Interviewing people for press articles or blogs can be an intimidating experience. Whether you are speaking to a CEO or a sports star, the sheer charisma and presence of the interview subject can send plans awry, even for the most confident and experienced writers.
The temptation for too many journalists is to trot out the cliched questions which everyone asks. Sports stars will be asked how they felt, for example, or a politician will be asked an anodyne, unchallenged question which allows them to retreat into bluster. Such questions make for poor blogs and articles.
Good interview questions, on the other hand, are gold for good writers. A question needs to produce something new and different from the respondent. Readers crave insight, rather than reading cliches, and all questions should be targeted and focused.
Creating good questions ahead of an interview is therefore a …
October 29th, 2013 – DesignMantic announces it is launching out of beta, aiming to re-imagine the way we approach design. DesignMantic is the Internet’s first and only HTML 5 do-it-yourself logo maker.
DesignMantic’s user-friendly design tools and extensive color and custom image selections help businesses create unique, lasting brands that reflect their individual identities and capture customer attention. Business and wedding card functions offer simple, professional options for special events and person-to-person marketing. A full-time staff of devoted project managers is also available to help businesses or individuals find the design that’s right for them, with two-day turnarounds and full money-back guarantees to ensure a quick product that always exceeds expectations.
With over 150,000 downloads in its first six months of activity, full on-the-go mobile compatibility, new banner and flyer options currently being developed, and launches in three new languages scheduled before the end of …
Friday morning J.T. Wang, CEO of Acer, held a press conference in New York to reveal several new touch-based products. Included in these products were the Acer R7, the Acer P3 Ultrabook as well as a pair of tablets; the Acer Iconia A1 and B1. Wang held this conference to discuss the company’s move to touch based products.
The Acer R7 is a 15.6 inch HD touch screen notebook and was designed with the consumer in mind. The new design features a hinge that allows you to reposition the display, making it conducive for all users. The design allows you to decide how you prefer to use the device. Its functionality gives you the option to switch between touchscreen-mode and conventional typing easily.
President of Acer Europe, Oliver Ahrens stated that, “With the Aspire R7, Acer has redesigned the notebook with an approach that’s based on how people interact …
cooltopia Secures Key App Integration Partners for snappgrip
snappgrip integrated with pro-level photography apps and social network tools, Jag.gr 645 PRO & PureShot, Weico+ and Filmic Passport
London – January 24, 2013 – cooltopia announces hardware integration with pro-level photography apps and social network tools for the snappgrip, a snap-on camera controller that turns smartphones into point-and-shoot cameras for easy one-handed control. snappgrip will now work with the popular Jag.gr 645 PRO and PureShot apps, which provide high quality image output with a real digital camera feel, and the Eico Design Weico+ app, an instagram-type app that integrates into all of the Chinese and Western social networks and chat platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. The Snappgrip will be available for online preorder at Amazon, Americal and snappgrip.com during early February for $99MSRP. Pre-order the Snappgrip by January 28, 2013 at www.kickstarter.com and receive $20 off the MSRP.
“We are thrilled …
Your Party Just Got BIGGER and BETTER: SOUL Electronics Begins Shipping the “Party in a Box P910,” a Portable, Wireless Entertainment System
Innovative system generates the sound of a full home theater system in the form of a portable box; Functions as a boom box, PA System, Karaoke Machine and more
LAKE MARY, Fla. – January 24, 2013- For SOUL Electronics, a typical boom box just wasn’t enough to really get the party started. After more than a year of research and development, SOUL is excited to announce their portable, wireless entertainment system “Party in a Box P910” is now shipping. Second to none, the PIAB P910 is the first to feature many functions rolled into one sleek package: an all-inclusive indoor/outdoor portable sound system with Bluetooth, Aux input, Apple dock and HDMI.
“We [SOUL] want to take partying to another level so we invented a sophisticated system jam-packed with …
VOX Unleashes 2013 NAMM Product: Mini5-RhythmBooth 6440 (Hall A)
WINTER NAMM, Anaheim, Calif. January 24th, 2013 – VOX Amplification USA is pleased to announce its latest guitar amplifier being unveiled at Winter NAMM 2013. The new VOX Mini5-Rhythm has been equipped to deliver a top-notch music creation solution for both professionals and novices. It can be viewed at Booth 6440.
Combining renowned VOX modeling technology, flexible battery or AC power, effects and rhythm patterns, the 5-Watt Mini5-Rhythm is ideal for any performer in need of a portable, full-featured amplifier. For full press release, click HERE.
Korg Unleashes 2013 NAMM Products:King Korg & MS-20 mini Booth 6440 (Hall A)
WINTER NAMM, Anaheim, Calif. January 24th, 2013 – Korg USA is pleased to announce its two latest products, which are being unveiled at Winter NAMM 2013. Both creations from the line-up have been equipped to deliver top-notch music creation solutions for both professionals and novices. These can be viewed at Booth 6440.
Focused on live performance, the King Korg analog modeling synth features Korg’s new XMT (Xpanded Modeling Technology) engine, with many types of oscillators and filters that can accurately model sought-after vintage analog synths. With its controls laid out in easily identifiable sections, King Korg delivers the unique characteristics of a dedicated synthesizer, while remaining approachable to players who are new to synthesizers. It not only shines on stage with high quality sound, but also with a champagne gold finish befitting its royal name. …
Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad Unveiled by ARCHOS Design
Based on the popular ARCHOS Gen10 tablet coverboard, this is the thinnest iPad Keyboard available
Denver, CO – January 24, 2013 – ARCHOS, a pioneer in multimedia portable devices, is pleased to announce the ARCHOS Design Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad, a magnetic Bluetooth full QWERTY keyboard for 2nd, 3rd and 4th generations. The Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad was created by a new division in ARCHOS that will be dedicated to sharing ARCHOS innovations with other brands. With a very similar look and feel to the ARCHOS Gen10 XS coverboard, the Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad is ultra-thin at only 5 mm (0.2’’) and features an adjustable kickstand along with an aluminum back casing. Combining the best of both worlds, iPad users can expect this to be available in March for $79 MSRP.
“The needs and wants of today’s consumer have changed drastically over …
Griffin Offers Papernomad® Compostable Sleeves for Mobile Devices in North America
Designed and made by Papernomad; offered exclusively by Griffin Technology
Nashville, Tenn. – January 24, 2013 – Griffin Technology, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, announced the exclusive distribution rights of Papernomad® products in North America. Austria-based Papernomad develops organic, customizable, tear- and water-resistant sleeves for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, MacBook and Galaxy S III. And, because they are made of a specially-engineered paper material, they provide the perfect canvas for personal expression and creativity. “We are thrilled to bring Papernomad to North America; their products leave a lasting impression on people’s minds but not on the environment,” says Keavy Murphree, Product Line Manager at Griffin Technology. “With Papernomad, we offer users a sustainable way to guard their technology, as well as a canvas that allows individuals to express their imagination.” “At Papernomad we pride ourselves in designing …
Control Your Favorite Tunes Anytime, Anywhere with the speaker trio by bem wireless; a Three Speaker, Wireless System for the Home or Office, Now Shipping
Modern, no-hassle speaker set enhances your lifestyle, allows user to enjoy music in multiple rooms
CHICAGO- January 23, 2013- bem wireless, an innovator of wireless solutions and consumer electronics, begins shipping the highly anticipated speaker trio. First unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, the speaker trio is exactly what the name implies: three speakers that share a wireless connection to its base. An audio product designed to enhance the user’s lifestyle, this speaker system brings pounding, pulsing beats to multiple rooms with the control of a single Bluetooth device.
“Elevating our consumer’s lives to their highest potential is our top priority at bem,” says Bryan Katzel, Director of Marketing and Product Development for bem. “From conception to execution, we crafted the speaker trio to help eliminate …
The OBEX for iPhone 5 will be on display at Macworld/iWorld Event, Booth #847, January 31st-Feburay 2nd
HOUSTON- January 23, 2013- Seidio, a leading manufacturer of premium mobile technology accessories, begins shipping the OBEX case for iPhone 5. Using advanced technology and durable materials, the OBEX, (Latin for “barrier”) offers unbeatable, extreme protection against everyday drops, liquids, and dust. The OBEX for iPhone will be on display at Booth #847 at the Macworld/iWorld Show in San Francisco, Calif.
“We’re excited for our consumers to check out the OBEX, and test its durability,” says David Chang, CEO of Seidio. “Dunk it in water or drop it! We’re confident you will have complete peace of mind with our case as it stands up to even the toughest environments because of its advanced technology and specially designed materials.”
The OBEX protects against water, snow, mud and other liquids. This impressive case passed the IP68 rating which means …
Goal Zero Charge Controller Kit Protects and Extends 12V Battery life
Solar panel and controller kit prevents over & under charging of dormant seasonal vehicle batteries
SALT LAKE CITY – Jan. 23, 2013 – Goal Zero, the leader in portable solar, today announced the Guardian Charge Controller Kit to protect and extend RV, ATV, boat and other seasonal 12V vehicle battery life during the offseason. The Guardian charge controller passes a charge from the accompanying Goal Zero solar panel to ensure the battery is not over or under charged and is ready to go on the first day of the season. “It’s extremely frustrating when your snowmobile or jet ski that you’ve been itching to ride for 7-8 month won’t start or you’re ready to hit the road but the RV won’t crank,” said Joe Atkin, CEO Goal Zero. “The Guardian Kit uses the sun’s free rays all offseason to ensure your battery is ready …
iPad mini™ and Paper Peacefully Coexist, With the New Booqpad mini
iPad mini case and notepad in one, provides stylish protection while giving you the tools to create, store, review or present that next big idea
Sierra Madre, California – (January 23, 2013) – Booq, a leading brand of premium laptop bags, backpacks and iPad carrying cases designed for creative pros, combines the new iPad mini with the tried and true notepad. The intelligently designed Booqpad mini is the ultimate iPad mini case for learning, working and creating. Available in leatherette or a 100% natural fiber, the Booqpad mini case for iPad mini ships today for $39.95.
The Booqpad mini allows you to conveniently keep your business cards, stylus, pen, cash and other important documents close to your iPad mini, as well as your important hand-written notes. Each Booqpad mini ships with a blank, 50 sheet notepad made from …