When cool technology becomes a really useful product - Google Photoscan

I'm interested in photography, cool technology and great products my whole life. This are great things separately - but are really awesome if you combine them.

For example I have collected a lot of pictures which are not digital and I still haven't gotten around to digitise - because it's expensive and or cumbersome - and I worry about them.

I also follow the latest technology trends in imaging and already a couple of years ago I saw a presentation by Google and a University which has shown that they can eliminate glare and other disturbing artefacts in a photo.

Very nice, but how to use this technology to create a really great product? Well combine them with a need like digitising old photos and you get something awesome.

The video explains all the details much better - so check it out and download the app - it's available for iOS and Android and it's called PHOTOSCAN by Google

UI, UX: Who Does What? A Designer's Guide To The Tech Industry | Co.Design | business + design

Great article on showing the differences of the new role names in the industry, and in the comments the confusion even in design professionals they cause.

10+ Alternatives similar to the font DIN

10+ Alternatives similar to the font DIN

The font DIN typeface family is inspired by the classic industrial German engineering designs, DIN 1451 Engschrift and DIN 1451 Mittelschrift. I've looked around the foundries to find some other alternatives and found some interesting ones. So enjoy.

The biggest IFTTT Channel yet - Maker

I love IFTTT and use it a lot. I also love to tinker with some web projects, and now I can combine both.

Integrating API's of services like Google Drive, Dropbox is somehow a pain. The maker channel from IFTTT is now the bridge to those and 193 more channels. This opens a lot of possibilities, from sending email, storing files, collecting data, opening garage doors etc.

I especially like that you can use the DO companion apps on your mobile phone to trigger events or even collect data for your own service.

Maker Channel

The Maker Channel allows you to connect IFTTT to your personal DIY projects. With Maker, you can connect a Recipe to any device or service that can make or receive a web request.

Extract Assets Feature - Deprecated

If you want to use Photoshop to generate automatically your assets for iOS or Android Development rejoice. The feature is gone in the new version of Photoshop.

It was flawed but just resigning is not really a good choice IMO.

There was a great discussion on how to improve the feature in the Adobe Forums, and it seems like that the resolution is to just kill the feature and announce it in the thread:

"FYI folks, this feature is now deprecated, we have released Export Options which tackles a smaller scope of problems of exporting. More info is available here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/export-artboards-layers.html"

And no - the new feature is not really an enhancement.

Photoshop CC: Extract Assets Feature Is a Disaster (2014.2 update)

The new Extract Assets feature in Photoshop CC 2014 is a disaster. Take a look at Sketch for the proper way to do this that designers will actually want to use. Problems & Suggestions: 1) Come up with a solution that doesn't mess with my layer or layer group names - let me name the asset in the Extract Assets window and then remember it.

2) Allow me to add padding around an asset when I export - with the flexibility to provide different pa...

Bigger Text is better - for legibility

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Very good article that explains why larger text sizes on the web is better for both users and content providers.

You can clearly see the trend in the big content websites - the font sizes are getting bigger - and that's good. Even on mobile. Designers and readers are finally arrived at the point where they understand that using more space might just make the text easier to read and even faster to go through the content even though you have to scroll.

Sizing Up Readability & Legibility « Fonts.com Blog

Print designers who were accustomed to setting type at small sizes—or who still set type at small sizes—should know that when it comes to type on digital displays, bigger is better. Although “big type” on the web has become its own style and even a trend, finding the right type size boils down ...

New collection feature for Google+ finally here

The collections (as many others have said) is the feature we waited for. It might not bring Google+ to the masses, but it will enhance the experience to all of us "afficionados". I created a couple of Collections based on what I share most and if you are just interested in these kind of posts feel free to follow only those collections. I also created 2 foodie related collections which

https://plus.google.com/+FrankNeulichedl/collections

none of you regulars are subscribed to - so if you still want to see those go and get them.

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Pexels Videos - Free for Commercial Use | Web Resources | WebAppers

I have to give webappers credit for this one ... but these videos are quite useful for anyone creating some intro video for an app - or to show of your app. Ifind the green screen smartphone videos interesting and it might need some advanced video chops to pull them off - but if you have time and no money that's an option.

Pexels Videos - Free for Commercial Use
Pexels is a huge platform for free stock photos. Many designers and bloggers use it every day to find photos for their personal and commerical projects. No

Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera - The first real GoPro contender?

This new small camera is actually really the first contender to the GoPro in my opinion. If you don't need the "action" readiness to be uber-tough and want better quality - this is a great option.

Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
Introducing the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, a miniaturized Super 16mm, professional digital film camera that is designed to be operated remotely and capture action anywhere! A revolutionary built in expansion port has PWM and S.Bus inputs so you can use a model airplane remote control to ...

Invites to Inbox for Google Apps Accounts are here

I've got mine yesterday and I can already say that I like it. Even though I am organized and don't feel overwhelmed by email, this app brings email to the next level. Smart filtering and contact suggestions help a lot. Now I just need to get rid of my label junk.

Google Cloud Platform Blog: Introducing Google Cloud Storage Nearline: (near)online data at an offline price

Very interesting - it might bring me to switch from glacier to Google Cloud storage ... and a reason to reorganize my Foto Archive.

Introducing Google Cloud Storage Nearline: (near)online data at an offline price

Drunk User Testing - Test Your Site

Everybody should test their design in "drunk" mode ;)

Drunk User Testing - Test Your Site
About D.U.T.. So you think you're ready to launch? You've put hours into designing, testing, and implementing your new website. You've done focus groups, A/B testing, and random user sampling to see how your brainchild is going to perform out in the wild. Every scenario has been imagined and ...