Sunday, April 29, 2012

Why Poison Oak Is the F&%*ing Worst [Giz Explains]

My mortal enemy is not a man. Nor is it a beast, a virus, an addiction, or a female secret agent. It's a plant. A stupid, fucking, plant. Poison oak, poison ivy, and/or poison sumac (depending on where you live) is pure, insidious evil. Oh, and it's going to be extra bad this year. More »

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Stunning Ice Sculpture Table Will Never Melt Away [Furniture]

You won't have to worry about global warming, or your broken air conditioner, causing architect Zaha Hadid's beautiful Liquid Glacier table to melt away. It might look like a perfect frozen sculpture, but it's actually made from long-lasting clear acrylic. More »

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dropbox adds automatic photo uploads for Windows and Mac, up to 3GB just for using it

Dropbox adds automatic photo uploads for Mac and Windows, up to 3GB sweetener just for using it

Dropbox isn't short of aficionados, but it's undoubtedly lost some of its gleam since Google drove the cloud war into a frenzy. In response, Dropbox's devs have been at the squat rack pumping up their multimedia credentials, recently adding auto photo and video uploads to their Android app and now extending that feature to any camera, tablet, smartphone or SD card via the Mac or Windows utility -- an add-on that was previously beta-only. Access the web interface and you'll see your stills arranged in a handy new Photos page, which displays them as large thumbnails bunched together by month. There's a blunter enticement too: your first auto upload will secure 500MB in extra storage, with subsequent efforts also rewarded up to 3GB. Perhaps that cardboard isn't looking so soggy after all.

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Torbit?s Insight Measures The Effect Of Site Speed On Your Bounce, Conversion & Revenue

torbit_black_largeAnyone who runs a website, especially those who those who do the majority of their business through a web portal, know how important speedy load times are to keeping their customers engaged, on site, and happy.While there are a number of sources one can turn to for website optimization, few offer both optimization along with the ability to track incoming pageviews and cross-reference their page load times with bounce rates -- and most importantly -- conversion rates. That's why Torbit, a website optimization company based in Sunnyvale, has launched a new product called Insight, which gives any online business the ability to track the correlation between the speed of their website and their core business metrics. Users can view site speed using real user measurement, and drill down to see precisely where pages are hitting snags -- and what's causing those hang-ups.

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