Sunday, September 29, 2013

PHOTOS: This Is What You Need To Be For Halloween

<halloween costumes for kids scaryp>Our favorite holiday will be here before we know it. And in order to be able to enjoy all of the pumpkin carving, trick or treating, candy eating, and spooking that comes with Halloween, we need to get one very important decision out of the way -- and that's choosing what we're dressing up as, of course.

To make it a little easier, our friends at HGTV featured the most adorable DIY Halloween costumes for the whole family that you can get started on this weekend. You'll be surprised at how easy they are to make. For example, that plain grey sweatsuit you wear as pajamas can be whipped into a pretty scary looking shark-inspired outfit by sewing on a little pointed-tooth trim and some eyes. Need some inspiration to get you started? Click through the slideshow of ideas below and head back to HGTV for even more.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Panasonic launches new video surveillance, security solutions

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of integrated security and surveillance solutions, will showcase its latest video surveillance technologies and solutions at ASIS International this week in Chicago.

New offerings on display at the show include Panasonic's surveillance video recording server, facial search and recognition system, camera line and technology solutions for specific markets. These solutions allow operators to make actionable decisions that put safety first, according to a news release.

"With the introduction of the latest security and video surveillance technologies, Panasonic continues to expand the capabilities of our security solutions portfolio to help protect people, property and assets across the world," Greg Peratt, Panasonic Video Solutions Integration Team senior director, said in the announcement.

Panasonic's new products include:

  • WV-ASR500 Scalable Network Video Surveillance Recording Solution: The new WV-ASR500 software recording solution offers an expandable Windows server-based video recorder, providing customers with flexibility to build a surveillance recording and monitoring installation around a single scalable software-based platform. The ASR500 features include multicamera-time-synchronized playback, event- and time-based search and multiple video export and archiving functions among other features. When coupled with Panasonic ASM200 or ASM970 client applications the ASR500 system serves as a complete video management solution featuring support for IP cameras and encoders as well as integration with third-party security hardware and access control systems from a range of manufacturers. A mobile control client also will be available for Android and iOS phones and tablets.
  • WV-ASF900 FacePro Facial Search and Recognition System: The new server-based FacePro facial recognition and matching platform enables facial search and matching on video from Panasonic i-PRO Cameras utilizing the Face Detection option. Boasting a real-time processing capacity of up to 20 cameras per server, FacePro can execute searches of up to 1,000 registered reference faces on both live and recorded video, and each server can store millions of detected face images depending on configuration. Reference face images can be selected from source video or imported via BMP, JPG and PNG files and can be searched for a match in seconds, according to the release. In addition, this technology allows for advanced age- and gender-analytics reporting and the ability to set flexible alarm triggers on matched faces using live cameras. FacePro can support multiple simultaneous sessions using the Panasonic ASM200 and ASM970 client applications. The new system will be released later this year on pre-integrated and tested server platforms.
  • New 6 Series i-PRO Camera Platform: Panasonic's new 6 Series i-PRO camera line is based on its next generation UniPhier LSI processors. The 6 Series cameras feature 60 frames per second performance on both 720p and 1080p models and improved compression efficiency via UniPhier's new Shadow Compression Engine. The new platform features Enhanced Super Dynamic technology enabling a 130db video dynamic range delivering performance even in challenging lighting conditions. The new 6 Series cameras have the ability to encode up to four H.264 streams simultaneously and feature high sensitivity in low light conditions generating usable color video at less than 0.1 lx illumination. Dual SDXC memory card slots are also supported for high-capacity edge recording. The 6 Series models on display at ASIS include two outdoor weather- and vandal-resistant cameras that offer built-in infrared LED illumination - a Full HD 1080p/60p resolution model (SFV631L) and a 720p/60p resolution model (SFV611L). Additional 6 Series cameras are slated for introduction throughout 2014.
  • New HD and Full HD Surveillance Cameras: New cameras on display include the WV-SC588 indoor domeless Full HD PTZ and WV-SW115 low-profile surface mount HD cameras. Available now, the WV-SC588 includes Panasonic's Mega Super Dynamic imaging technology, 360-degree endless panning, a 30x optical zoom lens and a high-sensitivity 2.0 megapixel MOS sensor for enhanced signal processing and performance. Also on exhibit and scheduled for release in spring 2014, the weather- and vandal-resistant WV-SW115 delivers a wide 104-degree view in a minimum profile package and offers Panasonic's Super Dynamic Response, 720p resolution and H.264 compression. Both cameras are compatible with Panasonic's FacePro facial search and recognition technology.
  • ClearSight Rain-resistant Dome Coating: A permanent, rain-resistant dome coating increases the operational utility of outdoor cameras in wet weather.

Panasonic's booth will also feature solutions for specific markets. These include:

  • IP/Phone and Security Integration Solution: Panasonic's KX-UT670 Smart IP desktop phone gives customers unified communications and visual surveillance capabilities in a single platform and integrates with select Panasonic iPRO video surveillance camera models. The SIP phone delivers support for up to six different SIP accounts, three-way conference calling and full duplex speakerphone capabilities. It also features a seven-inch color touchscreen that allows easy navigation to all phone options including a camera monitoring function that displays live video feeds and captures images from up to 16 connected Panasonic i-PRO cameras.
  • Transit Solution: The ruggedized Mobile Network Video Recorder Solution for transit surveillance provides the image quality agencies need to ensure public safety, manage incidents, reduce risks and address liability claims onboard trains and buses.
  • Mobile Control Room Solution: Combines the rugged mobility of Toughpad tablets with Panasonic's line of surveillance technology, providing a mobile platform for comprehensive remote wireless surveillance.
  • Toughpad FZ-G1 - WV-ASM200 i-PRO Management Software Solution: Utilizing Panasonic's WV-ASM200 video management software, users can control and view live feeds from up to 256 directly connected network cameras, and access recordings from up to 100 recorders, directly from their Toughpad tablets.
  • Toughpad FZ-A1 - WJ-NV200 i-PRO SmartHD Network Disk Recorder Solution: Designed for remote viewing and full control of up to 16 network cameras, this solution connects wirelessly to Panasonic's WJ-NV200 Network Video Recorder for mobile surveillance management without requiring the use of a PC.
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Source: Qsrweb

Monday, September 23, 2013

Cher looks stunning for 'Today' show performance, reveals new tour to promote 26th album


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With 26 studio albums under her belt, there's plenty of music to Cher.

The legendary rock diva took to the stage at the " Today" show Monday to promote her new album "Closer to the Truth."

The truth is that at 67 years old, Cher looked amazing as she sang her song " Woman's World," making this her second performance since her Farewell Tour ended in 2005. She made her official return to the stage June 18 on the season finale of "The Voice."

The Grammy Award-winner admitted she isn't a morning person, so when "Today" co-host Savannah Guthrie asked how she was feeling when the alarm went off Monday morning, Cher replied, "How can I get out of here?"

She then turned the question back on Guthrie.

"I thought, 'She does this all the time?' What kind of a social life do you have?"

Matt Lauer continued the conversation by pointing out Cher's Twitter admission that she was suffering from laryngitis over the weekend.


"My voice ... well ... it's like jumping out of a plane in a parachute your mom packed!!" she tweeted Sunday. "You just pray it opens."

Despite her concerns, Cher performed in front of screaming fans who undoubtedly adore her and were excited when she announced she'll soon be heading back out on the road for her "Dressed to Kill" tour.

Kicking off on March 22, 2014, in Phoenix, Cher will wrap her 49-city North American tour on July 11 in San Diego.

For her last tour, she performed a record-breaking 325 dates for 5.5 million fans.

While she loves performing in venues around the country, she explained on "Today" how touring is difficult.

"I understand why guys in bands tear up hotel rooms because it's a very lonely place," she said. "The only time you have fun is at the concert."

The "Believe" singer looked like she was having a lot of fun performing live Monday in New York City. However, it didn't take long before she was ready to get some shut eye.

"Wow!! I just woke up in the same clothes I was wearing this morning on TV," she tweeted Monday. "What's worse, I fell asleep in 37 pounds of makeup!"

Source: Nydailynews

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mila Kunis Tiring of Divorce Drama

Mila Kunis is growing weary of the ongoing divorce drama between her love interest Ashton Kutcher and his estranged wife Demi Moore.

Kunis and Kutcher, who co-starred in That 70′s Show from 1998-2006, began dating in early 2012. Fellow That 70′s Show alum Laura Prepon recently told US Weekly that she's not surprised the couple is dating.

However, Kutcher is still attempting to finalize his divorce from Demi Moore. Kutcher and Moore married in 2005 and separated in late 2011. Kutcher filed for divorce almost a year later, in December 2012.

Some sources report that Demi wants as much as $25 million from Kutcher.

That's a large sum of money, even by Hollywood standards, but apparently Kunis is tired of the ongoing battle. She's urged Kutcher to " just give Demi the money " so she and Kutcher can move on with their lives.

Kunis and Kutcher appear to have no qualms about appearing together in public. They were recently spotted holding hands as they walked through SoHo.

Prior to that, they were in Safed, Israel attending the funeral service of Kabbalah Chief Rabbi Philip Berg. Kutcher is one of several Hollywood celebrities who embrace the Kabbalah faith. In fact, he and Moore were married in a Los Angeles Kabbalah center.

Kunis is currently busy promoting her upcoming movie Third Person, in which she stars alongside Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson and James Franco. She spent the summer filming Jupiter Ascending, a sci-fi action flick co-starring Channing Tatum.

Kutcher recently starred in the title role of Jobs, a biographical drama based on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. He also stars in the television sitcom Two and a Half Men, filling a role that was created after the 2011 departure of Charlie Sheen. Along with Jason Goldberg, Kutcher heads Katalyst Media. Their latest project is Forever Young, a reality television series that debuted on TV Land in April, 2013.

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Source: Webpronews