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  • newNew Display Technology Corrects For Vision Defects

    New Display Technology Corrects For Vision Defects

    rtoz (2530056) writes Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed a new display technology that automatically corrects for vision defects without requiring glasses or contact lenses. This technique could lead to dashboard-mounted GPS displays tha…
    - 8 mins ago, 31 Jul 14, 11:31pm -
  • newPassport Database Outage Leaves Thousands Stranded

    Passport Database Outage Leaves Thousands Stranded

    linuxwrangler (582055) writes Job interviews missed, work and wedding plans disrupted, children unable to fly home with their adoptive parents. All this disruption is due to a outage involving the passport and visa processing database at the U.S. Sta…
    - 45 mins ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:54pm -
  • newWhy TiVo's Founders Crashed and Burned With Qplay

    Why TiVo's Founders Crashed and Burned With Qplay

    Velcroman1 (1667895) writes "Michael Ramsay and Jim Barton created a revolution with TiVo, a device that challenged the notion that we had to watch TV shows when they aired. And they hoped to do it again with Qplay, a device that challenged the notio…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:12pm -
  • newHP Gives OpenVMS New Life and Path To X86 Port

    HP Gives OpenVMS New Life and Path To X86 Port

    dcblogs (1096431) writes Hewlett-Packard has changed its direction on OpenVMS. Instead of pushing its users off the system, it has licensed OpenVMS to a new firm that plans to develop ports to the latest Itanium chips and is promising eventual suppor…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:32pm -
  • newPeter Hoddie Talks About His Internet of Things Construction Kit (Video)

    Peter Hoddie Talks About His Internet of Things Construction Kit (Video)

    You remember Peter Hoddie, right? He was one of the original QuickTime developers at Apple. He left in 2002 to help found a startup called Kinoma, which started life developing multimedia players and browsers for mobile devices. Kinoma was acquired i…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:49pm -
  • newAsk Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?

    Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?

    New submitter yeshuawatso writes I work for one of the largest HVAC manufacturers in the world. We've currently spent millions of dollars investing in an ERP system from Oracle (via a third-party implementor and distributor) that handles most of our…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:08pm -
  • newUK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

    UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

    An anonymous reader writes with a bit of pith from TechDirt: Every so often, people who don't really understand the importance of anonymity or how it enables free speech (especially among marginalized people), think they have a brilliant idea: "just…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:29pm -
  • newCIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

    CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

    Bruce66423 (1678196) writes with this story from the Guardian: The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, issued an extraordinary apology to leaders of the US Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, conceding that the agency em…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 6:48pm -
  • newPHP Finally Getting a Formal Specification

    PHP Finally Getting a Formal Specification

    itwbennett (1594911) writes "Despite becoming one of the most widely used programming languages on the Web, PHP didn't have a formal specification — until now. Facebook engineer and PHP core contributor Sara Golemon announced the initiative at OSCO…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 6:08pm -
  • newFotopedia Is Shutting Down; Data Avallable Until August 10

    Fotopedia Is Shutting Down; Data Avallable Until August 10

    New submitter Randall Booth writes Fotopedia has sent notice to its users that it is shutting down. 'We are sorry to announce that Fotopedia is shutting down. As of August 10, 2014, Fotopedia.com will close and our iOS applications will cease to func…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:45pm -
  • newiFixit Takes Apart the Oculus Rift DK2, Finds Galaxy Note 3 Display Inside

    iFixit Takes Apart the Oculus Rift DK2, Finds Galaxy Note 3 Display Inside

    An anonymous reader writes with a teardown from iFixit of the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2: "iFixit's teardown reveals lots of interesting hardware within, including 40 infrared LEDs, a well-organized motherboard, and a display panel lifted directly…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:26pm -
  • newNevada Construction Project Could Be Tesla/Panasonic Gigafactory

    Nevada Construction Project Could Be Tesla/Panasonic Gigafactory

    cartechboy (2660665) writes "Earlier in the week we heard that Tesla and Panasonic had reached an agreement to build the gigafactory together, and today that became official. Now it seems that things are farther along than anyone thought. In fact, co…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 4:44pm -
  • newGrad Student Rigs Cheap Alternative To $1,000 Air Purifiers In Smoggy China

    Grad Student Rigs Cheap Alternative To $1,000 Air Purifiers In Smoggy China

    An anonymous reader writes "University of Virginia grad student Thomas Talhelm was living in Beijing on a Fulbright Scholarship during the winter of 2012-13, when air pollution was so bad scientists likened it to a nuclear winter. Those who could aff…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 4:13pm -
  • newNASA's JPL Develops Multi-Metal 3D Printing Process

    NASA's JPL Develops Multi-Metal 3D Printing Process

    yyzmcleod (1534129) writes The technology to 3D print a single part from multiple materials has been around for years, but only for polymer-based additive manufacturing processes. For metals, jobs are typically confined to a single powdered base meta…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 3:33pm -
  • new"BadUSB" Exploit Makes Devices Turn "Evil"

    "BadUSB" Exploit Makes Devices Turn "Evil"

    An anonymous reader writes with s snippet from Ars Technica that should make you (even more) skeptical about plugging in random USB drives, or allowing to persons unknown physical access to you computer's USB ports : When creators of the state-sponso…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 2:52pm -
  • newUnesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland

    Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland

    First time accepted submitter wijnands (874114) writes Star Wars crews have started filming on the small Irish Island of Skellig Michael. This island, listed as a Unesco world heritage site, features the remains of a 6th century monastery as well as…
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 2:10pm -
  • newNokia Buys a Chunk of Panasonic

    Nokia Buys a Chunk of Panasonic

    jones_supa (887896) writes "Nokia's future as a company focused on providing network solutions, rather than mobile phones, looks to be bright. The company made big profits in the second quarter of 2014 after selling its mobile devices unit — the co…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:29pm -
  • newCrytek USA Collapses, Sells Game IP To Other Developers

    Crytek USA Collapses, Sells Game IP To Other Developers

    MojoKid (1002251) writes Game developer Crytek's problems have been detailed recently from various source, and it's now clear that it wasn't just the company's UK studios that were affected. Crytek announced today that it has officially moved develop…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:47pm -
  • newCountries Don't Own Their Internet Domains, ICANN Says

    Countries Don't Own Their Internet Domains, ICANN Says

    angry tapir writes The Internet domain name for a country doesn't belong to that country — nor to anyone, according to ICANN. Plaintiffs who successfully sued Iran, Syria and North Korea as sponsors of terrorism want to seize the three countries' c…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:06pm -
  • new"ExamSoft" Bar Exam Software Fails Law Grads

    "ExamSoft" Bar Exam Software Fails Law Grads

    New submitter BobandMax writes ExamSoft, the management platform software that handles digital bar exam submissions for multiple states, experienced a severe technical meltdown on Tuesday, leaving many graduates temporarily unable to complete the exa…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:50am -
  • newVint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

    Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

    jfruh writes "The Association for Computing Machinery is a storied professional group for computer programmers, but its membership hasn't grown in recent years to keep pace with the industry. Vint Cerf, who recently concluded his term as ACM presiden…
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:01am -
  • newChinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law

    Chinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law

    DroidJason1 writes The Chinese government is investigating Microsoft for possible breaches of anti-monopoly laws, following a series of surprise visits to Redmond's offices in cities across China on Monday. These surprise visits were part of China's…
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 4:10am -
  • newGoogle, Linaro Develop Custom Android Edition For Project Ara

    Google, Linaro Develop Custom Android Edition For Project Ara

    rtoz writes with this excerpt from an IDG story about the creation of an Android fork made just for Google's modular cell-phone project : A special edition of Android had to be created for the unique customizable design of Project Ara, said George Gr…
    - 22 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:24am -
  • newSpaceShipTwo Flies Again

    SpaceShipTwo Flies Again

    schwit1 writes "The competition heats up: For the first time in six months SpaceShipTwo completed a test flight [Tuesday]." The article linked is from NBC, which also has a deal with Virgin Galactic to televise the first commercial flight. It is thus…
    - 23 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:42am -
  • Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

    Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

    kkleiner writes Using an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, Microsoft Kinect, a camera, and a handful of electrical stimulators, a London student's virtual reality system is showing users what it's like to swap bodies. Looking down, they see someon…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jul 14, 11:36pm -

Engadget

  • newSony's new Action Cam arrives stateside with SteadyShot and more for $200

    Sony's new Action Cam arrives stateside with SteadyShot and more for $200

    Sony's stable of action cams just got a new option for thrill seekers in the US. The HDR-AS20 joins the outfit's HDR-AS100V and HDR-AS30V in capturing daring feats of whatever you fancy. This new model packs the company's SteadyShot image...
    - 44 mins ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:55pm -
  • newTo-do app Wunderlist gets a fresh coat of paint and real-time sync

    To-do app Wunderlist gets a fresh coat of paint and real-time sync

    The folks at 6Wunderkinder have been quite busy as of late, releasing version 3 of the Wunderlist productivity app on top of Pro and Business options for power users. Keeping up the pace, this third installment of the to-do list manager rolls out...
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:24pm -
  • newWWE Network heading to 170 new countries next month

    WWE Network heading to 170 new countries next month

    Fans of professional wrestling seem to be enjoying WWE's new online network. The company announced during its most recent earnings report that it has 700,000 subscribers to date, which is a pretty great sum given the service's mere five-month...
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:49pm -
  • newOffice for iPad updated with PDF export, third-party fonts and video playback support

    Office for iPad updated with PDF export, third-party fonts and video playback support

    Microsoft's iPad version of Office is pretty sleek, but it isn't perfect: it has limited print and export functions and just isn't as robust as its desktop counterpart. Slowly but surely, Redmond is changing that -- today the company announced a few…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:20pm -
  • newBoston's due up next on our Engadget Live tour!

    Boston's due up next on our Engadget Live tour!

    Beantown, Titletown, Bahston or Bawston; whatever you call this strong Massachusetts city or how you pronounce it, we're excited to be heading back there. On Friday August 22nd, we'll head to Royale on Tremont St. at 7PM for our third Engadget Live.…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:51pm -
  • newFacebook's Internet.org app offers free web access in Zambia

    Facebook's Internet.org app offers free web access in Zambia

    We've heard quite a bit about Mr. Zuckerberg's plans to bring low-cost internet access to the otherwise disconnected, and today, his social network announced plans to do just that in Zambia. The new Internet.org app allows users to browse weather,..…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:24pm -
  • newApple's new online content network should deliver your files faster

    Apple's new online content network should deliver your files faster

    If you're an iOS or Mac user, your downloads and streams are going to improve in the near future -- if they haven't already. Apple has quietly switched on its own content delivery network (CDN), letting it deliver files directly instead of leaning o…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:53pm -
  • newThe government still won't let Twitter share details about national security requests

    The government still won't let Twitter share details about national security requests

    Twitter really wants to tell you more about the kind of national security requests it gets from organizations like the Department of Justice and the FBI -- but the government just won't let it. The company's latest transparency report is prefaced...
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:22pm -
  • newBlackBerry's BBM messenger app officially arrives on Windows Phone

    BlackBerry's BBM messenger app officially arrives on Windows Phone

    Have a Windows Phone and crave access to BlackBerry's famed messaging app? Today's your lucky day. Announced in a video posted today, BBM is now exiting beta to become available for download in the Windows Phone store. The company said it spent...
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 6:37pm -
  • newCIA admits to spying on US Senate computer network

    CIA admits to spying on US Senate computer network

    Back in March 2014, two United States senators accused the Central Intelligence Agency of infiltrating Senate computers. Worse, they accused the CIA of hacking Senate computer networks and accessing files while the Senate's Intelligence Committee wa…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:52pm -
  • newSprint's proposed T-Mobile buyout now faces a competing offer from Iliad

    Sprint's proposed T-Mobile buyout now faces a competing offer from Iliad

    Sprint isn't the only company hoping to shell out billions for the privilege of scooping up T-Mobile's US branch; according to the Wall Street Journal, a French company called Iliad wants in on the action as well. Iliad, which owns a mobile operator…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • newThe perks of being 'somebody' online

    The perks of being 'somebody' online

    The web was supposed to be the great equalizer. But, it turns out, the haves and have-nots exist online too. And they're separated by a mark of distinction: verification.​A month ago, William Shatner got into an unfortunate public spat on Twitte…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • newNFL players to wear shoulder pad RFIDs for on-field stats tracking

    NFL players to wear shoulder pad RFIDs for on-field stats tracking

    The NBA isn't the only professional sports league in the States getting serious about accurate stats accounting. With some help from Zebra Technologies' location system, 17 NFL stadiums will use receivers and RFID (radio-frequency identification)...
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 4:32pm -
  • newWith Qi wireless charging, you'll soon be able to charge your device from a short distance

    With Qi wireless charging, you'll soon be able to charge your device from a short distance

    It's becoming more and more common to find mobile devices with wireless charging capability, either as a built-in feature or integrated into third-party cases. Progress has been somewhat hampered, however, by the fact that no universally adopted...
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 4:00pm -
  • newRecording industry sues Ford and GM over in-car CD ripping

    Recording industry sues Ford and GM over in-car CD ripping

    Ford and GM both sell cars that'll rip a CD to its internal HDD, so you never have to go without your jam in a pinch. Unfortunately, that same feature is now the target of outrage from the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies, which has...
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 3:32pm -
  • newThe second Oculus Rift headset uses the Samsung Note 3 screen, literally

    The second Oculus Rift headset uses the Samsung Note 3 screen, literally

    Back when Oculus VR first showed off its second virtual reality development kit, the Facebook subsidiary wasn't saying anything specific about the origins of its new, higher-resolution screen. But now that that second dev kit is shipping to pre-orde…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 3:18pm -
  • newHTC Desire 816 review: A mid-range M8 let down by sluggish cameras

    HTC Desire 816 review: A mid-range M8 let down by sluggish cameras

    HTC may have some problems behind closed doors, but outside, it's still widely regarded as one of the world's top phone makers. We already gave this year's One M8 flagship a rather jolly review, and now it's time to see if the same qualities are...
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • newLG's G Vista looks like the G3 but lacks the power and resolution

    LG's G Vista looks like the G3 but lacks the power and resolution

    What do you get when you cross a 5.7-inch screen with 960x540 resolution and a 3,200mAH battery? Pretty sparse pixel density, that's for sure, but the new LG G Vista for Verizon will keep smartphone-ing through a day and then some. Aimed at the...
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 2:35pm -
  • newIndiegogo has a new iOS app for mobile crowdfunding

    Indiegogo has a new iOS app for mobile crowdfunding

    Like giving money to ambitious projects but hate using your computer? Well, that's pretty weird. We think that's weird. Thankfully for you, though, the folks at Indiegogo think that's totally awesome, and they wanna cater to your whims with a new iO…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 2:03pm -
  • newNanobots get tiny propellers for targeted drug delivery

    Nanobots get tiny propellers for targeted drug delivery

    Nanobots need the proper propulsion system if they're going to be used to deliver drugs to targeted areas. Take for example this teeny-tiny corkscrew-shaped propeller made out of silica and nickel that's developed by a group of German and Israeli...
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:34pm -
  • newDistiller builds a social network for whiskey lovers

    Distiller builds a social network for whiskey lovers

    If you're a whiskey drinker, finding the perfect bottle can be a daunting quest; just because something is well-rated doesn't mean that it suits your tastes. You're about to get some help from your friends, though, as Distiller has turned its...
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • newLG's first big 4K OLED TV may have a non-ridiculous price tag

    LG's first big 4K OLED TV may have a non-ridiculous price tag

    If you're set on an OLED Ultra HDTV instead of LCD, you can now put a price and date on your idealism: LG's 65-inch 65EC9700 4K model will reportedly ship in September with a sticker price of $8,999. Apart from those deep OLED blacks, the model also…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:28pm -
  • newRuntastic's Orbit band is a fitness tracker that doubles as a running watch

    Runtastic's Orbit band is a fitness tracker that doubles as a running watch

    If you've heard of Runtastic, it probably means you're something of a jock: The company got its start building running apps for tracking your distance, pace, et cetera. For the past two years, though, it's been making all sorts of gear to go with it…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • newAmazon's offering 30 free Android apps to help make you a better person

    Amazon's offering 30 free Android apps to help make you a better person

    Another month, another batch of 30 free Android apps courtesy of Amazon. Like the bookseller's last Appstore promotion, the "Summer Self-Improvement Bundle" features $100/£100's worth of complimentary apps, as long as you download them within the..…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 11:42am -
  • newTesla seals landmark deal to mass-produce EV batteries in the US

    Tesla seals landmark deal to mass-produce EV batteries in the US

    How is Elon Musk going to produce his vaunted $35,000 Tesla when EV batteries are so expensive? By making his own. Tesla has signed a deal with Panasonic that'll see the pair team up to build the Gigafactory. It's from here that vehicle packs and...
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 11:27am -

Wired

Boingo Boingo

  • newPeople in crowds do not spontaneously de-evolve into subhuman beasts

    People in crowds do not spontaneously de-evolve into subhuman beasts

    The viewpoint that humans in large groups are dangerous has informed the policies and tactics of governments and police forces for more than a century, and like many prescientific musings, much of it is wrong. David McRaney investigates in the lates…
    - 5 mins ago, 31 Jul 14, 11:34pm -
  • newBook of funny encounters between librarians and patrons

    Book of funny encounters between librarians and patrons

    Gina Sheridan's I Work at a Public Library is a collection of true, weird experiences that public librarians have had with patrons. I read parts of the book out loud to Carla last night and we both chuckled. Read the rest
    - 37 mins ago, 31 Jul 14, 11:02pm -
  • new"Spock" turns down XXX role

    "Spock" turns down XXX role

    Mr. Spock impersonator Roy Ives, 70, turned down an offer to star in a Swedish porn film titled "The Vulgar Vulcan." Read the rest
    - 47 mins ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:52pm -
  • newSlender Man costume

    Slender Man costume

    This Slender Man head-to-toe Morphsuit costume is now available in kids and adult sizes from Amazon.
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:38pm -
  • newGritty photos that reveal Hollywood’s seedy history

    Gritty photos that reveal Hollywood’s seedy history

    Fans of photojournalist Weegee will love this gritty collection of photographs, which was culled from the archives of William Randolph Hearst’s infamous tabloid newspaper. Known for sensationalized reporting punctuated by attention-grabbing picture…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:24pm -

Campaign Monitor

  • Subscribe form showdown: Do sliders, lightboxes or tabs work best?

    Subscribe form showdown: Do sliders, lightboxes or tabs work best?

    There are lots of ways to collect email addresses on a site. So, between sliders, lightboxes, tabs and regular subscribe forms, what's the most effective choice - and why? We got three popular services to share their list building techniques.In add…
    - 50 days ago, 12 Jun 14, 1:59am -
  • Webtype

    Webtype

    - 51 days ago, 10 Jun 14, 11:26pm -
  • 5 steps for re-engaging your subscriber lists (and saving money)

    5 steps for re-engaging your subscriber lists (and saving money)

    Are your subscribers as active as they could be? Read on as we show you how to identify who's still paying attention, use re-engagement techniques for those who aren’t, and improve the relationship you have with the people on your lists.All email…
    - 52 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 11:18pm -
  • eWebDesign

    eWebDesign

    - 53 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 7:36am -
  • Introducing Monitor, our new iPhone app

    Introducing Monitor, our new iPhone app

    Today we’re super excited to show you a completely new way to use Campaign Monitor and connect with your audience, especially when you’re on the go. Monitor, our brand new iPhone app, gives you real-time access to what’s been happening in your…
    - 73 days ago, 19 May 14, 12:36pm -
  • Stamm

    Stamm

    - 77 days ago, 16 May 14, 3:38am -
  • Email Marketing Trends: Mobile vs Desktop

    Email Marketing Trends: Mobile vs Desktop

    By now, the fact that people are increasingly accessing email on mobile devices is no longer a surprise. Our data shows that from Q1’13 through Q1’14, 41% of nearly 1.8 billion email opens were on mobile devices. That’s a whole lot of email mak…
    - 84 days ago, 9 May 14, 5:29am -
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters

    Stumptown Coffee Roasters

    - 86 days ago, 6 May 14, 11:38pm -
  • Gmail’s message to email marketers: Focus on engagement

    Gmail’s message to email marketers: Focus on engagement

    When it comes to why campaigns get marked as spam, most ISPs are regarded as "black boxes". But recently, Gmail's Anti-Spam Team bucked that trend, by demystifying much of what they're doing behind the scenes. I've summarized the key points from our…
    - 88 days ago, 4 May 14, 9:01pm -
  • New Zealand Red Cross

    New Zealand Red Cross

    - 91 days ago, 2 May 14, 1:37am -
  • Segments in autoresponders now available

    Segments in autoresponders now available

    We know how important segmentation is in allowing you to target your subscribers with the most relevant content. So in the last few months we’ve been doing a lot of work on our segments feature, including releasing our new segments builder and exte…
    - 93 days ago, 30 Apr 14, 5:34am -
  • TypeEd

    TypeEd

    - 93 days ago, 30 Apr 14, 4:19am -
  • Introducing Geolocation Segments

    Introducing Geolocation Segments

    Location can be a powerful tool in driving relevance in email marketing. Whether it’s providing local information or personalizing your content to match local conditions, knowing where your subscribers are is the first step. Collecting this informa…
    - 94 days ago, 29 Apr 14, 4:54am -
  • Online Store Guys

    Online Store Guys

    - 95 days ago, 28 Apr 14, 12:45am -
  • How big should an effective A/B email test be?

    How big should an effective A/B email test be?

    One of Campaign Monitor's strengths is the ability to test versions of your email campaign on a subset of your subscriber list. Many call this A/B testing, but in some circles, this is known as split testing, or even 10/10/80. We regularly get asked…
    - 98 days ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:25pm -
  • CxAlloy

    CxAlloy

    - 99 days ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:06am -
  • How we’re working with Gmail’s Feedback Loop to make email safer for everyone

    How we’re working with Gmail’s Feedback Loop to make email safer for everyone

    Campaign Monitor was invited by Gmail's team to enter an early, pre-beta program of their Feedback Loop (FBL) in December, to help them work through any issues they had prior to rolling it out widely. We were privileged to be part of a select handful…
    - 99 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:48pm -
  • Playtype

    Playtype

    - 22 Apr 14, 2:01am -
  • Campaign Monitor partners with Insight Venture Partners

    Campaign Monitor partners with Insight Venture Partners

    Today I’m excited to announce that for the first time in our ten year history, Campaign Monitor has raised its first round of funding. We’ve just taken a $250 million investment from Insight Venture Partners, one of the most experienced tech inve…
    - 16 Apr 14, 6:52am -
  • H. Halpern Esq

    H. Halpern Esq

    A fun, altogether Canadian campaign designed by Array Design Studio, for H. Halpern Esq. Click through to see the dynamic content areas used - it's very clever, eh?
    - 11 Apr 14, 1:04am -
  • OpenSSL (heartbleed) statement

    OpenSSL (heartbleed) statement

    OpenSSL is an open source software suite that is used all over the world to encrypt communications over the internet. Heartbleed is the name given to a bug in that software that could allow unencrypted access to that information while it's in server…
    - 11 Apr 14, 12:04am -
  • FoxyCart

    FoxyCart

    You’ve probably received a few emails today regarding The Heartbleed Bug today, from apps and companies warning you to change your passwords or patch your kit. What makes this one from FoxyCart special? First of all, they’ve used dynamic content…
    - 9 Apr 14, 5:34am -
  • Yahoo! Mail bounces itself, or why using a webmail address is a bad idea

    Yahoo! Mail bounces itself, or why using a webmail address is a bad idea

    Recent changes within Yahoo! Mail mean that it's bouncing email sent from @yahoo.com addresses, but not actually originating from Yahoo's servers. Apart from outlining this issue, we thought it was a good time to revisit a bit of email marketing best…
    - 8 Apr 14, 8:06am -
  • Pho

    Pho

    - 28 Mar 14, 1:06am -
  • Do fewer links mean more clicks?

    Do fewer links mean more clicks?

    At a time when the popular look on the web is one of simplicity, it's tempting to apply the same ideas to email. Less is more. The fewer prompts the better. But does this result in more click throughs, or are we simply indulging in form, over functio…
    - 25 Mar 14, 9:49pm -
  • LEDbogen

    LEDbogen

    - 25 Mar 14, 9:49pm -
  • Passing custom fields through to custom subscribe and unsubscribe pages

    Passing custom fields through to custom subscribe and unsubscribe pages

    Recently we launched an update to allow the use of custom fields in links leading to custom subscribe and unsubscribe confirmation pages.While many people choose to use the default pages, we also provide an option to redirect to your own so you can c…
    - 25 Mar 14, 9:00am -
  • Vida

    Vida

    Design by Allis, coding and concept by Adachi Consulting.
    - 25 Mar 14, 8:00am -
  • Denise Jacobs, on creativity, tiny habits and being your brilliance

    Denise Jacobs, on creativity, tiny habits and being your brilliance

    We've all heard of that "one weird trick", but can we feed our creativity by making small changes to daily habits? And how do we find meaning in our work? In this interview with Denise Jacobs, we discuss creativity as something developed, not gifted…
    - 24 Mar 14, 11:44pm -
  • UNICEF Sverige

    UNICEF Sverige

    - 24 Mar 14, 11:33pm -
  • The essential email marketing checklist

    The essential email marketing checklist

    Have you ever seen an email that’s been sent accidentally multiple times? Have you ever seen an email personalised with the wrong person’s details? These things can lower a customer’s trust in a company and erode brand loyalty.Creating a pre-fl…
    - 24 Mar 14, 3:59am -
  • Creative burnout: How do you keep it at bay?

    Creative burnout: How do you keep it at bay?

    After a recent bout of what I can describe as mild burnout, I polled the people around me - for whom communication and creativity are crucial - for advice. After listening to Hannah Donovan and others, I realized how widespread an issue it was - and…
    - 21 Mar 14, 2:31am -
  • Simple

    Simple

    - 21 Mar 14, 12:46am -
  • Create & Send Redesign: Your Feedback

    Create & Send Redesign: Your Feedback

    Last month we announced a new design for creating and sending email campaigns. We’re always looking at ways we can make Campaign Monitor even easier to use, so we gave the whole workflow a new, cleaner look and feel - and also spent some time impro…
    - 20 Mar 14, 6:18am -
  • Artur

    Artur

    - 19 Mar 14, 5:28am -
  • 10 web conferences to watch in 2014

    10 web conferences to watch in 2014

    Looking to sharpen your skills this year, meet new people, or simply get out of the office more? We've shortlisted our favorite web design and development conferences for this year, so you can plan, sweet talk the boss and go!As the curator of Camp…
    - 17 Mar 14, 8:28am -
  • Everywhere

    Everywhere

    - 17 Mar 14, 1:41am -
  • Win a trip to CSSConf Australia + JSConf AU!

    Win a trip to CSSConf Australia + JSConf AU!

    Want to attend CSSConf Australia and JSConf AU at the Melbourne Arts House on 9-10 April? Here's your chance. We're giving away a ticket to both of these sold out events, plus travel expenses - simply enter your details below to go into the draw.Th…
    - 16 Mar 14, 3:49am -
  • Inspirations Paint

    Inspirations Paint

    Design and code by The Village of Useful and Newism, for Inspirations Paint.
    - 12 Mar 14, 12:11am -
  • The ideal email frequency

    The ideal email frequency

    Every marketer wants to figure out the “perfect” number of email campaigns they should send: enough to get the best response, but not so much that subscribers stop paying attention. Or worse yet, get annoyed. Our data suggests that sending a new…
    - 9 Mar 14, 10:30pm -
  • Send more relevant emails with additional rules for segments

    Send more relevant emails with additional rules for segments

    Following last month’s new segment builder release we’ve been working on beefing up the builder’s abilities. Segments are designed to make it easier to send relevant emails to certain subscribers, instead of sending every email to your whole li…
    - 6 Mar 14, 5:45am -
  • InVision

    InVision

    - 4 Mar 14, 2:36am -
  • 8 Reasons Why BuzzFeed’s Emails Could Change Everything

    8 Reasons Why BuzzFeed’s Emails Could Change Everything

    Could your newsletter do with a bit of BuzzFeed's stickiness? We asked Dan Oshinsky, their Newsletter Editor to share with us their secret sauce. Find out why personality and good content curation really count with Dan's top 8 tips.1. The Subject L…
    - 25 Feb 14, 5:09am -
  • Meusinvest

    Meusinvest

    There's so much going on in this campaign for Meusinvest, by Epic - click and scroll down to see the amazing play between animated GIFs and text, lush imagery and more. Huge praise to the Epic team for such an inventive campaign!
    - 25 Feb 14, 4:55am -
  • Below the Fold, a podcast supporting and inspiring women in design

    Below the Fold, a podcast supporting and inspiring women in design

    We're proud to introduce "Below the Fold", a podcast which shares unique and personal stories from female designers - spanning career challenges, cultures, creative outlets and more. Hosted by Erin Anacker, each episode provides practical advice and…
    - 25 Feb 14, 3:18am -
  • EWERK

    EWERK

    - 25 Feb 14, 12:08am -
  • Creating campaigns gets a fresh new look

    Creating campaigns gets a fresh new look

    We’re excited to announce a new design for our campaign creation workflow. We’ve made it easier than ever to see what step you’re at, what you’re sending, who you’re sending to and when your campaign will go out.The Create & Send sectio…
    - 24 Feb 14, 6:43am -
  • Gmail’s unsubscribe links provide an alternative to getting marked as spam

    Gmail’s unsubscribe links provide an alternative to getting marked as spam

    As folks who regularly subscribe to a wide variety of newsletters, we can understand the frustration that comes when you can't opt-out. So when Gmail announced that they were making it easy to unsubscribe from both the inbox and preview pane, our fir…
    - 23 Feb 14, 7:18am -
  • Plastyk

    Plastyk

    - 23 Feb 14, 6:58am -
  • Using Twitter Lead Generation Cards to build your email subscriber lists

    Using Twitter Lead Generation Cards to build your email subscriber lists

    When building subscriber lists, it's often the small things that make a big impact. So, when we saw Adii Pienaar of WooThemes and Brandiing fame using Twitter's Lead Generation Cards to connect with his followers, we were curious - was this novel sig…
    - 21 Feb 14, 2:25am -
  • Gridbooks

    Gridbooks

    - 10 Feb 14, 3:08am -
  • Segments - now easier to create, faster and more flexible

    Segments - now easier to create, faster and more flexible

    We've taken one of the most essential features in our app and rebuilt it from the ground up, to help you send more targeted email campaigns. Today, we're introducing a whole new segment builder and new segment rules, so you can focus on delivering re…
    - 6 Feb 14, 10:47pm -
  • Walker Designs

    Walker Designs

    - 5 Feb 14, 12:51am -
  • Images not appearing in Gmail: What’s happening, and what senders can do

    Images not appearing in Gmail: What’s happening, and what senders can do

    Have you noticed on-off image loading in Gmail? Turns out you're not the only one. A few weeks after this popular webmail client started caching and serving images via their proxy servers, senders and recipients have begun to report broken images thr…
    - 4 Feb 14, 4:44am -
  • Équilibre

    Équilibre

    - 31 Jan 14, 4:46am -

Gizmodo

  • newChance the Rapper's Cover of the Theme to Arthur Will Make You Smile

    Chance the Rapper's Cover of the Theme to Arthur Will Make You Smile

    Remember Arthur, the bespectacled little Anteater who reminded us via PBS to study hard, imagine, and most importantly believe in ourselves? Chance the Rapper just recorded a cover of the theme from the show and as the title suggests, it's just wond…
    - 39 mins ago, 31 Jul 14, 11:00pm -
  • newWatch these lunatics water ski barefoot towed by a freaking airplane

    Watch these lunatics water ski barefoot towed by a freaking airplane

    You already have to be a little loony to ski barefoot so I don't even know what to consider these guys who strapped themselves behind an airplane and ripped up the water with their bare feet. Awesome? Yeah, probably. They even jumped off a ramp bare…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:31pm -
  • newWe Just Found a Galaxy So Big It Acts Like a Magnifying Glass

    We Just Found a Galaxy So Big It Acts Like a Magnifying Glass

    Some galaxies are so positively massive that their gravity actually distorts the light from objects behind it, turning the entire galaxy into our very own intergalactic magnifying glass. And now, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope just found the most dis…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:26pm -
  • newWhat's the Generic Word For Skype? Videophone? Video Chat?

    What's the Generic Word For Skype? Videophone? Video Chat?

    As technologies evolve, so does the language we use to describe them. Radio used to be called wireless telephone . Some people used to call the internet the catenet . But what do we call it when you're talking with a person via video link? Is it…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • newHow To Portion Pasta When You're As Hungry As a T-Rex

    How To Portion Pasta When You're As Hungry As a T-Rex

    The original version of this pasta portioner was a clever play on the phrase "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse." But DOIY Design has improved on the original in every way with a new version featuring a famished T-Rex in pursuit of a fleeing family.…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:54pm -
  • newScientists Made This Entire Mouse Transparent Using Detergent

    Scientists Made This Entire Mouse Transparent Using Detergent

    Last year, scientists did the wacky and cool thing of making a mouse brain transparent . Now they've gone and done it to an entire mouse by pumping detergent through its veins. The transparent mouse looks like gross rodent jello (yes, there is a ph…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 9:19pm -
  • newA Beautifully Convincing Reason To Use a Pencil Again

    A Beautifully Convincing Reason To Use a Pencil Again

    Remember back in grade school when you were finally able to upgrade from a pencil to a pen? No longer being able to easily fix your mistakes was a rite of passage towards adulthood, and there was no looking back. At least until today, because this l…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:59pm -
  • newWhy Everybody Wants to Buy T-Mobile

    Why Everybody Wants to Buy T-Mobile

    Everyone wants a piece of T-Mobile. First, AT&T came knocking in 2011. Three years later, Softbank's Masayoshi Son, the Japanese owner of Sprint, expressed interest . Now, bolstered by a growing number of subscribers and CEO John Legere's somewhat…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:31pm -
  • new7 Conservative Alternatives to the Internet's Most Popular Sites

    7 Conservative Alternatives to the Internet's Most Popular Sites

    ReaganBook—the hip, social-networkin' conservative's answer to Facebook that popped up not even a week ago—is dead. After being flooded with pornography and profanities of all sorts, the "Facebook for Patriots" was forced to shutter its doors. B…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 8:18pm -
  • newInside the Radical Redesign of the Country's Largest Retailer: USPS

    Inside the Radical Redesign of the Country's Largest Retailer: USPS

    With more than 30,000 locations operating today, the United States Postal Service is still the largest retail network in the US. It's also an embattled institution that's struggling to stay afloat. That's why last year, it enlisted a small design st…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:30pm -
  • newDad Builds Kids a NASA Simulator That Would Make Chris Hadfield Jealous

    Dad Builds Kids a NASA Simulator That Would Make Chris Hadfield Jealous

    Remember that fridge box you turned into a rocket ship as a kid, complete with crayon-drawn control panels and a fancy sparkle glue paint job? Yeah, that was an embarrassment to our nation compared to this NASA simulator that Jeff Highsmith designed…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:06pm -
  • newLess time separates us from T-Rex than T-Rex from Stegosaurus

    Less time separates us from T-Rex than T-Rex from Stegosaurus

    Some of the most well-known dinosaurs that we think about today were separated by tens of millions of years. In fact, we're closer to the time of the T-Rex than T-Rex was to the time of the Stegosaurus. Unfortunately, that documentary The Land Befo…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • newPlayStation Now Is Still Way Too Expensive

    PlayStation Now Is Still Way Too Expensive

    Right now, on your PlayStation 4, you can enjoy 90 days of the PS3 racing game F1 2013 for the low, low price of $49.99.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • newThe New "World's Fastest" Gaming Mouse

    The New "World's Fastest" Gaming Mouse

    Logitech's latest packs in an onboard processor and a lot of speed.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 6:45pm -
  • newThis Working Steam Engine Is the Size of an Apartment Block

    This Working Steam Engine Is the Size of an Apartment Block

    The world's largest functioning triple-expansion steam engine is an unbelievably massive beast of a machine. For 77 years, the 62-foot-high engine—weighing in at 1,000 tons!—powered gigantic flywheels and crankshafts that pumped millions upon mi…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 6:38pm -
  • newThere Are Cells Inside Teeth That Can Turn Back Into Stem Cells

    There Are Cells Inside Teeth That Can Turn Back Into Stem Cells

    Inside each of our hard, calcified teeth is a small population of living stem cells that can differentiate into many types of tissue. The origin of those stem cells has long been unknown, but scientists may now have a completely surprising answer: C…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 6:10pm -
  • newTelecom Workers: Send Us Your Customer Service Call Scripts

    Telecom Workers: Send Us Your Customer Service Call Scripts

    Comcast COO Dave Watson has admitted that company policy was at least as much to blame for the customer service call from hell as the sad, desperate employee heard on the recording. As Watson wrote in a memo, that customer retention rep was on…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:45pm -
  • newThe World's Fastest Network Lets You Download a Movie In .2 Milliseconds

    The World's Fastest Network Lets You Download a Movie In .2 Milliseconds

    Danish researchers just created the Usain Bolt of networks. A team from the Technical University of Denmark used a single multi-core optical fiber to transfer 43 terabits per second, making it the world's fastest fiber network . I'd say it makes Go…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:30pm -
  • newHow Hollywood Just Saved Motion Picture Film From Death

    How Hollywood Just Saved Motion Picture Film From Death

    These days, almost everything you watch on TV and in theaters is shot digitally. But because Hollywood still needs film sometimes, the the biggest motion picture companies in the world are banding together to keep the lights on in Kodak's Rochester…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:15pm -
  • newLos Angeles Is Fighting the UCLA Flood with a Giant Inflatable Pipe Plug

    Los Angeles Is Fighting the UCLA Flood with a Giant Inflatable Pipe Plug

    20 million gallons of potable water later, the massive double "trunk line" break that's resulted in spectacular flooding in the streets of Los Angeles and throughout the UCLA campus has finally been sealed off and crews have this bulbous blockage to…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:13pm -
  • newHow Times Square Works

    How Times Square Works

    When we stepped out onto the roof, the wind whipped me sideways, and it took me a second to get my bearings. I was nine stories above Times Square, staring at the back of its biggest LED sign, and it was thrilling.Read more...
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 5:04pm -
  • newDeals: The Best Rechargeables, $100 in Free Android Apps, Mac Upgrades

    Deals: The Best Rechargeables, $100 in Free Android Apps, Mac Upgrades

    If you own any gadgets that use AA or D batteries, you owe it to yourself to pick up some Eneloop rechargeables. This pack comes with a pair of AAs, with D spacers, and they'll pay for themselves after just a few cycles. [Eneloop AA 2-Pack, $7]Read…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 4:45pm -
  • newA Flashlight That's Powered By the Sun (Or Your Strength)

    A Flashlight That's Powered By the Sun (Or Your Strength)

    Is there anything scarier than the thought of being out in the woods at night with a dead flashlight? Of course there is; your smartphone could be dead too. That's why GoalZero's latest flashlight, the Torch 250, can be recharged with a built-in sol…
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 4:38pm -
  • newAdventure Tested: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 3400 Backpack

    Adventure Tested: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 3400 Backpack

    Durable, waterproof, and comfortable, the ultralight, Cuben Fiber Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 3400 weighs just 2 lbs, but sacrifices zero performance. It's hands down the best backpacking bag you can buy. Read more...
    - 16 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:25am -
  • In the 1920s, Shoppers Got Punk'd By Fake Televisions

    In the 1920s, Shoppers Got Punk'd By Fake Televisions

    Today advertisers use futuristic tech like jetpacks and robots in their TV ads so that potential consumers think of their brand as forward thinking and innovative. In the 1920s, the cutting edge gadget that advertisers most wanted to associate thems…
    - 30 Nov 12, 4:51pm -