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March 29, 2012

LG unveils flexible plastic e-paper display

Photo: Engadget


Go version 1 is released

Today marks a major milestone in the development of the Go programming language. We’re announcing Go version 1, or Go 1 for short, which defines a language and a set of core libraries to provide a stable foundation for creating reliable products, projects, and publications.

March 28, 2012

How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Mac

The weather’s turning warmer in our neck of the woods, which means it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. While you’re emptying your closets, decluttering, and getting rid of the bloat in your life, why not do the same for your Mac? Here are some simple, easy to follow tips to give your trusted Mac a little spring cleaning of its own.

Clean It OutTame Your Cable ClutterGet Up to DateUninstall Unnecessary AppsReclaim Hard Drive SpaceDo Some Maintenance and Optimize Your SystemBack Up Your Refreshed Mac

Read on LifeHacker

March 26, 2012

A new kind of summer job: open source coding with Google Summer of Code

It’s only Spring Break for most college students, but summer vacation will be here before you know it. Instead of getting stuck babysitting your little sister or mowing your neighbor’s lawn, apply for Google Summer of Code and spend the summer of 2012 earning money writing code for open source projects.


US Army debuts app marketplace prototype: iOS first, Android coming soon



Coding Horror: What You Can’t See You Can’t Get

I suppose What You See Is What You Get has its place, but as an OCD addled programmer, I have a problem with WYSIWYG as a one size fits all solution. Whether it’s invisible white space, or invisible formatting tags, it’s been my experience that forcing people to work with invisible things they cannot directly control … inevitably backfiresA lot.
I have a distinctly Ghostbusters attitude to this problem.


March 22, 2012

Google’s New Spell Check Is Crazy Awesome

… The updated spell checking bakes in the power of Google’s “Did you mean” technology, meaning that instead of relying on a static dictionary, it uses the context of your word alongside Google’s powerful “Did you mean” database to learn new words, offer spelling suggestions based on context rather than just similarity, and that it can even catch typos when the misspelled word is just the wrong dictionary word. (more…)

March 12, 2012

Homeless people at SXSW turned into 4G hotspots

Advertising agency BBH has launched an initiative at South by Southwest that gives out 4G hotspots to homeless people along with a t-shirt that says “I am a 4G hotspot”.

The idea is that you pay the homeless person a small fee in return for being able to sit near them and access your email. The initiative builds on the idea of street newspapers, which are print publications created and sold by homeless people. However, these publications — like other newspapers — are also suffering at the hands of digital media. (more…)

Microsoft demos vocal translator at TechFest 2012, uses your own dulcet tones


March 9, 2012

Curating the World of Educational Apps

The app bank has compiled an impressive selection of 40,000 educational apps. In addition, the TBR eLearning Initiative has developed a roster of volunteers who connect educators with the app world, and assist them in identifying apps for teaching, learning, workforce, and professional development.


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