How to Create an Online Slot Machine

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Alongside regular gaming, online slot gambling is constantly changing, incorporating new technology, with the aim to provide an ever more exciting way to gamble online. Creating something that will deliver the goods is no easy thing to accomplish, with at least ten people collaborating on the project.

The Project

From the original concept stage, through to testing the game. There are a range of specialist people involved. A project of this magnitude would require an experienced project manager, someone who would coordinate the different teams, as they interact with each other, in an effort to produce the desired result.

The concept

The first stage is to come up with a theme, or concept that the game will be based on.  This must be determined by taking into account playability, graphics capabilities, and level of complexity, to find something that will attract players, yet is doable technically.

The design

The design team will now work with the creative people to put together the framework for the program, with particular emphasis on the technical aspects. One of the first things to decide is what type of gambler will this slot attract, a low risk game will attract the players who enjoy playing, and wish to for as long as they can. Small, regular payouts and low jackpots are the norm in this field, as it provides extra credits to continue playing. Medium risk games offer high and low jackpots, with in-game bonus features that make the play more attractive. The high risk slots provide a chance to win the big jackpots, and are typically set to pay out less often, and possibly cost more to play.

The game mood

How a player feels when playing the game is of the utmost interest to the slot developers, and there are a range of moods that are typically used in the online slot industry. If the theme is cartoony, then the characters would be full of life, and the various bonus features would be cleverly incorporated into the graphics, allowing the player to become immersed in the experience. If you prefer the more traditional games, try http://www.allslotscasino.com/ca/online-blackjack.html, where you can experience the excitement of your favourite casino game.

The details

The design team would agree on colours and fonts, and every detail would be considered, with the game developers brought in at this stage. The various levels of play would be tastefully blended into the theme, to create a playing positive experience.

Testing

The game is extensively tested, and any bugs are fixed. This stage could take months, as volunteers play away, looking for any glitches in the program.

The sticky measure of success

If a slot is “sticky” it means players stay on for a long time, and regularly return for more. This generates a higher revenue, and with so many online casinos, all vying for their market share, a good game will produce results. The ultimate goal for the project team is to create a sticky game that remains popular for years, and to achieve this, an awful lot of planning and preparation is needed.

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If you thought limousines were imposing, impressive and illuminating from the outside, you should see the kind of technology and tinsel that awaits you when you get inside! Here at http://www.fl-limousine.com/, our exquisite collection of luxury, private transportation is spec’d up with all the latest technological features to bring you a thoroughly awe-inspiring limousine experience.

Here is just some of the awesome technology our fleet boasts…

Quench That First

What better way to start off your luxurious limousine experience than with drinks? A lot of our destinations are some of the finest party spots around, so it only makes sense our cars are fitted with miniature bars inside the seats. So whether you like to begin your evenings with a cold glass of sparkling, an ice-cold beer, or even a soda of your choice, our fully equipped bar allows you to travel in style from the go.

You Choose The Music

Now that your sufficiently hydrated, the other technology our fleet boasts will quench your thirst for music. As well as the more retro CD/radio options, all of our cars are also fitted with an iPod docking station. This means there can be no arguments or unfortunate music mishaps as you can select the tunes that you want to entertain you on your journey – we suggest you and your travel companions make a limo playlist of your collective favorite songs!

All of The Lights

Now that you’re enjoying the ultimate luxurious experience with your favorite music playing and drink in-hand, you’ll be looking for that extra touch of magic to really let you know you’re not in an ordinary taxi – queue the lights! Our transport is fitted with the latest neon lighting that bathes the inside of the limousine in a glorious glow. From the floor to the ceiling, neon accents give our fleet that delightful disco dress that is the perfect preset to a memorable evening.

Modern Extras

As we enjoy fully embracing modern technology, our specifications sheet doesn’t end here. On top of the neon lighting we also use fiber optic technology in our limousines which add an extra dimension of glitz and glamour – as so many of our customers are on their way to enjoying the bright lights of Florida’s nightlife, you’ll truly feel like your night-out has begun when you set foot in one of our vehicles. We also use the finest leather and leather-styled interior for that extra touch of indulgence that impresses all who feel its touch.

All of the technology we have incorporated into our fleet is designed to enhance and en-heighten your luxury transport service. Your private chauffeur will ferry you to your destination in the kind of style that will make not want to leave! Our cars are mightily majestic from the outside and will give you the kind of grand entrance you deserve once in a while; the technology we use creates the same impression for those in the vehicle.

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Technologies and trends are coming and going. And they often clash. We’ve seen lots of them in the past – just think of the “DVD+R vs DVD-R” one in the early 2000s, and the “Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD” one later. If you thought these “standard wars” are a thing of the past, think again. The “participants” of the clashes might have moved online, but they are there, each of them supporting their own end of the rope.

Here are two of the biggest online dilemmas I hope to finally be settled in 2016.

Mobile websites vs. native apps

Smartphones have grown into the largest medium for companies to deliver their content to their consumers. And there are currently two ways to do it: either through a mobile-optimized website, or a native app that users can download and install on their phones and tablets.

As usual, both variants have their supporters and opponents. Except for a few exceptions – like the all slots free casino, which Google doesn’t allow to release a native Android app – both ways are open for companies. And it seems that the world has a hard time deciding which one is the better solution.

Mobile websites are instantly available to any user with an internet connection. They are not limited by compatibility – they can be accessed on any device, running any operating system. They are easier to upgrade, easier to find and share, and most importantly they can’t be deleted from phones and tablets.

Apps, in turn, are better when functions beyond deployment of content are needed. They offer a superior level of interactivity and personalization. They are making better use of the smartphone’s hardware, and they can run even without an internet connection (with a few exceptions, of course).

Which one of the two solutions is better? It depends… and only time will tell.

Responsive vs. Adaptive web design

Being a web designer was easy back in the day – you had a specific range of resolutions on which your website had to look good. Today things have changed a lot: now you have to build websites that have to look flashy on anything between a smartwatch and a smart TV. As usual, designers use two different approaches to the issue: adaptive and responsive design.

Responsive websites seem more flexible at first, constantly adapting to the size of the screen they are displayed on. Their goal is to stay readable and usable no matter how big or small the screen would be. Adaptive design, in turn, uses several layouts (instead of one that responds to the screen size), showing the one fit to the needs of the display. Adaptive design is less flexible, but responsive design is harder to build. A responsive design, in turn, will look good on any screen size, whereas adaptive can have issues on some not-so-standard monitors or smartphone screens.

Which one of the two will emerge as the winner? Only time will tell…

landscape photography

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You’ve driven out into the countryside, brought your camera and are planning on taking stunning shots of the nearby farmlands. But when you set up to shoot it’s overcast, thunderclouds are looming in the distance and you forgot to bring lunch. Hungry, and soon to be wet, you point your camera at the nearest field and start snapping pictures. “Why not take a few pics since I’m here anyway?” you think to yourself as the wind starts blowing and you realise that the rain will start any moment.

When you get home there is not a single picture that you are happy with, which is not surprising as none of the factors that makes a great landscape photo was in place. The pictures are flat, there is no sense of depth and the colours are faded and uninspiring. On top of that, all the pictures are underexposed, as you completely forgot to compensate for the gloomy light.

So, planning for the next shoot, what should be taken into account? What mistakes can you learn from to create a stunning masterpiece?

Master the basics

As for any field of photography mastering the technical aspects of both camera and techniques is essential. Unless you want to spend several days poring over the various materials found online, it’s highly recommended to attend photography courses to get instructions from someone who has already mastered the craft.

Planning

When travelling to a location (often remote) planning as much as possible before hand will set you up for success.

Check the weather forecast for favourable weather, aim for sunny days to catch those golden rays in the morning or evening; shadows can give interesting contrast to otherwise plain photos. Plan your gear, tripod, extra memory cards and batteries, different lenses etc, etc. Unless you are hiking to your location, bring as much gear as you can to be ready for any situation. Be prepared to stay out a few hours, and bring everything you need to do so. When going out early you may need warmer clothing, even in the summer the mornings can be quite chilly.

Use a tripod

To maximise sharpness of the image, always use a tripod (or monopod if weight is an issue). Even if image stabilisation is great in newer cameras, a tripod will always make sure that the images you take are as sharp as they can be.

Don’t forget composition

It’s easy to see a great vista and snap a picture of it, but a great landscape photo requires something more. Realise that a photo can lack the 3D feel we have when looking without eyes, so always make sure that the image features something interesting. It can be a house, a road leading the eyes into the picture, a tree, animals or a myriad of other details that makes the photo feel alive.

Consider framing the photo in such a way that the sky only takes up a maximum of a third of the photo, and always have a foreground, middle ground and background to get that feeling of depth. A graduated neutral density filter is highly recommended to avoid blown out skies.

 

sleep monitoring

Our sleep patterns are something that concern almost all of us. Are we getting enough sleep, are we sleeping at the right time, and what do our dreams mean are all questions that we’ve asked at one point or another. When you consider that the average person sleeps for around 8 hours a day, or almost 230,000 hours over the course of their lifetime, it’s no wonder that we’re so interested init.

With technology constantly evolving and serving every possible niche, it’s no surprise that dedicated sleep tracking devices or applications for our smartphones have caught the public’s imagination. Could monitoring your sleep patterns really improve your health in the long-run though? Here’s what you need to know.

How Does It Work

Traditionally, sleep research involved being fitted with lots of different wires that measured everything from the movement of your eyes and legs to your heartbeat and respiratory patterns. However, the main flaw with this was that it required the individual to leave their home and be tested in a lab environment which, as you might imagine, also increased their stress levels and affected the authenticity of the study.

Nowadays, the approach that we see from companies like these making sleep-tracking smartphone apps and wearables is comparatively simple. Rather than measure every possible variable, we instead focus on one aspect, movement, tracked by an accelerometer. These are both small and cheap to produce, so anyone can wear them in their own home. Despite missing out on other useful data, the fact that we can study someone in their natural surroundings means that, for now, this approach may be the best option.

What Are the Benefits

According to both experts and the manufacturers of these products, these kinds of trackers are no substitute for actual medical advice or lab testing for people who have serious sleep problems. Similarly, a number of experts feel that body movement alone does not provide enough information to provide meaningful data. However, that is not to say that sleep trackers have no merit at all.

While most of us are familiar with the idea that we need 8 hours of sleep a day, according to the Sleep Council the average Brit gets just six-and-a-half hours each night. If sleep trackers can help people make a conscious effort to create regular sleeping patterns, this would be an improvement on people’s general health. Almost all experts agree that keeping to a regular schedule is the best way to avoid feeling groggy in the morning.

Do you have any experience using these kinds of trackers? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

 

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Nowadays, there are plenty of online casinos available for gamers to choose from. But, have you ever noticed that many of them have similar layouts? This is due to the fact that many are using the same online Casino software companies to power their sites.

Although, this may not seem like something that you would like to know, it is important to note that getting familiar with the top software providers will give you a better idea of which sides offer fair and safe games, good variety, and quality products.

Now, are you interested in learning more? Check out 5 of the most popular Casino software companies on the internet to help you get better acquainted with online gaming.

Netent. This company is one of the best online casino software suppliers in the world. Their games and software are used by the most trusted and the best casino operators. They offer an award winning Casino module, which is an online gaming the system that is made up of out over 200 of the best gaming titles that the internet has to offer. In this way, their games are ensured to offer their customers High entertainment value and an excellent gaming experience. Some of their most popular titles include Blackjack Pro, Red Dog Progressive, Hall of Gods, and Starburst.

Microgaming. When most people think about this company, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the fact that they are credited with being the first company to launch an online casino. When did this happen? Way back in 1994, when most of us had never even heard of the internet – an impressive feat indeed. Since then, they have created well over 800 online casino games and over 500 game variants. Popular games from this company include Playboy, Thunderstruck, Avalon, Game of Thrones, and Mega Moolah. They are also one of the founders of eCogra, which is an organization that stands up for secure, responsible, and fair online gaming gambling.

PlayTech. This software provider is best known for being the creators of one of the best online slots in the industry – the Marvel series based on many of the most beloved superheroes in the country like the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and the Incredible Hulk. This software vendor is also praised for its high-quality casino games with great animations, excellent graphics, and beautiful sounds.

Betsoft Gaming. Far from offering up just the normal fare, Betsoft has gained quite a reputation for their games with 3D Graphics and realistic animations and features. They offer a realistic experience that transports you right in the heat of the action even though you never left your couch. Some of their best known 3D titles include Brooks Revenge, At the Copa, True Sheriff, and Good Girl Bad Girl. Playing any one of these selections is sure to offer you high-quality gameplay and a truly superior experience.

EveryMatrix. This online Casino software provider is one of the best when it comes to complete online gaming Solutions. They have gained this reputation due to their innovative engine that offers over 20,000 games from over 30 providers. But, that’s not all, they also offer payment and gaming management to casino operators. On top of they that, they provide their online casino operators with a live dealer option to ensure that their customers really feel as is they are playing at an actual casino.

Interested in learning more about the best online casino software providers, popular games, and other similar information? Head over to http://www.canadiancasinosonline.com/ for in-depth reviews on virtually anything you want to know about the industry.

What do you think about the options listed above? Have you ever played at any online casinos powered by these innovative vendors? Share your experience in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

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Regardless of what you think you may have heard or know about playing online slots, they are very much a game of chance and there is no technique or formula to winning.  However, there are various hints and tips you can follow that will help you have the best chance of winning.  In the following brief article, we will look at a few of these hints and tips.

Determine Your Gambling Budget

Before you even decide to play a site like Knoami Slots, you should work out the amount of money you will have to gamble with.  It is important that you set aside a budget for gambling, so you never lose money you can’t afford to lose.  Some people like to open a separate bank account to just keep their gambling budget and wins in so they are not tempted to use their main account.

Choose A Casino Wisely

You should see choosing the online casino or site that you play at in a similar way to choosing an online retailer.  You wouldn’t just shop at a shop based on reputation alone, you would want to find out as much as you could.  With an online casino or site for instance, you will want to ensure that they do payout winnings to their users.  If not, you could find that you are gambling your hard earned money, winning and never getting what is rightfully yours.

Look At Payout Odds

Another aspect of an online casino or site like MyVegas Slots that you should be keenly aware of is the payout odds.  From site to site, these will vary marginally and although it may only seem like a small amount, those minute differences could mean you have a better or worse chance at winning on a particular site, compared to another.

There are many other precautions, hints and tips that you can utilise to increase your chances of winning, the above though is hopefully a good introduction though to some of these.

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What is a Tradeshow and What do They Mean for Businesses?

For many businesses, tradeshows represent a rare opportunity to not only meet potential customers face to face, but also a time to get to know potential investors – while at the same time keeping a watchful eye on their most aggressive competitors. Admittedly, the idea of having access to literally thousands of potential customers in such a short time (many tradeshows wrap up after just a few days) does in fact sound like a sure win situation, the truth is many businesses – both big and small – walk away from tradeshows with very little to show for their time, effort, and most importantly, their investment.

A business that identifies and executes a tradeshow strategy ahead of time will more often than not prevail where the ill-prepared firm will not – and these days, social media is playing a larger role than ever in ensuring the success of tradeshow attendees.

How Social Media Can be Used to Make Your Show a Success

While you can certainly take advantage of platforms like Twitter to invite potential clients to stop by your booth, chances are if you wait until the day of the event, your efforts won’t be nearly as effective as they would be had you started them a couple of weeks earlier. For instance, if the tradeshow you’re attending has an official hashtag relating to the event, consider using it in the days and weeks leading up to the show. Using the official hashtag (while adding one of your own – perhaps to highlight a new product or service) will get you noticed by the event’s coordinators and perspective clients that are planning to attend.

You might also consider taking a number of pictures during the show and sharing them via social media. These “action shots” create a sense of excitement around your brand that potential customers won’t want to pass up.

Take pictures of your products, your staff working the floor, engaging with customers – but be conscientious about how many pictures you’re sharing. You want to share enough so as to remain at the top of the list of booths to visit; sharing too many can be detrimental as your company may come off spammy or pushy. With tradeshows lasting as long as they do, those are two monikers that could ruin a show for you rather quickly.

A good rule of thumb about strategically sharing information with followers while at a tradeshow is to have a meeting beforehand and come up with an idea about what you want to accomplish. Space out your tweets to coincide with events you have scheduled at your booth, like say, a product unveiling or a presentation.

Success Most Often Relies on What You do After the Show

When the booths come down, it’s time to follow up with all the qualified leads you were able to collect at the show. Using various platforms like LinkedIn or Facebook reach out to those potential clients that you spent time cultivating a relationship with on the tradeshow floor. Using these tools allow you to continue to continue to build the relationship without using the time consuming and antiquated phone call. Sure, it’s still nice to hear a voice when discussion business, but at this point, gathering information and building the relationship is key. When contacting potential clients, be sure to send each one a personalized message – perhaps something you discussed at the show.

Blogging. If you can swing it, have someone on your team draft several blog posts that you can share on your website. One thing I have found that helps create a relationship with a potential client is offering to share your blog post on their site (only approach them about this if the blog post favorable mentions their company). Everyone loves free content!

Lastly, take the time to build up you email list. Remember, these are qualified leads – time to get them on the newsletter list.

Common Mistakes Businesses Make When it Comes to Social Media

  • Relying too heavily on social media. Remember that there is no substitute for shaking hands and building a relationship on the sales floor. Social media is intended to supplement your interaction with clients and investors not be your primary point of contact.
  • Always have a strategy when it comes to social media. Just because things like Twitter and Facebook did not get their start in the business world, don’t assume you can take a casual mindset when it comes to how you use these platforms.
  • Proofread your posts – leave out slang, egregious spelling, and emojis.
  • Limit your posts to those that will have the most impact. Quality always trumps quantity.

Lastly, failing to interact with your followers can paint a negative picture about what your firm thinks about things like customer service and attention to detail. If you’re going to post, be sure you have someone on your team who is dedicated to interacting with your followers.

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With rumours abounding about the new iPhone 7 which is set for release in the autumn, everyone’s dying to find out more about what’s in store for Apple’s newest flagship phone. Here’s our sneak peak at some of the big changes that could be coming, from the edge-to-edge display to a new dual camera system.

iPhone 7 design

The new iPhone is likely to get a big upgrade in terms of design, possibly being even slimmer than the 7.1mm iPhone 6S, and likely to be somewhere between 6mm and 6.5mm, in line with the iPod Touch. While we think this might affect the battery size, it could be possible as the Samsung Galaxy S6 is only 6.8mm. As we’ve also heard that Apple are likely to do away with the 3.5mm headphone jack, this suggests that a slimmer body is definitely on the cards.

There’s also rumours that it might have an all-metal design, and that it might do away with the bezel completely. Sounds a bit radical, but it could be just what the iPhone needs. Robustness will also be a feature, with some Apple suppliers suggesting that it may have ‘rugged’ features, making it both water and dust-resistant, and that it may incorporate a new technology called ‘Pixel Eyes, which makes it easier to use the screen if your fingers are wet.

We’re also likely to see the removal of the ‘camera bump’ and the antenna bands, giving the phone a totally flat rear.

iPhone 7 screen

Sources at DigiTimes suggest that Apple is likely to incorporate a glass-on-glass screen, with the possibility of a QHD or even 4K display. If the iPhone does get higher resolution, then we might see the overall size of the phone growing too. However, we think that Apple will stick with the current 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch models.

Of course, the new iPhone 7’s sleek body and higher resolution screen will make using apps much easier, and you’ll find it a breeze to use social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, not to mention playing your favourite online games and casino slots. With the phone’s battery life reported to better than previous models, losing yourself in a Clash of Clans marathon, trying your luck at virtual black jack or spinning casino slots at europalace.com are real possibilities.

New Features for the iPhone 7

We’re also likely to see the usual internal upgrade for the processor, but we’re also expecting to see a new dual camera system, stereo speakers and a much larger battery. At the moment Apple are trialling 3D Touch, wireless charging and Li-Fi technology, so we may see some of these being incorporated to the iPhone 7.

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Accessories

Wireless, cord-free Bluetooth earphones could be one of the biggest innovations in terms of iPhone accessories, especially if they’re planning to remove the headphone jack completely. However, it’s more likely that it will come with Lightning cable-based headphones, and that the cord-free Beats will be sold as a premium accessory.

We think that the iPhone 7 will hit the stores sometime in September, particularly as the last few models have all been launched in this month, although we are hearing rumours that it might be brought to the market a little earlier.

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Are you considering alternatives to conventional growing techniques? Hydroponics offers a real alternative, and is rapidly growing in popularity. Here we take a look at what’s required, and some tips, to successfully grow radishes hydroponically.

The main advantage offered by hydroponic growing systems is the fact that growers can cultivate and harvest crops year round in spite of any inclement weather or indeed the need for agricultural land. HYDROPONICS even works in extremely cold climates where conventional growing techniques would not be possible. Hydroponic growing also eliminates many of the common bug and pest problems associated with growing crops conventionally.

Many growers have reported excellent results when growing radishes hydroponically.

Balanced nutrients

One thing to focus on is maintaining the correct balance of chemicals in the nutrient solution which is used. In particular, higher nitrogen levels may lead to excessive top growth in place of a well formed radish root bulb.

Excellent results have also been achieved by adopting a two-stage approach to feeding; focusing on growth-rich solution in the early phase, while top leaves grow, and then later switching to a root-targeting solution to optimise the development of the edible root part of the plant.

Hydroponic systems for growing radishes

There are various hydroponic systems available and often choosing the best one comes down to matching a system with the space available and budget, among other factors. However, most systems work on similar principles. The nutrient solution needs to be delivered to the roots of the plants and this is normally done either through a reservoir and pump system, with plants supported in grow tubes, which continuously streams the solution across the roots (continuous-flow) or a system where the plants are supported in individual holders and the roots are simply suspended in non-flowing solution (static-solution).

Lighting and temperature

Regardless of the type of hydroponic system used, the plants need plenty of light in order to grow – either natural or artificial. And, depending on the climate, an ideal temperature should also be maintained to achieve optimal results.

Varieties of radish

Interestingly, good results have been experienced with all types of radishes, although quick-growing spring radishes seem to do particularly well when hydroponically grown. Asian and long-season radishes have also produced excellent harvests when grown in hydroponic systems. Generally speaking, harvesting is best done when the root systems are still tender.

Storing radishes

Following harvesting, care should be taken to avoid splitting, which can be caused due to the change in water pressure. This can be avoided by transferring mature radishes to the refrigerator, packaged in damp paper towels, and storing in plastic bags to maintain moisture levels.

Hydroponic growing of radishes is incredibly efficient, inexpensive and eco-friendly, and with germination rates for radish seeds around 80%, you can look forward to a bumper crop of beautiful and tasty radishes.

 

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