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15 Sep 2010 23:19


Tech: Here’s their hard work: The boys of Diaspora show their stuff

  • There it is guys. Diaspora. The Kickstarter project that led to many thousands of dollars in donations now has a code release. It’s now open-source. It’s not a real release yet (that’s coming in October), but it’s definitely off to a good start. Imagine it as Facebook without any of the ads and extra crap that makes Facebook Facebook. Too early to decide if it’s overhyped yet. source

12 Sep 2010 10:09


Tech: Microsoft dances on the iPhone’s grave a little too early

  • Well, that’s, uh … something. Microsoft’s so excited about launching Windows Phone 7 that they took to the streets in a Thriller dance and held a mock funeral for the iPhone, which we’re pretty sure is in no danger of being nicked by MS. WTF, guys? source

02 Sep 2010 01:30


Tech: New Twitter iPad app blows every other Twitter iPad app away

  • Even though we’ve felt like Twitter’s official iPhone app (formerly Tweetie) has been overrated to some degree, we can’t say the same thing about Twitter’s official iPad app. It’s got this magical ability to be as simple or as complex as you’d like it to be, and that’s really hard to pull off. Layers can hide as necessary as the content requires. Links are done in a way that feels intuitive, and it could even teach Flipboard some things about elegance, which is saying a lot. Let’s just get it out there now: We’re fans. Nice work Atebits. source

31 Aug 2010 21:34


Politics: Glenn Beck’s “The Blaze”: Well, the design is kinda cool

  • Credit where credit’s due: The Blaze, clearly Glenn Beck’s attempt at a Huffington Post-style site, has a design that tops pretty much every site of its kind out there. HuffPo is an exercise in throwing a ton of crap on a single page. The Daily Caller, while it had an engaging pitch at launch, definitely had a by-the-numbers design that looked out of date before it had ever heard of Journolist. The Blaze, while sticking with WordPress, has a downright elegant, photo-heavy, type-focused look. Too bad it’s as adversarial and divisive as Beck can be. source

20 Aug 2010 11:39


Tech: Foursquare isn’t doing too bad considering, y’know, Facebook Places

  • cause Facebook launched its Foursquare-aping “Facebook Places” feature, leading many to claim that the service was going to die soon. Because that’s what Facebook does. They rip off other services.
  • effect Instead, Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley tweeted this: “Just heard from The @HarryH that today was @foursquare’s biggest day ever in terms of new user signups.” Hmm. Interesting. source

28 Jun 2010 09:17


Tech: iPhone sales figures: Apple’s got it, so they’re gonna flaunt it

  • 1.7 million phones sold in just three days – that’s hot source

24 Jun 2010 21:38


Tech: iPhone launch report: A lot of scattered, potentially serious issues

  • Be it yellow residue that hasn’t completely dried or antennas that aren’t working very well, a lot of new iPhones have been having some pretty bad issues at launch. And it’s something that could cause Apple to lose a little of its luster if it proves to be too bad or too serious. Apple’s allowed a rough launch every once in a while. OK? source

09 Feb 2010 14:12


08 Feb 2010 09:49


U.S.: NASA finally managed to launch a space shuttle nearly on time

  • 4:14 a.m. space shuttle Endeavor’s launch time earlier this morning
  • 24 hours the length of time after the original launch time it was delayed source

07 Feb 2010 10:20


U.S.: Obvious: Space shuttle launch delayed by some weather problem

  • So, why do we launch space shuttles out of Florida, anyway? NASA’s Shuttle program may be coming to a close in the near future, but while they’re still happening, they’re keeping up a common trend – a delayed launch. With just 40% of launches happening on time, it’s more common for a ship to be delayed by weather than not. And Florida kinda has a lot of it. Anyway, the Endeavor was delayed again this morning. By what, you say? Clouds. source