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Fixing the Wrong Problem, Once Again

The last week I spent two or three hours looking for the cause of a bug really close to the place where it was actually located – but not close enough. From the exact moment when I opened the bug description in Visual Studio everything pointed me in the right direction – towards a couple lines in ou

The Haunting Story of the Suicidal Blog [INFOGRAPHIC]

Business blogs are cursed.About 173 new blogs are created every day. Less than 20% will go on to grow up, mature and live a meaningful life. In fact, they won't even reach adulthood. They'll die before they reach six. Here's a horrifying...Show More Summary

Glasses Made From Recycled Vinyl Records: Cool Or Hipster?

Vinyl records and unnecessary, overly-large eyeglasses: probably just below coffee shops and typewriters when playing the Hipster Word Association Game. If you’ve ever wanted to combine those two staples, look no further: Vinylize is a company that upcycles old LPs into eyeglasses for the PBR-drinking masses. More »      

Larry Page Transfers Leadership Of Core Google Products, Including Search, Re/Code Reports by @mattsouthern

Re/code reported late Friday evening on a reorganization of Google management. Sources close to the situation tell Re/code that Google CEO Larry Page is transferring leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai. A memo was reportedly sent to Google staff this afternoon informing them of the changes. Show More Summary

New Microsoft Windows 10 Preview Updated, Deeper Dive Given

Before launching a new version of its popular operating system, Microsoft usually gives a preview version for testing by those who participate in its Windows Insider Program. The latest technical update to that Windows 10 preview, which launched about a month ago, was released yesterday. Show More Summary

Hydroceramic Walls Could Cool Buildings By Sweating Like Human Skin

Our reliance on air conditioning, however magical an innovation, has become a serious environmental burden. Which is why researchers in Barcelona designed a material they say can naturally cool rooms by about 5C, using a moisture-absorbing polymer that “sweats” much like our own body. More »      

This Awesome Roadster Should Be The New Batmobile

The new Batmobile for Batman v Superman is cool, but I wish we could go back to something lighter, less militaristic, and a lot cooler. The Vapour GT by Swedish design firm Grey Design is the car that I would like for a new Batman TV series that is more smart detective work and less brainless action. More »      

FlowPaw, the Bear Paw of Electronics Education

If the astonishing success of littleBits is any indication, there’s a huge market for ‘intro to electronics’ products that are much more capable than the classic Radio Shack ‘springs and components stuck to cardboard’ kits or even the very successful littleBits. Show More Summary

T-Mobile USA's John Legere Makes A Claim His Company Can't Fully Back Up

2 hours agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

Today the news broke about AT&T locking the new Apple Universal SIM once a customer activates it. Over Twitter T-Mobile's charismatic and always pugnacious CEO John Legere tweeted: @WaltBTIG iPads bought in Apple Store with apple sim, if activated on @ATT it locks, if @TMobile it doesn't..it stays flexible. Show More Summary

Werewolf zombie wall-trophy

Thinkgeek's Werewolf Zombie Trophy ($35) is made from hand-painted resin and is 5.5"x7.5"x4.5" -- just the thing for showing off your monster-slaying prowess. I mean, anyone can kill a zombie. Or a werewolf. But a werewolf zombie? That's some shootin', Tex.

Video Review: HP ElitePad 1000 G2

I’m a pretty avid fan of Apple products and have iPads since they were first released. I now have a full size iPad and an iPad Mini which I use when I travel and as a Kindle-like device to read books all the time. But iOS while it’s slick isn’t a real, full-power operating system, The post Video Review: HP ElitePad 1000 G2 appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.

Can you detect the amazing stealth animals hiding in all these pictures?

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Can you see it? Hiding in plain sight there are two of the most stealthy creatures in the animal kingdom, almost impossible to detect. Thanks to the wonders of natural selection, these and other animals can avoid most predators and perpetuate their species. See if you can spot them all: Read more...

Cool Websites & Tools – Never Miss Another Tweet, Fix Email Design Issues, & Host Live Conversations On Your Website

Camera51 – automatically detects and analyzes faces, scenes, objects and lines and guides you to the perfect frame in every click. Camera51 invites you to start taking photos like a professional. It uses photography principles used by professional photographers and artists and applies this vast knowledge in a fun and simple interface. Show More Summary

A Look at ETW – Part 1

Over the past few years I’ve returned from technical conferences with a to-do item of “look into ETW.” I’d make this note because at some point during one or more sessions a presenter would say something like “you really should be using ETW.” Unfortunately, I neve

I want to live in the optimistic sci-fi worlds of Nicolas Bouvier

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Nicolas Bouvier aka Sparth—whose latest work is being art director for Halo 5—is getting better all the time. His private work is so optimistic and far away from the usually gritty and dark vision of other authors. And I love the fresh use of geometry in some of his most recent art. Read more...

Creating a Dynamic WPF Menu : Part 1

WPF provides some really nice features allowing us to create dynamic user interfaces. In the next 3 posts I will demonstrate how to create a dynamic menu bar [or tool-bar] that we can add and remove items to at run time. For brevity I have limited the scope to exclude any real styling and have [R

AMD Releases Catalyst 14.9.2 Beta Drivers

As promised earlier this week, AMD has pushed out a new Catalyst beta driver release to go hand-in-hand with this week’s launch of Civilization: Beyond Earth. Though not entirely Civ focused, 14.9.2’s biggest change is that it enables...Show More Summary

Creating a Dynamic WPF Menu : Part 2

In part 1 I introduced the idea of a dynamic menu build using WPF and the hierarchical data template. In this, part 2 I will carry on putting the foundations in place for the menu, and in part 3 I will link everything together. Firstly I shall cover the implementation of the ICommand for the […

Iterate 76: Michael Simmons of Fantastical and HockeyApp

Michael Simmons of Fantastical and HockeyApp joins Seth and Rene to talk about advising on other apps, taking Fantastical to the Today view, the future of HockeyApp, and more! Support Iterate: Use hired.com/iteratepodcast to get a double signing bonus. Show More Summary

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