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  • Terrifying simulation of a large asteroid impact with Earth [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Kiss sleep goodbye folks, thanks to this simulation of a large asteroid impact with our home planet, courtesy of the Discovery Channel. The post Terrifying simulation of a large asteroid impact with Earth [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Alabama Supreme Court halts gay marriage licenses

    Mashable
    The Associated Press
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:37 pm
    The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution does not preclude them from following state law, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. The all-Republican court sided with the argument offered by a pair of conservative organizations when they appealed a decision last month by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade of Mobile, who ruled that both Alabama's constitutional and statutory bans on same-sex marriage were…
  • The Secret To The Monster Success Of "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," According To Kim Kardashian

    Fast Company
    Chris Gayomali
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    With an estimated $200 million in yearly revenue, the game delights fans by planning for happy accidents.Last year, game studio Glu Mobile unleashed a monster hit from which the world never fully recovered: Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. As a role-playing game it was an enormous success, with initial (and perhaps overstated?) estimates predicting $200 million in annual revenue. ($85 million of which would go to Kardashian-West herself). So far, the game has tallied 28 million downloads to go with 11 billion minutes played since last summer. The list of Kardashian-sized triumphs goes on and on and…
  • Valve Announces Source 2, And It’ll Be Free

    TechCrunch
    Greg Kumparak
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:59 pm
     It’s been a good week for game developers. Unreal Engine 4 went free. Unity 5 came out, and a massive chunk of its once premium features went free. And now: Valve has just announced Source 2, the next generation of their Source game engine… and sure enough, it’s “free to content developers”. Best known as the engine that powers games like Half-Life 2, Team… Read More
  • The circus is coming to town

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    Too often, we wait. We wait to get the gig, or to make the complex sale, or to find the approval we seek. Then we decide it's time to get to work and put on our show. The circus doesn't work that way. They don't wait to be called. They show up. They show up and sell tickets. When you transform the order of things, the power shifts. "The circus is going to be here tomorrow, are you going?" That's a very different question than, "are you willing to go out on a limb and book the circus? If you are, we'll come to town..." People respond to forward motion. Auctions are always more exciting than…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Terrifying simulation of a large asteroid impact with Earth [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Kiss sleep goodbye folks, thanks to this simulation of a large asteroid impact with our home planet, courtesy of the Discovery Channel. The post Terrifying simulation of a large asteroid impact with Earth [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Space Invader takes a spin on ISS

    Kate Rinsema
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Many an hour was spent back in the day playing Space Invaders either at the arcade or hunched over the Atari, and we're betting it was one of those kids-turned-astronaut who snuck this mosaic onto the International Space Station. The post Space Invader takes a spin on ISS appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Coke bath when covered in Mentos [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    We've all heard the explosive rumors about mixing Coke and Mentos, so, of course, someone decided to see what would happen if they took a bath in the mixture. The post Coke bath when covered in Mentos [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 mind blowing muscle facts [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    You know the phrase "muscle memory?" As it turns out, that's probably even more of a thing than you thought. Studies have shown the muscles actually remember their former strength, which can help explain why former athletes can gain more muscle more quickly. Learn more interesting body facts below. The post 10 mind blowing muscle facts [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This dancing origami will blow you away [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The phrase "dancing origami" does not do this video justice. It's so far beyond just moving paper. Using delicately folded paper cranes and the power of sound waves and software, these folks choreographed an elaborate paper dance. The post This dancing origami will blow you away [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Alabama Supreme Court halts gay marriage licenses

    The Associated Press
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:37 pm
    The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution does not preclude them from following state law, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. The all-Republican court sided with the argument offered by a pair of conservative organizations when they appealed a decision last month by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade of Mobile, who ruled that both Alabama's constitutional and statutory bans on same-sex marriage were…
  • DEA agent warns rabbits get dangerously high on weed. Is he right?

    Brian Koerber
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Silly rabbit — weed is for adults ages 21 and older located in Colorado, Washington, Alaska or D.C. As part of the recent trend of legal medical and recreational marijuana, the state of Utah is considering a bill that would allow edible medical marijuana to be used to treat select debilitating conditions The Utah state legislature held a panel on the issue last week, in which Drug Enforcement Agent Matt Fairbanks discussed in grave detail the dangers of stoned rabbits, as part of a warning of how growing the herb can negatively effect the environment But was Fairbanks right? First of…
  • Feel blessed with Big Sean, Drake and Kanye's 'Blessings' music video

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:48 pm
    LOS ANGELES — Insert praying emoji here because Big Sean, Drake and Kanye West have blessed their fans their new "Blessings" video Big Sean, amid the explicit lyrics, appears to find his stairway to heaven. See also: There are a lot of conspiracy theories about Kanye's new album title Stairway to heaven?Image: BigSeanVevoTogether, they count their blessings and rap about Instagram, Shaq, Penny Hardaway, Ed, Edd n Eddy, and even Snapchat, which is fitting since Big Sean previewed the song on the ephemeral messaging app back in January Read more... BONUS: 8 celebrity tips for keeping your…
  • Australians throw 300,000 tonnes of tomatoes at each other

    Jenni Ryall
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Melbourne has lived up to its reputation of being the Europe of Australia, with a replica of La Tomatina, the world famous Spanish tomato-throwing festival, taking place on Saturday. More than 5,000 insane people headed to Flemington Racecourse for a food fight with 300,000 tonnes of roma tomatoes. The punters smothered themselves in the red slime, pelted tomatoes at one another and splashed around in the juices See also: The World's Largest Tomato Food Fight The event, called the Tomato Battle, hopes to be a cross between the famous La Tomatina festival and the German beer festival,…
  • Sol Republic's $99 Shadow puts all other wireless earphones to shame

    Raymond Wong
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    You might not realize it at first, but headphones are the original wearables. Think about it, they're electronic bits that you wear on your head Headphones — wired or wireless, on-ear or over-ear or earbuds — need to look good. Style is why people fork over hundreds of dollars on B&Os and why Beats and Monster, despite not having the highest-fidelity audio, have so much street cred. See also: B&O BeoPlay H8: Fancy wireless headphones with slick gesture controls I've been testing Sol Republic's new $99 Shadow wireless earphones that are available exclusively at Best Buy…
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  • The Secret To The Monster Success Of "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," According To Kim Kardashian

    Chris Gayomali
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    With an estimated $200 million in yearly revenue, the game delights fans by planning for happy accidents.Last year, game studio Glu Mobile unleashed a monster hit from which the world never fully recovered: Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. As a role-playing game it was an enormous success, with initial (and perhaps overstated?) estimates predicting $200 million in annual revenue. ($85 million of which would go to Kardashian-West herself). So far, the game has tallied 28 million downloads to go with 11 billion minutes played since last summer. The list of Kardashian-sized triumphs goes on and on and…
  • BlackBerry Wants To Lure Young Professionals With New All-Touch Smartphone

    David Lumb
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    BlackBerry's CEO admits that younger users prefer an on-screen keyboard.BlackBerry on Tuesday unveiled two new phones at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona—one for each end of its user base. The first, still unnamed phone will have a touchscreen and slide-down physical keyboard, while the other, called the Leap, ditches the keyboard entirely for a pure touchscreen experience.Read Full Story
  • Fab Officially Finds A New Owner

    Chris Gayomali
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    In a statement sent to the press, Fab cofounder Jason Goldberg said the move will allow him to focus on Hem.On Tuesday, Fab cofounder Jason Goldberg announced that the e-commerce hub he founded in 2011 with Bradford Shellhammer had a new owner: PCH International, a custom design and manufacturing business. Although the financial terms of the deal weren't discussed, the stock-and-cash deal is reported by multiple sources to be worth around $15 million.Read Full Story
  • Could Taking Special K-Like Drugs Revolutionize The Treatment Of Depression?

    Ariel Schwartz
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    Drug companies are testing new treatments that would have some of the same benefits of the street drug without the hallucinogenic side effects.Like millions of others, including 23% of American women in their forties and fifties, I have tried selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)—a class of antidepressant that includes familiar names like Prozac and Paxil. For some people suffering from depression, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, these drugs can be miraculous. For most people, they're just okay (sometimes, barely better than placebo). A lack of efficacy in the severely…
  • 5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture

    Shaunacy Ferro
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Architects from 2015's most innovative companies look into their crystal balls and divine the ways the built environment will evolve.What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world's most innovative companies to look into their crystal balls and divine the ways that the built environment will evolve over the next five years. Largely optimistic, these trends indicate a rosy future for the structures that surround us every day. Architects predict that these buildings won't be as flashy, but they'll be far more useful on an everyday basis— (the…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Valve Announces Source 2, And It’ll Be Free

    Greg Kumparak
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:59 pm
     It’s been a good week for game developers. Unreal Engine 4 went free. Unity 5 came out, and a massive chunk of its once premium features went free. And now: Valve has just announced Source 2, the next generation of their Source game engine… and sure enough, it’s “free to content developers”. Best known as the engine that powers games like Half-Life 2, Team… Read More
  • Valve Announces Steam Link, A $49 Gadget For Streaming PC Games To Any Room In Your House

    Kyle Russell
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
     Valve continues its push into hardware, as the company has announced that it plans to release a new gadget later this year that will let Steam users stream games from their PCs to any room in the house. Valve says the new gadget, which it’s calling the Steam Link, will sell for $49 when it arrives in November. Read More
  • Sony Will Ship Its Project Morpheus VR Headset In The First Half Of 2016

    Greg Kumparak
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
     We’re live in a rather humble little room at the W hotel in San Francisco, where Sony is showing off the latest prototype of its Project Morpheus VR headset to a handful of reporters. Externally, the latest prototype looks… about the same. At this point, though, it’s what’s on the inside of a VR headset that counts. Without beefy hardware inside, that sense of… Read More
  • The Battle Is For The Customer Interface

    Tom Goodwin
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
     In 2015 Uber, the world’s largest taxi company owns no vehicles, Facebook the world’s most popular media owner creates no content, Alibaba, the most valuable retailer has no inventory and Airbnb the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening. Since the industrial revolution the world has developed complex supply chains,… Read More
  • Pebble’s CEO Discusses The Company’s Second Product Launch

    Kyle Russell
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:25 pm
     With the most-funded project ever (with 24 days left to go in its campaign!), Pebble has managed to bring in nearly 60,000 backers to support their unique approach to the smartwatch concept. As other manufacturers look to bring devices for your wrist to market bearing marked similarity to their phones, Pebble has gone in the other direction, focusing on its seven-day battery life and a… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • The circus is coming to town

    Seth Godin
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    Too often, we wait. We wait to get the gig, or to make the complex sale, or to find the approval we seek. Then we decide it's time to get to work and put on our show. The circus doesn't work that way. They don't wait to be called. They show up. They show up and sell tickets. When you transform the order of things, the power shifts. "The circus is going to be here tomorrow, are you going?" That's a very different question than, "are you willing to go out on a limb and book the circus? If you are, we'll come to town..." People respond to forward motion. Auctions are always more exciting than…
  • Stupid is the brand killer

    Seth Godin
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    When you make your customer feel stupid, you've given him no choice. He needs to blame you. Some ways to make people feel stupid: Charge different prices at different outlets and shrug your shoulders when you get found out. Insist that the warranty ends precisely the day you said it would.  Give new customers a great discount for signing up, but tell long-term customers that they're out of luck. Make your expensive items less networked, less powerful and less reliable than your cheaper ones. Give your customers a product, idea or service that causes them to be ridiculed or shamed by…
  • Sorry confusion

    Seth Godin
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    There are two kinds of, "I'm sorry." The first kind is the apology of responsibility, of blame and of litigation. It is the four-year old saying to his brother, "I'm sorry I hit you in the face." And it is the apology of the surgeon who forgot to insert sterile dressings and almost killed you. The other kind of sorry is an expression of humanity. It says, "I see you and I see your pain." This is the sorry we utter at a funeral, or when we hear that someone has stumbled.  You don't have to be in charge to say you're sorry. You don't even have to be responsible. All you need to do is…
  • If you want...

    Seth Godin
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:44 am
    If you want employees to go job hunting in order to leverage you into giving them a raise to keep them, then by all means, only give them a raise when they go job hunting. If you want vendors to nickel and dime you for the last penny, then by all means, stretch out their payments and use them as a free source of cash. If you want the home seller or the art dealer or the agent to put their goods up for auction to maximize the price you'll have to pay, then definitely punish those that don't have auctions by seeking to pay them as little as possible. If you want internet companies to auction…
  • Here comes 'uh oh'

    Seth Godin
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:08 am
    Everyone has one. That feeling of here we go again, the trap we fall into, the moment of vulnerability. And your 'uh oh' might not be the same as mine. Not a specific fear, but a soft spot, a situational archetype, a moment that brings it all crashing down. The feeling is unavoidable in any organization or culture that seeks to do work that matters and create change. And yet we work overtime to create a day or a year or a career where we'll never have to feel that way. And that's the challenge. All the work we do to avoid the feeling cripples our ability to do our best work. In trying to…
 
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    WIRED

  • Famed Venture Capitalist Says No Discrimination at Kleiner

    Davey Alba
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr testified in the gender discrimination trial against Kleiner Perkins that he didn't see his firm as run by men. The post Famed Venture Capitalist Says No Discrimination at Kleiner appeared first on WIRED.
  • Back to the Future’s Clock Tower Scene, Remade With Lego

    Jordan Crucchiola
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Would you like to watch the climax of Back to the Future remade with Lego bricks? Of course you would! The post Back to the Future’s Clock Tower Scene, Remade With Lego appeared first on WIRED.
  • Opinion: How Women In STEM Can Close the Wage Equality Gap

    The Views of Reshma Saujani
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    More than a week after the Academy Awards broadcast, people are still buzzing about Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech, punctuated with a poignant and resounding call for wage equality and equal rights for women. Arquette’s rallying cry struck a chord with both audience members and viewers at home — a reaction shot […] The post Opinion: How Women In STEM Can Close the Wage Equality Gap appeared first on WIRED.
  • Forget PCs. The Real Bloatware Problem Is on Android

    Robert McMillan
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Google has a bloatware problem on its Android phones. But now that it's going to be a mobile carrier, it could make everything that sucks go away. The post Forget PCs. The Real Bloatware Problem Is on Android appeared first on WIRED.
  • New Connected Credit Card Aims to Succeed Where Coin Failed

    Kyle VanHemert
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    Stratos could be a great connected card, but it might not last long. The post New Connected Credit Card Aims to Succeed Where Coin Failed appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Top Tips for Getting the Most out of Monetizing Brand/Blog Relationships

    Stacey Roberts
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Working with brands on blogs is big business, and for one blogger making a full time living through advertising and sponsorships, there are 100 more who’d like to. Louisa Claire has been blogging for nine years and runs Brand Meets Blog, where she connect brands with bloggers and trains bloggers on how to work professionally with brands. Having worked with leading brands including Qantas, Kellogg’s, and The Heart Foundation among many, she is passionate about helping brands and bloggers make authentic connections that deliver great value for bloggers, readers, and brands alike.
  • How to Get Top Bloggers to Share Your Content and Boost Your Traffic.

    Guest Blogger
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:51 pm
    This is a guest contribution from copywriter Robin Geuens. Can I ask you a question? When you published your first post, did you think youíd get lots of traffic? Did you think that everybody couldn’t wait to comment on a job well done? Did you? I know I sure did. But then reality kicked in. In reality, you publish your first article and nobody reads it. Instead of receiving floods of traffic, you look around and realize your blog is located in a desert with not a single drop of traffic in sight. The thing is, you’re not alone. That desert is littered with abandoned blogging…
  • How Compassion International Uses Blogging to Save Lives

    Guest Blogger
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
    This is a guest contribution from Caitlin Gustafson.I imagine a dirt road with boys playing with a lonely old soccer ball in the warm sunshine. A little boy with dark brown curls chases the ball, his worn sneakers kicking up dust from the street. I don’t know if that’s what life is really like for Janair, my sponsor child from Honduras. But every time I get a hand-written letter in crayon, or I see a new picture of him, it’s what I imagine. Compassion International is a non-profit organization that works in 26 countries around the world and is one of the few organizations that holds a…
  • Are You a Full Time Blogger with Small to Medium Traffic? Let’s Chat

    Darren Rowse
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    One of the biggest misconceptions that many bloggers have is that you need MASSIVE traffic to become a full time blogger. We often hear how many hundreds of thousands or even millions of visitors this or that blog has but the reality is that I’ve met many bloggers over the years who don’t have massive traffic – yet who are still making a healthy income from their blogging. The problem is that these bloggers don’t always have the platform to tell their stories and so the myth that you need massive traffic goes on without being busted. This year I want to smash that myth…
  • Top 15 FREE Internet Marketing Tools To Boost Your Online Business

    Guest Blogger
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    This is a guest contribution from Kulwant Nagi. Today, Internet marketing is evolving at a greater pace than ever. Companies are pulling out all the stops to get more online exposure and, eventually, more customers. Using premium services for all the tools necessary for Internet marketing is not feasible for every business – that’s when free options come into play. When I started my career two years ago, I was not aware of these tools, so I kept looking for the best and easiest ways to boost my business. I continued to add all the tools to my browser’s bookmarks for quick &…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • The Vintage Workspace

    Melanie Pinola
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Today's featured workspace waxes nostalgic with vinyl records and vintage phones, cameras, radios, and a WWII US Airborne jacket.Read more...
  • Rock the Wedding Dance Floor with These Easy to Learn Moves

    Patrick Allan
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A wedding is a time to celebrate, and that means lots of dancing. If you feel like you have two left feet, but still want to cut up a rug at an upcoming event, these are the moves that can help make you look like you know what you're doing.Read more...
  • These are the Foods Most Prone to Foodborne Pathogens

    Patrick Allan
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report highlighting the foods most likely to cause illnesses due to bacterial infection. Here are the most common suspects in your kitchen.Read more...
  • Deadspin Oregon: We Have The Right To Access A Rape Victim's Medical Records | Gawker The Antiviral

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Deadspin Oregon: We Have The Right To Access A Rape Victim's Medical Records | Gawker The Antiviral Guide to the Worst Hoaxers and Liars on Facebook | io9 How To Meditate (And Get The Most Benefit Out Of It) | Kotaku The Coolest Women in Anime, According to Fans | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
  • Catch Yourself Complaining with the "But-Positive" Technique

    Patrick Allan
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    When you've developed a habit of complaining about things, it's not always easy to shut it down . An easy way to help yourself stop is by catching yourself in the act and adding a positive spin to it.Read more...
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  • The Art of Simple Questions: How Simple Questions Lead to Great Innovations

    Guy Kawasaki
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals in order to succeed. To the contrary, my observation is that great companies began by wondering about simple things, and this leads to asking simple questions that beget companies: Therefore, what? This question arises when you spot or predict a trend and wonder about its consequences. It works like this: “Everyone will have a smartphone with a camera and Internet access.” Therefore, what? “They will be able to take pictures and share…
  • Top 10 Ways to Capture Attention

    Guy Kawasaki
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    This is a guest post by Ben Parr, the author of Captivology. You probably deal with attention issues every day. How do I get the attention of new customers? How do I retain the attention of existing clients? How do I captivate my boss or my upcoming date? It’s a hard problem to solve, especially since very few people understand how attention fundamentally works. Writing my new book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention, I combed through more than a thousand research studies and interviewed dozens of scientists, PhDs, business leaders, and luminaries to understand why we…
  • The Meaning of Meaning

    Guy Kawasaki
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:39 pm
    When I was a venture capitalist, I noticed that entrepreneurs whose primary goal was to make money usually failed. This is because this kind of entrepreneur attracts other people who want to make money, and then when the company doesn’t pay out big bucks immediately (and no startup does), these folks look for greener pastures. To combat the problem of ill-suited people pursuing entrepreneurship, experts often recommend rigorous self-examination before starting a company. However, most people  ask themselves the wrong questions: Can I work long hours at low wages? Can I deal with…
  • The Art of the Business Model

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:03 pm
    A good business model forces you to answer two simple questions: “Who has your money in their pockets?” And “How are you going to get it into your pocket?” These questions may lack subtlety, but making money isn’t a subtle process. More elegantly stated, the first question involves identifying your customer and the need that she feels. The second question creates a sales mechanism to ensure that your revenues exceed your costs. You’ll tweak your business model constantly–in fact, it’s scary if you don’t change your model or do some major tweaking along the way. Here are some…
  • Wanted: Reviews of The Art of the Start 2.0

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
    I’m looking for people to review The Art of the Start 2.0. If you’re interested, please complete this short form. Space is limited, so when the spots are gone, they’re gone! Once the application process is completed, readers will be selected and will receive an email with a digital copy via Net Galley of The Art of the Start 2.0 to review. Thank you in advance for your help. Solid book reviews help a book and the author very much. The post Wanted: Reviews of The Art of the Start 2.0 appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Rumor Suggests 12-Inch Retina MacBook Air Could Launch During March 9 Apple Watch Event

    Juli Clover
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Apple could be planning to introduce the much-rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air during its March 9 Apple Watch event, according to one site that claims to have sources within Apple. The Michael Report believes Apple will use the event to debut the ultrathin MacBook, which is rumored to have a Retina display and a redesigned chassis.Many are expecting Apple talk more about the Apple Watch. However, sources familiar with the matter within Apple have exclusively told The Michael Report that Apple plans to unveil the long-awaited Retina MacBook Air at the same event. The Michael Report has…
  • Luxury Sports Car Brand Koenigsegg Announces New Regera Hypercar With CarPlay Support

    Juli Clover
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg is known for its high-priced luxury sports cars, often called hypercars. At the Geneva Motor Show today, Koenigsegg showed off its latest car -- an ~1,800 horsepower hybrid vehicle with built-in support for Apple's CarPlay service. Called the Regera, which translates to "to reign" in Swedish, the car can go from 0 to 250 miles per hour within 20 seconds, and it tops out at a speed of 255 miles per hour. It's equipped with a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine along with three electric motors. One motor replaces the standard transmission with the Koenigsegg…
  • Researchers Find New 'FREAK' Security Flaw, Apple Says Fix Coming Soon

    Juli Clover
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    Researchers have recently uncovered a major security flaw in software created by companies like Google and Apple, leaving many devices vulnerable to hacking attempts, reports The Washington Post. Called "FREAK" (Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys), the vulnerability stems from a U.S. government policy that once prevented companies from exporting strong encryption, requiring them to instead create weak "export-grade" products to ship to customers outside of the United States. These restrictions were lifted more than a decade ago, but the weaker encryption has continued to be used by software…
  • Apple Shifting Security Team From Contractors to Full-Time Employees

    Joe Rossignol
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    Apple has decided to hire the majority of its day-to-day security staff in Silicon valley as full-time employees, a company spokeswoman confirmed to the San Jose Mercury News. Many of the security guards that Apple has hired in the past as contractors will become part of the company's expanded in-house security team and receive the same benefits as other employees, including full health insurance, retirement contributions and a leave of absence for new parents. Apple security guard in dispute with photographer at iPad event (via The Australian) Apple will continue using contractors as…
  • Apple Surpassed Samsung as World's Largest Smartphone Maker in Fourth Quarter

    Joe Rossignol
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    The latest numbers from research firm Gartner reveal that Apple surpassed Samsung in worldwide smartphone sales during the fourth quarter of 2014 to become the world's largest smartphone maker. Samsung lost the top spot to Apple for the first time since 2011. Apple narrowly edged Samsung as the two rivals had quarterly sales of 74.8 million and 73 million smartphones respectively. Apple's 20.4% market share was also marginally higher than Samsung's 19.9% share during the three-month period ending December."With Apple dominating the premium phone market and the Chinese vendors increasingly…
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Conferences?

    Chris Brogan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I had a wonderful time at Michael Port’s Heroic Public Speaking event. There was a lot of value offered for those who attended. As a speaker, I loved sharing what I knew with the folks who were there. But I also operated as an attendee, listening and absorbing, and also getting what I could out of meeting and talking with other attendees. I had a secret opportunity: almost a dozen people there were friends as well as attendees. So I got a LOT out of my time there. But it made me think. Are you getting the most out of your conferences? There are some great ways to improve your conference…
  • You Will Never See Us Coming

    Chris Brogan
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    I was talking with the ever smart Jeff Brown who does the Read to Lead Podcast (one of my favorites), and we were talking about how podcasting is just booming. Jeff runs a Podcaster Academy. I co-founded PodCamp, etc. It’s a big topic these days. Jeff said that once at his former job in radio, someone said, “You can’t kill radio. No one will ever listen to a traffic report on a podcast.” Continue ReadingThe post You Will Never See Us Coming appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Remember When I Said I Quit Facebook?

    Chris Brogan
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A few years back, I quit Facebook. I tried deleting my old profile, but in Facebook, that’s pretty much an act of congress, so I just abandoned it. A year ago-ish, I snuck back on, but decided not to do much in the way of “business” via my Facebook. Along the way, I discovered what I think is the real value of the platform. Facebook Business Value Isn’t What You Think People ask me often about advertising on Facebook. I have no idea. Every time I’ve done it, nothing much happens. Jon Loomer knows better than me. That’s his thing. Continue ReadingThe post…
  • Why I Won’t Stop Blogging

    Chris Brogan
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    I started blogging in 1998, back when they called it journaling. My first site wasn’t really blogging software. It didn’t exist yet. A bunch of my sites have been lost to software companies folding. Then eventually, I landed on blogger.com, ported some of those posts to WordPress, made a lot of mistakes, and finally settled into chrisbrogan.com staying on WordPress and staying in the same rough area of the universe (though my focus changes every few years). I won’t stop blogging I love it. I love having a platform where I can reach out to people, share my thoughts and ideas…
  • Hanging out on MSNBC Your Business

    Chris Brogan
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    I was on MSNBC’s Your Business with JJ Ramberg, with my co-panelist Larry Broughton. We discussed underpants, second locations, and virtual assistants. If any of that is your thing or if you just want to see me chatting in a tie, here you are: Continue ReadingThe post Hanging out on MSNBC Your Business appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
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    Copyblogger

  • Dan Pink on How to Succeed in the New Era of Selling

    Jerod Morris
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Selling isn’t what it used to be. And for most of us, that’s a good thing. Gone are the days of alpha males who are “always closing.” Today, in the new era of selling that has dawned, many of us are spending much more of our time selling than we even realize. This is the subject of Authority Rainmaker keynote speaker Dan Pink’s latest book, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, and he gives us an inside look — describing the tools and traits that are required (many of which you probably have already) — in the latest episode of…
  • How to Crowd-Publish Your Content Without Asking for Money

    Matthew Turner
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you read the headline, “Portland Entrepreneur Raises $13 Million by Enticing 62,000 People to Buy His Cooler,” which part fascinates you? How about, “7,000 Hungry Folks Raise $55,000 for Potato Salad Project?” I imagine, if you’re anything like the majority, those large amounts of money stand out. After all, $13 million is a gigantic amount of cash, as is $55,000 for potato salad. But whenever I come across crowdfunding campaigns like these, it is the crowd of people who band together that captures my attention. As a content creator, imagine what you could…
  • Three Misconceptions About Modern SEO That Confuse Content Marketers

    Brian Clark
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    What’s the reality of search engine optimization after the Google Hummingbird update? Can someone destroy your business with negative SEO? Did Google kill the concept of AuthorRank when it eliminated the Authorship initiative? For these types of questions, there’s no better person to ask than Danny Sullivan, founder of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, CMO of Third Door Media (producers of the popular SMX conferences), and a veteran search engine expert of 20 years. Today’s show is just a warmup to Danny’s presentation at Authority Rainmaker 2015, May 13-15 in…
  • A Brief Guide to Fixing Your Old, Neglected, and Broken Content

    Demian Farnworth
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the first steps to creating adaptive content is becoming aware of the content you already have. This is why we encourage you to audit your site. But before you dive into a full-blown comprehensive content audit, it might be possible to make your job a little easier by first dealing with all of the expired content. What exactly is expired content? It’s those old sales pages, obsolete product pages, and other outdated content. The pages you’ve forgotten about in your archives that desperately need some attention. You’ll know where some of this content is off the top of…
  • Here’s How to Answer the Most Important Question in Life (and Make a Living from It)

    Demian Farnworth
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Why bother? Each and every morning you and I both wake up and ask ourselves that question. Some mornings we don’t even think about the question, but answer it deliberately by jumping out of bed and bolting for the office. In these cases, we bother because we care deeply about what we do. We feel like we matter. Then there are the other mornings … Mornings where you roll over and eye the clock. The alarm will sound within minutes, but you have no desire to get out of bed. It has been a long week — and it’s only Tuesday. On these days — which may turn into months…
 
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  • The ultimate guide to how and where to use Apple Pay

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:35 pm
    It’s official: Tim Cook named 2015 as “the year of Apple Pay.” Apple’s flagship mobile payment platform is off to a running start in the U.S., with support for an impressive number of banking partners and retail stores that’s practically growing by the day. And iPhone users are rampantly using it—Whole Foods Market has seen mobile payments increase by more than 400 percent since Apple Pay launched in October 2014.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The Week in Mac Apps: Better invoices, fancy folders, document converters, and more

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Better invoices, fancy folders, document converters, and moreIn this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find software that helps you clean up your appointment book, manage your invoices, design your folders, and even track your time more efficiently.Calendar Cleaner 1.7.2If your calendar is so full of color-coded appointments that it looks like a rainbow exploded inside it, MacPRO Services’s $5 Calendar Cleaner (Mac App Store Link) will help you bring some order to the chaos.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Have we reached peak smartphone?

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    At the end of 2006, the cell phone landscape was awash with devices that filled specific wants and needs. If you wanted the coolest way to make calls, you got the RAZR. If you needed to email colleagues on the go, you bought a BlackBerry. If you were constantly texting your friends during study hall, there was the Sidekick. Some had keyboards, some flipped, some gave us access to the “baby Internet,” some had cameras. Walking into a Verizon or AT&T store was an exercise in exhaustion, with rows of phones running the gamut of designs. There were no real unifying elements, even as…
  • Apple tops Samsung in quarterly smartphone sales for the first time since 2011

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    Strong interest in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus helped Apple sell more smartphones than Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2014. Apple sold 74.8 million smartphones globally during the fourth quarter, up from 50.2 million in the year-earlier quarter, according to Gartner. Apple’s decision to offer phones with larger screens paid off, the research firm said. U.S. and Chinese buyers are especially keen on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, said Gartner, adding that demand for the phones is still strong in both countries. The larger screens also gave Apple customers a reason to replace their…
  • BitTorrent Sync 2.0 adds pro features

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    More than two years after its initial public release, BitTorrent Sync has been updated to version 2.0 and dropped its “beta” designation. Based on the peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol, it enables users to securely sync folders among their own devices and share them with other users, without relying on cloud servers like Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, and Apple’s iCloud Drive. Although the software remains free, version 2.0 adds an optional Pro tier—aimed primarily at business users—with extra convenience features and access controls, for $40 per user per year (with volume discounts…
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  • Harnessing Flexbox For Today’s Web Apps

    Karen Menezes
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Although the syntax might be initially confounding, flexbox1 lives up to its name. It creates intelligent boxes that are stretchable, squeezable and capable of changing visual order. It provides simple solutions to layout paradigms that CSS has always struggled with: vertical centering and equal heights. Flex items are truly accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Chris Coyier sums up flexbox2 nicely: The Flexbox Layout (Flexible Box) module (currently a W3C Last Call Working Draft) aims at providing a more efficient way to lay out, align and distribute space among items in a container,…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:08 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for almost seven years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for March…
  • Design Principles: Dominance, Focal Points And Hierarchy

    Steven Bradley
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    Has a client ever asked you to make the logo bigger1? Maybe they asked that just after you completed their request to make a heading bigger. The new heading stands out, but now the logo is too small in comparison and isn’t getting noticed. The clients wants to make the logo bigger. Of course, now that the logo and heading are bigger, both are going to attract more attention than the main call-to-action button, which will need to be made bigger. And once the button is bigger, the heading is going to start looking small again. You can’t emphasize everything. It defeats the point. When you…
  • Build Your Own Product Hunt With Telescope And Meteor

    Sacha Greif
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    Over in startup land, one of the big stories of 2014 was, without a doubt, the success of Product Hunt1. It’s is a community where people post, vote on and comment on new products they’ve discovered or launched. Whether you’re looking for the next big thing to invest in or just want to find a better weather app, Product Hunt has got you covered. Coincidentally, in addition to being a fan of the website, I also have a pretty personal connection to the company. I’ve been online friends with Product Hunt’s designer Jonno Riekwel2 for years, and I was part of founder Ryan…
  • RICG Responsive Images For WordPress

    Tim Evko
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    I recently teamed up with Mat Marquis of the Responsive Images Community Group to help integrate responsive images into the WordPress platform. We decided to refactor a plugin that I had built several months ago, hoping that it would lead to a more useable and performant solution. After months of pull requests, conversations on Slack and help from WordPress’ core team, we’re finally ready to share what we’ve been working on. You can download and install RICG Responsive Images1 from WordPress’ plugin directory, while keeping track of our development progress on GitHub2. What Does The…
 
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  • Photographing Richmond’s Historic Byrd Theater

    Scott Kelby
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Above: It was a cold, gray day in Richmond — perfect for shooting indoors. Here’s an iPhone pic of me in front of The Byrd (photo by Brad Moore).So, last month I’m reading USA Today (online) and I run across an article about classic old historic movie theaters (link) and I saw that one of them was in Richmond, Virginia, which was great because in just a few days I was going to be in Richmond with my seminar tour. So, I asked my assistant Lynn to contact the theater and see if there was any way I could come in the day before my seminar; set up a tripod; and take  some shots of…
  • Today, I’m Loving Mylio on a Whole New Level

    Scott Kelby
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    First, if you’re not familiar with Mylio (and you’re concerned about protecting your images, and you love the idea of having access to all your photos wherever you are), jump over to this link and see what it’s about, then come right back here (by the way, you can download a free trial while you’re there, but wait till later — come straight back here). :)I’ve been using Mylio since it was in early Beta… I was there for the launch in NYC and I think the people and technology behind it are truly amazing. But this weekend, I started over from scratch with Mylio,…
  • Hands on with the Profoto B2 & OCF Modifiers

    RC Concepcion
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Hey everyone, RC here. At KelbyOne we were excited to spend some time with the new Profoto B2 packs as well as the new OCF Modifiers. In this video, I go over the details on this new portable pack system.For more information, please visit the Profoto Off Camera Flash page at http://profoto.com/offcameraflash
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Digital Art: The Inspirational Series with Bert Monroy During Photoshop World, Mia McCormick had the opportunity to sit down with Bert Monroy, an insanely talented pioneer in digital art, to get his perspective on art and what inspires him to keep creating. Bert has been an artist his entire life, and is a master in Photoshop and Illustrator with impressive roster of clients and his work hung in galleries around the world. Bert and Mia touch on topics ranging from how he sees digital fitting into the world of art to the impact his work has hard on others, and so much more! Check it out at…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Ron Martinsen!

    Brad Moore
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    An imperfect pub shot is both a rare portrait as well as a great memoryRecently the Ethernet support on my DroboPro stopped working so I thought I lost access to 12 terabytes of archived photographs. I had used Drobo’s dual disk redundancy feature to make sure I was covered if a drive crashed, and I had seen this work flawlessly several times over the last few years. However, I didn’t count on the connection between the computer and Drobo dying. After multiple attempts to get help from Drobo that went unanswered I started to panic! Photos from fun days with our family are irreplaceableI…
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  • Win One of FOUR Online Photography Courses from New York Institute of Photography

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Over the past few years here at dPS, we have run some of our most popular competitions with a very valued partner – the New York Institute of Photography – to give away to dPS readers handpicked photography courses. Due to popular demand, NYIP and dPS bring you yet another opportunity to win one of these valuable courses! For this competition, NYIP is giving away FOUR prizes Each will be won by a different dPS reader. Here’s what you could win: Wedding Photography Course – $999 Value Portrait Photography Course – $999 Value Travel Photography Course – $999 Value…
  • How to Retouch a Portrait with the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

    Andrew S. Gibson
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    You have probably seen several portrait retouching programs advertised in magazines or online, and wondered if they were worth buying. The answer is no. I have tried out quite a few, and the truth is that the Soften Skin preset in Lightroom does just as good a job as any of them. For most photographers Lightroom’s retouching tools all are you will ever need. For high end retouching purposes you can go to Photoshop. It’s worthwhile taking some time to think about your personal approach to portrait retouching. Some photographers seem to like the airbrushed, almost plastic look of heavy…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Tripod

    Gavin Hardcastle
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Picture the scene – Bangkok airport and I’m settling into seat 16H on my short Thai Airways flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. The lovely hostess hands me a hot, scented towel as I shout ”Bollocks” while slapping myself firmly on the forehead. She gives me a justified look of disdain while I apologize for my outburst and then start begging her to contact Lost & Found as soon as possible. You see, I’d stupidly left my gorgeous carbon fibre, ball head tripod, in one of those plastic trays into which all airports now force you to empty your worldly goods before…
  • Tips for Photographing Cars

    Nick Fancher
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    The scene setup – by placing parking a car in the shade of a building on a sunny day, you can use the ambient light as your main light, illuminating the contours of the vehicle. Photographing reflective surfaces is no walk in the park. So, as you can imagine, photographing cars, which are essentially just giant reflective objects, is really difficult. It comes with all the same challenges, magnifies them, and adds the new wrinkle of your subject being too heavy to reposition easily. Sounds like fun, right? It can be, and it can still be pulled off without the use of a commercial studio,…
  • Back Button Focus: What is it and why should you try it?

    Simon Ringsmuth
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    What operation on a camera could possibly be more simple than pressing the shutter button to take a picture? There’s not much to it, really –  you look through the viewfinder (or at the LCD screen on the back of the camera), press a button with your index finger, wait for the camera to focus, and voilà! You’ve got a photo. Well, as the popular saying goes, what if I told you there was a better way? Hidden deep within the settings of most cameras is a feature called Back Button Focusing, and enabling it can transform your approach to photography. A Brief History The…
 
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    Strobist

  • 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.
  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

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

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

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

  • Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Japanese optical manufacturer Kowa has released pricing for the three Micro Four Thirds lenses it first announced a year ago. The trio, Kowa Prominar MFT 12mm f/1.8, Prominar MFT 8.5mm f/2.8 and Prominar MFT 25mm f/1.8 are available now and will come in a choice of black, silver or green finishes. The lenses are all manual focus, and do not feature electrical contacts for communicating aperture or focus distance data to the camera. The company had them on show at the Broadcast Video Expo in London. Read more
  • As Triggertrap pulls plug on Ada kickstarter, CEO Haje Jan Kamps responds to comments from unhappy backers

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Despite a successful round of funding through Kickstarter, Triggertrap has run into difficulties developing its Ada prototype and has announced that it will not be continuing with the project. As of November last year the company had raised nearly £300,000 in crowdfunding for its latest innovation, Ada - a high-speed shutter and flash trigger. Triggertrap CEO Haje Jan Kamps spoke with us about the response he's heard from disappointed project backers. Read more
  • Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    Lowepro has announced a line of new photography bags with a high-end design. The Echelon series includes a roller, laptop brief and attache with premium touches like leather handles and each piece includes a removable All Weather cover. We took the attache model for a spin - find out our first impressions of it. Read more
  • In the Spotlight: Sony Alpha 7S Review posted

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Sony Alpha 7S is a full-frame interchangeable lens camera sporting a 12.2MP CMOS sensor. It is identical in body design to the Sony a7 and Sony a7R, but don't let that fool you. Unlike the other two, the a7S is specially geared toward video and low-light shooters. It's capable of 1080/60p video with full-sensor readout and can turn out uncompressed 4K footage to an external recorder over HDMI. Read review
  • A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Nikon Coolpix P900 has the longest zoom of any camera by a large margin. Whether you're a nature photographer or just spying on your neighbors (not that we'd recommend that), the camera's 24-2000mm should cover any situation. We got our hands on this monster zoom and will run through its most notable features right here.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Moving All Your Images From Aperture Is Now Built Right In To Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Greetings from Las Vegas (I’m out here for the WPPI [Wedding and Portrait] show. I’m speaking in the Canon booth at 10:45 this morning if you’re here — stop by and say hi). Anyway, I’ve been running into folks here and there asking about finally making the switch from Aperture and what’s all involved, and a lot of folks didn’t realize that Adobe not only created an importer plug-in, but that it’s now actually built right into to Lightroom 5.6 (and higher) itself. So, here’s how it works (there’s an option for importing from iPhoto, too).
  • Setting Up A Print Proof to Test The Brightness Slider

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    In the past few episodes of “The Lightroom Show” we’ve talked about using the Brightness slider in the Print module so you can still use a nice, bright contrasty monitor, and adjust just the file that is sent to your printer (or an online lab for printing) without messing with your original image’s settings, so the print still looks good (we explain this on the episodes). I’ve seen some questions, here and on social media, about how to actually set up a printed proof (for some reason, many Lightroom users really fight the idea of making a printing proof and…
  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #3 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We’re back with Episode #3, and we packed even more Lightroom goodness in this episode without going over our 15 minute time-limit (but we got really close), and just so you know we’ve been listening: (1) We had lots of requests to take one of our viewer’s images and show how we would edit that image from start to finish (so we did) (2) We added a segment from here on out on tips for using Lightroom Mobile (3) Per numerous request we had the camera crew zoom in tighter from time to time for a more intimate feel (more like they do on The Grid) (4) We included a follow-up…
  • Lightroom Quick Tip: Use Auto Sync

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When you are working on a shoot where your lighting and camera settings are fixed, there are changes that you would like to quickly pass to the other images in the shoots. Getting this done quickly can be a great time saver in your workflow. Let me speed this up just a little bit further by adding another tool to your arsenal – Auto Sync. When you make some develop setting changes to your images, you have the option to select the images that are next to the one that you changed.  Pressing the Sync button at the bottom of the basic panel lets you take the settings that you set for the…
  • Lightroom’s Upright ‘Constrain Crop’ Feature “Gotcha!’

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Above: the uncropped, un-lens-corrected image. I love the Upright feature Adobe added to Lightroom for fixing lens problems. Love, love, love it! Now, beyond that, one feature I love within it is the “Constrain to Crop” feature, because when I turn it on, it automatically crops away any white border areas left over from Upright’s automated correction. However, there’s a little gotcha. Above: Here’s the image after I hit the “Auto” upright correction button, with the Constrain Crop checked on. If I decide I don’t like the way it cropped the image (or I want…
 
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  • Apple Watch Wins Renowned iF Design Award Before Release

    Husain Sumra
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:24 pm
    While Apple Watch could be more than a month away from a public release, it has won a 2015 iF Gold Award from the International Forum (iF) Design in its annual industrial design competition. The jury called the Apple Watch design "an icon". The idea of combining classic materials such as leather and metal with state-of-the-art technology to create a very individual fashion accessory has resulted in a delightful product offering a holistic user experience. The Apple Watch scores highly for each design detail and is an altogether extraordinary piece of design. For us, it is already an…
  • New Site Offers Interactive Look at Upcoming Apple Watch Apps

    Juli Clover
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    AppAdvice recently launched a new site dedicated to the Apple Watch called WatchAware, and today a new feature was introduced that showcases upcoming Apple Watch apps in an interesting, interactive way. The site's Apple Watch Apps section offers a selection of apps that are displayed on an Apple Watch interface, with different views for "Apps," "Glances," and "Notifications." For example, for the upcoming Twitter app, which was shown during the Apple Watch announcement, WatchAware allows users to click to see both what the app itself will look like and what an incoming notification will look…
  • AT&T Modio LTE Case for Wi-Fi iPad Mini Launches March 20 for $49.99 with Contract

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Following its unveiling at CES earlier this year, AT&T today announced that its new Modio Case for iPad Mini, which enables Wi-Fi only iPads to connect to 4G, will be available for purchase March 20 for $49.99 with a two-year agreement. The March 20 release is set only for the iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, and iPad Mini 3 compatible cases, with a launch for the iPad Air models planned for later in the year. As detailed at its CES reveal event, the Modio smartcase will allow iPad owners with Wi-Fi models to connect to AT&T's 4G LTE network using data available on a user's Mobile Share Value…
  • Pebble Introduces 'Pebble Time Steel' Following Successful Kickstarter Campaign

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    Exactly a week after revealing the new generation of Pebble smartwatches, called the Pebble Time, Pebble today announced an additional tier to its Kickstarter fundraiser called the Pebble Time Steel. Touted as having every feature of the Pebble Time - including the new color display and Timeline features - but featuring more classy, decorative casings, so it's "dressed up and ready to go." The Steel comes in two band options, stainless steel or premium leather, and the watchface itself is coated in a CNC-finished 316L stainless steel casing. Differing slightly from its original counterpart,…
  • Google's New Take on Mobile Payments Puts Focus on Developers With Android Pay

    Mitchel Broussard
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    At Mobile World Congress today Senior Vice President of Google Sundar Pichai revealed a handful of new projects the company is working on, including a new mobile payments solution called Android Pay (via The Verge). Though only spoken of briefly, Pichai mentioned that the new service would take a decidedly more developer-focused route, calling Android Pay a "developer tool" that would give those developers considerable flexibility in how to implement the payments service. He noted that the service was less a new consumer-level product and more of an "API layer" that will give other developers…
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