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No filter: Why I dumped digital pictures for Instax on vacation

Brian Lam on starting over and the intersection of passion and practicality

gigaom.com
For anyone trudging through another day at the office and deferring your quest for your dream job, may we present Brian Lam. After 5 years of running editorial at gadget behemoth Gizmodo, Lam was tired of writing up technology news that he felt just didn’t matter. So he left and...
Brian Lam on starting over and the intersection of passion and practicality
A trip to Aquarius, the last permanent undersea research base
Dylan’s Desk: Free your mind, and your tech will follow
My review of the new iPad Reviews. How Meta!
Aquarius, the last underwater research base, will slumber through a funding crisis
What The Wirecutter tells us about the newfound power of affiliate links

7 stories to read this weekend

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What a week! Most of the world was obsessing over the mother of all IPOs — Facebook. So no surprise, I had to include some good writing on the subject. Of course, I have already started looking beyond the social internet and got some good pointers for that. NowStreet Journal...
7 stories to read this weekend

★ Where in the World Is Jesus Diaz?

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Speaking of the stolen iPhone prototype saga, an anonymous tipster emailed me this week claiming that Gizmodo editor Jesus Diaz left the United States and is now in his home country of Spain — and that he decided to leave after California police acted on the warrant against his Gizmodo...
★ Where in the World Is Jesus Diaz?

Gadget Of The Week: The Omega J8006 Juicer

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In this first installment of Gadget Of The Week I decided to try something a bit different. Rather than focus on some obscure cellphone or wonky laptop, I decided to take on one of the biggest questions in the average small and home office: which juicer should I buy? After...
Gadget Of The Week: The Omega J8006 Juicer

LAM: I Would Never Tell Anyone I Care About To Buy The New BlackBerry (BBRY)

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BlackBerry's new operating system and phones are not all they're hyped up to be, Brian Lam of Wirecutter reports. For starters, it has a terrible selection of apps, Lam says. "It's not their fault, and maybe it's even pretty good for a new OS with over 70,000 apps available at...
LAM: I Would Never Tell Anyone I Care About To Buy The New BlackBerry (BBRY)
The Valley's Outrageous Retirement Ambitions: The Latest? Under the Sea

A few thoughts on the “next iPhone” story

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It’s been an interesting few days for the digerati. First Engadget posted some pictures over the weekend of what was purported to be the next iPhone. They came from a source who had apparently acquired the phone after it was left in a bar. Other sites first debunked them as...
A few thoughts on the “next iPhone” story

Well, It's Becoming Clear That Steve Jobs Was Flat-Out Wrong

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An interesting thing has happened in the days since Apple released its new smaller iPad: Many Apple devotees have said it will become THE iPad, at least in their own personal use. Why? Mainly because of weight and size. Once you've held the new iPad Mini, the full-size iPad feels...
Well, It's Becoming Clear That Steve Jobs Was Flat-Out Wrong

One on One: Brian Lam of Gizmodo.com

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In an interview, the technology blog's editorial director discusses his boxing gym background, "spy shots" of gadgets, and the iPhone 4G story....
One on One: Brian Lam of Gizmodo.com

7 stories to read this weekend 

gigaom.com
And one more time, I find myself sitting on a flight back from New York and working on the most important thing I do at the end of the week: pick seven stories (from dozens) for you to read.  After a rocking PaidContent 2012 conference and hanging out with lots...
7 stories to read this weekend 

Apple Senior VP and General Counsel Bruce Sewell Sends Letter to Gizmodo Asking for Device to Be Returned

gizmodo.com
The jokey tone of Brian Lam’s post reporting this letter and the focus on the “see, we’re giving it back!” angle, distracts from the most interesting aspect. Lam quotes his own response to Sewell, wherein he writes: Happy to have you pick this thing up. Was burning a hole in...
Apple Senior VP and General Counsel Bruce Sewell Sends Letter to Gizmodo Asking for Device to Be Returned

Gallivant: The creator of Uncrate and Devour launches a guy-centric travel guide

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There’s a lot to be said for the seemingly-niche market of male-focused publications. But the industry is quite huge, with players ranging from the obvious to the obscure. Today, a site named Gallivant joins the ranks, headed by the same team that has launched the successful sites of Uncrate and...
Gallivant: The creator of Uncrate and Devour launches a guy-centric travel guide

This Little Gadget Makes Checking Bags When You Fly Less Of A Nightmare

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Wirecutter's Brian Lam went to CES and came back with a list of just 8 gadgets that he might someday buy. One of them is particularly cool: a little gizmo called the Trackdot. Lam explains: Trakdot's a little thingy you put in your bags, tracking it with your smartphone if it...
This Little Gadget Makes Checking Bags When You Fly Less Of A Nightmare

SXSWrpg: In Which My Silly Tweets Evolve Into Something Awesome

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My life involves a lot of acronyms. One month, it’s CES. The next, MWC. Then GDC. Then CTIA. For quite a few years, interrupting my life’s regularly scheduled programming to float from trade show to trade show was the regularly scheduled programming. Going to the same shows year after...
SXSWrpg: In Which My Silly Tweets Evolve Into Something Awesome

The Media Equation: Brian Lam's Wild Web Ride

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Digital technology has overwhelmed many of those who sought to master it. Brian Lam was both a prince and casualty of it, David Carr writes in his Media Equation column....
The Media Equation: Brian Lam's Wild Web Ride

Gizmodo Offered $10,000 For The Lost iPhone Prototype (AAPL)

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To obtain the prototype iPhone, Gizmodo editor Jason Chen offered Brian Hogan, the finder of the phone,  $10,000. It doesn't appear Brian received the full amount, though. According to the unsealed affidavit on the case, Brian's roommate Katherine Martinson said Brian showed her $5,000 in $100 US Treasury Notes, which...
Gizmodo Offered $10,000 For The Lost iPhone Prototype (AAPL)

Apple To Gizmodo: You've Had Your Fun, Hand Over The Phone

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A few weeks after requiring iPad developers to work with devices chained to tables in windowless rooms, famously secretive Apple is in the awkward position of having to ask Gawker Media’s Gizmodo oh, so politely to give back an iPhone prototype left in a bar. No threats over buying...
Apple To Gizmodo: You've Had Your Fun, Hand Over The Phone

"You should not buy this phone unless you have emotional and cultural reasons to love Blackberry, or..."

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"You should not buy this phone unless you have emotional and cultural reasons to love Blackberry, or some arcane enterprise reason I will not pretend to understand." - Brian Lam on the new BlackBerry devices for Wirecutter. Ouch. [via Emptyage]...
"You should not buy this phone unless you have emotional and cultural reasons to love Blackberry, or..."

Holiday gadget deals of the highest quality (and where to find them)

thenextweb.com
This post originally appeared on The Wirecutter – A list of amazing gadgets. Let’s be honest. Most of the gadgets people buy during these crazy holiday sales aren’t for gifts. (And you shouldn’t try to buy people who like gadgets electronics for presents anyhow.) But there’s nothing wrong with getting...
Holiday gadget deals of the highest quality (and where to find them)

Why You and Everybody Else Wants Laser Eye Surgery [Comics]

gizmodo.com
I never knew why Brian Lam wanted lasik so badly. He just called it "Godzilla protection." [b3ta via The Daily What]...
Why You and Everybody Else Wants Laser Eye Surgery [Comics]
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