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5 Web font services not to miss THE DADDY OF the web font industry, and much favoured by the design community at large, Typekit is run by Small Batch, a Silicon Valley-based team well used to being on the cutting edge of web technology. The group cut its teeth in web analytics, and made such an impression on Google, the search behemoth bought them out and employed them to overhaul its Google Analytics package. With Typekit, they’ve struck out on their own again. Mosquitoes: Practical Advice for Homeowners By M. F. Potter, Lee Townsend, and F. W. Home CBS asks for more money from a declining Time-Warner Cable, while customers can get it nearly free online or via an antenna. Before Google Glass' latest patch, a picture could have been worth a thousand hacks. It might be the technology of the future — but not of the present, judging by the simplistic and surprisingly expensive items offered so far. Bigger isn't always better. Two roboticists weigh in on just what it would take to make a giant robot—and why humanity should probably look elsewhere for defense against alien invaders. A new exhibit at the Design Museum in London features 3D-printing robots, carbon fiber looms, biodegradable sneakers and more.

Technology Live: Latest Tech News and Gadgets 'The Last Express' PC adventure game is now available for the iPad. The only thing better than finding something new and awesome to play at the App Store is when a classic game you once cherished gets resurrected for the platform. Such is the case with The Last Express, an award-winning story-driven adventure from 1997, created by Jordan Mechner of Prince of Persia fame. The PC adventure game holds up very well 15 years later, now optimized for touch controls on the iPad's 9.7-inch screen but also playable on iPhone and iPod touch. On the brink of The Great War, The Last Express is staged during a turbulent summer of 1914, on a European train ride from Paris to Constantinople. The entire game takes place on the last journey of the Orient Express over three full days and nights, and places you in an immersive, atmospheric adventure filled with good 'ol fashioned mystery and danger.

35 Awesome Augmented Reality Examples on BannerBlog News If it wasn't for Twitter and social media as a whole grabbing all the headlines Augmented Reality would be the most talked about "technology" of 2008/2009. While the roots of the technology have been around since as early as the 1990's (remember VR games!) it's only in the last 12 months has the interactive industry taken to it like moths to a flame. Below you will find some of the worlds biggest brands dipping their toe into "Augmented Reality". Some are in it for the PR aspect others trying to find a useful application. Top Visual Search Engines: The Most Interesting Ways To Visually Explore Search Engine Results 1. Grokker Grokker is a web-based search engine that allows you to explore your results in a visual fashion. Your results are displayed both in a standard outline and in a dynamic map you can interact with. Grokker takes advantage of Yahoo!, Wikipedia, and Amazon Books search engines to perform its queries.

How to Start Tweeting (and Why You Might Want To) We've written a lot about Twitter here at ProfHacker. George hosted a discussion of Twitter at MLA 09, Brian urged us to hack conferences using Twitter, Julie taught us how to use Twitter clients and handle Twitter spam, Ethan explained how to back up our social networks, and Jeffery even showed us how to post a Twitter feed on our office doors. A few weeks ago, however, I was visiting a friend and fellow teacher who asked a more basic question: "so how would I get started with this whole Twitter thing?" Her question was a good one, and we haven't really answered it here yet. Levoltz - The Social Media Guide LeVoltz.com may be available for purchase. Inquire today! Inquiry Form Inquire with your Facebook or LinkedIn profile, or complete this form to receive a free quote. Every big dream that became a reality had one thing in common: A solid foundation. First impressions matter.Get an email address as big as your dreams.

Tablet Rumors Multiply as iPad Sales Soar It may have taken a long time for the competition to respond to Apple’s iPod and iPhone. Not so with the iPad: All sorts of companies — Google, Sony and Research in Motion, to name a few — are sitting up and taking notice of the iPad, thanks to Apple’s claim that it sold a million of its tablets in less than a month. Since then, rumors of half-a-dozen new tablets have leaked out. Tablets haven’t been this hot since Moses came down from Mount Sinai. But with all the news, there’s a lot of confusion. And, so far, none of the tablets are available for purchase, and most haven’t even been officially announced.

Breadcrumbs In Web Design: Examples And Best Practices - Smashin Advertisement On websites that have a lot of pages, breadcrumb navigation can greatly enhance the way users find their way around. In terms of usability, breadcrumbs reduce the number of actions a website visitor needs to take in order to get to a higher-level page, and they improve the findability1 of website sections and pages. mplex Photo Restoration 1 This is an example of a complex restoration. The photograph was severely discoloured, badly damaged with stains, scratches, dust spots and dirt. This extensive restoration involved removing the stains, scratches and dust spots. The damaged areas were reconstructed and the detail revealed.

The 2010 Social Networking Map This post was written by Jenny Urbano, our Social Media Manager. Here at Demandforce, we love seeing and celebrating your ideas! And more than that, we love to hear from YOU. We want to bridge the gap between us and you, so that’s why we’re offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a trip to San Francisco, sightsee in this amazing city, visit Demandforce headquarters and share your ideas with us! 6 winners, and a guest of their choice will be flown out to San Francisco, California on March 12-14th, 2014, where they will stay in Union Square, spend a day at Demandforce, have dinner with the team, and explore the lovely City by the Bay! For contest rules, and how to enter, please visit our post in the Generation Demandforce Community here.

Nerd, Dork, Geek, Dweeb: What’s the Difference? Great White Snark provides a totally necessary and welcome diagram (h/t Rebecca Hersh). Since I prefer intelligence overall, think obsession has good, secondary value and find little to be recommended in social ineptitude but will accept it if required to support the first two, here’s the preference hierarchy, as I see it: Geek,Nerd,Dweeb,Dork.

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