If you didn’t have the opportunity to catch up on your daily fix of technology news over the weekend, the TNW Weekend Roundup will bring you quickly up to speed with what happened on Saturday and Sunday, linking you to the most popular and discussed stories here on The Next Web:
Why “The Check-In” will live on in 2011 and beyond
An anonymous author on Read Write Web recently proclaimed the death of the Check-In in 2011. Despite long being critical of location based services and the very concept of checking-in, we say that 2011 could be the year that the check-in arrives, albeit differently to how we thought it might look.
Want the home of the future? Start with these 5 gadgets
With technology evolving so quickly, it’s difficult to predict what next big gadget will fully integrate itself into our everyday lives. We attempt to help by delivering a list of gadgets we feel will bless your homes in the future – some of them will genuinely baffle you.
10 fantastic social media campaign videos you shouldn’t miss
We watch thousands of videos every month to try and get the amazing content that we share with you and I wanted to share 10 of the best social media campaign videos that we’ve spotted so far this year. You can use these for inspiration for your own campaigns or just to see what is happening in the industry.
Why there are so many engineers in India
“Why are there so many engineers in India?” is one of the first questions someone tech savvy and vaguely familiar with India, would ask an Indian. In a lighter vein, but not very far from the truth, the answer is: “Because there are so many people in India.”
Statigr.am is Fun and Useful Metrics for your Instagram account
Statigr.am, provides a number of “fun and useful” statistics about your Instagram account. You get the standard ‘number of followers’ and ‘photos taken’ but also: number of likes and comments, average like and comment per photo, your most liked photos, most commented photos, activity over time, favorite filters and more.
No Computer Required. iOS 5′s killer feature.
Opening up your shiny new Apple iDevice has always been a joy. Unfortunately that joy is dampened quite a lot by immediately having to connect the device to your computer with the supplied cable in order to activate it using iTunes. Imagine an iPhone or iPad without having to sync it with your computer, we discuss it here.
21 principles for innovating in the real world from IDEO’s Diego Rodriguez
Drawing on 20 years of experience bringing concepts to market at IDEO and beyond, Rodriguez shared his personal “Declaration of Innovation,” 21 principles, starting with foundational approaches, designed to help you make innovations happen. While many of them are full on consultant-speak, he delivered a number of noteworthy gems.
What is coming next in PC design
Most computers running Windows, and especially most laptops running Windows, are ugly. However, there is a new stiff undercurrent of beautiful PCs that are sadly hidden from the view of the market. In fact, over the past year some manufacturers have begun to build PCs that not only rival Apple’s industrial design, but supersede it.