What Is a Pitch Deck? (And How to Make One)

It’s a tool that every startup business or entrepreneur needs – a great pitch deck. A pitch deck is a presentation that you’ll use to help explain or showcase your product or service and potentially drives sales or investment. It needs to be polished and professional to do the job well. Today, we’ll take a look at what a pitch deck is, how to make one and establish a design that will wow people who come in contact with your new business. What Is a Pitch Deck? Remembering that users have limited attention spans, it is best to keep it short with just the most pertinent information. A pitch deck is a short presentation that startups or entrepreneurs put together to help explain a business concept or idea in hopes of getting funding from investors. A pitch deck needs to be simple and easy to understand, professionally designed and include Read the full article…

Powerful Image Analysis With Google Cloud Vision And Python

Powerful Image Analysis With Google Cloud Vision And Python Powerful Image Analysis With Google Cloud Vision And Python Bartosz Biskupski 2019-01-09T13:45:32+01:002019-01-10T09:27:47+00:00 Quite recently, I’ve built a web app to manage user’s personal expenses. Its main features are to scan shopping receipts and extract data for further processing. Google Vision API turned out to be a great tool to get a text from a photo. In this article, I will guide you through the development process with Python in a sample project. If you’re a novice, don’t worry. You will only need a very basic knowledge of this programming language — with no other skills required. Let’s get started, shall we? Never Heard Of Google Cloud Vision? It’s an API that allows developers to analyze the content of an image through extracted data. For this purpose, Google utilizes machine learning models trained on a large dataset of images. All of that Read the full article…

This extra-large handheld Nintendo works (and feels) like the real thing

Handheld retro gaming machines come and go, but few go so simply and effectively to the point as My Arcade’s Retro Champ. You stick in your NES cartridge, hit the power button and, assuming you blew on it beforehand, it powers up. This one sets itself apart with a big ol’ screen, Famicom compatibility and a whopping 35-hour battery life. Update: Nope! It’s 3 to 5 hours, not 35 as the company originally stated. I thought that was suspiciously high. I played with the Retro Champ at CES, where they had one under lock and key — it’s not the production version, but that’s coming in the Spring. But it works just like you’d expect, and I was pleased to find it responsive, comfortable and pleasantly ridiculous. It’s really quite big, but not nearly as heavy as it looks. The 7-inch screen is bright and the color looked good; it Read the full article…

The Division 2 is coming to Epic’s game store instead of Steam

The war of the digital game stores continues, and this time it’s Epic making a major move. Today, Epic announced a deal with Ubisoft to bring The Division 2 to its freshly launched game store. The PC version of the online shooter will also be available through Ubisoft’s own digital store, but it won’t be for sale on Steam; this in spite of the fact that the original The Division was sold through Steam, and the sequel was previously listed on Valve’s store as recently as this morning. Ubisoft says that “any pre-orders previously placed elsewhere will still be honored.” The Division 2, which launches on March 15th, will be the first big-budget title available through Epic’s store (it’s also coming to the Xbox One and PS4). The Fortnite… Read the full article…

Hands on: Wacom Cintiq 16 review

This is a hands on review of the Wacom Cintiq 16 to give you the chance to see what the new pen display is all about as soon as possible. We’ll be expanding and upgrading this review shortly with more information and a score. The Wacom Cintiq 16 is Wacom’s most affordable pen display tablet ever. Aimed at students, enthusiasts graduating from the Intuos line, and jobbing creatives who can’t justify the price of a Cintiq Pro, the new Wacom Cintiq 16 – which was launched at CES 2019 – offers a cheaper way for artists to master Wacom’s industry-standard drawing tools. Grabbing the headlines is the price: the Cintiq 16 is less than half the cost of the pro version. But it comes with the same super-responsive pro-grade pen: the Wacom Pro Pen 2, with 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt recognition and customisable buttons.  As you’d expect, there have been some trade-offs Read the full article…

7 huge tech trends in 2019 that designers need to know

When it comes to tech trends, there are few better places to get a glimpse of the future than the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. On Monday, before CES 2019 officially opened its doors, we had a preview of the biggest tech trends to watch in 2019 and beyond, courtesy of Steve Koenig from the Consumer Technology Association.  We’ve highlighted the most exciting tech trends for designers below – all of which can be seen on the CES show floor this week. Much of this tech has been talked about before: what’s new in 2019 is we’re finally seeing its first commercial deployment. Think 5G, 8K TVs, self-driving cars.  “We’re seeing a lot for the innovations we’ve been talking about for years becoming reality,” Koenig told the assembled media in the Las Vegas Convention Centre. “What direction are these trends and technology pointing to? The answer is that we are Read the full article…