today’s high-end cars (meaning, the low-end cars five to 10 years from now) have...– Blog: Cloud and The Death of the Sysadmin - system administrators, storage, servers, data centre, cloud - Computerworld (via interestingsnippets)
Publishing a PDF of somebody else’s work is the exact opposite of fair use:...– David Carr (via soupsoup)
Welcome .xxx to the Internet
nerdology: ICANN, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers, which is responsible for overseeing the creation and distribution of web addresses, finally gave the go-ahead for the special .xxx domain name at a meeting in Brussels. Created for the pornography industry .xxx will be like any other domain; voluntary. Though it is expected that many sites will migrate, or have alias...
Internet Is People: July 14th: Women in...
mknell: Have you got your ticket yet? If not, buy one here! Follow us on Tumblr for more updates! In case you missed it: Wanted to invite you all to our first Internet Is People (internetispeople.com) panel event which will take place on July 14 starting at 6pm. We’re calling it “Women in Enterpreneurship”, and we’ve invited a panelist of female enterpreneurs to tell their stories about how...
I do hope future employers never google my name.
Targeting various iOS devices with media queries →
miguelmota: Jesse Dodds with an awesome tip for iPhone web devs: You can use the media attribute on webclip icons to specify different resolution icons (like for the Retina display): <link rel="apple-touch-icon-precomposed" media="screen and (resolution: 326dpi)" href="/iOS-114.png" />
This story makes me think of that scene in "Almost... →
Can a cooing robot get couples to reproduce? Japan’s researchers hope so.
Swype Reinvents Typing on Touch-Screen Phones →
infoneer-pulse: Swype’s software detects where a finger pauses and changes direction as it traces out the pattern of a word. The movements do not have to be precise because the software calculates which words a user is most likely trying to spell. Capitalization and double letters can be indicated with a pause or squiggle, while spacing and punctuation are automatic. Mr. Kushler, who is chief...
Digital Repositories Foment a Quiet Revolution in... →
infoneer-pulse: At the age of 92, Robert Katz is enjoying an unexpected scholarly renaissance. The emeritus professor of physics retired from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln 22 years ago. Lately, thanks to the university’s institutional repository, called the UNL Digital Commons after the software that runs it, people all over the world have been finding and downloading papers Mr. Katz...
Gmail Redesigns the Contact Cards →
mashable: In the last couple of weeks, Google has been adding tiny improvements to Gmail; two recent ones were Google Maps previews and a redesigned chat window. Now, it redesigned the Gmail contact cards, which show up when you move the mouse over a contact in Gmail. They still contain an image of the contact, their email, and links for quick emailing, chat, and video chat (together with...
Technology Review: Flexible Touch Screen Made with... →
techspotlight: Graphene, a sheet of carbon just one atom thick, has spectacular strength, flexibility, transparency, and electrical conductivity. Spurred on by its potential for application in new devices like touch screens and solar cells, researchers have been toying with ways to make large sheets of pure graphene, for example by shaving off atom-thin flakes and chemically dissolving chunks of...
It’s Official: AOL Sells Bebo to Criterion Capital... →
mashable: Yesterday we broke the news that AOL had sold social network Bebo, later confirming from sources that the buyer is hedge fund Criterion Capital Partners. AOL officially revealed…