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How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

Ultrasonics may soon let you touch what you see in virtual reality

At this point it seems like it's just a matter of time before every device shown on <i>Star Trek</i> becomes a reality and, thanks to a new innovation, the …

The Everything Guide to Twitter Cards: How to Choose, Set Up, Measure Them And More

Here’s a riddle: When is a tweet more than a tweet?<p>We’re all pretty familiar with Twitter’s 140 characters—and of course, a photo is always an …

Why You Should Ditch Data Visualization for Audio

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Data visualization is a great way to show off your data. It reveals patterns and trends, and can grab attention better than a table of numbers. But vision isn’t the only sense we can use to get a feel for data. Hearing can also be a great way to input data …

The Complete Guide to Creating the Perfect Facebook Page for Your Business

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>As small business owners and brand managers, you’ve probably heard that you need to be on Facebook.<p>Great! So where should you start? And is there an easy blueprint to follow?<p>We’ve experimented a lot with various Facebook marketing tips over the past several …

Sharp's all-screen AQUOS Crystal arrives at Sprint

We knew the Sharp AQUOS Crystal was coming, but we weren't exactly sure when. That's all changed thanks to news from Sprint. The handset, packing a nigh edge-to-edge display, has just reachedSprint Prepaid and Boost Mobile (either at Best Buy or a Boost Mobile retail store) for $150. If you'd …

World's Coolest Offices | 2014

Meet the workplaces of your dreams. Sun-splashed atriums, sprawling outdoor verandas, and cozy, color-saturated nooks are some of the hallmarks of the most remarkable offices in the world. This photo gallery contains all the World's Coolest Offices winners and runners-up, and directs you to more …

Design

2014 September 7 - Full Moon Silhouettes

<b>Full Moon Silhouettes</b> <b><br>Video Credit & Copyright:</b> Mark Gee; <b>Music:</b> Tenderness (Dan Phillipson)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Have you ever watched the Moon rise? The slow …

Astronomy

The 10 Best Social Media SlideShare Presentations

One of my favorite visual social networks—and one that probably flies under the radar compared to other visual spots—is SlideShare. Browse through …

The Math of Growing a Business, Simplified | Inc.com

If you knew with absolute certainty that you could put one dollar into investment and get two in return, what would you do? Chances are, you would pour as much money as you could into that investment as quickly as possible and smile all the way to the bank. This simple scenario is an example of an …

Investing

Navdy’s Heads-Up Display Wants To Be The Safer Alternative To Using Your Smartphone While Driving

Frustrated with using the built-in infotainment system and his phone in his car, Doug Simpson, CEO and founder of Navdy, decided to create a Google Glass-reminiscent heads-up display to create a new and safer way to interact with smartphones while driving.<p>Now I know what you’re thinking — why is he …

Xiaomi’s One More Thing

The young electronics company Xiaomi is exploding in China and seems posed to take over the world. In the four short years since its founding, Xiaomi has become the electronics brand to watch in the most populous nation on earth.<p>Xiaomi is the now the real deal — thanks in part to its unabashed …

Cost Calculator for App Development

Platform<p>Development costs for the different platforms are comparable. Choosing two platforms therefore doubles the costs.<p>iOS for iPhone and …

Apps

Qleek Brings Your Music Back In To The Physical Realm

When I first heard about Qleek I was a little skeptical. You see, it’s a music player that uses physical, wooden blocks called Tapps to activate digital playback. You want to listen to some Jazz? Find the Coltrane block and stick it into the player. Want to listen to <i>OK Computer</i>? Dig out the block …

This Company Buys Every CD, DVD, And Video Game That You Don’t Want Anymore

And here’s the craziest part: It still makes a ton of money. Welcome to the strange world of Decluttr.<p>Someone once gave me a CD of heavy metal Hanukkah songs called <i>Gods of Fire</i>. It was funny for a minute. Then it sat on a shelf for years, because I didn’t want to throw it away and it’s not like …

Understanding How Dilution Affects You at a Startup

This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. Dilution. Or as industry insiders call it, “taking a haircut.”<p>Everybody knows that when you raise money …

Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is

Millions and millions of people use iMessage every day. But how many people know <i>exactly</i> what’s going on behind the scenes, or what happens to a message once you send it?<p>Maybe a handful. Up until now, the vast majority of what we knew about iMessage’s inner workings came from reverse engineering and …

Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Arrives, Bringing a Friend

Samsung is launching the second generation of its smartwatch just five months after the first one, the Galaxy Gear, made its debut. But this time …

Female Tech CEO Says ‘Leaning In’ Isn’t The Answer

In "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead," Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg emphasizes that while women represent more than half of college graduates today, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and business. She argues that women hold themselves back in their …

5 Ways to Create Detail Photos - Digital Photography School

Understanding the Politics of Tech Startups | Inc.com

Many startups these days are started by young, technical or product founders who are in the idealistic phase of their lives and careers.<p>Thus I hear many talk about "radical transparency" when virtually ever experienced operator in my inner circle talks knowingly about that naiveté. It’s not that I …

Startups

Elephanti Raises $4.5M To Help Shoppers Find Products In Nearby Stores

Elephanti, a startup that’s supposed to make it easier for physical stores to connect with shoppers online, is announcing that it has raised $4.5 million in seed funding from LMJ Holdings.<p>The basic selling point for consumers, according to founder and CEO Lalin Michael Jinasena, is avoiding …

The 11 best street foods worth blowing your diet over

You’re on holiday abroad exploring a local market. Suddenly an enticing aroma encircles you and makes you turn your head to find the source. There’s a long queue of hungry people looking jealously at people walking away munching on something delicious-looking. What are they eating? Maybe you should …