Lake Erie may be the warmest and shallowest of North America's Great Lakes, but it's more beast than beauty.The world's 12th largest lake is notoriously stormy and has been known to pound boats, break walls, and beaches with waves reaching 25 feet.His work captures Lake Erie at its most turbulent, creating mesmerizing images that show the grace and power of the natural world.Sandford shares some of his photos with us.Follow him on Instagram and Facebook for more.His camera gear is protected in water-housing equipment from Aquatech Imaging Solutions.
You heard me correctly, I said “meh.”I’m not talking about the “meh” used to ironically describe something beautiful/awe-inspiring; like when your friend uploads a beautiful sunset to their Instagram story and captions it “meh” (yeah, yeah, we know you are such a jetsetter).Hailing from the mobile app analytics industry, I’ve seen many founders pour tons of hours and thousands of bucks into apps that just don’t perform or deliver a good experience.Plus, when the idea comes from your own experience, it can make it even more challenging to detach yourself from the concept and look at the app from an objective viewpoint.If you have an idea, go out and validate it, but validate it the right way.The problem of ego oftentimes leads to what is known as confirmation bias.
Seriously, look at this thing:A photo posted by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson @thorbjornsson on Apr 17, 2016 at 1:27pm PDTHis name is Ástríkur, and the pup even has its own Instagram page under the handle @asterix astrikur.Scattered among his Instagram videos of weightlifting at the gym are cute snippets of Ástríkur and Björnsson out for daily walks and runs.You can barely spot the puppy among the similarly colored grass, but just look at this adorable workout:Björnsson captioned the video: "The most cardio I've done in years!!Björnsson refers to himself as Obelix, the fictional pal to Asterix.You can follow both Björnsson and Ástríkur on Instagram at @thorbjornsson and @asterix astrikur.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.More from Tech Insider:The nation's top spy says hackers are spying on presidential candidatesThis wearable exoskeleton could one day turn your grandparents into cyborgsA new trailer for the 'Ghostbusters' reboot is here and it's much better than the firstSunday s 'Game of Thrones' director was surprised by fan reactions to this brief character interaction14 Stanford students reveal their ultimate dream jobsNOW WATCH: The Mountain from 'Game of Thrones' follows an insane meat and egg fueled dietLoading video...
Stop using switches, we are well no animals either? With a Knocki on any surface in your home, you can tap on the wall to turn the lights on, change the channel or snooze a little longer. Shut up and take my money, seems to be the instinctive reaction on Kickstarter. In one hour drug Knocki their demanded 35 000 dollars, and less than a day later, the figure has multiplied. Knocki is a small box that can be attached to any surface and can be programmed to recognize up to ten different tapping patterns. Play Replay with sound Play with Sound 00:00 00:00 Kickstarter Alert icon arrow down icon arrow-left icon arrow-right icon arrow-thin-left icon arrow-thin-right icon arrow-up icon backer badge icon bar-chart icon bell icon bookmark icon fire-assets icon calendar icon cart icon chat icon check icon clipboard icon clock icon close icon closed-caption icon Compose icon conversion icon Direct-left icon direct-right icon Direct-up icon download icon drop-down icon embed icon expand icon facebook-box icon facebook icon flag icon globe icon grid icon heart icon help icon image icon info icon instagram icon kickstarter circle icon kickstarter icon leaf icon link icon location pin icon lock icon mail icon menu icon Move icon music icon Pause icon pin icon pinterest icon play icon plus-circle icon plus icon report icon ribbon icon Search icon share icon star icon stop icon while icon thumbs-up icon tools icon trash icon tumblr icon twitter icon unlink icon user icon video icon view-all icon vine icon volume-up icon volume icon write icon youtube icon
Thanks to the visual social network s growing active user base, major ROI on direct response advertising, an average annual follower growth rate among brands of 100 percent and new advertising formats and capabilities being rolled out regularly, companies are investing heavily in Instagram-based promotion.Let s not forget – it took several solid years for the YouTube economy to gain enough momentum and maturity to get where it is today, with creators able to earn handsomely from sponsors and even share ad revenues with YouTube itself.Then again, if you re an Instagram influencer, then you re probably already aware of some of the opportunities out there that can earn you money, most of which are based on selling sponsored posts to brands.And as a result of this increase in demand, several new marketplaces have launched to match brands with semi-pro photographers.Simply install the free mobile app, upload the images you want to make available, and start seeing your fee tally rise.Best of all, the same photo can be sold an unlimited number of times, so skilled photographers have plenty of earning potential.
Microsoft has announced that it s selling its feature phone business for $350 million in a group deal to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Chinese hardware manufacturer Foxconn, which manufactures iPhones for Apple, and a newly formed company called HMD Global.The transaction is expected to be finalized in the second half of this year.The new firm plans to invest more than $500 million over the next three years to market its mobile products worldwide.Hopefully, its launch with HMD will see its products in stores across the globe soon.The sale will not affect Microsoft s Windows-based mobile operations.Nokia signs strategic brand and intellectual property licensing agreement enabling HMD global to create new generation of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets on NokiaRead next: 3 creative ways to monetize your Instagram following
Caption: Mineralbad BBStephan ZirwesRelated GalleriesAlways Moving?This Modular Furniture Is Easy to Take ApartDreamy Photos That Will Put Your Instagram Filters to Shame$30K Retrofit Turns Dumb Semis Into Self-Driving RobotsThis Trippy Looking Building Is Modeled After a Sand DollarMeet the Garden Designer Who Transformed Rio de JaneiroStephan Zirwes has a thing for aerial photography.He loves seeing the patterns in mundane places like golf courses, soccer fields and swimming pools.Pools often have nice structures and sometimes also strange designs, he says.Revealing these designs required caaaaarefully shooting his Hasseblad 50Mp from the window of a helicopter hovering 1,000 feet above pools in cities throughout southern Germany.Zirwes uses Photoshop to eliminate distractions like buildings and make a patterned frame of the surrounding title, transforming an ordinary swimming pool into a lovely minimalist scene.
Henry HarrisRelated GalleriesHeavenly Aerials of Pools Will Send You Right Into SummerAlways Moving?This Modular Furniture Is Easy to Take ApartDreamy Photos That Will Put Your Instagram Filters to Shame$30K Retrofit Turns Dumb Semis Into Self-Driving RobotsMeet the Garden Designer Who Transformed Rio de JaneiroOn the third floor of Arup Global Acoustics office in Lower Manhattan is a small, fabric-enclosed space that looks and feels like a cocoon.The company line is that the SoundLab creates virtual sonic environments to help architects improve the acoustics of their buildings.We re using the data to help you feel, says Raj Patel, Principal at Arup Global Acoustics.To make it work, engineers build a computer model of a building or space and then map a web of measurements called impulse responses that create an acoustic signature.Patel and his colleagues are coordinating with researchers to recreate sensations of light, touch, temperature, and even smell.
Prepare to get hot, bothered and... hungry.We happily present to you: Hot Dudes And Hummus, a delicious Instagram account that follows the footsteps of feeds like Hot Dudes Reading, Hot Dudes With Kittens and Hot Dudes In Bed.The account features smokin hot guys eating hummus in restaurants, outdoors, on top of cars and best of all in bathing suits.Male Hummus eaters can submit their photos via email or DM in order to be featured on the account, which calls itself Israel s yummiest tag.No doubt about that.Keep scrolling to see a few pictures of the sexy trend you didn t know you needed.
Now, Talk It Over: On your anniversary, you want to remember the good times that got you to where you are today.You probably don t want to feel forced into spending time with someone you don t really feel like hanging around with.Well, that s kind of what Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was faced with Wednesday.See, Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary since Facebook held its IPO and became a publicly traded company.On this day in 2012, Facebook went public at $38 a share.And in order to ensure whatever comes out of Handler s mouth is understood as much as possible, Netflix has hired more than 200 translators to handle the 20 languages in which Chelsea is being streamed.It s too early to say if Handler s humor will cross all those international borders no matter how well Netflix s translators do their jobs.The company will offer up $1.4 billion of its shares, and the rest will come out of the portfolio of Chief Executive Elon Musk.Tesla is banking on the $35,000 Model 3 to spur its next phase of growth, as the company has set a target of producing 500,000 cars a year by 2018.Cisco Comes Out On Top: Cisco Systems reported its fiscal third-quarter results after the stock market closed Wednesday, and investors liked what the networking-equipment maker had to say.Cisco reported a profit of 46 cents a share on revenue of $12 billion.Apparently, a bunch of people thought Lively s use of one of Sir-Mix-A-Lot s lines from his 1992 hit Baby Got Back showed racial insensitivity.
The money s starting to flow into Instagram.Thanks to the visual social network s growing active user base, major ROI on direct response advertising, an average annual follower growth rate among brands of 100 percent and new advertising formats and capabilities being rolled out regularly, companies are investing heavily in Instagram-based promotion.For influential Instagram users seeking to cash in on the size and engagement levels of their followings, the outlook couldn t be brighter.Let s take a look at three emerging platforms that offer compelling monetization approaches.
Where do you go when Microsoft Office and Google Docs are not enough but Adobe Creative Cloud is too much?Spark Post updates include an iPad version, animations, and Live Photo export, which can convert your post into a Live Photo.Among Spark Page s new features are an iPhone version, new Storybook and Trek themes, Google Photos support, and 3D Touch support, letting you preview projects and zoom in on images.It allows universal access via laptop, desktop, and Chromebook for use in the home, workplace, and schools.Preferred browsers include Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.With Spark, Adobe is also inaugurating two collaborative relationships: one with Facebook Blueprint, an international education and certification program focused on assisting with marketing initiatives on Facebook and Instagram, and Change.org, a petition-based social change platform, to help create training materials for its users.
Instagram close to its API, you want to see the neighbors' photos ahead, you go into Instagram and look them up yourself. Have you used an app to see what the neighbors put up for Instagrambilder from their holidays and barbecue parties? Instagram changed not just sign the other day, but also the rules for its API, ie the interface with other applications that control what apps and scripts can retrieve the information. It affects among other users of the service IFTTT, who had scripts, recipes, for example, to find out every time someone in a specific area posted a picture on Instagram. Many of IFTTT's users are disappointed and criticizes Facebook owning Instagram to reduce transparency. But the neighbors' tweets may not be as fun as their grill pictures.
Loads of friends - on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more."Most people tend to think that they are better than their friends when it comes to intelligence, memory, popularity, and other personal traits," she explained."This perception is false, at least in the context of online social networks.Moreover, our friends are more active post more material , and are more influential their posts are viewed and passed on more often .People almost always follow more- or equally-influential people, they rarely follow those with fewer followers than themselves.'Just the way we're connected'"Social networks do not simply comprise a few ultra-popular people with tens of millions of followers, followed by the masses, and who themselves only follow a few others," says Michael Rabbat, the other author on Momeni's paper, published in PLOS One.
Of course, it s hard to think about something you know nothing about.Beyond his personal account, which documents his adventures around the world, Kelly curates Everyday DPRK, an Instagram account rich in snapshots and short videos that take you beyond the stereotypes and state-sanctioned stories.Every photo I take is a time-capsule of a culture and society unlike anywhere else in the world.Kelly was teaching at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology when he started posting to Instagram more than three years ago.Kelly likes shooting with an iPhone because he finds it less threatening as you go for the perfect candid street shot.I try to look for pure candid moments with the idea that photography should allow you to transplant yourself to the moment it was taken, he says.
The company revealed that carousel ads on its photo-sharing app will now support use of videos that it hopes will create a richer storytelling experience.Until today the carousel was limited to photos.The investment the company has made into video is well-known.This, combined with the fact that video drives higher favorability than campaigns with static photos, fueled today s move.Sharing a better story on Instagram is certainly helped by having videos within carousel ads.A picture can speak volumes, but there are some occasions and events where a video will really make you feel something, and that could wind up converting into a sale.Instagram explained that when Disney used its carousel ads to promote the film Alice: Through the Looking Glass, the company used videos to show the journey the protagonist Alice took after she stepped through the mirror into Wonderland.The carousel ad was targeted to Disney fans, females 13 to 24, and other audiences that may have been interested in the trailer.Advertisers will be able to manage the order in which the content is displayed in their ads.
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" Dysh, which launched in February 2016, has four primary functions.The main social feed, which acts similarly to your Instagram feed, lets you catch up on anyone you follow on the app and see what they've been eating, where they ate it, and what they rated it.Next is the Explore tab, which acts as a collection of community-based photos surrounding a certain themed hashtag."I lack that self-awareness, and my 'haterade' is so blocked" that she never felt shame when posting food on Instagram to begin with.For example, you're a "Nibbling Newbie" when you first join.DyshFeeds donates to many non-profit charities across the United States as users advance in the game aspect of the app and reach higher levels.According to an online disclaimer from Dysh, they provide the donations themselves, but cap them at "10,000 meals each month, made through an equivalent monetary donation to a hunger-related non-profit.
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Snapchat and Instagram got their start at Stanford University while the founders were just students.So it's no surprise today's Stanford students are tapped into the hottest apps in social networking, productivity, and messaging.On a recent visit to campus, we stopped 13 students on the street and asked them to tell us the apps they can't live without.Here's what they said.View As: One PageSlides