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Quoted: on Dronestagram’s empathy goal

"History, like space, is co-produced by us and our technologies. Those technologies include satellite mapping, social photo sharing from handheld devices, and fleets of flying death robots. We should engage with them at every level. ... We have gotten better Read More →

Off topic: Dying, loving, semi-emotional punctuation, Sean Penn letter

From being wiped out by an asteroid to choking, odds of dying in the U.S., charted. On owl monkeys and the evolution of love. Do we need a new punctuation mark that falls between a period Read More →

Congressman Mike Honda wants to snag one of President Barack Obama’s manufacturing hubs

OK, so Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't take my advice and use his State of the Union visit to Washington to announced the location of Apple's U.S.-based Mac factory. I was listening. Crickets. Silicon Valley Congressman Mike Honda, however, heard Read More →

eBay to hire 450 employees in Ireland

It may be Valentine's Day, but eBay is already feeling a bit o' Irish luck. The San Jose-based Internet shopping site announced Thursday it is expanding operations in Ireland, another sign that the company is moving full speed to dominate retail markets Read More →

Silicon Valley companies say Happy Valentine’s Day!

Silicon Valley giants and other tech companies have been bitten by the love bug -- or at least a marketing version of it. The companies have taken to Twitter to wish all a happy Valentine's Day. EBay posted a picture of a Read More →

Has HP forsaken webOS? Report says it’s working on Android tablet

Is this finally the end of Palm's webOS, which has seemed to be on a path to a slow and agonizing death? An upcoming tablet from HP will use Android and be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 Read More →

Love all around: Geeks and gadget lust, online dating, romantic bike ride, Big Data

Love is in the air — and the bandwidth: • Ever go to a restaurant and see couples who can't seem to keep their hands off... their phones? A husband and wife who are devoted to social media and each other Read More →

Quoted: Elon Musk goes to Tesla Model S logs in fight against New York Times article

"We were played for a fool and as a result, let down the cause of electric vehicles. For that, I am deeply sorry." — Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, in a blog post that disputes a recent account Read More →

Off topic: Country shapes, sea slugs and sexual healing, anatomical names, Canadians and zombies

Strange Maps examines countries' shapes and what that might have to do with their economies. (via kottke) Sea slugs and their disposable penises. Speaking of anatomy, parts of the body named after people. And Read More →

Display expert: Apple’s Cook is right, OLED screens are awful

When it comes to judging the quality of OLED screens, display expert Ray Soneira has Tim Cook's back. Read More →
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