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  • John Legend’s “All of Me” in 20 different voices (performed by the same dude) [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    This video of Will Cooper singing John Legend’s “All of Me” in twenty different voices will make you ask, “How did this guy figure out he could sing in the Kermit the Frog voice? Or Popeye? Or the guy from AC/DC? Whatever prompted Cooper to try it out, it works. Take a look: Full story at Cooper’s Channel. More great music. Photo credit: Canva
  • 11 Questionable Choices in Landscaping

    Mashable
    Max Knoblauch
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    It's hard out there for a yard. New and old-homeowners share a common desperation to keep their lawn looking clean, organized and unique. Some are content to settle for a regularly scheduled lawn mowing, while others experiment with more elaborate techniques See also: 20 Useful Cleaning Hacks to Make Chores Less Painful Sometimes, our amateur landscaping attempts don't exactly work out like we hoped. For those times, just know that things aren't as bad as they could be. Here, we'll prove it. Read more... More about Pics, Lists, Humor, Watercooler, and Home
  • Wheeee! What It's Like To Wear A Virtual Reality Headset On A Roller Coaster

    Fast Company
    Mark Wilson
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Why would you wear an Oculus Rift on a roller coaster? Why WOULDN'T you?!?You know how you go get froyo, and at first it seems like enough to just top it with a few pieces of fresh fruit. "This is perfection," you think, "the simple pleasures." And then you're beckoned to the sprinkles, Oreo crumbles, the radioactively pink frosted animal crackers, and piping hot caramel sauce that call your name like a siren. By the time you're done, it looks like a clown's intestines exploded all over your probiotic treat.Read Full Story
  • DrinkMate Is A Tiny, Plug-In Breathalyzer For Android Devices

    TechCrunch
    Natasha Lomas
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
     Devices that plug into smartphones to augment the built-in sensors with additional smarts are continuing to make their way to market, many fueled by crowdfunding. Here’s another contender aiming to extend the capability of Android smartphones: a teeny breathalyzer called DrinkMate, currently seeking $40,000 on Kickstarter to make it to market by December. Read More
  • Turning passion on its head

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Instead of, "do what you love," perhaps the more effective mantra for the entrepreneur, the linchpin and maker of change might be, "love what you do." If we can fall in love with serving people, creating value, solving problems, building valuable connections and doing work that matters, it makes it far more likely we're going to do important work.        
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  • John Legend’s “All of Me” in 20 different voices (performed by the same dude) [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    This video of Will Cooper singing John Legend’s “All of Me” in twenty different voices will make you ask, “How did this guy figure out he could sing in the Kermit the Frog voice? Or Popeye? Or the guy from AC/DC? Whatever prompted Cooper to try it out, it works. Take a look: Full story at Cooper’s Channel. More great music. Photo credit: Canva
  • How cell phones have ruined making plans [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Cell phones were supposed to make planning things easier, right? Everyone would know who was late, where you were meeting or if anything unexpected came up, but that’s not how it’s turned out at all. Instead of bringing people together, it’s given people the freedom to become absolute flakes, at least in the opinion of YouTube user Alex Cornell, and we have to admit, he makes a pretty good argument for his point. Let’s say you decide to make plans. The first thing you need to do is adjust your expectations. Cellphones have made plans susceptible to revision at any…
  • Remember the time James Brown did a Japanese ramen commercial? [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    So this happened. James Brown, the king of soul, did a commercial for a Japanese ramen company to the tune of “Get on Up.” It’s actually pretty catchy: Full story at Uproxx. More amazing TV moments. Photo credit: Canva
  • George R.R. Martin’s big Twitter reveal

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    When you get to a certain level of fame and fortune, it’s easy to be tempted over to the dark side of letting things slide a bit. In the case of Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, that means cutting a few corners finishing his next book. I’m in a rush to finish the next book, so the entire second half will be written from Hodor’s perspective. pic.twitter.com/6trvaOZHp0 — George R.R. Martin (@GRRM) April 17, 2014 Good luck with that, fans. Full story at Twitter. New perspectives in writing. Graphics credit: Canva
  • This is not a two-headed snake…it’s worse [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    For all of you out there who get a case of the heebie-jeebies at the sight of a bug, this isn’t the video for you. For all of you who love to torture people like that, hit play and let the fun begin! This is not a two-headed snake, but a ridiculous number of fungus gnat larvae making their creepy way en masse across the sidewalk to avoid being eaten as they search out their snacks of algae and fungus. Naturally, the less dominant of the herd get the pleasure of being on the outside. Not the kind of thing you want to be stepping on with bare feet. Full story at Neatorama. Ah,…
 
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  • 11 Questionable Choices in Landscaping

    Max Knoblauch
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    It's hard out there for a yard. New and old-homeowners share a common desperation to keep their lawn looking clean, organized and unique. Some are content to settle for a regularly scheduled lawn mowing, while others experiment with more elaborate techniques See also: 20 Useful Cleaning Hacks to Make Chores Less Painful Sometimes, our amateur landscaping attempts don't exactly work out like we hoped. For those times, just know that things aren't as bad as they could be. Here, we'll prove it. Read more... More about Pics, Lists, Humor, Watercooler, and Home
  • Obama Says Social Media Magnifies the Dangers of a 'Messy' World

    Jonathan Ellis
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Islamic State militants making gains in Iraq and Syria, raising fears of terror attacks in the west. A tense truce between Israel and Hamas after weeks of bloodshed. Russian forces entering Ukraine in a throwback to the Cold War. U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday that the world's challenges can seem "pretty frightening" to Americans. But he argued that they pose no greater threat than in previous decades — it's just that social media makes the dangers seem closer to home. See also: Obama on Islamic State in Syria: 'We Don't Have a Strategy Yet' "The world has always been messy,"…
  • Your Mom's a Cat on the Internet

    Max Knoblauch
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    "There's more to life than the Internet." The phrase is probably as old as the Internet itself, angrily pouring out of the mouths of concerned parents, frustrated significant others and gamers who can't win. But is it really true? Is there really more to life than the Internet? Think about it. See also: Lifelogging: The Most Miserable, Self-Aware 30 Days I've Ever Spent Luckily for us, Poorly Drawn Lines already did. Image: Poorly Drawn LinesBONUS: At Home with the World's Most Connected Man Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more...More about Comics, Humor,…
  • 25 Most Popular Travel Destinations for Labor Day Weekend

    Laura Vitto
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    The unofficial final weekend of summer is upon us, and many will celebrate by getting out of town. So where are your friends heading off to for this long, Labor Day weekend? Priceline.com shared its annual Labor Day weekend travel statistics, and unsurprisingly, Las Vegas tops the list. Sin City shares the top five with Chicago, Atlanta, San Diego and New York City See also: 8 Cocktail Recipes for One Last Summer Buzz But the city that's gained the most popularity recently in the minds of American travelers is St. Louis. The Missouri city jumped from #39 in 2013 to #10 in 2014 As for…
  • Syrian Rebels Attack Peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    The Associated Press
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    BEIRUT — Clashes erupted between al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels and United Nations peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict. Other U.N. peacekeepers were able to flee from a different encampment that that was also surrounded by rebels of the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, they said. See also: United Nations: Nearly Half the Syrian Population Now Refugees The clashes came after Syrian rebel groups, including the…
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  • Wheeee! What It's Like To Wear A Virtual Reality Headset On A Roller Coaster

    Mark Wilson
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Why would you wear an Oculus Rift on a roller coaster? Why WOULDN'T you?!?You know how you go get froyo, and at first it seems like enough to just top it with a few pieces of fresh fruit. "This is perfection," you think, "the simple pleasures." And then you're beckoned to the sprinkles, Oreo crumbles, the radioactively pink frosted animal crackers, and piping hot caramel sauce that call your name like a siren. By the time you're done, it looks like a clown's intestines exploded all over your probiotic treat.Read Full Story
  • Rebecca Minkoff To Debut Tech-Enabled Jewelry

    Ainsley O'Connell
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The brand's five-piece collection is in keeping with a growing emphasis on "functional fashion."Rebecca Minkoff, the fashion brand known for elegant accessories with a downtown edge, is following in the footsteps of competitors like Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch and designing a line of five wearable devices that will launch this fall.Read Full Story
  • The Recommender: Kc Ifeanyi, The Guy Who Won An Emmy And Won't Let You Forget It

    Fast Company Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The best things on the Internet this week, curated by Fast Company employees. Kc IfeanyiPhoto: Celine Grouard for Fast Company Name: Kc Ifeanyi Role at Fast Company: Assistant Editor Twitter: @kcifeanyiRead Full Story
  • Want To Win A Lifetime Of Free Taco Bell? Find These Special $1 Bills

    Chris Gayomali
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Good luck.To celebrate the release of its new dollar menu, Taco Bell is holding a contest that could give up to 11 winners a "lifetime" of free Taco Bell. (And, presumably, of heartburn.) What does earning such a prize entail? Finding a special $1 bill out in the wild.Read Full Story
  • 75% Of Ikea's Catalog Is Computer Generated Imagery

    Mark Wilson
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    You could have fooled us. Wait, actually, you did.The best special effects are often the ones you never notice--which may make Ikea the most skillful special effects studio in the world. The Swedish furniture company has been aggressively ramping up its use of computer generated imagery in their catalogs. Ikea's first CG photo was a Bertil pinewood chair in 2006. By 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported that 25% of their products were CG. Today, that figure has ballooned to 75%.Read Full Story
 
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  • DrinkMate Is A Tiny, Plug-In Breathalyzer For Android Devices

    Natasha Lomas
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
     Devices that plug into smartphones to augment the built-in sensors with additional smarts are continuing to make their way to market, many fueled by crowdfunding. Here’s another contender aiming to extend the capability of Android smartphones: a teeny breathalyzer called DrinkMate, currently seeking $40,000 on Kickstarter to make it to market by December. Read More
  • In Defense Of Square Smartwatches

    Frederic Lardinois
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    All the smartphone hype is currently around round watches. When LG and Samsung announced their first Android Wear smartwatches earlier this year, most pundits had a heard time getting excited about them — in part because everybody was still waiting for the round Moto 360. Since then, we haven’t heard all that much about the square watches from those two manufacturers,… Read More
  • How Siri’s Founders Could Have Built The Next Google

    Dan Kaplan
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
     Editor’s note: Dan Kaplan helps startups tell their stories. He’s done marketing for Twilio, Asana, and Salesforce and blogs about marketing, growth, and storytelling at Threadling. It always breaks my heart a little when the startups with the most radiant potential hit their troughs of disillusionment and then cash out to a deep-pocketed buyer. This is not because I begrudge… Read More
  • Online Anonymity Will Soon Be The Only Kind We Have

    Jon Evans
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
     Anonymity: it’s all the rage–Whisper, Secret–and it’s rage-inducing. A Brazilian court has ruled that Secret must be removed from app stores there, and existing installs remotely wiped. The UK’s House of Lords has recommended the end of online anonymity. As usual, judges and politicians don’t understand technology. Anonymity can used for awful things, yes;… Read More
  • Multi-Factor Analysis Of Y-Combinator’s Summer 2014 Class

    Matt Oguz
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
     In my previous article, I wrote about how multi-factor analysis of startups helps avoid decision biases such as availability, anchoring or the famous “herd-mentality.” The merits of the theories behind this approach go back to the 1950’s. But based on the feedback our team received, we felt encouraged to share a sample analysis with everyone to explain the inner workings of… Read More
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  • Turning passion on its head

    Seth Godin
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Instead of, "do what you love," perhaps the more effective mantra for the entrepreneur, the linchpin and maker of change might be, "love what you do." If we can fall in love with serving people, creating value, solving problems, building valuable connections and doing work that matters, it makes it far more likely we're going to do important work.        
  • Why don't authors compete?

    Seth Godin
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    There's an apocryphal story of a guy who went for his final interview for a senior post at Coca-Cola. At dinner, he ordered a Pepsi. He didn't get the job. And most packaged goods companies would kill to be the only product on the shelf, to own the category in a given store. Yet, not only do authors get along, they spend time and energy blurbing each other's books. Authors don't try to eliminate others from the shelf, in fact, they seek out the most crowded shelves they can find to place their books. They eagerly pay to read what everyone else is writing... Can you imagine Tim Cook at Apple…
  • Announcing a fall internship

    Seth Godin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    I'm hiring one or two paid interns. It's a great opportunity to learn, to experiment and to get some hands on experience. Find all the details right here. If you know someone who might be interested, I'd appreciate it if you would forward this to them.        
  • The end of everyone

    Seth Godin
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    I'm not sure if it was ever possible to say, "everyone loves ___," "everyone respects ___" or even, "everyone really doesn't like ___", but there's no doubt at all that this isn't true any more. There is no more everyone. Instead, there are many pockets of someones.        
  • "I made it my mission..."

    Seth Godin
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    These are the people you want to hire, the people who will become linchpins, the people who will change your organization for the better. Not people who merely accept a mission, or grudgingly grind through a mission, but people who voluntarily choose to make something important their mission. This post from Scott on iOS battery life is what I'm talking about. Mission-driven beats compliant, every time.        
 
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  • EU to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    The European Union on Saturday was poised to impose new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole.
  • Lesotho PM Says Army Staged Coup, Military Denies

    By REUTERS
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Saturday accused his country's army of mounting a coup against him and said he had fled to South Africa, but the military denied seeking to oust him and said its soldiers had returned to barracks.
  • New Novartis Drug Shows Striking Efficacy in Treating Heart Failure

    By ANDREW POLLACK
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The experimental drug developed by the Swiss company Novartis reduced the risk of dying from cardiovascular causes and could replace what has been the bedrock treatment for more than 20 years, researchers said.
  • Syrian Rebels Attack Peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.
  • Death of Man in Police Custody Is Ruled a Homicide

    By BENJAMIN MUELLER
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:04 pm
    The man, Ronald Singleton, died from physical restraint by the police while he was in a state of “excited delirium” caused by PCP, or angel dust, the New York City medical examiner said in a statement.
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  • Top 5 SEO Techniques That Will Hurt Your Business

    Guest Blogger
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    This is a guest contribution by Greg Whelan of RankExperts. 5. Relying on Backlinks Alone The use of SEO has been on the rise for a long time, especially for people who venture in online business. However, while SEO is considered a core tool in enhancing online businesses, the same trend can trigger adverse effects if not implemented in the right way. There are certain limits that you must observe when employing SEO for your business – in other words, SEO for business should never be used blindly. A great number of online businesses are established each day with most of them turning…
  • How to Create Massive Value Content & Blow Your Readers’ Minds

    Guest Blogger
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Let’s face it. Your readers are selfish. The moment they land on your blog, they look for “what’s in it for me?”. And that’s not such a bad thing after all. Knowledge is power. Once you know what they are looking for, you can serve it to them. At the time of writing this, there are 152,000,000 blogs on the Net. That means every half a second, a new blog is created somewhere in the world. It’s getting harder and harder to be found in the blogosphere and this is not changing in the future. If you’re passionate about your topic,…
  • How to Write Smart Content on Days You’re Feeling Dumb & Distracted

    Guest Blogger
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pratik Dholakiya. It’s Wednesday morning, you barely slept last night, missed your morning coffee because you were running late, and are now sat in front of your computer staring at a blank Word file wondering what on earth you’re going to write about. You know you should get on with the task but your hands don’t move and your brain refuses to boot up. You’re longing for Saturday already, but it’s only the middle of the week.  Yeah, the world is a cruel place. Especially for writers who need to hammer out reams of authentic material every single…
  • How to Optimize Your Content for Authorship Success

    Guest Blogger
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jaclyn Freeman. Who are you? Don’t fret – this isn’t philosophy class and no, we’re not trying to steal your identity. One of the most important things you can do in 2014 as a content creator, is identify who you are as a personal brand by monitoring how you come across online. As a writer, it is essential that you are taking advantage of every opportunity you have to turn yourself into a developed brand.  Twitter, that always-on social network that is constantly abuzz, and Google+, a social network claimed to offer incredible SEO benefits, offer…
  • 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips

    Guest Blogger
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    This is a guest contribution from John Philips. 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips Security should be of paramount concern to any blogger or website owner. It may seem like a tedious task, but it could protect your website from becoming a hacker’s playground. If your site has a revenue stream, then some time invested into security could also protect your livelihood. This article overviews a few key security tips for WordPress blogs. There’s an ever growing collection of useful plugins, but it’s dangerous to think that there is a single solution to website security. It’s important to…
 
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  • Top 10 Ways to Find Your Career Path

    Melanie Pinola
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you're not sure which direction your career should go in, you're thinking about making a career change, or you just want to feel more fulfilled in your career, these ten tips might help.Read more...
  • Skip Taking Vacations in August to Increase Productivity

    Dave Greenbaum
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    For many of us, August is the best time to take a vacation. However, if you're having trouble being productive at the office, you may want to travel during another month.Read more...
  • This Week's Most Popular Posts: August 22nd to 29th

    Whitson Gordon
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This week we listed the best tech upgrades you can make , inflated a mattress with a trash bag , offloaded some tasks to our phones , and cleaned up our Facebook feeds . Here's a look back.Read more...
  • Match Your Suit and Shoes Perfectly with This Cheat Sheet

    Whitson Gordon
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    If you're still learning how to dress a bit better , it can help to have some little "cheat sheets" on hand. This graphic from Slaters shows you what color shoes go with what color suits.Read more...
  • Why Disabling IPv6 Won’t Speed Up Your Internet Connection

    Patrick Allan
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Support for IPv6 is enabled by default in most operating systems, and legend has it that disabling it will increase your internet speed. That's not really true, and here's why.Read more...
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  • iPhone 6 Roundup Update

    Eric Slivka
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Our iPhone 6 roundup has been updated with the latest information, including several details about the 4.7-inch model divined from a completed logic board, and an official September 9 unveiling date. Check our our full roundup for details. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Buyer's Guide: Labor Day Deals on the iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, Apps, and More • Google Launches First Beta Build of 64-Bit Chrome for Mac • Apple Granted Patent for Fifth Avenue Glass Cube Store Design • 'BioShock' for iOS Now Available Worldwide • Apple Denied Sales Ban on…
  • 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Logic Board Equipped With Qualcomm's MDM9625 LTE Modem

    Eric Slivka
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Amid all of the leaks today based on photos and videos from luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk [Instagram page], one additional point worth mentioning is the device's LTE modem. While photos posted to reveal the existence of an NFC chip from NXP has seen identifying marks on many of the other components blurred, a portion of the text printed on the LTE modem is visible, confirming the board does indeed contain Qualcomm's MDM9625M as had been previously rumored. MDM9625M boxed in red The MDM9625 is a Category 4 LTE modem, supporting speeds of up to 150 Mbps, compared to the MDM9615…
  • A8 Chip From 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Appears to Carry 1 GB of RAM

    Eric Slivka
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Last week, a wiring schematic said to be for the iPhone 6 was initially interpreted to be referring to the device's RAM, showing the same 1 GB of memory for the A8 as found in the current A7 chip. That was quickly determined to be an incorrect interpretation of component being shown in the schematic, however, and Apple's plans for RAM in the iPhone 6 have remained uncertain. A new photo leak from Feld & Volk [Instagram page] and Sonny Dickson showing an assembled logic board from the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has revealed a number of pieces of information already, and it appears from one of the…
  • Inside Apple's PR Practices, From Media Control to Attitude Shift Under Tim Cook

    Juli Clover
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    In a lengthy 9 part exposé, 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman delves into the inner workings of Apple's PR team. While much of what Gurman covers is already fairly well known, his coverage provides an expansive look at the way Apple's PR team operates, from its organizational structure to its efforts to control Apple's perception through media manipulation. Despite Apple's size and its position as one of the most profitable companies in the world, its PR team is relatively small, comprised of approximately 30 employees in Cupertino along with a few dozen scattered around the world. In Cupertino, Apple…
  • iPhone 6 Built From Parts Apparently Shown Booting to 'Connect to iTunes' Screen

    Eric Slivka
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    Following its leak of photos showing the iPhone 6 logic board that have revealed the device's NFC chip and 16 GB of storage, luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk [Instagram page] has now shared some photos and a video showing the device in operation and booting to a black screen requesting the user to connect the device to iTunes. Feld & Volk says it has been able to piece together this iPhone from various components it has obtained as part of its effort to build its own luxury version of the iPhone 6 for its customers, and remarkably enough, the device is at least capable of turning on.
 
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  • Comfort is the Enemy

    Chris Brogan
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    All of my work seems to be pointing to the same direction lately. People are struggling. They’re running out of time, running out of money, running out of motivation. If I’m to take everyone at their word, they’ve “tried everything” and “nothing works.” And yet, what I see, more and more, is that “good enough” or “you tried” or “why work so hard” are gaining momentum in every direction. Comfort is the Enemy The economy isn’t why people aren’t buying your product or service. Your competition isn’t…
  • How to Fail Your Way Out of a Hole – or What Separates Me From Most People

    Chris Brogan
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    Jacq and I work well together. She has this uncanny ability to point me towards interesting things that end up being passions of mine. She decides to get back into lifting weights, and then I rush out and get fanatical about it. She decides to work promoting Visalus, and then I go nuts. Jacq’s given me lots of ideas over the past few years. In talking about this, we both realized there something that separates me from lots of other people. I love to fail. How to Fail Your Way Out of a Hole I should probably rephrase that. I don’t love to fail. Who does? Last place? Yay! No, not…
  • War is Work, Not Mystery

    Chris Brogan
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    When we get antsy, we stop what we’re doing. When we are unsure, we grind to a halt. In Steven Pressfield’s Gates of Fire, there’s a great speech given by King Leonidas to his generals before the night of The Battle of Thermopylae (the movie 300 also covers this, kind of). Here are just a few excerpts from the speech: “Keep your men busy. If there is no work, make it up , for when soldiers have time to talk, their talk turns to fear. Action, on the other hand, produces the appetite for more action.”Continue Reading
  • Why I Switched to Rainmaker

    Chris Brogan
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    I recently moved chrisbrogan.com to the Rainmaker platform, because I wanted to work more on my business, and less on the details of maintaining a website. In case you’re not aware, Rainmaker is a hosted WordPress solution with a very customized back-end so that everything is a lot simpler and cleaner and easier to understand. By “hosted,” I pay a monthly fee to run the site on Copyblogger Media’s servers, and for the platform and all the themes. Continue Reading
  • Buy The Right Thing

    Chris Brogan
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    In case you don’t already get my podcast, I thought I’d stick a copy of it here to check out. I recorded a short little conversation about choices and price and value and how we sometimes make really silly choices that don’t make any sense whatsoever. Also, in this recording, I mentioned a webinar I’m hosting. If that’s interesting, check it out. It will be the right thing. Continue Reading
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  • The 7 Things Writers Need to Make a Living

    Sonia Simone
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re a writer, you might have heard this most of your life. People don’t make a living writing. You should find something practical to do with your life. Smart, capable writers grimly pass around war stories on Facebook. Penny-a-word assignments, clients who don’t pay, disdain for our craft, and disrespect for our profession. And yet. Look around us, at this digital world so many of us spend our lives in. It’s made of ones and zeroes, yes. But it’s also made of words. The technology exists because we create words worth sharing Text, video, audio. It all…
  • Two Important Announcements for Writers

    Sonia Simone
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    First, you may have seen yesterday the abrupt announcement that Google is, at least for the moment, discontinuing their Authorship functionality for search results and webmaster tools. For those in our Authority community, as well as those in our Certified Content Marketer program, we’ll be holding a special live Q&A session with Brian Clark on what this means for web writers as we move forward. Just log in to your Member Dashboard to find out how to attend. You’ll also get your usual Tuesday email with all of the instructions. And secondly, if you aren’t in one of those…
  • How to Earn $250 Per Hour As a Freelance Writer

    Linda Formichelli
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    How sweet it would be to earn $250 per hour — as a writer, no less. Sounds like a crazy dream, right? It’s kind of like your dream to win America’s Got Talent with your nose whistling routine: Fun to think about, but it ain’t gonna happen. Well, I’m going to risk your snorts of disbelief by telling you $250 per hour is the average rate I earn with any type of writing I do, whether it’s copywriting, content writing, or journalism. I’m not special (though my mom thinks so). My writing skills are good, but not Donna Tartt good. And as you’ll see…
  • Save $100 on SMX East in New York

    Jerod Morris
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Search Marketing Expo is the world’s largest search engine marketing conference, and this fall SMX East will take place in the nation’s most populous city. And if you’re planning on heading to New York City for SMX East (September 30 – October 2), we’ve got a way for you to save $100. Just use the code smx100copy at checkout to save $100. You’ll get to hear keynote speaker Jonah Peretti, Buzzfeed Founder & CEO, provide insight on leveraging viral content, as well as other sessions like: Defining & Mapping The Native Advertising Landscape Automation…
  • Clueless About Technical Writing? Get Started With These Essential Tips

    Nick Chowdrey
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Technical writing is like copywriting’s old, boring uncle. In the communicative garden party that is online content, Copywriting gets everyone a drink and socializes, while Technical Writing runs the grill and feeds all the guests. Copywriters may think technical writing is simple, but it actually presents a number of challenges unique to the discipline. If you receive a technical writing assignment, will you know how to handle it? Whether you’re a freelance copywriter or work in-house at an agency, at some point it’s likely you’ll be asked to produce a piece of technical…
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    Macworld

  • The Week in iPad Cases: Looks and feel

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Looks and feelThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes a splash of High-Street looks (with prices to match) that will turn heads wherever you go.HexThe Supply Icon (iPad Air; $60) is an all-in-one solution that protects your tablet while providing an on-the-go working environment.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Look what I can do!

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Get ready for some silly pundit tricks, because these guys are more fun than a troop of dancing circus poodles. First, we’ll get a nice slathering of how awesome Android is (totally awesome). Next, a pundit shows us how to be right and wrong at the same time. Finally, the iWatch? Total disappointment.Yes, we see you, guys! We see you.Comedy jokes Writing for “I can’t believe it’s still in” BetaNews, Mark Wilson says:“There is simply no reason for anyone to care about the iPhone 6” (no link because there is only one reason this was written: to attract links). The iPhone used to…
  • Dive into OS X Yosemite in Macworld's October Digital Edition

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition. Available as single copies or with a yearlong subscription, the Digital Edition comes in two forms: Enhanced and Replica. The Enhanced Edition has all the news, analysis, product reviews, and how-to’s from the print magazine, along with interactive features, videos, slideshows, and podcasts—all customized for consumption on your iPad. The Replica Edition is just like a…
  • Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Apple will appeal a judge’s order this week that denied its request for a sales ban on Samsung products that were found to infringe its patents.A jury in California decided in May that Samsung infringed three of Apple’s patents and awarded the iPhone maker $119.6 million in damages.Apple had been looking for $2 billion in damages, so the award was far smaller than it had hoped, but it also asked the court to prevent Samsung from selling the infringing products, including its Galaxy S III smartphone, in the U.S.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Look but don't touch: Apple wearable won't ship until 2015, report says

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Apple will reportedly announce its first wearable device in September, but the product may not ship until early next year. That's according to Re/code's John Paczkowski, who reported earlier this week that Apple will announce the wearable on September 9. Apple later confirmed the date of the press event, but obviously hasn't said what it plans to reveal.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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    ReadWrite

  • Watch Out: Mobile Search Will Make Facebook Stalking Easier Than Ever

    Selena Larson
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    You may want to take a quick gander through your entire Facebook history, because Facebook is testing a feature that makes your status updates searchable on mobile. And I bet there are some updates you just wouldn’t want to be found.The feature isn't entirely new; Facebook began making all your updates searchable on the Web last year as part of its Graph Search function. That uses Facebook’s massive social database to churn out results to highly specific queries like, “Friends who like pizza." Searching posts and status updates isn't available for everyone yet, even on the…
  • Google Challenges Amazon's Drone Delivery Program With Project Wing

    Lauren Orsini
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Google has been secretly testing delivery by drone, the company announced Thursday.A team of engineers at Google X, the technology company’s long-range research lab, safely carried out more than 30 1-kilometer test flights this month. The deliveries, consisting of items ranging from a chocolate bar to first aid, took place in Queensland, Australia to avoid the Federal Aviation Administration’s strict U.S. restrictions on drones.See also: Why Commercial Drones Are Stuck In Regulatory LimboNow that Amazon has almost convinced the world its delivery drones aren’t a publicity stunt, the…
  • What Sort Of Man Shares Playboy? (He Friends His Mom On Facebook)

    Helen A.S. Popkin
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    Playboy relaunched its website on Wednesday, and one thing's for sure. This isn't your grandpappy's gentleman's magazine. Well, obviously. It's on the Internet—as opposed to a moldy box in the garage or hastily stuffed under your mattress where you shamefully hope Mom doesn't find it. As such, Playboy.com is ready for its Facebook close-up, fully clothed and safe-for-work (or SFW, as the kids say). Just in case you want to share its family-friendly content on any social network where Mom might see it. Cory Jones, Playboy's senior VP of digital content, aptly explained to AdAge the…
  • Friday Fun: Build Your First Chrome Extension

    Lauren Orsini
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Google Chrome is the most popular Web browser in the world. Part of its appeal comes from its ability to let you fully customize your browsing experience with a slew of extensions. Extensions are small, lightweight programs that personalize your Chrome installation with new features. You’ve probably already downloaded an extension or two. But did you know it’s almost as easy to build your own? Chrome extensions are written in a relatively beginner-friendly language—JavaScript—and require only two files to function. Since they’re so easy to build, there are currently more than 53,000…
  • How Twitch And YouTube Are Making Video Games A Big Business

    Stephanie Chan
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Mark this moment: Watching people play video games has become a big business, with Amazon, Google, Disney, and others vying for a piece of the action.Call it livestream gaming: Top players record themselves playing popular titles and delivering commentary—or compete against each other in big, live, arena-style events. By turning video games from a solitary living-room obsession into shared events, livestream gaming is letting advertisers tap into a hard-to-reach demographic of mostly young men.The Game Is AfootThat means a huge influx of money into the video-game world: It's changing…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Designing Badges (And More) For A Conference

    Maurizio Piacenza
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    To badge or not to badge? That is the question. Because badges — and a lot of stuff designed for conferences — often look the same. But if you have a little, different conference, you need different kinds of things. Badges included. It all started in 2013 with the first Kerning conference1. I was asked to design the official notebook: we ended up with a really typographic design for the cover and a funny pattern on the back. And an Easter egg on the cover — more on that later. It was a really funny project, so when my dear friend Cristiano Rastelli2, a member of Kerning’s…
  • Is Your Responsive Design Working? Google Analytics Will Tell You

    Jon Arne Sæterås and Luca Passani
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Responsive web design has become the dominant method of developing and designing websites. It makes it easier to think “mobile first” and to create a website that is viewable on mobile devices. In the early days of responsive web design, creating breakpoints in CSS for particular screen sizes was common, like 320 pixels for iPhone and 768 pixels for iPad, and then we tested and monitored those devices. As responsive design has evolved, we now more often start with the content and then set breakpoints when the content “breaks.” This means that you might end up with quite a few…
  • Customizing WordPress Archives For Categories, Tags And Other Taxonomies

    Josh Pollock
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    Most WordPress users are familiar with tags and categories and with how to use them to organize their blog posts. If you use custom post types in WordPress, you might need to organize them like categories and tags. Categories and tags are examples of taxonomies, and WordPress allows you to create as many custom taxonomies as you want. These custom taxonomies operate like categories or tags, but are separate. In this tutorial, we’ll explain custom taxonomies and how to create them. We’ll also go over which template files in a WordPress theme control the archives of built-in and custom…
  • A Quick Tour Of WordPress 4.0

    Daniel Pataki
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Today, WordPress has released the first release candidate1 (RC) for the upcoming 4.0 version. According to the official version numbering2, WordPress 4.0 is no more or less significant than 3.9 was or 4.1 will be. That being said, a new major release is always a cause for excitement! Let’s take a look at the new features the team at WordPress has been working on for us. Installation Language Since I’ve always used WordPress in English, it took me a while to realize how important internationalization is. 29% of all WordPress.com installations3 use a non-English language which is…
  • Dropbox’s Carousel Design Deconstructed (Part 1)

    Chris Bank
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Many of today’s hottest technology companies, both large and small, are increasingly using the concept of the minimum viable product (MVP) as way to iteratively learn about their customers and develop their product ideas. By focusing on an integral set of core functionality and corresponding features for product development, these companies can efficiently launch and build on new products. While the concepts are relatively easy to grasp, the many trade-offs considered and decisions made in execution are seldom easy and are often highly debated. This two-part series, looks into the product…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Why Brangelina got hitched

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    You might have heard: Brad and Angelina secretly tied the knot at last. A spokesperson for the couple announced that the pair wed privately in a nondenominational civil ceremony in France over the weekend. So ends years of speculation as to when, if ever, one of Hollywood's more famously liberal couples will finally make it official. It's official.
  • New next month on Netflix and Amazon

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are adding titles to their streaming options in September.
  • He hunted bin Laden, Saddam, pirates

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Peter Bergen says Admiral William McRaven leaves the military with a legacy of strategic thinking about special operations
  • CNN host's wild ride with NASCAR driver

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    CNN anchor Christi Paul went for a ride with NASCAR driver Danica Patrick.
  • Man steals car with WHAT inside

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    A thief in Texas was surprised to find the SUV he had just stolen had a baby inside. CNN affiliate KIRO reports.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Special “This Weekend Only” Deal For My Readers on a 15″ Toshiba Laptop

    Scott Kelby
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Every once in a while we’re able to snag a special deal for folks who read my blog, and this one is pretty sweet if you’re looking for a pimped-out PC laptop. Here’s the deal:The full specs are on their site, but it’s a 15.6″ Toshiba laptop with a 4K touchscreen display, and it comes with Lightroom, it runs Windows 8, it’s got 16GB of Ram, a 1-TB hard Drive and you get for just $1299The retail price is $1799, and there’s already a $200 off promo, but we have an exclusive $300 additional code so my readers get a total of $500 off (sweet!) but the deal…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Aviation Photography: Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them Join Moose Peterson, world-renowned wildlife and aviation photographer, alongside Scott Kelby, for a live webcast of the world premiere of Moose’s latest project. Together they’ll take us through this exhilarating documentary of two World War II pilots and the planes they loved and flew. Filmed on location with The Texas Flying Legends, this film beautifully captures the glory of these Warbirds in flight. You’ll experience the power and brilliant imagery of airplanes, such as P-51 Mustangs and B-25 Bombers, and you will see…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jeremy Cowart!

    Brad Moore
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    For years now, I’ve always preached the importance and value of personal projects or personal work. The million dollar question that I always get asked is any variation of “How do I get work? How do I get to where you are? How do I make a living as a photographer?”Well, the best answer is personal work. The path to nearly every success story with famous photographers is personal work… some project that they started on their own that got discovered by an art director, then another, and so on.See, it’s not enough anymore to just take nice photos. Nearly anyone…
  • Some Quick Tuesday Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Above: iPhone shot of Bruno Mars in concert.Whew!!! What a busy travel week. On Saturday I snuck the wifey off to Vegas to see Bruno Mars in concert at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan Hotel (it was a surprise birthday present — her birthday was a few weeks ago), and we had an absolute blast! Bruno Mars’ show was just absolutely outstanding — one of the best concerts either of us had ever seen. Everything from the sound to the lights to the stage show was just spot on. What a talented guy!Anyway, here’s what’s up:Adobe Releases “Aperture to Lightroom…
  • I’m Bringing My “Shoot Like a Pro” Seminar to Swingin’ London Baby, Yeah!

    Scott Kelby
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Greetings from the Airport (well, I’m already on the plane, so “greetings from the Tarmac — I’m on my way to New York to shoot the US Open Tennis Tournament, which kicks off today. But first….I’m heading to London!!! When: Friday, 10, October Where: Conference Centre Westminster Tickets: Only 99£ at http://kelbyone.com/live/uk/ Earlybird Discount: Use the code Live10″ you save £10 — enough to buy me a pint. Why: Because I love Swingin’ London baby, yeah!PLUS: If you sign up now, you get my “Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it” full tour…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Four Under-Used Tools in Lightroom’s Lens Correction Module

    Mike Newton
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Almost every lens changes the way your image looks by warping it in some way. Each lens can create barrel distortion, vignetting at big apertures, chromatic aberration, and more. Some lenses have more distortion than others. Let’s look at four tools in Lightroom’s lens correction module that are a lifesaver 1. The easy button – lens profile corrections in one click Before lens corrections: Brick wall at 16mm, f/2.8, ISO 1250. You can see the ‘bulge’ in the middle because the horizontal lines are not parallel. Also notice the dark corner vignetting from shooting…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Black and White Landscape

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Earlier today I shared a bunch of stunning black and white landscape images. Now I want you to show me what  you got in this week’s challenge: Weekly photography challenge – black and white landscape Here are few more to get your creative ideas flowing. Keep in mind a landscape can be urban or natural. By Wendell more words By Jason Mrachina By Nana B Agyei By Thomas Hawk By Jason Mrachina By Jason Mrachina By L. By howpin By Jesse Clockwork By Pam Link By Tiago Vidal Dutra By Mark Stevens If you check out last week’s collection - flowers – you’ll find some…
  • Some Punchy Black and White Landscape Photos to Oooo and Aaah Over

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Recently we released our newest dPS ebook The Essential Guide to Black and White Photography.  So I thought it would be fitting if we had a look as some great black and white images. I don’t know what it is but I’m really attracted to a great black and white image. It’s something about the contrast and the style and makes you really focus on the light and composition in the image – there’s no tricks it’s just an image is the simplest form. So in this set I’ve found some amazing black and white landscape photos for you to enjoy – please let the…
  • 3 Essential Photoshop Tools for New Portrait Photographers

    Leah O'Connell
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Opening Photoshop for the first time is kind of like going on your first date; your hands sweat, your eyes glaze over, you completely lose all sense of direction and time. At least that was the scenario for me. Photoshop is an incredibly complex program that can be used as an artistic tool for positive enhancement, or gross distortion when it comes to portraiture. It’s all too easy to over-edit, get carried away with the sheer number of the tools at your fingertips, or attempt elaborate cover-up schemes for poorly shot images when first starting out. There are certain tools I grasped at…
  • Beyond the Postcard – 14 Tips for Creating Unique Photographs in Iconic Locations

    Bruce Wunderlich
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photography has been around since the early 1820’s. Of course, back then the technology of “picture taking” was not accessible to the common person. But have things ever changed! With the availability of digital cameras ever present, even in our cell phones, take a moment to consider these facts. Every two minutes today there are as many photos taken as were taken in the entire 19th century (1800s), and ten percent of all the photos ever taken were snapped within the last twelve months! The Postcard: The Start Westward Monument in Marietta, Ohio. (18mm 1/80th of a second at…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Dog Days of Summer: Step away from the iMac and nobody gets hurt

    Steven Sande
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Reader Lee Richards was taking care of a friend's Jack Russell Terrier a few years back, and as you can see from the photo above, the pup had no qualms about making sure that Lee was playing with him and not the iMac. Says Richards, "Here is a...
  • Ninja Bunny - The Bad Egg Adventure is a short lived trip

    Jason Roberts
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Ninja Bunny - The Bad Egg Adventure is a free game for iPhone and iPad that's available for iOS 4.3 or later. It pits the hero, Ninja Bunny against the villain, Bad Egg and his army of robots. My expectation of this game was a little mixed after...
  • Wordrix is a fun puzzle, but a puzzling game

    David Alves
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Wordrix is available for iPhone and iPad, optimized for iPhone 5, requiring iOS 6 or later. A kind of Scrabble for the iPhone lover, it is free but features an in-app store where the user can purchase coins to unlock different features (base pack...
  • ESPN Sportscenter updates with new features and faster delivery

    John Emmert
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The four-letter network as it is known has launched the latest version of its ESPN Sportscenter app. The free universal app requires iOS 7.0 or later and comes with plenty of new features including one that is long overdue. You need to have an ESPN...
  • Swing better and lower your scores with Golfer Setup

    John Emmert
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    If you play golf you know how frustrating the game can be. Golfer Setup, a US$.99 Universal app runs on iOS 7.1 and could help you eliminate some of those frustrations. First be aware the developer of this app is not a golf professional. He claims...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Nikon releases D4S firmware C:1.10

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nikon has issued a firmware update for the D4S. The long list of improvements included in this firmware version are mostly minor bug fixes and tweaks to menus and camera operation. See the full details and get a link to download the latest D4S firmware version. Read more
  • Sony adds XAVC S support to Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is a video powerhouse, and Sony is now giving it the same XAVC S codec found on its RX100 III and a5100 models via firmware update v.2. This allows for 1080p/60/30/24 and 720p/120 resolutions at a bit rate of 50Mbps. Aside from the new firmware, a SDXC card is the only other thing you'll need to get started. Right now the update is only available to Windows users in Europe, but we expect that to change shortly. Find out how to get it.
  • Week in review: 8 things we learned

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    It's been a busy week and as we head into a long weekend here in the US, it seemed like a good time to take a look back at everything that's happened in the past seven(ish) days. With new products from Fujifilm, Olympus and Ricoh, Photokina fever is definitely taking hold. And the week wasn't without an oddball moment or two, including the emergence of Sony's Asia-only 'perfume bottle selfie camera.' Relive the highs, the lows, the weird and the wonderful with us, in this slideshow.
  • Metabones launches Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Smart Adapter and Speed Booster

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:29 am
    Lens adapter manufacturer Metabones has launched a pair of long-awaited Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds lens adapters. The first adapter is the Smart Mount version which allows electronic control of the aperture in a Canon lens from a Micro Four Thirds camera, as well as correct recording of EXIF information and activation of Image Stabilization where present. Also debuting is an EF to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster. Read more
  • A new Mix: Adobe updates Photoshop Mix for iOS

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    In June Adobe announced Photoshop Mix, an image organization and manipulation app for the Apple iPad which can sync with Photoshop CC for desktop computers and Lightroom Mobile via Adobe's Creative Cloud.Today the software maker has released Photoshop Mix 1.1, the first major upgrade to the new app. Improvements include support for large panoramic images and PNG fields as well as the option to open files directly from Dropbox. Read more at connect.dpreview.com.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • VIDEO: Smart Collection Tip on Automatically Sorting Your Photos

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Yesterday, I wrote a post about 3 features that I’d love to see in Lightroom (but probably won’t). They’re 3 features that I think I’d use, but I’m not so sure the masses would and it would be worth the development effort on Adobe’s time. Well, as I wrote the post, I realized a way that I could sort of do one of the features I was looking for. See, I often import some photos in to Lightroom and just start editing. I know I’m supposed to go through and flag/rate them right away, but sometimes I don’t have the time or I just really want to see one…
  • 3 Features I Don’t Think We’ll Ever See in Lightroom (But I’d like to)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’m sure we all have features we’d like to see in Lightroom (or lots of other programs too). And sometimes those features are so meaningful to us that we have no idea why everyone else doesn’t think so too. Well, my post is coming from a different place. I’m fully aware that these features are fairly random and probably only just applicable to me. They’re so specific that I actually don’t think we’ll ever see these features in Lightroom, but I thought it would be kinda fun to throw ‘em out there. Here goes: 1) Auto Flag in Develop –…
  • The Top 5 Ways I Use My Wacom Tablet with Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I always try to sit down and think up things that have become totally vital to my Lightroom workflow. Sometimes those things are right inside Lightroom, but I have to say if there’s one non-Lightroom thing that I can’t live without for my photos, it’s my Wacom tablet. No joke. I know I shouldn’t have to say this, but Wacom doesn’t pay me a penny to write about them. And honestly, if you don’t own a tablet then this post isn’t even for you because it’s probably hard for you to envision where you’d use the tips/settings I’m about to…
  • LIGHTROOM TIP: Organizing Collections From Folders

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Hey everyone. Sorry for being away lately. If you follow my personal blog (if you’re in to landscape photography I hope you do), I posted that I was going to be gone for a week filming a Landscape Photography at Mt. Rainier (outside of Seattle) class for KelbyOne. Well, I had no idea that I wouldn’t have any internet and cell service for most of the time. Anyway, I’m back in the office until Photoshop World and I wanted to get out a quick tip that I just learned this week… Side Note: I posted a recap of my photos from that trip in case you want to see it. Here’s…
  • NEWS: Lightroom 5.6 Update

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone! Adobe just released another “dot” update for Lightroom. We’re up to 5.6 now and it’s free to download. Just launch Lightroom, go to the Help menu and choose Check for Updates. There’s nothing really breathtaking in this one. It’s mostly a camera update (the Nikon D810 is now included as well as a couple of Panasonic cameras) and a few bug fixes. Oh and lots of news lens profile support (especially with Sony’s lenses). You can see exactly what’s in the update and what bug fixes were addressed over on the Adobe Lightroom Journal…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • AT&T Offers $100 Bill Credit for New Next Line Activations

    Juli Clover
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    As of today, both new customers and existing AT&T subscribers who activate a new line with a smartphone using AT&T's Next upgrade program will get a $100 bill credit. Whether you already have an AT&T account, or you're choosing AT&T for the first time, it's easy to receive a $100 bill credit: Purchase a new smartphone on AT&T Next. Activate a new qualified wireless line of service on your new smartphone. Remain active and in good standing. Receive your $100 bill credit within 3 bill cyclesAT&T's Next upgrade program allows customers to purchase a smartphone or tablet with no money…
  • 'BioShock' for iOS Now Available Worldwide

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Following hints of a release earlier this summer, the iOS version of 2K Games' original first person shooter BioShock is now available in the App Store. Rumored since 2008, BioShock on iOS is a port of the full, original game first released in 2007. Set in 1960, BioShock asks players to take on the role of Jack, a plane crash survivor who finds his way into the defunct underwater city of Rapture. Jack has to fight his way out of the city, battling Big Daddies and other enemies while using an array of heavy weaponry and taking advantage of genetics-altering plasmids that grant him super…
  • Apple Denied Sales Ban on Samsung Devices From Second Patent Trial

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Apple has again been denied a permanent injunction on Samsung products that infringe on its smartphone patents, reports Bloomberg. Judge Lucy Koh today rejected Apple's plea for a sales ban on nine different Samsung devices involved in the second Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement trial. According to Koh, Apple did not demonstrate irreparable harm in the form of lost sales, despite efforts to target specific infringing features on the Samsung devices. "Apple has not satisfied its burden of demonstrating irreparable harm and linking that harm to Samsung's exploitation of any of Apple's…
  • NimbleBit's 'Tiny Tower Vegas' Now Available Worldwide

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The sequel to NimbleBit's popular free-to-play tower building game Tiny Tower is now available for download worldwide after soft launching in several countries earlier this summer. Tiny Tower Vegas incorporates the same tower building gameplay found in the original game, melding it with several Las Vegas-themed mini games like poker and slot machines. As in the previous game, the idea is for players to continually build up and manage a tower filled with various businesses that generate coins. Like many free-to-play titles, Tiny Tower Vegas includes various countdown timers for functions like…
  • August Smart Lock Finally Begins Shipping to Customers

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    After a long delay, the August Smart Lock is finally shipping out to preorder customers beginning today. First introduced in May of 2013, the August Smart Lock is a Bluetooth-based iPhone-compatible locking system designed by Jason Johnson and notable designer Yves Béhar. At August, our mission is to make beautiful products that allow your physical environment to seamlessly respond to you. Today, we are one step closer to achieving that goal. We are excited to announce that the August Smart Lock has begun shipping in limited quantities.The August Smart Lock, which allows users to unlock…
 
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    CNN Travel

  • Video: CNNGo in Los Angeles: Hollywood stars, food trucks

    hiufu
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    From Hollywood to Santa Monica, some of L.A.'s most renowned locals guide us through the star-studded citySoaking up the sun in MalibuVintage cinema honors movie historyBest of L.A. comes to life in VeniceThe surf is up and the sun is out -- CNNGo is coasting through Los Angeles this summer with star locals. Director and producer of the "Iron Man" movie series, Jon Favreau takes us to a few of the locations that have inspired his movies, including the Kogi Truck on which his latest movie, "Chef," is partially based.  Lubov Azria, one of LA's most notable fashion icons, shows us how to…
  • Insider Guide: Best of Zurich

    barry.neild
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    It may be Switzerland's banking capital, but Zurich's real wealth lies in the village-like charm of its cobbled streets and Alpine sceneryCNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. Visitors arriving in Zurich can be forgiven for wondering where the city is. Church steeples dominate the skyline. Shoes stay clean on century-old cobblestones. And lawyers and bankers jump into the Limmat to swim with the swans during lunchtime. Which begs the…
  • Appy Traveler: Best new apps for travelers

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Uber for private jets, calculator to beat jet lag and an intelligent packing device -- here are the latest must-haves for your smart phonesBookmark this article and check back in occasionally to see what new great apps we love, and think you should try. Also see: 50 best apps for travelers ... so far Updated July 30, 2014 JetSmarter Uber for private jets.iOS: App Store If you’re in the market for a private flight somewhere, you can now do so using JetSmarter, the Uber of the private jet world. App users search for various carriers, request flights based on their own schedule and pay for the…
  • This is the world's biggest 3D painting

    talia.marcopoto
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:34 pm
    China notches up another superlative achievement as a Nanjing-based artist creates the world's largest and longest anamorphic paintingAlready home to the world's biggest freestanding building and the world's highest airport, China has completed yet another superlative achievement -- the world's largest and longest anamorphic, or 3D, painting. Named "The Rhythm of Youth," the record-breaking piece of 3D street art was created by Chinese artist Yang Yong-chun in honor of the upcoming 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, eastern China. Stretching 374.43 meters (1,228 feet) in length…
  • CNNGo in Marrakech: Souks and Moroccan pancakes

    hiufu
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    How to haggle over a cup of mint tea plus spectacular ways to see and escape Morocco's beautiful desert gateway Old meets new in Morocco's 'Red City'Marrakech's magnificent mountainsRapper tours Marrakech hot spotsIn July CNNGo travels to Morocco's red city, Marrakech. We meet master craftsmen in the city's maze-like souks, visit the playground of the snake artists and fortune tellers; see spectacular views of the city from the air and visit a secluded village that resembles an exotic kingdom from Game of Thrones. We also sample the delicious local pancakes and the contemporary arts…
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