Tag: Dev & Design

Eco-Friendly Stove Is a Perfect Camping Companion

Eco-Friendly Stove Is a Perfect Camping Companion

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Product Name: BioLite KettlePotPrice: $49.95Who would like this?: Eco-friendly camping enthusiasts who love their gadgets When you're camping, efficiency is key. Nothing takes you out of the serenity of nature quite like lugging a bulging backpack filled with clanking pots and pans on an uphill hike. Luckily, the lightweight and eco-friendly BioLite KettlePot addresses this problem, while also offering a novel way to charge your gadgets au naturel. Image: BioLite As its name would suggest, this handy gadget serves a dual purpose as both kettle and pot for campers who like to travel light with their cookware. The pot is made from food-safe, ultra-thin stainless steel, which BioLite boasts is "more durable than anodized aluminum and easier to clean." Silicone handles allow for easy pouring a...
Ask a Dev: Can You Remotely Install an App on iOS?

Ask a Dev: Can You Remotely Install an App on iOS?

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Most iPhone and iPad owners are familiar with hunting down games and applications in the App Store, but there are other ways that apps can wind up on your Apple device. In the latest installment of our Ask a Dev series, iOS director Sean McMains explains that developers can use tools to distribute beta copies of an app without going through the App Store. He says developers can earn an Enterprise Certificate through Apple that allows creators to distribute apps through their own means. Additionally, the video, above, looks at the best ways to create an interactive storybook on iOS. McManis says that developers can either create a fully independent storybook app or they can create a product within iBooks. "Storybooks have a lot in common with games, so using a kit that's designed for gam...
How To Find Hidden Talent For Your Tech Company

How To Find Hidden Talent For Your Tech Company

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Scott Rothrock is the co-founder, CTO and president of RemarkableHire, a talent sourcing platform that uses social evidence to help recruiters and hiring managers find and evaluate the best job candidates. Connect with him and the RemarkableHire team on Facebook and Twitter. At companies with tech-focused positions in which advanced skillsets are required to get the job done, top talent is few and far between. To make the talent shortage even more of a challenge, the best of the best aren’t searching for a job, so how do you find them? There are a number of reasons why tech employers should be proactive when it comes to maintaining their current employees and attracting new ones. Regardless of the state of the economy, qualified candidates for these jobs remain in high demand. It can be t
3 Interview Tips for Hiring Outstanding Developers

3 Interview Tips for Hiring Outstanding Developers

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Chad Lilly is the director of recruiting at Lextech Global Services, a mobile design, strategy and development firm that helps companies optimize workflows with suites of custom mobile apps. Connect with him and the Lextech team on Twitter: @LextechCareer or @LextechApps. According to the ManpowerGroup’s 2012 Talent Shortage survey, 49% of U.S. employers are struggling to fill open positions. Technicians currently rank as the second most difficult position to fill, underlining the challenges tech companies face in staffing their organizations to meet current and future needs. The problem isn’t simply a shortage of applicants. In today’s job market, there are plenty of people willing to fill every available position. The challenge is identifying highly qualified developers among the rest of
Buy a Small Dragonfly Drone on Indiegogo

Buy a Small Dragonfly Drone on Indiegogo

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In the last couple of years, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, have become almost ubiquitous. From military bots that do surveillance and targeted killings in Afghanistan and Yemen, to small, brain-controlled helicopters designed as educational tools and toys. As their use becomes commonplace, the technology behind them becomes more sophisticated. There are already various companies and researchers working on bio-inspired drones like the hummingbird spying drone. Normally, these are expensive projects by defense contractors for military clients. But now a small startup has launched an Indiegogo campaign to produce small, dragonfly-like flying robots for just a couple hundred dollars. The Dragonfly drone is being developed by TechJect, a spin-off company of Georgia Tech's Robotics &a...
Dragonflies Wear Backpacks for Brain Study

Dragonflies Wear Backpacks for Brain Study

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A dragonfly snatching a meal in midair is nothing short of an aerial dogfight. First, it must predict the trajectory of its prey, maneuver a course of intersection and make split-second adaptations to outwit evasive mosquitoes or fruit flies. All this rapid-fire multitasking takes some serious neurological circuitry — the kind scientists are so interested in, they've designed a tiny dragonfly backpack to measure its brain activity. Created by Anthony Leonardo, a neuroscientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the backpack weighs about as much as a couple grains of salt — around 40 milligrams — and compromises just 10% of the dragonfly's body weight. Neurological electric activity is captured by electrodes inserted into the dragonfly's brain and body, on which a small compute
500-Foot Ship Could Eliminate Seasickness With Artificial Waves

500-Foot Ship Could Eliminate Seasickness With Artificial Waves

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A single-hull hotel ship laid out by Norwegian firm Salt Ship Design is not only the largest of its kind, it might also cure seasickness. The ship, which is 500 feet long, will provide temporary housing to 800 people working on off-shore oil rigs. Thanks to built-in tanks crafted to counteract waves, living there will be almost like living at home. "The ship is designed primarily to have as little motion as possible on the gangway," Johannes Eldøy, a project developer at Salt Ship Design, told Mashable. "These roll reduction tanks have proven very efficient." The tanks are filled with water; air valves on the roof of each blast the water around to create waves of various sizes. The artificial waves balance out the natural ones so the boat doesn't rock. The vessel is also equipped with si
5 Times You Should Ditch Pay-Per-Click Search

5 Times You Should Ditch Pay-Per-Click Search

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Image: Mashable Composite. iStockphoto, korhankaracan You may find it strange that someone who's been a practitioner of pay-per-click (PPC) ever since GoTo.com launched in 1998, and someone whose team manages hundreds of millions in PPC search spend annually, would pen a column on the topic of giving up on PPC search. The reality, however, is that in the hyper-competitive world of Google AdWords and Bing Ads, not everyone can survive. It's actually beyond survival of the fittest, because there are scenarios where even a fit company can't survive here. PPC search advertising is auctioned off in close to real time and, as in any auction, there are winners and losers. The winners get the click and the losers don't, or so it would seem. In auctions, there is a concept called the Winner's Curse...
So You’re a Graphic Designer, What Next?

So You’re a Graphic Designer, What Next?

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Once you've learned to design, whether it's in school or on your own efforts, the world is a wide open space of opportunities. There are websites hungry for more beautiful navigation, storefronts that could use better signage and more. But how do you get your hands on these projects, and turn your ideas into reality? Job title, location, salary potential and type of firm are all things to consider when making employment moves as a designer. You might want to start at an agency, but what size? This handy infographic produced by Invision reveals some tips, and also names a few startups with a designer co-founder (and doesn't this make a difference in the product?!), reinforcing the importance of great design. What choices have you made as a designer, and where do you hope your career will ...
Happy Turkey Day: Celebrate With Google Doodles

Happy Turkey Day: Celebrate With Google Doodles

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Happy Turkey Day: Celebrate With Google Doodles [PICS] 1998 Google's second ever Doodle (following the "Burning Man" Doodle that started it all) celebrated Thanksgiving. Note also that this early logo still boasts the exclamation mark. 1999 Another year on and Google re-employs the same turkey, this time behind the logo. 2000 A different turkey perches on the logo in 2000 sweeping up fall leaves. 2001 Another year, another turkey, this time looking pleased at the produce making up one of the "Os". 2002 Happy Turkey Day! 2003 We're not sure why 2003's turkey is looking so happy. Does he not know what that cranberry sauce is an accompaniment to? 2004 This turkey looks relieved to have survived to do the washing up... ...
Mashable Weekend Recap: 43 Stories You Might Have Missed

Mashable Weekend Recap: 43 Stories You Might Have Missed

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A real-life Star Wars' force glove and Twitter's new rules were among the top headlines this past weekend. Mashable brought you those stories, as well as other tech and social media news during your downtime. Our staff kept tabs on all the latest events, so don't fret if you missed a few articles. Check out all the coverage here, in our handy Weekend Recap. Take a peek at the links below, for the latest. Editor's Picks Curiosity Rover’s Laser Zaps First Martian Rock ‘Star Wars’ Force Glove Lets You Move Objects Without Touching Your Deleted Facebook Photos Will Now Be Gone Forever Google Maps Updates Street View for New Orleans This is Where NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity is Headed [PICS] Apple v. Samsung Case Decided by Verdict-O-Matic [SUNDAY COMICS] Top 10 Pinterest Pins This Week L.A. Re