Apple was roundly criticized when the new Apple Maps app debuted with a few problems. Daniel Eran Dilger points out that Google has a similar problem.
Nearly a year after Apple introduced its own Maps service in iOS 6 with Flyover 3D satellite views, Google is expanding its own online Maps to support... Read More »
Tia Ghose, LiveScience on a vision test which can predict IQ:
The test asked users to spot the direction of motion on a series of black-and-white stripes on a screen. Sometimes, the lines formed inside a small central circle, and other times, they were large stripes that took up the entire screen.... Read More »
From Chris Gayomali in The Week comes news that we are not as good as we think we are.
Scientific American reports that a new study finds that "most of us think that we are better than we actually are — not just physically, but in every way."
How so? Research.
Participants were shown a cluster... Read More »
CEO Tim Cook in AllThingsD:
We’re investing $100 million to build a Mac product line here in the U.S. The product will be assembled in Texas, include components made in Illinois and Florida, and rely on equipment produced in Kentucky and Michigan.
Apple will not do the manufacturing itself.... Read More »
From MarketWatch, 12 pages of ads to see 10 truly made-in-America cars.
Spoiler Alert! These are tied for #1 and #2:
Ford F-Series Truck
... Read More »
The Yahoo! headline linking to the Daily Beast article about 'How Hope and Change Gave Way to Spying on the Press.' My thoughts?
Fox News is in more danger of reporting truth and facts than being shut down by the government.... Read More »
After Yahoo! announced the purchase of micro-blogger Tumblr, WordPress saw a spike in imports to WP from Tumblr. Matt Mullenweg's blog:
The relationship between WordPress and Tumblr has always been pretty friendly: Tumblr’s own blog used to be on WP, WordPress.com supports Tumblr as a Publicize... Read More »
From Nigam Arora in Forbes (a name you can trust to say untrue things about Apple):
It appears that Samsung is getting ready to leave Apple Retina displays in the dust.
Samsung plans to show off a 13.3 inch display with a resolution of 3200 x 1800. This is in contrast to 2560 x 1600 resolution... Read More »
Great story in The Atlantic by Alexis C. Madrigal about how Intel's CEO Paul Otellini passed on an opportunity to provide CPUs for Apple's iPhone. A few tidbits:
Intel generated more revenue during his eight-year tenure as CEO than it did during the rest of the company's 45-year history.
Under... Read More »
From one of my favorite photography sites, DPReview, and a list of apps that edit photos that are also not Photoshop.
None of these applications is a true one-to-one 'replacement' for Photoshop CS6, particularly if you're a graphic designer or video professional. But for the rest of us - people that... Read More »
Clara Moskowitz in LiveScience on the 5 Greatest Scientific Blunders that turned out to be genius.
Darwin's notion of heredity
Kelvin's Earth age estimate
Pauling's triple helix
Hoyle's Big Bang
Einstein's cosmological constant
You still have to read the article to... Read More »
David Koenig from AP on American Airlines new favorite passenger.
People carrying just a personal item that fits under the seat — no rolling suitcases — will be allowed to board before most other passengers.
American said that the change will speed up the boarding process and allow... Read More »
Craig Rosen has the scoop on Paul McCartney's statement that Yoko Ono was not the cause of the Beatle's breakup. Ono:
He was very sweet to say that, and he probably needed closure to say that. That's why he couldn't say that until now. He knew me--we knew each other for 30, 40 years or something--but... Read More »
Buster Heine on Siri's new sense of humor.
Siri’s never been a great comedian, and whoever was put in charge of making Siri more witty and conversational is just making her look more dorky. Now whenever you ask Siri to tell you a joke, she replies with, “Get Siri-ous. Ha ha!” The joke is bad... Read More »
From Stephen Shankland at CNET:
Objections to the subscriptions plan focus chiefly on higher fees for those who don't upgrade often. Another problem is that customers won't be able to do anything with their files unless they pay the subscription fee.
Creative Suite 6 is still available for purchase,... Read More »
Regarding the Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia feud, Tiger says the course marshals gave him the OK to play. Marshal Gary Anderson on ESPN:
He didn't ask us nothing. We didn't say nothing. We're told not to talk to the players.
Chief marshal John North:
Nothing was said to us and we certainly said... Read More »
France is at it again. Never one to turn the other cheek to a new tax to fund culture, President Francois Hollande could force a new tax on Apple and Google. From Reuters:
The proposed tax would mirror fees already paid by television users, TV and radio broadcasters and Internet service providers... Read More »
If your 4G LTE connection is just poky, there's more speed on the horizon thanks to Samsung.
Under the new platform, users can download and upload data at speeds of up to tens of gigabits per second, compared to 75 megabits per second (Mbps) posted by the fourth-generation long-term evolution (LTE)... Read More »
In our never ending quest to pigeonhole ourselves, we've invented a new demographic. From Jamie Dunham comes PANKs.
On Mother’s Day, I thought it would be important to salute those amazing women who are influential in the lives of their nieces and nephews but have not given birth to a child. I... Read More »