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What are +Adobe'a plans for Bridge?

New blog post by +Bob Wertz.

#CreativeCloud #design #photography #AssetManagement
Adobe Bridge wasn't upgraded with the Creative Cloud 2015 update. The last time it was updated, the main change was removing the Output module – which for many of us was the only reason to use Bridge. So obviously, either: 1. Adobe is going to let Bridge die a quiet death. 2. Adobe is going to replace Bridge with something more useful. It's important to remember that Bridge was created to be a replacement for a file system. I a...
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Digital Divide Mirrors Wealth Inequality
We, the happy residents of our overly connect world, sometimes forget that not everyone is plugged in, and for unfortunate reasons. What should be done to ensure that broadband connectivity is more readily available? Who is responsible - tech giants? government? you & me?
In research released today, the Pew Research Center says that 15 percent of American adults do not use the Internet.
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+Rob Thiemann why its being pushed for. 
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2 of 2 Attended my first Lexington County +Blowfish Baseball game for an #IGColumbiaSC photo walk/meet-up. Spent the evening taking photos with my iPhone 6 and thought it would be cool to try my hand at some slow-mo video clips. 

#baseball   #slowmotion  
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Interesting. I never knew sodium lamps flickered.
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With US based carriers dropping the subsidy model, should Apple, Samsung and other manufacturers rethink smartphone price points to offset sticker shock this fall?

Customers have been buying $200 devices every two years for over a decade. What effect will it have on upgrade habits? Will we start keeping devices for 3 years?

Could this also jumpstart the race to true sub $300 devices? What about one or two year old devices that are currently $99 and $0 with subsidies? Without subsidies these are $300-400. How do companies serve those customers? 
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You could say you're six months to a year too late. The AT&T Next and Verizon More plans already account for it. They offer "convenient" financing plans for your handset. As long as people are able to pay one reasonable payment, they'll continue to buy. While there will be an expansion at the bottom end of the price scale, you're also going to see an explosion at the top end. Expect to see a $1,000 phone before long. Because you're not comparing the difference between $600 and $1000 devices, you're comparing the difference between $25 more a month and $41 more a month.
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Car infotainment systems suck
This in-depth Android Auto review by +Ron Amadeo of +Ars Technica is great. Even in the beta stage this platform looks very promising.

#AndroidAuto   #longreads  


cc +Shane Howell +Morgan Copeland +Chip Oglesby +Chris Porter +Android Auto +Android Auto™ Fans 
The occasional frustration still beats the very low bar set by car manufacturers.
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Happy Will Find Its Way
+MyPeopleCreative is making a documentary about visual artist Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman, and his HAPPY campaign. This story is about one man's transformational journey through the storm, and his desire to share the sunshine he found on the other side of it. Help support their +Indiegogo project.

#HappyFilm   #indiegogo   #filmmaking   #AugustaGA  
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The Official Trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is finally here.

#HungerGames #Mockingjay
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What's up with the water zombies? They look like a cross between Guillermo del Toro's Pale Man and the newborn xenomorph from Alien 4. 
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Hope on the Horizon?
Google+ is now finally small enough to build on. It’s focused, self-contained, and not overly ambitious.

A nice non Google+ is dead post by +Casey Newton of +The Verge. I particularly liked the portion on the wedge philosophy for social networks and consumer behavior in general.

"the wedge" — it’s the pointy bit that inserts itself into your everyday behavior, and which can be leveraged to push more features at you down the road.

For me the wedge was a platform that I could directly share with multiple people. Then they could read and comment on the post when it was convenient for them. Not having to worry about how many people would even see my post within the tiny timeframe our news feeds are not constantly refreshed. Now Google+ is my primary social platform for a number of reasons.

#GooglePlusIsNotDead  
One day in 2013, I received an email from Google informing me that YouTube was preparing to fix its notoriously bad comment section. The proposed savior was Google+, then a little over 2 years old....
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New Community!
Another popular category has outgrown its parent group. And to make this news even better, we have a new admin – +Mich Sineath – who will be at the helm. Mich embodies what we are building under the Geek of... flag. Someone who's passion for a category lives in the deep cuts. Join now and start commenting!

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This also signals the closing of the original Geek of... TV + Movies + Streaming category so we can make room for a new topic. What should we highlight next?
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Thanks, +Will McCain - appreciate the kind words. Happy to follow your lead.
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1 of 2 Attended my first Lexington County +Blowfish Baseball game for an #IGColumbiaSC  photo walk/meet-up. Spent the evening taking photos with my iPhone 6 and thought it would be cool to try my hand at some slow-mo video clips. 

#slowmotion   #baseball  
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New Overlord Game!
...wtf?
Overlord [1] was the first game +Morgan Copeland recommended for my Xbox 360 [ #throwback ] when I needed a single player game to take a break from Gears of War. Now +Codemasters is bringing 4-player co-op to the franchise. What say ye minions?

#PS4   #XboxOne   #PCgaming  
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+Will McCain​ this minion is interested.
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After 98 Years, Chuck Taylors Finally Get Some Cushioning

The classic styling remains, but your feet will appreciate the upgrades.
via +WIRED 

#Converse   #ChuckTaylor   #AllStar2  +Converse 
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I intended to, but I think another grandchild got them. I'm going to ask around today! They were in great shape - I'm guessing he had several pairs over those years and this was a pair he kept as a memento.
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    Sr. User Experience Specialist, 2015 - present
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Think of  me as a hybrid of a conductor and a translator. I organize creative teams to best accomplish a project. Then I speak in the native languages of web dev, design, photography, word smith, app dev and a little Wookie so the team knows how to best complete a project. Do not worry. I can translate all of their ideas into 'normal' human speak as well.
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The Last Of Us Soundtrack Comes To Vinyl This Wednesday - News -
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The amazing soundtrack comes to vinyl this Wednesday through a gorgeous package.

Boost the Signal of WXRY Indie Public Radio | Indiegogo
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Boost the WXRY Signal and hear the music and community service you love wherever you go. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the f

PSA: GameStop Expands Retro Games And Console Sales Nationwide - News -
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Game Informer parent company GameStop is now selling retro games and gear on its website.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is coming to PS4 this October - P...
blog.eu.playstation.com

You’ve asked for it and we listened. Today we finally get to announce that Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Unchar

What We Do in the Shadows - Movies & TV on Google Play
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Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework

Verizon offers two-month early upgrades alongside iPhone 6 launch starti...
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To go along with the launch of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Verizon is allowing early upgrades for any customers eligible for an upgrade over the ne

Google Chrome Canary for Mac OS X is Now 64-Bit
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Google Chrome Canary 38 for Mac OS X is now 64-bit, bringing performance and stability improvements to the popular browser

Three maps that show Tesla's plan to blanket the world in superchargers
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There are 121,446 gas stations in the United States (as of 2012). Together they employ nearly a million people and do almost $250 billion in

Windows Phone will soon render websites a lot more like an iPhone
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Microsoft has tried to push standards with its mobile Internet Explorer browser, but unfortunately the wider web largely develops specifical

Google Analytics Gets Its Own Dedicated iPhone App | TechCrunch
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Google has launched an official Google Analytics app for iPhone, providing the same data you're used to from your web dashboard on your mobi

TV Review: ‘The Strain’ | Variety
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FX is so steeped in brooding drama, the comicbook-y roots of “The Strain” feel mildly off brand, but also like a breath of fresh air. While

The Tesla Model X SUV Is Coming In Early 2015 With Gull-Wing Doors | Tec...
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Reservation holders for the Tesla Model X received notice today that the electric SUV will hit the production lines early next year. Best of

How to get the best out of photo apps on your smartphone – video
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Dan Rubin, editor-at-large of the Photographic Journal and an early Instagram adopter, takes a tour of London to test some of the best smart

ESPN Tournament Challenge
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Get in on the excitement of this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Compete against other fans as you fill out a bra...

Wes Anderson Is Obsessed With Symmetry [Supercut]
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The king of twee-filmmaking loves--loves--a symmetrical shot. See a bunch of them here.

The Adventure Carolina guides were great once again. They were focused on everyone's safety while still keeping the day fun. We got to paddle at our own speed most of the time. No acts of heroism were required (injuries, alligators or people falling out of their boats) on our group's outing, but I am confident the two guides were prepared. Fair warning, you are likely to catch the kayaking bug after your tour.
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I recently contacted this shop looking for the BLAKROC album on vinyl. While the other stores (3) around town only checked their physical inventory, Eric (learned the owners name via email exchanges) took the extra step and contacted his distributor to see if they could locate a copy of this 2009 album at that higher level. Even though we did not have any luck with that route either I was still impressed that they even made the inquiry. They will be my first call next time I am on the hunt for a piece. They get a five star rating for customer service!
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reviewed 2 years ago
Pawleys Front Porch is located in the Five Points area of Columbia, SC. The restaurant has been around for a few years (3 or 5). Their main draw are the hamburgers (~$10). Be sure to checkout their online menu. My favorite is the "Wadmalaw" burger or chicken sandwich. After being featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives it has become a "must-try" spot in town. Tourist and locals keep it packed during lunch. My advice; go early or wait until after 1pm. The porch is enjoyable nearly year round thanks to the Carolina weather. My beer geek buddies say the selection of brews is pretty good to, if you are into that sort of thing. Price: $$ Average visit: 50-60 minutes
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Over the years I have been to Rockaway's a few times for lunch. The food is pretty good, but nothing to brag about. The reason we are not patrons more is because of the service. No quick lunch breaks here. Food takes some time to be prepared. You will be lucky to get out in under an hour. The waiter stop by the table a little as possible. Ration your drink. *Update: Things might be turing around for Rockaway's. Last week's visit was quick and the waitress was attentive.
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Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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A great trip back in time to my childhood. Atari, NES and N64 games surround the cashier. Looking over the titles caused me to regret parting ways with those old systems. They had a couple refurbished systems for sale, but I resisted spending entirely too much money. The staff was very knowledgable too. I spent most of my time in the store picking the brain of one guy and enjoying his stories. I was very impressed with the backstories on some of the more rare games. They also have a smaller board game section with new and classic games. I would highly recommend this store to anyone looking to rebuild their childhood game collection or perhaps find a loving home for those forgotten games in your attic.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
When the office lunch crew cannot decide on a place to grab lunch I suggest Takosushi for the eclectic menu options. A little mexican. A little sushi. Be sure to look over the menu online before heading over. My typical order: bean & queso dip with chips and a bento box for lunch. Weird combination, but it works. The food is good and is prepared quickly. Service is typically really good. The lunch crowd does not overcrowd the restaurant, but the dinner/happy hour crowds take over. Not the cheapest place to grab lunch.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago