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  • 3D printing breaks the mold with futuristic 2-string violin

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    Kate Rinsema
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Love classical music but think it needs a redesign in the instrument department? Though it might have Antonio Stradivari rolling in his grave, a stage full of instruments like this, designed by MONAD studio architects Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg in collaboration with musician Scott F. Hall, will no doubt draw a new generation into the concert hall. The post 3D printing breaks the mold with futuristic 2-string violin appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The Guardian becomes first publication to stop investing in fossil fuels

    Jason Abbruzzese
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    The Guardian can now say it's walking the walk for its "Keep it in the ground" campaign. The Guardian Media Group announced on Wednesday that it would pull all investments in coal, oil and gas companies, making it the first publication to do so See also: The Guardian targets oil companies with 'unprecedented' climate-change campaign The paper has been engaged in an ongoing advocacy and editorial campaign entitled "Keep it in the ground," which has called for two major charitable organizations — the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust — to divest from fossil…
  • How Patton Oswalt Won The Trevor Noah Twitter Debate

    Fast Company
    KC Ifeanyi
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    Grab some popcorn and kick back—there's an epic string of tweets you have to read.Trevor Noah is suffering from a severe case of media whiplash.Read Full Story
  • GoDaddy Pops Nearly 31% As It Opens For Trading, Raising $460M In Its IPO

    Ingrid Lunden
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:14 am
     Web hosting company GoDaddy is going strong in its first day as a public company. The company, which yesterday priced its IPO at $20 per share with plans to sell 23 million shares, raised some $460 million today as it saw its stock pop over 30% in its debut on the NYSE, opening at $26.15. Trading under the GDDY ticker, at the time of writing, GoDaddy’s stock has continued to rise and… Read More
  • When specialization starts to pay off (and the danger of getting it wrong)

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:56 am
    Last week, I got to beta-test a new service called tuber. Tuber is the Uber of food delivery services, with a focus (okay, an obsession) on certain kinds of root vegetables. Just as some people keep Sidecar, Lyft and Uber on their phones, so they can compare who's got the best price or service in any given moment, Tuber is working to stake out a particular niche. They'll deliver a potato, yam or cassava, usually within twenty minutes of being requested. In my case, I got three organic Japanese sweet potatoes, delivered to my house in time to roast for dinner. They were perfect specimens, and…
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  • 3D printing breaks the mold with futuristic 2-string violin

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Love classical music but think it needs a redesign in the instrument department? Though it might have Antonio Stradivari rolling in his grave, a stage full of instruments like this, designed by MONAD studio architects Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg in collaboration with musician Scott F. Hall, will no doubt draw a new generation into the concert hall. The post 3D printing breaks the mold with futuristic 2-string violin appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 50 inspiring graphic designers to start following on Instagram

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    Is your day not complete without a blast of great graphic design? Get your fix by following these fifty stand-out graphic designers on Instagram curated by Canva's Mary Stribley. The post 50 inspiring graphic designers to start following on Instagram appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Google Japan’s wireless keyboard is straight from the future [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Why isn't this wireless keyboard a thing yet? Thank goodness for Google Japan. It's going to be a real treat to see all the folks at coffee shops using this wind-powered keyboard. The post Google Japan’s wireless keyboard is straight from the future [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Get down with a little Passover Funk [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:14 am
    Forget Peter Cottontail, it's time for some funk of a more old school style, in this case almost 3500 years old. The post Get down with a little Passover Funk [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Take the best selfies with Motorola’s handcrafted selfie stick [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    If shoefies aren't your thing, perhaps you should stick with a traditional selfie. And that's exactly what this handcrafted Motorola product gives you: tradition. With leather, handcrafted wood and a lot of love, these sticks give you a perfect way to get out and enjoy the weather now that spring is on the way––and chronicle your time outdoors. The post Take the best selfies with Motorola’s handcrafted selfie stick [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • The Guardian becomes first publication to stop investing in fossil fuels

    Jason Abbruzzese
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    The Guardian can now say it's walking the walk for its "Keep it in the ground" campaign. The Guardian Media Group announced on Wednesday that it would pull all investments in coal, oil and gas companies, making it the first publication to do so See also: The Guardian targets oil companies with 'unprecedented' climate-change campaign The paper has been engaged in an ongoing advocacy and editorial campaign entitled "Keep it in the ground," which has called for two major charitable organizations — the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust — to divest from fossil…
  • GoDaddy finally goes public — and live streams it on Periscope

    Seth Fiegerman
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:17 am
    GoDaddy may looks like a startup, but the company, at 18 years old, is a village elder among techies. That may explain why GoDaddy used Periscope during its long-awaited debut on the New York Stock Exchange. Eighteen years after launching and nine years after its first failed attempt at a public offering, GoDaddy's stock began trading on Wednesday, opening at $26.15 per share, a gain of more than 30% from its IPO price. See also: Technology startups collect billions of dollars and sit on the sidelines The web-hosting service announced late Tuesday that it had priced its IPO at $20 a share,…
  • 'Blood moon' eclipse on April 4 will be the shortest of the century
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    Only the speediest of skywatchers will have a chance to see the total lunar eclipse rising Saturday: NASA predicts that the total phase of the lunar eclipse will only last about 5 minutes, making it the shortest lunar eclipse of the century. Early-rising observers all over the United States should be able to see at least the partial phases of the April 4 lunar eclipse just before the sun rises, if weather permits. People on the West Coast will have the chance to see the moon turn an eerie shade of red during totality, which should begin at about 7:58 a.m. EDT. NASA this week unveiled a video…
  • 8 fake products from ThinkGeek that nerds wish were real

    Andrea Romano
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    Curse the old gods and the new that this stuff isn't real. Retail brands love April Fools' Day — arguably even more than any Black Friday or Presidents' Day blow out sale combined. Every company has a plan to try and give their customers a laugh (and, in turn, buy stuff). See also: The ultimate roundup of 2015's biggest April Fools' Day pranks ThinkGeek launched a line of fake products for April Fools' Day that are not just funny, but are every nerd's dream come true. That is, if they were real. Not cool, ThinkGeek. Not cool. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the…
  • Aubrey Plaza gave vials of hair and blood to her 'Parks and Rec' costars

    Jeff Leeson
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:11 am
    You just can't take the April Ludgate out of Aubrey Plaza. After filming the final episode of Parks and Recreation, the actress gave each cast member a wrap gift, she told James Corden on The Late Late Show on Tuesday night. In true April fashion, it was a vial of hair, blood and fingernail clippings. Whether it was Plaza's hair and blood remains unclear, but a past interview with her costar Aziz Ansari suggests it wasn't. You do you, Aubrey Plaza. Space station camera captures ominous video of Super Typhoon Maysak Motorola's selfie stick is made of wood, leather and unicorn tears Finally,…
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  • How Patton Oswalt Won The Trevor Noah Twitter Debate

    KC Ifeanyi
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    Grab some popcorn and kick back—there's an epic string of tweets you have to read.Trevor Noah is suffering from a severe case of media whiplash.Read Full Story
  • Behind The Scenes At Dropbox Black Ops

    J.J. McCorvey
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Black Ops" lead Jon Ying works hard to keep the same spirit Dropbox had with 10 employees as it does with more than 1,000.Jon Ying, 28, has been with Dropbox from its earliest days. Originally brought in by his friend (and Dropbox cofounder) Arash Ferdowsi to do tech support, his role evolved into developing the brand's approachable, human vibe, including, most notably, creating the "Psychobox" drawing that a user sees if he or she encounters an error page. Eventually he moved into product design, before settling into his current role using all those skills internally to help foster…
  • Jaguar Land Rover's Design Chief On The Future Of Cars

    Shaunacy Ferro
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    We chat with Gerry McGovern before the New York Auto Show on self-driving cars, the limits of technology, and the enduring power of beauty.It's a fascinating time to be a car designer. With the impending rise of self-driving vehicles, new technology for better visibility on the road, and more, there's never been a better time to rethink the experience of driving. In advance of the New York International Auto Show this weekend, Co.Design caught up with Gerry McGovern, the design director and chief creative officer for Jaguar Land Rover. At a Manhattan showroom, he was debuting the 2016 Range…
  • With Dan Barber's Dumpster Dive Experiment, Table Scraps Get Celebrity Chef Treatment

    Rebecca Greenfield
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:06 am
    Grazing the garbage-filled menu at WastED, a pop-up restaurant meant to bring awareness to food waste.The menu at the experimental pop-up restaurant WastED, which recently had an 18-day run inside Blue Hill's Manhattan location, came fully loaded with synonyms for garbage. Diners could choose a dumpster dive vegetable salad with damaged apples and pears; two dishes served up cuts of waste-fed pigs, one with a side of waste kraut. Even the items that didn't directly call something trash employed terms suggesting that what you're about to eat is table scraps. Pockmarked potatoes, melba toast…
  • This Bicycle Travels As Fast As A Car, So You Can Ride On Highways

    Adele Peters
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Hi Lance! Pedal your feet, and this covered three-wheeled vehicle will zoom up to 100 miles per hour.Step inside the Raht Racer, a three-wheeled vehicle that looks a little like a simplified version of the Batmobile, and you'll start to pedal like you're riding a bicycle. But as you feed power to the electric motor inside, the bike also senses how hard you're pushing. Pedal hard—or flip on an automatic mode, if you don't want a workout—and the bike will travel up to 100 miles an hour on the highway.Read Full Story
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  • GoDaddy Pops Nearly 31% As It Opens For Trading, Raising $460M In Its IPO

    Ingrid Lunden
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:14 am
     Web hosting company GoDaddy is going strong in its first day as a public company. The company, which yesterday priced its IPO at $20 per share with plans to sell 23 million shares, raised some $460 million today as it saw its stock pop over 30% in its debut on the NYSE, opening at $26.15. Trading under the GDDY ticker, at the time of writing, GoDaddy’s stock has continued to rise and… Read More
  • And Just Like Magic, GoButler Is A Virtual Assistant Founded By Ex-Rocket Internet Execs

    Steve O'Hear
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
     “Text us to get whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you are – it’s really simple and cool,” says GoButler co-founder CEO Navid Hadzaad. He could of course be describing Magic, the Silicon Valley startup (and Y Combinator alum) that offers an SMS-based virtual assistant and promises to get you anything on-demand. Read More
  • The Neobase Is Your Own Private Social Network In A Box

    Sarah Perez
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
     With the growing number of large-scale hacks and revelations of government surveillance still fresh on people’s minds, a company called Neone is introducing a way for families and friends to more privately share content, including files, photos, videos and more, with one another without having to rely on the cloud. Instead, with a piece of hardware it’s calling the Neobase… Read More
  • Trickey Is A Dinky Hardware Keyboard For Just Your Favorite Shortcuts

    Natasha Lomas
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
     Ever felt like there are too many keys on your full size keyboard when all you need to do for the next hour is press Ctrl Z? Of course you have. Trickey is a nifty little hardware project that’s aiming to fix that by letting you replace a full size USB keyboard with a dinky unit that consists of whatever keys you happen to need for that game or graphics package — in whatever… Read More
  • Chef Launches Chef Delivery DevOps Workflow Service For The Enterprise

    Frederic Lardinois
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
     Chef is mostly known as an IT automation service, but the company is branching out into continuous and unified delivery today with the launch of Chef Delivery. This new service provides enterprise devops teams with a new workflow for managing the continuous delivery of their infrastructure and run-time environments (including containers), as well as applications. Read More
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  • When specialization starts to pay off (and the danger of getting it wrong)

    Seth Godin
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:56 am
    Last week, I got to beta-test a new service called tuber. Tuber is the Uber of food delivery services, with a focus (okay, an obsession) on certain kinds of root vegetables. Just as some people keep Sidecar, Lyft and Uber on their phones, so they can compare who's got the best price or service in any given moment, Tuber is working to stake out a particular niche. They'll deliver a potato, yam or cassava, usually within twenty minutes of being requested. In my case, I got three organic Japanese sweet potatoes, delivered to my house in time to roast for dinner. They were perfect specimens, and…
  • Different kinds of magic

    Seth Godin
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    A stunning video about what school can mean. A beautiful book about art and meaning. A different kind of management tome. Rethinking your career. Or this way. And worth thinking hard about: two brilliant social histories by David Graeber. Debt and Bureaucracy.        
  • Direct marketing (and the other kind)

    Seth Godin
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:57 am
    Direct marketing is outbound, measured and designed to pay for itself. So, the catalog you get in the mail, or the Fuller Brush man. The idea was to buy stamps (or some other form of contacting people) and make enough money on average to buy more stamps. Before the internet, direct marketing was on a steady growth path. The science of testing and improving offers and the industrialization of systems that lowered costs meant that more and more organizations were using direct marketing to solicit donations, get votes and sell products and services. One of the key elements that allows direct…
  • The panic tax

    Seth Godin
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:56 am
    Systems under severe stress degrade. While individuals might do extraordinary work while pumped with adrenalin (lifting a car, running through a burning building), panic can decrease the efficacy of a system by 30% or more--often completely destroying it. Compare the typical throughput of a highway during rush hour (when it's filled with seasoned commuters) to a similar road when people are fleeing a natural disaster.... in the first case, the cars naturally keep a safe distance, drivers are sufficiently alert, everyone gets home. In the other, there's a complete standstill. Or consider how…
  • Self talk

    Seth Godin
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    There's no more important criticism than self criticism. There's no amount of external validation that can undo the constant drone of internal criticism. And negative self talk is hungry for external corroboration. One little voice in the ether that agrees with your internal critic is enough to put you in a tailspin. The remedy for negative self talk, then, is not the search for unanimous praise from the outside world. It's a hopeless journey, and one that destroys the work, because you will water it down in fear of that outside critic that amplifies your internal one. The remedy is accurate…
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  • How We Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Bots

    1 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    A sharp dichotomy has emerged in the big debate about where technology is taking us (or vice versa). In one high-profile camp are technologists and scientists sounding the alarm about the perils of artificial intelligence. Elon Musk likens AI’s emergence to “summoning the demon,” calling it the biggest single threat to our survival. Stephen Hawking […] The post How We Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Bots appeared first on WIRED.
  • See How Diseases Spread in These Mesmerizing Graphics

    Marcus Woo
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Scientists can visualize the spread of diseases in lots of ways. This viz treats swine flu like it's a commuter taking a train around the world. The post See How Diseases Spread in These Mesmerizing Graphics appeared first on WIRED.
  • At This ‘Lounge,’ Drivers Find the Help Uber Doesn’t Offer

    Davey Alba
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's easy to forget that the efficiency of car-hailing apps like Uber depends not on a salaried drivers, but on individuals constantly struggling to understand the system. The post At This ‘Lounge,’ Drivers Find the Help Uber Doesn’t Offer appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Social Network Designed to Combat Depression

    Kyle VanHemert
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Panoply is a crowdsourced website for improving mental health, created at MIT. The post A Social Network Designed to Combat Depression appeared first on WIRED.
  • WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: My So-Called Life

    Angela Watercutter
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Grab a flannel, your favorite pair of Doc Martens, and your teenage ennui—it's time to binge-watch My So-Called Life. The post WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: My So-Called Life appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 7 Effective Tips To Grow Your Social Media Presence The Right Way

    Guest Blogger
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    This is a guest contribution from Adam Connell. Have you ever wondered how to gain a significant advantage with social media? Not just in terms of growing a following but growing an engaged following? I have too, and so have countless others. The truth is that you can, and it’s easier than you might think. If you’re serious about growing a more engaged following, you’ll find this post helpful. You’ll learn how to focus your efforts, boost engagement, monitor your progress and ultimately start seeing real growth. Ready? Let’s dive in! 1. Get to know your audience Your audience…
  • Editing for People Who Love to Write… Too Much

    Stacey Roberts
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    If you’re anything like me, you love words. You love prose, you love language, you love how a perfectly-constructed sentence can say so much more than just letters put in order. If you’re unlike me, however, you love to use lots of words, and write mountains of prose. I know it’s hard not to get carried away, telling everyone everything you’ve ever wanted to say about a subject. Especially online, when blogs are creative outlets, and there are no restraints or word counts. But having been on the reading end of waffly posts (particularly when I haven’t got too…
  • Blog Post Idea: How I Do It Posts

    Darren Rowse
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    Recently I shared a simple technique that I use to come up with ideas to write about on my blog – answering a beginner question. While not really rocket science I had a number of readers contact me privately with thank-you messages appreciating the nudge to write that type of post. Today I’d like to suggest another simple technique for coming up with blog post ideas. It’s simple yet is perhaps one of the most powerful types of posts I’ve used on my own blogs many times in the last 12 years. I call these posts the ‘how I do (or did) it’ post. How I did (or…
  • 3 Secret Weapons I Used to Launch My Fulltime Blogging Career

    Guest Blogger
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    This is a guest post by Jeff Goins of Goins, Writer. “I’d like to be a writer,” I told my friend one day when he asked what my dream was. “But that’ll never happen.” And I quickly went back to moping around, waiting for my big break. At the time, I was working for a nonprofit as a marketing director, secretly wondering what it might be like to write for a living. Little did I know how close I was to my goal. My was staring me right in the face the whole time. I was just blind to it. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer,” Harriet Tubman once said. “Always remember, you…
  • 7 Commonsense Tips to Improve Your Next Expert Roundup

    Guest Blogger
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    This is a guest contribution from Neil. Are you wondering why your expert roundups are not living up to your expectations? Why you are never getting the level of response some other people are getting? After all, the idea behind creating an expert roundup sounds foolproof on paper. Get eminent experts to answer a question for you. Gather the responses and publish the ultimate answer to that question. Get your experts to share the content and then leverage their audience to get a viral post. There is no way you can fail! But the reality is a bit different. My first expert roundup (January,…
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  • If You Can't Pay Your Taxes, You Might Qualify for a Reduced Amount

    Kristin Wong
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    We’ve talked about what to do with your tax refund , but many of us actually owe the IRS money. For some folks, this amount might be much higher than expected. If you can’t afford to pay your tax bill, you might qualify for an “Offer in Compromise.”Read more...
  • How to Choose the Best Firmware to Supercharge Your Wi-Fi Router

    Alan Henry
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Installing a custom firmware on your Wi-Fi router is like God Mode for your home network. You can see everything going on, boost your Wi-Fi signal, beef up your security, and even do advanced tricks like install your own VPN. Still, there are so many options available it can be tough to pick the right one. Here’s what you need to know. Read more...
  • Some States Will Revoke Your License if You Don’t Pay Student Debt

    Kyle James
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    As if defaulting on your loans isn't crappy enough , some states will actually suspend your driver's license if you fail to pay. Seriously.Read more...
  • Deadspin Yes, Flying Parents To The Final Four Is Paying Players | Gizmodo Interstellar honest trail

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    DeadspinYes, Flying Parents To The Final Four Is Paying Players GizmodoInterstellar honest trailer rips apart Christopher Nolan's space movie JezebelNoose Found Hanging from Tree on Duke University Campus LifehackerYour 2015 April Fool's Day Prank Spoiler Read more...
  • Frame Unusually Sized Art Affordably with Custom Mats

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Custom frames are incredibly expensive, but protecting your art collection is a must if you want it to last. You can save money on uniquely sized pieces by buying a mat at a craft store, cutting it to fit, then putting the artwork in a standard sized frame.Read more...
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  • How to Be a Demo God

    Guy Kawasaki
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Several times a year a group of executives from startups do a six-minute demo of their products to an audience of venture capitalists, analysts, and journalists. This name of the event is, logically, DEMO. It’s a great occasion—especially if you understand the dance that’s going on: Entrepreneurs acting as if they don’t need venture capital, and venture capitalists acting as if they don’t need entrepreneurs. (This is like acting prudish in a brothel.) This post is for anyone who has to give a good demo, whether at DEMO or anywhere else. Demoing is an essential skill to launch a…
  • GuyStockphotos from #SMMW15

    Guy Kawasaki
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:01 pm
    More “stock photos.” This time from the Social Media Marketing World conference in San Diego, California. The post GuyStockphotos from #SMMW15 appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • Best Hotel for SXSW

    Guy Kawasaki
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Although this may bite me in the butt someday if it’s booked solid, I’d like to tell you about the Hyatt Place in Austin, Texas. I will stay at this hotel every time I go to SXSW. The hotel is one block from the Austin Convention Center. There is a breakfast buffet with no waiting. There are restaurants within one hundred yards that fulfill my four main food groups: steak, Thai, sushi, and fried chicken. If these don’t take care of you, there’s a boutique market across the street for snacks. The hotel bar also sells food 24-hours per day. The Wifi is fast—maybe…
  • Guy Kawasaki appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    I’ve joined the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. This entity is the parent organization of all the “Wiki” projects such as Wikipedia and other free-knowledge projects. The activities of the Wikimedia Foundation represent one of the most important projects in the history of civilization. Having helped democratize computing with Apple and currently helping to democratize design with Canva, how could I resist the opportunity to democratize knowledge with Wikimedia? The Wikimedia Board of trustees has ten members. Can it get much cooler than helping Wikimedia…
  • The Art of Leading

    Guy Kawasaki
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some aspiring entrepreneurs are already working for a big company. Like external entrepreneurs, they dream of creating innovative products. They, too, must prototype, position, pitch, bootstrap, recruit, fund, partner, sell, and support. The purpose of this minichapter is to explain how to do all this when you’re employed by a large business. Ironically, many entrepreneurs envy the employees of major companies—they think that these lucky souls have humongous financial resources, large sales forces, fully equipped labs, scalable factories, and established brands, plus medical and dental…
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  • New Retina MacBook Appears in Early Unboxing Video

    Mitchel Broussard
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    With the official launch of the new ultra-slim 12-inch MacBook with Retina display still over a week away on April 10, Vietnamese site has managed to get its hands on the brand-new silver MacBook and has shared an unboxing video and photos. The entirety of the video is in Vietnamese, of course, but is still worth a watch to check out the design of the new MacBook, the USB-C adapter, and the edge-to-edge keyboard in someone's hands outside the confines of Apple's media event last month. Additional photos from the unboxing can be found on the official website, with the full…
  • Happy April Fools' Day 2015: HiRise Toast, Pets Unleashed and More

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:22 am
    As happens every year on April 1, today is April Fools' Day, and readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites. Today also represents Apple's 39th anniversary, with their partnership having officially been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. As has become tradition, a number of today's pranks have focused on Apple and tech, and here are a few of the more interesting ones to surface so far today. Keep in mind that some hoaxes may be mildly NSFW, so turning down your volume or watching later may be best if you are at work or in a…
  • Pandora CFO Calls Apple a 'Frenemy,' Says Music Service is Coming to CarPlay and Apple Watch

    Juli Clover
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    When Apple's CarPlay feature launched last year, Apple partnered with several music services to offer a variety of listening choices on the platform, including Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Rdio, and more. Noticeably absent from CarPlay was Pandora, but that appears to be set to change. Pandora CFO Mike Herring spoke to Fox Business Network yesterday and said Pandora will "definitely be in CarPlay" and integrated into the Apple Watch as well. Though Herring did not provide a timeline for the possible launch of a Pandora CarPlay app, his statement to Fox is the closest Pandora's come to…
  • Verizon Wireless Lets Customers Opt Out of Tracking 'Perma-Cookies'

    Juli Clover
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Last year, Verizon and AT&T made headlines when researchers discovered they had been engaging in some unsavory customer tracking techniques, using unique identifier numbers or "perma-cookies" to track the websites that customers visited on their cellular devices to deliver targeted advertisements, a practice called "Relevant Advertising." Following customer backlash, AT&T stopped using the hidden web tracking codes to keep tabs on the websites that its customers visited, but Verizon continued on with its Relevant Advertising program, which it's been using for approximately two years. While…
  • HBO CEO: We Partnered With Apple for HBO NOW Based on HBO GO Popularity

    Juli Clover
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Apple and HBO recently inked a deal that will see Apple becoming the exclusive launch partner for HBO's upcoming "HBO Now" web-based streaming service, and in an interview with CNBC, HBO CEO Richard Plepler explained why the company chose to partner Apple. According to Plepler, the main reason why HBO opted to team up with Apple was due to the success of its existing cable-based service, HBO GO. 60 percent of HBO GO traffic comes from Apple devices, including the Apple TV, Macs, and the iPhone and the iPad. HBO GO apps have been available on iOS devices since 2011 and the service has been…
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  • Content Will Never Be King

    Chris Brogan
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Yesterday, I had the pleasure to sit down with my friends Darren Rowse and Brian Clark. The last time the three of us sat quietly was in 2008 or 2009 when we launched the Third Tribe group (ah, memories). I joked that I wanted to bring that back and we could call it Sixth Tribe. You know, Third Tribe 2.0. Alas. Content Will Never Be King The conversation was brief, fun, and sprinkled with some melancholy about the fact that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Darren is thriving with his Problogger events and his Digital Photography School. Brian is running Copyblogger Media,…
  • Content Marketing as a Food Truck: Rethinking Content Marketing In A World of Splintered Attention

    Chris Brogan
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    With well over a billion users, Facebook must easily rank as most people’s “where I see interesting stories and click” tool of choice. Sure, us nerds might point to Feedly or Flipboard, but that’s not “most people.” That’s the enlightened. Some of us get our favorite sites to our inbox. But that’s more rare than not. What seems most true, however, is that hardly anyone stops by someone’s actual blog any more (or say “site” in case you bristle at the word “blog.”) If people aren’t visiting blogs directly any…
  • Are You Going to Social Media Marketing World? SMMW15

    Chris Brogan
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    I’m going to Social Media Marketing World in San Diego next Tuesday through Thursday. I’m doing two OFFICIAL things that I’ll stop explaining because I keep getting it wrong. Beyond that, most of my time is my own (I’ve got two other formal obligations and a few friend obligations). I thought I’d write out what my hopes are for the event, in case you and I have some shared interests we should cover. First and Foremost I’m definitely there to meet and connect. If you SEE me somewhere and find some dumb reason NOT to connect with me, stop it. Go the hell up…
  • How a $200 Chromebook Earned my Company $28,000 in Ten Days

    Chris Brogan
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    This is the Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111-C670. It’s about the size of a Macbook Air, kinda. It runs the Google Chrome OS, which means it’s pretty much like a browser-only deal. All the apps you use are web-based. And this device helped me make $28,000 in ten days. Could a Chromebook Make You More Money? I suspect you already know the real answer to how this worked. This Chromebook isn’t the most powerful computer in the universe. If you have a lot of tabs open, it doesn’t work well. So, I don’t have many tabs open. (hint one) Continue ReadingThe post How a $200…
  • What Writing A Great Sales Letter Taught Me About Everything

    Chris Brogan
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    I can count on one hand the number of times that something I’ve tried to sell has been well-received by the people I serve. You know how some kids are a late bloomer? That’s me with most of the things I sell. People buy them years later sometimes. But this time, I really struck gold. How We Write Our Sales Letter Sequence I learned a lot while putting together the now-defunct webinar version of Online Course Maker. (Let me reiterate: the WEBINAR VERSION IS GONE). First, I learned that there’s such a thing as too much information for a format. I tried to cram way too much…
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  • Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Blog

    Pamela Wilson
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    You know the drill: another day, another piece of content to connect with your audience. You churn out post after post, social media update after social media update — typing, typing, typing all the way, all day. It reminds me of that classic Dunkin’ Donuts commercial, “Time to make the donuts.” We are all like that little round Fred the Baker dragging our sorry selves to our keyboards to create yet another readable, but forgettable, post. I say, enough of this twaddle. Let’s shut down this blog and be done with it. Think that’s going too far? Listen: It…
  • Images: How to Find and Choose High-Impact Photos

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Ever throw your hands up in frustration when it comes time to look for an image for your latest blog post? Let’s start with the bad news: a terrible stock photo is worse than no photo at all. The good news? There are more free stock photos available now than ever before! But you have to know where to look. And you need to understand a little about image licensing, like the difference between free, royalty-free, and Creative Commons license terms. Or else that photo you use could land you in legal trouble. In this episode of Hit Publish, host Pamela Wilson shares the best image tips from…
  • Here’s How Pat Flynn Grew an Audience of Raving Fans

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is one of the nicest people host Jon Nastor has ever met, as well as a serial online entrepreneur. Pat Flynn began his online journey back in 2008, after getting laid off from his job as an architect, and he has not looked back since. He is now the host of the wildly successful Smart Passive Income podcast, as well as Ask Pat … and more recently the 1-Day Business breakthrough podcast with Chris Ducker. He has also started creating and selling software, he speaks around the world, has written a book, and is currently in the middle of his next…
  • The 3 Pillars of Great Web Writing

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you summarized every single book and article written on writing for the web, you’d get the three words I’m about to tell you. Yet, no one — not even the experts, authors, or pundits — has, to my knowledge, ever consolidated all this knowledge into one simple, sticky process. Write with these three words in mind, and anything you publish on the web will rivet attention, stoke desire, and get action. In this 9-minute episode of Rough Draft with Demian Farnworth, you’ll discover: A truly inspirational article by a pioneering punk legend The danger of being clever…
  • A Quick-Start Guide to Measuring Your Content Marketing Efforts

    Mike King
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    Simply put, if you’re not measuring, you’re not marketing. In fact, if you’re whipping up blog posts and infographics without business objectives, you’re basically partaking in a very expensive version of arts and crafts. Your job as a content marketer is to show your boss the money — not traffic, not links — mon-naay. Let’s talk about how to get started effectively measuring your content marketing efforts. Measurement separates digital marketing from traditional advertising As a native Philadelphian (I live in Brooklyn now), I know a little too much…
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  • The 10 Mac games you need to play from March 2015

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    A month of Mac gaming to savorMarch’s selection of intriguing new releases serves as a testament to how strong Mac gaming has become. It’s a wide selection of experiences—large and small—spanning a nice array of genres: City building, role-playing, strategy, simulation, action, puzzle, and more. And what’s especially great is that almost every game on this list launched at the same time as on other platforms—waiting for ports is much less of a concern on Mac these days.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The best iOS services for tackling your taxes

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Hooray! It’s tax time again: Another year, another opportunity to step into the IRS income confessional and spill the details of your personal financial life. Luckily, if you own an iOS device, it may be all you need to settle up with the taxman. H&R Block, Intuit’s TurboTax, and TaxACT all offer apps or mobile web experiences that, depending on your needs, will do the job and do it well. Although the ability to file taxes on a mobile device is not a new concept, the programs are better than ever this year. “Will you look at those morons? I paid my taxes over a year ago!”To read…
  • How to stream Major League Baseball games to all your favorite devices

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Major League Baseball has an impressive streaming package, but make sure you're aware of its pesky blackout rules.
  • Survey: A majority of Apple Pay users encounter problems

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Apple Pay is coming up short for many people who attempt to use the mobile payment service at the register. A survey from research firm Phoenix Marketing International found that 68 percent of respondents who have used Apple Pay had encountered an issue when making an in-store purchase. The leading compliant made by nearly half of respondents was that retailers’ sales terminals took too long to record a transaction. Other problems: employees who didn’t know how to process sales with the mobile wallet (42 percent); errors in how the sale posted (36 percent), like a transaction appearing…
  • The Week in Mac Apps: Fantastical 2, HoudaSpot 4, GoodTask 2, and more

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Fantastical 2, HoudaSpot 4, GoodTask 2, and moreIn this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find a brand new version of Fantastical, a program for plastering your desktop with beautiful photography, and even a way to keep your secrets secure in plain sight.Covered 1.3Rob Heague’s Covered scours the iTunes store for high-quality cover art for you to use within your own media library.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • That’s Real-Life Responsive Web Design: Meet The Brand New Smashing Book 5

    Vitaly Friedman
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    Smart “responsive” workflows, effective responsive design/UX patterns and powerful front-end techniques — if you need a good book on smart responsive design, our brand new Smashing Book 5 is just what you need. Neatly packed in a gorgeous hardcover, it covers time-saving, practical techniques for crafting fast, maintainable and scalable responsive websites. 498 pages. Hardcover/eBook. Pre-order the book and save 25% today.1 2 $29 $39 Get the book3Printed, gorgeous hardcover.Save 25% today.4 Free shipping only today. About The Book Responsive design is a default these days, but…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: April 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for seven years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for April 2015. Both…
  • Putting Mobile Back End As A Service Into Practice (Part 1)

    David Tucker
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    In a previous article1 I introduced mobile back end as a service (MBaaS) which aims at giving app developers the ability to create seamlessly new feature-complete cross-platform native and web applications. The next step is implementing a complete demo application using those ideas. Through this real working application, you will be able to see the areas in which MBaaS provides value. This first part will walk you through a messaging application demo powered by the Kinvey application and explore how to leverage user management, file storage and the data store. The second part will complete…
  • How To Keep Framework Development Simple And Bug-Free

    Ben Gremillion
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
    It’s just like that for your product, too: people rely on our products to work. Bugs erode trust, which in turn loses customers. So when we began updating Foundation, a responsive CSS framework, we wanted to ensure everything worked. Thoroughly. We know that many people rely on our software for their work, and maintaining that trust is paramount. In this article you’ll learn our methodology for testing responsively, not just on a case by case, page-from-PSD comp. See, we’ve developed a certain system to make sure that nothing’s broken at launch on different devices.
  • Assessing Mobile Usability With Google Webmaster Tools

    Tim Jensen
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Back in 2013, Google officially announced1 that it would begin to penalize websites that provide a faulty user experience on mobile devices. Specific examples included redirecting inner URLs to a home page when viewed in a mobile version of a website, as well as showing 404 errors to people attempting to access pages on mobile. Toward the end of 2014, a Google spokesperson hinted that the mobile user experience would become a ranking factor2. In January 2015, a number of website owners received messages warning about mobile usability issues on their websites, linking to a section of Webmaster…
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  • Scientology documentary: Fact or fiction?

    1 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    In HBO's documentary film "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," former Scientology members talk about the inner workings of the church. But the church calls "Going Clear" propaganda. CNN's Stephanie Elam takes a look.
  • Boehner, Netanyahu laud 'bonds' in Israel

    1 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    In a show of support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, House Speaker John Boehner highlighted the "strong as ever" bonds between the two countries, as he and a bipartisan congressional delegation visited Israel, the same date of the nuclear deal deadline between world powers and Iran.
  • This 'Punk-rocker' frog can shape-shift

    1 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    The mutable rainfrog, dubbed "The Punk Rocker," is the first discovered vertebrate with the ability to transform from smooth to spiny skin.
  • Man charged: Trying to kill U.S. ambassador

    1 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    Kim Ki-Jong, the man accused of stabbing U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert in South Korea last month, was charged with attempted murder Wednesday, an official with the Seoul Central District Court said.
  • Hospital gown makeover

    1 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Regina Pagles!

    Brad Moore
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hi! My name is Regina Pagles and I am a portrait photographer residing in the rural community of Springdale, Utah (Pop. 450), just outside of Zion National Park. I have a small studio where I have been taking portraits of friends and family since I discovered studio lighting in 2010.I have combined the techniques learned from my biggest inspirations, Peter Hurley (expression), Sue Bryce (posing), Don Giannatti (lighting) and Scott Kelby (post processing) to develop and hone my own style. In the spirit of ‘paying it forward,’ I would like to share with you what I have learned and the…
  • Travel Photographers: This Webcast on my Dubai trip is for you!

    Scott Kelby
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi Gang: If you’re into travel photography (or just want to learn some interesting things about one of the most amazing places on this planet), then you’re invited to join us for a FREE travel photography Webcast this Thursday night at 7pm called “Unpacking Dubai.”RC and Brad (who were both in Dubai this month) will be joining me, plus we’ll be giving away some goodies, including a big beautiful print from my trip. We’ll be taking your questions live on the air, and sharing everything from photography tips and techniques to the post processing side of it…
  • Twitter’s Periscope App is Simply Awesome!!!

    Scott Kelby
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    Greetings from Holland (well, greetings from 33,000 feet above Holland — I’m on my way back from speaking at the Professional Imaging show in Nijkerk – awesome experience — more on that coming soon).OK, let’s talk about Periscope, a FREE app from Twitter (for IOS only at this point), that lets you broadcast live from anywhere you have a connection to the Internet and people can chat with you live (type questions), and visually experience exactly what you’re seeing. It is one of the most fun social media experiences I’ve had. As my buddy Frank Doorhof…
  • “Howdy” From Holland!

    Scott Kelby
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi gang: Greetings from here in The Netherlands Got here yesterday and spent the day with my buddy, fashion photographer, lighting wizard, and awesome instructor, Frank Doorhof (that’s a copy of the Czech translation of Frank’s bestselling “Mastering The Model Shoot” I saw displayed when touring Frank’s cool new studios in a town outside Amsterdam).We went to go shooting yesterday, but by the time I took my “jetlag avoidance nap” the rain had moved in, so we didn’t get any shooting done, but today we’ve got permission for what could…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Moose Peterson’s Safari Adventure Moose goes on safari! With a career studying and photographing wildlife for over three decades, Moose has his first African safari and you’ve got a front row seat. Join Moose as he encounters the wide array of wildlife that calls the Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa home. Moose shares his take on the gear he brought along with his tips and techniques for capturing images that help tell the story of your trip.KelbyOne Live Want to learn from Scott Kelby or Joel Grimes live in person? Check out these seminar tour dates to see if they’re…
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  • Tips for Photographing a Lunar Eclipse

    Phil Hart
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    While some obscure astronomical events get over-hyped, a total lunar eclipse is always a crowd-pleaser. It is easy to observe and photograph, even among the bright lights of the big cities. April’s Easter Lunar Eclipse (2015) is visible from North America, across the Pacific to Australia, and eastern parts of Asia. The photography advice below will also serve the rest of the world well in September when an eclipse is visible to those who miss out on this one. Eclipse Details for Saturday April 4th, 2015 A lunar eclipse occurs when the alignment of the moon’s orbit is just right,…
  • Simple Tips to Improve your Travel Photography – Photographing Deserts

    Kav Dadfar
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Photographing deserts usually delivers very dramatic and beautiful landscape images. But it can also be challenging to prevent your photos from appearing flat and uninteresting, on top of the harsh conditions which can cause havoc with your camera. Here are a few tips on how you can improve your travel photography of desert photos: Catch the right light It’s no secret that photographing early morning or late afternoon provides a wonderfully soft light which can make any image look much more interesting. This can be even more vital in the desert where the low angle of the sun can really…
  • DIY Light Modifier You Can Do With Savage Translum Material

    Tristan Robitaille
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The thing studio product photographers hate the most is when undesirable reflections show up in their images. There are many ways to control these and I’ve got one that you can easily build at home. It’s a DIY project using the Savage Translum material. What you’ll be creating is a rollable sheet of Translum with a hole in the middle for your camera lens. That will enable you to set it between the object you’re photographing and the camera which will eliminate the big direct reflections you get by using a softbox pointed straight on the subject. What is Savage Translum material?
  • The Importance of Capturing Gesture and Emotion in Street Photography

    James Maher
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Sometimes an expression can cut you like a knife. One of the most fascinating things about street photography is that it can be so hard to pinpoint the reasons why one photograph works and another does not. A good street photograph can be sharp or it can be blurry; it can be in contrasty light or in soft and even light; it can be an energetic scene with layers of people or it can be a quiet shot with nobody in it. It gets further complicated when you start to think about the ideas, moods, and feelings that your images suggest. Despite this lack of certainty, I believe there are two…
  • How to Mix Ambient Light and Fill-Flash for Outdoor Portraits

    Craig Beckta
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you have ever wondered how to improve your outdoor portraits. Turn off your Smartphone, shuffle your schedule, and make sure you read every single word on this page. Because outdoor portrait lighting secrets will finally be revealed. Below is an example of one of my typical on-location lighting setups. It consists of a studio strobe with a battery pack and a Westcott 35″ Deep Parabolic Zeppelin modifier. I am guessing you have most likely stumbled upon this article because you are searching for a way to improve your outdoor portraits. If you would like to capture perfectly exposed…
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  • Sony sells a chunk of its Olympus stake for a fast buck

    Daniel Cooper
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Kaz Hirai's plans to save Sony have run from integrating its many disparate business units through to just selling off everything, even the stuff that's nailed down. Now, the company is getting rid of half of its stake in Olympus in the hope of raisi...
  • President's order lets the US sanction foreign cyberattackers

    Jon Fingas
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:04 am
    US authorities can't officially punish hackers in many countries, but they now have a way to hit those digital criminals where it hurts the most: their bank accounts. President Obama has signed an executive order that lets the Secretary of the Treasu...
  • Touchscreen-enabled routers double as home automation hubs

    Steve Dent
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:32 am
    If at all possible, we like to keep our router and hub count down to a nice round number of "one." That's the idea behind a pair of new models from Almond which eliminate the need to have both a smarthome hub and router by combing them into one devic...
  • PlayStation's original programming future depends on 'Powers'

    Joseph Volpe
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Powers is the first series to come from Sony PlayStation's original programming push, a partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, and it's not rated "E" for everyone. With comic books as its source material, the racy superhero cop drama from crea...
  • 'Ex Machina' director embraces the rise of superintelligent AI

    Devindra Hardawar
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Alex Garland is no stranger to science fiction. As the writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, he's given us his own unique spin on the zombie apocalypse and a last-ditch effort to save the Earth (by nuking the sun!). Now, with his directorial debut, E...
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  • On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    I have been photographing dancers for several years now as part of my affiliation with the local arts council. The results were catch-as-catch-can, mostly because of the limitations of flash recycle time, timing, and my not really knowing what to expect from them nor when to expect it. But a little trick I tried last week changed everything. Read more »
  • Traveling Photographer_NYC has Posted

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    For those of you following along with The Traveling Photographer series, Lynda has just posted the New York City episode.This is a city I have visited many times, so we tried to distill this visit down to a small collection of very cool photo experiences. I hope you like it.Lastly, NYC completes the series—for now, anyway. Whether or not it continues will be determined solely by how many views it gets. So thanks in advance for your support.-DH
  • Now Live on The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    For much of 2014, I have been on the road for, producing the series, The Traveling Photographer. The latest episode, on London, has just posted. London is an amazing city, and I think this episode is our best to date.Hard to believe it, but we have now logged over 50,000 miles on this journey. In addition to Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris and London, we have just finished filming the New York City segment, which will be published soon. For more information about the entire series, see this earlier post.
  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Of all of the wonderful things that have happened since I began writing Strobist eight years ago, certainly the best is the steady parade of creative people I have met as a result. And few are more talented (or insan motivated) than London-based photographer Drew Gardner.We grew up in the same era, both working for newspapers in our respective cities. We left the papers and graduated to second careers. Drew moved onto a mix of editorial, commercial and art photography. And I, well, sometimes I'm not sure how exactly to describe what it is that I do.So it was with equal parts curiosity and…
  • The Traveling Photographer_PARIS Has Posted

    16 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Paris, the latest installment in The Traveling Photographer series, has just posted to Photographed this past May, the hour-long episode includes lots of practical, real-world advice for anyone who may be considering traveling to Paris with their camera. In addition to all of the city-specific travel advice, much of the episode explains how to make the most of your time there as a photographer. There are segments on where to go to get the best cityscapes, street shooting and even a section on shooting in Paris through a specially adapted toy camera lens.If a trip to Paris is in…
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  • Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:27 pm
    The Nikon D7200 improves over its predecessor in one important way, offering a greatly improved buffer. Other improvements are more subtle, but more sensitive AF and an improved video specification make the D7200 a more capable camera than the model which came before it. We've had a D7200 for a few days, and wasted no time pairing it with Sigma's excellent 18-35mm F1.8 A to get some real-world samples. Click through to see more
  • Phase One Industrial's new 80MP drone camera is the smallest of its kind

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Phase One Industrial designed a new camera specifically for drones, billed as the smallest 80 megapixel medium format camera in the world. The iXU 180 camera features an 80 megapixel CCD sensor, taking 4:3 ratio images with your choice of five Schneider-Kreuznach lenses and an overall modular design. The camera won't be arriving until the middle of next month, but Phase One Industrial has detailed its specs ahead of time. Read more
  • Microsoft announces Surface 3 tablet running full Windows

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Microsoft has announced the latest model in its Surface line of tablets, the Surface 3. The big news here is that, unlike its predecessors which were running Windows RT, the new model comes with a full version of Windows 8.1. This means, like on the more expensive Surface Pro models, you can install and run any Windows application including Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom, making the Surface 3 a real alternative to a conventional PC. Read more
  • Ready, steady: Sony Alpha 7 II Review

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    The Sony Alpha 7 II provides a number of features and ergonomic enhancements over its predecessor, but its standout feature is the 5-axis image stabilization system surrounding its 24.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor. Sony also claims improvements to the camera's hybrid AF system, and it also sports a redesigned grip. Find out all about the a7 II's added features and see what difference they make. Read review
  • Yale acquires Meserve-Kunhardt Collection with iconic Abraham Lincoln portraits

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Yale has announced the acquisition of the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, which is comprised of more than 73,000 items including portraits of Abraham Lincoln. The collection was assembled by Frederick Hill Meserve and his daughter Dorothy Meserve, and serves to document American history spanning from the Civil War up to the end of the 19th century. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Keeping Your Color Consistent Between Lightroom and Photoshop (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang: First, sorry for missing yesterday’s post — I was flying back from Amsterdam with an early flight, and I just kinda ran out of time. Plus, with all the weed and stuff over there…(just kidding, just a joke). Anyway, today we’re looking at going back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop and, if you do that, I’m sure you want consistency in your color between the two programs, right? Right! That’s  why you might want to change your color space in Photoshop to match Lightroom’s default color space of ProPhoto RGB.   You do this under Photoshop’s…
  • Announcing Our Book Giveaway Winners! (Yay!!!!) (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    A big congrats to these fine folks who won a copy of my book “The Photoshop Book for Lightroom Users:” 1. Luis Gutierrez 2. Willem Havenaar  3. Muthanna 4. Azel Jacob 5. Yasnier Jauma 6. Cherie Barrett 7. Juan David Hurtado G. 8. bogusz 9. Brett A. Wheeler  10. JP Korpi-Vartiainen If you didn’t win, you can still pick up a copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Winners Note: My assistant Lynn Miller will be contacting you directly to get your shipping details. Congrats, and thanks to everybody who entered (and thanks to everybody who included a nice comment in your entry – so…
  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #7 with Scott & RC is here! (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Hey guys, RC here. Scott is out in Amsterdam for the Professional Imaging conference in Amsterdam. That won’t stop us from showing you the latest episode of The Lightroom Show! We are so glad you guys are digging it! Remember, if you have any questions that we can solve for you – we’d love to hear them. Keep sending them along. The featured photographer for this show is Adrian Sommeling. Check out his site at ! Have a great weekend! The post “The Lightroom Show” Episode #7 with Scott & RC is here! appeared first on Lightroom…
  • Adding Color (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Original Image One of the great things about the adjustment tools is that you can add color to the affect. Heck it could be the only setting you applied to that tool. I rely heavily on Photoshop’s color picker/eyedropper to help me choose colors since I have been known to have some color issues. But if you use a track pad or tablet device such as a Wacom Intous in Lightroom and you click on the color swatch to choose a color… as soon as you move your mouse out of the color palette, and try to sample a color in the image… the cursor changes to a regular one and you…
  • I’m Giving Away 10-Copies of My “Photoshop For Lightroom Users” Book (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi everybody — to help shake off yesterday’s “No Comment Monday” (save for a last-minute comment or two by Lyle) today I’m giving away TEN signed print copies of my book, “Photoshop for Lightroom Users.”  To enter, just leave me a comment here, and you’re entered. I’ll pick 10 winners on Friday end of day; I’ll sign each one and get ‘em out to you no matter where you are in the world. Good luck everybody! Here’s a video (below) that explains the book (that way, at least you’ll know what you might win). Good luck everybody! (Note: in case you…
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  • IBM Expands MobileFirst for iOS Lineup With Eight New Apps

    Mitchel Broussard
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    IBM on Tuesday continued the expansion of its MobileFirst for iOS enterprise portfolio with eight new workplace apps ranging in specialty from healthcare, insurance coverage, and retail sales (via AppleInsider). The majority of this week's expansion lies in the healthcare field, with four of the eight new apps focusing on apps aimed at assisting healthcare professionals with more easily manageable patient and hospital data. They range from basic patient data file management to curating a list of current and completed tasks required of nurses working any given area of a hospital, and even an…
  • Grovemade Review: Hands-On With the Leather & Maple iPhone 6 Plus Case and Dock

    Juli Clover
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Portland-based company Grovemade is known for its range of attractive wood accessories designed for the iPad and the iPhone, which it has been producing for several years now. Grovemade recently invited MacRumors to go hands-on with two of its newest products for the iPhone 6 Plus, and we jumped at the chance because Grovemade products have been popular with our readers in the past. We checked out the Maple and Leather iPhone Case and the matching Maple iPhone Dock. Read on to see what we thought. Maple & Leather iPhone Case All of Grovemade's products are crafted by hand and the company's…
  • Apple Watch Buyer's Guide: Which One Is Right for You?

    Roman Loyola
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    After announcing the Apple Watch in September of 2014, launch time has finally arrived. Apple in March announced that pre-orders for the Apple Watch will begin on April 10, with an official launch taking place on April 24. Apple product lines for its iOS devices and Macs are relatively simple, consisting of a few models from which to choose. Picking an Apple Watch is a little more complicated, with the different models, a couple of watch sizes, and multiple band options. The prices start at $349 and go all the way up to $17,000 -- a very wide range. This guide walks you through the…
  • Adonit Announces New Jot Script Evernote Edition Stylus

    Joe Rossignol
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    Adonit on Tuesday announced a new Jot Script Evernote Edition, a Bluetooth-enabled note-taking stylus for iPad that features a slimmer build, longer-lasting rechargeable battery and improved precision and app integration. The stylus has a better grip, upgraded Pixelpoint tip and improved palm rejection for a more precise experience with some of the best note-taking apps. Specifically, the stylus is capable of faster stroke tracking, smoother line rendering, and better tip-to-line accuracy. It has a built-in USB lithium-ion rechargeable battery that delivers up to 20 hours of uninterrupted…
  • 'Audio Books' App Updated With CarPlay Support and Refreshed Interface

    Mitchel Broussard
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    The iOS app for today received an update to overhaul the browsing experience, dedicated audio player, and even allow full integration with CarPlay "and select in-car infotainment systems", to allow its users to listen to audiobooks while driving. The company didn't release much information on the update outside of the release notes, so there isn't any word yet on how easy and fluid the experience is when pairing with CarPlay. It does, however, appear to be the first dedicated audiobook app to announce compatibility with Apple's CarPlay system. Elsewhere in the update,…
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