Luminous Landscape: DxO One Hands On Review.
Scroll down to “The Final Word.” You might be better served waiting for the next generation of mobile phones.
Italian Ways: The Abarth 2000 Sport 014 “Targa Florio”.
DP Review: Tamron relaunches SP series with 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD.
Generally vibration control is pretty much wasted on wide angles. This may be a play for the popular (and very variable in quality) ‘street photographer’ niche.
ArtDaily: The Mercedes-Benz research vehicle at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.
“One central idea of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion is the continuous exchange of information between the vehicle, its passengers and the outside world. Six displays are installed around the interior for this purpose. Through gestures, eye-tracking and touching the high-resolution screens, the passengers can intuitively interact with the networked vehicle. Consequently, the F 015 Luxury in Motion becomes a digital haven and a refuge for relaxation or work.” Hoo boy. And imagine if hacked. [Not to rain on the parade or anything.]
DP Review: BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene.
Nice. Compare it to the new high MP Canon ... slide that box over the top of the champagne bottle in the studio scene, you’ll notice the Sony has better shadow detail.
Lifehacker: Moleskine Unveils New Notebooks Designed for Productivity and Organization.
Moleskine has, without my intention, become part of my brand. If I don’t show up with my little black book, clients ask if I forgot it.
Autoweek: Smart ForTwo goes topless for the Frankfurt motor show.
Valet/Fall 2015 Buying Planner: Chukkas.
Medium: Stock photos that don’t suck.
Can we (should we) talk about Trump’s signage?
The typography is *horrible*. Is he using Elance or something? “Here’s a blue rectangle. Slam this type in there.”
FEDDZ - electric motor scooter.
German e-bike design. I like where they put the primary storage - under the top tube. Much more stable. Size-limited, but still ... smart.
SpendingItAll: Ripsaw EV2 Luxury Tank.
Rhythmus.be: Markdown to InDesign.
Word to InDesign is cumbersome and fraught with errors. Mostly because folks don’t really know how to use Word properly (who does?). Putting Markdown in the middle, though ... hmmm. I’ll have to try it.
Pen Test Partners: Hacking DefCon 23’s IoT Village Samsung fridge.
“Whilst the fridge implements SSL, it FAILS to validate SSL certificates, thereby enabling man-in-the-middle attacks against most connections.” No flying cars, but SSL in your refrigerator. Welcome to the future. Thanks, @emceeaich.
NoVolume: All Websites Look The Same.
Yesindeedy. Starting to change, just a little. But viewers are now *expecting* these designs, which complicates matters. Present them with a ‘nonstandard’ site, they become confused.
Sarah Parmenter: Learning Flexbox.
Useful. Sarah, you might want to fix the titles on your blog. When I pull it in to use it, your name gets slammed next to the last word of your article name.
Medium: The Evolution of Magazine Covers.
Genuinely entertaining article.
Sparkbox: Why You Need to Refactor Your CSS.
Re/code: Many Drivers Ignoring New Tech Features in Cars, Survey Finds.
“... car makers are spending more and drivers are paying more for potentially unwanted technology bundled into cars. Drivers, especially those ages 21-38 from Generation Y, are still relying on their smartphones rather than their cars to connect to their favorite apps or search for nearby services.” Reinventing the wheel.
Mashable: Microsoft builds Surface cover prototype with bonus E Ink screen.
Clever. Taking menus off the main screen, onto a narrow E-Ink display. Would need wider adoption. I would lay odds that E-Ink would get swapped for a color display eventually. [Ed.note: Two eventually’s in that sentence. Removed one. Boiled up more coffee. Thanks.]
Bootstrap 4 alpha.
Overlooked this the other day. Nice to see BS3 legacy support.
FlightClub: Breathtaking Blue Bugatti 100P Replica Finally Makes First Flight.
IndyStar: Justin Wilson in coma after suffering severe head injury.
“This is the first season IndyCar is using aero kits with multiple pieces, many of which fly off during the slightest contact.” Perhaps it is time for closed cockpits, if these aero kits continue to be used.
Autoweek: That time Bugatti almost built a sedan ...
Get yer barf bags out ... looks like a dying frog taking its last breaths after someone’s stepped on it.
Amazon.com: Premium PU Leather Book-Style Case Cover for Kindle.
“Synthetic” leather, but awesome. Seen a better, with real leather? Let me know.
Later: Oh hey, this one’s nice too. I like the engraved look better. Like the elastic handstrap on the previous, though.