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The Best Apps for Photographers

Man, is it fun to be a photographer right now.<p>I don't mean to say that photography wasn't fun before, but if you ask me, we're in a golden age of …

Apps

No-UI: How to Build Transparent Interaction

Here, we will explore and teach you about the incredible user experience opportunities which you can take advantage of when designing for interaction …

UX Design

Kitchen Flooring Ideas That Are Unforgettable

The floor may not be the first thing you think of when planning your new kitchen — but that doesn't mean a floor can't make or break a kitchen. Here …

Kitchens

14 Tips For Making Your Office Cozier This Winter

While it is so satisfying to make your home cozy and comfortable for the winter months, the fact of the matter is that most of us spend more time at …

100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity

Gain some inspiration for the new year with these motivational quotes.<p>Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more …

28 Positive Things You Can Do When Business Is Slow

A slow period is just another name for opportunity.<p>There are times for any entrepreneur when things can slow down. Seasonal trends, whether holiday time for many businesses or obvious lack of demand or opportunity. (Ever try to work as an exterior house painter in sub-zero weather?) In some …

Small Business

Japanese NES Classic Edition stuffed in a Game Boy is the system’s coolest hack yet

Watch as the Famicom Mini becomes the Famicom Pocket<p>Modders have been messing around with the Japanese version of the NES Classic Edition — the Famicom Mini — as much as they have with the North American one. One group, Kei Studio, performed what may be the coolest hack yet: installing the guts of …

Designing Conversational UI with Information Architecture — Part 3

Designing Conversational UI with Information Architecture — Part 3<p>An IA for AI Learning<p>Welcome to part 3 of a series on designing for conversational …

UX Design

Managing a Team That’s Been Asked to Do Too Much

Recent cases highlighted in the media suggest that executives, in a desperate quest to quench the market’s unquenchable thirst for growth, are ignoring reason and dictating growth targets so insurmountable that their employees are turning to unethical and perhaps illegal means to achieve their …

3 Tools for Design Managers to welcome new designers and help them grow

This month is my 2nd year anniversary becoming a product design manager. I’m still new to it. I didn’t go to school for management. I simply became a …

10 Podcasts Every Business Owner Should Listen To

Podcasts provide business owners top-of-the-line advice daily.<p>One of the best, fastest, and easiest ways to improve your business is by checking out the right podcast. Avoiding mistakes made by others, getting up-to-date advice, and expanding your knowledge base are all paramount to successful …

Podcasting

The First Sony E-Mount Lenses You Should Buy

After more than a dozen hours of new research and hands-on testing alongside expert interviews, we’ve updated our guide to the best lenses for new …

Which is you? – 5 Great 50mm Prime Lenses for Sony Alpha Cameras

<b>Kicking off the New Year, we look at 5 nifty-50mm prime lenses for 5 different types of shooters. Which one are you?</b>The 50mm prime is a great focal …

Cameras

CES 2017: Razer gaming laptop has not one but three screens

<b>Gaming PC maker Razer has unveiled a concept laptop with three 4K screens at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.</b><p>The firm claims Project Valerie is the world's first portable laptop of its kind.<p>Two additional screens slide out from the central display via an automatic mechanism.<p>One analyst praised the …

Consumer Tech

The Game Boy's Being Brought Back From the Dead With Some Awesome Upgrades

Though there were several iterations and updates to Nintendo’s insanely popular handheld gaming system, the Game Boy was officially retired just over …

Retrogaming

Dobby is a pocket-sized drone with some serious video chops

Drones are a dime-a-dozen at CES, but Dobby is definitely carving a niche for itself.<p>What is it?<p>Dobby, by Zerotech, is a pocket-sized drone capable of 1080p video and a 300 foot range. With a 300 foot range (150 foot height), the 13 megapixel camera offers a 75 degree field of view capable of 360 …

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

UVify’s plucky little Draco drone hits speeds up to 100 miles an hour

For all the grandiosity of its ancient Grecian name, the Draco is a fairly unassuming thing. It’s surprisingly small and unimposing in fact — and if it weren’t for those four rotors, it would fit comfortably in the palm of your hand.<p>But UVify’s little drone has tremendous zip when pushed. In fact, …

Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

15 Powerful Plugins For Photoshop And Sketch

Photoshop and Sketch are powerful tools widely used by designers and developers. Sometimes it might seem that features are endless. But it can get better.<p>What could help significantly increase the efficiency and quality of the work are powerful plugins.<p>Here you will find a list of 15 plugins for …

Web Design

Good Eggs shutdown leaves some suppliers scrambling

When the food delivery service Good Eggs shut down operations in Los Angeles, New Orleans and Brooklyn, N.Y., last week, it sent shock waves through its customer base. How else were they to get free delivery of farmers market produce, artisan baked breads and locally brewed kombucha?<p>But it also had …

Amazon Wants to Deliver Produce From the Farmers Market to Your Door

What won't Amazon deliver? If you thought "produce from the farmers market," you're wrong. According to the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, Amazon is currently testing delivery of farm-fresh greens, wild seafood, ripe melons, and a whole lot of other produce to customers' doorsteps. Best off all, the food will …