Virtual Wrapping Paper and E-Gifts- Is there really an online Santa?Written by Nimby Simons
The internet has proven to be an amazing delivery conduit for words, information, music, pictures and generally anything that can be turned into little 1s and 0s. As we approach end of year question is asked “Can Internet deliver my Christmas presents?” Now thanks to a remarkable innovation at www.ustargames.com answer is yes, there really is an online Santa. Kite Capers, first of U Star Games range of interactive, personalized PC Story Books is now available as a present that can be delivered over internet. What brains behind U Star Games have discovered is that although ultimate worth of their product comes from experience end-users enjoy once they play game, actual giving of gift is an experience rich in value itself. So how do you replicate whole experience of opening carefully chosen card, reading thoughtfully composed message, unwrapping of brightly colored wrapping paper and joy of digging in pulling out your present? By simply providing exactly same experience through an online animated, interactive experience. The present buyer has their choice of 3D e-cards which they can personalize by writing their own message on inside. Unlike usual e-cards, these appear much more like real-world cards, complete with front cover and two panel interior. Unlike real-word cards, however, these cards are interactive and even contain small simple games for child to play.
What is DVD Audio?Written by Kenny Hemphill
DVD Audio is a music format that is designed to offer improved audio performance over CD. The new audio format can be used to provide listeners with Advanced Resolution stereo and/or multi-channel (up to a maximum of six channels) music. In order to play back DVD Audio discs, players have to be specially designed to support format. So far, consumer electronics manufacturers have announced a range of DVD Audio players, including home decks, portable players and devies for cars.
DVD Audio has a sampling rate of up to 192kHz compared to a maximum of 44.1kHz for CD. It also supports resolutions of up to 24 bits, compared to 16bits on CD.
The idea behind DVD Audio is that it alllows peoducesr to give listeners a playback experience that is much more faithful to original master recording that has been possible previously.
DVD Audio discs have a much higher capacity than CDs. This extra