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Typographic inspiration: Creating a font from flowers

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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of experimental typography here at TNW, and this “flower alphabet,” created by Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) junior Anne Lee, is no exception. Crafted by hand and photographed in her apartment, take a look below at Lee’s completed typeface, followed by progress shots that...
Typographic inspiration: Creating a font from flowers

Kindle Fire HD review: A big improvement from Amazon

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The 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD goes far to correct many of the issues that plagued Amazon's first foray into tablets nearly a year ago. The Fire HD also introduces several tech enhancements over competing tablets, and while in the end the Kindle Fire HD falls short of Amazon's...
Kindle Fire HD review: A big improvement from Amazon
The BGR Show - superstar Sean Paul on making music with his iPad
Telly Releases Android Tablet App As It Approaches 70K Likes Per Week On Google's Mobile OS

LG tells the story behind QSlide multitasking, won't be mad if you tweet at the same time (video)

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LG's been stepping up its mobile game recently, with the Optimus G being the firm's clearest display of podium-position ambitions yet. And just like its regional neighbors, it's getting in on the "explaining-ideas-behind-concepts" video action. In this clip we see senior research engineer, Sebastian Hochan Song, explain the inspiration...
LG tells the story behind QSlide multitasking, won't be mad if you tweet at the same time (video)

Sony's Jun Katsunuma on the inspiration for Xperia Z Ultra's design

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After the Xperia Z Ultra's launch event in both London and Shanghai, we had a brief chance to talk to Sony's Product Design Director, Jun Katsunuma, who was present in the latter city. Jun's been responsible for Sony's mobile devices since the Xperia S days, so the transition to...
Sony's Jun Katsunuma on the inspiration for Xperia Z Ultra's design

TechStars Spotlight: Apptentive lets app lovers talk to app developers inside apps

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[Editor's note: GeekWire is running a series of profiles on the startups participating in this year's class in the TechStars Seattle incubator program. Check back each day at 1:30 p.m. for a new profile, leading up to Demo Day on Nov. 1] Mobile app developers usually publish their apps, and...
TechStars Spotlight: Apptentive lets app lovers talk to app developers inside apps

Mapping out the travel industry: Why people are vacationing more today

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In our latest iPad Magazine issue, we asked five travel-savvy entrepreneurs in the Young Entrepreneurs Council about the evolving travel landscape, both in the US and beyond. Check out their answers to the following question below! Do you think people are traveling more or less today than ever before? Why?...
Mapping out the travel industry: Why people are vacationing more today

Simon Careless on inaugural App Developers Conference

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Editor’s Note: With talk submissions for UBM Tech’s inaugural App Developers Conference (ADC) due tomorrow, Inside Mobile Apps chatted with Simon Careless about what the upcoming conference is all about. ADC focuses on the development, user interface (UI), marekting and business of apps outside of games. The emphasis away from games is ADC’s...
Simon Careless on inaugural App Developers Conference
Disney's new Infinity project uses Skylander-style toys

Intel futurist discusses data's secret life, 'ghost of computing'

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Science fiction serves as a inspiration for the man whose job it is envisage Intel's future and, to a large degree, the future of computing itself. [Read more]...
Intel futurist discusses data's secret life, 'ghost of computing'

A Very Short Version of Wikipedia

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The contributors at Wikipedia use a few thousand words to describe Google. The simple edition of Wikipedia too has a page on Google that is slightly shorter but still runs into a few hundred words. Now meet Ten Word Wiki, a Twitter style version of Wikipedia that only describes...
A Very Short Version of Wikipedia

Obama Gives a Shout-Out to MEET, the Israeli-Palestinian Youth Tech Project

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When we heard about a project that pairs Israeli and Palestinian teens to learn about tech and business, we were immediately intrigued. After learning more, we made MEET (Middle East Empowerment Through Technology) one of the original Global Voices at the D: Dive Into Mobile event scheduled for last fall....
Obama Gives a Shout-Out to MEET, the Israeli-Palestinian Youth Tech Project

How to Use Google Webmaster Tools for SEO Inspiration http://bit.ly/ah5B8D

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How to Use Google Webmaster Tools for SEO Inspiration http://bit.ly/ah5B8D

The AFSE Rec Room

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The Academy For Software Engineering (AFSE) is opening in a few weeks. Roughly 125 high school freshmen will be starting a four year program that is designed to prepare them for secondary education if they want that and also for a career in software engineering and web development. The inspiration...
The AFSE Rec Room

Glyphs Mini is the best way to get started with type design on your Mac

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Glyphs Mini, the little brother of the full-fledged Glyphs App, is one of the most affordable ways to do some serious type design on the Mac. Traditionally, the only real route to success in type design was through Fontlab Studio ($674) or Fontographer ($409). Fontlab, which holds an almost Adobe-like monopoly on font design, also offers TypeTool ($100),...
Glyphs Mini is the best way to get started with type design on your Mac

Need a hint of inspiration. Take a listen to this music from @iykeonka http://budurl.com/hps2 #sp by @twtmob

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Need a hint of inspiration. Take a listen to this music from @iykeonka http://budurl.com/hps2 #sp by @twtmob

Use Your Leadership Presence to Inspire

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In times of crisis people always look for inspirational leaders. What makes for inspiration is subjective, but there is one common element when speaking about leaders who inspire: they have a strong leadership presence. By presence we mean "earned authority." That is, people follow your leadership because you are a...
Use Your Leadership Presence to Inspire
Glitch cabinet draws inspiration from image errors

Hipsta-dramatic: Hipstamatic lays off all but core employees, including designers and engineers

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Toy camera app company Hipstamatic has fired all but 5 of its core staff, including engineers and designers, The Next Web has learned. The company had been staffed up and working on a new release, but has only released one update in the last several months. Now, the staff has...
Hipsta-dramatic: Hipstamatic lays off all but core employees, including designers and engineers
Rdio bites some of Pandora's classic features to increase music discoverability
Xyologic brings its intent parsing app search engine to iOS, enters open beta

74 Simply Stunning Line Art Logos For Inspiration

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74 Simply Stunning Line Art Logos For Inspiration

NDS' Surfaces turns your wall into a TV, or a TV into a wall... one of those two

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Remember the wall that was also a television in Total Recall? That's the inspiration behind Surfaces -- a concept device produced by British cable mavens NDS. Abandoning the idea of a single screen, the company mounted six displays into a wall that offers up TV and internet content when...
NDS' Surfaces turns your wall into a TV, or a TV into a wall... one of those two

Blogged on ITCounts: Go where the puck will be: http://bit.ly/awdYN8 ht to @CPA_Trendlines for inspiration

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Blogged on ITCounts: Go where the puck will be: http://bit.ly/awdYN8 ht to @CPA_Trendlines for inspiration

Why Wander isn't launching at SXSW, even though it would make perfect sense

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The expectations for TechStars NY darling Wander are high. Very high. It’s been almost a year since the company graduated from the accelerator program, having raised what VC’s have characterized as a “very hot” $1.2 million seed round. Wander’s mission wasn’t ever entirely clear to me, as evidence by my...
Why Wander isn't launching at SXSW, even though it would make perfect sense

Startup Spotlight: Like Secret helps you find that special Valentine via Facebook

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Why scour online dating sites for potential matches when your real Valentine might be waiting in your Facebook contacts? That’s the idea behind Like Secret, a 2-month-old startup that’s taking the covers off its online dating service this month. The company was founded by Drew Blaisdell — a 20-year-old who...
Startup Spotlight: Like Secret helps you find that special Valentine via Facebook
Failure is a feature: how Google stays sharp gobbling up startups
Bing adds 'Pin It' Pinterest feature to image search

The Postal Service Is a Civic Institution, Not a Business

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We need to look back to the American Revolution to understand the reasons behind our postal system, and for inspiration for saving it today....
The Postal Service Is a Civic Institution, Not a Business
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