Tools that make the designer

Being a designer isn’t just about ‘colouring in’. In reality, the design process can be unpredictably lengthy and requires raw talent, spirit and imagination. As a designer you’re also responsible for managing the projects, communicating with clients and attending meetings, it’s a busy job role! New technology is making the life of a designer a lot easier, providing tools at their disposal to help reach their goals. Continue reading “Tools that make the designer” »

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The Fault in our Smartphones

Smartphones are a fixture of modern life, with tech-savvy consumers ever-eager to get their hands on the very latest devices. Unfortunately, the pressure to squeeze increasingly complex functionality into small packages, the drive to create features that other developers can’t match, and the rush to bring new products to market as quickly as possible means that developers always have to make compromises. Continue reading “The Fault in our Smartphones” »

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How Online Giving Is Funding Niche Interests

Calling someone a geek doesn’t mean much on its own. In many ways it doesn’t do much beyond signaling that they have a niche interest that others don’t understand. But maybe the word “geek” signals something else too – being an innovator, an early adopter, a creator. As geeks, we’re at the forefront of exploring VR technology or making intricate art. But for many groundbreaking creators, funding our projects is a challenge. Continue reading “How Online Giving Is Funding Niche Interests” »

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Why You Should Change Your Profile Photo Today

How often do you change your profile photo? A new study suggests that the average profile picture is actually 2 years old. While some social networks may be updated more often than others, it seems clear that we aren’t bothered about updating our image too often. So why is that – and why should we be changing them more often? Continue reading “Why You Should Change Your Profile Photo Today” »

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What the Heck is A Gimbal?

Not so long ago, I was with a friend who was a real amateur photographer. He had a video camera and wanted to take action shots of our group playing particular games. We were in China at the time and he had a father in Canada who was a real handyman. Together they thought up a way to mount the video camera and regardless of what the movement was of my friend, the video stayed steady. The end result was pretty good considering gimbals, hand held, were readily available on the market. Continue reading “What the Heck is A Gimbal?” »

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