Defend the Open Web: Keep DRM Out of W3C Standards

27 March 2013

The EFF is on the right side of this one, if there was any doubt: All too often, technology companies have raced against each other to build restrictive tangleware that suits Hollywood’s whims, selling out their users in the process. But open Web standards are an antidote to that dynamic, and it would be a […]

DuckTales Remastered announced by Capcom

22 March 2013

DuckTales Remastered is in development at WayForward Technologies, Capcom announced today during its “World of Capcom” panel at PAX East 2013. It will launch this summer for $14.99 on PlayStation Network, 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Arcade and $15 on the Wii U eShop. DuckTales is a beloved NES game from an era when […]

Pure Folly, Miss Poly(gon)

20 March 2013

Games journalism, punk rock, and SimCity: It seems like people—for some reason—were waiting on Polygon to call the industry out on its crap. Polygon, that Microsoft-sponsored, humourless, 70s prog rock supergroup of games journalism. Expecting any kind of populist uproar from Polygon is like expecting One Direction to vilify the X Factor culture that spawned […]

JavaScript Garden

15 March 2013

JavaScript Garden is a growing collection of documentation about the most quirky parts of the JavaScript programming language. It gives advice to avoid common mistakes and subtle bugs, as well as performance issues and bad practices, that non-expert JavaScript programmers may encounter on their endeavours into the depths of the language. This has been an […]

Marco Arment on Google Reader Shutting Down July 1st

13 March 2013

Marco sez: Now, we’ll be forced to fill the hole that Reader will leave behind, and there’s no immediately obvious alternative. We’re finally likely to see substantial innovation and competition in RSS desktop apps and sync platforms for the first time in almost a decade. It may suck in the interim before great alternatives mature […]

“Perfect” iTunes EQ Setting Revised

11 March 2013

A revised version of of the Merlin Mann / Mac OS X Hints classic: I’ve changed the layout so that the highest setting sits on 0, instead of boosting frequencies. This leads to a more even sound and less distortion of the high end. Everyone’s ears a little different, so your mileage may vary. Experimentation […]

Fix The DMCA

06 March 2013

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is broken, is stifling innovation, and is giving entrenched businesses an unfair advantage over new ones. Let’s fix it.

The Problem With “Warby Parker for X”

05 March 2013

Jamie Quint: Direct to consumer online-only retail is not disruptive because its online. Do not mistake good marketing for a new and innovative business model. Warby Parker was a special case driven by very interesting market dynamics that don’t apply to the other companies in the space. Let’s dive in and take a look. and […]

lunr.js

04 March 2013

A response to so many new frameworks keeping much of their data on the client-side: Lunr.js is a small, full-text search library for use in the browser. It indexes JSON documents and provides a simple search interface for retrieving documents that best match text queries.

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