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  • How do gas nozzles know when your tank is full? [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Have you ever wondered how gas nozzles know when your tank is full? Magic? Cameras? Tiny fairies in the nozzle? Nope. Simple physics. Well, maybe not simple, but here it is. The post How do gas nozzles know when your tank is full? [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 'Bad Blood' cover don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing

    Mashable
    Brian Koerber
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Another week, another installment of Postmodern Jukebox, with their uncanny ability to transform today's pop tunes into their historical counterpoint. Most recently, the cast of rotating musicians, led by Scott Bradlee, tackles Taylor Swift's hit "Bad Blood," turning the pop song into a swingin' jazz tune that vocal legend Ella Fitzgerald would be proud of. This owl has completely given up on life 1,000 musicians played Foo Fighters' 'Learn To Fly,' and it was epic Cute spider shows off sexy dance moves Here's a totally believable video of Tom Brady destroying his phone Read more... More…
  • Jon Stewart's Post-"Daily Show" Career? Maybe Stand-Up!

    Fast Company
    Maccabee Montandon
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    The most trusted man in fake news showed up at the Comedy Cellar last night, taking the stage right after Louis CK.For those wondering what Jon Stewart might do after he hangs up his Daily Show suit next month, last night provided a possible glimpse at what direction the most trusted man in fake news could go.Read Full Story
  • YC-Backed Ironclad Is An Automated Legal Assistant For Companies

    TechCrunch
    Fitz Tepper
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
     Launching out of the latest YC class, Ironclad is an automated service to help companies draft, organize, and execute common legal paperwork. Expensive legal bills are often an unwelcome reality for young startups. Lawyers charge hundreds of dollars an hour, but are often a company’s only option for correctly preparing things like financial documents and sales contracts.… Read More
  • Three things that make CEOs stupid

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:28 am
    I sat through an endless presentation by the CEO of a fast-growing company. He was doing fine for half an hour, but then, when his time was up, he chose to spend 45 minutes more on his final slide, haranguing and invecting, jumping from topic to topic and basically bringing the entire group to its knees in frustration. Power, of course, is the first problem. When things are going fairly well, the CEO has a ton of power, and often, that power makes things appear to work, even when they're not the right thing to do for the long-term. As a result, there's no market that is correcting the bad…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • How do gas nozzles know when your tank is full? [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Have you ever wondered how gas nozzles know when your tank is full? Magic? Cameras? Tiny fairies in the nozzle? Nope. Simple physics. Well, maybe not simple, but here it is. The post How do gas nozzles know when your tank is full? [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Little rhino frolics with his goat friend [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:20 am
    Don't tell little Gertjie the rhino he isn't a goat...especially when he's having this much fun. The post Little rhino frolics with his goat friend [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Texas reporter confronts the woman who stole his identity [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Most people are afraid of confrontation. Not reporters, though, they're designed to revel in confrontation. That's probably why this reporter jumped at the opportunity to confront the woman who was accused of stealing his identity. The post Texas reporter confronts the woman who stole his identity [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Dog loves to go down slide [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Who knew that dogs could be adrenaline junkies? This guy, for example, loves to climb a tall slide and ride it into a lake. The post Dog loves to go down slide [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Top apps for car owners [infographics]

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    Looking for a helping hand from technology to make your ride smoother? Here are some great car apps to add to your collection, from mileage trackers to service locators, courtesy of First Aid Wheels. The post Top apps for car owners [infographics] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • 'Bad Blood' cover don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing

    Brian Koerber
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Another week, another installment of Postmodern Jukebox, with their uncanny ability to transform today's pop tunes into their historical counterpoint. Most recently, the cast of rotating musicians, led by Scott Bradlee, tackles Taylor Swift's hit "Bad Blood," turning the pop song into a swingin' jazz tune that vocal legend Ella Fitzgerald would be proud of. This owl has completely given up on life 1,000 musicians played Foo Fighters' 'Learn To Fly,' and it was epic Cute spider shows off sexy dance moves Here's a totally believable video of Tom Brady destroying his phone Read more... More…
  • These high-fashion photos were taken with an iPhone, and you can too

    David Yi
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    Fashion photographs were once left to the professionals, the likes of Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber or Steven Meisel But tech has made the art form a democratic one. Now anyone with an iPhone can create an entire editorial story See also: 15 crucial packing hacks to keep your wardrobe fresh The August issue of beauty magazine Allure, which just hit stands, published dozens of photographs, which were taken with an iPhone 6 Plus without Photoshop or any photo apps. The editorial highlighted '70s trends, styled and photographed by celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillan Image: Allure, Chris McMillan…
  • How to limit the information you share with apps via 'Log in with Facebook'

    Samantha Murphy Kelly
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    Ever sign into apps like Airbnb or Candy Crush via the blue "Log in with Facebook" button? It's an easy alternative to the tedium of creating an account by typing in a userID and password, and since you're likely already signed into Facebook's app, you'll have quick access to other apps in just a couple of taps. The caveat for the convenience has always been agreeing to hand over a collection of your personal information to those apps when you log in through Facebook, such as your birthday and email address. In fact, you had to agree to share whatever the app asked for, or else you wouldn't…
  • Photographer trying to #FindTheGirlsOnTheNegatives

    Andrea Romano
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    There's a photography mystery to be solved here. While thrift store shopping in Richmond, Virginia, photographer Meagan Abell spotted some old film negatives in a box of vintage photographs. When she took them home, she was struck by their mysterious beauty. See also: 1913 color photos reveal vivid reds like you've never seen Determined to find out the identities of the models in the photographs and the original photographer, Abell scanned the developed images and posted them on her personal and her professional Facebook pages. Read more... More about Twitter, Pics, Art, Photography, and…
  • Trouble waking up? This ejector bed should fix that

    Chris Perkins
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
    If you're one of the 7 billion people in this world, you probably have trouble waking up in the morning. An impetuous inventor from the UK has just solved this problem. YouTuber Colin Furze built what he's calling a "High Voltage Ejector Bed," and the name pretty much says it all See also: Go kart + jet engine = Mario Kart IRL Furze built a metal frame which resembles a Murphy bed, except instead of folding backwards to be flush with a wall, it pushes the bed forward away from the wall. An air compressor powers two pistons which push the bed forward at a set speed. Furze also added lights and…
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    Fast Company

  • Jon Stewart's Post-"Daily Show" Career? Maybe Stand-Up!

    Maccabee Montandon
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    The most trusted man in fake news showed up at the Comedy Cellar last night, taking the stage right after Louis CK.For those wondering what Jon Stewart might do after he hangs up his Daily Show suit next month, last night provided a possible glimpse at what direction the most trusted man in fake news could go.Read Full Story
  • NBCUniversal Closing In On a $250 Million BuzzFeed Deal

    Pavithra Mohan
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    The media behemoth is also in talks with Vox Media to bring its valuation to $850 million.NBCUniversal is nearing a deal to invest $250 million in BuzzFeed, according to Re/code. The media conglomerate is also deep in negotiations with Vox Media, an investment that would bring the online publisher's valuation to $850 million.Read Full Story
  • Uber To Lease Cars Directly To UberX Drivers

    Pavithra Mohan
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    The ride-sharing service makes it easier for prospective UberX drivers to lease cars for short stints.Uber has all but cornered the ride-hailing business, clocking 1 million rides a day in some markets. The demand is clear, and the next natural step for the company, announced Wednesday, is to reduce the barrier to entry for prospective Uber drivers by rejiggering its leasing program.Read Full Story
  • IBM And CVS Health Want Watson To Manage Your Diabetes

    Neal Ungerleider
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    IBM and CVS Health think big data will help make you healthier.If IBM and the recently rebranded CVS Health have their way, you'll be using the Watson supercomputer to manage obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. The two companies are announcing a new partnership to develop custom care management services for CVS customers with chronic illnesses, and to then license the new technologies to insurance companies.Read Full Story
  • How To Turn Scrap Materials And Overlooked Items Into Design Gold

    Diana Budds
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this exhibit, trash is turned into treasure.Humans are wasteful creatures. The sightly good news is that designers are sourcing materials that often end up in the garbage (or ocean) to fabricate creative objects. A new group show at the Aram Gallery called Extra Ordinary details the work of 14 such practitioners who see opportunity in overlooked items.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • YC-Backed Ironclad Is An Automated Legal Assistant For Companies

    Fitz Tepper
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
     Launching out of the latest YC class, Ironclad is an automated service to help companies draft, organize, and execute common legal paperwork. Expensive legal bills are often an unwelcome reality for young startups. Lawyers charge hundreds of dollars an hour, but are often a company’s only option for correctly preparing things like financial documents and sales contracts.… Read More
  • “UAVbnb” DroneBase Is DJI And Accel’s First SkyFund Investment

    Josh Constine
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
     Drone manufacturing king DJI has a plot to expand its unmanned aerial empire. It’s teamed up with prestigious VC Accel to launch the $10 million SkyFund, which invests in companies expanding the drone market — and DJI’s sizable slice of it. Today SkyFund revealed to me that its first investment goes to DroneBase, which lets any business rent a drone and pilot. Read More
  • Facebook Won’t Be An ISP, But Has Built An Internet-Shooting Drone For Carriers

    Josh Constine
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
     Facebook today detailed its plans for its solar-powered, laser-connected, Internet-beaming Aquila drones, but confirmed it’s not going to compete with Internet Service Providers. “Our intention is not to be an operator” Facebook’s VP of engineering Jay Parikh told an assembly of reporters. “We’re not going to be ‘Facebook ISP.'” Instead,… Read More
  • Is Your City Lazy? Human Knows

    Drew Olanoff
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
     Activity apps are all the rage right now thanks in part to any number of smartwatches and bands you can wear, as well as Apple’s HealthKit initiative. There’s a lot of activity going on out there, and we’re finally tracking the data that goes along with it. With that data comes some interesting learnings. A company called Human, which has a fitness tracker for iOS that begs… Read More
  • SMB Lending Platform Iwoca Raises $20M To Expand In Europe

    Mike Butcher
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
     Iwoca, one of the booming cluster of FinTech startups coming out of London, has raised a $20m series B round from the VC arm of Germany’s CommerzVentures, Acton Capital Partners, the Munich-based private equity and VC firm Redline Capital and other existing investors, in order to grow the lending platform’s European business. Iwoca offers flexible financing to Europe’s 20… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Three things that make CEOs stupid

    Seth Godin
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:28 am
    I sat through an endless presentation by the CEO of a fast-growing company. He was doing fine for half an hour, but then, when his time was up, he chose to spend 45 minutes more on his final slide, haranguing and invecting, jumping from topic to topic and basically bringing the entire group to its knees in frustration. Power, of course, is the first problem. When things are going fairly well, the CEO has a ton of power, and often, that power makes things appear to work, even when they're not the right thing to do for the long-term. As a result, there's no market that is correcting the bad…
  • Notes, not received

    Seth Godin
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:34 am
    An expected apology rarely makes things better. But an expected apology that never arrives can make things worse. An expected thank you note rarely satifies. But an expected thank you that never arrives can make things worse. On the other hand, the unexpected praise or apology, the one that comes out of the blue, can change everything. It's easier than ever to reach out and speak up. Sad, then, how rarely we do it when it's not expected.        
  • Predicting the future isn't easy

    Seth Godin
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    The best plans are based on trends, not specific events. Here's a hopeless task: There are 18 candidates in the GOP race. If you can rank them in the order they're going to drop out, I'll give you a signed copy of my new book or $10,000, your choice. The chances of being correct are 1:18!, or about one in six quadrillion, so I think the prize is safe. On the other hand, this blog's twitter account is consistently creeping toward 500,000 followers. If you can guess the date, I'll send you a signed book. Your odds are a lot better on this one. When in doubt, pick projects where the factors you…
  • What is your art?

    Seth Godin
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:25 am
    I define art as having nothing at all to do with painting. Art is a human act, a generous contribution, something that might not work, and it is intended to change the recipient for the better, often causing a connection to happen. Five elements that are difficult to find and worth seeking out. Human, generous, risky, change and connection. You can be perfect or you can make art. You can keep track of what you get in return, or you can make art. You can enjoy the status quo, or you can make art.  The most difficult part might be in choosing whether you want to make art at all, and…
  • Thoughts for the consigliere

    Seth Godin
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:27 am
    The marketer, the sales rep, the CFO. These are the indispensable levers that help creative work get to the world. When you're part of a project but not the driving creative force, when you work to lever the work of a team of mad scientists and brilliant designers, consider a blend of three roles: Generous skeptic: When the new idea is on the table, when things are being discussed, hashed out and workshopped, are you able to ask the useful and difficult questions? Someone needs to be the trusted critic, asking not with fear, but with confidence. Your question is useful when it exposes…
 
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    WIRED

  • Brie Larson Breaks Out In The Heart-Crushing Trailer for Room

    Jordan Crucchiola
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    This might be the movie that finally cements Brie Larson as an A-list actress. The post Brie Larson Breaks Out In The Heart-Crushing Trailer for Room appeared first on WIRED.
  • Asteroid Miners Can Learn a Lot From Philae’s Bumpy Landing

    Sarah Zhang
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Philae's bumpy landing has importance for asteroid mining companies eager to excavate small bodies in space. The post Asteroid Miners Can Learn a Lot From Philae’s Bumpy Landing appeared first on WIRED.
  • What It’s Like to Watch a Species Go Extinct

    Lizzie Wade
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    When scientists talk about the sixth extinction, there's one example that stands out above all others: amphibians. The post What It’s Like to Watch a Species Go Extinct appeared first on WIRED.
  • Audio Visuals: Macy Gray Sings an Ode to Her Vibrator

    Jordan Crucchiola
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    If you've been wondering what Macy Gray has been up to lately, part of the answer is writing an ode to her favorite vibrator, apparently. The post Audio Visuals: Macy Gray Sings an Ode to Her Vibrator appeared first on WIRED.
  • With an NSFW Name, This Tech Makes Coding Pure Torture

    Tim Moynihan
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    What if a gesture-control system was purposely built to be as inconvenient and exasperating as possible? Meet Bodyfuck. The post With an NSFW Name, This Tech Makes Coding Pure Torture appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • The ProBlogger Podcast: Digging into Statistics

    Darren Rowse
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Almost the last day! While yesterday we looked to the future to build a plan to find readers, today we’re going to dig into our stats to find out what kind of effect the last 29 days have had on our sites. What can you see is different after the changes you’ve made? Some of you will be seasoned pros at looking at your stats, but if you’re newer to blogging and want some starting points, these are the metrics I recommend you keep track of regularly as you go on with your blogging. In the show notes I also link to a post I published recently that gives you an overview of how I…
  • How to Develop the Right Plan to Grow Your Blog’s Readership

    Darren Rowse
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    We’re getting to the end of our time together, and in these last few days I like to look to the future and see how we can use what we’ve learned over the last few weeks on our blogs. Today’s challenge is a simple one, although it might take you a bit of time, but it shouldn’t be skipped. We’re going to switch from creating content and the day-to-day of building community with our readers, and do things that are a little more long-term and strategic. Today is all about growing your readership. I’ll discuss some of the drawbacks of focusing solely on content…
  • 31DBBB Day 28 Writing Challenge: Write a Review Post

    Darren Rowse
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It’s writing challenge day! For some of you, this will be “business as usual”, as review posts are already part of your repertoire. For others, it will be something quite new. In today’s episode we discuss why review posts are even something to consider. They can be useful for many reasons, not just for the reader who may be researching a decision, but also for you and your blog too – not the least of which could lead to monetization. I built my first commercial blog 100% around reviews! We’ll also discuss the reasons for and against having reviews on your…
  • Update Your Blog’s Archive Pages (including Broken Links)

    Darren Rowse
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    We’re going on a link hunt, we’re going to catch a big one! Today’s the day to check everything that might be turning readers away from your blog, but don’t be overwhelmed – it’s not as onerous as it sounds. Over time, you’re bound to have some broken links. The sites you link to shut down, change their link structure, move their URLs… anything can happen. It can be bad for readability, but also for SEO. In this episode I will explain how best to find the links that are broken, whether you are a beginner or have an established blog. Small steps…
  • How Improving Another Blog will Help You Improve Yours

    Darren Rowse
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Today I want to challenge you to help another blogger to achieve their goals in some way – and I’ll explain in the podcast how it has a knock-on effect of helping you improve yours. There are many ways you can help another blogger along their path, and I outline quite a few in today’s episode. Some are big and some are small, but perhaps the easiest way to identify one is to work out how you would like to be helped, and offer that to someone else. There’s really no limit to what you can do. Click here to listen to day 26 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog series on…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Start a New Job Search 18 Months After Starting a New Job

    Melanie Pinola
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    Whether you’ve been with your employer for a while or have just been hired for a job, it’s a good idea to regularly search the job market to see what else is out there. Career Pivot recommends being prepared to switch jobs every 3 years.Read more...
  • Use Your Coding Skills to Help Solve Civic Problems at Code for America

    Melanie Pinola
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    If you have programming or design skills, you can use that talent to help improve communities by working on projects for city governments.Read more...
  • Calculate Whether You'll Get a Marriage Penalty or Bonus at Tax Time

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Most people assume marriage means you get a big tax break. The idea is: you combine both incomes and pay a single, reduced income tax. This is true in many cases, but not all of them. This calculator tells you whether you can expect to get a bonus or penalty when it comes time to file your taxes as a married couple.Read more...
  • Lifehacker Pack for iPad: Our List of the Essential iPad Apps

    Thorin Klosowski
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    It took a little while for the apps to come into their own, but we’re at a place now where the iPad has nearly as good of a selection of apps as the iPhone. Now, it’s harder than ever to find apps that are worthwhile. Let us save you some time with this collection of the best iPad apps.Read more...
  • Windows 10 Uses Your Bandwidth to Distribute Updates, Disable It Here

    Eric Ravenscraft
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Every time Microsoft releases a new version of Windows, its servers get slammed. To help alleviate this burden, Windows 10 can download updates from other users’ computers. The problem is, it can use up your bandwidth and data caps to do so. Here’s how to turn it off.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple Seeds Second iOS 8.4.1 Beta to Developers

    Juli Clover
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    Apple today seeded the second beta of iOS 8.4.1 to registered developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after releasing the first iOS 8.4.1 beta and a month after launching iOS 8.4 with the new Apple Music service. Today's beta, build 12H318, is available via an over the air update and it can also be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. No outward facing changes were discovered in the first iOS 8.4.1 beta, and it's a .1 update, so it's likely that it includes only minor bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements designed to prepare the update for its…
  • More 'iPhone 6s' Part Photos Surface as Production Ramps Up

    Joe Rossignol
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    With less than two months before Apple is expected to launch the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus," new photos of leaked components for the next-generation smartphones continue to surface from within the supply chain. The images support rumors that claim the next iPhones will have minimal design changes compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The main part shared by French website Nowhereelse.fr is a purported iPhone 6s single flex cable that houses the volume rocker, mute switch, power button and LED flash. The blog also shared photos of the device's Lightning connector and…
  • First Volkswagen Cars With CarPlay Support Arriving at Dealerships

    Juli Clover
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Volkswagen today announced that its first 2016 cars with CarPlay support are arriving at dealerships this week, equipped with the company's next-generation CarPlay-enabled MIB-II infotainment system. In addition to supporting CarPlay, the MIB-II system also includes support for Android Auto and it comes equipped with Volkswagen's own Car-Net apps, enabling features like remote lock control, remote honk and flash, parking info, stolen vehicle location, automatic crash notifications, diagnostics, and vehicle monitoring. While CarPlay and the MIB-II system don't carry a subscription fee, the…
  • Apple Releases Third OS X El Capitan Public Beta

    Juli Clover
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Apple today seeded the third beta of OS X El Capitan to public beta testers, one week after seeding the second beta and just under three weeks after first providing the OS X El Capitan beta to the public for testing purposes. The third public beta follows the launch of the fifth OS X El Capitan developer beta, which was seeded to developers late on Monday afternoon. No outward-facing changes were introduced with the beta, suggesting it's an under-the-hood update with bug fixes and performance improvements. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program and already have the…
  • iPad Market Share Falls Below 25% as Tablet Market Continues to Decline

    Joe Rossignol
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    The latest numbers from market research firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker show that Apple remains the largest vendor in a declining tablet market, shipping 10.9 million iPads in the second quarter of 2015. While the iPad continues to be the best-selling tablet, its worldwide market share fell below 25% as Apple faced increased competition from low-cost rivals Lenovo, Huawei and LG. Samsung continued to be the second largest tablet vendor with 7.6 million tablets shipped in the second quarter and 17% market share, a 12% year-over-year unit decline. Lenovo, Huawei and LG Electronics…
 
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  • The Last King of Brooklyn

    Chris Brogan
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The air inside the Brooklyn Bowl smells like well worn leather, sawdust, and evidently hops (from the nearby Brooklyn Brewery, but I’ll get back to them). All around me are authentic Coney Island early 20th century amusement park props, like the tin targets from shooting galleries. There’s a band putting their gear together onstage for an evening event, lots of percussion and fewer amps, so I’m guessing it’ll be some kind of folk or world music. In front of me, Charley Ryan, cofounder of the Brooklyn Bowl (with partner Peter Shapiro) is pressing his business card into…
  • Customer Service is Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    My son, Harold, is huge into video games and video game culture. He knows more weird and deep-level memes and obscure details than you’ll ever know. Harold has convinced me to take him to the SCG Convention in Texas. To say he’s hyped and excited is to really underplay how he feels about it. As part of this, I’ve encouraged Harold to do as much of the planning and deciding as possible. Harold chose the Aloft hotel chain. Swell by me. He picked it because he loved the videos. I prepaid for the days of the conference. And then, I ran into a snag.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have

    Chris Brogan
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:32 am
    I’m sprawled out on my bed writing to you. My son is reading a copy of Retro Gamer and my daughter is playing Splatoon (it’s a Wii game that your kid probably wants). Lately, I’ve been thinking about this blog, about you, about my business, about what I stand for. That kind of stuff. The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have is Openness and Honesty But that sounds like I’m trying to be virtuous. I’m not. I just think it’s easier/better/faster to just tell you what I think and feel, instead of worrying. Continue ReadingThe post The Biggest Competitive…
  • How to Get Ahead if You’re Shy – or the Secret Magic of Puppets

    Chris Brogan
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    My son, Harold, found out quite by surprise that he really likes puppets. He pretty much had to have this Kermit the Frog puppet. What we did with it was quite interesting. And in the process, I found myself thinking about me, then you, and about us. About all of us. And about something I’m not sure I’ve yet shared in this specific way. The Magic of Puppets When you put a puppet on your hand, you empower someone else to speak for you. You can say things you might not say from your own lips. Because hey, it’s a puppet. Puppets are like a super power.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • How to Learn A New Skill

    Chris Brogan
    28 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    I’m a big fan of the work of Dr Nick Morgan. In my circles, when people ask me advice about how to be a better professional speaker, I tell a somewhat backhanded and loving story about how I paid for a day of Dr. Morgan’s time, hellbent on having him make me a much better speaker. I loved everything he had to say. It was brilliant, full of really important details and ideas. And I couldn’t really make good use of any of it. Dr. Morgan mentions it in this post. For instance, “The good news for you conference organizers, then, is that if you hire Chris you’ll get…
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    Copyblogger

  • The Critical Importance of Customer Onboarding

    Rainmaker.FM
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    So many businesses focus solely on getting the sale, but as far as the customer is concerned … the sale is just the beginning. What comes next can make or break not just that one customer relationship, but the future viability of your business as a whole. In this episode of The Mainframe, Chris Garrett and Tony Clark reveal: Why your onboarding process is as important, or maybe more, than your sales process The impact that good and bad onboarding processes have on your business Why you should go beyond merely delivering your product to a customer, and focus on the user experience he has…
  • When Do You Abandon the Editing Process?

    Rainmaker.FM
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Like gravity pulls objects to the earth, the web pulls people across the landscape of connected information — whizzing by landmarks (content) at breakneck speed. Thus, when people arrive at your blog, they should be able to size up your content in an instant. From the headline, down the subheads, to the call to action. In other words, it should be clear what’s in it for them … and is it even worth their time? And it should be concise. Rough Draft host Demian Farnworth has a habit of writing long content. But he still tries to be concise. That being said, if Demian can write in…
  • The Dangerous Myth of the Magical Tool

    Pamela Wilson
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    When we’re starting out, we want to know the best tools to use. What platform should I build my website on? What’s the best tool for writing? What should I use to create images for my site? What social media platforms should I invest time in? These thoughts can swirl around and around and keep us firmly planted in analysis paralysis. Don’t get me wrong: It makes sense to look for solid tools from the very beginning. You want to get your business off to a good start. You want to build it on a reliable platform and avoid having to make a painful switch to a different platform…
  • From Projects to Products: How to Stop Selling Your Time

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Are you interested in developing and selling products? Seems almost silly to ask, right? Everyone Brian Clark talks to wants to make a product and leave the world of client work behind. Designers, writers, and other freelancers, but also lawyers, realtors, consultants … you name it. Even those who love working with clients wouldn’t mind that more passive revenue stream. Who wouldn’t want to supplement income and pick and choose from among the best clients and projects? So what’s the secret? Well, it’s no secret at all. In this 13-minute episode of Unemployable with Brian Clark,…
  • A Behind the Scenes Look at The Missing Link (They Bare It All)

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    In this episode of The Missing Link, you’ll learn why the podcast was created with its specific style and personality. Jon Nastor joins The Missing Link host Sean Jackson and Mica Gadhia to share how to run a podcast and the three critical elements to becoming your own showrunner. Content marketing has all of the same elements that it always has, but you can learn more about creating powerful content through audio — and how to get started. In this episode of The Missing Link, host Sean Jackson, Jon Nastor, and Mica Gadhia talk about how The Missing Link Podcast came to be.
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    Macworld

  • Starbucks's iOS app now lets you order ahead and skip the line

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:45 am
    Starbucks orders can get complicated: Getting an upside-down, two pump, nonfat Caramel Macchiato with light ice often requires yelling over the espresso machine and the person in line next to you.If you have an iPhone, there’s a better way to place your drink order. You can do it all from the Starbucks app—complete with all of those customizations—and then pick up your beverage right at the counter. You pay for it in advance, too, so no need to even talk to the barista (besides saying “thank you,” of course).I took the app for a few trial runs at nearby Starbucks coffeehouses and…
  • iOS 9: Five small features that will change your life

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    Even though the forthcoming iOS 9 is not a drastic software update, there are a ton of subtle tweaks and changes that'll make iPhone users jump up with joy. After a few days testing the iOS 9 public beta, we've unlocked a some of the best hidden features. Watch the video above to see how you can become an iOS 9 expert come this fall. In the video, we highlight how to: Automatically creates selfie/screenshot albums in Photos app Call, iMessage, or FaceTime your Contacts directly from Spotlight search Get quick access to the Wallet app and Apple Pay from the lock screen Enable the new iCloud…
  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg: Video today, virtual reality tomorrow

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    When people grow tired of posting photos and videos on social media, what then? Virtual-reality posts, according to Mark Zuckerberg. We’re entering into an era in which people’s posts increasingly will revolve around video, “but that’s not the end of the line,” according to Facebook’s CEO. After video, he said, “I think immersive 3D content is the obvious next thing.” “There’s always a richer way that people want to share and consume thoughts and ideas,” Zuckerberg said. The Facebook chief made his comments in response to a question during the company’s earnings call…
  • Angry Birds 2 is the 'sequel' you've been waiting for

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    Well it’s about time. Nearly six years after the original Angry Birds burst onto the mobile gaming scene Rovio is back with its official sequel, Angry Birds 2. Yes, if Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Star Wars I and II, Angry Birds Transformers, a green piggies spin-off, a Mario Kart rip-off, and a bunch of other games weren’t enough to tide you over since 2009, you can now play Angry Birds 2.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Pebble Time Steel will be missing some metal for a while

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    Pebble has run into a couple more roadblocks as it tries to get the Pebble Time Steel smartwatch out the door. Originally, Pebble had planned to begin shipping the Time Steel to Kickstarter backers in July, but the company now says shipping has slipped to the first week of August. The company still plans to complete all Pebble Time Steel shipments by the end of the month. The bigger problem relates to the Time Steel’s metal band, which is included alongside a leather band for Kickstarter backers. (At retail, the metal band will be sold separately.) Pebble now says most Time Steel shipments…
 
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    ReadWrite

  • After Gender Ratio Stalls, Pinterest Cofounder Promises To Do Better

    Owen Thomas
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    Pinterest, the fast-growing, highly valued Visual Web startup, is far ahead of the Silicon Valley pack when it comes to gender diversity. But it's vowing to do far better on both gender and racial diversity, cofounder Evan Sharp promised in a blog post on Thursday.Startlingly, despite Pinterest's efforts to improve its numbers, its industry-leading ratio of women tech employees stayed steady at 21 percent from 2014 to 2015.See also: Why Pinterest's Workforce Is The Future Of TechThat's nearly twice the ratios other large tech companies have reported. But Pinterest, spurred by…
  • How Amazon's Drone Superhighway Would Work

    David Nield
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    How do we make personal and commercial drones safe? Some of the biggest names in technology put their heads together at a NASA convention in California to address that issue, and Amazon is the first to step up with a detailed proposal. Its idea: build a drone highway in the air. Action of some sort is most definitely needed. Drones flown by the public have been getting too close to airports, interfering with firefighting operations, and even crashing into national landmarks. See also: Facebook's First Drone Is Broader Than A 737Amazon's plan involves two…
  • Here’s Why I Really Bought ReadWrite

    Redg Snodgrass
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Hi! It’s time for me to speak up and introduce myself. I’m the CEO of Wearable World, the company that bought ReadWrite back in February. To the many who have loved this site for more than 12 years, I’d like to say “Thank you.” Thank you for sticking around and believing in ReadWrite. Like you, I’ve been a reader. I’ve also been a sponsor of ReadWrite. I’m now its owner, and after this post goes live … I’ll be a writer, too.Having participated in all aspects of this business, I’m humbled to have the opportunity to contribute to a publication that matters to the 5 million…
  • The Secret Of DevOps: It's Always Been About People, Not Technology

    Adam Jacob
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    Adam Jacob is a cofounder and CTO of Chef, an IT-automation company that helps enterprises use DevOps to build and deliver quality software quickly.I have had the privilege of being either physically present or near many of the seminal moments in the evolution of DevOps. My friend and cofounder at Chef, Jesse Robbins, was the conference chair for the operations track at O'Reilly's Velocity conference. It was there in 2009 that John Allspaw and Paul Hammond gave their seminal talk, "10 Deploys Per Day, Dev And Ops Cooperation At Flickr." In it they outlined all the ways they worked…
  • Amazon's Marketplace For Startups Looks Great—If You Can Get In

    David Nield
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Amazon has opened up a new streamlined sales channel for startups called LaunchPad. If you've got something to sell—a recently Kickstarted invention, say—then LaunchPad lets you put it in front of millions of Amazon customers and distribute it through the e-commerce giant's massive pipeline. Your new product can even get Amazon Prime eligibility too. Sounds like a win-win situation. Amazon gets intriguing new products to sell that aren't widely available elsewhere, while inventors and startups benefit from retail expertise and access to infrastructure they might not otherwise…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Constructing CSS Quantity Queries On The Fly

    Drew Minns
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
      Often within a project, the presentation of our content changes based on certain needs. We see this when we use media queries to change our styles based on the user device. CSS quantity queries follow the same concept of changing the styles based on a condition: the condition within a quantity query being the number of sibling elements. An example would be navigation where items are 25% wide when four items are available; yet when there are five items available, the width of the navigation items changes to 20%. This is a common problem with dynamic site frameworks like WordPress…
  • Designing Flexible, Maintainable Pie Charts With CSS and SVG

    Lea Verou
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
      When it comes to CSS techniques, nobody is more stubborn and smart enough to find solutions to any problems than Lea Verou. Recently, Lea has written, designed and published CSS Secrets, a truly fantastic book on the little CSS tricks and techniques for solving everyday problems. If you thought that you know CSS fairly well, think again: you will be surprised. In this article, we publish a few nuggets from the book, which were also presented in Lea's recent talk at SmashingConf New York — on designing simple pie charts, with CSS. Please notice that some demos might not work as…
  • How Copywriting Can Benefit From User Research

    Marli Mesibov
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
      I’ve often heard there are four stages along the road to competence: unconscious incompetence, conscious incompetence, conscious competence, and unconscious competence. Most of us begin our careers “unconsciously incompetent,” or unaware of how much we don’t know. I’ll never forget the first time I moved from unconscious to conscious incompetence. I was working as an office manager at a small software company, and having been impressed by my writing skills, the director of sales and marketing asked me to throw together a press release, welcoming the new CEO.The post How…
  • Making Time: Redesigning A Calendar Experience For Android

    Günther Beyer & Nino Rapin
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
      In UX design, few things are more intricate than time and personal time management — only a good arsenal of mobile design patterns and information architecture principles can save you. This is the story of redesigning the UX for a popular calenda tool on Android: Business Calendar. We’ll cover designing systems, interaction design problems, scaling across screens and platforms, research, and big business decisions and their outcomes. Business Calendar started out as a side project, a one-man show, and is now run by a team of eight in Berlin. The app was very successful…
  • Finally: Smashing Book #5 Is Here, And It’s Hot Like Smoking Barrels.

    Vitaly Friedman
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
      The waiting is over. Smashing Book #5 is here, it's smashing, and it's shipping worldwide — in fact, all pre-orders have just been dispatched. Think of it as a reliable playbook to master all the tricky hurdles of responsive design, well-tested in real-life projects by respected designers and developers. Ah, sure, you can get the book right away. Now, a standalone release post would be boring and predictable, so how about bringing another perspective to the magazine instead? Below you'll find some insights about the writing process by one of the authors of the book, Sara…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    How Do I Do That In Lightroom? eBook Giveaway! You saw it announced here earlier this week… Now it’s time to give some away! Leave a comment for your chance to win one of three free How Do I Do That In Lightroom? eBooks from Scott Kelby! What’s that? We have three free The Headshot by Peter Hurley eBooks as well? Great! Leave a comment for your chance to win one of these too! Photoshop World Photoshop World is right around the corner! If you’re in the Las Vegas area and want to swing on by, we’d love to see you. You can still get FREE Expo Only passes by…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Brad Moore!

    Brad Moore
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Not Every Shoot Is A Winner Here’s the scenario: You go do a shoot, download the images, go through the take, pick the keepers, do your editing, and deliver the shots. The client loves them… But you don’t. They’re okay, but they don’t quite send you to your happy place. Sound familiar? If it does, I have some good news for you. You’re not alone. Is there anything wrong with this shot? Not technically, but it’s not winning any awards. I would guess that most photographers go through this, even the best ones. No matter how much we try to make the best possible images we…
  • My New Lightroom Book Is Very Different Than My Other Lightroom Book

    Scott Kelby
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi Gang: The video above kind of explains what the book is about, but I thought I’d take 30-seconds to define both, so you know which one is for you (and, of course, I’m hoping one of them is for you. And your friends. And family. And strangers you meet on the street. Etc.). My existing Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers It’s designed to teach you Lightroom from the ground up, and its focus is on workflow, and teaching you all the awesome stuff that Lightroom does so you can fall in love with it like about a bazillion photographers around the world already have. Here are the links…
  • If you were only allowed to have 10 pieces of photographic gear, what would they be?

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    …that was a question posted on my Facebook page by Are Knudsen, a photographer from Norway. Why the question? Well, I kicked off a new monthly Q&A column in Shutterbug magazine a few months ago (they named it “Ask a Pro”), but essentially I answer questions posed by Shutterbug’s readers along with questions I get throughout the month on my blog or social media, and the column has been a lot of fun for me (and I’ve been a reader of Shutterbug for many years, so it’s also really a kick to be in their pages). As I was working on the latest installment, I…
  • Travel Photography Tips & Tricks

    Scott Kelby
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi Gang: If you missed “The Grid” this week, our topic was travel photography, and I showed image, and talked tips and tricks based on my trip last week to London and Paris. Lots of helpful little nuggets, and we answered lots of questions from viewers. If you’ve got a sec, here’s the episode (below): In case you missed it — I posted my favorite images from the trip over at exposure.co (along with the story and more tips there, too). There’s that link: http://bit.ly/1Ds4ssN Lastly, if you’ve got a sec, I was featured this over at shotkit with a look at…
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    Digital Photography School

  • How to do Milky Way Photography – A Comprehensive Tutorial

    Gavin Hardcastle
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    You’re spinning through our solar system on a gorgeous blue marble which offers jaw dropping views of an astronomical phenomenon we call The Milky Way. Wait for our marble to line up just right, and you’ll have a perfect opportunity to create awe inspiring images that harness that galactic chandelier hovering over your head. My students are often delighted to learn that capturing spectacular images of The Milky Way is easy, once you know a few essential tips. Planning when and where to do Milky Way photography is just as important as the techniques and equipment you’ll be…
  • 5 Incredible Storm Photographers and Their Best Images

    James Brandon
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I’ve been a landscape and travel photographer for nearly six years now. While I will always love standing in front of an amazing landscape at sunset, nothing on earth can compare to the feeling I get when standing in front of a massive supercell with 40-50mph winds at my back, watching it twist and churn, as it tries to lower itself to the ground. It’s the most intense and pure mixture of awe, fear and respect for mother nature that I’ve been able to find to this day. © James Brandon. Henrietta, TX Supercell © James Brandon. Ranger, TX Supercell I’m just now…
  • The Secret to Great Photography Portfolio

    John McIntire
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    If you’ve been around the photography world for a short time, you probably have at least a basic grasp of the technical skills. You know how to manipulate depth of field with aperture, where to focus in a portrait, and how to compensate your exposure for extremes in shadows and highlights. Even knowing things like that, you’ve probably stumbled across some incredible portfolios or magazine spreads and asked, “How did they do that?” Or even “What’s their secret?” The secret to a great photography portfolio is simple. It isn’t even a secret at…
  • 8 Factors to Look at Before You Choose a New DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

    Chris Corradino
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Not too long ago, the path to choosing your gear was very clear. If you wanted to take professional quality images, the DSLR reigned supreme. Yet, the landscape of available camera gear is constantly evolving, and today there are more options than ever before. Instead of just one or two dominant companies, you now have outstanding systems from no less than seven manufacturers. Mirrorless cameras have matured from a niche product to a complete solution, while DSLRs have been further refined. This may sound daunting at first, but with a bit of research, it’s possible to find a…
  • 10 Items You Need for Your Night Photography Kit

    Jim Hamel
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Buckingham Fountain, Chicago (Shutter Speed: 10 seconds; Aperture f/18; ISO 100; focal length 21 mm) Louis Pasteur famously said that “chance favors the prepared mind.” This statement definitely applies to photography, as there is always an element of chance, with the odds of success growing with preparation. The quote seems particularly applicable to night photography, which has unique requirements for exposure and stability. Preparation is everything. Your odds of getting a great night photograph are greatly improved if you have taken the time make sure you have the tools…
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Formula 1 driver joins video game racing team

    Nick Summers
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
    Gran Turismo, Forza Motorsport, Project Cars and other racing games offer a surprisingly realistic depiction of motorsport. It should come as no surprise then to hear that professional drivers are starting to use these virtual depictions as training ...
  • 'Mr. Robot' creator on the evils of Facebook and hackers in Hollywood

    Devindra Hardawar
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    You'd be forgiven for being skeptical about Mr. Robot, USA's new hacker thriller starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater. In general, movies and TV shows haven't done a great job of portraying hackers, and really, technology of any sort. Even the ki...
  • Luxury smartwatch maker Olio adds 24k gold to its repertoire

    Nicole Lee
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    Back in March, Olio introduced a new kind of smartwatch to the world: the Model One. Olio aimed to set itself apart from other smartwatches by going premium; really premium. We're talking surgical grade stainless steel, precision forged housing, leat...
  • Prince is still using Spotify to promote new music, one song at a time

    Billy Steele
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    Prince may have pulled his music from nearly every streaming service, but that's not stopping the artist from using them for promotional purposes. He has a new single, titled "Stare," that's available for streaming as a Spotify exclusive. Don't get y...
  • US backpedals on plan to regulate hacking software

    Steve Dent
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    After a huge outcry from the security community, the US government will re-write proposed regulations on software used to hack smartphones and computers, according to Reuters. The Department of Commerce wants to heavily restrict the development and t...
 
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    Strobist

  • Kinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitch

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    See that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the train.(Works totally ace, BTW.)But that bar just got seriously upped today by the LumoPro LP742 "LightSwitch" speedlight case. Read more »
  • On Assignment: The Light You Don't See

    11 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    This photo is 100% flash, 0% ambient. But it almost looks like the reverse. And for this portrait of soprano Robin Steitz, a timeless available-light look was what we were going for.But when you are working with flash (a single speedlight) and controlling your light (a scrounged "fill blanket" from the couch) you can keep the best of both worlds of strobe and ambient. Read more »
  • GPP Pop-Up Seattle: Why Go, and What to Expect

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Several folks have asked for more specifics on the Seattle GPP Pop-Up. So here's the long version.Gulf Photo Plus is widely regarded as one of the best photo weeks... well, anywhere. And deservedly so. Every year, people attend from dozens of countries all over the world.The problem is that GPP is held in Dubai, which is an awful long way for most westerners to travel.But each year Gulf Photo Plus holds a Pop-Up event somewhere other than Dubai. In 2013 they were in London, and in 2014 it was Singapore. This year, for the first time, a GPP Pop-Up is being held in the US. It's scheduled for…
  • On the Road? Backup Without the Bulk-Up

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    I seldom review gadgets these days, but sometimes something is so useful that it's worth telling people about. Such is the case with the SD card-enabled Western Digital My Passport Wireless hard drive.Read more »
  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    UPDATE: Several folks have asked me for more information on the content of the weekend. I can't speak for everyone else, but here is a detailed look at where we are going in my session. -DHI 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…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Samsung starts mass-production of thinner 16MP sensor with 1.0μm Pixels

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:54 am
    Samsung has announced the start of mass-production of its S5K3P3 image sensor for mobile devices. The new chip is 20 percent thinner than previous generations. At under 5mm thickness, the new sensor can be used in ultra-thin smartphones without creating the protruding camera modules we've seen on some of the latest Samsung Galaxy models. Read more
  • Olympus Tough TG-4 studio and real-world samples posted

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Olympus' TG-series Tough cameras have been a popular choice among enthusiasts looking for a rugged compact. The TG-4 is waterproof to 15m/50ft, as well as shockproof and crushproof, and includes Raw support. See how it performs out and about and in our studio compared to other rugged compacts. Read more
  • What's in a name? Zeiss provides details on lens partnerships and production

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Lens maker Zeiss has written a blog post about its relationships with other manufacturers - specifically its partnership with Sony. The post sheds some light on exactly what that little blue logo on your lens can mean. The blog post itself appears to have been written by the marketing department, but reading between the lines gives us a better idea of how its relationship with Sony works. Read more
  • Canon's multi-purpose ME20F-SH camera reaches ISO 4 million

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Canon has introduced its ME20F-SH multi-purpose camera - a black cube with an EF mount and the ability to capture video in near-darkness. With the ability to capture Full HD color video in light levels as low as 0.0005 lux and a top ISO of over 4 million, the ME20F-SH is well suited for surveillance and security as well as wildlife applications. Learn more
  • Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 now available

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Adobe has released Camera Raw version 9.1.1, adding Raw support for the Canon PowerShot G3 X, Leica Q (Typ 119) and Sony A7R II among others. Per a separate announcement yesterday, this will be the last update for CS6 users. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • A Quick before and after

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    So I thought I would walk you through a quick edit and let you in on my thoughts. Starting image… reset to just the RAW image for you to see all the steps. (I have a preset that is applied on import usually.) The first step that sets the tone for the image and helps clarify the editing is getting the crop and composition how I like it. I crop to the image, not to a set ratio, but some folks prefer to keep certain ratios for printing… it is up to you. Since the main story of the image is the boy and his bike, there is a lot of extraneous area that can be cropped. For action…
  • My New Lightroom Book (just announced today) Is Very Different Than My Other Lightroom Book

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang: The video above kind of explains what the book is about, but I thought I’d take 30-seconds to define both, so you know which one is for you (and, of course, I’m hoping one of them is for you. And your friends. And family. And strangers you meet on the street. Etc.). My existing Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers It’s designed to teach you Lightroom from the ground up, and its focus is on workflow, and teaching you all the awesome stuff that Lightroom does so you can fall in love with it like about a bazillion photographers around the world already have. Here are the links…
  • A Quick Portrait “Finishing Move” in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang (and Happy Monday). This isn’t some earth-shattering Lightroom secret or anything, but it’s something that I do to a lot of my portraits, kind of as a finishing move, and while it’s subtle, I think it’s important. I get a lot of questions about these finishing moves, so I thought I’d share this one here today. It’s about a very quick way to brighten just your subject’s face, which is something (as I said), I do a lot. The original image is above. STEP ONE: Get the Adjustment Brush; double-click on the word “Effects” to reset all…
  • Bringing Your Logo into Lightroom (with a transparent background behind it)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Friday everybody. Here’s a tip on how to bring your logo into Lightroom (so you can use it in slideshows, or as an identity plate, or for the title of a slideshow, or whatever), but with a transparent background behind it (that’s the cool part). Here’s how it’s done: STEP ONE: We have start over in Photoshop (any ol’ version will do). Open a new document, and then use the Place command (under the File menu) to bring in your logo, so it appears on its own layer above the background layer (as shown here). STEP TWO: Now, go to the Layers panel and drag the…
  • Shortcut for Keyboard shortcuts

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    If you are like me, you love keyboard shortcuts but often forget that cool one that you only use every now and then. The good news is that you can press Command -/  (slash) or (PC Ctrl -/) to bring up all of the keyboard shortcuts for that module. Now if you can just remember that one shortcut you are all set.   The post Shortcut for Keyboard shortcuts appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Udemy Launches Developer Course for iOS 9, Offers Discount to MacRumors Readers

    Juli Clover
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    Online learning site Udemy, which offers classes on a wide range of subjects including programming, photography, Photoshop, writing, and more, is today debuting a new iOS 9 Developer Course that aims to teach students how to use Xcode 7 and Swift 2 to make iOS apps. Designed to be a comprehensive tutorial on app development for iOS 9 for complete beginners, the course includes a total of 28 hours of video lectures that cover topics like the Swift language, Xcode, SpriteKit, Inputs, Buttons, Reactive Interfaces, Navigation, Storage, Live Content, Images, Accelerometers, Motion Feedback, iAds,…
  • Dashlane Launches One-Tap Password Changer for iPhone and Apple Watch

    Mitchel Broussard
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:47 am
    Dashlane today announced an update to its existing iPhone app alongside the launch of an all-new Apple Watch experience, both of which bring the service's one-tap password changing feature from desktop to Apple's mobile and wearable devices. Dashlane unveiled the Password Changer feature late last year for the desktop, which allowed users to change multiple passwords at once so they can more easily update their password info if any of their data is ever breached. Today's updates extend that sense of security for Dashlane users to iPhone and Apple Watch, which the company says is completely…
  • Apple Music Snapchat Account Takes Users Behind the Scenes of Beats 1 Radio

    Husain Sumra
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Apple today announced a Snapchat account for Apple Music that initially provides a behind-the-scenes look at Beats 1 Radio and its personalities while also showing off segments of the cities it operates from with some music playing in the background. It's unknown what kind of content the account will provide in the future. The account's first Snapchat "story", which is the combination of multiple photos and videos taken throughout its first day of operation, takes followers on a journey from Beats 1's Los Angeles HQ with Zane Lowe, watching as he works on his show before it switches to London…
  • 'Fantastical 2' for iPhone Gains Drafts, Japanese Localization

    Juli Clover
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Popular calendar app Fantastical 2 for iPhone was today updated to version 2.4, adding a useful new feature that allows users to create event drafts. With drafts, it's possible to start creating an event or Reminder and then swipe downwards to save it as a draft, setting it aside to multitask and access other events on the calendar. For example, if you start scheduling a lunch meeting but need to pause in the middle to check your afternoon schedule, there's no need to discard what you've written entirely -- you can save it as a draft, check the calendar, and come back to it. Draft posts are…
  • Apple Music Exclusively Debuts Keith Richards 'Trouble' Video

    Juli Clover
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    Continuing on with its stream of exclusive content, Apple Music is today premiering the video for Keith Richards' latest single, "Trouble." The video is exclusively available through Apple Music Connect on Keith Richards' page on the artist-focused social networking site. Because the video is shared on Apple Music Connect, it does not require an Apple Music subscription to watch. Designed to let fans connect with artists, Apple Music Connect's content is all available for free and will continue to be free after people's three-month free trials expire. Exclusive video premiere of “Trouble”…
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