Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Internet Gutter: Steam Shovelware

Steam Shovelware

Online is a strange and terrifying place. It’s enabled us to connect with one another, advance the causes of science and culture, and unite the world with a glowing net of data. It’s […]

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Remembering the Original Planets of Star Wars


When Disney and Kathleen Kennedy took over the Star Wars franchise in 2012, Kathleen and Force Awakens director JJ Abrams were asked if any already existing planets would appear in future films. Abrams […]

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11 Online Tools For Magazine and Presentation Design


There are all sorts of web design tools out there that offer users the opportunity to build their own content, from social media post designs, to web-based portfolios, microsites and many others. Yet, if you’re looking for an online design platform tailored especially for designing digital magazines and presentations, you should take a look at the tools below.

Lucidpress

Ludicpress is a free online software for building stunning magazine designs with ease. The free digital magazine maker of Ludicpress allows users to design and share their own print publications. The tool offers multiple printable templates, allows team designing in the cloud, has an easy import and export with integrated external apps like Google Docs, Google Search, Flickr, Facebook, and more.

Joomag

Joomag is an online publishing platform with a powerful design creation tool that allows users to make their own print and web designs. The Joomag platform offers an abundance of templates for building brochures, portfolios, newsletters, albums, menus, e-books, catalogs, and others.

FlipHTML5

This online tool allows users to create their own responsive CSS3, jQuery, and HTML5 digital flipbooks by repurposing ready PDF files. FlipHTML5 has a quick upload option and a desktop version for Windows and Mac. The software allows greater customization like adding links, text, multimedia, animations, and even a shopping cart that allows the selling and buying of digital publications.

HaikuDeck

HaikuDeck is a simplified presentation design platform that sticks to the old saying that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. This design platform has a library of ready templates and an amateur-friendly design user interface that makes the tool ideal for students, as well as businesses and educators. Among other options, users can change colors, fill in their own text and choose different page templates to display their ideas.

Projeqt

Projeqt is an innovative design tool for building interactive online presentations. The digital design platform of Projeqt allows users to build layered presentations which offer a new perspective over storytelling in the digital design world. Projeqt supports the integration of a wide variety of multimedia, including social media feeds, blog publications, streams, audio notes, interactive maps, and more.

ReadyMag

ReadyMag is a modern design platform for creating a wide variety of web publications, including online presentations, photo albums, and digital magazines. The Google Analytics integration allows easy traffic and statistics tracking for marketers and businesses. The ReadyMag platform has a large library of design templates and boosts to provide a no-code design experience.

Emaze App

Emaze is a digital presentation design tool with a user-friendly UI and multiple templates. The platform offers a cloud-based design experience, easy customization of ready PowerPoint presentations and a library of pre-made 2D and 3D presentation scenes to help you make an impression.

FlipSnack

This HTML book maker software is the SnackTools’ online platform for presentation design. The tool has a simple UI and is integrated with the other platforms from the SnackTools library which offer plenty of design options, including photos, podcasts, videos, and quizzes.

Genialy

The team at Genialy describes its platform as an interactive content builder with a unique twist of multimedia integration and special effects. The tool is made for designing presentations, as well as microsites, infographics, catalogs, and others. What makes it different from other tools in this genre is the option for adding interactive effects and animations.

DesignBold

We’ve already talked about DesignBold on multiple occasions and why it’s one of the online design tools to keep an eye on in 2017. It’s easy to use, packed with plenty of features and premade elements, and offers one of the best template libraries out there.

Prezi

As one of the most popular digital presentation design tools out there, Prezi has probably crossed your path on many occasions. It offers a simplified presentation design experience that helps users build interactive presentations that make an impression. It’s widely used by businesses and online marketing specialists for its amazing UI and design options.

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Top Minds Settle on Guiding Principles for AI Development


I’ve spilled a lot of ink talking about AI. I’m worried self-driving cars causing mass unemployment, I’m worried about how quickly adaptive AI is growing, and it’s pretty disconcerting to see computers match […]

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What to Expect from the Secretive ‘Stranger Things’ Season Two

Stranger Things Season 2

Few things are kept as secret as what’s going to happen in season two of Stranger Things. Entertainment Weekly’s new cover story is on Stranger Things, and while even the publication is strapped […]

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Geek deals: Save on the Hudway glass heads-up navigation display

Hudway

Looking away from the road when you’re driving can be dangerous. Even if you’re just taking a quick glance at the GPS on your dash, that can delay your reaction, and maybe even […]

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Matt Lucas: Nardole ‘Has a Job To Do’ in Doctor Who


Bill Potts isn’t the only one traveling through space and time with the Doctor. Following appearances in the 2015 and 2016 Christmas specials, Nardole returns this spring as the Doctor’s first full-time alien […]

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Ensure Your Legacy by Pressing Cremains Into a Vinyl Record


My grandpa told the best stories—tales I’d ask him to repeat at every family gathering, and which I wish were recorded for posterity. UK-based Andvinyly grants that wish—and more—with the option to have […]

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MovieBob Reviews: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE


The LEGO Movie proved that you can make a complex work of satire and a heartfelt ode to the power of imagination and ingenuity out of something that was -literally- a feature length toy […]

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Prep for Robot Apocalypse with Programmable Cyborg Arms


Prepare for the coming robot apocalypse with a programmable cyborg arm. Two crowdfunding projects launched this month—the MeArm Pi kit and uArm Swift—in hopes of spreading bionic love across the globe. UK-based Mime […]

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Strap In: Kate McKinnon, Netflix Are Taking on ‘The Magic School Bus’


First, she brought us ungodly feats of engineering in the Ghostbusters reboot last summer. Now, Kate McKinnon is continuing that streak of playing awesome ladies of science (and reboots) thanks to Netflix’s version […]

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