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Understanding Mastodon, the Fediverse, and why you should migrate from Twitter

The Fediverse is an incredibly good idea that should seem pretty obvious to anyone who has ever made a phone call, driven on roads, mailed a letter, sent an email, or browsed the web; decentralized, federated systems are stronger, fairer, and more sustainable than centralized dictatorships. That’s exactly what the Fediverse is except instead of […]

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Fashion Tech

Candy Crush Saga’s 10 Year Anniversary Party featured a 500 drone light show

On November 3rd, 2022 in New York City, Candy Crush Saga celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a small event at the Battery Park Esplanade and a big light show over the Hudson River performed by about 500 preprogrammed quadcopters with bright colored lights. The drones were programmed to fly in specific patterns and light […]

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Fashion

New York Comic Con 2022

New York Comic Con is back for 2022! As a post pandemic event, masks were still required, but barely anyone wore them. The panels were slightly smaller, no longer taking over Madison Square Garden and the Empire Ballroom, but instead moving to the new Empire Stage in the new building extension of the Javits center.  […]

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Fashion

Times Square Fashion Week 2022

Times Square Fashion Week 2022 happened during New York Fashion week in the middle of Times Square on September 10, 2022. The show featured collections from designers: Gloria Lee, Diana Mahrach Couture, Julissa Designs, and MetaBurnett.  

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Design Tech

Hands on with the 2022 Wacom Cintiq Pro 27

Ever since I started working as a graphic designer in the 90’s, I’ve always been fascinated with pen displays for computers. Well, maybe that love started with the Koala Pad on an Apple IIe in the 1980’s. Anyway, Wacom has always been the best of the best when it comes to a drawing interface for […]

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Tech

Panasonic Toughbook 40 Review

A rugged hardcore portable computer Panasonic’s Toughbook series of laptop computers are mainly designed for the more rugged dangerous workplaces like military, law enforcement, or construction scenarios. It’s not meant for the indoor desk jobs and design jobs that I’m used to. I did get to use the Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 a while back though, […]

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Tech

Apple’s iPhone may be 15-years-old, but this 20-year-old smartphone was way better.

This year Apple both celebrated the 15 year anniversary of their first iPhone and announced the discontinuation of their last remaining iPod product; something that was first launched 20 years ago back in 2002. What’s interesting to me is how far ahead of Apple, actual smartphones were back 20 years ago. Yeah, Apple got a […]

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Tech

The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold (2022) is Awesome

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is Lenovo’s next generation of large 16″ laptop tablet style folding screen devices. I got to see an early prototype of this model a while back, and seeing the new version is a huge step forward. It’s better in every way. There are still a few minor software issues to […]

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Tech

Angry Miao Cyberblade Earbuds Review

The most badass earbuds you can find today From the moment I opened the box I was impressed with the Angry Miao Cyberblade earbuds. That’s saying a lot because I’ve used plenty of different stereo wireless earbuds and many mono Bluetooth headsets over the past 20 years of tech reviewing at Pocketnow. Most of the […]

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Design

CSS Needs Better Typography Controls

I think it’s about time the WWW started getting better typography controls in CSS. If you look at what typography designers can do in print applications like InDesign, the typography capabilities in CSS are still relatively primitive especially in the context of responsive design. In the late 90’s as a beginning web designer, I would […]