Chris is the co-owner of NB Technologies, co-founder of Dog and Pony Show (Which is now a Tumblr Blog), video producer, freelance writer, internet coach, fire alarm inspector, and Photoshop guy. He's also a fan of pop-culture, proponent of awesomeness in the world, Mets fan, self improvement enthusiast, & ENTP.
Whether it’s an alert that your table is ready at a restaurant or a quick note from your mom to pick up some milk, texting has become one of the primary ways we as humans communicate. Rather than have a 3 minute conversation on the phone, we can now send a text that took us 30 seconds to compose. For some, even 30 seconds is just too much time. Therefore, emojis have also risen in prominence. Why spend 30 seconds on text when you can push one button and get an image that totally encapsulates your message, right?
Much like the Facebook algorithm that puts the stuff you click most at the top of your newsfeed, Instagram will be adopting a similar new strategy for displaying posts. Instead of displaying images chronologically, you’ll soon be seeing them sorted based on what Instagram’s AI thinks you’ll want to see the most.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Nintendo’s classic “The Legend of Zelda,” Google has left a cute little easter-egg in plain sight on the desktop version of Google Maps. Typically, if a user wants to toggle between a map and Google’s Street View, they would need to drag a faceless little yellow dude to the spot on the map that they want to explore. For the next few days, that little dude is none other than Link, the protagonist of the popular RPG.
Great images can transform a good website into a great one. Luckily, if you own a website in 2016, there’s a very good chance that you have a great camera with you at all times. Pretty much every smartphone that you can purchase today is more powerful than that digital camera you purchased back in the mid-aughts.
The video above highlights the history of the Google logo through the years, and ends with a brand new wordmark for the brand. This change comes on the heels of last month’s corporate restructuring, and seems to have been inspired by a desire for the search giant’s logo to look great on Mobile devices.
One of the most common complaints about Facebook is that the social network’s News Feed is too cluttered with updates from games, companies, and “friends” that a user simply doesn’t want to be updated about. You can have a better experience with 6 simple tips.
As you might remember, Facebook made a rejected to buy Snapchat late last year. Well, after being spurned away, Mark Zuckerberg & Co. are developing an app of their own, allegedly aimed at competing with the photo-sharing giant that they once coveted.
Today’s Staten Island Advance features DAPS.tv a project created and run by NB Technologies founders Chris Olivieri and Tavis Delahunt. The Advance’s entertainment editor, Rob Bailey, spoke to Chris about DAPS and NBT.