PriceOnomics has a great investigative article about the ubiquitous and elusive SkyMall. They dig into their new business model and find some interesting changes. Spoiler: It's about as crumby as the crap they sell.
By way of Marcelo Somers.
As the name implies, a bunch of fonts on iOS. Search by iOS version and preview your own text. This works best when viewed from an iOS device.
By way of someone on Twitter. Sorry, lost the link.
From Scientific American:
They can apparently withstand all sorts of harsh conditions, like nutrient or oxygen deprivation and attack by digestive enzymes. In fact, stress may even activate these cells, which would make them excellent candidates for repairing diseased or damaged tissues.
Many possibilities for jokes here, but I will ...
Vice has interesting look at the cause and effect of investing in the physical sciences. To be fair, it's not obvious what is the cause and what is the effect.
Developing countries expend more resources combating disease and hunger, so investing in medical and ag research makes sense. The ...
Arnab Nandi has a wonderful description of a Python project that plays 24 using image recognition of real cards. But my favorite part is his honest and heartening disclaimer at the beginning:
My area of research is databases. This post is about computer vision, something that I am not an ...
This is part II in a series. Previously I covered Newsblur.
Feedbin is a $2 per month replacement for Google Reader. It provides most of the basic controls and similar API of Google Reader, but with a muted aesthetic. That means apps like Reeder for iPad and Mr. Reader on ...
From The Big Nerd Ranch. I actually laughed until I cried. How can you not love them?
By way of Twitter
The justices unanimously issued a mixed ruling on Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN)’s patents on genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer. The majority said that some parts of Myriad’s patents improperly covered natural phenomena.
I am so glad that the Supreme court made this ruling. In my ...
First of all, many of the new icons were primarily designed by members of Apple's marketing and communications department, not the app design teams. From what we've heard, SVP of Design Jony Ive (also now Apple's head of Human Interaction) brought the print and ...
I've already written about my move to a Synology NAS. I'm happy to say that after serveral months of use, I'm even more satisfied with my decision.
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