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Bill Nye launches Kickstarter to fund the LightSail solar spacecraft

Bill Nye launches Kickstarter to fund the LightSail solar spacecraft – May 13, 2015 at 04:30PM

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Fear of Apple

Fear of Apple – March 25, 2015 at 01:19AM

There is an unfortunate climate of fear in the software community today. It is primarily in ephemeral video interviews and podcasts that we get any semblance of coherent criticism and even then it is reticent. Worse than the fact that this criticism is relegated to verbal discussions is that it is later renounced by the very same designers and developers when they are interviewed in the more permanent-seeming medium of the written word. In written interviews, these fair-weather critics go on to reverse their opinions and praise the products of modern minimalist UI design because it is more convenient not to risk questioning powerful industry leaders.
If there is just one article you read this month, let it be this one. Do not skip this.

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Here’s a funny parody video about how Apple made the new MacBook (AAPL)

Here’s a funny parody video about how Apple made the new MacBook (AAPL) – March 12, 2015 at 03:37PM

Apple’s new super-thin MacBook may be the future of laptops, but it’s probably not the best option for most people today due to its lack of ports and weak specs.

A lot of people in the tech world are passing around this parody video about how Apple came up with the new MacBook. It’s so funny it’ll make you cry. Seriously.

SEE ALSO: Apple’s new MacBook may be a bad deal now, but just wait

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February 18, 2015

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In which Rob DenBleyker changes the fields of evolution and cookie expansion.

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Valve’s Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece’s Finance Minister

Valve’s Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece’s Finance Minister – January 27, 2015 at 05:36PM

eldavojohn writes A turnover in the Greek government resulted from recent snap elections placing SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left) in power — just shy of an outright majority by two seats. Atheist, and youngest Prime Minister in Greek history since 1865, Alexis Tsipras has been appointed the new prime minister and begun taking immediate drastic steps against the recent austerity laws put in place by prior administrations. One such step has been to appoint Valve’s economist Yanis Varoufakis to position of Finance Minister of Greece. For the past three years Varoufakis has been working at Steam to analyze and improve the Steam Market but now has the opportunity to improve one of the most troubled economies in the world.

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Opera co-founder releases new browser

Opera co-founder releases new browser – January 27, 2015 at 08:34PM

The co-founder and former CEO of Opera, Jon von Tetzchner, has released a new browser called Vivaldi.
The new browser, which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, is still in its early days, but offers a number of features that loyal Opera users may remember. It sports mouse gestures for browsing and the familiar "speed dial" interface that shows your favorite tabs on the new tab page.
groups Meet Vivaldi, a new browser from the former CEO of OperaVivaldi also has some new tricks up its sleeves. Multiple tabs can be combined into one for easy browsing of related sites. For example, if you were doing research online you could group all the tabs on that topic into one to save space.
The browser is available as a pre-release version right now, and like Opera, it doesn’t actually have its own, unique rendering engine – it’s built on top of Chrome’s Blink. The idea here appears to be to return at least some of the unique Opera features to the browser space, something a number of you may be interested in.

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OS X 10.10.2, iOS 8.1.3 released

OS X 10.10.2, iOS 8.1.3 released – January 27, 2015 at 08:28PM

Apple has updated both of its operating systems today.
Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to the public. This update is meant to fix a number of issues in Yosemite, including an issue that caused Wi-Fi to disconnect.
And iOS wasn’t far behind:
Apple has just released iOS 8.1.3 for iPhone and iPad devices. The over-the-air update has a number of fixes and improvements, including one that should cut down on the amount of storage needed for future software updates.

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