Hyper realistic CGI and the end of product photography

Hyper-Realistic CGI Is Killing Photographers, Thrilling Product Designers
Joseph Flaherty, wired.com

Computer-generated images are moving out of theaters and onto store shelves and catalog pages, thanks to new software that makes it nearly impossible to distinguish the real from the photorealistic.

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Achieving inbox zero with Mailstrom

How I Went From 1,000 Emails to Inbox Zero (and Stayed There) with Mailstrom
Adam Dachis, lifehacker.com

Inbox zero: it’s the impossible dream that gets further and further away as you let your emails pile up, but you don’t have to get stuck with the clutter. Thanks to an awesome webapp called Mailstrom, I finally got my thousand-email inbox under…

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Visualizing the languages of NYC

Infographic: The Languages Of New York, Mapped By Tweets
By Mark Wilson, fastcodesign.com

Who speaks which languages in New York? One team looked at 8.5 million tweets to map it out.

It looks like every block of NYC has been wrapped in Christ­mas lights, but in real­i­ty, you’re look­ing at the nine most promi­nent­ly tweet­ed…

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America’s Visual IQ: Both Amazing And Embarrassing

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united states currency eye- IMG_7364_web (Photo credit: kevindean)

By Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan, fastcodesign.com

A new Pew survey tests our visual recall of current events. Twitter logo? Check. Chinese flag? What’s that, bro?!

You’ve prob­a­bly heard how (depress­ing­ly) lit­tle Amer­i­cans tend to know about his­to­ry. But what about their visu­al recall …

 

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Year round under ground greenhouse

(via Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video) : TreeHugger)

Consumer startups and the power of paying

Big Tech: The Power of Paying: What Consumer Hotshots Can Learn From Corporate Drudges
Ryan Tate, wired.com

When choosing a platform API to build upon, paying cash up front can help you avoid paying in time and regret later.

Ryan Tate

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3 billion check-ins let Foursquare highlight the most awesome places

3 billion check-ins let Foursquare highlight the most awesome places in the U.S.
John Koetsier, venturebeat.com

Three billion check-ins and tens of millions of tips ought to add up to something. In Foursquare’s case, that means the “Best of” series, which highlights “the most awesome places in cities across the U.S.”The location-based social network, which …

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11 Traditional Breakfasts From Around the World

11 Traditional Breakfasts From Around the World
bootsnall.com

It could be that a lone bagel and a cup of cof­fee to-go is your idea of break­fast, and the only time you actu­al­ly sit down for this impor­tant meal is on week­ends and hol­i­days, but what about when you trav­el?

What hap­pens when you are i…

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Find out who has viewed your LinkedIn profile

Find out who has viewed your LinkedIn profile
by Matt Elliott, cnet.com

A clever trick lets you find out who has viewed your LinkedIn profile without upgrading your account.

If you are unem­ployed, unhap­py at your cur­rent job, or sim­ply curi­ous about other oppor­tu­ni­ties, then you like­ly keep close tabs on yo…

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Safe Shepherd Protects Your Social Networks

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English: This image is an example of a blocking cluster in a social network. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Safe Shepherd Protects Your Social Networks, Keeps Your Data Off of Creepy People Search Engines
Alan Henry, lifehacker.com

Safe Shepherd is a privacy protection service that already scrubs your personal data from creepy people search engines, but the service also now keeps tabs on your social networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to make sure you’re…

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