Archive | July, 2012
PC vs Mac vs Linux Operating System Development Cycle

From OS Rumors to Release: The Development Cycle (comic)

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Ever notice how people react to the development cycle of an operating system — whether it’s Windows, Linux or the latest Apple OS? First there are the rumors, then the outpouring of thoughts around the beta and, finally, reaction to the release.  Nathan Wright and I illustrate the different reactions we see around those three […]
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LastPass: Secure and Optimize Passwords across Services and Users (freeware)

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How to get around problems like the giant Yahoo hack from last week. Our freeware pick today is LastPass. And it's FREE.
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Traveling with Google Now (review)

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Google Now is one of the key features in Jelly Bean. Shane Brady gives his review after a recent trip to Las Vegas.
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Ten Nutty Patents: Cat Laser Tag? USPTO Please!

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LOL. I just ran what I hope you will find a bizarre and pretty fascinating slideshow of the wildest and most bizarre active patents — these are patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The whole story is at Computerworld.com. A great slideshow. The first slide is here. I’m pretty proud of the […]
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Larry Press: Cheap cords, no cord cutting, no problemo

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Living in the US, we can lose perspective, assuming that things are the same in other places as here. I am a cord cutter, but, if I lived in Riga or Paris or many other cities I would not have cut the cord. Instead, I would be a “triple play” subscriber, receiving television, telephone and […]
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July 21, 1969: Historic NASA Restored Moonwalk Videos

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Fully-restored and partially restored videos documenting the July 21, 1969 Apollo 11 lunar landing with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Check it out.
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Gina Smith: What’s Wrong with the U.S. Patent System?

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Thought I’d share my most recent investigative story on the patent system — part two of a deep dive into the patent wars, trolls and other tech patent issues. It ran this week in Computerworld. Thanks Johanna for amazing editing and Scot for making the connection. What a blast. Part one — showing that Apple, […]
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Trey Ratcliff: Daily Pic, July 21, 2012

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It’s our featured world photographer +Trey Ratcliff. Photo credit: +Trey Ratcliff Trey writes: I thought this sphere was so unusual when I saw it the first time. There’s a radar under there, but the design of the housing is pretty cool and modern… And it sits in the middle of an awesome adults-only swimming pool […]
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Comic-Con 2012: Compilation Video

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BrightSideofNews shared this Comic-Con 2012 compilation video today. Nice work. Makes you feel you were there. In case you weren’t.
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Apollo 11 Moon Landing on July 20, 1969: The Lift Off Video

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July 20, 2012, marks 43 years exactly since Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin landed on the moon. It was the historic NASA Apollo 11 moon landing. After some hours on the surface,  Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon the next day — on July 21, 1969. Aldrin followed as the […]
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LastPass: Simple, Secure, Powerful Password Management (Freeware Friday)

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Now more than ever, proper password management is vital. LastPass is a straightforward, free solution I really like. The appeal of LastPass is its ease of use and ability to generate random secure passwords. A quick download and install and LastPass walks you through setting up an account and securing your passwords. When setting up a new account on a […]
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jintronix in action

Jintronix: Medical Science Meets Video Games

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Just when I thought video games couldn’t possibly become any more interesting, I read a story that showed me so much more is possible today with the technology available in the gaming space. Jintronix is that example of  how motion-based gaming technology can assist medical science. So, what is Jintronix? Jintronix is actually a small software startup […]
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Windows 8: What 50 IT Pros Really Think : anewdomain.net google+ survey

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The following ran in Techrepublic today — my story on Win 8 and its apparent lack of attraction for most CTOs and tech pros I surveyed. You never know . Fascinating, Spock would say. Wouldn’t he. We have a call into Microsoft. Windows 8 in the Enterprise: Why IT pros say no By Gina Smith July […]
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It’s 1977: How Would You Caption This Apple II Ad? reader challenge

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Tell us what copy would go with this 1977 Apple II ad. Winner gets a bylined piece and street cred as a starting tech journalist running material at aNewDomain.net.
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Ant Pruitt: Where Are You Now? Västerås, Sweden

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The sky is blue in Sweden. For a change! In today's Where Are You Now feature, our Ant Pruitt gives smartphone contest photographer Annika Bergström of Sweden the winning nod.
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Marissa Mayer: Yahoo CEO in Real Life, Still at Google on Facebook, LinkedIn

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Marissa Mayer, the new Yahoo CEO as of July 17, 2012, was just posting to Facebook a day into her new job. But she hasn't updated her job title on LinkedIn or Facebook yet. Someone needs to alert Yahoo marketing.
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Infographic: All 786 Known Planets Drawn to Scale

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Every now and again I see an infographic that I absolutely must share. This is one. It’s all 786 known planets — exoplanets and all — drawn to scale. A permanent link to this image is here. The infographic bar is officially raised.
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Apple User Experience, New Yahoo CEO: Yet Another Tech Show, Episode 17

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There's a new CEO at Yahoo! and the Apple user experience isn't what it's cracked up to be. It's Yet Another Tech Show!
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Galaxy S III One Week Later, Motorola Atrix HD: Attack of the Androids, Episode 44

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:15:19 — 34.6MB) The Attack of the Androids panel is back to discuss the latest on the Android front. This includes the announcement of Motorola’s Atrix HD. Seth Heringer shares his thoughts about owning the Samsung Galaxy S III one week later. And, as usual, we share […]
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Meet David Blumenstein: Senior Commentator at aNewDomain.net

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Based in New York and London, David Blumenstein is a vet tech writer with an extraordinary range of reporting experience across a wide span of topics. But he tells us his tech passions date back to Stuyvesant High School and his introduction to the Darpanet Internet early project days circa 1979. Not content with letting […]
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