Apple’s Upcoming iPhone Launch Will Be Its Biggest Ever, In More Ways Than One
Mark Rogowsky, forbes.com
The worst kept secret in the tech­nol­o­gy indus­try right now is that the next iPhones will be deliv­ered with big­ger screens this Sep­tem­ber, com­ing in 4.7 and 5.5-inch sizes. But if reports out of the Far East are to be believed, the new iPh…

Apple’s Upcoming iPhone Launch Will Be Its Biggest Ever, In More Ways Than One
Mark Rogowsky, forbes.com

The worst kept secret in the tech­nol­o­gy indus­try right now is that the next iPhones will be deliv­ered with big­ger screens this Sep­tem­ber, com­ing in 4.7 and 5.5-inch sizes. But if reports out of the Far East are to be believed, the new iPh…

fastcompany:

The Prettiest Wireless Phone Charger We’ve Seen

Most of the wireless phone chargers on the market today are perfectly functional, but hideous. Not Swich, a wood-and-ceramic wireless charger with an elegant silhouette. It lifts your phone off the table and props it up at an angle conducive to performing tasks and viewing content.

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fastcompany:

Flying Cars Predicted In Two Years: What Then?

People are already putting down money for self-driving flying cars. Are American motorists up to the challenge?

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Make the most out of the trolley system in your city.
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Kinect For Windows
fastcodesign:

Plus: How Apple, Facebook, Google, and more tech-world heavyweights describe their design jobs.
Design is a rather broad and vague term. When someone says “I’m a designer,” it is not immediately clear what they actually do day to day. There are a number of different responsibilities encompassed by the umbrella term designer.

Design-related roles exist in a range of areas from industrial design (cars, furniture) to print (magazines, other publications) to tech (websites, mobile apps). With the relatively recent influx of tech companies focused on creating interfaces for screens, many new design roles have emerged. Job titles like UX or UI designer are confusing to the uninitiated and unfamiliar even to designers who come from other industries.
Let’s attempt to distill what each of these titles really mean within the context of the tech industry.
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fastcodesign:

Plus: How Apple, Facebook, Google, and more tech-world heavyweights describe their design jobs.

Design is a rather broad and vague term. When someone says “I’m a designer,” it is not immediately clear what they actually do day to day. There are a number of different responsibilities encompassed by the umbrella term designer.

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Design-related roles exist in a range of areas from industrial design (cars, furniture) to print (magazines, other publications) to tech (websites, mobile apps). With the relatively recent influx of tech companies focused on creating interfaces for screens, many new design roles have emerged. Job titles like UX or UI designer are confusing to the uninitiated and unfamiliar even to designers who come from other industries.

Let’s attempt to distill what each of these titles really mean within the context of the tech industry.

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fastcompany:

Of Course A GoPro Is The Best Way To Capture The Sickening POV Of Riding The World’s Tallest Waterslide

How else can you illustrate what a 17-story drop, followed by a five-story drop feels like in a little raft?

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fastcompany:

Have you joined the Pinterest craze yet? Here’s everything you always wanted to know about the online pinboard site, but were afraid to ask.
A decade into the social media revolution, fatigue has set in. There are lots of ways to interact, but there are still only 24 hours in a day. What social media network is still worth your time?
For a growing number of brands, Pinterest is making the cut. According to Cincinnati-based marketing company Ahalogy, some 22% of Americans are now monthly visitors to the site, where people pin and share pictures and articles like you might pin magazine clippings on a bulletin board. While men are starting to join, the vast majority of Pinterest users are women, and they are generally younger women. If you’re marketing fishing equipment to retired gentlemen, then this is not your medium.
But if you’re trying to reach Pinterest’s core users of millennial moms, here’s how to stand out.
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fastcompany:

Have you joined the Pinterest craze yet? Here’s everything you always wanted to know about the online pinboard site, but were afraid to ask.

A decade into the social media revolution, fatigue has set in. There are lots of ways to interact, but there are still only 24 hours in a day. What social media network is still worth your time?

For a growing number of brands, Pinterest is making the cut. According to Cincinnati-based marketing company Ahalogy, some 22% of Americans are now monthly visitors to the site, where people pin and share pictures and articles like you might pin magazine clippings on a bulletin board. While men are starting to join, the vast majority of Pinterest users are women, and they are generally younger women. If you’re marketing fishing equipment to retired gentlemen, then this is not your medium.

But if you’re trying to reach Pinterest’s core users of millennial moms, here’s how to stand out.

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Fourth of July with the Presidents 
Some Presidents preferred to relax away from the White House – Lyndon B. Johnson traditionally spent the holiday at his ranch in Stonewall, Texas.  Others have traced the history of the holiday with visits to Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Read more
To celebrate the Fourth here’s a gallery of Presidential Independence Day celebrations from the White House Blog.  
This photo is from the fireworks display over Washington D.C. during the Eisenhower administration.  7/4/54.

ourpresidents:

Fourth of July with the Presidents

Some Presidents preferred to relax away from the White House – Lyndon B. Johnson traditionally spent the holiday at his ranch in Stonewall, Texas.  Others have traced the history of the holiday with visits to Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Read more

To celebrate the Fourth here’s a gallery of Presidential Independence Day celebrations from the White House Blog. 

This photo is from the fireworks display over Washington D.C. during the Eisenhower administration.  7/4/54.

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