New Redesigned 13 And 15-Inch MacBook Air Models To Debut At WWDC 2016 | Redmond Pie
New Redesigned 13 And 15-Inch MacBook Air Models To Debut At WWDC 2016 | Redmond Pie Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), which is held annually in San Francisco, California, always manages to bring a whole heap of new goodies. The opening keynote of the conference historically has a particular tone to it with Steve Jobs, and now Tim Cook, choosing to focus on core elements of the business and how it’s performing. According a number of new reports, WWDC 2016 could also see a revamped MacBook Air introduced that would eventually find itself on physical and digital shelves during the third quarter of 2016.
Well, I guess that means I don't have to go to WWDC.
How Microsoft Spent $91 Billion in 12 Months | Fox Business
How Microsoft Spent $91 Billion in 12 Months | Fox Business Microsoft's fortunes may be ebbing, but it still generates a ridiculous amount of money. Over the last 12 months, it earned $91 billion in revenue, ranking 26th among S&P 500 companies. What does the 40-year-old company do with all this money? The slideshow below provides an answer.
It ain't over until the fat lady sings.
Labels: apple vs. microsoft
My coworkers made me use Mac OS 9 for their (and your) amusement | Ars Technica
My coworkers made me use Mac OS 9 for their (and your) amusement | Ars Technica For about $75, I was able to pick up an 800MHz model with 512MB of RAM and a 40GB hard drive. It worked but included a non-working battery, no power adapter, and a wonky power jack. For $8.86, I picked up a new power jack (happily, it was separate from the main logic board in those days), and another $15 got me a used genuine Apple adapter (third-party substitutes are widely available for a few dollars less, but I am terrified of cheap off-brand chargers). That brought my total to a little under $100.
Adventures in old-timey usage of one of the very best laptops ever made. Mine still works perfectly, although it boots in to Jaguar, not OS9.
Labels: vintage mac
The making of Raspberry Pi Zero - The Magpi MagazineThe Magpi Magazine
The making of Raspberry Pi Zero - The Magpi MagazineThe Magpi Magazine The MagPi talks to Eben Upton and Mike Stimson about why the Raspberry Pi Zero exists, and how it was made
The very disruptive technology with a safe, cute name.
Labels: raspberry pi, the internet of pocket fuzz
Teardown reveals Apple Smart Keyboard is not repairable -- but super durable | Cult of Mac
Teardown reveals Apple Smart Keyboard is not repairable -- but super durable | Cult of Mac The new teardown from iFixit reveals how Apple made the Keyboard/Smart Cover super durable by encapsulating the entire product in some high tech fabric that should make it last much longer than a normal keyboard, which is good because it is also impossible to repair.
Hopefully it's like a Titanium PowerBook and will last forever.
Labels: steve jobs
Lumia 950 review: Windows Phone finally has a new flagship—will anyone care? | Ars Technica
Lumia 950 review: Windows Phone finally has a new flagship—will anyone care? | Ars Technica This is the kind of thing that would probably matter more if there were an abundance of games for the platform; something that might equally provide the impetus to make the drivers better. As it is, I don't know if it's ever a problem. There wasn't anything I did on the phone that showed off this weak 3D performance, but these metrics are certainly not what I'd hope to see.
Don't look at the bench. Don't look at the bench.
Labels: iOS vs. Android vs. Windows
Former NASA official: NASA must shed “socialist” approach to space exploration | Ars Technica
Former NASA official: NASA must shed “socialist” approach to space exploration | Ars Technica At the same time, Musk has said repeatedly that his ultimate aim with SpaceX is to land humans—perhaps even himself—on Mars. NASA also has a program to land humans on Mars. And just as NASA is building a heavy lift rocket to begin to accomplish this, so is SpaceX. Only its Falcon Heavy rocket will likely cost about one-tenth as much to launch as NASA’s Space Launch System; it will begin flying two years sooner as well.
That's a lot of cheese they got from mining the moon.
Labels: NASA, spacex
First look: DJI Osmo 4K steadicam with iPhone connectivity & control
First look: DJI Osmo 4K steadicam with iPhone connectivity & control DJI has begun shipping its anticipated 4K steadicam dubbed Osmo, featuring a three-axis stabilizer and dedicated iPhone clamp, allowing for super-smooth high-resolution footage in a compact and convenient package.
Pretty sure STEADICAM is a trademark. As neat as the Osmo is, it's not a steadicam
At NeXT, Steve Jobs was "obsessed" with returning to Apple
At NeXT, Steve Jobs was "obsessed" with returning to Apple Jurvetson then went on to say he thought Jobs was nuts for thinking the company that fired him would ever buy NeXT and bring him back. But, of course, that’s exactly what happened.
Even if he didn't design the Apple I or ][, he had a special somethin-something.
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