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The Perks That Keep Your Devs From Becoming Jerks

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On a handout provided at the “How to Hire Developers in a Competitive Market” workshop a few weeks ago, a long list of descriptors attempted to serve up some insight into the psyche of developers. Among the more typical dev stereotypes like “tenacious” and “innovative” were more specific terms, like...
The Perks That Keep Your Devs From Becoming Jerks

The 10 most important milestones in Web browser history

www.pcworld.com
Okay, say you have this shiny new car. It looks great, it performs like a demon, it features all the latest safety gadgets, and it's crawling with creature comforts. Just one problem, though. The local tinkerer, clearly consumed by jealousy, comes by sometime during the night to disassemble the...
The 10 most important milestones in Web browser history

Wallace & Gromit join Aardman's other stars for a festive Google+ hangout

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Claymation and Wallace & Gromit fans alike will surely get a kick out of Google’s latest Google+ ad. The spot, which shows how Hangouts can be used over the holidays — with a dose of British humor, features the famous claymation duo, in addition to other noteworthy Aardman characters from the likes of Chicken...
Wallace & Gromit join Aardman's other stars for a festive Google+ hangout

Achievements, Game Mechanics and Social Software

www.25hoursaday.com
Earlier this morning I saw the following tweet by Alex Payne, one of the developers who works on Twitter Game mechanics aren't going to fix your product and they aren't making people's lives better. Great essay: http://j.mp/aN66i8  Alex’s description piqued my interest so I checked out the article by...
Achievements, Game Mechanics and Social Software

New AOSP Jelly Bean port for international Galaxy S III available, 'mostly everything is working'

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While it's not the first source code compiled build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean available for your international model (I9300) Galaxy S III, this stable release from developer Faryaab brings all the latest features without many of the drawbacks. While the release we noted in June was lacking creature...
New AOSP Jelly Bean port for international Galaxy S III available, 'mostly everything is working'

Microsoft delves into Windows 8 touchscreen keyboard design, wants us to be extra-comfy

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Microsoft has lately become big on touchscreens -- sometimes, really big -- which makes it only natural that the company would want to explore Windows 8's on-screen keyboard in detail. As User Experience team member Kit Knox explains, the company has made an about-face from the days of unceremoniously...
Microsoft delves into Windows 8 touchscreen keyboard design, wants us to be extra-comfy
There's discomfort, and then there's starting a company

LoveFilm / Aardman deal brings cheese-loving stop motion animation to Amazon-owned UK site

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Great news for UK movie lovers who just can't get enough of eccentric inventors and clever sheep: Amazon-owned LoveFilm has struck a deal to bring Aardman content to its service. The agreement adds properties like Wallace & Gromit, Morph, Creature Comforts, Shaun the Sheep and Rex the Runt to...
LoveFilm / Aardman deal brings cheese-loving stop motion animation to Amazon-owned UK site

Letters: Cameron fuels new energy debate

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While David Cameron attempts to legislate a solution for Britain's energy problems, Professor Dieter Helm is pushing for gas and carbon capture (Comment, 19 October). Yes, gas is better than both coal, which produces twice as much CO2, and nuclear, with its serious safety issues. But Helm says gas is...
Letters: Cameron fuels new energy debate

Productivity Porn: 11 tips to stay productive while on the go

www.geekwire.com
Photo via Bigstock It’s hard enough to stay productive in the office or at your desk – with your full array of resources, hardware and professional creature comforts surrounding you. But when you’re away from your normal workplace – traveling on business, across town in meetings, or anytime you’re working...
Productivity Porn: 11 tips to stay productive while on the go
There's discomfort, and then there's starting a company

F-Bomb: Wall Street Eyes Facebook's Ticker With 271 Million Employee Shares About to Drop

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As many Facebook employees’ restricted stock units vested on Thursday, all eyes will be on the social networking site’s share price come early November. That’s when 271 million shares of the company’s stock will be issued to pre-2011 Facebook employees, and those shares will be available for trade on...
F-Bomb: Wall Street Eyes Facebook's Ticker With 271 Million Employee Shares About to Drop

Sony outs Xperia Play ICS beta for unlocked phones, wants to know which games work

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While the promised Sony Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade rollout is quickly running out of March and into April for all models, the company has just unleashed a new beta version of the upgrade for Xperia Play owners. Following the alpha release in December and a beta update in...
Sony outs Xperia Play ICS beta for unlocked phones, wants to know which games work

President Clinton at CES: The World Needs More Smartphones (And Fewer Guns)

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Tim Hamilton/FlickrIt was a bit of a head-scratcher to see former President Bill Clinton on the Samsung keynote roster at CES 2013. Obviously it had to do with star power and pulling in audience attention, but I was curious to see how Samsung would tie in the president’s cameo. Surprise...
President Clinton at CES: The World Needs More Smartphones (And Fewer Guns)
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