Entries by Ryan Lowe

Dubstep Dispute

The other day I overheard an elderly gentleman yelling at a few teenagers that the music they were listening to in their car was too loud and “didn’t qualify as music…. It’s like your damn robots.”  They laughed and proceeded down the street.  Later that afternoon I saw this and about died!  #irony

Prometheus Training Center

The Project Prometheus Training Center is a combination of challenging games and well-executed, thought-provoking interactions. Using HTML5 Ignition Interactive, delivers an engaging and competitive, leader board scoring and ranking system for this site. This well designed interactive site has well written videos and interaction that compliment the movie and build an intriguing destination for the […]

Interesting read on SOPA thanks +Igor Plaksiy for the share.

Interesting read on SOPA thanks +Igor Plaksiy for the share.http://news.yahoo.com/author-u-online-piracy-bill-vows-not-buckle-013659789.html http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57349540-281/sopa-opponents-may-go-nuclear-and-other-2012-predictions/ Embedded Link Author of U.S. online piracy bill vows not to buckle SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – The lawmaker behind a bill to combat online piracy vowed on Thursday to press ahead in the face of fierce criticism from Internet giants such as Google and […]

PayPal and Point-of-Sale at HomeDepot http://ow.ly/8oVtr

PayPal and Point-of-Sale at HomeDepot http://ow.ly/8oVtr #PayPal #mobile #point -of-sale #homeDepot #AJB #retail #gameChanger #ebay I have been a fan of PayPal for years, and a member since before they were owned by eBay. They have only gotten better over the past 5 years. I used my PayPal account for a large majority of my […]

Adobe launches Photoshop Lightroom 4 beta

http://ow.ly/1DApwT #adobe #photography #beta #lightroom #aperature So far I am impressed, but will have more time to "play" this weekend. Kudos to Adobe for releasing a beta for Lightroom 4 for Mac, Windows 32 bit and Windows 64 bit. Anyone dabbled yet? Embedded Link Adobe launches Photoshop Lightroom 4 beta | Macworld New Map and […]

Why Apple Will Dominate CES

http://ow.ly/8nLjP #apple #CES #tech #social #brand Has the Apple brand grown so strong over the past 10 years that not being involved with events such as the CES are irrelevant? +Mike Elgan via Cult of Mac describes "a consumer electronics show without Apple is like an Internet search show without Google, a social networking show […]

10 Must Like Facebook Pages for Social Studies Teachers http://ow.ly/8m22O #education…

10 Must Like Facebook Pages for Social Studies Teachers http://ow.ly/8m22O #education #social #facebook #pages Although I have an opinion toward online education (think love/hate with a tad more hate), I love knowledge. I think wisdom is a person who values the opinions of his/her mentors and continually seeks knowledge. Thoughts? Opinions? Embedded Link 10 Must […]

Customer Engagement Ideas for Small Business

These are great ideas for any startup, small business or business that is trying to establish their engagement. http://scottdgerber.com/ did a great job of creating a list of helpful tips straight from small business owners. Kudos! Enjoy the read: http://ow.ly/8ijGl #party #customerEngagement #facebook #fans #contests #smallBusiness #startup Embedded Link 10 Easy Customer Engagement Ideas for […]

iPhone4 is CSS3

#iphone #css3 http://ow.ly/8gWxr Thanks for the share +Frank Sorbello Embedded Link iPhone 4 in pure CSS3! This rendering of iPhone 4 and its icons was made in pure CSS3. No images, no base64, no SVG, no canvas, just 3395 lines of CSS code and 335 lines of Javascript code (with jQuery, of course) Google+: View […]

Just Did It: Nike Finally Opens a Twitter Account

At the time of this post they have over 140k followers. This actually happened 5 days ago, but I am still in shock that 2011 is over. That went too fast. I find it interesting how social has fully infiltrated all components of our lives. CPG brands, Electronics, Events, travel, services, etc. etc. all need […]

Advertising World is going to Transform

Again #advertising #transform #media #web #TV #online #retail http://ow.ly/8ibgH Embedded Link Get Ready For the Advertising World to Transform, Again | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology – Advertising Age Ad & Marketing News. Creativity; Ad Age Data Center; Ad Age China; Ad Age On Campus; Insights; Jobs; MarketFinder. Register Now | Login. […]

my apps are clean

well… you get the idea. #permissions #apps #2012 #clean #fresh #privacy Embedded Link Start 2012 By Taking 2 Minutes to Clean Your Apps Permissions Start 2012 By Taking 2 Minutes to Clean Your Apps Permissions. Try guessing how many apps have permissions to access your private information… Now click the icons and get ready for […]

Fire Flower by Pierre MICHEL

Pierre MICHEL is an inspiration to me as a designer and artist. The emotion he can evoke is uncanny. Simple particles become life and destruction. Fire Flower is an abstraction that takes the viewer through explicit texture and warmth. Visceral. Also, Crescendo is simply stunning. The visuals are top cal.

It all began with the ominous death of a fox

This surreal and stunning #teaser for the #spanish #book "Pincel de Zorro" written by Sergio A. Sierra is a visual treat. Meritxell Ribas Puigmal is the illustrator and #grattage #artist. Grattage involves scrapping off the paint from the canvas. The music was composed by Albert Alay and the #animation was composited by Hug Codinach. I […]

I have not had a cable TV subscription for 2+ years

This is cool though. I do miss #NFL football and sitting all day with my fantasy #football team while I engage in "friendly" competition with my colleagues, friends and family. #eBay is making shopping a unique experience (again), and this time with an #iPad app that allows you to purchase while you watch. The downside […]

YouTube.com looks great

I have always been a bit annoyed by the lackluster care for #design on #YouTube.com. It has always seemed as though they were so focused about #functionality that the #aesthetics were irrelevant. On December 1st, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. EST, YouTube.com released its #redesign to everyone! The focus is now on channels and seems to […]

Google Chrome is now number 2

The Wall Street Journal ( #WSJ ) has just surpassed #Mozilla Firefox as the number 2 most used browser. In the US, Google's browser is still number 3. I have been using #Google #Chrome and enjoy the light weight, but I still enjoy #Firefox. Good for Google, and the future success of their browser! And […]

Introducing Socl

This should be entertaining. #Microsoft is actively working on development of a social network, called #Socl. It might never be open to the public, but it would have an interesting support like system for current MS applications. Cheers to Microsoft for building this on HTML5 rather than silverlight. What are your thoughts on Microsoft's leap […]

Merry "SteelSeries Sensei" Christmas to Me!

Some of you may know I am an avid #Starcraft2 gamer. I have a decent rig, but have been frustrated with my mouse/keyboard/pad combination. So if you didn't know I was a nerd, now you do! 8P Embedded Link SteelSeries Sensei – 8-btn Mouse – Wired – USB A powerful 32 bit ARM processor allows […]


Entering Japan

“The key to success is in business strategy, not government intervention (Czinkota, 1999).” How can an multinational corporation (MNC) establish themselves in the Japanese marketplace?  Czinkota’s quote above is how this can happen and his article will be analyzed for further insight into companies currently in Japan based on Czinkota’s article, the entry strategies and […]

eBay in London for the Holidays

eBay in London on Dec. 1, 2011 – Anyone going to be in London to check it out? eBay to open brick-n-mortar shop in London for this holiday season only (5 days only). They are using QR codes in the store and no items will be able to be purchased in store. This seems to […]

Google+ allowing Pages

Monday, Google+ allowed a long requested element to their social network. #Marketers and #advertisers have been waiting to align their respective publishers and clients on the fastest growing social network. The addition of #pages will be good for advertisers and marketers, in that, now #Facebook and #Google+ will offer more features and hopefully the ability […]

Advertising is still in its infancy

This is an interesting advancement that could be used for so much more than simple advertising. Do you think this is a good advancement or do you think most people will reject this tactic and omit use of their web cams? Embedded Link The all-telling eye We know what you’re thinking IMAGINE browsing a website […]

Royal Caribbean's got nothing on this concept

Enjoy, and happy friday everyone! Reshared post from +Mike Elgan A boat for the 0.1%. It's a mega yacht. With a built-in lagoon. Called the Tropical Island Yacht, this giant $100 million boat from Yacht Island Designs features a volcano waterfall, which flows as a stream into a tide pool, then into a lagoon pool. […]

Happy Halloween Everyone!

http://mobile.designtaxi.com/news.php?id=350841 Embedded Link Artist Carves Animated Faces on Pumpkins – DesignTAXI.com Artist Carves Animated Faces on Pumpkins. 20 Oct 2011. When New York-based artist Ray Villafane digs into pumpkins as a Fall hobby, he leaves the orange-yellow fruits with realistic animated expressio… Google+: View post on Google+

Austin and Adele

I am a fan of #Adele, but we (+Gloria Alejandra Perdomo Diaz and +ryan lowe) are going to miss her tomorrow. We are visiting #Austin this weekend… and I hear there is NO music there… 🙂 What am I going to do? Post this video that's what I'm going to do Google+: View post on […]

The Keynote from eBay x.commerce was uploaded to ustream

Great watch. I am most interested in some of the innovations on redlaser (jump to 1:06:25) http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/17909324 Hmmm… Does ustream have the youtube capability to add jump to markers? for example, #t=1h6m30s appended to the end of my above URL would jump you nicely to the section of the video I am referencing. Oh well, […]

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WebGL is in the news again… this time with google maps!

just go to maps.google.com and check the bottom left for allowing mapsGL, much quicker overall. This was still one of my favorite executions of this next gen browser tech:http://www.chromeexperiments.com/detail/3-dreams-of-black/?f= Embedded Link Chrome Experiments – "3 Dreams of Black" by Google Data Arts Team “3 Dreams of Black” takes you on a journey through three dream […]


Thanks Tricia Duryee!

http://allthingsd.com/20111012/live-at-ebays-developer-conference/ Embedded Link eBay’s Not Just a Retailer Anymore, It’s a Tech Company Catch the announcements live from eBay's developer conference, where it will unveil its plans for mobile, social and local commerce with partners on stage, such as Facebook. Google+: View post on Google+

I am a fan of Ive

http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/article/113636/design-spotlight-thrown-ive-wsj Embedded Link design-spotlight-thrown-ive-wsj: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance Personal Finance, career-work Google+: View post on Google+


LIFE: I was coming home from AWANA tonight with, my two year old daughter, Eva. We had such a good night. We were both so happy. Moments like this are what make life worth living. DEATH: She made stars tonight in her group. We were singing our song "estregeta dondesta (sp?)" (english = twinkle twinkle, […]

Thoughts on upgrading to the iPhone4S

WHO SHOULD BUYI recommend the upgrade to anyone who does not have an iPhone4. I recommend the iPhone3GS to first time smart phone owners / non-tech savvy. RATIONALEThis is a great opportunity to get someone a great "starter" smart phone or for someone less tech savvy. The 3GS is FREE (with contract). My mom is […]