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  • 108 classic American rides

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:19 pm
    For lovers of American cars, this new poster from Pop Chart Lab is a must-have piece, featuring classics from the 1895 Duryea to the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Even fans of the Pacer and the Checker Marathon get a nod, so don’t assume your favorites aren’t included in this line-up. Full story at Pop Chart Lab via Laughing Squid. For the love of cars.
  • Researchers Find Life in an Antarctic Subglacial Lake

    Mashable
    Stan Schroeder
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    It’s tough to get less hospitable than an Antarctic glacier — but scientists say there’s a whole ecosystem living under that ice. Specifically, underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. A team led by researchers from Montana State University drilled into a lake that’s been sealed off from the sun and wind for millions of years. And they found microbes - tiny single-celled organisms that subsist on the lake’s sulphur and ammonium. See also: What Irreversible Antarctic Ice Melt Could Mean for Some U.S. Cities The project was part of WISSARD, short for Whillans Ice…
  • The Minnesota State Fair Menu Is Out Of Control

    Fast Company
    KC Ifeanyi
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Intrepid critic @RickNelsonStrib is tweeting the bacon-wrapped, deep-fried highs and lows (likely while clutching his chest).Step right up to the artery-clogging goodness of state fair food, where anything and everything finds its way onto a stick and gets baptized in vat of hot grease--AMEN!Read Full Story
  • Good.co Wants To Put Employees In Good Company

    TechCrunch
    Catherine Shu
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:38 am
     Whether or not we like to admit it, our relationships with our colleagues are among the most significant in our lives. Dealing with their quirks (endearing or otherwise) can take up as much time as actually working. A startup called Good.co wants to make it easier for co-workers to get along by taking research from organizational psychology and distilling it into a series of… Read More
  • Tone deaf

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    Great marketers have empathy. They're able to imagine what it might be like to have a mustache or wear pantyhose. They work hard to imagine life in someone else's shoes. Bullies are tone deaf. They don't always set out to be brutal and selfish, but their near-total lack of empathy amplifies their self involvement. "What's it like to be you?" is an impossible question to answer. But people who aren't tone deaf manage to ask it.        
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 108 classic American rides

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:19 pm
    For lovers of American cars, this new poster from Pop Chart Lab is a must-have piece, featuring classics from the 1895 Duryea to the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Even fans of the Pacer and the Checker Marathon get a nod, so don’t assume your favorites aren’t included in this line-up. Full story at Pop Chart Lab via Laughing Squid. For the love of cars.
  • Parent parody extraodinaire: “Baby Got Class” [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    We give you fair warning: If you’re looking for a quite place to work this week, steer clear of the local coffee shop where parents almost hysterical with joy are toasting the beginning of a new school year. (Oddly, it’s almost exactly the same noise you hear the day school gets out being made by the kids.) And in the spirit of the season, here’s another creation from the Holderness family of #XMAS Jammies fame. Full story at YouTube via Mashable. Thank heaven for education. Graphics credit: Canva  
  • Shark bites: 4-foot shark downed by grouper [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    If there’s one way a shark doesn’t want to go, it’s being downed by another fish…in one bite. Alas, this little guy didn’t live to see the days when he would rule the oceans through a reign (or rumor) of bloody terror thanks to a grouper. Wow, how depressing. Full story at YouTube. Fishing tales caught on tape. Graphics credit: Canva  
  • Norway busts first drunk on a segway

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Funny, we always thought you’d need a buzz to get enough nerve up to drive a segway, period, but the rules of the road still apply whether you’re driving a car, a motorcycle or, yes, a segway on the mean streets of Norway. It only took a month after a national ban on the two-wheeled vehicles was lifted for a driver to get picked up for erratic driving in downtown Oslo. “I really hope we’re not risking having lots of drink-drivers on two-wheeled vehicles,” [head of Oslo traffic police Finn Erik] Groenliveien says. “These are treated like any other vehicle…
  • A bad boss can make the whole team mean

    Futurity
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Bosses who are abusive to one employee can actually cause conflict among the whole team, which hurts productivity, according to new research. Lead investigator Crystal Farh of Michigan State University says supervisors who belittle and ridicule workers not only negatively affect those workers’ attitudes and behaviors, but also cause team members to act in a similar hostile manner toward one another. “That’s the most disturbing finding,” Farh says, “because it’s not just about individual victims now, it’s about creating a context where everybody suffers, regardless of whether you…
 
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    Mashable

  • Researchers Find Life in an Antarctic Subglacial Lake

    Stan Schroeder
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    It’s tough to get less hospitable than an Antarctic glacier — but scientists say there’s a whole ecosystem living under that ice. Specifically, underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. A team led by researchers from Montana State University drilled into a lake that’s been sealed off from the sun and wind for millions of years. And they found microbes - tiny single-celled organisms that subsist on the lake’s sulphur and ammonium. See also: What Irreversible Antarctic Ice Melt Could Mean for Some U.S. Cities The project was part of WISSARD, short for Whillans Ice…
  • Did an Israeli Sniper Kill an Unarmed Man in Gaza?

    Louise Roug
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Salem Shamaly was just one of the many who was killed during the recent conflict in Gaza. But his death was captured on video and the images of him dying in the rubble of the bombed out neighborhood of Shujaya were posted online, sparking a heated debate about whether the unarmed man, looking for his relatives in the ruins, was shot by an Israeli sniper. If so, it could constitute a war crime. Known to some as "the man in the green shirt," the 23-year-old Palestinian was killed on July 20. I recently went back with a television crew from Channel 4 News to investigate his death. Shamaly had…
  • The Video On Demand War: Australia's Main Players

    Jenni Ryall
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:32 am
    SYDNEY — There is a battle going on in the video on demand market in Australia. As users demand movies and television shows faster and cheaper than ever before, while expecting the same quality as U.S. consumers, local companies are trying to corner the market. It is yet to be seen if Australians can hang up their pirate boots for good and take to the paid services with the same dedication. So who are the main players and disrupters? Senior Analyst from Informa Tony Brown gives Mashable his insights at the Multi-Screen TV Summit continues in Sydney, bringing together the who’s who…
  • Find Out Which Apps Are Draining Your iPhone's Battery

    Katie Nelson
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    A new app called Normal tells you which other apps to kill in order to save your battery life. Unlike other apps that tell you what's zapping your power, Normal — which launched on iOS last week, price 99 cents — uses crowdsourced data from other users to offer personalized advice and pinpoint the drainage culprits See also: Save Battery Life With These 7 Lite Versions of Your Favorite Apps Normal provides a basic analysis of which apps you should power down first. For example, it might suggest shutting down Facebook in order to gain three hours of battery life. The app comes from…
  • For $10, British Airways Lets You Hold Airfare for 72 Hours

    Jessica Plautz
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Finding a great flight price before you're ready to book can be frustrating — especially when the fare jumps before the next time you search. But more and more airlines are offering a solution, and British Airways and Iberia are the latest airlines to let travelers hold a fare for 72 hours with a small deposit. See also: Know Before You Go: All the Airline Fees by Carrier The hold option introduced Thursday is a joint project between British Airways and Iberia, allowing customers to reserve a ticket through their websites for up to 72 hours for a deposit of $10 If you book the ticket…
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    Fast Company

  • The Minnesota State Fair Menu Is Out Of Control

    KC Ifeanyi
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Intrepid critic @RickNelsonStrib is tweeting the bacon-wrapped, deep-fried highs and lows (likely while clutching his chest).Step right up to the artery-clogging goodness of state fair food, where anything and everything finds its way onto a stick and gets baptized in vat of hot grease--AMEN!Read Full Story
  • Instagram Adds Analytics Tools So Advertisers Can Track Their Campaigns

    Alice Truong
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    New tools will help marketers track the reach of their posts and determine the best times to share.Instagram said Thursday it will be rolling out new analytics tools for advertisers in the coming months.Read Full Story
  • R.I.P. Deborah Sussman, Who Made Graphic Design Larger Than Life

    Carey Dunne
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    The self-proclaimed "supergraphics" designer has died at age 83.Deborah Sussman, the designer best known for creating the environmental graphics of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. She was 83. The idea of supergraphics was not that it was just 'big' but that it was 'bigger' than the architecture.Read Full Story
  • Under The Hood Of Apple's New Health Care Framework

    Michael Grothaus
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    What does HealthKit actually do, anyway? This story contains interviews with Steve Kusmer, cofounder, Abvio; Jim Taschetta, CMO and head of retail sales at iHealth Lab; Jason Jacobs, cofounder of RunKeeper; and Omri Yoffe, CEO of LifeBEAM.Read Full Story
  • Tesla Update Could Let Owners Start Cars With Only An iPhone

    Alice Truong
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    A document reportedly detailing an upcoming firmware release suggests Tesla's iPhone app could start the Model S car.An upcoming firmware release to Tesla's Model S electric sedan could allow owners to start the car with an iPhone app.Read Full Story
 
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  • Good.co Wants To Put Employees In Good Company

    Catherine Shu
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:38 am
     Whether or not we like to admit it, our relationships with our colleagues are among the most significant in our lives. Dealing with their quirks (endearing or otherwise) can take up as much time as actually working. A startup called Good.co wants to make it easier for co-workers to get along by taking research from organizational psychology and distilling it into a series of… Read More
  • IPO-Bound E-Commerce Giant Rocket Internet Consolidates, Holtzbrink Takes 2.5% Stake

    Ingrid Lunden
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
     More shareholder activity over at Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based e-commerce incubator and investor that is widely expected to go public. Holtzbrinck Ventures, a firm that has been a longtime investor in Rocket Internet portfolio companies around the world, is exchanging the shares it has in those companies for a 2.5% share in Rocket Internet. No cash is changing hands here: this is a… Read More
  • Federal Court Shuts Down Aereo’s Attempt At A Comeback

    Cat Zakrzewski
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
     In an eleventh hour attempt to save its business following the Supreme Court’s ruling that it was illegal, Aereo changed its tune and claimed to be a cable provider in a court filing last month. But the Second Circuit Court Of Appeals isn’t hearing it. The Washington Post reported Thursday that the court denied the company’s request to reconsider the case, classifying… Read More
  • There Is One New Book On Amazon Every Five Minutes

    John Biggs
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
     In an interesting post, writer Claude Nougat estimated the total number of books on Amazon – about 3.4 million at last count (a number that could include apps as well) and then figured out how many books were added in a day. Nougat noticed that the number rose by 12 books in an hour, which suggests that one new book is added every five minutes. And, most likely, it’s probably an… Read More
  • Movie Theaters May Be Getting More Interactive, Thanks To Audience Entertainment’s SDK

    Anthony Ha
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:51 pm
     You may soon be doing more twisting, turning, and jumping around when you go to the movies, if startup Audience Entertainment succeeds in launching a new type of in-theater interactivity. The company’s technology basically allows audiences to play together, usually as part of an ad campaign. Imagine standing up with everyone else in the room, then waving your arms left and right in unison… Read More
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  • Tone deaf

    Seth Godin
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    Great marketers have empathy. They're able to imagine what it might be like to have a mustache or wear pantyhose. They work hard to imagine life in someone else's shoes. Bullies are tone deaf. They don't always set out to be brutal and selfish, but their near-total lack of empathy amplifies their self involvement. "What's it like to be you?" is an impossible question to answer. But people who aren't tone deaf manage to ask it.        
  • Totally and completely out of my control

    Seth Godin
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:58 am
    Gravity, for example. I can't do a thing about gravity. Even if I wanted to move to Jupiter or the moon for a change in gravity, it's inconceivable that I could. On the other hand, there are lots of things I can do to control my reaction to gravity. I can take Alexander classes or get in better shape. I can avoid situations where gravity makes me uncomfortable (the trapeze, for example). I can choose to not whine about gravity and its effects. There are countless forces in our lives that are out of our control. That doesn't mean we can't do anything about how they influence our work and our…
  • Squidthanks

    Seth Godin
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Nine years ago last month, a few of us sat down in my office and started working on Squidoo. Since then, there have been billions of visits to our site, and many of you have clicked, written, and contributed to what we've built. We've been able to pay people from around the world for great content and donate to dozens of charities. Thanks. Squidoo was launched before Pinterest, Twitter and Medium were the platforms of the day. It arrived just in time to remind people that in fact they could share what they cared about with people who were interested in hearing about it. Last week, we…
  • Slacktivism

    Seth Godin
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:08 am
    This is far from a new phenomenon. Hundreds of years ago there were holier-than-thou people standing in the village square, wringing their hands, ringing their bells and talking about how urgent a problem was. They did little more than wring their hands, even then. In our connected world, though, there are two sides to social media's power in spreading the word about a charitable cause. According to recent data about the ice bucket challenge making the rounds, more than 90% of the people mentioning it (posting themselves being doused or passing on the word) didn't make a donation to support…
  • Who named the colors?

    Seth Godin
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    We did. It's not a silly question. It has a lot to do with culture and crowds and the way we decide, as a group, what's right and what's not. A quick look at some colors confirms that there is no algorithm, no accepted pattern for color names. They range from short and obscure (puce) to long and obvious references, like cotton candy. No color has a name until a significant group accepts that name. You can start calling the sky, "gluten," but it's not going to be useful until others do as well. That's what mass, cultural-shifting marketing does. It creates an idea or a label or a habit…
 
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    WIRED

  • Facebook’s Plan to Make Apps Work Like Webpages Gathers Momentum

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Facebook says that hundreds of online companies have adopted its plan to let mobile apps operate more like the world wide web, seamlessly linking together in much the same way that pages do inside your web browser. According to Facebook’s Vijay Shankar, these companies have published over 3 billion “App Links” to the net, exposing […]
  • Motorized Roller Skates That Make 12 MPH Feel Absolutely Terrifying

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Here's the first thing I learned when riding a pair of RocketSkates: 12 mph might seem slow, but strap a pair of motorized roller skates to your feet and that speed becomes instantly terrifying.
  • American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    ATLANTA—Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol have recovered. The two American aid workers, who since early August had been receiving treatment for Ebola at Emory University Hospital, are being released—hospital officials in Atlanta cited multiple clean blood tests for both. Standing in front of a press conference this morning, Brantly simply said “I am thrilled to be […]
  • This Dating Site Is Teaching the Internet an Important Lesson About Anonymity

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Anonymity online is as precious as it is problematic. This company may have the solution.
  • Your Ultimate Guide to the Simpsons Mega-Marathon That Starts Today

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The marathon to end all marathons is upon us, but your DVR only has so much space. Thankfully we've devised this handy guide—based on IMDB user ratings, cult status, and recommendations from the show's staff—so you don't get buried.
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    @ProBlogger

  • How to Use Content Themes to Make Blogging a Snap

    Guest Blogger
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    This is a guest contribution from Sonja Jobson. This might sound familiar: you’re staring at a blank screen, panic slowly rising, headache setting in, mind blank. You’re due to publish a blog post but you have absolutely no idea what to write about. Again. The “writers block” cycle can put a serious cramp in your blogging style, but contrary to popular opinion, it’s not a mysterious ailment with no known cure. In most cases, writers block is a direct result of poor planning. This is good news, because it means that with correct planning, you can skip right over the blank screen and…
  • Why You Have a Better Chance of Landing a Guest Post Than You Think (and How to Do It)

    Guest Blogger
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Image via Flickr user Freddie Peña. This is a guest contribution from writer Ali Luke. Do you ever think about guest posting but worry you’re not ready? You probably already know that guest posting is one of the most effective ways to build relationships in the blogging world, get writing credits, and grow your audience …  … yet you might worry that no-one will take your posts, because you’re too new to blogging, your own audience is too small, or you’re not (yet) a great writer. Maybe you’ve heard bloggers say that they get dozens, even hundreds, of guest post pitches…
  • Stop Writing for Free and Launch Your Own Profitable Blog

    Guest Blogger
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    You’ve spent countless hours crafting article after article. Your articles have generated thousands of page views. You feel pretty successful in terms of exposure, but large media companies are not knocking down your door to hire you. That paying gig you have been dreaming of still seems just as far away as it always has. Your writing hasn’t earned you a dime, and your exposure hasn’t done anything but bring you momentary comfort. Sound familiar? There has been a long-raging debating about the merits of writing for free. Some have spoken out heavily in opposition of doing…
  • How to Make Friends and Influence People at the ProBlogger Event

    Guest Blogger
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    This is a guest contribution by blogger Johanna Castro. Day one of the ProBlogger conference dawns, and butterflies are probably winging around your stomach as if making a bid for freedom. For many of us this day has been eagerly anticipated for about 6 months, and it represents one of two days in which you’ll meet some of the biggest names in blogging: Presenters, bloggers, media celebrities and a heap of new friends. But first. You walk in, you register at the front desk, and then you face a sea of people. That sea of people seems to be undulating like a wave mingling effortlessly with…
  • How to Build a Blog Worth Monetizing

    Darren Rowse
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    Earlier in the week I co-hosted the popular #BlogChat Twitter chat. The topic was ‘How to Build a Blog Worth Monetizing’ – a massive topic. The hour-long Twitter chat was one of the fastest moving Twitter chats I’ve been involved in (and the biggest BlogChat ever according to it’s founder Mack Collier). We covered heaps of ground but I thought I’d pull out some of my most RT’d and commented upon tweets from the hour here as a blog post. I hope you find these helpful! Foundational Advice I was asked to prepare some advice for those about to start a…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • The Serenity Home Screen

    Eric Ravenscraft
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Android: With so many notifications and alerts coming through our phones, we could all use some peace and quiet. This design from My Color Screen user 21Marco12 calms things down a bit.Read more...
  • Make Your Windows Type Cursor More Visible by Increasing Its Thickness

    Patrick Allan
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you ever find yourself squinting at your screen, searching for your typing cursor, you might want to increase it's thickness. Here's how you can make that famous blinking line a little easier to see in Windows.Read more...
  • Save Money on Wine at a Restaurant by Ordering from the Bin End List

    Patrick Allan
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    If you're out for dinner at a fancy restaurant, but you still want to try to save a few dollars, ask for the restaurant's bin end list. The bottles on that list will be a lot cheaper because the restaurant is trying to unload their inventory.Read more...
  • Deadspin John Calipari Called Into Mike Francesa's Show To Yell At Him | Gizmodo Stop Refrigerating

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Deadspin John Calipari Called Into Mike Francesa's Show To Yell At Him | Gizmodo Stop Refrigerating Your Butter | Jalopnik The Top Ten Driving Test Horror Stories Ever | Kotaku Meet The People Who Are Pokémon Gym Leaders In Real Life | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
  • Dress Kids in Bright Matching Colors to Avoid Losing Them in a Crowd

    Melanie Pinola
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    If you're heading somewhere very crowded (like Disneyland) and you'd rather not lose your children there, highly visible clothing colors might help.Read more...
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  • Apple in Talks With Insurance Companies Over HealthKit Partnership

    Juli Clover
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    In addition to seeking partnerships with several different hospitals and health institutions for its HealthKit initiative, Apple is also speaking with major U.S. insurance companies like UnitedHealth and Humana. In a report on rising medical costs and partnerships between insurance providers, corporate employers, and fitness device makers, Bloomberg suggests that Apple has spoken with insurance companies about HealthKit, but no specifics on the conversation were provided. The focus of the piece, highlighting the insurance perks that companies can offer to employees with healthy habits,…
  • Apple Job Postings Point Towards Continued Work on Voice Over LTE

    Juli Clover
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Several new job listings suggest Apple is continuing to work on building support for Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) into its line of mobile devices. VoLTE is designed to allow carriers to send voice calls over LTE networks, right alongside data. On the consumer end, this results in higher quality voice calls and faster call connection times. Subscribers on CDMA networks (Sprint and Verizon) will further benefit from VoLTE, as it allows the simultaneous use of data and voice, something that's not currently possible. First discovered by LightReading (via Gigaom) job openings at Apple include Cellular…
  • Apple Releases Second OS X Yosemite Public Beta, iTunes 12 Update

    Juli Clover
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Apple today released the second Yosemite public beta for beta testers, following the release of the sixth Developer Preview earlier this week. Apple has also released a new version of iTunes 12 for Yosemite. The software update, build 14A329r, can be downloaded through the software update function of the Mac App Store. It's likely the new public beta bundles the content introduced in the last several developer updates, including multiple design changes added with DP 6. The last beta included new wallpapers, a new System Preferences design, a translucent dashboard, several icon updates, and…
  • Lawyers Researching Possible Class Action Lawsuit Over 2011 MacBook Pro Graphics Issues

    Eric Slivka
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    Back in January, we profiled growing concerns from owners of 2011 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models over failing graphics chips and system crashes. While Apple has assisted some customers with logic board replacements, the issues have been known to reoccur after servicing and some users have been faced with expensive repair bills to address the problem. With a Facebook group exceeding 2,200 members and a change.org petition requesting a more substantial response from Apple having surpassed 10,000 signatures, the issue appears to be a fairly widespread one, and now lawyers are getting…
  • Apple Reveals Furthers Details on Reversible USB Cable With Flexible Internal Connector

    Kelly Hodgkins
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published another Apple patent application that describes a reversible USB connector with a "double orientation design." (Via AppleInsider) Today's patent application, filed in February and titled "Reversible USB Connector with Compliant Member to Spread Stress and Increase Contact Normal Force," differs slightly from a separate application made a few weeks earlier by highlighting a key design detail that adds flexibility to the USB connector contacts. According to the patent description, the USB connector would feature a flexible tongue allowing it…
 
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  • How Can I Focus Better?

    Chris Brogan
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The strangest of moments can bring you insights. I’ll tell you that for sure. Do you see the picture that accompanies this post? That was moments after winning a silly competition where I had to use a piece of uncooked spaghetti to spear six ziti noodles without using any hands. How did I accomplish this faster than my competitors? Well, that’s where the insight came in. How Can I Focus Better? In that moment, my brain-chatter was intense: “I don’t want to be here. Why did I say yes to this? This is stupid? I’m going to LOOK stupid. Wow, I’m very shaky. My…
  • How Do You Grow Your Business?

    Chris Brogan
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:56 pm
    What we do mostly at Owner Media Group is provide solutions and guidance to help people grow their business in some form or fashion. Its a mix of professional, personal, and business development all mooshed together nicely into one package. When I ask people what kind of help they need, however, it’s interesting to hear where everyone is along the path. The solutions we’ve created, as it turns out, help out along a particular curve that wasn’t immediately obvious when we started. How Do You Grow Your Business? – Starting Out Before I get started, if you want our super…
  • You’re Not Freaky Enough

    Chris Brogan
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    Jacq was watching a rerun of Shark Tank last night with her mom and she came across Steve Gadling, who pitched his business to the Shark Tank. What was he doing? Drawing cats. Not very well, mind you. And just with paper and a Sharpie. And he wanted ten thousand dollars. Part of his pitch was a little dance, and a “song.” Watch this video: Can’t see the video? Click HereContinue Reading
  • How Do I Reach My Audience?

    Chris Brogan
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    People ask me that often. “How do I reach my audience?” First, I tell them gently, it’s not your audience. Second, I tell them that reach is only part of it. Once they’ve seen you, they have to care enough that they’ll take a next step. From there, it only gets more difficult. But that’s okay. Challenge is good. Let me give you some thoughts. Before You Try to “Reach Your Audience” Let’s convert that to “reach out to people who might care” or just “reach out.” But before you want to do that, you’ll want your…
  • Is It Really So Weird That I Want to Tackle the Obesity Epidemic?

    Chris Brogan
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    I’ve been working to support a 90 Day Health Challenge that works at two purposes: to help YOU deal with losing weight and at the same time, help kids battle obesity. Some people have asked me what THAT’s all about. Let me tell you! MOST Everyone We Know Needs To Get Healthier Continue Reading
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    Copyblogger

  • 4 Simple Steps to Writing a Blog Post That Floods Your Inbox with Inquiries

    Henneke
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Are your blog posts helping you win clients? Blogging helps boost your authority, drive relevant traffic, and generate leads. But are your blog posts working for your business? Although business blogging is a longterm strategy, you can employ a few smart tactics to one single post in order to generate meaningful leads. Not just one lead. But a handful or more of quality leads. In this post, I’ll show you exactly how I stumbled upon this four-step formula, and how you can apply this method to your business. Ready to start winning new clients? Step 1: Forget about generating leads Running a…
  • 3 Lessons Learned From a Titan of Copywriting

    Brian Kurtz
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I was on the phone earlier this week with copywriting legend John Carlton and we were ranting about all sorts of topics. (You know, like you do when you’re on the phone with John Carlton.) He made the observation that the next “big thing” in marketing may not be in the areas of whiz-bang technology, but rather in the blocking and tackling techniques of adept career direct marketers.

 That’s not to say that technology won’t continue to move at the speed of light. But certain methods just don’t change. Great writing still rules. As they say here at…
  • New Book Excerpt: Keep It Simple, But Not Simplistic

    Ann Handley
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The following is an excerpt from Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content, coming this fall from Ann Handley and Wiley Publishing. More about Ann’s new book and some sweet free prizes below. Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple. ~ Woody Guthrie Business, like life, can be complicated. Products can be intricate and concepts may seem impenetrable. But good content deconstructs the complex to make it easily understood. It sheds the corporate Frankenspeak. It conveys ideas in concise, economic, human, and accessible terms.
  • A Complete Guide to Crawling Inside Your Customer’s Head With Empathy Maps

    Demian Farnworth
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Jack Ungulate is a strange bird. When he drinks beer, he licks his index and middle finger, swipes the bottle opening, and then pauses, with the bottle raised to his mouth, before turning it upside down. Each time, every time. He also has a routine with his steel-toe boots. The left one must go on first, then the right. But he takes them off in reverse. And then there’s his ritual when buying large ticket items like a car: he sends his wife to the lot while he sits in the garage, waiting for her to call. When people talk to him about saving for his children’s college fund, he…
  • 3 Invisible Elements Your Sales Page Needs to Convert (One is Truly Unique)

    Sean D'Souza
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Most people think music is about the notes. But think about the silence between the notes for a second. Doesn’t the absence of sound complete the composition? Without the silence, you only hear dozens of notes jostling madly into each other, causing a cacophony. Copywriting is a bit like writing a concerto. You may believe that copywriting is only about words. If so, you are forgetting about critical, invisible elements that affect whether or not you make a sale. Most readers skim madly through a sales page. They read the headline, a bit of the first paragraph, and then continue down…
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    Macworld

  • Putting Vine's new importing and editing tools to the test

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Vine just made it easier to create six-second masterpieces. We go hands on with the video-sharing app's biggest update yet.
  • Hands-on with Swing Copters, the Flappy Bird creator's vertical (and very frustrating) new game

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    Is it another smash hit, or does this one-tap successor crash and burn?
  • Shadowgate review: This castle still wants to kill you, 25 years later

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    "You have chosen poorly, young Jair," says the screen, flashing an image of grinning Death. I hate him. I hate his bony little skeleton face so much. I've seen it at least ten times in the last hour and a half, each time listening to his snide comment about my demise.I've been burned to a crisp by a dragon. I've been shot by an arrow from the dark. I've had a rickety wooden bridge burned from under me. Even nonlethal occurrences might as well be—I've heard the screams of a banshee and come under a curse, I've seen an enormous spider frozen to the ceiling, I've gazed upon the face of a…
  • New browser extension warns you when articles are paid for by advertisers

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Native advertising and sponsored content is a big trend at news sites these days. A new browser extension helps let you know when what you're reading is not editorial content.
  • The Week in iOS Apps: Thanks, Hanks

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Thanks, HanksThis week, America’s Greatest Living Actor introduces a new app that will make your iPad seem a little more old-fashioned. Plus we have apps for style, food, entertainment, and more.FoliaThis free iPad app is made for writing and creating, and to connect your words to ideas that support them: The “authoring tool” lets you link to other webpages, yes, but also to other documents—in any number of file formats—and even annotate the documents to which you’re linking. The result? Documents that convey “richer connections” than the same old hyperlinks you’re used to.
 
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    ReadWrite

  • What The Tweet? Your Illustrated Guide To New Twitter Jargon

    Selena Larson
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Twitter has a problem: New users just don't know how to use it. To help newbies sign up and start tweeting, the company has made a number of recent changes. Redesigned profiles, a giant World Cup marketing push, and rejiggering the Home timeline are just part of Twitter's many attempts to make it friendlier for first-time users.The problem: It's not just Twitter's design or interface that makes it an intimidating service for the average Internet user. It's, well, Twitter users themselves. Habitual Twitter users like me have a habit of tossing out terms and references that are utterly…
  • Baby, You Can Crash My Simulated Car

    Matt Asay
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Sure, some day Google may well drive us around. But today we drive ourselves, assisted by roughly 60 to 100 sensors per car, a number expected to mushroom to 200 per car by 2020, or 22 billion in-vehicle sensors worldwide. While all this data has the potential to become a privacy nightmare, it also presents a quandary for developers. Our cars are already eminently hackable in the worst sense of that word, as researchers at Black Hat recently presented. But they're also hackable in the positive sense, as Carvoyant, a Florida-based startup aims to show. See also: Volkswagen: "The Car…
  • Why FitStar Decided Its Workout Algorithm Needed To Shape Up

    Owen Thomas
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series in which ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.If Dave Grijalva were a drug dealer, I'd say he's getting high on his own supply.In fact, Grijalva is the CTO and cofounder of FitStar, a San Francisco-based fitness-app developer. Take one look at this tall, buff, bearded dude, and it's pretty clear he's partaking in the merchandise—the do-anywhere bodyweight workouts generated by FitStar Personal Trainer. In the past year, I've watched Grijalva go from your stereotypical doughy programmer—he used to develop video games—to a…
  • Guess Who’s Bringing Gigabit Broadband To Google’s Backyard?

    Adriana Lee
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    It’s rather ironic that, apart from a small Stanford neighborhood, Google’s own home region can't take advantage of the company’s super high-speed Google Fiber Internet access. No matter. AT&T is stepping in to fill the gap.See also: The Genius Of Google FiberThe carrier announced Wednesday that it would bring its U-verse GigaPower gigabit broadband service to the Silicon Valley area. Google's home base of Mountain View, Calif., won't benefit from this, though. Instead, AT&T picked Cupertino, home to Google's chief rival these days—Apple. Cupertino Gets More Fiber In…
  • Flipboard's Mike McCue On The Future Of Media: The Complete Interview

    Owen Thomas
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    On August 13, I sat down with Flipboard CEO Mike McCue to talk about the future of media at our latest ReadWriteMix event. I didn't expect us to dive right into media's past. McCue told me he drew inspiration from figures like Clay Felker, the founder of New York magazine, who, McCue recalled, called the publications "tribal organizing documents."McCue and I are both veterans of the early Web. In the '90s, he worked at Netscape, the browser maker which served as a printing press for so many early Web publishers, while I worked as a webmaster and online reporter for some of the first…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • What 22 Billion Newsletters Tell Us About Designing For Mobile Email

    Ros Hodgekiss
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Do you know which platforms and email clients to focus on when creating an email newsletter for yourself or a client? Using the data from over 22 billion email subscribers, we determined what designers should prioritize, both this year and beyond. In this article, we’ll interpret the numbers from our “Email Marketing Trends401” report to help designers like you make informed decisions about what works and what doesn’t in email newsletters. Here are some of the things we’ll cover: Which email clients and platforms should we be supporting now? Does responsive design matter for email…
  • Off To The Races: Getting Started With Design Sprints

    Alok Jain
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    Many modern software development best practices draw on influences from the industrial era and concepts like specialization, where individuals with specialized skills worked in an assembly line to mass-produce physical products. These practices from the world of manufacturing have come to influence how things are done when designing and building software products as well. Lean thinking is one of the latest approaches software development companies have adopted to maximize value and reduce wasted effort and resources. It does so by breaking down an objective into a series of experiments. Each…
  • Tips For Mastering A Programming Language Using Spaced Repetition

    Mattan Griffel
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    Since first hearing of spaced repetition a few years back, I’ve used it for a wide range of things, from learning people’s names to memorizing poetry to increasing my retention of books. Today, I’ll share best practices that I’ve discovered from using spaced repetition to learn and master a programming language. Some great articles on this topic are already out there, including “Memorizing a Programming Language Using Spaced Repetition Software1” by Derek Sivers and “Janki Method2” by Jack Kinsella. But because you’re busy, I’ll quickly summarize some of the best practices…
  • The Current State Of E-Commerce Search

    Christian Holst
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    When e-commerce search works, it’s fast, convenient and efficient. It’s no wonder that so many users prefer searching over clicking categories. Unfortunately, our recent large-scale usability study and top-50 benchmark of e-commerce search finds that search often doesn’t work very well. On-site search is a key component of almost any e-commerce website. That’s why we at Baymard Institute have invested months conducting a large-scale usability study, testing the e-commerce search experience of 19 major e-commerce websites with real-world end users. We’ve boiled our findings down to…
  • How To Plan And Run A Great Conference Experience

    Zach Inglis
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:51 am
    Our industry is a great one. It’s filled with a lot of awesome people building a lot of inspiring things and constantly seeking out ways to express just how much they love doing so. We’ve had blogs and podcasts, and right now hosting conferences is the big thing. Ever more people are organizing conferences, arranging meetups and creating memorable experiences. It’s fantastic to see. Nothing compares to a good conference: the atmosphere of being immersed in a crowd of people who share the same passion as you, the lessons you learn and advice you take in, and the friends you get to meet…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Calif. patient tests negative for Ebola

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:41 am
    A patient isolated in a California hospital after possible Ebola exposure does not have the virus, testing revealed.
  • The countess who killed for beauty

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:34 am
    With a ruined centuries-old castle looming up on the hill above, the Slovakian village of Cachtice could easily take a starring role in a Gothic horror film.
  • Kids tap potential through boatbuilding

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    It started with a challenge Adam Green accepted almost 20 years ago.
  • Hagel: 'Get ready'

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:25 am
    Pentagon boss Chuck Hagel says ISIS is "beyond just a terrorist group," and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs suggests the U.S. could expand its offensive against ISIS.
  • What it will take

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:11 am
    "We need long-term to take out ISIS' leadership, to degrade their operational capabilities, to cut off their financing sources, to go after them in a comprehensive way to cut off their ability to do the things we've seen them do."
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • OK, Are You Ready for a Really Cool Contest?

    Scott Kelby
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It’s called “Expose Yourself With Scott Kelby” (I didn’t name it. I would have named it “Get nudie-nude naked and naughty with DJ Scott-Scotty K and the fully clothed nudists” but they voted it down).Anyway, if you are picked as the winner, you win a Sony RX-100 Camera, so if you can get past the whole thing of having nothing on, this is awesome.The contest is for photographers who want to share what they’ve learned with other photographer through a blog post, article, photo submission, etc. on InMyBag.net —-(in their words: “InMyBag.net…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Free Expo Pass for Photoshop World Las Vegas If you can’t attend the full three-day training conference, you can still take part in the Free Expo that’s headed for Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. Check out the show floor, packed with free classes, product demos, and exclusive show specials from the hottest names in the industry. The Expo hits Vegas September 3-5 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Register now for your free pass! Photographing Motion Indoors with Joe McNally This class is all about different ways of capturing motion with a still camera in an indoor…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jason Groupp!

    Brad Moore
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Photos by Peter HurleyHowdy folks! I hope you’re having a great summer! Here in NYC I feel like we’ve had a bit more rain than in the past, but all in all it’s been a very pleasant season, albeit a fast one! I feel like we were just celebrating Memorial Day, and now I’m suddenly busy preparing for Photoshop World in just a few weeks! Yikes! If you come see me speak, I promise to fill your head with loads of information about OCF (Off Camera Flash) geekiness, but today I’m going to talk to you about that moving target we call the work/life balance. So if you’re here today to learn…
  • Why Isn’t There a Photo Walk In My City?

    Scott Kelby
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Here’s our “Week One” update (the official launch was just one week ago):So far we have 564 walks already planned all around the world. (you can see some of the cities that created walks just this weekend, listed above). What an amazing start!!! Also, a big high-five to everyone who has been kicking in the requested $1 donation to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. They’ve never needed your help more, and we’re indebted to you for helping (especially to those who have kicked in $50 to make sure everyone in your local walk was covered — how cool is…
  • How Photographers Can Turn Their DSLR Videos Clips Into Movies in Just 5 Minutes (using, believe it not, just Photoshop)

    Scott Kelby
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    This is a short clip from an episode of “The Grid” (hosted by RC and me) that has gotten a ton of buzz, mostly because so many Photoshop users had no idea that Photoshop could even do this (I think it’s the best-kept secret in Photoshop).We start a five minute timer, and even with me messing up the first step and literally having to close and restart Photoshop and start over, we still comfortably got all seven steps completed in five minutes. You’ll be stunned at how easy this is, because we’re using a photography application that lets us create video, instead…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Getting Started Guide to Macro or Close-Up Photography

    Barry J Brady
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Close-up photos of flowers can make for interesting colours and shapes There is something magical about seeing a subject up close and personal. This opens up a whole new world of options for you as a photographer. Close-up photography, or macro photography, can be a very rewarding form of photographic expression. The great thing about it is that you can do this from your basement at home, if necessary. Of course you can, and should, go outdoors too and setup shots in a forest or at the sea, but you can also setup shots of everyday subjects and shoot them up close. Think of an old watch, a…
  • 20 More Photography Tips Every Travel Photographer Must Know

    Oded Wagenstein
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Pick up Oded’s new SnapnGuide (a dPS sister company) Snapn Travel here for only $7, a lifetime of travel memories in a snap. Traveling is fun and rewarding, but sharing memories of your journeys with friends, family, and the world through your own beautiful images can be even better. Georgia (the country) Here are 20 more tips for great travel photography: (You can read Part One 20 Photography Tips Every Travel Photographer Must Know here) Before you go: 1. Make the visual decisions For most of us, deciding where and when to go is based on many decisions, not necessarily related to…
  • How to Fix Chromatic Aberration in Lightroom 5

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Chromatic aberration is a phenomenon caused by distortion of the lens. Basically, it is a failure of the lens to focus all the colors to the same convergence point. The effect can be generally seen in dark edges adjacent to bright areas of an image; it looks like an out-of-focus ghost of magenta or purple color. In photography this is also called “purple fringing”. The quality of the optic plays an important role here, as not all lenses will produce the same effect. This problem tends to manifest much more in zoom lenses with variable aperture. However, no lens is exempt from…
  • Tips for Taking Great Portraits in 10 Minutes or Less

    Melinda Smith
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Yes, you read that right. 10 minutes tops (not counting editing time), and you could have a set of photos worthy to hang on the wall. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not telling you that every session should be that speedy, but sometimes that’s all the time you have. Maybe you’re dealing with some kids that aren’t too happy about being there, and 10 minutes is all they’re going to give you before the meltdown. Maybe you’ve got awful weather, and you’ve got 10 minutes before the tornado hits. Maybe you decide 10 minutes before the sun goes down that…
  • Review of The Promote Control for Time Lapse and Focus Stacking

    Gavin Hardcastle
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Want to take super sharp “focus stacked” photographs that boast corner to corner sharpness with perfect focus? Want to shoot spectacular ‘holy grail’ time lapse sequences that capture the change from day to night? How about advanced bracketing for HDR shooting? Do you fancy getting shots like this? The Promote Control from Promote Systems delivers very precise control over DSLR cameras to open up new creative possibilities. Here’s a list of things that the Promote Control can do: Hyperfocal Distance Calculator Remote Shutter (One Shot) Time Lapse Intervalometer…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Where To? [iPhone; Now...
  • Pic Navi shows you the 'when' and 'where' of your iPhone photos

    Mel Martin
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Your iPhone tags photos with all sorts of information: your location, the time and date the photo was taken, even exposure information. This tagging function can be turned on or off under Privacy > Location Services in your iPhone settings....
  • It is time to bug the aliens in Bugs vs. Aliens

    Jessica Buchanan
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Bugs vs. Aliens is a quirky endless runner where you play as a leader bug tasked with saving other bugs and attacking aliens while avoiding perilous traps. You can also pick up coins to buy boosters that help you get further in the level faster or...
  • Divoom Voombox Ongo: Rugged and bike-friendly Bluetooth speaker

    Steven Sande
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Divoom is getting a name for itself for making inexpensive Bluetooth speakers. While the company is probably best known for the little Bluetune Bean and Solo speakers, they've just come out with a new speaker that adds weather resistance, long...
  • The adorable MacBook bear

    Mike Wehner
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    I'm enormously jealous of the bear on the right. Not because he's adorable, leads a carefree life, and has a friend he surfs the internet with -- no, that's all fine. I'm jealous of him because he has a black MacBook, and I don't. [Photo credit:...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Monkey photo copyright in question as Wikipedia denies photographer's takedown request

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Update: A report issued by the US Copyright Office takes Wikimedia's side in a debate between a nature photographer and the organization. According to the report, the 'selfie' captured by a black crested macaque on David Slater's camera cannot by copyrighted since it was created by an animal. On a trip to Indonesia in 2011, Slater, a nature photographer was photographing the monkey when it grabbed his camera and proceeded to take hundreds of pictures of itself. Wikimedia defended a decision to keep the image in its database when Slater cried foul. Read more
  • Where's the red dot? Leica releases new M-P Digital rangefinder

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    Under the slogan 'Perfect understatement' Leica has quietly released a new M-series rangefinder, the M-P Digital (240). Featuring a full-frame 24MP CMOS sensor and 2GB of built-in RAM, Leica claims that the new M-P digital is 'twice as fast' as the standard M (Typ 240). The original Leica MP (no hypen) announced in 2003, took the film M-series back to its 1950s roots by featuring unflashy ergonomics inspired by the M3. The new model updates the same approach, omitting the iconic Leica red dot. Click through for more details.
  • Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Film industry accessory manufacturer Cinoflex was recently tasked with rigging up a new Sony a7S mirrorless camera for use on a Chevrolet commercial. After some testing, the Cinoflex Type SA7S Camera System was created to allow the filmmakers to attach the necessary range of auxiliary equipment needed on a high budget commercial shoot. Read more
  • 'Cities at Night' project puts citizens to work identifying images of Earth

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Got a few minutes to spare? You've got enough time on your hands to help a group of researchers tackle a massive problem. Cities at Night is a project aiming to recruit help from ordinary citizens in classifying images of Earth at night taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. An effort of Universidad Complutense de Madrid staff and students, their main goal is to better understand and reduce light pollution. See how you can help
  • Lensbaby announces availability of LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for mobile and Sweet 50 optic

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Lensbaby has announced that its LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for mobile devices is available immediately through its online store and retailers worldwide. The LM-10 concept was unveiled back in April with a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than twice the amount needed to see the lens go into production. Alongside the LM-10, Lensbaby has also announced the Sweet 50 optic. The Sweet 50, a selective-focus 50mm lens, works with Lensbaby's Optic Swap System and is also available now. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • The Top 5 Ways I Use My Wacom Tablet with Lightroom

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

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

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

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Last week, over at Kelby One, we did a free webcast for Photoshop World coming up in just over a month. We had videos and tutorials from lots of various Photoshop World instructors, and I jumped in to do a some quick Lightroom tips as well as a tutorial on replacing a not-so-great sky in landscape photos. Replacing the sky is one of those questions I hear about a lot. I’ll tell you up front, that in order for it to work, you need similar conditions. For example, if you take an image from a blah cloudy day, and try to replace it with a sky from a bright sunny or colorful sunset, then…
  • Lightroom Plug-In: If You’re Looking For Film Effects, Check Out Alien Skin Exposure 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    Hey everyone. I keep getting asked about all of the Lightroom plug-ins out there, which is why (a while back) I created a plug-in category here on the site. One of the big areas I hear a lot about is film effects. Lately it seems that film effects have taken over the post-processing world. Look at the popularity of the VSCO Film presets for Lightroom (and many others that do something similar). Just about every photo app on the iPhone does ‘em too. Now, I do think the overall community out there wants to do most of their work in Lightroom which is why presets are popular. But when it…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • GT Advanced Reportedly Producing Between 1.3 and 2.2 Million Sapphire Displays for 5.5-Inch iPhone 6

    Richard Padilla
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    Apple partner and sapphire glass manufacturer GT Advanced is estimated to produce anywhere from 1.35 to 2.25 million sapphire covers for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 by the end of 2014, according to a report from Digitimes Research. GTAT started sapphire production in August 2014 and expects revenue contributions from sapphire to begin in the fourth quarter, and Apple's fourth down payment is due in October 2014, these conditions signal that GTAT's sapphire production will not reach a large scale by the end of 2014, Digitimes Research indicated. However, GTAT is likely to ship sapphire at a large…
  • Walmart Dropping Price of iPhone 5c to $0.97, iPhone 5s to $79 for 90-Day Period

    Richard Padilla
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Walmart will begin offering the 16 GB iPhone 5c for $0.97 with a two-year contract during the next 90 days, reports Engadget. The move by the retailer follows a permanent discount of the 16GB iPhone 5c to $29 in June, as Walmart will offer the special pricing to customers on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and US Cellular. The company is also dropping the on-contract price of the 16GB iPhone 5s to $79, down from $99. It is likely that these new price drops are being done to get rid of existing inventory before the introduction of the iPhone 6, which will be unveiled on September 9 and…
  • Best Buy Offers One-Day $75 Discount on All iPad Air Models

    Juli Clover
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Best Buy is running a one-day sale on all of its iPad Air models, discounting the prices by $75 across the board. With the discount, the price on the entry-level 16 GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air is $424.99, down from $499, while the price on the entry-level 16 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Air drops down from $629 to $554.99. While these aren't the lowest prices that we've ever seen on Apple's iPad Air models, they are the most significant discount that's been offered in the past few months. Best Buy also offers $50 off all iPad models through its educational site, which means…
  • Yosemite National Park and Wellington, New Zealand Added to Apple Maps Flyover Feature

    Juli Clover
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Apple has added two new locations to its Maps Flyover feature in iOS, including Yosemite National Park in California and Wellington, New Zealand. The new additions to Flyover allow users to take a close 3D look at the areas, zooming in on important buildings and landmarks. Flyover data for Yosemite National Park comes as Apple prepares to launch OS X Yosemite, the newest version of its Mac operating system. As of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Apple began naming its operating system updates after major California landmarks and with OS X Yosemite set to be released to the public later this year, it…
  • Supply Chain Indicates LG Display Will Be Primary iPhone 6 Display Supplier

    Kelly Hodgkins
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    According to supply chain sources, LG Display will be the largest supplier of display panels for Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 handset. As relayed by G 4 Games, the Korean company allegedly beat out rivals Samsung, Sharp, and Japan Display to earn the top supplier spot. A March report had claimed Apple was working with LG, Japan Display, and Sharp on the panels, but a May follow-up indicated Sharp had been dropped over quality issues as Apple turned to Taiwanese company Innolux to fill out its display supplier group. The original Feng.com report does not provide details on the number of panels…
 
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    CNN Travel

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

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

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

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

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

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