Ideas: The Vitamin Blog

Posts: Technology

By vitamin / Social Media / Technology

This Phone Case Lets You Print Photos Instantly — Without Ink!

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, is known for fostering creativity and giving entrepreneurs a chance to bring their novel ideas to life with access to online investors. We can’t contain our excitement about one particular project that Engadget says is “the greatest thing to happen to mobile photography since Instagram.” In fact, the project has already exceeded its…

By Vitamin / Business / Technology / Web Design

4 Things to Know about SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a term that intimidates most people who don’t design web sites for a living. We get it. SEO can seem like a confusing and daunting task – and sometimes it certainly can be. But it’s a critical component to driving new business. Google is constantly changing its algorithms, which means…

By Mike Karfakis / Technology / Web Design

Your Flash Website Makes Google Sad

Announced earlier this year Google is beginning to warn mobile users of websites that contain non-functioning technologies from their search results. In layman’s terms, if you are still using a Flash-based website, which isn’t supported on mobile, Google will warn visitors that the site won’t work … not a good look when trying to generate…

By vitamin / Business / Technology

Gamification in the Workplace

Gamification is the use of the typical elements of game playing (such as point scoring, competition with others and rules of play) to promote a product or service. The practice of gamification admittedly is not a new one – companies like The Girl Scouts of America and Weight Watchers have long been using badges and…

By vitamin / Technology

The Future of Car Tech: A Smart Experience

Remaining competitive in this day and age requires constant innovation – and the auto industry, for one, has been making great strides in technological advancements. I mean we’re beginning to see major growth in auto tech that even George Jetson would be in awe of! Here’s a list of some of our favorites, sure to…

By vitamin / Technology

Wearable Tech Mockery

Glassholes. Hilarious, isn’t it? We certainly agree it’s funny as hell. And we’re not alone. First Bank leverages the buzz around Google Glass to create this humor-based ad campaign. But how hard should we be laughing at early adopters? After all, it’s only funny until we’re all doing it, right? Consider this… When the bicycle…

By vitamin / Technology

Neil Young’s PonoPlayer: True High-Def Music

Image courtesy of PonoMusic.com High-definition televisions hang from our walls, HD radio waves fill our speakers, and super high-def videos light up our tablets and smart phones. While it seems any and all media is available in high-definition, some would argue music is the final frontier. But there’s still hope. After raising $6.25 million on…

By vitamin / Technology

Technology Worth Talking About

There are so many new technologies it’s hard to keep up with them all! But amidst all of the new developments there are always a few that stand out due to their level of usefulness and creativity. Here is a list of some of our favorite killer inventions: PhotoWall – Always wanted to see yourself…

By vitamin / Business / Technology / Web Design

The “New” New York Times

Every year it seems like more and more newspapers are either disappearing or going digital. For most traditional papers, changes like these come from a place of survival and struggle to stay relevant. In 2012, USA Today unveiled a major brand overhaul, including a complete redesign of their print and digital outlets. Their website site…