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  • Stromae’s rendition of “Carmen” is arresting [video]

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    Josh Urich
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Stromae is a famous Belgian hip-hop performer. Watch this video without any preconceptions. This music transcends genres. The only thing more impressive than his singing voice is his dancing. The post Stromae’s rendition of “Carmen” is arresting [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 3 roommates created a hilarious ad for their $1 garage sale

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    Brian Koerber
    22 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Get ready, Californians in the San Luis Obispo area: The garage sale of the century is happening on Sunday Three roommates — Nick, Matt and Rhys — are moving out of their home, so naturally, they're selling off all of their old stuff for just $1 Yep, everything — even speakers and a snowboard — are just $1, regardless of its actual value. To promote the garage sale, the guys created a hilarious video, complete with flying dollar bills and pitch-shifted voiceovers, reminiscent of local ads that have dominated TV stations for the past 20 years. [H/T: Reddit] The deep,…
  • Snapchat Is Hiring Journalists To Cover The 2016 Election

    Fast Company
    David Lumb
    22 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    And you thought election coverage was ubiquitous in 2012.Snapchat in January began hosting video content from CNN, ESPN, the Daily Mail, and other media organizations. Now, the ephemeral photo-messaging app is gearing up to publish its own video news coverage: The company is looking to hire "political junkies and news aficionados" with experience in journalism, according to a hiring post on Greenhouse.Read Full Story
  • Jim Gaffigan, Comedian And POTI, Talks About His New Show

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    John Biggs
    22 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
     Jim Gaffigan, comedian and official President Of The Internet, stopped in at our New York studio where we talked about his new show that is now streaming on JimGaffigan.com. The show will air on TV Land in a few months but he posted the first episode online so fans could watch – and learn to love – his new sitcom. Gaffigan knows the Internet or at least hires people that do. He… Read More
  • How to win an argument with a scientist

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    Seth Godin
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Make better science. The act of being a scientist is the commitment to the scientific method, a series of hypotheses, tests and re-evaluations. When you make better science, the scientist's previous opinion doesn't matter, not if she's being a scientist. On the other hand, if you want to win an argument with someone who refuses to act like a scientist, making better science isn't going to help you very much. The person you're arguing with now (who might be a scientist during the day, even, but is merely being a person right now) is not going to be swayed from a firmly held opinion by your…
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  • Stromae’s rendition of “Carmen” is arresting [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Stromae is a famous Belgian hip-hop performer. Watch this video without any preconceptions. This music transcends genres. The only thing more impressive than his singing voice is his dancing. The post Stromae’s rendition of “Carmen” is arresting [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Gordon Ramsay and James May square off in cooking competition [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Gordon Ramsay is a force to be reckoned with. But James May is not lightweight either. Who do you think will win this fish pie challenge? The post Gordon Ramsay and James May square off in cooking competition [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Why science says you should take a nap

    Kate Rinsema
    22 May 2015 | 10:53 am
    One of the great mysteries of humanity is how we spend the beginning of our lives resisting naps and the rest of them wanting nothing more. The post Why science says you should take a nap appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Hand feeding a teeny-weeny baby rabbit [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    This video is like a hug for your heart. The baby rabbit is small enough to fit in the palm of the hand. Watching him drink from a tiny bottle is too cute for words. The post Hand feeding a teeny-weeny baby rabbit [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • OCD explained [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    22 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Unfortunately for true sufferers of obsessive compulsive disorder, anyone with a need to organize or wash their hands regularly tosses around the term, so what does clinical OCD look like? The post OCD explained [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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  • 3 roommates created a hilarious ad for their $1 garage sale

    Brian Koerber
    22 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Get ready, Californians in the San Luis Obispo area: The garage sale of the century is happening on Sunday Three roommates — Nick, Matt and Rhys — are moving out of their home, so naturally, they're selling off all of their old stuff for just $1 Yep, everything — even speakers and a snowboard — are just $1, regardless of its actual value. To promote the garage sale, the guys created a hilarious video, complete with flying dollar bills and pitch-shifted voiceovers, reminiscent of local ads that have dominated TV stations for the past 20 years. [H/T: Reddit] The deep,…
  • TLC to pull '19 Kids and Counting' after Duggar molestation allegations

    Yohana Desta
    22 May 2015 | 12:07 pm
    TV network TLC will drop airings of 19 Kids and Counting from its current lineup, TMZ reported on Friday, following child molestation allegations against one of the show's stars, 27-year-old Josh Duggar. Duggar resigned from his job at the Family Research Council on Thursday after In Touch released a police report with claims Duggar molested multiple young girls, including some of his sisters, when he was a teenager. He posted a lengthy statement on Facebook admitting that he "acted inexcusably" 12 years ago "I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the…
  • Celebrate Pac-Man's 35th birthday with a 10-hour loop of his theme song

    Adam Rosenberg
    22 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
    What better way to celebrate the 35th birthday of a gaming icon than by slowly driving yourself mad? Hit play now and see how long you can last as you read this brief history of Pac-Man. For people of a certain age, Pac-Man's infectiously catchy theme song is permanently burned into the brain. But did you know that the game's composer, Toshio Kai, never wrote the music for any other game? See also: You can now play Pong, Pac-Man and Space Invaders at the same time Namco designer Toru Iwatani cooked up the pellet-chomping hero in 1979, working with Kai, programmer Shigeo Funaki and a…
  • Testing out Tesla's 'Insane' button - in slow motion

    Brian Koerber
    22 May 2015 | 11:52 am
    We've seen videos of people reacting to the all-electric Tesla Model S P85D "Insane Button", but it's just not complete until we can see it in slow motion When the 'Insane' mode is initiated, the vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just a little over 3 seconds — fast enough to send any full grown adult flying back in their seat. Thankfully, Defensive Driving put their GoPro to good use, and filmed some great passenger reactions to the high-speed acceleration from the vehicle in slow motion A Folksy Ode to the Life of Nikola Tesla Jack Black spends the day with a homeless child in…
  • Oil rig fire causes 'rainbow sheen' in the Gulf of Mexico

    Brian Ries
    22 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    An oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico early Friday morning has caused "rainbow sheen" more than a mile long, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard said it received a report at 2:50 a.m. from an offshore supply vessel that reported a fire on board an oil production platform. The U.S. Coast Guard released this photo of a burning oil rig owned and operated by Texas Petroleum on Friday, May 22, 2015.Image: U.S. Coast GuardThe ship evacuated the crew of 28 workers on board who were taken ashore. No one was hurt in the incident. The oil well was "shut in and production has ceased," the…
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  • Snapchat Is Hiring Journalists To Cover The 2016 Election

    David Lumb
    22 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    And you thought election coverage was ubiquitous in 2012.Snapchat in January began hosting video content from CNN, ESPN, the Daily Mail, and other media organizations. Now, the ephemeral photo-messaging app is gearing up to publish its own video news coverage: The company is looking to hire "political junkies and news aficionados" with experience in journalism, according to a hiring post on Greenhouse.Read Full Story
  • American Companies Are One Step Closer To Claiming Asteroid Treasure

    David Lumb
    22 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would authorize firms to keep what they mine from asteroids. Welcome to the space rush.Space may be the final frontier, but according to the pesky 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty, celestial bodies may not be claimed for any particular country. But what about the things on the celestial bodies—specifically, the things that can be sold for lots of money? The SPACE act, which would authorize American companies to keep whatever they mine from asteroids, has just passed in the House of Representatives. If you can mine it, American business will…
  • Take The Fast Company News Quiz

    Rose Pastore
    22 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    What happened this week? Here's our quiz for May 22, 2015.Did you follow the news this week? Research says that one of the best ways to solidify new information is to be tested on it. Here's a chance to bolster your knowledge of current events—and earn a special emoji badge. Read Full Story
  • 5 Free Apps That Feel Like The Future Of Work

    Doug Aamoth
    22 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Get organized, find an instant office, manhandle your email, and more with these forward-thinking apps.You don't work like the rest of the world works. You're always one step ahead —sharp, efficient, and never at your desk for more than a few minutes. Or at least you'd like to think so. And these apps—each with with a little bit of the future woven into their DNA—can help you get there.Read Full Story
  • Can Netflix Make Your TV Smarter?

    Nicole LaPorte
    22 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    With Netflix Recommended TVs, the streaming company is helping manufacturers make their products as easy to use as, well, Netflix.Brady Gunderson, a director of product development at Netflix, calls 2015 "the year smart TVs got smart."Read Full Story
 
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  • Jim Gaffigan, Comedian And POTI, Talks About His New Show

    John Biggs
    22 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
     Jim Gaffigan, comedian and official President Of The Internet, stopped in at our New York studio where we talked about his new show that is now streaming on JimGaffigan.com. The show will air on TV Land in a few months but he posted the first episode online so fans could watch – and learn to love – his new sitcom. Gaffigan knows the Internet or at least hires people that do. He… Read More
  • Disney’s Research Lab Figures Out How To Put Words In Your Mouth

    Greg Kumparak
    22 May 2015 | 12:29 pm
     Here’s another absurd one out of Disney’s research labs. We’ve seen them build adorable robots to draw on beaches, 3D printers that make huggable objects out of felt, and make spinning tops out of seemingly impossible shapes. Their latest trick? Using algorithms to make people say things they didn’t actually say. Think of it a bit like lip reading — or like those… Read More
  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Pebble, Stratos, And New Apple iMacs

    Jordan Crook
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
     One important note about this podcast: Matt can’t seem to get his microphones to work. Ever. So if you’re wondering why we all sound like professional radio hosts (two of us are, actually) and Matt sounds like hot garbage, it’s because he is incompetent with microphones. Moving on! Pebble is against the ropes, according to a new story from John Biggs, with the Apple Watch… Read More
  • Chef’d Raises $5.25M To Help You Prepare Meals From Your Favorite Chefs

    Anthony Ha
    22 May 2015 | 11:31 am
     Recipe-and-ingredient delivery service Chef’d ran a successful Indiegogo campaign last year, but that’s not the only way the team is funding its growth — the company is also announcing that it has just raised a new round of $5.25 million. Founder and CEO Kyle Ransford has said that the point of the crowdfunding campaign was to recruit early users, not raise an enormous sum… Read More
  • This App Turns Your $600 Apple Watch Into A $20 Casio Calculator Watch

    Greg Kumparak
    22 May 2015 | 11:19 am
     Plenty of people have compared the Apple Watch to the classic Casio calculator watch; these guys went ahead and made the inevitable app. Meet GeekWatch — the app that turns your Apple Watch into an oldschool calculator watch. I mean, sure — you could buy a calculator watch on Amazon for like 15 bucks. But where’s the meta/hipster/ironic/kinda-obnoxious humor in that? They… Read More
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  • How to win an argument with a scientist

    Seth Godin
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Make better science. The act of being a scientist is the commitment to the scientific method, a series of hypotheses, tests and re-evaluations. When you make better science, the scientist's previous opinion doesn't matter, not if she's being a scientist. On the other hand, if you want to win an argument with someone who refuses to act like a scientist, making better science isn't going to help you very much. The person you're arguing with now (who might be a scientist during the day, even, but is merely being a person right now) is not going to be swayed from a firmly held opinion by your…
  • You don't know Lefsetz?

    Seth Godin
    21 May 2015 | 2:07 am
    I was talking to someone dedicating his career to working in newspapers. I asked him what he thought of the work of Jeff Jarvis. He had no idea what I was talking about. I met a musician the other day, and asked her how her work without a label was going, and referenced something by Bob Lefsetz. She didn't know who I meant. The last time I was at an event for librarians, I mentioned Maria Popova. Blank stares. A podcaster asked me a question, and I wondered if he admired the path Krista Tippett had taken. He had no clue. A colleague was explaining his work in memetics to me. I asked about…
  • Is it meeting your needs…

    Seth Godin
    20 May 2015 | 2:18 am
    Or merely creating new wants? Is it honoring your time or squandering your time? Is it connecting you with those you care about, or separating you from them? Is it exposing you or giving you a place to hide? Is it important, or only urgent? Is it right, or simply convenient? Is it making things better, or merely more pressing? Is it leveraging your work or wasting it? What is it for?        
  • Unlimited scale

    Seth Godin
    19 May 2015 | 2:50 am
    Nothing grows to infinity. Certainly no project or business or idea. And saying, "as many as possible," implies a series of trade-offs that you're probably not actually interested in making. One of the most important decisions we make is almost always made without thought, without discussion: "How big do you want this to be?" It's a question that always gets in the way of, "How good do you want this to be?"        
  • Why do you do it this way?

    Seth Godin
    18 May 2015 | 2:36 am
    That's the simple test of a bureaucracy that has lost its way. If your employees can't answer how something they do helps the customer or the company, you've insulated your people from their jobs. "It's our policy," is not an answer to why. Saying the policy again, louder, is not an answer to why. Their inability to answer this simple question might be because you haven't taken the time to teach your people how to think about the work you do. Or it might be because you're hiring people (or rewarding people) who don't want to think about your work. Don't you want the people who do the work to…
 
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  • Hey Bloggers! Is it Time to Focus a little Less on Your Blog and A Little More on YOU?

    Darren Rowse
    19 May 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Blogging has been very good to me over the last twelve and a half years, but it’s come at a personal cost that I’m sure many can relate to. Gradually over that time I’ve allowed myself to become more and more inactive. Gradually over time I became less and less fit and gained more and more weight. Along with the weight gain and loss of fitness came a loss of energy and mental alertness. If I’m honest it also began to impact my mental health which in turn impacted numerous other areas of my life from relationships to my personal confidence and even through into my…
  • 5 Unmissable Fiverr Gigs that Will Make Your Life Easy as a Busy Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    19 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Ever get mad at yourself? Because your blog is not going the way you’d like it to? You come to your desk, stare at the computer and realize there’s so much to be done. You’re tired before you’ve begun your day. But blogging is supposed to be fun. At least that’s what you were told, right? Thankfully, you can prevent that feeling of dread and overwhelm from the bulk of everyday tasks in business. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Fiverr. It’s a marketplace where users sell and buy various services starting…
  • 7 Ways To Build Your Brand In The Blogosphere

    Guest Blogger
    17 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jeff Foster. Blogger outreach is one of the most effective ways to build your brand. It’s a great way to connect with potential customers – the blogosphere gives you a ready-made audience who are already interested in your type of product or service. But if you’re going to succeed, you need to build strong relationships with bloggers who want to be your brand ambassadors. This takes work – don’t expect to shoot off a few emails and have bloggers lining up at your door. The good news is that there are proven ways to make your blogger outreach a…
  • How Design Impacts Blog Readership

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    14 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Damion Wasylow. You have things to say, ideas to spread and concepts to share. That’s why you’re a blogger. But, if you’re like most bloggers, you’re much better with words than visuals. As a result, many bloggers’ sites are poorly designed or rely on simple templates. Your content may bring people to your blog, but poor design and usability can seriously limit your readership. First Impressions are Everything Studies show that new visitors develop an opinion of your website within 50 milliseconds. That’s 0.05 seconds. In that time, they make…
  • 4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Domain Name

    Stacey Roberts
    12 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    When there’s more than 284 million registered domain names online, you’re going to want yours to stand out. But you also want to be easily remembered, have a URL that accurately describes your business, and it would help if it ranks well in Google. Right? Right. It’s very easy to buy a domain name that you come to regret later. What was useful and fashionable years ago suddenly is unwieldy and a pain in the butt to describe now. You might take what you can get if your favoured domain is already taken, only for that to expire later on and you’re stuck with one you…
 
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  • Learn How to Properly Order and Make Martinis with This Infographic

    Patrick Allan
    22 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Martini’s are a sophisticated drink, but they can be daunting if you don’t know the ingredients or lingo. This infographic explains everything you need to know about ordering and making one the most iconic cocktails there is.Read more...
  • Clear Your Mind Before Bed by Promising to Return to Your Thoughts Later

    Patrick Allan
    22 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    It’s hard to fall asleep when your mind is going full speed, but you can clear your head of ideas and worries by cutting a deal with yourself.Read more...
  • Save and Reform Leftover Mozzarella Bits with a Bath In Boiling Water

    Patrick Allan
    22 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    When you use a recipe that calls for mozzarella, you sometimes get stuck with a bunch of leftover bits that may not seem too useful. A quick bath in boiling water, however, can help bring all those bits back into a single ball of mozzarella again.Read more...
  • Most Popular Sunscreen: Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry-Touch

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Kinja Co-Op, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    22 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    Neutrogena’s UltraSheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen dominated the best sunscreen voting , with more than 2000 of you giving it your nod of approval and numerous glowing recommendations in the comments.Read more...
  • Beware of These Pricing Tricks Retailers Use to Fool Your Brain

    Kyle James on Two Cents, shared by Patrick Allan to Lifehacker
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Retailers are darn good at inventing tricks to separate us from our money. Whether it be through the price points they choose, how they market their products, or their discounting techniques, they are experts at getting inside our brains and influencing our buying decisions. Here are a few of the most popular pricing tricks retailers’ use, along with some easy ways to fight back.Read more...
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  • Startups: How to Do a Pre-Mortem (and Prevent a Post-Mortem)

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Doctors conduct postmortems to figure why people died. They do this to solve a crime, prevent the death of others, and satisfy curiosity. However, once somebody dies, it’s too late to help him. Entrepreneurs and their investors also often analyze why a product, service, or company died—especially if it’s someone else’s company. And, as in the case of dead people, a postmortem is too late to do much good for a defunct product, service, or company. Enter the concept of premortems, coined by Gary Klein, chief scientist of Klein Associates, and author of Sources of Power: How People Make…
  • Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California

    Guy Kawasaki
    18 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The post Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • The Art of the Panel

    Guy Kawasaki
    11 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    At any conference, there are ten times more panelists than there are keynote speakers, so the odds are higher that you’re on a panel than giving a keynote speech. Therefore, rocking a panel is an important skill for evangelists, too. A panel looks easy. There are four or five other people on it, and it lasts only sixty minutes. How hard could it be? Herein lies the problem: because everyone thinks a panel is short and easy, no one prepares for it. In reality, a panel is harder than an individual speech because you cannot control a panel like your own keynote speech, and you get much less…
  • Must Do: Intern Like a Rock Star

    Guy Kawasaki
    5 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is a reprint from Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill it in Your Career. Rock Social Media. By Aliza Licht. I’m publishing it because many students are about to begin their summer internships, and I want them to have the most valuable experience possible.   When you enter a real work environment for the first time, especially as a college student starting an internship, remember why you want to be there: First and foremost, to learn real marketable skills that can enhance your resumé and to secure a strong referral from your supervisor. You do not go about getting these…
  • How to Launch (And Why Scaling Doesn’t Matter)

    Guy Kawasaki
    4 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    In the early days of starting up, the ability to scale is overrated. “Scale,” in case you haven’t heard the term, refers to the concept that there are processes in place that are fast, cheap, and repeatable because there will soon be millions of customers who generate billions of dollars of revenue. For example, if Pierre Omidyar had to test every used printer offered for sale, eBay couldn’t scale. If Marc Benioff had to make every sales call, Salesforce.com couldn’t scale. If James Hong’s parents had to check every picture to see if it was porn, Hot or Not couldn’t scale.
 
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  • Apple Begins Shipping Gold Edition Watches to Early Pre-Order Customers

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 11:59 am
    Starting on Monday of this week, Apple began preparing to ship out the first batch of gold Apple Watch Editions to customers who pre-ordered in April. MacRumors readers have begun seeing credit card charges for the devices and have received shipping notifications and courier information from Apple. Some of the first Apple Watch Edition orders will begin arriving tomorrow. Image via MacRumors reader Calvin The Apple Watch Edition is available in yellow gold or rose gold and is priced between $10,000 and $17,000. Given its high price tag, the Apple Watch Edition delivery process is…
  • Some Apple Watch Users Experiencing Issues With Inconsistent Heart Rate Data Following Update

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    Following the release of Watch OS 1.0.1 on Tuesday, Apple Watch users have been noticing a problem concerning the frequency with which the Apple Watch sends heart rate data to the iPhone. Prior to the update, the Apple Watch sent heart rate information to the iPhone's Health app every 10 minutes, but now some users are seeing inconsistent update times. As highlighted by everythingiCafe on Wednesday, Apple Watch owners on the MacRumors forums and Apple's Support Communities have been complaining that their Apple Watches are sending data sporadically, with gaps up to eight hours in some cases.
  • OS X 10.11 Could Feature Control Center, 'Rootless' Security and More, iOS 9 to Support A5-Based Devices

    Joe Rossignol
    22 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    While OS X Yosemite introduced several new high-profile features, such as Handoff, iCloud Drive and Instant Hotspot, the focus of OS X 10.11 will be on improved stability and performance, new security features and system-wide interface tweaks, according to a lengthy report by 9to5Mac. OS X 10.11 is still expected to gain a handful of noteworthy features, including a systemwide change to Apple Watch font San Francisco and a new Control Center menu similar to iPhone and iPad. Control Center was originally found in early betas of OS X Yosemite, but was not included in the final release."Control…
  • Apple Watch Orders Estimated to Average 30,000 Per Day in U.S. After Initial Surge

    Mitchel Broussard
    22 May 2015 | 7:29 am
    An estimated 2.5 million Apple Watch orders have been processed in the United States in the first five weeks of availability, according to Slice Intelligence (via Quartz). Extrapolating from the e-receipts of about 14,000 online shoppers who use Slice's services, more than half of the orders placed so far came on April 10, the first day of pre-orders, with the Apple Watch averaging 30,000 orders per day since. Daily Apple Watch order estimates in U.S. (first-day orders of nearly 1.5 million omitted) As Quartz points out, the Apple Watch saw a notable rise in order interest on April 24, the…
  • Apple's Desire to Include Local Stations in Streaming TV Service Could Delay Launch Beyond WWDC

    Joe Rossignol
    22 May 2015 | 6:16 am
    Apple's efforts to provide customers with live programming from local broadcasting stations in the United States could delay the company's plans to launch a streaming TV service in early fall, according to Re/code. The report, citing industry executives, also claims that Apple has not reached any content deals with TV programmers yet, making it unlikely that the web-based TV service is announced at WWDC next month. "Apple’s ambitions have complicated its negotiations with the broadcast TV networks, because most broadcasters don’t own all their local stations, and have an affiliate, or…
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  • The Value of Data Velocity in Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    21 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    I’m working on some interesting stuff as it relates to both bigger businesses as well as small businesses. I’m interested in how better use of data could open up a whole big slice of not-yet-tapped economic value for companies (again both bigger and smaller). It’s times like this where I feel bad for people who think I’m the “social media guy.” I’m thinking about velocity as it applies to marketing. Meaning, if we knew something faster, could we add more value and help someone better? Velocity as a Marketing Tool I was in Atlanta the other day for 20…
  • The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me)

    Chris Brogan
    12 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    I started blogging back in 1998. I had no idea what it was going to turn into. But over the last handful of years, I’ve known more and more what this all CAN do together. A Peek Into How This All Threads Together for ME I’m sharing MY personal setup. You can do yours any which way you want. But There’s some method to the madness, and it’s all contained in that picture above. I wanted to show you how it works for me.Continue ReadingThe post The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me) appeared first on…
  • How My Mom and Dad Became Drug Dealers and Why You Should Switch to Rainmaker

    Chris Brogan
    6 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    My mom (and sometimes my dad) blog quite regularly on a site called Mom Pop Pow. I can’t post the link, because it’s thrashed with spam right now. The site was hacked. Last time Mom checked, there were many WordPress plugins that needed updating. Those might be the culprit, too. WordPress maintenance can be a part time job, I swear. And even if everything were 100% buttoned up, there are still malicious people out there looking to take over your site. It’s happened to me. Twice. Expensively. So Now My Mom and Dad are Drug Dealers You’d think that if you visited their…
  • Are You A Business or a White Truck?

    Chris Brogan
    5 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    A friend recently emailed me and said she was having a crisis of faith, that her attempts to work with people weren’t going especially well, that she felt a bit lost in it all. I gave her some fairly harsh feedback, but all in the service of love. The shortest version of my response to her? “You have a white truck, not a business.” Define Your Business As Clearly As You Can When I talk about a “white truck” business, here’s the thing: if you buy a white truck like the one in the picture above, you CAN do pretty much anything with it. You could be a…
  • How I Use the Social Networks These Days

    Chris Brogan
    1 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    This post won’t change your life. Just the same, I wanted to tell you that I see a lot of shifts in the whole online/social networks landscape. Some of it kind of saddens me. The rest of it points to the weakening state of effectiveness of various platforms as business tools. You can disagree. That’s fine. Social Networks for Business I should note that most of my opinions have changed dramatically (180 degrees level) in the last handful of months. I’m basing this on business. Not on whether I like or don’t like something, unless I state it as such.Continue ReadingThe…
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  • Behind-the-Scenes Online Marketing Insights from Authority Rainmaker 2015

    Pamela Wilson
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Authority Rainmaker 2015 wrapped up a week ago, and those of us who were there are still processing the online marketing insights we had at the live event in Denver. If you didn’t make it this year — and even if you did — we’d like to invite you to experience some of the energy at the conference. There were so many smart people — attendees, presenters, and sponsors — gathered in one place. The collective energy of the group could be felt in the opera house seats, in the lobby, at the meals, and at the parties. Listen below to Clark Buckner of TechnologyAdvice interview…
  • The 3 Components of Podcast Profitability

    Rainmaker.FM
    21 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Last week, Jerod Morris gave a presentation at Authority Rainmaker entitled “Become a Showrunner: The 4 Essential Elements of a Remarkable Podcast.” One of those elements is profitability, which he and Jon Nastor break down on this week’s episode of The Showrunner. Jerod and Jon begin by sharing their biggest “Oh crap!” moments while recording, then dive into a discussion about podcast profitability. Among the topics discussed: What the three components of podcast profitability are and how they work together Which of the three should come first in your initial…
  • Paul Jarvis on Productivity and Growing Your Online Business

    Rainmaker.FM
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    As creative entrepreneurs, we have a tendency to get stuck in the learning process and fail to push the needle by taking action. Perpetuated by fear and criticism, the failure to launch a product can be crippling. We continually find ourselves spinning our wheels and getting stuck in a place that’s completely avoidable. It’s a good thing we have pioneers and thought leaders in our space who speak encouraging words that help us take the leap of faith. In this 32-minute episode of No Sidebar, host Brian Gardner and Paul Jarvis discuss: What Paul enjoys doing more … designing…
  • Deadly Conversion Busters: Turning ‘Yeah, But’ Into ‘Yes, Please’

    Rainmaker.FM
    21 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Why is your prospect on the fence? How can you convert that concern into a reason to buy? In this episode of The Mainframe, hosts Chris Garrett and Tony Clark reveal: What you need to do to discover the real problems behind your offer How customers might be misleading you with their objections Why you need to go beyond the FAQ How to reinforce your answers to objections so they grow your authority The 3F technique for making customers feel good about their concerns Click Here to Listen to The Mainframe on iTunes Click Here to Listen on Rainmaker.FM About the authorRainmaker.FM Rainmaker.FM is…
  • How to Read a Book in 2 Hours

    Rainmaker.FM
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you’re like Rough Draft host Demian Farnworth, you like to read. And you like to read a lot. In fact, some people might call you obsessed. Demian gets that all the time. No surprise, since he tries to read 100 books every year … But it can be frustrating. Daily demands. Lack of time. Big books. You get so close to reading 100 … but alas, at the end of the year Demian falls, slump headed, 16, 20, or 40 books away from his goal. If that’s you too, you’re not alone. Like most determined and driven writers, professionals or students, you have a list of books the…
 
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    Macworld

  • Uber's first autonomous car goes out for a test drive

    22 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    If everything goes according to Uber’s master plan, pretty soon you won’t have to sit through having to make small talk with a human when you take one of their rides. The ride-sharing giant has set up a research and development outpost in Pittsburgh, and its first project has already driven itself off the lot for a test drive. Uber now has an autonomous car. The modified Ford vehicle spotted in the wild had an Uber logo on the side and a large Back to the Future-looking device on top when it was first spotted driving around Pittsbugh on May 13. Uber quickly confirmed that the car was the…
  • Adobe killing off Photoshop Touch, teases more powerful capabilities with Project Rigel

    22 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    Adobe is discontinuing Photoshop Touch mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company announced the move Friday as part of a strategy to focus on more desktop-style editing capabilities with other mobile apps. The phone-friendly versions are still available for $5, while the tablet-optmized editions are $10 in the App Store and Google Play. Adobe says you’ll be able to buy them until May 28. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The Power Macintosh 7300 proves good design is about function as much as form

    22 May 2015 | 11:19 am
    These days, Apple’s computers—whether they’re designed to sit on a desk, rest on your lap, slip into your pocket or be strapped to your wrist—are for the most part sealed boxes. Even if you can crack the cases to get to the chips and circuit boards inside, increasingly you can’t then do anything (except perhaps regret whatever course of action led you to tear apart some hitherto functioning hardware), since Apple has started soldering components to the motherboard.This is in stark contrast to earlier incarnations of the company. Apple, after all, was born out of the culture of the…
  • The Week in iOS Apps: WinIt lets you fight your parking tickets

    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Just say no to parking ticketsThis week’s apps includes an offering that lets you fight parking tickets; there are also transit and photography apps, and much more.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Pebble Time smartwatch to start shipping May 27

    22 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    Pebble will start shipping its latest smartwatch next Wednesday and finish manufacturing all orders for the device by the end of May.People will receive an email by the end of this month asking them to finalize their Pebble Time selection choices, according to the project’s Kickstarter page.Even though “production is now in full swing,” Pebble reiterated that not everyone who contributed to the watch’s crowdfunding campaign will receive the device immediately. Pebble made a similar point earlier this month when it provided information on the Time’s software features and shipping…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Rekindling Your Passion For Web Design

    Jeremy Girard
    22 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    I love being a web designer and I’m incredibly thankful that I decided to join this industry many years ago. Still, despite my love of this profession, there have been a number of times during my career when my passion has waned and I’ve found myself simply going through the motions instead of fully applying myself to my work. This scenario is likely familiar to many of my fellow web designers. It is called burnout. Burnout is a very real challenge that we face as web professionals. The same processes that help us complete projects successfully can also contribute to us falling into a…
  • Building An Advanced Notification System For WordPress

    Carlo Daniele
    20 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    A lot of tools enable us to distribute a website’s content, but when we need to promptly reach a target group, an email notification system might be the best option. If your website is not frequently updated, you could notify all subscribers each time a post is published. However, if it’s updated frequently or it covers several topics, you could filter subscribers before mailing them. If you opt for the latter, you could set up a user meta field that stores a bit of information to identify the subscribers to be notified. The same bit of information would label the posts you’re…
  • Testing For And With Windows Phone

    Daniel Herken
    19 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Although Windows Phone usage is still low compared with other browsers1 it’s sometimes necessary to test your web work for Internet Explorer Mobile. For web developers, this could be a complication. Testing for the Windows Phone environment is not always optional, but it can be a chore — especially because the version of Internet Explorer that comes with the Windows Phone can be quirky at best. If you’re a developer without a Windows Phone device, you might have to get a little creative to ensure that your websites are being rendered properly. The Nokia Lumia 920. (Image…
  • A Better Way To Design For Retina In Photoshop

    Murdoch Carpenter
    18 May 2015 | 6:02 am
    Recently, I had a project in which I needed to produce high-fidelity screens for a tablet. I was to present these screens on the device and also produce a clickable prototype. They needed to be pixel-perfect. The timeline was tight (as always), so I went with my go-to tool, Photoshop. I’ve been using it for over ten years, and it gives me the fastest high-quality output. Are you designing at “Retina” resolution in Photoshop? If the answer is yes, then this article is for you. I will walk you through the problems I faced in creating Retina mockups to be displayed on a tablet device. I…
  • Sketch With Material Design

    Patrick Keenan
    14 May 2015 | 11:21 pm
    In the past year, adoption of Sketch at Google, where I work at, has taken off and is now a widely preferred tool. The more tools in our belts, the better, so here’s my take on why Sketch and the new material design1 system are a great match. Tools are an extension of our hands, and as such, they should be versatile, quick and intuitive. A lot has changed between the print era of offset presses and the digital era of cross-platform screens. Developers have attempted to adapt our tools, but Sketch is perhaps the most successful app in this regard — its creators have removed the bloat,…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s “Five Trailer Friday!”

    Scott Kelby
    22 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    Hi Gang: Today I thought I’d share five trailers for some new classes you might want to check out this Memorial Day weekend over on KelbyOne.com. If you’re not already a member, you can join for $19.99 and watch the full-length versions of ALL of these classes today, (and while you’re there, you can watch any of the about 500+ more online classes on Lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom, Video Editing, and Photography unlimited for the next 30-days!) Here’s the link (but check out these trailers first!): 1. Peter Hurley shows you how to edit down an entire shoot to get you…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    20 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest Think you’ve got an award-worthy landscape photo? Want to win a free ticket to Photoshop World, a KelbyOne Live event, or a KelbyOne membership? TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to submit your best landscape photo to our latest Viewbug contest for your chance to win! For all the details and to submit your photo, just click right here. The Art of the Edit with Peter Hurley It’s all about the edit! You’ve just had an awesome photo session and now you need to narrow it down to just the best ones. How do you do it? Join Peter Hurley as he walks you through…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Vincent Versace!

    Brad Moore
    19 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. -Albert Einstein I have come to believe that my job, why I was put on this earth, is to tell the truth and see the pretty. My job is to walk all over the planet and allow myself to be taken by the moment and to record the truth, beauty and moments of abandon with a camera. Interesting work if you can get it. What I discovered is so long as I stay on this path I (mostly) stay out of trouble. What I have also discovered is that…
  • It’s “Back Up Your Photos Tuesday!”

    Scott Kelby
    19 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Go Back Up Your Photos. Right Now! When I was on the road in LA a few weeks ago I heard yet another heartbreaking story from a photographer who didn’t have a back-up of his photos, and he lost every photo he had taken in the last few years, including family shots — everything — gone forever. Stop whatever you’re doing and right this very minute, and take a few minutes to protect the visual history of your life, and back up your images. Just drag them onto another hard drive. If you don’t have one; here’s a link to one of the portable drives I keep with me — it’s a WD…
  • Images From My Trip to Spain

    Scott Kelby
    18 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi gang — I just posted a few shots from my trip this past week to Valencia. We (my big brother Jeff and me) were only in Valencia one and a half days, and we got just over 5-hours in Madrid. Why so short? We totally messed up our planning — we were supposed to be there three days — the images, and the story, are over at Exposure. Here’s the link If you get a sec, I hope you can check them out. Have a great Monday, and we’ll catch ya tomorrow. Best, -Scott P.S. I’m doing a series on “Features I’d love to see added to Lightroom” and today is…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Get Buggy With It

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! This week we’re focusing (pun intended) on one specialized area of photography, macro or close up photography. True macro photography means that you are close enough to reproduce the subject 1:1 or actual size on the camera sensor (or film). Usually that requires a special macro lens but there are other ways to do it – check out: 3 Ways to Try Macro Photography on a Budget for some ideas. See more examples of bug images…
  • It’s a Bug’s Life – 27 Super Macro Photography Images

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! Macro photography is all about getting close and photographing small things. The tiny world of bugs and insects is perfect for macro photographers as there are always an abundance of them no matter where you live. Let’s see some examples of images by photographers who have delved into the micro world of bugs: ngeblues by Alfian Ismail on 500px hey, it's my reflection by Abidin M Faiz Nur on 500px Share by Miki Asai on 500px…
  • 5 Secrets to Create a Perfect Silhouette Portrait Outdoors

    Alana Orth
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    1) SHOOT LOW AND HEAD TO TOE Place the subject’s entire body, from head to toe, against the sky. In order to do this, you will need to be lower than the subject. You can do this by laying on your back, or stomach, while taking the shot. If you are unable to get low enough, you may need to have your subjects get higher, such as on the very top of a rock, small hill or sand dune. This will hopefully allow you, in most circumstances, to get an angle that places the subject’s entire outline against the sky. You can see a variety of landscapes utilized in the examples below. Hint: It’s so,…
  • 3 Ways to Try Macro Photography on a Budget

    Meredith Clark
    21 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of article on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! Has Macro Week here at DPS sparked your interest, but you’re still not sure whether you’re quite ready to invest in a macro lens of your own? If so, then this article is for you! I’ll outline three different ways that you can try out macro on a budget, and possibly even with gear that you already own. Now, before any macro-purists fall off their chairs in disgust, let me say that the techniques outlined in this…
  • How to Give Your Macro Photography a Fine Art Touch in Post-Processing

    Leanne Cole
    20 May 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! Macro photography is very popular and you will find lots of images, of all sorts of subjects on the internet. People spend a lot of time taking the photos, planning them, setting them up, and getting all the gear they need to get all the shots they want. Then the photos are loaded onto the computer and minimal processing is done to them. With this tutorial we are going to look at how you can get your macro images from this: To this:…
 
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Microsoft tests cloud-based clipboard app that syncs across platforms

    Billy Steele
    22 May 2015 | 12:47 pm
    This turned out to be quite the week for unannounced Microsoft apps. News of a "light-weight" email solution broke cover a few days ago, and today another pair of productivity apps were tipped. Thanks to @h0x0d on Twitter -- the source of the Flow em...
  • Hot Pockets imagines its greasy place in the VR gaming future

    Roberto Baldwin
    22 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Hot Pockets are the official food of those who have declared: "I've given up caring about my health and I just want radiated bread, cheese and 'meat.'" But you can't deny how easy it is to pop one in the microwave when you're just the right amount of...
  • Mapping project catalogs Instagram sunrises from around the world

    Billy Steele
    22 May 2015 | 11:58 am
    Have you noticed the wealth of sunrise and sunset photos on Instagram? Michelle Chandra certainly has, and her project offers a look at the sun's activity around the world in real time. "All Our Suns" gathers snapshots upload with either the #sunrise...
  • Cooking with Watson: Scandinavian salmon quiche

    Terrence O'Brien
    22 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson is a collaboration between IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Once a week, as part of an ongoing series, we'll be preparing one recipe from the book until we've made all of them. Wish us l...
  • Navy AR goggles turn a golf course into a battleground

    Jessica Conditt
    22 May 2015 | 11:02 am
    Marines on a sunny golf course in Quantico, Virginia, this week demonstrated a pair of augmented reality glasses that simulate combat scenarios. The Office of Naval Research recently completed development of the goggles and this week hooked them up t...
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    Strobist

  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    I teach very infrequently now, at most just once or twice a year. That said, without fail I attend Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai every March.It's a great event, with quality instructors and a fantastic group (family?) of people running it. But Dubai is a long way away, to be sure.So three years ago, we worked out a sort of "road version" of GPP. It's a compressed, wall-to-wall weekend that brings a bit of GPP to another city each year. 2013 was in London. 2014 was in Singapore.And 2015 will be in Seattle, Washington in the US. And I am really happy about this. Okay, so technically it's greater…
  • Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

    12 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    So you bit the bullet and spent ~$100 for the stuff needed to turn your hot shoe flash into a mini portable studio lighting system. What do you with the box of stuff the UPS guy just dropped onto your dorstep? Where do you start?That is exactly the gap we explore whenever I teach a beginner's lighting class. So today we are going to walk through a "first steps" exercise. Read more »
  • 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 Lynda.com: The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    For much of 2014, I have been on the road for Lynda.com, 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.
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • DxOMark Mobile Report on HTC One M9

    22 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    DxOMark Mobile has published their report on the HTC One M9, HTC's latest top-end smartphone. The new model is a touch smaller and thinner than its predecessor, the One M8, but under the hood HTC upgrades the 4MP "ultrapixel" 1/3" BSI sensor of the predecessor to a larger, higher resolution 20MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor. The F2.2 lens provides no optical image stabilization, but the M9 is the first One model capable of recording 4K video. Read our report on DxOMark's findings
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6s/T6i First Impressions updated with shooting experience

    22 May 2015 | 12:23 pm
    We'd expect image quality from Canon's EOS Rebel T6s and T6i (760D and 750D) to be very similar, and so far the 24.2MP APS-C DSLRs haven't surprised us. The real differences between these two models is in the user experience, as the T6s provides advanced touches like a top-panel LCD and rear quick control dial for easier access to exposure settings. We delve into what it's like using each of these cameras in our shooting experience. Read more
  • Video Overview: Fujifilm X-T10

    22 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
    We've been shooting with a close-to-final version of the Fujifilm X-T10 for a few weeks now, and decided to take a bit of a closer look at this classically-styled interchangeable lens camera. Watch the video
  • Fujifilm FinePix S1 real-world sample gallery posted

    21 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    At 50X, the Fujifilm FinePix S1 may not have the longest lens in its class, but it is the only superzoom that's weather-sealed and one of the very few with Raw support. Naturally, this means that we did some Raw conversions and shot in in the rain, and you can see the results in our samples gallery. View photos
  • Ona introduces black version of the Leica M edition Berlin ll bag

    20 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    US luxury camera bag brand Ona has announced a new black version of its Berlin ll messenger-style bag. Designed especially for the Leica M system, the Berlin was originally a limited edition model created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leica, but the Berlin ll went on general release beyond Leica stores. Previously only available in the Vintage Bourbon tan finish, the black version of the Berlin has been created, according to Ona, because so many people asked for it. Read more
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Friday, everybody. OK, this one is a simple fix, but I think it would speed a lot of folks workflow who use the Lens Connection panel (I use it almost daily, and numerous times a day — for me, this is one super-important panel). Here we go for #6 on my list: #6: Simplify the Lens Correction Panel Don’t take stuff away. Don’t hide it. Just don’t make us toggle back and forth between FOUR different tabs within one panel. With that many tabs it’s like its own mini-program within a program. There’s no reason these can’t be simplified into just two…
  • Playing around in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    One of the best ways to learn about something is to play around with it. Lightroom CC has added some new features including merge to panorama. Now we will probably all try out how it works the regular way, but I like to ask the “what if” questions and see what kind of trouble I can get into. This is often where I can find out how far I can push a feature or get unexpected results that lead me in new directions of inspiration. So I have three pictures that were taken in the same place as folks walked by and I wanted to see how Lightroom would handle them if I tried to merge them as…
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 5

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    I mentioned this one here back in January, as a two-part feature request and I’m delighted that one of these actually made it into Lightroom CC, but the other one didn’t, so I still wanted to include it in my top 10 list. The feature (well, it’s more like a tweak or a fix) that did make it in has to do with Collection Sets. I noted back in January that when you create a New Collection Set, you leave the images you were working on, and it takes you to the blank gray screen you see below. To do pretty much anything you had to navigate back to the images you were working on…
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 4

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Monday everybody! Here’s #4 in my on-going series on “What I’d love to see next in Lightroom:” Copy the Type Panel from the Books module over to the Print module  The text options are so incredibly limited in the Print Module — you basically have to use the Identity Plate to do anything, and then once you do you can only do three things: (1) Choose the font (2) the Style [bold, italic, etc.), and (3) choose the Size. That’s it. There’s no leading, tracking, kerning, baseline shift, justification, and all the great controls Adobe already put in the…
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 3

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    15 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Before we roll on to #3 on my wish list, I just wanted to thank everybody who has posted their wish list favorites as comments here. I’m going to compile a list of my favorites from your favorites once we reach the 10th on my list, so keep ‘em coming — there’s some great stuff in there, including some things I didn’t realize i wanted until I read your comments. OK, onto #3 on my wish list which is… #3: I’d love to have a preview of Output Sharpening You get three choices for the amount: Low, Normal, High, and I’d like to see a preview of now each looks before I hit Print (or…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Store App for iOS Updated With Touch ID Support, Two-Step Verification

    Juli Clover
    21 May 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Apple today updated its Apple Store app for iOS to version 3.3, adding additional security and convenience features to the app. There's now a "Touch ID" option in the Account section of the app that allows users to enable Touch ID for viewing orders, accessing EasyPay receipts, and making reservations at an Apple Store. Previously, these sections of the app required an Apple ID password to be input whenever they were accessed, but now the app will ask for Touch ID verification in lieu of a password when Touch ID is toggled on. Before the update, Touch ID usage was limited to Apple Pay for…
  • Activité Pop Review: Hands-On With Withings' Simple and Stylish $149 Activity Tracker

    Juli Clover
    21 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    The Apple Watch is fantastic because it lets you receive notifications, communicate with friends, access apps from your iPhone, and record a wealth of activity-related data, but it's also a device that requires a heavy amount of interaction. It demands that you look at your wrist when you receive a notification, it taps you on the arm when you're not standing up every hour, and it often reminds you about your fitness goals. It needs to be charged every night and it has to be taken off with every shower, so in short, it's not a device you can slap on your wrist and forget about. For that…
  • Duet Review: A Premium Two-in-One Stand for Apple Watch and iPhone

    Joe Rossignol
    21 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Given that the Apple Watch has an advertised 18-hours battery life based on mixed usage, chances are that you will be taking off the wrist-worn device each night to charge. Naturally, accessory makers have been quick to jump on the opportunity to create a wide variety of Apple Watch stands for docking the watch on your bedside table or elsewhere. Ahead, we take a closer look at one of them. Antsy Labs has risen to the challenge with a Kickstarter project for Duet, a two-in-one stand for docking the Apple Watch and iPhone together. The stand is machined from a solid block of aluminum, in…
  • Adobe Removing Photoshop Touch From App Store Next Week

    Joe Rossignol
    21 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    Adobe has announced that it will remove Photoshop Touch for iPhone and iPad from the App Store and other platforms on May 28. The software company says it will be focusing its mobile efforts on other apps in the Creative Cloud suite, including Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Comp CC, Adobe Shape CC, Adobe Brush CC and Adobe Color CC. In total, the software maker has over 50 apps on the App Store. Adobe also announced that it is working on a new retouching solution for mobile devices called Project Rigel that is expected to be available in late 2015. Adobe product manager Bryan O'Neil…
  • Despite Popular Kickstarter, Pebble Seeks $5 Million Loan 'To Stay Afloat'

    Mitchel Broussard
    21 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    Popular smartwatch maker Pebble appears to be in some financial trouble, according to a few sources "close to the company," as reported by TechCrunch. The company is having trouble maintaining its growth, turning to a bank in its home base of Silicon Valley for not only a $5 million loan but a $5 million line of credit. According to those same sources, banks in the Valley have been turning down Pebble's financial support requests repeatedly. The smartwatch company's rocky monetary troubles come a few weeks after a well-publicized Kickstarter campaign, which reached its $500,000…
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    CNN Travel

  • Delta's new safety video is meme-tastic

    hiufu
    21 May 2015 | 8:23 pm
    A new Delta safety video will begin showing on May 25, featuring 23 popular YouTube video memesTags: in-flight safety videosDelta
  • Dr. Beach names top 10 U.S. beaches for 2015

    hiufu
    21 May 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Coastal expert and professor Stephen P. Leatherman, AKA Dr. Beach, issues his annual list of the country's best sands and watersTags: beachesbest beaches
  • Quiz: How much of a jet-setter are you?

    hiufu
    21 May 2015 | 7:03 pm
    Do you have top-notch travel knowledge or is it time to jump on that plane again? Find out by taking CNN's quizTags: #CNNInTheAir
  • World's largest hotel coming to Mecca

    Guessy1
    21 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
    With 10,000 rooms planned, Abraj Kudai in Saudi Arabia will be the world's largest hotel by room countTags: Meccaworld recordshotelsMiddle East hotels
  • Japan aquariums to stop taking slaughter dolphins

    Guessy1
    21 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Japanese aquariums avoid being thrown out of global industry body by agreeing to stop buying dolphins caught in the controversial Taiji huntTags: marine conservationdolphin showsdolphinsTaiji
 
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