Text 18 Aug The Release of Large Menu Icons

Menu-Icons.com announces the release of Large Menu Icons, a royalty-free library of stock menu images for application developers and web designers. The new set includes 398 icons drawn in matching style, color and gamut. The Large Menu Icons collection sells for $49.00.
About Large Menu Icons
Large Menu Icons is the perfect choice for busy application and Web site developers. This collection of stock icons with matching properties such as style and colors, can be used in various projects and scripts, as well as on portals, blogs, forums, and web sites. Large Menu Icons will make an application, blog or applet look modern and consistent throughout. All icons in the Large Menu Icons collection are royalty-free. The entire collection is immediately available and comes with an online preview.
What’s Inside
The Large Menu Icons collection contains images representing all sides of the application work. Some of the icons in the set are: open, close, edit, validate, time, clock, error, OK, data, computer, archive, people, user, girl, man, admin, horse, car and more.
Large Menu Icons
Technically, the set includes icons in a number of formats, sizes, color resolutions, and image styles. Every icon from the library comes in sizes of 16x16, 24x24, 32x32, 48x48 and 64x64 pixels. Normal, disabled, and highlighted versions are included for every icon. 256-color and semi-transparent True Color icons are supplied. Large Menu Icons are delivered in Windows Icon (ICO), Bitmap (BMP), GIF and PNG formats for instant integration into any systems. The entire Large Menu Icons collection is available for only $49.00. Source images are also available in SVG and AI formats for an additional payment.
Menu-Icons.com also plans to release a number of new original icon sets including Lumina Menu Icons, Windows Menu Icons, New Menu Icons, Cool Menu Icons, Win8 menu Icons, Vista Menu Icons, Mac Menu Icons, Android Tab Icons, Linux Menu Icons, Nokia Menu Icons, iPhone Menu Icons, Mobile Menu Icons.
About the Company
Menu-Icons.com offers thousands of icons in the most difficult small resolutions. PDA and mobile developers and designers can enhance their software with smooth, perfectly rendered icons in the most convenient resolutions. Menu-Icons.com are available in all sizes common to desktop and mobile applications for mobile phones, communicators, and desktop applications. All icons offered by Menu Icons are royalty-free, ready-made and instantly available.

Text 18 Aug Why Designing a Mars Rover Like Curiosity Just Got a Lot Easier By Tim Maly



MSL Rover NX CAD model



You’ve all seen the artist renditions. This is what Curiosity looks like to an engineer.

A few minutes into our interview last Thursday, I ask Tim Nichols, managing director of Global Aerospace, Defenses and Marine Industries at Siemens, if he was nervous about the Curiosity’s fate on Sunday. “Of course I am,” he says with a laugh, “We all know about missions to Mars — they’re complex.” None moreso than Curiosity’s elaborate landing sequence, designed to get the SUV-sized robot down safely.

He needn’t have worried. Late Sunday night, the rover successfully set down on the Martian landscape, overseen by a tense room of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers and watched by so many people here on Earth that all of NASA’s websites crashed. Like the rest of us, Nichols was glued to his screen. Unlike the rest of us, Nichols gets to say he had a hand in it. His company’s software designed Curiosity.

Curiosity is much larger than her unexpectedly long-lived predecessors, Spirit and Opportunity. This meant that she couldn’t just land bundled inside airbags like the smaller rovers.

Instead, the mission executed a complex series of maneuvers to eject the robot from its capsule and lower it to the ground, via a rocket-powered sky crane in a sequence of events that NASA called the Seven Minutes of Terror.

Curiosity was designed by the JPL at the California Institute of Technology. When it came time to coordinate the enormous team of designers and engineers that built Curiosity, the capsule, and the sky crane, JPL turned to Siemens. They needed to design the robot (relatively) cheaply and they needed to design it fast — the launch window for missions to Mars comes once every two years. If you miss the deadline, there’s a long wait ahead. MSL Capsule with Rover NX CAE thermal model



If you squint, you can see Curiosity and the sky crane folded up together in the capsule.

Luckily, Siemens had developed software suited to this sort of project. They call it Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

One of the costliest parts of creating a new physical product is building and testing prototypes. With PLM’s robust suite of simulators and version tracking, you can avoid a lot of physical prototyping — saving both time and money, and speeding up the development process. In essence, PLM turns the physical engineering of a product into a process that looks more and more like designing code.

PLM runs on a laptop, connected to a central asset manager, called the Team Center. Engineers can check out parts of the project, work on their problems and assignments, and then check it back in to the main branch. This allows for a lot of concurrent design work. “In the past, engineering teams would be somewhat isolated by discipline,” says Nichols, “The overall leadership recognized that they needed to bring all the groups together.”

This is a far cry from past projects, which would be designed as a series of handoffs between teams. First the thermal profiles would be worked out, then the aerodynamics, on down the line. Propagating changes between teams could become a nightmare. PLM changed all of that, Nichols says, giving the team the ability to “compress the schedule and … do many more design iterations.” MSL NX CAD Exploded view of seperation stages



With luck, this is the only exploded view of the Mars lander that we’ll ever see.

If this sounds a lot like software engineering, especially the open source variety, it’s because it is. There’s a version control system, the ability to check code in and out of the system, and a set of test suites that allow you check the performance of your part of the module in relation to the whole. By keeping the objects in software for as long as possible, you can treat them like software, with all of the speed and flexibility that this implies.

Nichols says their suite of tools has been used to design everything from golf clubs — “Golf clubs are pretty sophisticated, though they haven’t helped my game.” — to aircraft carriers. Looking ahead, he predicts an increasing incidence of distributed international teams of contributors working on a project. “Global virtual collaboration and engineering is really the future,” he says. “We want to see more of that.”

But first, Curiosity had to make it to Mars. “We all have our fingers crossed,” he said on Thursday. You can uncross them now, Mr Nichols.

Text 4 Jun Perfect Time Icons – Much Essential For Time Managements!

You can add more color and attractive look in your website or any application as well as easily scheduling your performance with the help of perfect time icons collection. You can get these royalty free icons collection in several symbol, objects and action like the clock, time machine, calendar, appointment, alarm, and schedule for both your personal and commercial use. You can get more than 89 unique icons that related to various time related concepts. All the icons are available in unique image, format and sizes that fulfill your different requirement of application. These icons are available in various sizes like 16x16, 20x20, 24x24, 32x32, and 48x48 and formats like the ICO, BMP, PNG and GIF in various color formats. Perfect Time Icons are the right option for the websites and software developers to get best graphical users interface design in quick time and less effort for their different application assessments.

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The Perfect time Icons is collection of some attractive time associated stock icons for the developers of the software applications as well as web sites. These set also includes around 56 icons representing the clocks, calendars as well as other objects or concepts, and related to the time, schedules, appointments, performance, and many more etc. Every icon is been supplied in five sizes (20x20, 24x24, 16x16, 32x32 as well as 48x48 Pixels), two color depths (around 256 colors or 16.7 million colors with the transparency) and four file formats: the Windows icon (.ico), the Bitmap (.bmp), GIF or PNG, allowing simple integration of the images in any of the project or system. Every icon image as well has the three variations: hot (selected), normal, as well as disabled and you may download free Perfect Time Icons now.

Text 3 Jun What Apples App Store Changes Mean For Users – Look for the Best Chances!

These days the technology is playing a great role to perform any harder task in easier manner. Apple appears to be the best technology through which users can get tons of valuable benefits. It offers users several advantages such as in game credits and other virtual rewards for installing other applications. The changes will make the App store a secure place, especially for the users. According to report it was found that the new App Store accounts for things such as frequency of use and ratings. That means that apps that people enjoy and use most. Now it can be surfaced more effectively in the App store. These Apps can easily download and delete from the location. Now users are looking for new platform when they first open the App Store. Many software developers suggest that the new ranking system will be goof for the developers, which will also make a much better experience for the users.

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New App Store rankings account for the things such as frequency of the use and ratings, and according to the report Monday. It appears to be a case because famous, often used apps such as Pandora Radio, Facebook, and Skype experienced important ranking bumps last week. It means that the apps that people make use of most, and enjoy most, is surfaced effectively in App Store, versus ones, which get more downloads. Lots of apps are been downloaded and promptly deleted and seldom used after this that is not what the users new to platform are searching for while they first open App Store. Discovery experience in App Store historically has been the rough experience. You shoot up rankings as well as make your gravy, and you are chosen from onhigh being featured.

Text 2 Jun Transport Icons – Consider Your Business Requirements!

Transport Icons have mentioned for using in required works like professional, common users and commercial. Among all icons images the transport icons have managed the leading position in the market. These sorts of icons have been specially designed for transportation work, and these icons are available in assortment formats such as camel, bus, jeep, car, truck, mail delivery, bike and many more transport icon images. So, you have the option to select these transport icons as per your transport business requirements. The transport icons are comes to the market in lucrative formats and sizes, and you can get these sorts of icons in 16x16, 20x20, 32x32, 48x48, and the size of 256x256 has specially designed for Windows XP. Also, these sorts of icons are available in two color variations such as true colors with semi transparency, and 256 colors. Keep in mind that transport icons are available in 4 picture formats like ICO, BMP, GIF, and PNG.

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The icon set also represents around 41 transports that includes police, cars, trucks, tow truck, EXCAVATOR, taxi, ambulance, trains, subway, airplanes, buses, ships, helicopters, and lots more. The transport icons are given at AI (Adobe Illustrator) format as well as every color variation or shadow is been placed in the separate layers. The transport Icons is the set of the first grade icons that are dedicated for traveling, globe as well as different kinds of the vehicles. In this range, you can find a lot of best icons that are related to the tourism, and icons for different types sorts of transport, that includes Small and Big cars, buses, Trucks, bikes, planes, ships, trains, as well as space crafts or tanks. It is crafted in Modern Vista like, icons look actually neat with the bright palette of the colors as well as well rounded edges. They can make any of the interface look intuitive as well as more engaging.

Text 1 Jun Raster Graphics are much Require for the Printing Industry!

Among all computer graphics programs the Rater graphics is a data structure that represent usually rectangular grid of pixels, point of color and viewable via a monitor. Raster images can be stored in image files with varying file formats. A bitmap is a format that is used for storage in the display’s video memory. It is technically characterized by the height of the image in pixels by the number of bits per pixel. It can also represent a color depth which determines the number of color. In the printing industry raster graphics is also known as Contones. The word raster has been come from the Latin word. It is originally refers to the video monitors which paint the image by magnetically steering a focused electron beam. In other term it also refers to a rectangular grid of pixels. The raster graphics can scale up to an arbitrary resolution without loss of apparent quality.

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Word “raster” has the origins in Latin rastrum (rake) that is been derived from the radere (scrape). It referred originally to raster scan of the cathode ray tube video monitors that paint an image by line and by magnetically steering the focused electron beam. And by association, it came to refer to the rectangular grid of the pixels. See rastrum, the device to draw the musical staff lines.

The raster graphics are the resolution dependent and they will not scale up to the arbitrary resolution with no loss of the apparent quality. The property has with capabilities of the vector graphics that very easily scale to a quality of device rendering. The raster graphics deal practically than the vector graphics with the photographs and the photo realistic images, whereas the vector graphics serve much better for typesetting and for the graphic design.

Text 31 May Perfect Blog Icons – Available In Well Crafted Design!

Perfect Blog Icons are best option for the users who perform any sort’s blog engine development works. These icons collection will increase the look of your blog. You can also find all images of icons that require for navigating, sharing opinions, and commenting of typical blogs. So, these perfect blog icons are right option for you to boost your blog look because it’s crafted by the expert’s icons designers. Like other icons collection the perfect blog icons are also available in numbers of formats and sizes that essential for different application of the user. You can find these icons in different sizes like 16x16, 20x20, 24x24, 32x32 and 48x48. On the other hand, you can download these icons design without any sorts of change in your system setting because these Perfect Blog Icons are available in several formats such as: ICO, GIF, PNG and BMP that suitable for every system setting.

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No matter whether fine tuning the existing blog and forum and developing the new engine for those, one has more than coding for making the usable communication portal. The Perfect Blog Icons are willingly available to empower the blog and forum with the professionally made, and hand crafted icons, which depict the common symbols to navigate, posting as well as commenting in the blog and forum. Make the new skin or call that Standard with the Perfect Blog Icons! The Perfect Blog Icons are made to share the common style, gamma and colors to make the site look very professional. Different navigation, communication, posting icons and text editing are provided. The Perfect Blog Icons include more than seventy icons for communication portals, online forums and blogs. There are the icons depicting the Blog as well as Blogging, Comments, Community Part, RSS as well as XML, Cancel and Close, Edit and Modify, and many more icons, which are very common for the communication portals.

Text 30 May Graphics Card – Producing Output Image!

A video card, video adapter and graphics cards are expansion card whose function is to produce output image to a display. Most of the video card provides additional function such as: video capture, TV tuner adapter, fire wire, light pen or the capability to connect several monitors. Some of the modern high quality graphic cards are used for graphic demanding purposes such as PC games. Graphic hardware can be include on the motherboard but the restriction to this integrated graphics chip always occurs only with early machine. In this configuration it is sometimes suggest to as a graphic controller. Modern low end to mid range motherboards always consist of a graphic chipset. Usually this graphic chip has a small quantity of fixed memory. A dedicated graphic card has its own RAM and processor for processing video images. Modern graphic processing units are very powerful and perform better comparing to the older one.

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The graphics chip generally has the small quantity of the embedded memory as well as takes a few of system’s RAM, and reducing total RAM available. It is generally named as integrated graphics and on board graphics, as well as is the low performance as well as undesirable for one wanting to run the 3Dapplications. The dedicated graphics card has the own Processor and RAM specifically to process video images, and therefore offloads the work from CPU as well as system RAM. All these motherboards enable disabling of integrated graphics chip at BIOS, as well as have the PCI, AGP, and PCI Express slot to add the higher performance graphics card in proper place of integrated graphics. The GPU is dedicated processor that is optimized to accelerate the graphics. Processor is made specifically for performing the floating point calculations that are fundamental to the 3D graphics rendering as well as 2D picture drawing.

Text 29 May Large Portfolio Icons – Get More Experience!

At present, the large portfolio icons are vastly used in the fashionable world, and these sorts of icons are so perfect for displaying the status of portfolio. The large portfolio icons are great to use in websites and software application because it’s having the quality to enhance the appearance of all sorts of user defined items. Through these sorts of large portfolio icons you can convert the total appearance of your websites and you can implement some portfolio conditions easily. At the online media, you can get the details of assortment websites which are offering portfolio services. If you want to use glossy and eye-catching icons, then you need to look for the online media. Keep in mind that large portfolio icons are coming to market in assortment range such as 16x16, 20x20 to 128x128 pixels. Also, these sorts of icons are having two icon picture formats like ICO and PNG. You can download these sorts of icons in various color combinations from the services providers of these icons.

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The large portfolio icons is the collection of the hand made icons for the use in different database products, and that includes the software applications, information sites as well as presentations. Icons have also bright color palette, Smooth as well as rounded edges. The large portfolio icons are been delivered in the sizes 24x24, 32x32, as well as 256x256. Icons also come in 2 different color variants: the 256 colors or True Color with the semi-transparency. They as well have many file formats, like GIF or BMP. You may also download free large portfolio icons Set now. Simplicity is a key!!! The visual objects are good quality icons; the clean style makes it stand out among some other icons. Whit Glossy finished effect as well as nice clean that is combining of the warm colours or good shapes can help visual identity of the web applications, and programs.

Text 28 May People Icons- that offer you with the Greatest Literal Images and Pictures for all Persons

Icons are images, pictures or representations that are made to symbolize a certain object or feature. The icons are majorly used in the website design and are greatly used by web developers and designers for commercial and personal products. Icons are presented on different formats and sizes. They are made to represent different features like for example; there are people icons, vista icons and business icons. 

The people icons consist of people and head icons, which is a collection of different personnel of different carriers. These include icons of like a police officer, secretary, doctor or a teacher. Taking an example with a doctor, the icon will be drawn with a picture dressed like a doctor. An icon should be clear such that whoever visiting your website can understand your icon meaning easily. Different sites have different pack of icons. You will therefore need to research online on the best pack that will serve you with your desired expressions are functionalities.

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The people icons are represented in different states. There is the normal format that has icons in large and there is also the hot format that offers you with the source files of the icons, with options given where you can change colors, sizes and layers to your desire. These icons also have a disable state whereby you can either make your icons to be active or not. Active icons show with bright colors and this means that your icons are online. The inactive ones come in a black and white format meaning that they are offline.

A stock icon is the site you will need to visit for any collection of the people icons you require. This site consists of top-quality icons that are made to offer you a guaranteed satisfaction. A tremendous collection will determine the much impact it creates to advertising your business. Choosing for an icon may require an expert who will help you choose effective icons. Stock icons are highly professional and come with excellent colors. For whatever theme you have in your website, this is the site you need to visit for all types of icons that you have ever though of. Their collections are always updated to offer you with classics icons.

The stock icons have recently been preferred by many people looking for the people icons. This is because the icons are highly compatible with many website software’s and web applications. These icons are also active when used through mobile phones and this offers them great demand in the market. The icons come in different sizes with the largest size offering you a closure view for good viewing. They also come with a scalable version that allows you to make your desired icon size.


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