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  • Stretchy-pants science: what happens when you eat too much [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It won't be long until your groaning with regret thanks to eating too many goodies, unless you heed the advice of this episode of Reactions. The post Stretchy-pants science: what happens when you eat too much [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Family who lost son listens to his heart beat in another man's chest

    Mashable
    Andrea Romano
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Sometimes a lot of good can come from a great tragedy. College student Matt Heisler was only 21 when he passed away in a house fire at the University of North Dakota last March. His family found some comfort when they discovered that Matt had signed up to be an organ donor when he was 16. See also: 15 Quotes to Inspire You to Do Something Meaningful Today Thanks to Matt's decision, Vietnam veteran Tom Meeks, was able to receive a heart transplant after years on the waiting list at the Mayo Clinic. Meeks suffers from a rare disease called amyloidosis, and had been rejected for a transplant by…
  • Demand For Ebola Gear In U.S. Further Strains Response In Africa

    Fast Company
    Ainsley O'Connell
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Shortages loom for treatment centers even as protective suit manufacturers increase their output.After two Ebola deaths on U.S. soil, hospitals moved fast to implement new safety procedures and buy the full-body protective suits designed to protect doctors and nurses from exposure to the deadly virus. But those well-intentioned precautionary measures are having an unintended consequence: exacerbating gear shortages in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the African countries hardest hit by the outbreak.Read Full Story
  • Hollywood Comes Back To Silicon Valley With A New SyFy Reality TV Show

    TechCrunch
    Ryan Lawler
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
     SyFy has greenlit a new, six-episode series that will follow teams of startups through the accelerator process in the Valley. The show, called The Bazillion Dollar Club*, is expected to focus on 12 companies (six each) participating in the 500 Startups Accelerator and PCH International’s Highway1 program. Read More
  • A three-step marketing ladder

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:34 am
    Probably worth reviewing at your next marketing meeting (or every marketing meeting)... There's a three-step ladder: Awareness Education Action Awareness is when someone knows you exist. The knock-knock part of the knock-knock joke, the person who has another interest and trust to want to know more.  Awareness is sexy You don't need to be known by everyone (or even most people) merely the right ones Awareness probably isn't as much of your problem as you think it is Awareness-seeking is addictive (and easy to measure) Education is the story we tell, the transfer of information and…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Stretchy-pants science: what happens when you eat too much [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It won't be long until your groaning with regret thanks to eating too many goodies, unless you heed the advice of this episode of Reactions. The post Stretchy-pants science: what happens when you eat too much [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • A primer on Port Wine [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    You've seen Port on restaurant menus, at liquor store, etc., but do you know what it is? It's a flippin' delicious fortified wine, that's what! Wait, what's a fortified wine? Watch this video to learn more. The post A primer on Port Wine [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • What road rage looks like in Korea [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    First, if you've never seen a South Korean comedy film, you need to understand that this video is totally in the style of a comedy film. It's strangely serious, but simultaneously slapstick and goofy. If only road rage in the States were like this, your commute would be much more fun. The post What road rage looks like in Korea [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Ever wonder why some countries are rich and others are poor? [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    That question seems obvious. Some countries are rich because they're rich. Nothing makes money like money, right? But that's not really an answer. This video goes into the different factors––like culture, institutions, and resources––that go into the wealth gaps among countries. The post Ever wonder why some countries are rich and others are poor? [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Oscar the Grouch wishes everyone a Rotten Trashgiving! [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Forget all the smiles and laughter of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Oscar the Grouch and his nearest and dearest have something decidedly less tasteful in the works, full of chaos, misery, and...uh oh, what to do when things go well? The post Oscar the Grouch wishes everyone a Rotten Trashgiving! [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Family who lost son listens to his heart beat in another man's chest

    Andrea Romano
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Sometimes a lot of good can come from a great tragedy. College student Matt Heisler was only 21 when he passed away in a house fire at the University of North Dakota last March. His family found some comfort when they discovered that Matt had signed up to be an organ donor when he was 16. See also: 15 Quotes to Inspire You to Do Something Meaningful Today Thanks to Matt's decision, Vietnam veteran Tom Meeks, was able to receive a heart transplant after years on the waiting list at the Mayo Clinic. Meeks suffers from a rare disease called amyloidosis, and had been rejected for a transplant by…
  • 'Love Actually' is actually a huge bummer

    Tricia Gilbride
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Love Actually is the reigning feel-good holiday classic of recent years. But, as the buzzkills over at over at Screen Junkie point out, the intertwined, blossoming romances in the movie are really kind of messed up. However, you can still enjoy Colin Firth in a turtleneck guilt-free. Little girl makes compelling case for reading and books The 'Super Mario World' theme song played on floppy drives is just bananas 'Jurassic World' trailer arrives in all its deadly hybrid-dinosaur glory Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow curse each other out Read more... More about Viral Videos, Movies, Film,…
  • A 'Boyhood' vs. 'Birdman' Oscar showdown is taking shape already

    Josh Dickey
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    LOS ANGELES — It's early, but there is now a tangible Oscar wind beneath the wings of Birdman, with Boyhood right on its tail. The Independent Spirit Awards announced its nominations on Tuesday, and the two films came out on top — as expected — with six and five nominations, respectively. The Spirit awards are a tricky but trusted Oscar barometer — not just for what they include, but for what they exclude. No movies over $20 million is included in the race. Any movie produced or financed overseas is likewise excluded. SEE ALSO: 'Selma,' 'American Sniper' crash the…
  • FCKH8 is back with a 'f*cked-up' ad about domestic violence

    Neha Prakash
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Editor's note: The video below contains strong language and imagery that some may find disturbing. Here's one way to sell shirts Online for-profit T-shirt store FCKH8 is back with a followup to its controversial feminist ad from October. This time around, the company is targeting domestic violence with an ad that — and this might sound familiar — features sassy little girls donning princess dresses and cursing like sailors See also: What do men think of catcalling? A men's rights activist and a feminist debate But this month's video adds the startling imagery of the young girls…
  • Little girl makes compelling case for reading and books

    Annie Colbert
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    "The world needs books." Eight-year-old Madison loves reading and thinks you should too. Local Cleveland television station WKYC interviewed Madison about Little Free Libraries, a free community book exchange program. The initiative started in Wisconsin in 2009, and has grown to more than 15,000 mini-libraries around the world, including a new outpost in Madison's hometown LeVar Burton: Your Reading Rainbow replacement is here, and she's amazing. The 'Super Mario World' theme song played on floppy drives is just bananas 'Jurassic World' trailer arrives in all its deadly hybrid-dinosaur glory…
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    Fast Company

  • Demand For Ebola Gear In U.S. Further Strains Response In Africa

    Ainsley O'Connell
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Shortages loom for treatment centers even as protective suit manufacturers increase their output.After two Ebola deaths on U.S. soil, hospitals moved fast to implement new safety procedures and buy the full-body protective suits designed to protect doctors and nurses from exposure to the deadly virus. But those well-intentioned precautionary measures are having an unintended consequence: exacerbating gear shortages in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the African countries hardest hit by the outbreak.Read Full Story
  • Apple Hits $700 Billion Market Cap—A New Record

    Chris Gayomali
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    The last record was set in September 2012.Apple's last market cap peak was in September 2012, when it hit $658 billion. The last few years saw AAPL dip until June, when the company seemingly bowed to outside pressure and split its stock.Read Full Story
  • Facebook's Abbreviated Privacy Update, Even More Abbreviated

    Chris Gayomali
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    Here's the important stuff.Keeping up with Facebook's shape-shifting privacy terms can feel like tilting at windmills: It's an impossible task for anyone, even the most digitally savvy among us. It's why Facebook has taken it upon itself to demystify its privacy safeguards with friendlier, easier-to-understand language—but it's still a lot to take in.Read Full Story
  • Self-Driving Cars Could Steal The Last Of Your Free Time

    Mark Wilson
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    New concepts from Mercedes and Ideo reveal something scary. Your commute could be claimed for you...or for your boss.We know self-driving cars are coming for us—in fact, by 2040, 75% of the cars on the road may be self-driving. But what will your commute look like when it doesn't require you to drive anymore?Read Full Story
  • Chase This Holographic Chicken Around Your House Before You Eat It IRL

    Sydney Brownstone
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    The "Future Hunter-Gatherer" allows the whole family to participate in a kind of gamified Seamless, if ordering dinner meant killing or harvesting it first.A lot tends to go missing from the modern dinner. How often do we sacrifice greens, whole grains, or a structured sense of communal ritual in favor of a quick slice on the walk home? But that's not all that's missing from one of the most important meals of the day. Dinner is also missing holographic animals that you can unleash in your house for your children to hunt and kill.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Hollywood Comes Back To Silicon Valley With A New SyFy Reality TV Show

    Ryan Lawler
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
     SyFy has greenlit a new, six-episode series that will follow teams of startups through the accelerator process in the Valley. The show, called The Bazillion Dollar Club*, is expected to focus on 12 companies (six each) participating in the 500 Startups Accelerator and PCH International’s Highway1 program. Read More
  • TC Droidcast Episode 28: Android Wear Weary, Go For GRID Gaming

    Darrell Etherington,Greg Kumparak,Kyle Russell
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
     On this week’s Droidcast, Chris Velazco joins us from a bathroom, Kyle Russell contributes from New Hampshire, Greg Kumparak rises from his sick bed, and Darrell Etherington hosts from the permanent midnight of Canada. Up for discussion are two new Android Wear devices, the LG G Watch R and the Asus ZenWatch, as well as Nvidia’s Grid streamed gaming service, and fashion… Read More
  • Grabyo Secures $2M From Celeb Sports Stars For Rights-Friendly Social Video

    Mike Butcher
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
     Video-focused startup Grabyo, which has a second-screen offering and partners with TV broadcasters to allow TV viewers to legally share real-time clips of its content, has landed $2m in funding from a clutch of globally recognised sports stars. UK Premier League Soccer stars Cesc Fabregas and Robin Van Persie, New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry and current NBA champion Tony Parker are… Read More
  • Against Acceleration

    Malay Gandhi
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
     Startups should give up equity for only one of two reasons: work or cash. Read More
  • Pomplamoose Details The Cost Of Being An Indie Band

    John Biggs
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
     In a surprising display of transparency, Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn aka Pomplamoose detailed what it took to run a 28-city tour of the US. The bottom line? The band made $135,983 in income… and incurred $147,802 in expenses. Essentially, they lost a little over $11,000. But what does this mean for a modern Indie band? Conte writes that all is not lost. First, obviously, is the… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • A three-step marketing ladder

    Seth Godin
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:34 am
    Probably worth reviewing at your next marketing meeting (or every marketing meeting)... There's a three-step ladder: Awareness Education Action Awareness is when someone knows you exist. The knock-knock part of the knock-knock joke, the person who has another interest and trust to want to know more.  Awareness is sexy You don't need to be known by everyone (or even most people) merely the right ones Awareness probably isn't as much of your problem as you think it is Awareness-seeking is addictive (and easy to measure) Education is the story we tell, the transfer of information and…
  • Sign your work

    Seth Godin
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    We expect authors, painters and singers to identify themselves, to sign the work they do. And surgeons and lawyers as well. What about managers, committee members, engineers and everyone else who makes something? Who made this policy? Who designed this menu? Who approved this project? If you're not proud of it, don't ship it. If you are, sign your work and own the results. We'll know who to thank. If you work for a place where work goes unsigned (internally, in particular) it's worth asking why.        
  • The jobs only you can do

    Seth Godin
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:51 am
    One of the milestones every entrepreneur passes is when she stops thinking of people she hires as expensive ("I could do that job for free") and starts thinking of them as cheap ("This frees me up to do something more profitable.") When you get rid of every job you do that could be done by someone else, something needs to fill your time. And what you discover is that you're imagining growth, building partnerships, rethinking the enterprise (working on your business instead of in it, as the emyth guys would say). Right now, you don't even see those jobs, because you're busy doing things that…
  • A little more than a bushel, a little bit less

    Seth Godin
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Marketing works best when the effort you put into it is a little more than you think you need and a lot more than the market expects from your project. And projects work best when the amount you need to get done is a little less than the resources you have available. Marketing rewards a taut system, a show of confidence, the ability to be where you need to be with a true story that works. Projects reward slack, the ability to keep your schedule and your quality, to watch the critical path and to make smart decisions. The common errors, then: Pick too big an arena for your marketing, and seem…
  • The tragedy of the last 10%

    Seth Godin
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:29 am
    In a competitive market, if you do the work to lower your price by 10%, your market share grows. If you dig in deep, analyze, reengineer and make thoughtful changes, you can lower your price another 10%. This leads to an even bigger jump in market share. The third time (or maybe the fourth, or even before then), you only achieve a 10% savings by cutting safety, or quality, or reliability. You cut corners, certainly. The last 10% costs your workers the chance to make a decent living, it costs your suppliers the opportunity to treat their people with dignity, and it costs you your reputation.
 
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    WIRED

  • The Violence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Is Actually Good for Teens

    Devon Maloney
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 is awfully violent—especially when you consider it's a movie made for tweens. But is it too grim for them? Turns out, it's probably breeding more empathy, not less. The post The Violence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Is Actually Good for Teens appeared first on WIRED.
  • Adorable Characters Hack Through Brutally Difficult Dungeons in Persona Q

    John Mix Meyer
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:42 pm
    I've always been a huge Persona fan. But even I have my limits. The post Adorable Characters Hack Through Brutally Difficult Dungeons in Persona Q appeared first on WIRED.
  • Surviving the Digital Revolution: IT’s New Role With the C-Suite

    Aaron Rudger, Keynote
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    Technology writer Nicholas Carr caused a stir in 2003 when the Harvard Business Review published his article with the provocative title “IT Doesn’t Matter.” Carr argued that IT had become an industrial infrastructure commodity just like railroads and electric power. Since IT is so widely available, it gives no one company a competitive advantage but […] The post Surviving the Digital Revolution: IT’s New Role With the C-Suite appeared first on WIRED.
  • The FAA’s Drone Rules Are Too Narrow, But They’re Better Than Nothing

    Klint Finley
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    Ryan Morton, the CTO of drone company SkySpecs, says that the FAA's proposed drone rules are better than nothing. The post The FAA’s Drone Rules Are Too Narrow, But They’re Better Than Nothing appeared first on WIRED.
  • Gratitude in Unexpected Places: Embracing Constraint in Engineering

    Adam Evans, RelateIQ
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    With Thanksgiving around the corner and family coming into town, November is all about gratitude for me. Frankly, it’s easy to feel grateful for all of the energy, innovation, and success we see around us every day here in Silicon Valley. But this week, I’m actually feeling grateful for something unique — something many programmers […] The post Gratitude in Unexpected Places: Embracing Constraint in Engineering appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • 5 Sources of Ideas for My Blog Posts

    Darren Rowse
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    On a recent webinar over at ProBlogger.com I was asked by John: “Where do you get your ideas for blog posts?” It’s a question we get a lot so I thought it might be a good one to write up here on the blog. Discuss: I’m also keen to hear your experience on the question because I’m very aware that my approach is just one of many ways to go about generating blog post ideas. 1. Questions from Readers Perhaps the #1 place I get inspiration for blog posts is the inspiration for this one – a question from a reader. As I look back at the most popular posts here on…
  • How to Use Google in the Most Unusual Way to Make Your Self-Editing Faster, and Better

    Guest Blogger
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first and second post in this mini series here and here.… “[...] then the evening came and she found herself sitting by the drawing board again, trying to [...]“ Um … wait a minute, is it “sitting by the drawing board” or “sitting at the drawing board”? Damn it, I never remember, and both sound okay to me! How do I check this?! … Oh, the struggles of every blogger attempting to edit their own work. There are thousands of expressions just like the one above, causing us problems on…
  • 5 Quick Questions with Robert Scoble: What Makes a Great Tech Blog?

    Stacey Roberts
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    Robert Scoble is the brains behind the blog Scobleizer (which he’s just abandoned in favour of solely microblogging on Facebook), and a well-respected authority on social media, tech, and blogging. He has worked for Microsoft, and is currently with Rackspace. We were super-fortunate to grab a few minutes of his time to answer five questions about how to make your tech blog a success. What do you think are the essentials a tech blog should have in order to be successful? Define success! For some, it might be just getting an industry discussion going. Others might want to build a media…
  • Google Introducing ‘Mobile Friendly’ Tags in Search Results and Signal It Will Start Impacting Search Rankings

    Darren Rowse
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    Over the last couple of years any blogger who has paid attention to their analytics will know that how people are reading blogs is changing. No longer are people simply arriving on your blog on their desktop computer or laptop but on tablets, mobile phones and more. Today I took a look at the change in how people arrive on my blog (Digital Photography School) over last 3 years. I doubt the results will surprise anyone. The growth in mobile/tablet traffic has been remarkable. When I look at the last period in the chart in more detail and look at just this month (November) the trend continues…
  • Making The Impossible Possible: How I Created A Full Time Blogging Income With No Qualifications

    Guest Blogger
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    Image via Flickr user Susy Morris This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Stacey Corrin. It was a dark day in November 2012 when I first began to blog. Rain lashed the windows of the home we’d just moved into. Removal boxes lay strewn across the floor and the cries of my newborn twins rang shrill in my ears. I felt trapped, with no escape plan. Being a new parent can do that to you. It can make you feel like the only person in the room. It can sap your energy, your personality, your identity. Yet it can also put you on a path you might never consider possible. Today I want to…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • KuaiBoard Is a Visual Text Expander Keyboard for iOS

    Thorin Klosowski
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    There are a ton of great keyboards for iOS 8 , and you even have a few text expansion keyboards to choose from. But if you're more of a visual person, KuaiBoard does text expansion a little differently.Read more...
  • Avoid Tempting Situations Instead of Trying to Boost Your Willpower

    Thorin Klosowski
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We talk a lot about boosting self control and willpower , but The Wall Street Journal suggests that people who seem to exert the best self-control tend to avoid tempting situations altogether.Read more...
  • Create a Tree View for Google Drive for Easy File Navigation

    Thorin Klosowski
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Navigating files in Google Drive is a bit cumbersome. If you're looking for an easier (and a bit old school) way to do it, Digital Inspiration shares a script to enable a tree view. Read more...
  • The Worst Spots on an Airplane If You Want to Avoid Catching a Cold

    Melanie Pinola
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    If you're flying over the holidays, you might be concerned about catching something from your fellow passengers. Planes do tend to have plenty of germ hot spots, but you can protect yourself with some basic health tactics.Read more...
  • The Tax Benefits of College 529 Savings Plans, Compared by State

    Melanie Pinola
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Saving for college in a 529 plan offers state tax benefits and other perks—but they vary widely by state. When deciding on a 529 plan, you should consider the potential tax benefits as well as the investment options and fees for any given plan.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Yahoo and Microsoft Court Apple as Google's Safari Search Engine Deal Expires in 2015

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Apple renewed its maps and search partnership with Google in 2010, but with that contract reportedly set to end in 2015, both Yahoo and Microsoft are actively vying to be the next default search provider for Apple's Safari products, reports The Information. Both Microsoft and Yahoo have existing relationships with Apple, with Yahoo providing stock data to iOS and Microsoft supplying Siri with Bing search results. Executives from both companies have reportedly already approached Eddy Cue, Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, about a potential agreement that could…
  • Apple's Market Capitalization Hits Record $700 Billion

    Eric Slivka
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    Apple's stock continues its strong recent performance, hitting another milestone today with a market capitalization of $700 billion and once again setting a new standard as the highest market cap in history before pulling back slightly. The mark comes less than two weeks after Apple's market cap passed $660 billion to set its first new high in two years. The company's market capitalization has doubled since Tim Cook was named CEO in August 2011. Apple's stock is up nearly 60 percent over the past year and up 24 percent since the company's October 16 media event, which was followed…
  • Universal Studios Picks Up Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Movie, Michael Fassbender to Star

    Husain Sumra
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Just under a week after Sony Pictures dropped the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie, Universal Studios has picked it up, according to The Wrap. X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender is also now attached to star as Jobs. Universal Pictures has picked up the Steve Jobs biopic less than a week after it was dropped by Sony, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.Sony suddenly dropped the film last Wednesday after it had developed it for two years. One report indicated the studio dropped the movie because of the shooting schedule. Director Danny Boyle wanted to start…
  • Apple Releases Two New iPhone 6 Ads: 'Reservations' and 'Gamers'

    Juli Clover
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Apple today launched two new ads featuring the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which are once again voiced by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake and highlight features like the iPhone 6's gaming capabilities and its ability to relay phone calls to Macs and iPads. In the first humorous ad, entitled "Gamers," the focus is on the A8 chip in the iPhone 6, with the ad showing off the recently released multiplayer online battle arena game Vainglory. "The A8 chip is so powerful it brings gaming to the next level. I mean if you're into that kind of thing," says Fallon, before bantering with Timberlake…
  • Job Listing Points Towards Apple's Continued Interest in Virtual Reality

    Juli Clover
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Over the past several years, Apple has expressed an interest in both virtual reality and augmented reality, and has applied for a number of patents related to both technologies. The company has explored a goggle-like video headset that would possibly allow for 3-D viewing, much like the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, it's looked into a motion-sensing virtual 3D user interface for iOS devices, and it's explored 3-D "hyper-reality" displays. While many companies are following in the footsteps of Oculus VR and have already introduced virtual reality hardware, there has been little to no…
 
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  • Become a Bigger You

    Chris Brogan
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I found myself observing many people who were dressed for their nights on the town as if they were starring in a movie or TV show about Vegas. They wore shiny faux-gold sunglasses at night (pretty sure they don’t do this at home). They left three or so buttons undone on their shirts (can you imagine that kind of look at your office?). They wore little black dresses and super high heels and they carried purses that glittered like warfare. As judgmental as I like to be, I am enamored with the idea because in all cases, people were allowing themselves to play, to…
  • Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade Mourning My Childhood’s Holiday Rituals

    Chris Brogan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    It’s the strangest thing: I’m sitting on a plane bound for Las Vegas where I’ll attend the premiere of a documentary that I participated in, and I am doing what I do mostly: observing people and their decisions. An older woman in the seat in front of me is on her iPad and using the in-flight wifi, a marvel of technology that allows us nearly unfettered access to the universe while at 30,000 feet! And here’s what she’s doing. She’s typed “brown fur sweater” into the search bar at NeimanMarcus.com . Continue ReadingThe post Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade…
  • Look Beyond the Sniper Rifle

    Chris Brogan
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Brandon Webb, CEO of Force 12 Media about many things: his writing, his web empire, his books, his view on ISIS, and a lot more. His background, such as it is, includes having run the US Navy SEAL sniper training program and training several of the world’s deadliest snipers. What ended up being interesting to me is that Brandon is often brought onto shows to comment as a US Navy SEAL, but they tend to underutilize his perspective, or ask general questions like, “Boy, it sure is hard to get through your training as a SEAL, isn’t it?”…
  • You Need a Better Network

    Chris Brogan
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    I am fortunate to know people like Carey Lohrenz, the first female F14 combat pilot, who gave me the shirt in the picture above. She wrote a great book called Fearless Leadership, by the way, a Wall Street Journal bestseller about how to be a better personal leader and then how to lead others. She’s a top shelf kind of person to know, and I intend to connect with her as often as possible over the coming years. I added her to my Whatsapp account for that reason, too. I want to be able to connect with her when I need something, or when I have something to offer her. Continue ReadingThe…
  • Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I’m pretty excited to announce a new project I’m doing with the legendary Grant Cardone on his Whatever it Takes Network. It’s called Freakshow and it’s a video show about entrepreneurship but often from the perspective of some extraordinary types you wouldn’t normally get a chance to sit down with and talk business. If you like my other projects, you’ll have a blast with this. Continue ReadingThe post Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
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    Copyblogger

  • Jay Baer on “Generosity Marketing” and the Power of Business Podcasting

    Brian Clark
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    You’d expect a guy who’s started five multi-million dollar businesses from scratch to know a thing about marketing that works. And then, of course, he’d write the book on it. In this case, the guy is Jay Baer, and the book is Youtility, a guide so useful for effective marketing it’s becoming a franchise unto itself. In his spare time, Jay is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, podcaster, angel investor, new media personality, and restless entrepreneur who can’t help but add just one more project to his portfolio. I asked Jay to be the first in a series of…
  • Why Too Much Emotional Appeal in Your Copy Can Harm Your Credibility

    Yael Grauer
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Let’s be clear: You need emotional appeal in your writing. Compelling stories keep readers on your website, and since you must discover their worldviews and understand their experiences so that you can serve them better, you’ll naturally learn about their emotional states. But when you communicate with your audience, you need to strike the right emotional balance. In fact, getting heavy-handed with emotional appeal in your writing can backfire and potentially harm your credibility. The dangers of overstating the problem If you really know your readers, you know their pain points.
  • The ABCs of Landing Pages That Work [Infographic]

    Steven Lowe
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Landing pages are bread and butter. Landing pages never stutter. Landing pages are rhyme and reason. Landing pages stay in season. See what I did there? Rhymes help make learning fun and easy. And when you want to make a living as a blogger, learning how to create landing pages that convert is a smart way to help you build your career online. So, what’s even more fun than a list of rhymes that help you learn the fundamentals of effective landing pages? An infographic that visually depicts each rhyme! Landing page rhyme time The ultra-creative Lauren Mancke designed this handy guide to…
  • How to Use Content Curation to Create a Recurring Revenue Business

    Brian Clark
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s no secret that I’m a tireless advocate for the creation of original content to fuel business growth. My next online project, however, is based on … curation. You read that right. I’m starting a new site, and the centerpiece of my content strategy will be locating and making sense of the smartest articles, audio, and video I can find in that topical market that are created by others. Sound strange? Listen in and check out the three-part process I’m following, so you can start building your own profitable content curation strategy: In this 49-minute episode…
  • Can You Help Us Out? Take Our 2015 Online Business Survey

    Demian Farnworth
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here at Copyblogger Media, it’s safe to say that we’ve been in your shoes. As freelancers, consultants, content publishers, and small business owners … It’s in our DNA. Our founder, Brian Clark, was a recovering attorney in the mid 90s when he discovered the Internet and just knew he could make a living from it. In less than a decade, he went on to build several businesses before he grew Copyblogger Media into a $10 million a year company — started, mind you, from nothing more than a blog that published two articles a week. And just about every other employee…
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    Macworld

  • Twitter Offers drops digital coupons into your feed

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    If ads on Twitter weren’t annoying enough, some will start asking for your credit card info, in the hopes you’ll load up on store discounts.Twitter Offers, launched Tuesday, lets companies incorporate in-store promotions in ads that appear in users’ feeds. This is not a way to buy things on Twitter; it’s a tool to add a discount to your credit or debit card, which can be redeemed in physical stores. The data stands to give Twitter a huge leg up on gauging the effectiveness of its ads on in-store sales.If enough people go along with it, that is.Starting in the U.S. only, a handful of…
  • The Week in Mac Apps: Photos, paper designs, travel, and fun with Mickey

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Photos, paper designs, travel, and fun with MickeyThis week’s roundup of new Mac apps has a bit of Disney magic in it, combined with more serious tools for travelers, scientists, photographers, and those who like to keep tabs on their time.Inform 1.54Graham Nelson’s Inform (Mac App Store Link) is a design tool that helps you design interactive fiction.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Bitdefender's BOX hardware protects your entire home network, not just your PC

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Antivirus firm Bitdefender unveiled a hardware security appliance for home networks Tuesday that aims to protect devices by scanning network traffic to detect and block potential security threats. The new Bitdefender BOX is a mix between a router, network firewall and intrusion prevention system. It can sit behind an existing router, connected to one of its ethernet ports, it can be placed in front of a router, so that it also protects the router from Internet-based attacks, or can act itself as a router. The device has a single-core 400 MHz MIPS microprocessor, 16 MB Flash memory, 64 MB DDR2…
  • Lyft aims to convert regular folks into casual carpoolers with Driver Destination

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Car-hailing apps are on a never-ending quest to recruit more drivers to cultivate a reputation of reliability. Lyft, Uber, and other startups already rely on regular people using their own cars to offer rides, but a new Lyft product called Driver Destination aims to unlock a new kind of driver: one who never would have driven for Lyft before. Driver Destination launched Tuesday as part of Lyft’s Line carpooling service. It lets drivers find one or two passengers to pick along their regular routes, like on the way to school or work, as an easy way to make money and reduce the number of cars…
  • T-Mobile will stop hiding slower network speeds from throttled customers

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    If you exceed your data plan's limit on T-Mobile, you aren’t cut off entirely from the Internet. Instead, T-Mobile throttles your speed, downgrading it to somewhere between 64Kbps and 128Kbps. But if you use a speed testing app after hitting the limit—like Ookla’s Speedtest.net—it will measure the current network speed, not how slow your throttled connection actually is. The FCC forced some concessions from T-Mobile that will make it easier to find out exactly what speeds you're receiving on a throttled connection. The self-branded “uncarrier” will now send out a text message with…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • “California, Here We Come…” Introducing SmashingConf Los Angeles 2015

    Vitaly Friedman
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Great conferences are the ones where you learn, connect and get inspired. We know that, and we put our hearts into crafting events that aren’t just great, but go way beyond expectations. Ready for the next one? With SmashingConf LA 20151, we’ve got a full package: our new US conference with two days packed with quality content, lots of networking and a few mysterious surprises. We thought you might want to join in, too. 2 About The Conference When preparing a conference, we care deeply about how practical and valuable it will be. We look into things that have or haven’t…
  • Freebie: Christmas Icon Set (24, Icons, AI, PSD, EPS, PDF, SVG, PNG)

    The Smashing Editorial
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:34 am
    Christmas is only a month away, and it’s time to add a few festive icons to your projects, or just freshen up your good ‘ol Christmas cards which you may be planning to give out to your family, friends, colleagues, and perhaps even strangers. Today, we’re happy to release the Christmas Icon Set, a set of 24 icons that are all available in AI, PSD, EPS, PDF, SVG and PNG formats. This icon set was designed and created by Manuela Langella151 and is free to be used in private as well as commercial projects. You may modify the size, color or shape of the icons. No attribution is…
  • How To Create Your Own Front-End Website Testing Plan

    Lawrence Howlett
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    So, your designers and developers have created a fantastic front-end design, which the client is delighted with, and your job now is to test it. Your heart begins to sink: Think of all the browsers, all the devices and all of these web pages you’ve got to test, not to mention the iterations and bug fixes. You need a front-end testing plan. This article shows you what to consider when creating a front-end testing plan and how to test efficiently accross browsers, devices and web pages. Benefits Of A Front-End Testing Plan Clarity on project’s scope Knowing which browsers and devices are…
  • Why You Should Include Your Developer In The Design Process

    Paul Boag
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    Should designers be able to code? This topic never seems to die, with its endless blog posts, Twitter discussions and conference talks. But the developer’s involvement in the design process seems to be addressed very little. This is a shame, because developers have a huge amount to add to discussions about design. The unfortunate truth is that many designers have a somewhat elitist attitude towards design. They believe that only they can come up with good design ideas. That is simply not true. Everybody has the ability to make good design suggestions, including developers. Admittedly, a…
  • Refining Your Mobile Onboarding Experience Using Visual Analytics

    Alon Even
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    In the wonderful world of millions of mobile apps, many users suffer from ADD (app deluge disorder), and no aphorism looms larger for developers than “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Once a large group of people are downloading your app, you’ve already won half the battle and have accomplished your primary goal. Now, keeping them engaged post-download is your next one. This is where onboarding takes center stage. Being involved in a mobile analytics firm, I see firsthand what challenges app publishers experience. In this article, I will go over the importance of…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Protesters save diner

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Cathy and Jerome Jenkins talk to CNN's Anderson Cooper about how the Ferguson community saved their diner from looters.
  • Photos: Ferguson unrest

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    New waves of protests were unleashed in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury did not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.
  • UK report: Killer signaled intent

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    UK intelligence and security agencies made errors in investigating two men convicted of murdering a British soldier in a brutal attack in London but could not have prevented his death, UK lawmakers concluded Tuesday.
  • Inventor's watch fires laser

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Patrick Priebe's laser watch is capable of burning through plastic and popping balloons. The inventor made the James Bond-type device on a lark.
  • Darren Wilson says he's sorry

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he was sorry for the loss of life when he shot unarmed teen Michael Brown last August but that his conscience is clear because he was simply doing his job.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • My 9th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide

    Scott Kelby
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Welcome to my “9th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide” (yes, last year I brought the “Gonzo” back after a brief break because just calling it a “Holiday Gear Guide” lacked that certain, I dunno, “gonzoness.”) So, I now bring you the blog-version of my “Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide” (which appears in the current issue of Photoshop User magazine, seen above) whose light burns brighter than a thousand suns (insert dramatic pause here), featuring an unbridled collection of 100% absolutely necessary gear that there’s no way we can see clear to live another minute of our…
  • This Photographer Did Something I Just Love!

    Scott Kelby
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A few weeks ago, I posted a link to a very short video tutorial I did over on the new KelbyOne Blog on how to use a camera on a monopod, with a fisheye lens, and trigger it with a wireless remote (here’s the link) for a really unique overhead look (it’s a lot easier than you’d think).This week, a photographer named Konstantin Articus in Germany did something I so love — he took that monopod/fisheye lens idea that I showed for use in sports, and he took that idea and applied it to something completely different, and he got just wonderful results (see below).Thanks so…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Cyber Weekend with KelbyOne Cyber Weekend is just around the corner and you can be amongst the first to gain early access to limited edition prints, commemorative DVDs, and some of the deepest discounts ever during our exclusive preview event, kicking off November 21!Doors open for this massive discount frenzy to everyone on November 26th. Sign up now for 5 days of early access to our biggest and best offers yet!Photoshop In-Depth: Lighting Effects with Pete Collins The Lighting Effects filter is an incredibly powerful filter that can be used for re-lighting an existing photograph in a myriad…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Brad Moore!

    Brad Moore
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hanging with Queeny last month in London after the Shoot Like A Pro seminarThis past weekend I was able to shoot hip-hop artist Lecrae’s sold-out concert at House of Blues in Orlando. He’s out on tour supporting his latest album, Anomaly, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 when it released in September. Thankfully, I have some friends who have been working with Lecrae and his label, Reach Records, for a while now and were able to hook me up with an all-access pass to cover the show! I figured I would take this opportunity to share some of the shots with you, along…
  • Honorable Mentions from my 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk

    Scott Kelby
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Although we’ve already announced the 10 finalists and the Grand Prize Winner from this year’s Worldwide Photo Walk, there are some other images that, while they didn’t wind up being a finalist or Grand Prize Winner, were still so good that I thought they needed some recognition.Any of these could have been a finalist (in fact, all of these were in the running and on my short list at one point to make the final cut — and this gives you an idea of how hard it is making the final decisions. There’s just so many wonderful images).Congratulations to all these…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Is Being a Photographer Synonymous With Being an Artist?

    Will G. MacNeil
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Sure, the concept of photography falls under the realm of one the arts, but can you strictly label someone an artist based on their job or hobby? Photographers are everywhere nowadays. Beyond the thousands upon thousands of photographers who have businesses and make a living taking pictures, there are also all the families with cameras and anyone who halfway knows how to use a camera phone. Every single one of you who calls yourself a photographer has the opportunity, in my opinion, to call yourself an artist. The term artist has a powerful meaning that is non-discriminatory. You, as an…
  • How to get more from your printer – besides good quality prints!

    Sarah Hipwell
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Canon Pixma MG6350 All-in-one-printer If you like to print hard copies of your photos at home, how do you decide which inkjet printer to buy? With such a myriad of printers on the market it can be daunting which one to choose. However, similar to buying a camera, one main consideration will be how much do you want to spend. I bought a Canon PIXMA MG6350 a little over a year ago. As luck would have it, my local computer shop had the white version in stock for nearly 50 Euros ($62USD) less than the black one. The white one was my first choice. This is a high-end, multifunction, inkjet printer.
  • Getting to Know Your New Camera

    Andrew S. Gibson
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    With my new camera I can set Film Simulation to black and white and the camera gives me a black and white view in the electronic viewfinder. I can also select the square format and see a square image. This is a great aid to composition. Finding and using helpful features like this is part of getting to know your new camera. I recently purchased a new camera and the process of learning to use it has been a good reminder of just how long the process can take. My new Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is a very different machine from the Canon EOS digital SLRs I’m accustomed to using, and it’s taken me a…
  • F-Stop Tilopa BC Backpack Review

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have to shamelessly admit that I, as are many other photographers, am a camera bag junkie. Maybe the reason behind it is that I was never able to find the perfect fit for my needs. Granted, different situations or travel circumstances may require different type of bags. It’s not the same to go out for a walk in your neighborhood as it is to go on an overseas trip. As I mentioned in one of my prior posts, I am a big believer in going light. During the years I have purchased, used, tested, abused and torn apart all kinds of bags. But only up until now, as I believe I have found my perfect…
  • Using a 10 Stop Neutral Density Filter to add Drama to the Sky

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    In this Adorama video Bryan Peterson shows you how he uses a 10 stop neutral density filter to take an image from average, to dynamic. The filter basically just blocks light allowing you to make longer exposures. In this city skyline shot it changes how the clouds appear in the final image. Filter mentioned in the video: B+W 10 stop neutral density filter Other dPS articles about using ND filters: Polarizing and Neutral Density Filters: Essentials for Landscape Photography High Speed Sync Versus a Neutral Density Filter to Overcome Bright Sunlight in Portraits How to do Dreamy Landscape…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Analyst predicts Apple will sell 71.5M iPhones in Q4

    John-Michael Bond
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Considering that Apple just hit a record $700 billion market valuation, it's probably going to be a happy holiday around the Cupertino offices, but there may be even more cause for celebration. Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI, is predicting that Appl...
  • This $5,000 iPhone 6 belongs on your wish list

    Mike Wehner
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Want to really make a statement at this year's family holiday gathering? Unwrapping this absurdly opulent iPhone 6 would certainly elicit gasps -- and maybe a few gags -- from all corners of the room. It's called the Luxury Gold iPhone 6 Swarovski Br...
  • Apple is probably worth more than your state (or country)

    Mike Wehner
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Today's big news on the Apple front is that the company topped a market capitalization of US$700 billion. That's a whole lot of cheddar -- or clams, bucks, greenbacks, simoleons, whatever you feel like calling them -- but when numbers get that big it...
  • Apple hits new record $700 billion market valuation

    John-Michael Bond
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    As of November 24, 2014, Apple Inc had the largest market valuation of any company in the world. This morning, November 25, the company's value hit $700 billion, retaining its title and setting a new record for market valuation. To put Apple's succes...
  • Twitterrific 5 for Mac and Twitter's war on developers

    Steven Sande
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Twitterrific, a Twitter client from developer Iconfactory, has been a popular cross-platform way to send and receive tweets for years. Now Mike Beasley at 9to5Mac is reporting that the company may never release the long-awaited Twitterrific 5 for Mac...
 
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    Strobist

  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

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

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

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Such a simple idea, and not so difficult to do—unless you count all of the self-inspection it will require. Iranian-born (now in Dubai) photographer Atbin Eslami's video-bio of herself first made me think, "that's really cool."And second, "Why haven't I done that?" Read more »
  • On Assignment: Ben Lurye

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    To some a foot bridge abutment, to others a studio. I've long kept a picture file of versatile nearby locations for photographing people. This foot bridge abutment on Columbia Road about two miles from my house is a great example, and it actually gets used a lot.Above it's seen in normal daylight. But with the right light it offers so many different looks. Read more »
  • Choosing a Tripod

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    For lighting photographers, the first thing to consider about a tripod is this: a tripod is your most powerful light.Read more »
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Hasselblad introduces Stellar II luxury enthusiast compact

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Hasselblad has announced the Stellar II, an enthusiast compact which the company says has been 'conceived and crafted exclusively for aficionados, collectors, and connoisseurs'. Like other recent Hasselblads, the Stellar II is a rebadged Sony camera - which in this case is the RX100 II. Available grip finishes include olive, walnut, padouk, and carbon fiber. You can pick one up for yourself at a price of $2395/€1650.
  • Nikon D750 shooting experience published

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    The Nikon D750 is a full-frame DSLR that mates features from the D810 with a 24MP sensor, providing a faster frame-rate than any non-pro full-frame Nikon DSLR since the D700. Its comprehensive still and video photography specifications are aimed directly at enthusiasts and full-frame upgraders. We've made a significant update to our D750 first impressions review including a shooting experience and studio scene analysis. Read more
  • Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Panasonic has announced that its DMC-CM1 'compact camera with smartphone technology' will be sold in the UK. Originally the company had marked out France and Germany as the only countries to get the device, but citing 'high demand' it has included a limited number of UK stores to stock it. Read more
  • Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    DPReview members are a talented group and we've been highlighting their photography in a series of readers' showcases. Recently we asked the Portrait & People Photography forum to share their favorite shots. They responded with excellent work both in and out of the studio, and we've picked a few of our favorites to share. See gallery
  • Flickr Wall Art expands to include Creative Commons images

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Flickr Wall Art now allows users to order prints from more than 50 million photographs, the service has announced. This follows Wall Art's arrival in October, and moves to include all applicable freely-licensed Creative Commons images, licensed artists images, and a curated selection of content from NASA. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Top 10 Rumors on Why Matt Left KelbyOne

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Hey everyone. I wanted to formally announce that I will no longer be at Kelby Media Group. It’s a small industry and I’ve seen first hand how rumors get around, so I figured I’d make a post about it myself. First let’s go over the top 10 rumors about why I left 10. They don’t have crushed ice in the ice dispenser. 9. The Magic 8-ball told me to. 8. I felt me leaving would help end the Buccaneers pro football team losing streak 7. They only had Coke and not Pepsi products in the vending machines 6. The Photoshop TV “Steam” episode was removed from the archives and deleted forever…
  • My Favorite Plug-ins from OnOne Just Got Better

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Lightroom and Photoshop plug-ins are huge these days. Just about every person I run in to uses at least one (if not several). Well, one of my favorites from onOne Software, just got even better. Today they announced their Perfect Photo Suite 9 is available for download. They announced the new version last month at Photoshop World in Vegas, but it’s actually shipping (or downloading) today So what’s new? I’ll run down the list of my favorite features: • They’ve really overhauled their Browse module. I’ve spoken many times to the engineers and folks at onOne…
  • Adobe Releases the Aperture Importer

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Last week Adobe released a plug-in for Lightroom 5.6 (obviously Mac only) that let’s you migrate your Aperture (and iPhoto) libraries over to Lightroom. Probably one of the big questions is what exactly does it import. Well, here’s the list: • Flags • Star Ratings • Keywords • GPS Data • Rejects • Hidden Files • Color Labels* • Stacks* • Face Tags* *Color Labels, Stacks, and Face Tags will be imported as Lightroom keywords. Another big question is what happens to the adjustments made to your photos in Aperture or iPhoto. Well, those adjustment scan’t be…
  • Making the Move from Aperture to Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hey everyone! I’m just getting back from my Lightroom seminar in Colorado Springs yesterday. So first off, a big thanks to everyone that came out. I’m continually fortunate to have awesome crowds at every city, and yesterday was no exception. Really engaged, and just a really great group of people. Next… if you’re an Aperture user looking to make the switch to Lightroom then you’ll be happy to know I’ve got a brand new class up on KelbyOne.com. It’s called “Making the Switch from Aperture to Lightroom”. It covers how to use the new plug-in…
  • Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web. First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For example, my Lightroom for New Users class was packed. I think no matter what you do with Adobe products, chances are that you use a photo at some point. And…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Worldwide Tablet Growth Expected to Slow to 7.2% in 2014 as iPad Sees First Yearly Decline

    Mitchel Broussard
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    The worldwide tablet tablet market is expected to see a significant decline for 2014, according to reports from the International Data Corporation. The tablet market's year-over-year growth is expected to be 7.2% this year, down from 52.5% in 2013. According to the analysts, one of the central reasons for the market slowdown is the expectation that 2014 will be the first year Apple will see a decline in iPad shipments. IDC expects Apple to ship 64.9 million iPads this calendar year, a decline of 12.7 percent from 2013. Capturing 67.7 percent market share and shipping 159.5 million devices,…
  • BlackBerry Offering Up to $550 for iPhones in Limited-Time Passport 'Trade-Up' Program

    Mitchel Broussard
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    Seeking to attract iPhone users to its new Passport smartphone, BlackBerry yesterday announced a new Blackberry Trade-Up Program offering customers up to $550 (CA$600) to trade in an iPhone 4s or higher towards the purchase of a BlackBerry Passport. The program begins December 1 and offers the full $550 only when trading in an excellent condition iPhone 6, or presumably an iPhone 6 Plus, as that device isn't explicitly mentioned in the program's terms and conditions. Other iPhone models accepted include the iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, and 5c, with all eligible iPhones receiving a…
  • Luxury Watchmakers Cracking Down on 'Pirated' Smartwatch Faces

    Mitchel Broussard
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    As smartwatches based on Android Wear and other operating systems continue to proliferate, users have been increasingly looking to download digital likenesses of high-end watch faces onto their favorite wearable tech devices. The luxury watchmakers behind the real-world design of the digital "fake" versions are now attempting to put an end to those creating smartwatch clones of their products, according to TorrentFreak. Last week, Apple released its WatchKit developer tools, allowing developers to begin creating apps for the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch. Those developer tools do not…
  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, iPhone 6, Original iPad Air, iOS Apps, and More

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    As we head into Thanksgiving and its accompanying Black Friday shopping holiday, retailers are beginning to offer significant discounts on products in an attempt to lure shoppers ahead of the Black Friday event. Walmart and Best Buy, for example, are offering pre-Black Friday deals, and several retailers are also offering some decent discounts on Macs and older iPads. iPhone Walmart is selling the 16GB iPhone 6 for $179 with a two-year contract, which is $20 off Apple's standard price, but it will also include a $75 Walmart gift card. A similar $75 gift card deal is available…
  • Magpul Updates Its Popular 'Field Case' for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Jordan Golson
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Magpul has released updated versions of its popular Field Case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The Field Case is a minimalist shell case made from flexible thermoplastic, similar to the company's popular PMAG rifle magazines. The Magpul Field Case for the iPhone 6 is a semi-rigid cover designed to provide basic protection in the field. Made from a flexible thermoplastic, the Field Case features PMAG®-style ribs for added grip, snap-on design for easy installation and removal, and slides easily in and out of pockets without snagging.Made in the USA, the Field Case is available in black and olive…
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