January, 2013

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A ballsy stunt for someone to pull off in China

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Respect!

Canned air for sale to combat smog in China
If there’s a need, a Chinese entrepreneur will find a way.

Samsung Galaxy +Nexus GPS location services #FAIL  while playing +Ingress this…

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Samsung Galaxy +Nexus GPS location services #FAIL  while playing +Ingress this morning.

Seriously, WTF Google…

An amazing, sad but also inspiring story

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
(Thanks for the link, +Ken Shahoian.)

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II
Articles from the Smithsonian Institution’s award-winning, monthly general interest magazine, plus exclusive Web articles, videos, blogs, photographs and more.

Woohoo, +Google Play store shipped my +Nexus 4 this morning!

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Woohoo, +Google Play store shipped my +Nexus 4 this morning!

So when they said "1-2 weeks" it was actually "1-2 days"… Well, better to under-promise and over-deliver than the other way around.

Good timing, too. I was just about ready to throw my +Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the trash this morning while playing +Ingress. GPS positioning was insanely terrible–off by 50-60 metres or more. And crashing and rebooting twice also didn't endear me to it, either.

My new oscilloscope arrived today and I put it to work right away

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Can any of my car-geek friends (no PDC'ers!) identify what this is? #oppo+

LOL! Best episode yet!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

I guess they'd finally had enough of the "RIM jobs" jokes…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
I guess they'd finally had enough of the "RIM jobs" jokes…

Research In Motion rebrands itself as BlackBerry
At today’s BlackBerry 10 event, CEO Thorsten Heins announced that his company will no longer be known as Research In Motion. As of today, RIM is being rebranded as BlackBerry. “We have reinvented…

+Newegg, I salute you! (Patent trolls must die!)

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
+Newegg, I salute you! (Patent trolls must die!)

My favourite quote, courtesy of Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng:
"Then they pop up and say, 'Hello, surprise! Give us your money or we will shut you down!' Screw them. Seriously, screw them. You can quote me on that."

How Newegg crushed the “shopping cart” patent and saved online retail
It’s game over for a patent troll that sued nearly 50 big retailers.

I heard on the news this morning that DPRK (North Korea) is now mapped on Google…

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
I heard on the news this morning that DPRK (North Korea) is now mapped on Google Maps.

Sure enough, hilarity has ensued.

Maybe we can lampoon/embarrass DPRK into more openness?

People Are Now Reviewing North Korean Gulags On Google Maps
“Best gulag in town. Very accessible and great accommodation!” People are using North Korea’s Google Maps listings to rate and review various concentration camps throughout the country.

Huzzah, version 1.20 of +Ingress adds the "don't spam me" option!

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Huzzah, version 1.20 of +Ingress adds the "don't spam me" option!