The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 26.17

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Don your favorite bathrobe, cream that coffee, and get comfortable with this week’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader.

The Weekend Reader features a handful of the most interesting articles featured on the ‘Smack over the past week ranging from tips and tricks to inspirational designs, processes, and more. So lay back, relax and take a load off while reading the top ten stories on SolidSmack this past week.

Oh and uh…don’t forget to shed some much-needed sunlight on your face, too.

Fiverr Introduces ‘Fiverr Pro’ Platform for High-Caliber Design Talent

With the announcement of Fiverr Pro this week, Fiverr is offering true professionals the chance to stand above the marketplace noise and offer their creative services to premium buyers.

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Samsung’s 49-inch Ultra-Wide Curved Monitor is Its Biggest Screen Yet

Just look at the size of it! If you thought that you were slowly burning your eyesight away with your normal laptop monitor, the folks over at Samsung have introduced a product that leaves you with nowhere to look other than a QLED screen.

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Watch This: Behind the Scenes at the Matchbox Toy Car Factory in 1965

Introduced by Lesney Products in 1953 as a way for British children to bring toys to school that satisfied the “toys must fit into a matchbox” requirement, the Matchbox brand of die-cast cars have since become one of the most iconic toy brands of all time.

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Be Your Own Boss! Or Not.

“It must be nice to be your own boss.” As a self-employed person, I hear this a lot. Problems: (1) it’s not true, and (2) if it were true, I would hate it.

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The Workhorse SureFly is a Person-Sized Drone for Two Person-Sized People

You have the fastest cars on land and a personal boat by sea, but maybe your upper-class cred isn’t enough for a personal jet or helicopter. Unless you’re an accomplished actor, corporate exec or a head of state, it takes a special position to be able to fly in first class with no one else on board.

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This Microsoft Surface Note Concept Is a Foldable Tablet

Screens. The bigger they get, the harder they are to fit into your pocket.

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