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Epic Bars

Most energy bars are loaded with protein — protein that's synthesized in a lab somewhere. Epic Bars take a different approach. The protein in their …

StyleShoots automatically gives product shots transparent backgrounds

Each StyleShoots rig consists of a large glass light table, overhead daylight simulation lamps, an integrated Mac mini, an iPad and a Canon 5D Mark …

Tommy Hilfiger

Coravin 1000 lets you have a glass of wine without popping the cork

Wine is a complicated beverage that needs care and time to mature; especially the upmarket reds. Properly bottled and stored, it’s in a fairly happy …

Inert

68% of CEOs have ‘no presence’ on any social media (but they like LinkedIn)

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, Warren Buffet joked after he sent his very first tweet in May 2013. Since then he’s gained 541,905 followers with just two lonely little tweets.<p>Which begs the question: Why aren’t more superstar CEOs taking advantage of the big platform social media …

How We Created a Fake Vodka Brand to Promote Our Startup

<i>Editors note: This is a guest post by Kevin Bracken, founder of Speakeasy, a social space sharing marketplace. Whilst we by no means condone the act of selling alcohol without the legalities addressed before hand, the “hustle” in this is undeniably impressive.</i><p>The month was January 2013. We had a …

Quip Is A Beautiful New Mobile-First Word Processor From Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor

30 years later and our word processing software hasn’t evolved, not even to adapt to mobile. That changes tonight with the launch of Quip, a freemium new word processing app from former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor’s new startup. Quip works on desktop but is designed for mobile. It automatically …

Weye Feye brings mobile device smart view and remote control to DSLRs

A DSLR is a hefty investment, and as such not all photographers are inclined to run out and update to the newest technology. WiFi-enabled cameras …

Gear & Gadgets

Everlapse Taps Into Instagram To Let Users Create Photo Highlight Reel

Everlapse, the iOS app that lets you take your memories and creates them as time-lapse media files, has added Instagram support to its product. With this feature, users can curate the top 20 popular photos in their Instagram account.<p>Started by the three founders of CoTweet, which sold to …

And Vinyly Turns Your Ashes Into Vinyl Records

Cemeteries are an outdated concept. There is only so much land after all and we have many creative ways to take care of your body after the big …

Vinyl Records

How-Tuesday: Set Up VLC Media Player on iOS

Last week, the beloved media player VLC returned to iOS after a two-year hiatus. The new version is fully open source, and as always, totally free. …

Does Your Social Media Drive Transactions?

Vision Critical’s recently published “From Social to Sale,” about how social media activity — particularly Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest — can drive transactions. (For a detailed discussion of this, see my earlier post “How Social Media Moves Consumers from ‘Sharing’ to ‘Purchase’” )<p>In an effort …

Simple Split Testing Techniques To Improve Your Website

Many small businesses that get leads through internet marketing efforts could improve their conversion rates by optimizing their landing pages. The most effective way to do so is to split test your landing pages and see how your traffic reacts to different elements on your page.<p>I have been doing a …

How Social Media Moves Consumers From 'Sharing' To 'Purchase'

Vision Critical’s recently published study, <i>From Social to Sale</i> provides some answers to exactly how a company’s social media strategy could be tailored to drive sales. Using interviews from almost 6,000 participants, the company evaluated social media purchasing against participation in Twitter, …

SEO is dead. Long live social media optimisation

Search engine optimisation (SEO) was always a flawed concept. At its worst, it means making web content less engaging for the reader but supposedly …

Google+

Monkey Light Pro Bicycle Wheel Light System

Do you need a personalized way to illuminate the road during cycling at night? Take a look at Monkey Light Pro, the <b>bicycle wheel light system</b> may be …

Cycling

How To Get The Most Out Of Google+ Today

Since its makeover in May, Google+ has been steadily winning a war of aesthetics over Facebook, which has yet to roll out its redesigned News Feed to all users.<p>While a visual overhaul is a great way to draw in users who have long neglected the mandatory social component of the Gmail address, …

Meet the designer behind some of the web’s newest killer fonts

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>The font world is being revolutionized. Thanks to newer browsers and greater bandwidth, there’s been an explosion of new web …

Typography

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Can design help digital health records startup ElationEMR get an edge?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Brian A Jackson<p>In case you haven’t noticed, electronic medical records are a big deal in the health world. Over the …

How to maximize your Reddit upvotes, by the numbers

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>The short answer to getting a lot of upvotes on your Reddit posts, the watering hole of the web? Post good content, post in …

Nestivity adds Google+ Hangouts and YouTube video playback to its Twitter discussion platform

Nestivity has released version 1.0 of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for hosting live conversations and discussions on Twitter, adding new support for Google+ Hangouts and YouTube video playback.<p>The startup first launched its public beta in April and has since added “tweetcast” …

Social Analytics Startup Awe.sm Rolls Out A Dashboard Just For Marketers

Social media analytics startup Awe.sm is getting serious about making its product available to different types of clients. The company, which provides a platform for measuring the effectiveness of their social media campaigns, has refined its technology to create a new product that is aimed at …

AddThis Launches Smart Layers, Giving Websites Social And Personalization Tools That Adapt To Mobile

AddThis has released a new platform called Smart Layers, which it says can improve traffic and engagement by just adding a single line of code.<p>President and CEO Ramsey McGrory told me that Smart Layers both improves on the publisher tools that AddThis was already offering and introduces some new …

There Are More Eyes on Your Facebook Posts Than You Can Even Imagine

A recent report from Stanford University and Facebook suggests we consistently underestimate the size of our audience on social media.<p>Whether you’re a ninja, guru, or mere mortal user of social media, you’ve likely guessed how many people read your Facebook posts. Among the estimation techniques …

Likemind Wants To Help You Meet Local People By Posting Virtual Flyers Through Its iOS App

Likemind is another take on solving the ‘how to meet local people with shared interests’ problem. The iOS-only app, with an Android version to follow, lets you post and browse geo-fenced virtual ‘flyers’ outlining what you’re looking for based on topic, interest or activity. It’s a nice visual and …

Google Releases Correlate Tool

In its goal to accumulate and make sense of the world's information, Google released a new tool this week that makes it easier to get correlations …

AdWords

CLOSCA | Street style foldable bicycle helmet

<i>Closca is a foldable bicycle helmet designed to fit inside backpacks, briefcases, or purses while you’re not riding. The helmet comes in two stylish</i> …

Daneson Single Malt Toothpicks

If you don’t want to look like Ron Burgundy by picking the remnants of your rib lunch from your teeth with your finger, perhaps you should get some …

Single Malt Whisky

The Ice Baller: Makes Clear, Slow-Melting Ice Spheres

<b>Introducing new stretch goals!</b><p>This story begins when I was traveling for business in Tokyo. I was out exploring near the Ebisu neighborhood when I …

Bolt Battery Backup Charger Will Keep Your Phone On No Matter What Thanks to a Built-in Battery

One of the problems with smartphones is that they are profound battery eaters. While battery technology has undeniably improved, and mobile …