Posts Tagged ‘change’

Before and After Pictures of NY Storefronts Document a Decade of Gentrification

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In a city like New York, buildings and their façades can change seemingly overnight. So, what happens to the face of “the city that never sleeps” over the course of a decade? If we take the work of James and Karla Murray as an example, the answer is: a lot. Read more…

Flickr’s New Photo Experience Out of Beta, No More Opting Out

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Flickr’s new “photo experience,” which has been in beta for the past few months, is finally live for everyone to see. While this isn’t the full-on redesign that we mentioned might be on the way, this update completely overhauls the photo pages in particular — bringing speed, functionality and aesthetic improvements. Read more…

Flickr Users Cry Foul as Yahoo Introduces New Toolbar

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Yahoo can’t seem to catch a break where Flickr users are concerned. Just as everyone is coming to terms with the redesign that stirred a bit of an uproar on the Flickr forums, the company has introduced a new toolbar at the top of every page that has users upset yet again. Read more…

Change is Good — Don’t Let Naysayers Tell You Otherwise

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I’ve been watching with great interest over the past few weeks as the naysayers seem to have gone crazy overboard trying to bash Google Glass every chance they can. I’ve seen articles in Wired and on CNN and on blogs, etc., all stating how terrible Google Glass is. Oh no! Geeky white dudes are wearing Google Glass! This will never work! Oh no, someone wore a pair into the shower! Oh no, I will punch someone in the face if they try talk to me with them on — all sorts of gibberish.

There’s nothing like change to bring out the absolute haters.
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Fujifilm’s Frequent Firmware Updates and the Philosophy of Kaizen

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The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen, literally “change good,” is at the heart of many a successful company. It represents a dedication to constant change for the better, and is famously used by Toyota on their assembly lines, where employees are encouraged to point out issues and suggest improvements.

But car companies aren’t the only ones that employ the idea of Kaizen; the philosophy may also be at the heart of Fujifilm’s habit of constantly improving its cameras with firmware updates.
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Tough Little Camera Captures Its Own Accidental Fall From Plane

On its own, the video above is horribly filmed and some of the most difficult-to-watch footage you’ll ever see, but what it shows makes it fascinating. It’s a point-of-view look at what it’s like to fall 12,500 feet without a parachute… and survive. Skydiver Lucas Damm was jumping out of a plane over British Columbia recently when his helmet-mounted GoPro camera smacked against the plane door and fell out of its holder. The camera, still rolling, fell the entire way down and miraculously escaped without any damage.
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