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  • This is not a two-headed snake…it’s worse [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    For all of you out there who get a case of the heebie-jeebies at the sight of a bug, this isn’t the video for you. For all of you who love to torture people like that, hit play and let the fun begin! This is not a two-headed snake, but a ridiculous number of fungus gnat larvae making their creepy way en masse across the sidewalk to avoid being eaten as they search out their snacks of algae and fungus. Naturally, the less dominant of the herd get the pleasure of being on the outside. Not the kind of thing you want to be stepping on with bare feet. Full story at Neatorama. Ah,…
  • 9 Nearly Worthless Gadgets You're Hanging Onto for Dear Life

    Mashable
    Sylvan Lane
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    You can't put a price on childhood memories, which explains why most of your favorite toys and gadgets from childhood aren't worth squat. Now, you can still make a nice profit off unopened, exceedingly well-maintained or rare items from your younger days, but the majority of your prized possessions are too new to be artifacts and too old to be useful. See also: 9 Valuable Things You Didn't Know Are Lying Around Your House Before you try to sell your childhood dreams away, check out the nine items that have much more sentimental value than market value. And if you decide to junk them, think…
  • Wheeee! What It's Like To Wear A Virtual Reality Headset On A Roller Coaster

    Fast Company
    Mark Wilson
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Why would you wear an Oculus Rift on a roller coaster? Why WOULDN'T you?!?You know how you go get froyo, and at first it seems like enough to just top it with a few pieces of fresh fruit. "This is perfection," you think, "the simple pleasures." And then you're beckoned to the sprinkles, Oreo crumbles, the radioactively pink frosted animal crackers, and piping hot caramel sauce that call your name like a siren. By the time you're done, it looks like a clown's intestines exploded all over your probiotic treat.Read Full Story
  • Multi-Factor Analysis Of Y-Combinator’s Summer 2014 Class

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    Matt Oguz
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
     In my previous article, I wrote about how multi-factor analysis of startups helps avoid decision biases such as availability, anchoring or the famous “herd-mentality.” The merits of the theories behind this approach go back to the 1950’s. But based on the feedback our team received, we felt encouraged to share a sample analysis with everyone to explain the inner workings of… Read More
  • Turning passion on its head

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Instead of, "do what you love," perhaps the more effective mantra for the entrepreneur, the linchpin and maker of change might be, "love what you do." If we can fall in love with serving people, creating value, solving problems, building valuable connections and doing work that matters, it makes it far more likely we're going to do important work.        
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  • This is not a two-headed snake…it’s worse [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    For all of you out there who get a case of the heebie-jeebies at the sight of a bug, this isn’t the video for you. For all of you who love to torture people like that, hit play and let the fun begin! This is not a two-headed snake, but a ridiculous number of fungus gnat larvae making their creepy way en masse across the sidewalk to avoid being eaten as they search out their snacks of algae and fungus. Naturally, the less dominant of the herd get the pleasure of being on the outside. Not the kind of thing you want to be stepping on with bare feet. Full story at Neatorama. Ah,…
  • What $1000 rent will get you around the U.S. [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Think you’re paying too much for rent? Take a look at what $1000 flat will get you across the country. In L.A., it’s a measly 460 sq. ft. Cleveland: 1470 sq. ft. Yikes, better leave L.A., suckers. See more here: Full story at Buzzfeed. More amazing trivia. Photo credit: Canva
  • The ten best places to go to stargaze

    Josh Urich
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If your idea of a good night is reclining on the hood of your car with a hot mug of coco and watching the stars, then this article is for you. Starting with the Mauna Kea Observatory on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Stop at the tourist center at the bottom of the mountain, and then head up over 9,000 feet to the summit, where you can go on a star tour from 6-10pm. Did we mention it’s free? And you don’t need a reservation? Want to organize a whole vacation around stargazing? Head to the Canary Islands. Specifically, the island of Tenerife. There, you can visit the Teide…
  • Grab your babushka, and get ready to rock this cover of Kiesza’s “Hideaway” [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Just because things are a bit different in rural eastern Europe doesn’t mean they can’t appreciate Kiesza’s “Hideaway”…they just jam a little differently, babushkas, chickens, accordions and a little washing down by the river. And here’s the original, in case you haven’t seen it: Full story at YouTube. Rockin’ the rural way. Graphics credit: Canva
  • When it’s appropriate to catcall women [infographic]

    Josh Urich
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The interesting thing about this infographic is that it was put out on Playboy.com. For the sake of modesty, we’ve linked it from Vox.com, so anyone who clicks the link will be taken to a safe for work site. Before anyone gets too upset, make sure you follow the flow chart to the end! Full story at Vox. More great infographics. Photo credit: Canva
 
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  • 9 Nearly Worthless Gadgets You're Hanging Onto for Dear Life

    Sylvan Lane
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    You can't put a price on childhood memories, which explains why most of your favorite toys and gadgets from childhood aren't worth squat. Now, you can still make a nice profit off unopened, exceedingly well-maintained or rare items from your younger days, but the majority of your prized possessions are too new to be artifacts and too old to be useful. See also: 9 Valuable Things You Didn't Know Are Lying Around Your House Before you try to sell your childhood dreams away, check out the nine items that have much more sentimental value than market value. And if you decide to junk them, think…
  • Slice of Princess Diana's Wedding Cake Snags $1,375 at Auction

    Brittany Levine
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:54 pm
    A Los Angeles auction house has sold a slice of cake from Princess Diana's wedding to Prince Charles for $1,375 The 33-year-old slice of cake was sold online by Nate D. Sanders Auctions. It is still in its original white and silver presentation box dated "Buckingham Palace 29 July 1981" and stamped with a "CD" monogram. The cake, described as "extremely rare" on the auction house's website, came with a card, which read: "With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales." See also: Mouth-Watering Twitter Cake is Good Enough to Tweet So who wants a cake from 1981…
  • Every Parent Will Relate to Beyoncé's Poem About Daughter Blue Ivy

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:07 pm
    The love Beyoncé radiates for her daughter, Blue Ivy, was on display at the MTV VMAs when the "Flawless" singer got teary-eyed while baby Blue cheered "Yeah, Mommy!" Now, the 32-year-old entertainer has penned a poem to describe this mother-daughter bond, in a four-page spread for CR Fashion Book. See also: Beyonce Sings 'Survivor' to Terminally Ill Fan to Grant Final Wish Grab a tissue, parents. Here's Beyoncé's poem, which will remind you just how much you care for your kids and why you want the world to be a better place for them: It’s my daughter, she’s my biggest…
  • Behold, a GoPro Captures the Miracle of Pizza Making

    Brian Koerber
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Pizza is arguably the best food ever created. Sure, bagels are a close second, but, come on — pizza. The crunchy crust, oozing melted cheese and endless combinations of toppings, coupled with its share-ablity and power to be delicious at any temperature makes pizza simply perfect. Thankfully, YouTuber haberdashery12 understands our love for pizza, and has documented the precious process of pizza making through the lens of a GoPro. Enjoy. Terrifying Locusts Plague Madagascar, Nobody Seems to Notice This Is Your Brain on Coffee A Man Vacuumed a Subway Platform and Then Ate From It Hungry…
  • Snapchat Expands 'Our Story' to All Users

    Brittany Levine
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:16 pm
    After being "blown away" at the response from Snapchatters at Electric Daisy Carnival, Lollapalooza and other music festivals to the "Our Story" feature, which pools photos and videos from live events into one feed, the photo messaging application announced Friday that it has expanded the product Now all Snapchatters, not just attendees at pre-determined events, can use Our Story. See also: 9 Things We'd Change About Snapchat "You’ll notice today that there’s a new 'Live' section beneath your Recent Updates," according to the Snapchat blog. "That’s where you’ll be able…
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  • Wheeee! What It's Like To Wear A Virtual Reality Headset On A Roller Coaster

    Mark Wilson
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Why would you wear an Oculus Rift on a roller coaster? Why WOULDN'T you?!?You know how you go get froyo, and at first it seems like enough to just top it with a few pieces of fresh fruit. "This is perfection," you think, "the simple pleasures." And then you're beckoned to the sprinkles, Oreo crumbles, the radioactively pink frosted animal crackers, and piping hot caramel sauce that call your name like a siren. By the time you're done, it looks like a clown's intestines exploded all over your probiotic treat.Read Full Story
  • Rebecca Minkoff To Debut Tech-Enabled Jewelry

    Ainsley O'Connell
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The brand's five-piece collection is in keeping with a growing emphasis on "functional fashion."Rebecca Minkoff, the fashion brand known for elegant accessories with a downtown edge, is following in the footsteps of competitors like Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch and designing a line of five wearable devices that will launch this fall.Read Full Story
  • The Recommender: Kc Ifeanyi, The Guy Who Won An Emmy And Won't Let You Forget It

    Fast Company Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The best things on the Internet this week, curated by Fast Company employees. Kc IfeanyiPhoto: Celine Grouard for Fast Company Name: Kc Ifeanyi Role at Fast Company: Assistant Editor Twitter: @kcifeanyiRead Full Story
  • Want To Win A Lifetime Of Free Taco Bell? Find These Special $1 Bills

    Chris Gayomali
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Good luck.To celebrate the release of its new dollar menu, Taco Bell is holding a contest that could give up to 11 winners a "lifetime" of free Taco Bell. (And, presumably, of heartburn.) What does earning such a prize entail? Finding a special $1 bill out in the wild.Read Full Story
  • 75% Of Ikea's Catalog Is Computer Generated Imagery

    Mark Wilson
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    You could have fooled us. Wait, actually, you did.The best special effects are often the ones you never notice--which may make Ikea the most skillful special effects studio in the world. The Swedish furniture company has been aggressively ramping up its use of computer generated imagery in their catalogs. Ikea's first CG photo was a Bertil pinewood chair in 2006. By 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported that 25% of their products were CG. Today, that figure has ballooned to 75%.Read Full Story
 
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  • Multi-Factor Analysis Of Y-Combinator’s Summer 2014 Class

    Matt Oguz
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
     In my previous article, I wrote about how multi-factor analysis of startups helps avoid decision biases such as availability, anchoring or the famous “herd-mentality.” The merits of the theories behind this approach go back to the 1950’s. But based on the feedback our team received, we felt encouraged to share a sample analysis with everyone to explain the inner workings of… Read More
  • Stanford Professors Want To Teach You How To Scale Your Business Without Screwing It Up

    Cat Zakrzewski
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
     After eight years of studying best practices for expanding a business, a pair of Stanford professors are scaling up the size of their classroom with their first foray into massive open online courses (MOOC). Huggy Rao and Robert Sutton, the authors of “Scaling Up Excellence: Getting To More Without Settling For Less,” will bring the lessons they learned from their research to… Read More
  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    Travis Bernard
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
     Before we take off for the long weekend, check out the best stories from the past week (8/23-8/29). After months of rumors suggesting that Google was prepped to snatch up Twitch, Amazon ended up dropping the money to make this deal happen. Alex Wilhelm originally reported the news for TechCrunch, but Kyle Russell offered some critical analysis about how Amazon’s acquisition is too big… Read More
  • Clever Launches New Instant Log In Feature

    Cat Zakrzewski
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:06 pm
     When adults are struggling to remember all of their passwords, how can second graders? After launching to provide a common API for K-12 education two years ago, Clever wants to help instructors teach more and worry about resetting students’ forgotten passwords less. The education technology company recently launched a feature that will allow students to use a single sign on to all of… Read More
  • The Revival Of Semiconductor Funding

    Ilgiz Akhmetshin
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
     Over the past few years the semiconductor funding ecosystem experienced a significant downturn. According to the GSA survey, there were only 5 Series A semiconductor funding rounds and 10 exits in 2010 in North America, Europe and Israel. Most of the VCs who invested in Semiconductors shifted their focus to software startups due to higher scalability, faster time-to-exit and low cost of failure. Read More
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  • Turning passion on its head

    Seth Godin
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Instead of, "do what you love," perhaps the more effective mantra for the entrepreneur, the linchpin and maker of change might be, "love what you do." If we can fall in love with serving people, creating value, solving problems, building valuable connections and doing work that matters, it makes it far more likely we're going to do important work.        
  • Why don't authors compete?

    Seth Godin
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    There's an apocryphal story of a guy who went for his final interview for a senior post at Coca-Cola. At dinner, he ordered a Pepsi. He didn't get the job. And most packaged goods companies would kill to be the only product on the shelf, to own the category in a given store. Yet, not only do authors get along, they spend time and energy blurbing each other's books. Authors don't try to eliminate others from the shelf, in fact, they seek out the most crowded shelves they can find to place their books. They eagerly pay to read what everyone else is writing... Can you imagine Tim Cook at Apple…
  • Announcing a fall internship

    Seth Godin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    I'm hiring one or two paid interns. It's a great opportunity to learn, to experiment and to get some hands on experience. Find all the details right here. If you know someone who might be interested, I'd appreciate it if you would forward this to them.        
  • The end of everyone

    Seth Godin
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    I'm not sure if it was ever possible to say, "everyone loves ___," "everyone respects ___" or even, "everyone really doesn't like ___", but there's no doubt at all that this isn't true any more. There is no more everyone. Instead, there are many pockets of someones.        
  • "I made it my mission..."

    Seth Godin
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    These are the people you want to hire, the people who will become linchpins, the people who will change your organization for the better. Not people who merely accept a mission, or grudgingly grind through a mission, but people who voluntarily choose to make something important their mission. This post from Scott on iOS battery life is what I'm talking about. Mission-driven beats compliant, every time.        
 
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  • Syrian Rebels Attack Peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:22 am
    Syrian rebels holding dozens of Fijian U.N. peacekeepers hostage attacked Filipino troops in the Golan Heights on Saturday, Philippine officials said.
  • Gunfire Heard in Lesotho as Army Moves on Police in Apparent Coup

    By REUTERS
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    Army soldiers in Lesotho occupied police buildings and surrounded the premier's residence in an apparent coup attempt on Saturday, but Prime Minister Thomas Thabane was safe, residents and diplomats said.
  • Death of Man in Police Custody Is Ruled a Homicide

    By BENJAMIN MUELLER
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:04 pm
    The man, Ronald Singleton, died from physical restraint by the police while he was in a state of “excited delirium” caused by PCP, or angel dust, the New York City medical examiner said in a statement.
  • McConnell’s Campaign Manager Steps Down

    By JONATHAN MARTIN
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    The manager, Jesse Benton, cited reports about his “role in past campaigns,” referring to his job as a senior official in Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign, which paid an Iowa state senator to switch his support.
  • Taxi Kills Pedestrian in Manhattan

    By BENJAMIN MUELLER
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
    The police said a 58-year-old woman was killed after being struck by a cab, the latest in a string of such deaths in the borough.
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  • Top 5 SEO Techniques That Will Hurt Your Business

    Guest Blogger
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    This is a guest contribution by Greg Whelan of RankExperts. 5. Relying on Backlinks Alone The use of SEO has been on the rise for a long time, especially for people who venture in online business. However, while SEO is considered a core tool in enhancing online businesses, the same trend can trigger adverse effects if not implemented in the right way. There are certain limits that you must observe when employing SEO for your business – in other words, SEO for business should never be used blindly. A great number of online businesses are established each day with most of them turning…
  • How to Create Massive Value Content & Blow Your Readers’ Minds

    Guest Blogger
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Let’s face it. Your readers are selfish. The moment they land on your blog, they look for “what’s in it for me?”. And that’s not such a bad thing after all. Knowledge is power. Once you know what they are looking for, you can serve it to them. At the time of writing this, there are 152,000,000 blogs on the Net. That means every half a second, a new blog is created somewhere in the world. It’s getting harder and harder to be found in the blogosphere and this is not changing in the future. If you’re passionate about your topic,…
  • How to Write Smart Content on Days You’re Feeling Dumb & Distracted

    Guest Blogger
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pratik Dholakiya. It’s Wednesday morning, you barely slept last night, missed your morning coffee because you were running late, and are now sat in front of your computer staring at a blank Word file wondering what on earth you’re going to write about. You know you should get on with the task but your hands don’t move and your brain refuses to boot up. You’re longing for Saturday already, but it’s only the middle of the week.  Yeah, the world is a cruel place. Especially for writers who need to hammer out reams of authentic material every single…
  • How to Optimize Your Content for Authorship Success

    Guest Blogger
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jaclyn Freeman. Who are you? Don’t fret – this isn’t philosophy class and no, we’re not trying to steal your identity. One of the most important things you can do in 2014 as a content creator, is identify who you are as a personal brand by monitoring how you come across online. As a writer, it is essential that you are taking advantage of every opportunity you have to turn yourself into a developed brand.  Twitter, that always-on social network that is constantly abuzz, and Google+, a social network claimed to offer incredible SEO benefits, offer…
  • 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips

    Guest Blogger
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    This is a guest contribution from John Philips. 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips Security should be of paramount concern to any blogger or website owner. It may seem like a tedious task, but it could protect your website from becoming a hacker’s playground. If your site has a revenue stream, then some time invested into security could also protect your livelihood. This article overviews a few key security tips for WordPress blogs. There’s an ever growing collection of useful plugins, but it’s dangerous to think that there is a single solution to website security. It’s important to…
 
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  • This Week's Most Popular Posts: August 22nd to 29th

    Whitson Gordon
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This week we listed the best tech upgrades you can make , inflated a mattress with a trash bag , offloaded some tasks to our phones , and cleaned up our Facebook feeds . Here's a look back.Read more...
  • Match Your Suit and Shoes Perfectly with This Cheat Sheet

    Whitson Gordon
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    If you're still learning how to dress a bit better , it can help to have some little "cheat sheets" on hand. This graphic from Slaters shows you what color shoes go with what color suits.Read more...
  • Why Disabling IPv6 Won’t Speed Up Your Internet Connection

    Patrick Allan
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Support for IPv6 is enabled by default in most operating systems, and legend has it that disabling it will increase your internet speed. That's not really true, and here's why.Read more...
  • Build an Intruder Detector with a Raspberry Pi

    Thorin Klosowski
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Raspberry Pi is a great little computer to use for a home surveillance system , but most of the projects we've seen have been a bit more advanced. Bitreactive put together a guide for a simple Raspberry Pi alarm that detects motion and sends you an SMS if something happens.Read more...
  • Five Habits of Truly Effective Communicators

    Lea McLeod, M.A.
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    We all have room to polish our communication skills—some people want to be more assertive, others need help with conflict management, and still others find it hard to speak their minds in a group setting. Here are a few tips that can help you get your ideas across.Read more...
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  • iPhone 6 Roundup Update

    Eric Slivka
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Our iPhone 6 roundup has been updated with the latest information, including several details about the 4.7-inch model divined from a completed logic board, and an official September 9 unveiling date. Check our our full roundup for details. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Buyer's Guide: Labor Day Deals on the iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, Apps, and More • Google Launches First Beta Build of 64-Bit Chrome for Mac • Apple Granted Patent for Fifth Avenue Glass Cube Store Design • 'BioShock' for iOS Now Available Worldwide • Apple Denied Sales Ban on…
  • 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Logic Board Equipped With Qualcomm's MDM9625 LTE Modem

    Eric Slivka
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Amid all of the leaks today based on photos and videos from luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk [Instagram page], one additional point worth mentioning is the device's LTE modem. While photos posted to reveal the existence of an NFC chip from NXP has seen identifying marks on many of the other components blurred, a portion of the text printed on the LTE modem is visible, confirming the board does indeed contain Qualcomm's MDM9625M as had been previously rumored. MDM9625M boxed in red The MDM9625 is a Category 4 LTE modem, supporting speeds of up to 150 Mbps, compared to the MDM9615…
  • A8 Chip From 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Appears to Carry 1 GB of RAM

    Eric Slivka
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Last week, a wiring schematic said to be for the iPhone 6 was initially interpreted to be referring to the device's RAM, showing the same 1 GB of memory for the A8 as found in the current A7 chip. That was quickly determined to be an incorrect interpretation of component being shown in the schematic, however, and Apple's plans for RAM in the iPhone 6 have remained uncertain. A new photo leak from Feld & Volk [Instagram page] and Sonny Dickson showing an assembled logic board from the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has revealed a number of pieces of information already, and it appears from one of the…
  • Inside Apple's PR Practices, From Media Control to Attitude Shift Under Tim Cook

    Juli Clover
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    In a lengthy 9 part exposé, 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman delves into the inner workings of Apple's PR team. While much of what Gurman covers is already fairly well known, his coverage provides an expansive look at the way Apple's PR team operates, from its organizational structure to its efforts to control Apple's perception through media manipulation. Despite Apple's size and its position as one of the most profitable companies in the world, its PR team is relatively small, comprised of approximately 30 employees in Cupertino along with a few dozen scattered around the world. In Cupertino, Apple…
  • iPhone 6 Built From Parts Apparently Shown Booting to 'Connect to iTunes' Screen

    Eric Slivka
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    Following its leak of photos showing the iPhone 6 logic board that have revealed the device's NFC chip and 16 GB of storage, luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk [Instagram page] has now shared some photos and a video showing the device in operation and booting to a black screen requesting the user to connect the device to iTunes. Feld & Volk says it has been able to piece together this iPhone from various components it has obtained as part of its effort to build its own luxury version of the iPhone 6 for its customers, and remarkably enough, the device is at least capable of turning on.
 
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  • Comfort is the Enemy

    Chris Brogan
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    All of my work seems to be pointing to the same direction lately. People are struggling. They’re running out of time, running out of money, running out of motivation. If I’m to take everyone at their word, they’ve “tried everything” and “nothing works.” And yet, what I see, more and more, is that “good enough” or “you tried” or “why work so hard” are gaining momentum in every direction. Comfort is the Enemy The economy isn’t why people aren’t buying your product or service. Your competition isn’t…
  • How to Fail Your Way Out of a Hole – or What Separates Me From Most People

    Chris Brogan
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    Jacq and I work well together. She has this uncanny ability to point me towards interesting things that end up being passions of mine. She decides to get back into lifting weights, and then I rush out and get fanatical about it. She decides to work promoting Visalus, and then I go nuts. Jacq’s given me lots of ideas over the past few years. In talking about this, we both realized there something that separates me from lots of other people. I love to fail. How to Fail Your Way Out of a Hole I should probably rephrase that. I don’t love to fail. Who does? Last place? Yay! No, not…
  • War is Work, Not Mystery

    Chris Brogan
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    When we get antsy, we stop what we’re doing. When we are unsure, we grind to a halt. In Steven Pressfield’s Gates of Fire, there’s a great speech given by King Leonidas to his generals before the night of The Battle of Thermopylae (the movie 300 also covers this, kind of). Here are just a few excerpts from the speech: “Keep your men busy. If there is no work, make it up , for when soldiers have time to talk, their talk turns to fear. Action, on the other hand, produces the appetite for more action.”Continue Reading
  • Why I Switched to Rainmaker

    Chris Brogan
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    I recently moved chrisbrogan.com to the Rainmaker platform, because I wanted to work more on my business, and less on the details of maintaining a website. In case you’re not aware, Rainmaker is a hosted WordPress solution with a very customized back-end so that everything is a lot simpler and cleaner and easier to understand. By “hosted,” I pay a monthly fee to run the site on Copyblogger Media’s servers, and for the platform and all the themes. Continue Reading
  • Buy The Right Thing

    Chris Brogan
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    In case you don’t already get my podcast, I thought I’d stick a copy of it here to check out. I recorded a short little conversation about choices and price and value and how we sometimes make really silly choices that don’t make any sense whatsoever. Also, in this recording, I mentioned a webinar I’m hosting. If that’s interesting, check it out. It will be the right thing. Continue Reading
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  • Two Important Announcements for Writers

    Sonia Simone
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    First, you may have seen yesterday the abrupt announcement that Google is, at least for the moment, discontinuing their Authorship functionality for search results and webmaster tools. For those in our Authority community, as well as those in our Certified Content Marketer program, we’ll be holding a special live Q&A session with Brian Clark on what this means for web writers as we move forward. Just log in to your Member Dashboard to find out how to attend. And secondly, if you aren’t in one of those programs yet, the window is closing to join the Certified Content Marketer…
  • How to Earn $250 Per Hour As a Freelance Writer

    Linda Formichelli
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    How sweet it would be to earn $250 per hour — as a writer, no less. Sounds like a crazy dream, right? It’s kind of like your dream to win America’s Got Talent with your nose whistling routine: Fun to think about, but it ain’t gonna happen. Well, I’m going to risk your snorts of disbelief by telling you $250 per hour is the average rate I earn with any type of writing I do, whether it’s copywriting, content writing, or journalism. I’m not special (though my mom thinks so). My writing skills are good, but not Donna Tartt good. And as you’ll see…
  • Save $100 on SMX East in New York

    Jerod Morris
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Search Marketing Expo is the world’s largest search engine marketing conference, and this fall SMX East will take place in the nation’s most populous city. And if you’re planning on heading to New York City for SMX East (September 30 – October 2), we’ve got a way for you to save $100. Just use the code smx100copy at checkout to save $100. You’ll get to hear keynote speaker Jonah Peretti, Buzzfeed Founder & CEO, provide insight on leveraging viral content, as well as other sessions like: Defining & Mapping The Native Advertising Landscape Automation…
  • Clueless About Technical Writing? Get Started With These Essential Tips

    Nick Chowdrey
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Technical writing is like copywriting’s old, boring uncle. In the communicative garden party that is online content, Copywriting gets everyone a drink and socializes, while Technical Writing runs the grill and feeds all the guests. Copywriters may think technical writing is simple, but it actually presents a number of challenges unique to the discipline. If you receive a technical writing assignment, will you know how to handle it? Whether you’re a freelance copywriter or work in-house at an agency, at some point it’s likely you’ll be asked to produce a piece of technical…
  • The 7 Things Writers Need to Make a Living

    Sonia Simone
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re a writer, you might have heard this most of your life. People don’t make a living writing. You should find something practical to do with your life. Smart, capable writers grimly pass around war stories on Facebook. Penny-a-word assignments, clients who don’t pay, disdain for our craft, and disrespect for our profession. And yet. Look around us, at this digital world so many of us spend our lives in. It’s made of ones and zeroes, yes. But it’s also made of words. The technology exists because we create words worth sharing Text, video, audio. It all…
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    Macworld

  • Dive into OS X Yosemite in Macworld's October Digital Edition

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition. Available as single copies or with a yearlong subscription, the Digital Edition comes in two forms: Enhanced and Replica. The Enhanced Edition has all the news, analysis, product reviews, and how-to’s from the print magazine, along with interactive features, videos, slideshows, and podcasts—all customized for consumption on your iPad. The Replica Edition is just like a…
  • Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Apple will appeal a judge’s order this week that denied its request for a sales ban on Samsung products that were found to infringe its patents.A jury in California decided in May that Samsung infringed three of Apple’s patents and awarded the iPhone maker $119.6 million in damages.Apple had been looking for $2 billion in damages, so the award was far smaller than it had hoped, but it also asked the court to prevent Samsung from selling the infringing products, including its Galaxy S III smartphone, in the U.S.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Look but don't touch: Apple wearable won't ship until 2015, report says

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Apple will reportedly announce its first wearable device in September, but the product may not ship until early next year. That's according to Re/code's John Paczkowski, who reported earlier this week that Apple will announce the wearable on September 9. Apple later confirmed the date of the press event, but obviously hasn't said what it plans to reveal.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Are environmental sensors coming to the iPhone 6?

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    In just about a week and a half, the mystery behind a surprisingly spartan invitation, historical locations, and unusual buildings will be revealed, and we’ll finally know what Apple’s new smartphone looks like. Among the many rumors that surround the event, one of the more interesting is that the upcoming new iPhone models may contain a range of environmental sensors that could make Apple’s mobile handset much more aware of the world around it, and open up a realm of new possible applications in the process.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Pixlr's free photo editor goes native on Windows and OS X

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Windows and Mac users in need of a free photo editor can now download a desktop version of Pixlr.The popular web app is now available as standalone software, no longer requiring an Internet connection to use. But be aware that the free version isn't quite the same as as what you get online.In many ways, the desktop software is similar to the web-based Pixlr Express. Users can crop, resize and rotate images, adjust color and contrast, apply red-eye reduction, or just use the “auto-fix” button. The app includes dozens of filters, overlays, borders, effects and stickers as well.To read this…
 
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    ReadWrite

  • Watch Out: Mobile Search Will Make Facebook Stalking Easier Than Ever

    Selena Larson
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    You may want to take a quick gander through your entire Facebook history, because Facebook is testing a feature that makes your status updates searchable on mobile. And I bet there are some updates you just wouldn’t want to be found.The feature isn't entirely new; Facebook began making all your updates searchable on the Web last year as part of its Graph Search function. That uses Facebook’s massive social database to churn out results to highly specific queries like, “Friends who like pizza." Searching posts and status updates isn't available for everyone yet, even on the…
  • Google Challenges Amazon's Drone Delivery Program With Project Wing

    Lauren Orsini
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Google has been secretly testing delivery by drone, the company announced Thursday.A team of engineers at Google X, the technology company’s long-range research lab, safely carried out more than 30 1-kilometer test flights this month. The deliveries, consisting of items ranging from a chocolate bar to first aid, took place in Queensland, Australia to avoid the Federal Aviation Administration’s strict U.S. restrictions on drones.See also: Why Commercial Drones Are Stuck In Regulatory LimboNow that Amazon has almost convinced the world its delivery drones aren’t a publicity stunt, the…
  • What Sort Of Man Shares Playboy? (He Friends His Mom On Facebook)

    Helen A.S. Popkin
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    Playboy relaunched its website on Wednesday, and one thing's for sure. This isn't your grandpappy's gentleman's magazine. Well, obviously. It's on the Internet—as opposed to a moldy box in the garage or hastily stuffed under your mattress where you shamefully hope Mom doesn't find it. As such, Playboy.com is ready for its Facebook close-up, fully clothed and safe-for-work (or SFW, as the kids say). Just in case you want to share its family-friendly content on any social network where Mom might see it. Cory Jones, Playboy's senior VP of digital content, aptly explained to AdAge the…
  • Friday Fun: Build Your First Chrome Extension

    Lauren Orsini
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Google Chrome is the most popular Web browser in the world. Part of its appeal comes from its ability to let you fully customize your browsing experience with a slew of extensions. Extensions are small, lightweight programs that personalize your Chrome installation with new features. You’ve probably already downloaded an extension or two. But did you know it’s almost as easy to build your own? Chrome extensions are written in a relatively beginner-friendly language—JavaScript—and require only two files to function. Since they’re so easy to build, there are currently more than 53,000…
  • How Twitch And YouTube Are Making Video Games A Big Business

    Stephanie Chan
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Mark this moment: Watching people play video games has become a big business, with Amazon, Google, Disney, and others vying for a piece of the action.Call it livestream gaming: Top players record themselves playing popular titles and delivering commentary—or compete against each other in big, live, arena-style events. By turning video games from a solitary living-room obsession into shared events, livestream gaming is letting advertisers tap into a hard-to-reach demographic of mostly young men.The Game Is AfootThat means a huge influx of money into the video-game world: It's changing…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Designing Badges (And More) For A Conference

    Maurizio Piacenza
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    To badge or not to badge? That is the question. Because badges — and a lot of stuff designed for conferences — often look the same. But if you have a little, different conference, you need different kinds of things. Badges included. It all started in 2013 with the first Kerning conference1. I was asked to design the official notebook: we ended up with a really typographic design for the cover and a funny pattern on the back. And an Easter egg on the cover — more on that later. It was a really funny project, so when my dear friend Cristiano Rastelli2, a member of Kerning’s…
  • Is Your Responsive Design Working? Google Analytics Will Tell You

    Jon Arne Sæterås and Luca Passani
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Responsive web design has become the dominant method of developing and designing websites. It makes it easier to think “mobile first” and to create a website that is viewable on mobile devices. In the early days of responsive web design, creating breakpoints in CSS for particular screen sizes was common, like 320 pixels for iPhone and 768 pixels for iPad, and then we tested and monitored those devices. As responsive design has evolved, we now more often start with the content and then set breakpoints when the content “breaks.” This means that you might end up with quite a few…
  • Customizing WordPress Archives For Categories, Tags And Other Taxonomies

    Josh Pollock
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    Most WordPress users are familiar with tags and categories and with how to use them to organize their blog posts. If you use custom post types in WordPress, you might need to organize them like categories and tags. Categories and tags are examples of taxonomies, and WordPress allows you to create as many custom taxonomies as you want. These custom taxonomies operate like categories or tags, but are separate. In this tutorial, we’ll explain custom taxonomies and how to create them. We’ll also go over which template files in a WordPress theme control the archives of built-in and custom…
  • A Quick Tour Of WordPress 4.0

    Daniel Pataki
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Today, WordPress has released the first release candidate1 (RC) for the upcoming 4.0 version. According to the official version numbering2, WordPress 4.0 is no more or less significant than 3.9 was or 4.1 will be. That being said, a new major release is always a cause for excitement! Let’s take a look at the new features the team at WordPress has been working on for us. Installation Language Since I’ve always used WordPress in English, it took me a while to realize how important internationalization is. 29% of all WordPress.com installations3 use a non-English language which is…
  • Dropbox’s Carousel Design Deconstructed (Part 1)

    Chris Bank
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Many of today’s hottest technology companies, both large and small, are increasingly using the concept of the minimum viable product (MVP) as way to iteratively learn about their customers and develop their product ideas. By focusing on an integral set of core functionality and corresponding features for product development, these companies can efficiently launch and build on new products. While the concepts are relatively easy to grasp, the many trade-offs considered and decisions made in execution are seldom easy and are often highly debated. This two-part series, looks into the product…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Pregnant celebs (Labor Day ... get it?)

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
  • 20 rescued from gold-silver mine

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:26 am
    Rescuers freed 20 workers from a mine in Nicaragua late Friday, dozens of hours after it collapsed and buried them underground, authorities said.
  • Breastfeeding

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:24 am
    Kelly Wallace wonders why in 2014 we remain so incredibly uncomfortable with breastfeeding in public.
  • Russia

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:23 am
    Don't mess with Russia.
  • 99-pack

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:22 am
    Texas brewery Austin Beerworks is doing its part to "keep Austin weird" by releasing the first 99-pack of beer to consumers.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Special “This Weekend Only” Deal For My Readers on a 15″ Toshiba Laptop

    Scott Kelby
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Every once in a while we’re able to snag a special deal for folks who read my blog, and this one is pretty sweet if you’re looking for a pimped-out PC laptop. Here’s the deal:The full specs are on their site, but it’s a 15.6″ Toshiba laptop with a 4K touchscreen display, and it comes with Lightroom, it runs Windows 8, it’s got 16GB of Ram, a 1-TB hard Drive and you get for just $1299The retail price is $1799, and there’s already a $200 off promo, but we have an exclusive $300 additional code so my readers get a total of $500 off (sweet!) but the deal…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Aviation Photography: Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them Join Moose Peterson, world-renowned wildlife and aviation photographer, alongside Scott Kelby, for a live webcast of the world premiere of Moose’s latest project. Together they’ll take us through this exhilarating documentary of two World War II pilots and the planes they loved and flew. Filmed on location with The Texas Flying Legends, this film beautifully captures the glory of these Warbirds in flight. You’ll experience the power and brilliant imagery of airplanes, such as P-51 Mustangs and B-25 Bombers, and you will see…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jeremy Cowart!

    Brad Moore
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    For years now, I’ve always preached the importance and value of personal projects or personal work. The million dollar question that I always get asked is any variation of “How do I get work? How do I get to where you are? How do I make a living as a photographer?”Well, the best answer is personal work. The path to nearly every success story with famous photographers is personal work… some project that they started on their own that got discovered by an art director, then another, and so on.See, it’s not enough anymore to just take nice photos. Nearly anyone…
  • Some Quick Tuesday Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Above: iPhone shot of Bruno Mars in concert.Whew!!! What a busy travel week. On Saturday I snuck the wifey off to Vegas to see Bruno Mars in concert at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan Hotel (it was a surprise birthday present — her birthday was a few weeks ago), and we had an absolute blast! Bruno Mars’ show was just absolutely outstanding — one of the best concerts either of us had ever seen. Everything from the sound to the lights to the stage show was just spot on. What a talented guy!Anyway, here’s what’s up:Adobe Releases “Aperture to Lightroom…
  • I’m Bringing My “Shoot Like a Pro” Seminar to Swingin’ London Baby, Yeah!

    Scott Kelby
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Greetings from the Airport (well, I’m already on the plane, so “greetings from the Tarmac — I’m on my way to New York to shoot the US Open Tennis Tournament, which kicks off today. But first….I’m heading to London!!! When: Friday, 10, October Where: Conference Centre Westminster Tickets: Only 99£ at http://kelbyone.com/live/uk/ Earlybird Discount: Use the code Live10″ you save £10 — enough to buy me a pint. Why: Because I love Swingin’ London baby, yeah!PLUS: If you sign up now, you get my “Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it” full tour…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Black and White Landscape

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Earlier today I shared a bunch of stunning black and white landscape images. Now I want you to show me what  you got in this week’s challenge: Weekly photography challenge – black and white landscape Here are few more to get your creative ideas flowing. Keep in mind a landscape can be urban or natural. By Wendell more words By Jason Mrachina By Nana B Agyei By Thomas Hawk By Jason Mrachina By Jason Mrachina By L. By howpin By Jesse Clockwork By Pam Link By Tiago Vidal Dutra By Mark Stevens If you check out last week’s collection - flowers – you’ll find some…
  • Some Punchy Black and White Landscape Photos to Oooo and Aaah Over

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Recently we released our newest dPS ebook The Essential Guide to Black and White Photography.  So I thought it would be fitting if we had a look as some great black and white images. I don’t know what it is but I’m really attracted to a great black and white image. It’s something about the contrast and the style and makes you really focus on the light and composition in the image – there’s no tricks it’s just an image is the simplest form. So in this set I’ve found some amazing black and white landscape photos for you to enjoy – please let the…
  • 3 Essential Photoshop Tools for New Portrait Photographers

    Leah O'Connell
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Opening Photoshop for the first time is kind of like going on your first date; your hands sweat, your eyes glaze over, you completely lose all sense of direction and time. At least that was the scenario for me. Photoshop is an incredibly complex program that can be used as an artistic tool for positive enhancement, or gross distortion when it comes to portraiture. It’s all too easy to over-edit, get carried away with the sheer number of the tools at your fingertips, or attempt elaborate cover-up schemes for poorly shot images when first starting out. There are certain tools I grasped at…
  • Beyond the Postcard – 14 Tips for Creating Unique Photographs in Iconic Locations

    Bruce Wunderlich
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photography has been around since the early 1820’s. Of course, back then the technology of “picture taking” was not accessible to the common person. But have things ever changed! With the availability of digital cameras ever present, even in our cell phones, take a moment to consider these facts. Every two minutes today there are as many photos taken as were taken in the entire 19th century (1800s), and ten percent of all the photos ever taken were snapped within the last twelve months! The Postcard: The Start Westward Monument in Marietta, Ohio. (18mm 1/80th of a second at…
  • Which Three Lenses do You Need for Photography?

    Andrew S. Gibson
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I used an 85mm lens fitted with a 500D close-up lens to create this photo of a Chinese Water Dragon. Two things occurred to me When I read Phillip VanNostrand’s article The Only Three Lenses You Need for Travel Photography. One, is that his choice of lenses would not be my choice. Two, is that you cannot recommend three lenses for every photographer to use, as everybody’s requirements are different. Imagine if you went to a showroom to buy a new car and the salesperson said “Sir, the only car for you is a Ford Focus”. Fine, if that’s the car you happen to want. But how…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Swing better and lower your scores with Golfer Setup

    John Emmert
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    If you play golf you know how frustrating the game can be. Golfer Setup, a US$.99 Universal app runs on iOS 7.1 and could help you eliminate some of those frustrations. First be aware the developer of this app is not a golf professional. He claims...
  • Slices of Apple episode 3: Customer Service

    Victor Agreda Jr
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    In episodes one and two of Slices of Apple, we looked at where Apple came from. We toured the crucible of design and engineering that forged Silicon Valley, and examined the fall of a titan in the 1990s when Apple devalued its brand before Steve Jobs...
  • Rare Candy makes habit and skills tracking fun

    Andy J. Williams Affleck
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    A Rare Candy can be used to level up a Pokémon by one level (in the many forms of the Nintendo DS Pokémon series). The Rare Candy App, US$1.99 (free trial version available) and designed for iPhone 5 and up and iOS 7 and up, can be used to level up...
  • Sonos Play:3 and Play:5 wireless speakers review for Mac and iOS

    Matt Tinsley
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A little while ago I reviewed the Sonos Play:1 speaker. I was thrilled with how the speaker packed a real punch in sound, performance and design. Over the last few weeks I've had the addition of the the Sonos Play:3 (US$299) and Play:5 (US$399) to...
  • Say hello to the fully reversible Apple Lightning to USB cable

    John-Michael Bond
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    You may have recently read about Apple's patent application for a reversible USB cable, and wondered "how would that work?" Well, wonder no longer. Truffol have released its own reversible Apple Lightning to USB cable and the YouTube channel...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Nikon releases D4S firmware C:1.10

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nikon has issued a firmware update for the D4S. The long list of improvements included in this firmware version are mostly minor bug fixes and tweaks to menus and camera operation. See the full details and get a link to download the latest D4S firmware version. Read more
  • Sony adds XAVC S support to Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is a video powerhouse, and Sony is now giving it the same XAVC S codec found on its RX100 III and a5100 models via firmware update v.2. This allows for 1080p/60/30/24 and 720p/120 resolutions at a bit rate of 50Mbps. Aside from the new firmware, a SDXC card is the only other thing you'll need to get started. Right now the update is only available to Windows users in Europe, but we expect that to change shortly. Find out how to get it.
  • Week in review: 8 things we learned

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    It's been a busy week and as we head into a long weekend here in the US, it seemed like a good time to take a look back at everything that's happened in the past seven(ish) days. With new products from Fujifilm, Olympus and Ricoh, Photokina fever is definitely taking hold. And the week wasn't without an oddball moment or two, including the emergence of Sony's Asia-only 'perfume bottle selfie camera.' Relive the highs, the lows, the weird and the wonderful with us, in this slideshow.
  • Metabones launches Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Smart Adapter and Speed Booster

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:29 am
    Lens adapter manufacturer Metabones has launched a pair of long-awaited Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds lens adapters. The first adapter is the Smart Mount version which allows electronic control of the aperture in a Canon lens from a Micro Four Thirds camera, as well as correct recording of EXIF information and activation of Image Stabilization where present. Also debuting is an EF to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster. Read more
  • A new Mix: Adobe updates Photoshop Mix for iOS

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    In June Adobe announced Photoshop Mix, an image organization and manipulation app for the Apple iPad which can sync with Photoshop CC for desktop computers and Lightroom Mobile via Adobe's Creative Cloud.Today the software maker has released Photoshop Mix 1.1, the first major upgrade to the new app. Improvements include support for large panoramic images and PNG fields as well as the option to open files directly from Dropbox. Read more at connect.dpreview.com.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • VIDEO: Smart Collection Tip on Automatically Sorting Your Photos

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Yesterday, I wrote a post about 3 features that I’d love to see in Lightroom (but probably won’t). They’re 3 features that I think I’d use, but I’m not so sure the masses would and it would be worth the development effort on Adobe’s time. Well, as I wrote the post, I realized a way that I could sort of do one of the features I was looking for. See, I often import some photos in to Lightroom and just start editing. I know I’m supposed to go through and flag/rate them right away, but sometimes I don’t have the time or I just really want to see one…
  • 3 Features I Don’t Think We’ll Ever See in Lightroom (But I’d like to)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’m sure we all have features we’d like to see in Lightroom (or lots of other programs too). And sometimes those features are so meaningful to us that we have no idea why everyone else doesn’t think so too. Well, my post is coming from a different place. I’m fully aware that these features are fairly random and probably only just applicable to me. They’re so specific that I actually don’t think we’ll ever see these features in Lightroom, but I thought it would be kinda fun to throw ‘em out there. Here goes: 1) Auto Flag in Develop –…
  • The Top 5 Ways I Use My Wacom Tablet with Lightroom

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

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

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

  • AT&T Offers $100 Bill Credit for New Next Line Activations

    Juli Clover
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    As of today, both new customers and existing AT&T subscribers who activate a new line with a smartphone using AT&T's Next upgrade program will get a $100 bill credit. Whether you already have an AT&T account, or you're choosing AT&T for the first time, it's easy to receive a $100 bill credit: Purchase a new smartphone on AT&T Next. Activate a new qualified wireless line of service on your new smartphone. Remain active and in good standing. Receive your $100 bill credit within 3 bill cyclesAT&T's Next upgrade program allows customers to purchase a smartphone or tablet with no money…
  • 'BioShock' for iOS Now Available Worldwide

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Following hints of a release earlier this summer, the iOS version of 2K Games' original first person shooter BioShock is now available in the App Store. Rumored since 2008, BioShock on iOS is a port of the full, original game first released in 2007. Set in 1960, BioShock asks players to take on the role of Jack, a plane crash survivor who finds his way into the defunct underwater city of Rapture. Jack has to fight his way out of the city, battling Big Daddies and other enemies while using an array of heavy weaponry and taking advantage of genetics-altering plasmids that grant him super…
  • Apple Denied Sales Ban on Samsung Devices From Second Patent Trial

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Apple has again been denied a permanent injunction on Samsung products that infringe on its smartphone patents, reports Bloomberg. Judge Lucy Koh today rejected Apple's plea for a sales ban on nine different Samsung devices involved in the second Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement trial. According to Koh, Apple did not demonstrate irreparable harm in the form of lost sales, despite efforts to target specific infringing features on the Samsung devices. "Apple has not satisfied its burden of demonstrating irreparable harm and linking that harm to Samsung's exploitation of any of Apple's…
  • NimbleBit's 'Tiny Tower Vegas' Now Available Worldwide

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The sequel to NimbleBit's popular free-to-play tower building game Tiny Tower is now available for download worldwide after soft launching in several countries earlier this summer. Tiny Tower Vegas incorporates the same tower building gameplay found in the original game, melding it with several Las Vegas-themed mini games like poker and slot machines. As in the previous game, the idea is for players to continually build up and manage a tower filled with various businesses that generate coins. Like many free-to-play titles, Tiny Tower Vegas includes various countdown timers for functions like…
  • August Smart Lock Finally Begins Shipping to Customers

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    After a long delay, the August Smart Lock is finally shipping out to preorder customers beginning today. First introduced in May of 2013, the August Smart Lock is a Bluetooth-based iPhone-compatible locking system designed by Jason Johnson and notable designer Yves Béhar. At August, our mission is to make beautiful products that allow your physical environment to seamlessly respond to you. Today, we are one step closer to achieving that goal. We are excited to announce that the August Smart Lock has begun shipping in limited quantities.The August Smart Lock, which allows users to unlock…
 
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    CNN Travel

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

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

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

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

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

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