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|Archived Since:||April 6, 2008|
Erin McCarthy, writing for Mental Floss: The History of the Trapper Keeper. A seminal product from my grade school days. ?
Khoi Vinh: First, it’s incredibly hard to build a service that unseats an incumbent as entrenched as the iPhone’s Photos app. That is essentially what Everpix was doing with its own iOS app, which looked very much like a photo browser. Show More Summary
Richard Gaywood: During my first few days with the device, I kept some detailed notes on what I saw that I liked, as well as what I didn’t. I present these notes now for your consideration. I’m not going to pretend that this is any sort of a review; I don’t use enough different tablets to be a capable judge. Show More Summary
Andy Ihnatko: But the best features of the HDX are the ones that make it a Kindle. No other tablet — the iPad included — is so keenly tuned o the needs of content consumption. ?
Steven Soderbergh: So what’s wrong with it? George Lazenby, but not for the reasons you might think. I actually like him — a lot — and think he could have made a terrific Bond had he continued (allegedly he decided before the shoot was over he would only play the part once). Show More Summary
After yesterday’s piece on Burger King’s “Big King” ripoff of the Big Mac, a few readers pointed me to this 2010 Burger Commercial. The honesty is refreshing. (How long until Samsung starts running ads like this?) Also: McDonald’s Big Mac is itself copied from Bob’s Big Boy sandwich. ?
Really sad story about one of my boyhood idols. Getting hard to enjoy football knowing what the players are doing to themselves. ?
Mike Hearn: Recently Brandon Downey, a colleague of mine on the Google security team, said (after the usual disclaimers about being personal opinions and not speaking for the firm which I repeat here) - “fuck these guys”: https://plus.google.com/108799184931623330498/posts/SfYy8xbDWGG I...Show More Summary
New Apple support document: In rewriting these applications, some features from iWork ’09 were not available for the initial release. We plan to reintroduce some of these features in the next few releases and will continue to add brand...Show More Summary
Just shameless. For chrissake even the name is a rip-off. If they wanted to do something interesting, they should have tried ripping off the superior quality of a chain like Five Guys or In-N-Out. (Via Farhad Manjoo.) ?
Alex Buono on the making of a very funny SNL short film. Great story. ?
I knew about a few of these (Anthony Dawson, Charles Gray, Maud Adams, Joe Don Baker), but most were news to me. ?
Interesting information, and glad to see Apple publishing it. Looks like they reject many requests for customer information. This bit jumped out to me on the first page: Perhaps most important, our business does not depend on collecting personal data. Show More Summary
Splendid narrative journalism by Casey Newton for The Verge: The immediate concern in the room was a forthcoming bill from Amazon Web Services, which hosts the 400 million photos stored with Everpix; the team estimated the bill would be about $35,000. “Our AWS bill is going to be due on the third. Show More Summary
Damn: It is with a heavy heart we announce that Everpix will be shutting down in the coming weeks. We started this company two years ago with the goals of solving he photo mess and designing better ways for people to enjoy their memories. Show More Summary
Eric Pfanner, reporting for NYT Bits: Acer is the fourth-largest PC maker in the world, but it has been hit hard by a decline in sales of desktop computers as more consumers and businesses turn to tablets and other devices. The company...Show More Summary
Steven Chase and Boyd Erman, reporting for The Globe and Mail: Beijing-based computer manufacturer Lenovo Group Ltd. actively considered a bid for BlackBerry Ltd., but the Canadian government old the smartphone company it would not accept a Chinese takeover because of national security concerns, according to sources familiar with the situation. ?
Wide-ranging interview with Gates by Richard Waters: “Innovation is a good thing. The human condition — put aside bioterrorism and a few footnotes — is improving because of innovation,” he says. But while “technology’s amazing, it doesn’t get...Show More Summary
When you think of an intranet, you think of something that looks… old. And most do because they’re built on old-school technologies like SharePoint. Igloo is designed for easy customization: It’s 100% white-label, so your team (or ours)...Show More Summary
Jake Smith, Pocket-Lint: “We are proud to expand our domestic manufacturing initiative with a new facility in Arizona, creating more than 2,000 jobs in engineering, manufacturing and construction,” Apple told Pocket-lint in a statement. Show More Summary