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LaCie's $1,100 external SSD is a chrome sculpture for your desk

"This performance lets users ingest two hours of 4K GoPro footage in a little over one minute, makes architectural and 3D modeling tasks smoother and faster, and enables the editing of hi-res video without first needing to convert footage to a lower resolution," the company said in its press …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Design for Action

Publication Date: <b>September 01, 2015</b><p>Ever since it became clear that smart design led to the success of many products, companies have been employing it in other areas, from customer experiences, to strategy, to business ecosystems. But as design is used in increasingly complex contexts, a new hurdle …

Bandsøme - UI

Back to my posts about web design, UI and UX. Today I want to feature a project I saw on Pinterest titled Bandsøme and it's a web site for a modern …

Jack Dorsey reveals the most important question he asks when hiring new Square or Twitter employees

As part of the elite group of tech CEOs who have run two companies simultaneously, Dorsey works up to 18 hours a day.<p>With such a packed schedule, Dorsey likely doesn't personally interview anyone but candidates for top positions at Twitter or Square. But, when he does, there's one question that's …

Mind-Blowing Photorealistic Pencil Drawing

Italy-based artist Diego Fazio, better known as DiegoKoi, is bound to blow you away with his incredible drawing skills. One of his newer pieces titled <i>Sensazioni</i> is an unbelievably hyperrealistic pencil drawing of a woman that has caused people to question the truth of its medium. Is it really done …

3 Time-Management Tips From a Google Exec

A few small attitude adjustments could drastically improve your productivity at work. That's from a Google executive to his staff.<p>If it seems like there aren't enough hours in the work day, the solution might be as simple as changing how you think about time.<p>In an email to his team, Jeremiah …

Time Management

8 responsive web design trends that defined 2015

The article that introduced responsive web design to the world was published by Ethan Marcotte just over five years ago.<p>In the short timespan since, responsive web design has gone from an interesting new idea to the industry-wide accepted approach to multi-device design. As we look to 2016, we can …

Web Design

Five Things Not To Say To Your Unemployed Friend

Holidays are a great time for reconnecting with old friends. A lot of catching up revolves around career –updates about your job, did you hear that so-and-so is now at Company Famous. This can pose a sticky situation if you know a good friend is unemployed. While you don’t have to ban work talk …

When PR Failed This Designer, He Launched His Own Agency

Here’s a UK-based designer who took his dissatisfaction with traditional public relations to an extreme that makes perfect sense for an entrepreneur: He started his own agency. Tom Cridland, age 25, began his fashion design business in 2014 with a £6,000 (about $9,103) government start-up loan. …

5 Really Good Reasons Why You Should Start a Business in 2016

There's never been a better time to strike out on your own.<p>Have you been dreaming about starting your own business? This coming year is the time to stop dreaming and start doing.<p>That advice comes from the personal finance site GOBankingRates. The site's editors asked best-selling author and career …

What next for buy-to-let landlords struggling to make ends meet?

Ajay Ahuja has made millions from investing in property – but now he’s selling up. Will others follow suit as recent tax increases start to bite? We investigate<p>Many of Britain’s biggest buy-to-let landlords are planning to sell off their homes, blaming George Osborne for effectively raising their …

How To Communicate to Achieve Your Goals

Once every few weeks I receive an email from the CEO of a new tech company who is "asking for advice" about user acquisition or another business-related aspect of the company. As the conversation drags on, it becomes increasingly evident that this person didn't contact me for advice -- they …

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Qwertycards help you generate secure and easy to remember passwords

For most Web users, generating a strong and secure password for each site they visit is a foreign notion.<p>The easiest route for generating and storing these passwords is through use of a password manager like Lastpass, Keepass or 1Password, but Qwertycards could offer a nice alternative to those …

Why It's Important To Have a Good Website

In the creative world, constant advancements in technology mean we have to keep up or risk being left behind. Clients looking to hire a photographer …

Exclusive Interview: Men Doing Yoga Display Incredible Feats of Grace and Strength

When I photograph a yogi, I don't bring any expectations of their practice to the photo session. Since anyone who practices regularly knows, your practice can look and feel different from day to day. So whatever their practice looks like on the day of the session is perfect. If they don't nail the …

How to Effectively Use Transparent Backgrounds in Graphic Design

<i>In graphic design, backgrounds are kind of like wall paint or wallpaper…</i> <br>Get it right, and you have a nice backdrop that blends into and sets off an …

10 Swiss Inspired Graphic Design Lessons To Help You Become A Better Designer

<i>Sometimes the best way to showcase your design is to go back to the basics.</i> <br>When you hear the term “Swiss Design” the first thing you might think of …

6 Project Management Tips From a Master Problem-Solver

Nicholas C. Zakas, principal architect at Box and former tech lead for the Yahoo homepage, recently shared some of his lessons learned.<p>Ask most creative professionals, and they'll tell you: Their job is to solve problems.<p>So when it comes to learning from their experiences, a great place to start is …

The Helmets From “Star Wars” Redesigned For Elephants, Hippos, And Rhinos

“A long time ago, in an African savannah far, far away…”<p>Although there’s plenty of aliens in the <i>Star Wars</i> canon, most of the main heroes and villains look human. But why human? The universe existed a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. In that context, it would make just as much logical sense …

I Asked 11 Pro Photographer Friends to Work for Free. Here’s What They Said

What do you say as a photographer when you’re asked to shoot for free? What if the one asking is a good friend, an old friend… a friend who really …

Charming Gothic-Style Chapel Transformed into a Stunning Holiday Cottage

Located in Forest-in-Teesdale, England is a rustic chapel that's been converted from a Methodist sanctuary into a charming modern home. This transformation was completed by Evolution Design, and they restored the once-vacant space from many years of disrepair. Now, it's a vibrant holiday cottage …

How Successful People Beat Stress

The ability to remain calm under pressure is a massive predictor of performance. Here are 10 proven strategies you can start using today to stay calm.<p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group …

20 Brilliant Blind Embossed Business Cards

Embossing is a very popular printing technique. It is a great way to add texture and structure to your designs. Blind embossing, however, is a little …

The Governance of ISIS and of Much of the Muslim World Are Uncomfortably Similar

It must be clearly stated again that ISIS (or Daesh as many of us Muslims like to call it) has bastardized Islam beyond recognition.<p>Justifying rape as a form of worship, as reported in the <i>New York Times</i>' article "ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape," encapsulates the dehumanization of girls and women …

The Most Successful Job Interview Tactic

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Having coached the full range of job seekers, from entry-level candidates to C-suite executives, I learned the one job interview tactic that makes the difference between success and failure. This same tactic works for coaches and consultants …

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach …

The clever tactic 2 women are using to grow their startups into successful businesses

When Margo Aaron and Pam Yang met at a networking event in February, it took them less than five minutes to decide they should become "accountability partners."<p>At the time the two were taking the same online course to help launch their marketing and branding businesses, and both felt tapped out …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Five Things Even Smart People Forget When They're Looking For A Job

Working for The Muse means that I have a lot of friends coming to me for job search advice. (It also means unlimited vacation time and Whisky Fridays, but that’s an article for a different day.) And while every situation is different, there are a few things I find myself saying over and over. …