Samsung Galaxy S5: 5 things you need to know

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Samsung’s popular Galaxy smartphone is about to get smarter. The recently announced Samsung Galaxy S5 is easily one of the most anticipated smartphone releases of the year. But, what’s smarter about it, and why should you upgrade? Here are five reasons that may sway your decision.

1. Snappy new camera features
If you love taking quality photos but don’t love lugging around a second camera, give the Galaxy S5 a go. The large 5.1″ screen is ideal for framing and snapping pics. Plus, the S5 boasts some cool new features like a 16MP back camera (up from the S4’s 13MP cam); laser-fast autofocus for taking shots in a flash; and an upgraded HDR mode, which snaps multiple exposures of the same scene to create a brighter, more realistic image and overall dramatic effect. Continue reading

SXSW: What’s going on with Lady Gaga ImageThink and Mark Cuban

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Sadly, we’re not at SXSW this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you navigate the news to know from beautiful Austin, TX.

SXSW Interactive is ripe with amazing panel discussions including chats with Mark Cuban , Neil deGrasse Tyson (get into the new Cosmos!), Lady Gaga keynote address), and Li’l Wayne (the man knows music). To document these events, a unique agency was brought in (again) to give those who love pretty pictures vs. flowery speech some insight on the discussions. In the same way I love video (well not quite the same), I’m loving ImageThink, the official illustrated recorder of the panel discussion at SXSW. Do they draw while the panel discussion is in progress? Yes. Do they generally get the gist of the discussions? Pretty much. Wouldn’t it be cool to have them help you explain, “where the file went” and how to get it back to you 65 year-old, techno-phobic aunt? Definitely. Check out their work below. Continue reading