped them to achieve their goal.

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The dish hooks into your desktop or laptop via US, so it should be fairly easy to setup. I wouldn’t’ recommend it for travel use, but if you need a cheap long-distance wireless signal, this $62 gadget would be perfect.



February 26th, 2008
XBox 360 HD DVD

Microsoft recently decided to stop the making of HD DVD add-on for its Xbox 360 games console after the news that Toshiba finally abandoned the high definition DVD format. Toshiba estimated last week that about 300,000 of the add-ons had been sold. Microsoft was one of the key backers for the HD DVD format (since many dropped from this race and supported the other format: Blu-ray) , competing with Blu-ray, which was the format available in Sony’s rival PlayStation 3 console. Microsoft said it would continue to provide warranty support for the $130 (£115 in the UK) HD DVD add-on.

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Last week, Toshiba said it would stop production of HD DVD players and recorders after major film studios decided to back Sony’s Blu-ray format instead (this was the final blow after a huge struggle to keep the HD-DVD format alive). Toshiba said the tipping point came last month when Warner Brothers decided to release its movies only in Blu-ray. The Xbox add-ons sold represented 30% of the one million HD DVD devices that were sold worldwide. That compares unfavorably with the 10.5 million PS3s sold by Sony, which come with a built-in Blu-ray drive.