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Sandstorms Turn China Into Earthly Arrakis [China]

io9.com
Roiling sandstorms in China's Xinjiang province have enveloped the far western Hotan prefecture in a thick orange miasma straight out of Frank Herbert's Dune. Let's hope the Shai-Hulud decided to stay fictional. More »...
Sandstorms Turn China Into Earthly Arrakis [China]

This week at Microsoft: Windows 8.1, Office, and 256 gigabyte Surface Pros

thenextweb.com
Happy Friday super troopers, it’s time get busy with our weekly Microsoft roundup. It’s been a slightly light week, with one key event: the large unveiling of Windows 8.1, formerly known as the ‘Blue’ update to the operating system. Aside from that, we have a few statistics and other notes...
This week at Microsoft: Windows 8.1, Office, and 256 gigabyte Surface Pros

Facebook Reignites Mobile Experimentation With Early Adopter Club

techcrunch.com
Ditching HTML5 cost Facebook the flexibility to tinker and quietly try out design or feature changes on subsets of users. But now it can experiment again. Thursday Facebook launched a beta club offering some Android users early access to new features. Thanks to silently downloaded software updates, Facebook can field test...
Facebook Reignites Mobile Experimentation With Early Adopter Club

John Snow's data journalism: the cholera map that changed the world

www.guardian.co.uk
John Snow's map of cholera outbreaks from nineteenth century London changed how we saw a disease - and gave data journalists a model of how to work today• Interactive map• Download the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianHow often does a map change the world? In 1854,...
John Snow's data journalism: the cholera map that changed the world

So You'd Like to Send Some Email (Through Code)

www.codinghorror.com
I have what I would charitably describe as a hate-hate relationship with email. I desperately try to avoid sending email, not just for myself, but also in the code I write. Despite my misgivings, email is the cockroach of communication mediums: you just can't kill it. Email is the...
So You'd Like to Send Some Email (Through Code)
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