Handy Logo – A Winner!

I love the rebranded Handy logo. What better time to update their identity than going from a name like Handybook to Handy. And this logo is an ambigram, which means it reads the same forwards as it does backwards. Kind of fun to have that option, and I think it works nicely.

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The In-Vince-ible Vince Wilfork. Really?

I understand the play on words that Vince Wilfork, 350 pound nose tackle for the New England Patriots, has with his own sandwich and pizza at Big Y called the In-Vince-ible. He’s a likable guy, and well respected on and off the field. However, doesn’t the “Invincible” name of the sandwich/pizza lose a little pop [...]

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How Much is Your Privacy Worth?

According to Federico Zannier, his privacy is worth exactly $2,733. He tracked his web sites, pages viewed, mouse clicks, keyboard strokes and recorded his face as he traversed the web. Through a Kickstarter project he offered his information for sale, at varying quantities (full week, full month, full data set), along with tools to track [...]

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Mercy Ships

A great segment aired earlier this year on 60 Minutes that talked about the ongoing charity health work performed by Mercy Ships. In particular there is a 500-foot ship that travels along the west coast of Africa providing medical services to some of the poorest countries in the world. Some interesting facts about the Africa [...]

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Is There Really Room to Reinvent the Bankers Box?

It appears so. It took Will Scott 8,000 prototypes, but I think he’s onto something with his ergonomically-designed box that is the most HIPAA and FACTA compliant box in the world. I love the “lock” idea.

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“Adrift” in San Francisco’s Fog

An appropriate video of time-lapsed photography from Simon Christen of fog rolling in on the Golden Gate Bridge, as we prepare for our week-long vacation in San Francisco.

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Put a Physical “Like” Counter in Your Store

It can be tough to tie your online popularity with your offline store presence, but Smiirl has developed a physical counter, with a very mechanical display that is designed to be noticed. Like the store on Facebook and watch the counter go through an elaborate sequence to update the number of likes on the device. [...]

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Tricks of the TV Advertising Trade

Wired published an insightful article about the state of television programming and how the Nielson tracking method is out of date. And for those of you who time-shift your TV watching by recording programs on your DVR and watching them later, here are two ways advertisers are still trying to capture your attention as you [...]

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Work From a Ship Just Off the Coast of Silicon Valley

This is just one rendering of what the off-shore workplace could look like. Work and live just 12 miles off the coast of San Francisco, and no need for a U.S. work visa. Launching (so to speak) Summer 2014, you can rent a room from $1200/month. And if your business is wildly successful and you [...]

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Cinemagraphs™: An Interesting Take on Old Technology

It’s a GIF. It’s a video. It’s really both. Take a video and freeze one of the frames as your “image” and then isolate the motion of a certain aspect of the composition. It’s kind of cool and sort of creepy. From their About Us page: A Cinemagraph is an image that contains within itself [...]

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