Archive for October, 2009

  • It’s all green lights and parking places

    Those bloodthirsty pundits, eager for Google to kill something, have fixed upon Google Maps Navigation as the assassin. Nobody has yet declared Droid the slam-dunk iPhone killer, but quite a […]

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  • Quoted: Outbreak of earworm at middle school

    “I literally cried a little bit when I saw this video. … It’s kinda creepy. But … the kids do look damn happy.” — Jonathan Mann, about a video showing a […]

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  • Less noise in Farmville

    Facebook is getting its virtual house in order on two fronts this week, announcing new policies on privacy,  specifically what happens to content from deleted accounts, and on spam from applications. The […]

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  • Off Topic

    Three favorite podcast series (30 minutes or less): Planet Money. Real-world economics,  and the source of the immortal line (Episode 107, at 11 mins.) “I was getting too old. I had […]

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  • The Droid in person

    The reviews of Droid are starting to come in, and, at least on look and feel, the new smartphone seems to justify the buzz. First-day test drivers of the phone […]

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  • Quoted: iDon’t dance on Halloween

    “we have a car battery between our legs lol sucks but worth it” — John Savio of Tampa, Fla., explaining the power source for the 85-pound working iPhone costumes he […]

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  • Phishing with both barrels

    Big phishing attacks this week on both Twitter and Facebook are part of a surge the past few months: IBM’s security-threat monitor X-Force says such attacks jumped 200 percent from May […]

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  • Off Topic

     The worst Beatles cover ever;  the priority list for admission into heaven (“Busker? Stand over there and don’t sing“); and, adding to the menu of yesterday’s Dead Tauntaun Cake and Tuesday’s Bloody […]

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  • A note from the new job

    Sounds like Kris is off and running on his new job at Stanford:

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  • Attack of the killer Droid?

    If the new Droid phone isn’t announced today (update: and there it is!). Google has at least done a good job of dropping enough hints to encourage pants-wetting anticipation in the […]

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