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Posts from November, 2012

Report: Steve Ballmer Fired Steven Sinofsky

Nov 20

185t3sbzzl5fljpgWhen Steven Sinofsky’s departure from Microsoft came out, it was framed by Microsoft in a way that implied he might have just left, or that that was at least a possibility. Now, ExtremeTech is reporting that was not the case; Sinofsky was straight-up fired by Ballmer. While the report indicates that former heir apparent Sinofsky […]

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Windows 98 Solitaire Deck Immortalises Our Most Important Pre-Internet Distraction

Nov 20

185t55fvt1xw6jpgIs around £13 too much for a deck of playing cards styled to look exactly like the pixelated designs in Windows 98 Solitaire? Not a chance. As their creator Evan Roth points out, before the internet Solitaire was the only real distraction an office drone could rely on. So why not give it the respect and immortalisation […]

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Apple Just Can’t Keep iCloud In the Air

Nov 20

185tay7cbttgijpgToday, iTunes Match went down. Yesterday, it was iMessage and FaceTime. Since launching iCloud to the public on October 12th, 2011, Apple just hasn’t been able to keep its cloud-based services airborne. Sure, the most basic iCloud plan is free, but iTunes Match costs $25 a year. As a replacement for the MobileMe catastrophe, iCloud […]

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Watch This Wedding Photographer’s Hair Catching On Fire (Because Apparently It’s Fun)

Nov 20

Screen Shot 2012-11-19 at 18.58.03Photographer Jacki Bruniquel’s hair got too close to a candle and caught fire while shooting Murray and Emma Burton’s wedding ceremony. Thankfully, one of the groomsmen quickly ran after her to extinguish the flames and everyone started to laugh. Because, let’s admit it, people burning is fun. At least in South Africa. The moral of […]

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Israeli Drone Crashes in Gaza

Nov 20

Screen Shot 2012-11-19 at 18.55.22It happens to everyone, Israel, don’t worry—one of the IDF’s drones was either shot down or malfunctioned above Gaza. Now Hamas has it. The video doesn’t tell much (talk to us below if you can understand Arabic!), but we do know that it’s almost certainly an Israeli drone, despite the country’s denial. Contrary to #Hamas […]

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This View Down the World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Will Give You Vertigo

Nov 20

185sg4idt5t7bjpgYou’re peering down the main supporting tower of Siemens’ latest offshore wind turbine—which just happens to be the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world. Each of its blades are 75 metres long—that’s the same size as the wings that allow the massive Airbus 380 to fly—while the structure itself stands 197 meters tall, […]

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Why Facebook Is Like TV

Nov 20

185sirloeaugmjpgLet’s talk Facebook. First, I’m not recommending to any of my companies that we leave Facebook. I am recommending that we de-emphasise pushing consumers or partners to like us on FB and focus on building up our followings across all existing social media platforms and to evaluate those that we feel can grow a material […]

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John McAfee Started a Blog About John McAfee

Nov 20

185stkcqe4g1hpngCan’t get enough of the wild saga of murder suspect and anti-virus pioneer John McAfee? Great, because he just started a blog about his fugitive life on the lam in Belize. Bless you, internet. The blog is called the Hinterland, the same name of an upcoming graphic novel about McAfee by Chad Essley. It’s just […]

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The Most Unpopular Apple Employee in the World

Nov 20

185su16h4xgpmjpgI would have loved to have listened in on this job interview. I’m sure Mr. Sung has to take a lot of crap from wiseass Canadian Apple shoppers just because of a patent war between two companies over which he has no control. And I admire him for that. But you have to wonder—why not […]

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The Kindle Turns 5 Today, and It’s Come a Ridiculously Long Way

Nov 20

185stmpkxugmcjpgToday the Kindle turns five and it’s come a long, long way in that past half-decade. In case you don’t remember, in 2007 the first generation Kindle had a 800 x 600 screen, 250 MB internal memory, and was the only model to ever have a microSD slot. And it launched for the low, low […]

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