HP to Keep PC Division

27 October 2011

New CEO Meg Whitman makes her first good move. It’s heartening to HP realize that its hardware division has not only an important history but a future, however it is saddening that this vision does not apply to webOS.

Andy Baio’s First Article for Wired Epicenter

25 October 2011

The beginning of a weekly must-read. Andy is good people, a good writer, and sharp as a tack: On Wednesday, Google retired a longer-standing “plus”: the + operator, a standard bit of syntax used to force words and phrases to appear in search results. The operator was part of Google since its launch in 1997 […]

How to bring good design to a platform

20 October 2011

Marco Arment is, once again, on point. One of the largest problems with Android is the same problem Windows has had since its launch: The lack of attention to detail, nuance, and usability focus in the built-in applications and OS make developers feel like they can be lazy. Based on my experience with the Android […]

CSS Shaders

11 October 2011

Adobe’s John Nack: So, yeah: Adobe’s using Flash-derived technology to make HTML5 more competitive with Flash. Crazy, right? Not at all: this increases your ability to present visually rich experiences, and that increases Adobe’s ability to sell you tools for creating those experiences.  The different playback technologies are just means to those ends. Working with […]

Ghostery

04 October 2011

A browser plug-in that automatically blocks covert ad trackers, tracking pixels and other hop-ons.

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