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last days

Kodak develops plans to sell off some core businesses

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At a hastily called press conference on Thursday, Eastman Kodak announced it would sell its print-film business and several other related businesses to raise additional funds. The endangered imaging giant made the move public in the last days of its patent portfolio auction, which is possibly not raising as much...
Kodak develops plans to sell off some core businesses

Why I won't buy an iPad (and think you shouldn't, either)

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I've spent ten years now on Boing Boing, finding cool things that people have done and made and writing about them. Most of the really exciting stuff hasn't come from big corporations with enormous budgets, it's come from experimentalist amateurs. These people were able to make stuff and put...
Why I won't buy an iPad (and think you shouldn't, either)

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

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In an emotional interview on "60 Minutes", the Microsoft chairman speaks of visiting Steve Jobs in his last days and marveling at how well he understood the concept of brand. [Read more]...
Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

The Last Days Of Windows XP?

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Windows XP, the zombie operating system that refuses to die, may be about to finally receive a killing blow to the head by the company that spawned it eleven years ago. So what will put XP out of its undead misery? Buyers of PCs running Windows 8 Pro will have...
The Last Days Of Windows XP?

Brazil’s Kupz makes it easy for anyone to create custom mugs

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Sometimes, we stumble upon a foreign site and can’t wait for it to go global. This is the case with Kupz, a Brazilian service that lets you design and order personalized mugs. While it isn’t exactly new, what makes Kupz immediately interesting is real-time simulation – think CafePress on 3D...
Brazil’s Kupz makes it easy for anyone to create custom mugs

WindsorNot: the 4-inch WebOS smartphone that never saw the light of day

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The downfall of WebOS left more than a few canceled devices in its wake, but the most illusive of the bunch tends to be the WindsorNot: a touch-only smartphone. We've seen hints of it here and there, but the shy little device has largely been kept under wraps --...
WindsorNot: the 4-inch WebOS smartphone that never saw the light of day

Flirting with danger

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When a former student began an email flirtation, James Lasdun was intrigued, flattered even. Then the threats began...In the autumn of 2003, I taught a fiction workshop in a graduate writing programme in New York City. Among the students in my class was a woman I'll call Nasreen. She was...
Flirting with danger

Nokia bringing two Lumia devices to MWC next week?

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You have to love the last days leading up to a major event like Mobile World Congress, because the rumor mill just doesn't stop. The focus of this particular whisper is Nokia's Lumia series, which according to Reuters should have at least two new members before the show is...
Nokia bringing two Lumia devices to MWC next week?

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

From Apple’s new iPad to Zeebox, here’s the week’s media news in review

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From a tech perspective, there’s little doubt that the launch of the new iPad was the biggest news this week. Considering how important tablets have become for newspapers, it is obviously important for the media as well. Yet, this is only one of the many things that have happened in...
From Apple’s new iPad to Zeebox, here’s the week’s media news in review

Twitter answers accusations of censorship for closing French anti-Sarkozy accounts

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Did you know that the French President Nicolas Sarkozy had opened a Twitter account? Its opponents certainly do, as several parody and critical accounts have been suspended by Twitter over the last days, generating accusations of censorship. This led the micro-blogging platform to publish a post on its French blog...
Twitter answers accusations of censorship for closing French anti-Sarkozy accounts

Wall Street’s price targets for Apple go down and up

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Strange fluctuations in the last days of the company’s third fiscal quarter FORTUNE — With Apple’s (AAPL) 2012 Q3 set to close on Saturday, analysts are making some last-minute adjustments. Two caught our eye because they moved in opposite directions. Pacific Crest’s Andy Hargreaves on Friday raised his 12-month price...
Wall Street’s price targets for Apple go down and up

Dead model's parents can't get Facebook messages, judge says

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A California judge has shut down a U.K. couple’s attempt to obtain the Facebook messages of their daughter, a 23-year-old model who died in a mysterious tragedy. The judge’s decision highlights, once again, growing questions over privacy and how to handle social media after we die. The California case turns on Sahar...
Dead model's parents can't get Facebook messages, judge says

Well, I Certainly Never Thought I'd See Pot And Gay Marriage Legalized

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The right to smoke pot and marry whomever you want have always seemed like basic common-sense liberties to me. After all, given that every city block has  retail shops that sell perfectly legal drugs that are arguably more dangerous and lethal than marijuana, it always seemed ludicrous that pot was...
Well, I Certainly Never Thought I'd See Pot And Gay Marriage Legalized

Google confirms Gmail and YouTube have been blocked in Iran

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As we reported a few days ago, Iran has been said to be censoring Google and all SSL sites in the lead up to and following the anniversary of its 1979 revolution. The situation is now official on Google’s side, as the company confirmed that several of its products have...
Google confirms Gmail and YouTube have been blocked in Iran

Chomp app-discovery app for Android has seen its last days thanks to Apple

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The Android version of app discovery app (yes, that's a thing) Chomp is no longer, leaving only the iOS versions until Apple integrates Chomp's technology into its own App Store. GigaOm noticed the change on Friday morning, two months after Apple's acquisition of the company. Chomp's website once offered three...
Chomp app-discovery app for Android has seen its last days thanks to Apple

Giants of Steam by Jonathan Glancey - review

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Ian Jack revels in a paean to the last days of steam locomotionOther than in the coalfields of China, the steam locomotive had vanished as an important mover of goods and people by the closing years of the last century. The end was remarkably - and in this book's view -...
Giants of Steam by Jonathan Glancey - review
New Year's Eve in Sin City: Digital Footprint May Have Outed McAfee Again

Swartz's Girlfriend Shares Intimate Details Of His Last Days, Explains 'Why Aaron Died'

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In a heartfelt tumblr, the girlfriend of fallen Internet activist, Aaron Swartz, explained why she thinks he committed suicide. After revealing intimate details of his seemingly chipper, curious lifestyle, Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman argues that “I believe Aaron’s death was caused by exhaustion, by fear, and by uncertainty. I believe that Aaron’s...
Swartz's Girlfriend Shares Intimate Details Of His Last Days, Explains 'Why Aaron Died'

Made in the USA: An Afternoon in the New Independent Fabrication Factory

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Last summer, venerable custom bicycle outfit Independent Fabrication relocated to Newmarket, New Hampshire, after spending the first decade and a half of their history in Somerville, Massachusetts. Marty from Geekhouse Bikes (who also just announced that he's moving from the Boston suburb, albeit just a few miles away, into...
Made in the USA: An Afternoon in the New Independent Fabrication Factory

Zune's last days: Microsoft pulling Zune HD apps, select features on August 31st

www.engadget.com
Microsoft's oddly named music service put its official resignation in earlier this summer, but the Zune brand isn't in its coffin just yet -- although Redmond is certainly driving in the nails. Zune Pass subscribers, for instance, are now receiving word that the service's Mixview playback and channel playlist...
Zune's last days: Microsoft pulling Zune HD apps, select features on August 31st

The 7 Things Every Facebook Employee Must Do Before They Quit

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Harry Glaser, a former product manager at Google, has some advice for Facebook employees planning on making an exit from the social networking company. Here's a summary of the bucket list: Meet as many people as possible — especially ones you want to poach. One day, you will want to...
The 7 Things Every Facebook Employee Must Do Before They Quit

The Last Days of the Pixel (Ones You Can See, Anyway)

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I was driving a rental car recently that had a small display between the speedometer and fuel gauge. When you started the car, a little animation played, showing the car company's logo. And I thought: "That looks cheap." The color palette was limited, but, more important, so was the resolution....
The Last Days of the Pixel (Ones You Can See, Anyway)

A Few More Twitter Employees Fly The Coop

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It’s Friday. A good day to take off early for weekend trips, for slacking off at work, and of course the best send-off day for employee exits. Add a few employees from Twitter to this week’s departure list. Mark McBride and Cynthia Johanson spent their last days at Twitter on...
A Few More Twitter Employees Fly The Coop

5 LinkedIn Tips for How to Resign From Your Job Gracefully

www.computerworld.com
How you handle your last days at a company can cast a lasting impression on your professional reputation. Here are the dos and donts of leaving, plus tips for tying up loose ends on LinkedIn....
5 LinkedIn Tips for How to Resign From Your Job Gracefully

Wikileaks, Anonymous Publish Stratfor Emails, HTC Includes Dropbox In New Series, Microsoft Brings Windows Phone To 23 Countries

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day. Wikileaks And Anonymous Publish Stratfor Emails. Wikileaks has teamed up with hacker group Anonymous and two dozen media outlets to publish "The Global Intelligence Files," drawing from about 5 million emails of the Stratfor intelligence group. Anonymous hacked...
Wikileaks, Anonymous Publish Stratfor Emails, HTC Includes Dropbox In New Series, Microsoft Brings Windows Phone To 23 Countries
The final days of NASA's Plum Brook nuclear facility chronicled in photos
Mophie Juice Pack Air and Helium: the extra battery life your iPhone 5 desperately needs
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