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  • Woman runs around pulling down men’s shorts [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    23 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    You'll be happy that the quality of this video is extremely poor, because sometimes this lady does a fantastic job of pulling down these player's shorts. So good, in fact, that she sometimes gets underwear, too. The post Woman runs around pulling down men’s shorts [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Bethenny Frankel will get you tipsy with hashtag-inspired cocktails

    Mashable
    Samantha Murphy Kelly
    23 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    While cocktails including the margarita and martini have been around for decades, there's nothing like putting a modern twist on the classics. Leave it to reality star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel to liven things up with a little spice and sass. We're talking hashtag-inspired drinks, such as the #Blessed Bellini and #IWokeUpLikeThis Sexy Russian. See also: Reality star Bethenny Frankel tells woman it's okay to cry in business Sure, Frankel built her Skinnygirl empire of cocktails and snacks on the success of a signature drink — the low-calorie Skinnygirl margarita — but she…
  • Snapchat Is Hiring Journalists To Cover The 2016 Election

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

    TechCrunch
    Jordan Crook
    23 May 2015 | 8:41 am
     Just in time for the hustle-and-bustle of Memorial Day Weekend, Google has added traffic alerts to Google Maps. Google has shown traffic conditions for a while now, but this update actually brings with it explanations as to why various routes will be faster, alerts for a blockage or traffic jam up ahead, and of course, alternate routes to each destination. If/When a traffic jam pops up… Read More
  • But do you want to get better?

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    23 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    It seems like a stupid question. Of course we want our organization, our work and our health to improve. But often, we don't. Better means change and change means risk and risk means fear. So the organization is filled with people who have been punished when they try to make things better, because the boss is afraid. And so the patient gets the prescription but doesn't actually take all the meds. And the bureaucrat feigns helplessness because it's easier to shrug than it is to care. There are countless ways to listen, to engage with users, to learn and to improve, but before you or your…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Woman runs around pulling down men’s shorts [video]

    Josh Urich
    23 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    You'll be happy that the quality of this video is extremely poor, because sometimes this lady does a fantastic job of pulling down these player's shorts. So good, in fact, that she sometimes gets underwear, too. The post Woman runs around pulling down men’s shorts [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Look smarter by ditching these 15 words

    Kate Rinsema
    22 May 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Who wants to look more intelligent? The post Look smarter by ditching these 15 words appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Deaf Russian dancer’s hypnotizing finger tutting routine [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    22 May 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Being deaf doesn't affect the beauty of Russian dancer Andrei Dragunov's moves, whether they're performed with his feet or his hands. The post Deaf Russian dancer’s hypnotizing finger tutting routine [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Cat pranks dog [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    George the Cat is one sneaky feline. He set up his canine companion with a ridiculously elaborate prank. The poor pug didn't see it coming. The post Cat pranks dog [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 game-changing assassinations [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    22 May 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Think one life doesn’t make a difference? Even if you’re not a President or making headlines doesn’t mean the good you do can’t impact a tremendous number of people. Though we don’t have the perspective a parallel universe would provide, this video of ten assassinations that changed the course of history will leave you wondering … The post 10 game-changing assassinations [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Bethenny Frankel will get you tipsy with hashtag-inspired cocktails

    Samantha Murphy Kelly
    23 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    While cocktails including the margarita and martini have been around for decades, there's nothing like putting a modern twist on the classics. Leave it to reality star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel to liven things up with a little spice and sass. We're talking hashtag-inspired drinks, such as the #Blessed Bellini and #IWokeUpLikeThis Sexy Russian. See also: Reality star Bethenny Frankel tells woman it's okay to cry in business Sure, Frankel built her Skinnygirl empire of cocktails and snacks on the success of a signature drink — the low-calorie Skinnygirl margarita — but she…
  • Humans' heartbreaking effects on our beautiful planet

    Elizabeth Pierson
    23 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Our home planet is under extreme stress. It's sad that phrases like this have become cliche, because the stakes now are higher than ever Humans are harming this beautiful planet in more ways than we know. In Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER), more than 170 photos paint a picture of a landscape so depressing, it might just encourage some attention and change. Photos depict every aspect of human impacts on the Earth, from overcrowded megacities to oil spills to devastating deforestation. "We have passed a crucial tipping point," the book says. "Our quest for greater and greater…
  • U.S. Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension

    The Associated Press
    23 May 2015 | 7:43 am
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act. The main stumbling block was a House-passed provision to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. Instead, the records would remain with telephone companies subject to a case-by-case review. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., favored retaining the program, but fellow Kentuckian Rand Paul, a Republican presidential…
  • NBD: Just an insane jet engine strapped to a 1929 replica biplane

    Lance Ulanoff
    23 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    Acrobatics pilot Jeff Boerboon is gracefully pivoting in front of me as he raises his hands over his head. Then he arches his body sideways and turns both hands, palms out to the left, like Superman executing an in-air maneuver. Boerboon is, in fact, performing an intricate dance, one that could be replicated hundreds of feet in the air as he pilots the one-of-a-kind Screamin’ Sasquatch Waco biplane, a classic–looking airplane with the unique distinction of having a Learjet engine strapped to its belly. Jeff and the Jack Link's flying team (yes, that Jack Link's of the always…
  • How to survive in Destiny's tough new 'Prison of Elders' mode

    Adam Rosenberg
    23 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    Can you escape the Prison? Probably not, if you're reading this. Destiny's Prison of Elders, one of the new endgame modes added with the release of House of Wolves, aims to provide a level of challenge that's on par with the Vault of Glass and Crota's End raids. Developer Bungie took a break from raids in Wolves, but Prison of Elders' five-round gauntlet has already proven itself to be a worthy replacement. It's the gateway separating players from some of Destiny's most powerful gear right now. If you're invested, you have to play it. See also: 7 essential tips to get you…
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    Fast Company

  • Snapchat Is Hiring Journalists To Cover The 2016 Election

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

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

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

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

    Nicole LaPorte
    22 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    With Netflix Recommended TVs, the streaming company is helping manufacturers make their products as easy to use as, well, Netflix.Brady Gunderson, a director of product development at Netflix, calls 2015 "the year smart TVs got smart."Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Google Adds Traffic Alerts To Maps

    Jordan Crook
    23 May 2015 | 8:41 am
     Just in time for the hustle-and-bustle of Memorial Day Weekend, Google has added traffic alerts to Google Maps. Google has shown traffic conditions for a while now, but this update actually brings with it explanations as to why various routes will be faster, alerts for a blockage or traffic jam up ahead, and of course, alternate routes to each destination. If/When a traffic jam pops up… Read More
  • What The U.S. Can Learn About Financial Inclusion From The Developing World

    Matt Homer
    23 May 2015 | 8:00 am
     Financial inclusion — expanding access to financial services to those on the margins — is often advocated as a priority for the developing world. And rightly so: It can increase economic security for the people who need it most and promote economic development where those people live. Read More
  • The Bitcoin Blocksize Blackjack Mining Blues

    Jon Evans
    23 May 2015 | 6:00 am
     Bitcoin: it’s at a crucially important crossroads; it’s approaching a crisis that threatens its very existence; it has never been more likely to erupt into enormous global importance. Which? Don’t be ridiculous. It is all those things at once, of course, as usual. I only wish I was joking. If you’re dumb enough to judge Bitcoin purely by its exchange rate, you might… Read More
  • Three Reasons Your Term Sheet May Fall Through

    Jonathan Friedman
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
     So you’ve made it past all the VC grilling and received a term sheet. Congratulations! But don’t celebrate just yet. Term sheets are non-binding, and even though they should signify a VC has conviction in investing in you and is ready to move towards closing, they fall through more often than most Founders may expect. Read More
  • TC AppleCast 16: MacBook Redux, iOS 9 And OS X 10.11

    Darrell Etherington,Greg Kumparak
    22 May 2015 | 2:16 pm
     This week we cover one noteworthy review of the new MacBook by Marco Arment, as well as iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 details. Apple is supposedly tidying up with both OS updates this year, and also making things more pleasant for older device owners, and that’s very good for Tim Cook’s favorite customer satisfaction metric. We also discuss the new $2,000 iMac, as well as the update for… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • But do you want to get better?

    Seth Godin
    23 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    It seems like a stupid question. Of course we want our organization, our work and our health to improve. But often, we don't. Better means change and change means risk and risk means fear. So the organization is filled with people who have been punished when they try to make things better, because the boss is afraid. And so the patient gets the prescription but doesn't actually take all the meds. And the bureaucrat feigns helplessness because it's easier to shrug than it is to care. There are countless ways to listen, to engage with users, to learn and to improve, but before you or your…
  • How to win an argument with a scientist

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

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

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

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

    BILL VLASIC
    23 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat Chrysler, has an ambitious plan to save the auto industry. And he can’t seem to sell it.
  • Cleveland Officer Acquitted of Manslaughter in 2012 Deaths

    MITCH SMITH
    23 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    The trial of the officer, Michael Brelo, who climbed onto the hood of a car and fired repeatedly at its unarmed occupants, played out amid broader questions about how the police interact with African-Americans.
  • Senate Blocks Bill on N.S.A. Collection of Phone Records

    JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    23 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    The Senate voted 57-42, short of the 60 votes needed to move ahead on a House bill that would have curbed the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of domestic phone records.
  • Verdict Reached for Officer Over Deaths in 137-Shot Barrage

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    23 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    A judge has reached a verdict in the trial of a Cleveland officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.
  • Ireland Appears to Be on Track to Legalize Gay Marriage

    DANNY HAKIM and DOUGLAS DALBY
    23 May 2015 | 5:46 am
    Opinion polls and high turnout in urban areas favored a yes vote on the referendum, which would make Ireland the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote.
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    WIRED

  • The Senate Fails to End NSA Bulk Spying, Votes Against USA Freedom Act

    Kim Zetter
    23 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    A last bid to reform NSA spying before lawmakers break for a week-long recess failed early Saturday morning after hours of debate overnight when Senate lawmakers voted against the USA Freedom Act that would have curbed some of the spy agency’s data collection. When the vote failed, Senator Mitch McConnell tried to lead an effort […] The post The Senate Fails to End NSA Bulk Spying, Votes Against USA Freedom Act appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns

    Natalie Wolchover
    23 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Increasingly rapid advances in AI have given Stuart Russell's concerns heightened urgency. The post This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns appeared first on WIRED.
  • Google Maps Is Racist Because the Internet Is Racist

    Brian Barrett
    23 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    A slur recently showed up on Google Maps, and it was the work of trolls. It was the work of algorithms. The post Google Maps Is Racist Because the Internet Is Racist appeared first on WIRED.
  • While You Were Offline: We’d Like to Buy Furiosa a Coke

    Graeme McMillan
    23 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    This week the Internet showed us that we were shortchanged by puberty. The post While You Were Offline: We’d Like to Buy Furiosa a Coke appeared first on WIRED.
  • Design FX: The Magic Behind Tomorrowland’s 6-Minute Jetpack Shot

    nmohamed
    23 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    See how Industrial Light & Magic created the futuristic tech and magical world in Brad Bird’s 'Tomorrowland.' The post Design FX: The Magic Behind Tomorrowland’s 6-Minute Jetpack Shot appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Hey Bloggers! Is it Time to Focus a little Less on Your Blog and A Little More on YOU?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Top 10 Smart Ways to Organize and Upgrade Your Garage

    Melanie Pinola
    23 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    The garage is often a neglected, messy space. With a little organization and a few handy projects, though, we can get much more use out of our garages and also modernize them. Here are our top 10 garage upgrade ideas.Read more...
  • Use an IKEA Box as a Foldable Laptop Hood for Outdoor Use

    Melanie Pinola
    23 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you’ve ever worked outdoors with your laptop, you know how critical it is to get some shade for your screen so you can actually see it. Instead of buying a laptop visor, pick up an IKEA storage box for $6 to serve as your laptop’s foldable shade.Read more...
  • Learn How to Properly Order and Make Martinis with This Infographic

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

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

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

  • Startups: How to Do a Pre-Mortem (and Prevent a Post-Mortem)

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

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

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

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

    Guy Kawasaki
    4 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    In the early days of starting up, the ability to scale is overrated. “Scale,” in case you haven’t heard the term, refers to the concept that there are processes in place that are fast, cheap, and repeatable because there will soon be millions of customers who generate billions of dollars of revenue. For example, if Pierre Omidyar had to test every used printer offered for sale, eBay couldn’t scale. If Marc Benioff had to make every sales call, Salesforce.com couldn’t scale. If James Hong’s parents had to check every picture to see if it was porn, Hot or Not couldn’t scale.
 
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  • Selfie, Bacon, and Avocado Among Emoji Proposed for Inclusion in 2016's Unicode 9

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    The Unicode Consortium today released a list of 38 emoji characters that are candidates for inclusion in Unicode 9.0, which is set to be released in the middle of 2016. These represent emoji that could be available on iOS and Mac devices in the future. Candidates include a range of different character emoji, from "face with cowboy hat to "drooling face" and "lying face." "Selfie," an emoji represented by a hand holding a camera, is also on the list, as is "shrug," and "handshake." As for food, emoji proposals include croissant, avocado, cucumber, bacon, potato, and carrot. There are also…
  • New Book Explores How the iPhone Contributed to BlackBerry's Downfall

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Over the past several years, BlackBerry has gone from one of the top smartphone manufacturers to a company that's struggling to stay afloat in an increasingly competitive market. BlackBerry is hemorrhaging subscribers and losing revenue quarter after quarter as it attempts to turn the tide by focusing on marketing secure devices and software to its enterprise customers. An upcoming book by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff, Losing the Signal, explores the events that led to the rise and fall of BlackBerry, and an interesting excerpt was shared by The Wall Street Journal today, covering the…
  • Apple Begins Shipping Gold Edition Watches to Early Pre-Order Customers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Behind-the-Scenes Online Marketing Insights from Authority Rainmaker 2015

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Week in iPhone Cases: Puppy, koala, or fox? Check out Case-Mate’s cute animal-shaped cases

    23 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Puppy, koala, or fox? Check out Case-Mate’s cute animal-shaped casesThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you wallet-style cases from Truffol and SwitchEasy, retro game-inspired alternatives from PureGear, and classic options from Krown Case and Patchworks.Case-MateSqueee! The Creature (iPhone 6; $30) is no ordinary case, sporting adorable animal designs with a matching charm.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Of babies and bath water: Apple Car DOA

    23 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Don't get your imaginary hopes up for an imaginary Apple car, because its success is virtually unimaginable because of the imagined failure of another imaginary Apple device. Yes, it's just another walk in the park of Apple rumors, featuring a trip over the tied shoelaces of imagination and a fall into the koi pond of absurdity.Writing for the Boy Genius Report, Yoni Heisler is here to tell us "What Apple’s failed HDTV plans tell us about an Apple Car." (Tip o' the antlers to @JonyIveParody.)Oh, sure, that whaaaaaat?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • 5 ways OneNote is better than Apple's Notes app

    22 May 2015 | 1:37 pm
    The iPad is a convenient note-taking tool for the classroom and boardroom alike. And while Apple’s own Notes app is more than equipped to handle any text you can throw at it, it lacks any breakthrough features to keep you coming back. The last company I ever expected to boast about having a better iOS app than Apple is Microsoft, but that’s exactly what I’m about to do. Microsoft’s OneNote app is vastly better than the Notes app that comes installed on your iPhone and iPad. There, I said it. How is it better? Glad you asked.All it takes is a finger (or stylus) There’s something…
  • Uber's first autonomous car goes out for a test drive

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

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

  • Rekindling Your Passion For Web Design

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

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

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

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

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

  • Lawyer slams 'ruthless' prosecution

    23 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    The defense attorney for Cleveland police Officer Michael Brelo, who was found not guilty of all charges, slammed Brelo's prosecution calling it "ruthless."
  • Officer not guilty in killing of 2 unarmed people

    23 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    Michael Brelo, a white Cleveland police officer who stood on the hood of a car and shot the vehicle's two unarmed black occupants in 2012, was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter. FULL STORY
  • Will Waco violence repeat itself on holiday weekend?

    23 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    Tens of thousands of bikers will rally amid tight security after the deadly shootout in Waco. FULL STORY
  • The fall and rise of lawyers

    23 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    The American legal profession has faced a tsunami of bad news since 2008. White-shoe, corporate law firms have faced waves of layoffs or even shuttered their doors. While the very top firms are rolling again, the 50 years of explosive growth that started in the 1960s are now a memory.
  • What really motivates biker gangs

    23 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    Even after spending five years as a private government informant infiltrating three of America's deadliest biker gangs -- the Vagos, Mongols and Outlaws -- I remained perplexed by members' single-minded motivation for warring with rival gangs to acquire turf. What was it that made them want to extend their reach to a new town, city or state? Or try to expand nationally and globally, form new chapters and ultimately just try to protect the almighty "Patch"?
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s “Five Trailer Friday!”

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mirrorless, DSLR or Point and Shoot: Which Camera is Best for Macro Photography?

    Suzi Pratt
    23 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! Macro photographers have a plethora of choices when it comes to selecting a camera with this feature. From DSLRs to even cell phones, the macro function is becoming a standard add-on to most forms of digital photography. But, when put to the test, which type of camera will give you the best macro photography results? This article compares the macro photography functions of a DSLR, mirrorless, and point-and-shoot camera to evaluate the…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Get Buggy With It

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

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

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

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

  • Virtual reality's roller coaster ride to the mainstream

    Jon Turi
    23 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    In the early '90s, four odd-looking arcade games appeared at a rented-out store in my local mall. For about seven dollars, anyone could stop in and play three minutes of a new virtual reality game called Dactyl Nightmare. I paid up, put on the massiv...
  • Recommended Reading: Why do we hate CGI so much?

    Billy Steele
    23 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Why VFX Is Being Vilified...
  • Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes

    Mariella Moon
    23 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harnes...
  • Artist adds poop emoji to selfie sticks to remind us of mortality

    Timothy J. Seppala
    23 May 2015 | 1:35 am
    As depressing as it may be, selfie sticks are inescapable despite how many places ban them. It's a sad truth of the future we live in. But! An enterprising artist by the name of Pablo Garcia has figured out a way to "reduce vainglory and self-importa...
  • Senate blocks NSA reform bill and Patriot Act extensions

    Richard Lawler
    22 May 2015 | 9:49 pm
    The USA Freedom Act aimed at addressing the NSA's bulk collecting of phone call metadata was approved by the House of Representatives ten days ago, but blocked by the Senate tonight (live video stream here). The Section 215 provisions of the Patriot ...
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    Strobist

  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

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

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

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

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

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

  • UPDATED: Leica issues new statement regarding crashes with Monochrom Raw files in Apple's Photos App

    22 May 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Leica has updated users of Apple's Photos and Aperture software regarding crashing issues when DNG files from its new Leica Monochrom (typ 246) are opened. The company says that the photo libraries of these applications will not be damaged by these crashes, and that Apple is working on an update that will resolve the issue.  Read more
  • DxOMark Mobile Report on HTC One M9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Set Up Apple Pay on Apple Watch

    Lory Gil
    23 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    Apple restricted Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus due to the need for an NFC chip that's not included in older phones, which means Apple Pay has been limited to those with newer iPhones since it debuted in October of 2014. One of the major perks of the Apple Watch is that it enables Apple Pay for some older iPhones because it has the same NFC chip that's in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. If you have an Apple Watch and an iPhone 5, 5c, or 5s, you can now use Apple Pay and the watch to make secure purchases in retail locations. For those of you who haven't had a chance to use Apple Pay, we've…
  • Video Review: The MOS Kick is a Versatile Stand for Your iPhone

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    There are dozens if not hundreds of iPhone stands on the market, but every once in awhile, there's one that sets itself apart with a unique form or a rich set of features. The MOS Kick falls into the latter category, offering a stand, screwdriver, bottle opener and tripod connector in a portable package. Developed by the MOS team that's created several other popular products like the MOS Reach power outlet and the MOS cable organizer, the MOS Kick is made from metal so it can withstand being carried on a backpack or in a pocket. We went hands-on with a prototype (hence the small bit of rust)…
  • Apple Store App for iOS Updated With Touch ID Support, Two-Step Verification

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

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

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

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

    hiufu
    21 May 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Coastal expert and professor Stephen P. Leatherman, AKA Dr. Beach, issues his annual list of the country's best sands and watersTags: beachesbest beaches
  • Can you name these destinations from the air?

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

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

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