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The Radar: July 22, 2015

July 22nd, 2015 - by Julie Hale - Salt Lake City, Utah

Keeping up with design and technology is a lot of work. Luckily, we enjoy wading through the noise just to find the gems of awesomeness sprinkled throughout. The Radar is our gift to you, Current or Potential Client, so that you can enjoy all of the awesome without any of the drudgery. Unwrap it each week, and know that you’re loved by the geeks and pixel-pushers at Objective.

Do You Get Enough Sleep?

Being efficient and effective during the day requires a good night’s rest. Maria Konnikova has published a really interesting 3 part series on sleep:

Why We Can’t Fall Asleep

The Work We Do While We Sleep

The Walking Dead

Get to the Chopper

A programming language based on Arnold Schwarzenegger one-liners.


The Risky Business of Onboarding

Getting new customers to engage with your app is a lot harder than most people think.

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Emoji Pizza Ordering

At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Crispin Porter & Bogusky won the “Integrated” category for emoji ordering. They created a way for people to link their Twitter accounts to their Domino’s account and order a pizza by tweeting the pizza emoji.

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Hate Meetings?

Everybody hates (and loves to hate) meetings. This guide suggests a few pointers to making meetings more succinct and effective.

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Coda for iOS

Panic released an update to their portable text editor and file manager, Coda, for iOS.

Coda for iOS

Developments in Mobile Technology

A few things are happening among mobile operating systems that aren’t Android or iOS.

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Maps of Art

These unique maps showcase the most expensive painting in each country around the world.

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Album Artwork in the Digital Age

Is album artwork still important in the digital age? It may not be the same as it used to be—like seeing the new artwork for the first time on a vinyl new release. But we argue that music and art are intrinsically tied together, and even if it’s digital—it’s still important.

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Car Hacks Seize Control

Several researchers have discovered a way to take control of vehicles through radio broadcast signals into their infotainment modules.  I guess I don’t want that cool high-tech car after all…

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Web Design: The First 100 Years

This is a comparison between the aerospace and web design fields. Outlines for 3 different directions the web can go from here.

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