Tom Emens

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3 Tools to Create Social Media Visuals

Do you create custom images for social media? Looking for tools to streamline the design process? There are some new desktop design tools that make …

Facebook may add a ‘tip jar,’ looking beyond the ‘like’

If a thumbs up and newer reaction buttons aren’t enough for you, take heart because Facebook soon may give users another way to show their …

Does Your Facebook Page Have These 4 ESSENTIAL Ingredients? (please say "Yes")

Are you struggling to build a thriving Facebook community for your business?

39 photos of how Steve Jobs saved Apple from disaster and led it to rule the world

But if you only saw the movie, you got less than half of the story.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was a disaster, chewing through CEOs and delivering one bad quarter of financial results after another.<p>In 1996, knowing he had to do something dramatic, Apple CEO Gil Amelio negotiated a deal to buy NeXT, the …

You don't need an MBA; but your business plan does need these 5 things

We get it — it's an exciting time for new businesses. Technology has put the world at your fingertips and seemingly eliminated the gap between the …

Small Business

Artists Spent Two Years Carving Intricate Woodcut of Stunning Landscape

After nearly two years of meticulous work, Pittsburgh-based artists Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth–known collectively as Tugboat Printshop–have unveiled <i>Overlook</i>, a stunningly intricate woodcut that will be used to make limited edition color prints. The duo, who are known for their incredibly detailed …

Gloriously weird remixed Victorian woodcuts

George K's tumblr, Olex Oleole, is a beautiful running feed of gloriously weird remixes of Victorian woodcuts, in the style of the brilliant Dan …

"One Piece" First Woodcut Art Collection Offered

Tokyo-based company Hikidashi has started accepting pre-orders for the woodcut art collection from Eiichiro Oda's super popular mange series <i>One …

Star Wars Woodcuts

There’s a wonderful contrast between materials and subject matter in these Star Wars-themed woodcuts by Zac Benedict. There’s just something great about carving a robot out of wood.<p>[via Neatorama]

Artist Uses Fire and Soot to Paint Elegant Illustrations

Qubec-based artist Steve Spazuk uses fire to create elegant illustrations out of soot. As he demonstrates in the video below, the fire painter manipulates the flame from a candle or a torch to mark a sheet of paper with trails of soot, which he then etches into using delicate tools like feathers, …

The Insanely Intricate Doodles Of Kerby Rosanes

Kerby Rosanes makes insanely complicated drawings look great on his humble and rather small Moleskine notebook. Here are a few examples.<p>Kerby Rosanes …

Dürer's polyhedron: 5 theories that explain Melencolia's crazy cube

<b>The artwork</b><p>In 1514 the German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) created the copper engraving Melencolia I. It was immediately recognised as a masterpiece, not only because of its remarkably fine and detailed execution and unsurpassed shadings, but also because of its unusual symbolism. Dürer was …

Incredibly Detailed Cityscapes Recreated from Artist's Memory

Netherlands-based artist Stefan Bleekrode has the incredible ability to work straight from memory and create newly-imagined but highly realistic cities. His series titled <i>Cityscapes</i> features places in the United States and Europe drawn in stunningly minute detail. Bleekrode's inked artworks include …

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Art Spiegelman on the Woodcuts of Lynd Ward

By Art Spiegelman October 13, 2010<p>It seems natural now to think of Lynd Ward as one of America’s most distinguished and accomplished graphic novelists. He is, in fact, one of only a small handful of artists anywhere who ever made a “graphic novel” until the day before yesterday. The ungainly …

Here's Everything You Need To Know About The New Social Network 'Ello'

You keep hearing and reading about this new social network called Ello, but what is it, and is it going to replace Facebook?<p>Ello has everything Facebook has, but none of the ads! This includes games, pages, events -- wait ... oh, apparently Ello doesn't have any of those. Okay, so what the hell is …

Chromebook lending kiosks coming to US colleges

College students at select universities across the US will be able to borrow Chromebooks for up to three days via the Chromebook Lending Library. The …

AT&T won't activate WiFi calling until next year

Apple made a pretty big deal about WiFi calling at its event this week, but if you preordered an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus running on AT&T today, you won't be able to use it right out of the box. That feature, according to <i>LightReading</i>, won't be available until next year. The carrier's Ralph de la Vega …

Tim Cook Says Apple Working on Products That Haven't Even Been Rumored Yet

In an interview with Charlie Rose, Apple's CEO talks about the company's interest in TV, the legacy of Steve Jobs, and the acquisition of Beats.<p>With all the leaks around the latest iPhones and Apple Watch, it’s easy to assume that Apple can’t keep a secret anymore.<p>Easy, but wrong.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook …

Are 3-D Video Capsules The New Family Photo Albums?

By Steven Melendez2 minute Read<p>Before photography became widespread, the average person had no way of knowing what their ancestors from just a few …

30 Little-Known Features of Popular Social Media Sites

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I first set foot in Disneyland, I race to the most famous rides first—Splash Mountain, the Matterhorn, Indiana Jones, all the biggest and best. Little do I know there are just as many hidden gems and overlooked attractions that I’ve likely …

Flipboard Acqui-Hires Visual Storytelling Startup Ultravisual To Boost Content Curation Features

Flipboard, the app that lets you make a personal magazine by aggregating your favourite online publications, blogs and social feeds, has acqui-hired the Technicolor-backed visual storytelling startup Ultravisual to boost its content-curation functionality.<p>Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, …

Facebook Quietly Launches New Ad Policy

Facebook is toying with its News Feed advertising policy, possibly risking a backlash from marketers who are worried that repeated ads will raise …

4 alternatives to increasingly expensive Facebook ads

The news that the average cost of a Facebook ad had jumped 123 percent compared to a year ago was disheartening for small businesses.<p>Until recently, growing businesses and startups had found the social media site an affordable place to post ads. But competition for Facebook’s limited ad space had …

This Site Lets You Check If A Hotel’s WiFi Sucks Before It’s Too Late

There are lots of things that review sites should rank hotels on, but don’t. Is it known for bed bugs? Is the “heated pool” only heated during summer when the sun is out? How many ghosts live there? How fast is the WiFi?<p>This site won’t help you with all of those, but it <i>will</i> help you with that last …

Apple-IBM partnership: Microsoft today, Google tomorrow

The last time IBM and Apple teamed up was in the early 1990s to advance a rival to Intel chips. That partnership ultimately fell flat. But this month's announcement of a renewed IBM-Apple relationship is already looking better-- even if just on paper.<p>Under the deal, Apple, which has relatively low …

Tim Cook

New App or New Ad? Instagram Teases Us With Bolt

What exactly does Facebook have up its sleeve?<p>An ad for a new app called Bolt mysteriously appeared on Instagram on Wednesday. Android users reported …

Verizon will soon throttle LTE data: here's what you need to know

The days of truly unlimited LTE data on Verizon Wireless are coming to a close. Today, the largest US carrier announced that it will begin applying its "network optimization" practices, which previously only affected the 3G network, to unlimited 4G LTE customers starting October 1st. Beginning on …