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Free lightning and lightsaber effects included in free video software HitFilm 3 Express. Be a Sith or a Jedi.
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If you missed +EdgeConf last week, fear not! The edited and captioned videos have been uploaded to YouTube at http://goo.gl/4luV1O

* Components - http://goo.gl/JREj6s
* Developer Tooling - http://goo.gl/ldNevl
* Build Process - http://goo.gl/d4wclB
* Page Load Performance - http://goo.gl/qqGkWS
* Pointers and Interactions - http://goo.gl/ywBAUw
* Accessibility - http://goo.gl/95czH6
 * Future Web - http://goo.gl/LpvVLL
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How Google Hangouts could rule the world.

A dark cloud hangs over the future of mobile communication: the spectre of Facebook controlling it all.

It’s not likely, actually. But Facebook’s intention to purchase WhatsApp for $16 billion or $19 billion dollars (depending on whether you factor in the stock-based bonuses for WhatsApp employees) involved some scary-big numbers.

The biggest of these numbers happens when you add Facebook’s current user count plus WhatsApp’s projected user count (how many users Facebook believes the service will have if current growth rates continue). The number is: 2.3 billion users.

Of course, the number is pure B.S.

WhatsApp’s current growth probably won’t continue. Facebook’s current numbers are padded with duplicate users, fake users and non-active users. And there’s always going to be big overlap between WhatsApp and Facebook users — a dude who uses both is still just one dude.

Still, when I ponder the number of people likely to be using Facebook-owned services (WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger) for messaging compared to those using Google-owned Hangouts, I find myself astonished and confused.

How did this happen? And what can be done about it? 

http://www.cultofandroid.com/53358/google-hangouts-rule-world

#Hangouts   #WhatsApp  
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This years ski video

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Took our family out for a short weekend trip to the coast and got to capture a nice sunset at Spanish Bay. Wanted to wait around for the sun to set down behind the tree line, but our 9 month old did not agree with that plan. :)
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Such a good evening for a run
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A better curtain UI effect

Check it out here on a real device (http://bit.ly/UICurtain) - silky smooth! I'm a big fan of the work +Marcus Eckert does with code-based motion and complex UI animation effects (check out his experiments blog http://bit.ly/OtjoUE for more examples). Me wantz it!

#ui   #uidesign   #animation   #interfacedesign   #interfaces  
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When a project is already overbudget, and the client drops by to "share ideas"
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Photo of the Day!

Climbing straight into the sun at the start of the Cape Epic 2013 in South Africa. Photo by Ross Lovell.

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Virgin Galactic's Third Powered Flight

On the 10th of January 2014, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completed it's third powered test flight. In command on the flight deck for the first time under rocket power was Virgin Galactic's Chief Pilot Dave Mackay. This flight was the third opportunity to see a supersonic, rocket-powered test of the Virgin Galactic system after dozens of successful subsonic test flights. 

http://www.virgingalactic.com/news/item/virgin-galactic-reaches-new-heights-in-third-supersonic-test-flight/

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Chicago's big freeze as seen from the air

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    Client-side Developer, 2014 - 2014
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