second thought

second thought

Nokia Lumia 920: Not The Windows Phone For Me

Ex-Marchex exec lands cash for Lucky Oyster, plans to take on Bing and Google in social search

www.geekwire.com
Berk Matthew Berk is just four weeks into his new Seattle startup, Lucky Oyster. But the former executive vice president of product engineering at Marchex and CTO at Open List already understands that he’s on a potential collision course with the likes of Google, Bing, Facebook and others. After all, Berk’s...
Ex-Marchex exec lands cash for Lucky Oyster, plans to take on Bing and Google in social search

Windows 8 Upgrades Cost $15, But You Should Wait

www.pcworld.com
Securing your upgrade now might seem like a deal, but on second thought, consider whether today's hardware is best equipped to run Microsoft's new operating system....
Windows 8 Upgrades Cost $15, But You Should Wait

Arianna Huffington: Can Technology Forge a New Relationship Between Government and the Public?

www.huffingtonpost.com
Watching the news, it's easy to conclude that "Yes We Can" has been replaced with, "Actually, On Second Thought... We Probably Can't." We can't plug the damn hole, we can't get rid of too-big-to-fail banks, we can't pass an adequate foreclosures bill, we can't pass an adequate jobs bill. The...
Arianna Huffington: Can Technology Forge a New Relationship Between Government and the Public?

Draw Something developer OMGPOP bought by Zynga for rumoured $210m

www.guardian.co.uk
Social games giant bids high and early to prevent viral hit falling into rivals' handsZynga has bought games developer OMGPOP for a rumoured $210m, just seven weeks after the latter's Draw Something game was released for iOS and Android.The New York-based developer will continue to develop the Pictionary-esque game, while...
Draw Something developer OMGPOP bought by Zynga for rumoured $210m

How Technology Changes Our Relationships

www.readwriteweb.com
Ah, the Internet. The once magnificent and glorious tool has transformed from being a fast-paced information highway to that place where we all admit, rather begrudgingly, that we spend too much time on. Alone. We love the immediate answers, the idea of relying on Google as one aspect of our...
How Technology Changes Our Relationships

How I Got Ripped At 500 Startups

techcrunch.com
Editor’s note: Dick Talens is one of the founders of Fitocracy and an amateur competitive bodybuilder. Follow him on Twitter @DickTalens. Little sleep, lots of stress, free food at all hours, and Paul Singh constantly try to booze you under the table. Sounds like the old college days when you...
How I Got Ripped At 500 Startups

Watch Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Salute RISD, Whip Off His Robe, Dance Like Michael Jackson

www.fastcompany.com
Picture the scene: It's 2004, and Brian Chesky, the future cofounder and CEO of Airbnb, runs up on stage in full cap and gown to the pulsating bass line of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Chesky's set to give the student commencement address at Rhode Island School of Design--but before reaching...
Watch Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Salute RISD, Whip Off His Robe, Dance Like Michael Jackson

4G Wireless Can Be Faster Than Wired Internet

www.readwriteweb.com
If you have been using various forms of wired data connections, you might want to take a closer look at the various 4G wireless networks and their phones. Based on informal tests here at ReadWriteWeb and more extensive tests elsewhere, going wireless now could be a way to speed...
4G Wireless Can Be Faster Than Wired Internet

DRM and HTML5: it's now or never for the Open Web

www.guardian.co.uk
A meeting next Monday of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) will consider whether digital rights management should be part of the HTML5 web standard. But what's your opinion?The future of the Web is being decided at this very moment. While I'm speaking personally rather than for the W3C, the...
DRM and HTML5: it's now or never for the Open Web

Festo's strong and agile robot arm is based on the elephant's trunk, scares the bejesus out of us (video)

www.engadget.com
Festo's unveiled some pretty impressive tech over the years, from fluidic muscles to robotic flying penguins, but this next one has us a bit worried. The Bionic Handling Assistant is ostensibly patterned after the elephant's trunk, designed to be both agile and delicate... but have you seen the thing?...
Festo's strong and agile robot arm is based on the elephant's trunk, scares the bejesus out of us (video)

Daily Wrap: Facebook's Offsite Mods Know More Than You Think

www.readwriteweb.com
The offsite moderators for Facebook have user information that might make some Facebook users uneasy. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a...
Daily Wrap: Facebook's Offsite Mods Know More Than You Think

Brain training down on the farm with Ninja Ranch

www.insidemobileapps.com
Ninja Ranch is a new iOS game developed by Finblade and published by AppyNation. The game is a highly original puzzle title that challenges players to successfully house animals in limited space and claims to offer “endless replayability” thanks to randomly-generated levels. The first thing to address about Ninja Ranch...
Brain training down on the farm with Ninja Ranch
"What do you mean, I'm too big to be a tablet?"
'Akira' creator Katsuhiro Otomo exhibits his life's work

Can Travel Reviews Be Sexy? Triptease Thinks So.

allthingsd.com
If you’ve ever written a review on a travel website like TripAdvisor or Orbitz, you know it’s not exactly a thrilling experience. Maybe you’ve just come back from the best vacation of your life, or maybe it was a horrible experience and you want to warn others never to book...
Can Travel Reviews Be Sexy? Triptease Thinks So.

Police In Tasmania Explain To The Public That Someone Saying Something Mean Online Is Not Illegal

www.techdirt.com
We've seen it over and over again: some people seem to think that if anyone says something you don't like about you online, it's illegal, and you can go after them for it. Of course, in most places that's not even close to true, but it doesn't stop some people...
Police In Tasmania Explain To The Public That Someone Saying Something Mean Online Is Not Illegal

First iPad Annoyance-File Sharing

www.chrisbrogan.com
Okay, I just hit my first annoyance with the iPad: file sharing. I was really excited to load the iPad version of Keynote (Apple’s answer to PowerPoint), and felt like I was going to really enjoy presenting via my iPad. It then dawned on me that I don’t have...
First iPad Annoyance-File Sharing
Six reasons why Vine is a killer news tool

Medal of Honor: Warfighter - preview

www.guardian.co.uk
The latest instalment of the series includes every ingredient that has made the first-person shooter such a colossal success, even if that does leave it feeling strangely genericThere is a formula for the modern multiplayer first-person shooter that has very nearly been perfected. Key to this formula is the concept...
Medal of Honor: Warfighter - preview

BuddyPress for One (and All!)

wordpress.org
Back in April of last year, Matt posted here on the dev blog about the release of BuddyPress 1.0, a plugin that adds a social networking layer to an installation of WordPress MU. Many people were excited about the idea, but were unable to experiment with BuddyPress because they ran...
BuddyPress for One (and All!)

CISPA Has NOT Been Fixed; It Could Allow The Gov't To Effectively Monitor Private Networks

www.techdirt.com
When the new discussion draft of CISPA was published, many people including myself praised the one point of sincere improvement in the bill: the modified definition of cybersecurity that focused on network attacks. Unfortunately, the authors of the bill are spinning this to suggest that CISPA is now nearly perfect,...
CISPA Has NOT Been Fixed; It Could Allow The Gov't To Effectively Monitor Private Networks

10 Ways How Photoshop Has Changed The History Of Photography

www.makeuseof.com
In the past, you had to be very patient as a digital photographer. If you wanted to catch something spectacular you had to carry your camera with you everywhere until you saw something special. To capture a sunrise you had to get up at the crack of dawn. Models...
10 Ways How Photoshop Has Changed The History Of Photography

Video Plays On Tablets, Mobile Devices And Connected TVs Nearly Doubled in Q4

techcrunch.com
From Redbox and Verizon teaming up to take on Netflix to Connected TV and Netflix’s premier of Lillyhammer, offering consumers video content where and when they want it is no longer just a second thought. Serving content across platforms has become essential for publishers and brands that want to grow...
Video Plays On Tablets, Mobile Devices And Connected TVs Nearly Doubled in Q4

High School Girl Faces Felony Charges For Yearbook Prank

www.techdirt.com
Let's start this off with the obvious: bullying sucks. In particular, when the bullies and the bullied are students, it sucks extra hard. That said, we've talked before about how overreacting to bullying situations ends up with everyone looking silly. And when the prosecutors and lawyers decide to get involved,...
High School Girl Faces Felony Charges For Yearbook Prank

Hyperlinks Are Dumb And Bleeding Money; How To Ensure Yours Aren’t

techcrunch.com
Editor’s note: Oliver Roup is the founder and CEO of VigLink, a service that makes it easier to use affiliate programs on your blog or website. When an email hits our inbox, we know not only who it’s from but their entire web imprint. LinkedIn can point out the profile of the...
Hyperlinks Are Dumb And Bleeding Money; How To Ensure Yours Aren’t

Technology companies, it’s time to kill our hypocrisy

thenextweb.com
Maybe this is better to put on my own site instead of TNW, but I’ve never been one for forethought. I’m bothered by the hypocrisy in technology, be that from the companies, the people or the media. We constantly talk about wanting to change the future, yet we do the...
Technology companies, it’s time to kill our hypocrisy

RIM Bolsters Marketing Efforts With Some Silly Cartoon Characters

techcrunch.com
Update: RIM updated their blog to state that the images and characters in question are were meant to be a bit of fun, and not the vanguard of the company’s new marketing plan. Way back in December, before a management shakeup saw him and his partner leaving RIM’s top posts,...
RIM Bolsters Marketing Efforts With Some Silly Cartoon Characters
Why the iOS-Android feud is so intense: It's about core philosophy more than products

So very disturbing: Bring me Steve Jobs' (cheese) head on a plate

www.tuaw.com
Filed under: Humor, Cult of Mac, Steve Jobs Have you ever wanted to eat Steve Jobs? On second thought, don't answer that. Ken over at TheCooksDen has sculpted an edible Steve Jobs' head out of two blocks of mozzarella and some pepper. It's actually pretty impressive in a Hannibal Lecter...
So very disturbing: Bring me Steve Jobs' (cheese) head on a plate
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?