John Ngan

84 Added | 10 Magazines | 2 Followers | @JohnNgan | Principal / Creative Director at jncd.ca, specializing in brand solutions for digital + print.

Thousands protest South Korean president as older conservatives grumble | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Seoul on Saturday in the fourth straight weekend of protest against embattled President Park Geun-hye.<p>Protesters hold candles during an anti-government rally in central Seoul on November 19, 2016, aimed at forcing South …

South Korea

Rescuers finish search of Indian train wreck, 127 dead

PUKHRAYAN, India (AP) — Rescuers finished searching the last of 14 mangled train carriages that derailed in northern India, killing at least 127 people and leaving about 150 more injured, police said early Monday.<p>The passenger train was about midway through a 27-hour journey between the cities of …

Passenger Rail

Global Warming Effects: Climate Change Makes North Pole Warmer By 36 Degrees

The North Pole is over 36 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than average, a new report found. In fact, the entire Arctic region, the report said, is about 13 …

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency

Inside a stunned White House, the President considers his legacy and America’s future.<p>The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office. Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, …

Michelle Obama

Europe’s leaders to force Britain into hard Brexit

Fears grow about impact of populist surge as Nigel Farage predicts Marine Le Pen could win French presidential election<p>European leaders have come to a 27-nation consensus that a “hard Brexit” is likely to be the only way to see off future populist insurgencies, which could lead to the break-up of …

Europe

Melted Cheese and Chorizo with Grilled Bread

4 Servings<p>March 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 1/2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, or other neutral oil, divided<p>2 cups chopped white onions<p>1 cup (packed) thinly sliced leeks (about 2 small; white and pale green parts only)<p>1/2 cup dry white wine<p>8 ounces smoked Spanish chorizo, cut into 1/16-inch-thick rounds<p>3 …

Bread

Blackberry-Vinegar Caramel Sauce

Makes about 1½ cups<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>This revelatory sauce starts with a dry caramel, meaning no water is added to the sugar. It will take on color quickly and is less likely to crystallize.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup sugar<p>¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>10 oz. fresh or frozen …

Caramel

See OS X Yosemite’s latest tweaks in action in beta 4

The latest OS X Yosemite beta, pushed to developers Monday, brings a few more tweaks to Apple’s upcoming Mac operating system.<p>In today’s video you’ll get a quick look at the updates in OS X Yosemite beta 4, including changes to Dark Mode, a new calculator and a refreshed iTunes. With the public …

Breaking In: Product Design - Amina Horozic on Interviewing Over 100 Designers About Landing a Dream Job

<i>Published at the beginning of the summer—just in time for freshly minted design grads to take note but relevant for just about any designer these</i> …

Employment

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

LinkedIn explores location updates that connect you with people nearby

LinkedIn is exploring location alerts reminiscent of Foursquare and Sonar, according to LinkedIn designers Mauroof Ahmed and Moses Ting.<p>These experiments follow a series of moves from LinkedIn designed to boost engagement, including the acquisition of Newsle, the launch of redesigned Web profiles, …

How Apple and Google plan to reinvent health care

Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: “At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds,” says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. “That’s above the weight restriction for a tandem jump.” During a doctor’s visit last spring, he got some more bad news. …

Apple reportedly readying record production for iPhone 6

Suppliers asked to make 70 million to 80 million handsets with bigger screens, the Wall Street Journal reports.<p>Apple is apparently going big with its next-generation iPhone, both in terms of screen size and production volume.<p>The handsets, which Apple has yet to announce, will sport much-rumored …

Wall Street

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How Facebook Beat Wall Street with Data

<i>Maurice Coyle is the CEO and co-founder of HeyStaks, a search analytics startup that helps mobile operators monetize subscriber data usage and increases conversions for e-commerce stores.</i><p>Facebook went public on May 18, 2012 in one of the most hotly anticipated tech company IPOs ever. The company …

Apple orders insane number of new iPhones, but 5.5-inch model faces setbacks

Apple is asking its manufacturing partners to make a record 70-80 million units of the iPhone 6 for the holiday season, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. What’s interesting is that Apple isn’t having suppliers make the 4.7 and 5.5-inch models simultaneously.<p>While it looks like Apple is expecting …

Airbnb unveils its new identity, reimagines its entire product experience

Airbnb unveiled a complete brand and product redesign today at an exclusive event for top hosts and guests.<p>Airbnb calls its new logo a “multi-state moving identity,” and a “3D modular symbol” that’s “adaptive to environments,” as VentureBeat revealed exclusively on Monday. Airbnb quietly announced …

Apple to Pay up to $400 Million if It Loses E-Book Appeal

If Apple wins its appeal in the price-fixing suit, it will pay nothing.<p>Apple Inc. has agreed to pay a settlement of as much as $400 million if it loses its appeal in a price-fixing case brought by state attorneys general on behalf of consumers who they claim were hurt by artificially inflated …

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Can The Printed Photo Ever Regain Its Former Glory?

By streamlining the photo printing process with automated monthly deliveries, Timeshel wants to bring the physical photo back.<p>Most Kickstarter campaigns launch with a flurry of emails. Last October, Timeshel, an iPhone-centric photo printing service, launched with a party.<p>In a borrowed Tribeca …

App Store

Oh, Opie And Anthony: What A CEO Must Do When An Employee Offends The Public

For the umpteenth time in their glorious history, “shock jocks” Opie & Anthony made news of a negative kind in the last week. SiriusXM dismissed co-host Anthony Cumia after he launched a racially-offensive screed on Twitter. Although this event may seem unworthy of too much time and attention, …

What’s Up With Monster’s New Animated Flag Logo?

An unedited transcript in which the Co.Design chatroom debates the new Monster.com logo, an animated flag by Siegel+Gale.<p><i>Mark Wilson</i>: monster has a new logo, and it’s an animated flag<p><i>Adrian Covert</i>: lolwha<p><i>Mark Wilson</i>: did that paste for anyone?<p><i>John Brownlee</i>: Yup!<p><i>Adrian Covert</i>: oh there we go<p><i>Suzanne</i> …

Graphic Design

Custom Suiting from REISS

You don't necessarily need to have a background in fashion to successfully design your own suit. With a little bit of curiosity, creativity and a desire to wear something above and beyond the ordinary—and with the help of UK fashion brand REISS—style enthusiasts can do exactly that. Their recently …

Men's Fashion

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Profile and Interview with Issey Miyake - The Fox Is Black

The Financial Times’ How To Spend It section has an in-depth interview/profile on designer of all things Issey Miyake, highlighting his current …

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