Apple Upgrade Fail
Dear Apple, I paid big money for my Macbook Pro Retina with “free upgrade” for Mountain Lion. I filled out the form about 36 hours ago, but still no MountainLion upgrade code and not even an email response of any kind. It appears I’m not alone. The Mountain Lion Up-to-Date program was not ready for prime-time. People paying the $20 can download away, but not those who paid...
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Can a $10 Robot Save African Education?
Ten dollars doesn’t get you a lot of parts. Then again, $35 for a computer seemed pretty outrageous not too long ago. The success of that Raspberry Pi Micro-Computer prompted professors Ken Goldberg and Ayorkor Korsah to stage a contest: Design a $10 robot. Conceived as a teaching tool for use in African classrooms, such a low-cost machine could prove to be revolutionary for education in...
Google Starts Shipping Nexus 7 Pre-Orders
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Coding Q&A With Chris Coyier: Code Smell And Type...
Here we are again! Smashing Magazine’s Q&A. In case you haven’t seen it before, this is how it’s done: you send in questions you have about CSS, and at least once a month we’ll pick out the best questions and answer them so that everyone can benefit from the exchange. Your question could be about a very specific problem you are having, or it could be a question about...
Maps Show How the Physical Internet Literally...
Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens called the Internet “a series of tubes.” Sociologically, it’s something more than that, but on a physical level, he’s basically right. Easy as it is to forget, the information that appears on our screen generally travels first through a vast network of fiber-optic cables. But where exactly does it go on its journey? A new set of images...
Viacom and DirecTV take spat to Twitter while...
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are still on vacation but Viacom corporate is channeling their spirits as part of an effort to communicate with frustrated DirecTV subscribers who can’t get their favorite shows. The inability of the programmer and the satellite operator to agree on a […] http://sswi.me/NwhHO6 via @paidcontent
Russian Hacker Rigs Free Apple App Store Purchases
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The “Bible of Psychiatry” Faces Damning...
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Exclusive: HP's $600 million GM services deal at...
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Happy 100th birthday, Woody Guthrie!
Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday is tomorrow, July 13. A folk song is what’s wrong and how to fix it or it could be who’s hungry and where their mouth is or who’s out of work and where the job is or who’s broke and where the money is or who’s carrying a gun and where […] http://sswi.me/N6eFWm via @boingboing
Controlling Your Computer With Your Eyes
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The Swedish Experiment: Spotify Helps Recording...
We’ve mentioned before that Spotify shows how providing consumers what they want can really have a much stronger impact on “piracy” than any enforcement initiative. Both Spotify and The Pirate Bay started in Sweden, and both got tremendous penetration in the Swedish market. But as various studies have shown, infringement of music dropped drastically in Sweden as the service...
Apple rejoins green registry, admits exit was...
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Veho Muvi HD 'NPNG' Edition action camera...
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G-Technology hosts first ever European Creathaton
Drive maker G-Technology is hosting a simultaneous ‘creatathon’ in London and Berlin next week - in a bid to raise money for the Film & Video Workshop http://sswi.me/LVkjq6 via @computerarts
Management Lessons From The London Olympics
The London Olympics are just a couple weeks away. I visited the site recently and expected to find a flurry of last minute, near-panic construction activity. There were a few bored-looking guards stationed around the site at gates, but beyond that—nothing. If I were in charge of this project, I would be on the phone with my contractor right now, leaving an urgent message (or six). At...
5 Obscure Formulas That Rule the World | DISCOVER
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In the mind of the psychopath
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The Future Of Brand Design
Make no mistake; it’s an exciting time to be alive – especially if you happen to make your living as a brand designer. Opportunities for brand designers to bring value to their clients are everywhere – in every culture and… http://sswi.me/LVb2OM via @TheBlakeProject via @TheBlakeProject
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11 Things You Didn’t Know About Facebook Pages
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Wywy wants to sync social TV, and scores $3m to do...
In social TV’s second-screen dream, timing is everything. And German startup wywy has just burst out of stealth mode with an impressive set of tools for keeping broadcasters, advertisers and viewers in sync — as well as control of long-established media monitoring service Idioma. http://sswi.me/NvDIfU via @paidcontent
VIDEO: Facebook adverts value doubted
A BBC investigation suggests companies are wasting large sums of money on adverts to gain “likes” from Facebook members who have no real interest in their products. http://sswi.me/LV6KqG via @bbcnews
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EU set to okay Cisco's $5 billion NDS deal: source
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Digital Jiminy Crickets
As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to distrust Wall Street, a new study finds that a troubling number of financial services professionals would rather bury a moral compass than use one. Twenty-four percent of participants attested that “unethical or illegal behavior could help people in their industry be successful.” Would Main Street be better off if this greed were curtailed by...
Cookie Monster Records Video, Wants You to 'Share...
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Get gadget demos in stores during CEA Demo Days -...
Get gadget demos in stores during CEA Demo Days ConsumerReports.org Shopping online is great, but it’s nice when you can kick the proverbial tires before you buy. With that idea in mind, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)—the organization that puts on the Consumer Electronics Show each year—is presenting its … and more » http://sswi.me/LURVo7 #gadgets
Blogging the Human Genome
No one kept it a secret exactly during her lifetime, but few people knew that Elizabeth Taylor was a mutant. In fact her condition, distichiasis, which usually involves a frameshift mutation near the tip of chromosome 16, helped accent Taylor’s famously lovely eyes with an extra-sexy set of double eyelashes to bat at the cameras. Taylor lucked out, though: In other victims, distichiasis scars the...
3 Ways Successful People Prioritize Their To-Do...
You look at your to-do at the end of the day and—gulp—only the inconsequential tasks are crossed off. That’s mismanaging priorities. Here’s how to get them in order. To be successful, businesses must prioritize their focus. Any growing business has resource constraints: limited people, time, and capital. It is critical that the entrepreneur spend his or her time on the...
Betaworks Acquires Digg (For Significantly More...
Betaworks, the company behind bit.ly, news.me, Chartbeat and a number of other successful products, has acquired the social news site Digg.com for an undisclosed amount. Betaworks’ founder John Borthwick will become the new CEO of Digg. The site’s current CEO Matt Williams will join Andreessen Horowitz as Entrepreneur in Residence after the Betaworks transition is […] http://sswi.me/N5CBZT ...
LG settles LCD price-fixing case
LG Display is to pay $380m (£246m) to settle an LCD price-fixing case in the US, the most paid by any of the 10 companies that have settled. http://sswi.me/LUBQyt via @bbcnews