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15 Coolest Photos You Won't Believe Are Not Photoshopped Dean Potter's most recent solo walk at Taft Point in Yosemite by Photographer Jeff Cunningham. Sleeping on Heaven. Apparently, the model was just jumping! (The left-hand side is a mirror, and the right-hand side is clear glass, with another girl standing on the other side). At the top of 360 feet tall Victoria Falls there is a natural rock pool, called Devil's Pool, where the water is relatively calm. It looks Photoshopped, but this Magic Tap fountain actually has a pipe hidden in the stream of water. Li Wei Art. This definitely looks photoshopped but actually it's a life-size photographic work based on the original building in Paris, printed on canvas, enhanced with bas-relief. The Human Fly, a dare devil/stunt performer named Rick Rojatt, lives out the Marvel Comics character on the back of a DC-8 cruising low at 250 knots, flown by Clay Lacy at the Mojave California 1000 air races. Headless horse... oh well, it's actually looking the other way. Adventures of Mr. Tricky desktop picture.

35 Cool Billboard Ads from Around the World | Best Design Option People love to be entertained. That is why laughter has an enormous power when it comes to advertising. The use of humor in advertising campaigns does not only get the attention of consumers, it also make your product or service easier to recall or remember. If there is one advertisement that you seem to remember up to this day, I am sure it is one of those funny ads you saw on a billboard while driving on a highway. One of the most effective ways to get get noticed is through the use of guerrilla marketing techniques. We also recommend that you check out these funny advertisements that you will surely find hard to forget. 01-Nikon D700 Guerrilla Style Billboard Nikon took its cue from our celebrity-obsessed paparazzi culture to launch the brand’s D700 model in Korea. 02-Swiss Skydive Elevator Call it buzz, guerrilla, viral, word-of-mouth, whatever – marketing and advertising stunts and ideas that achieve free attention are working now perhaps better than ever before. 21-Cingular

Best Design Options-Free design resources, Design tutorials and Design Ideas and Tech Concepts - Softpress – Rather Good Web Design Software for Mac How to Use Amazon Web Services to Make a Video on Demand Service - ReadWriteCloud Google TV is about to launch. It's playing a part in the way people think about how the Internet and traditional media meet to form an entertainment experience that is new but not relegated to a traditional television set or a personal computer. Right now, television shows or movies can be converted to be seen online but it requires a digital device to view the programming. The television set can support digital media but it often lacks a browser. That's what Google is banking on will make the difference. This will have the purpose of providing television with its own Web oriented architecture. In anticipation of the coming bridge between television and the Internet, independent filmmaker Zak Forsman began digging into what it would cost in time and money to launch an online video on demand (VOD) portal for Sabi Pictures. Forsman first looked into Youreeka and Maxcast, video on demand services. Forsman used Wordpress to create a site where the videos could be viewed. Dynamic Streaming

What Drives Consumer Adoption Of New Technologies? I'm participating in a panel discussion this morning during the offsite of a major media company. They sent me a list of questions in preparation of the event. One of the questions was the title of this post; "What drives consumer adoption of new technologies?". It's an interesting question and one I've never tried to answer directly in writing. But it's also a question we attempt to answer every day in our firm as we evaluate thousands of new startups every year. Let's take ten of the most popular new consumer technology products in recent years (with a couple of our portfolio companies in the mix): iPhone, Facebook, Wii, Hulu, FlipCam, Rock Band, Mafia Wars, Blogger, Pandora, and Twitter and let's try to describe in one sentence or less why they broke out (feel free to debate the reasons they broke out in the comments): In most of these cases, the breakthrough product or service delivered a new experience to consumers that they had never had before.

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