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Review: Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky

Review: Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky

Robert February 5, 2012 0

  Adam Lashinsky is an Editor at Large for FORTUNE magazine, where he has reported on silicon valley for more than a decade.  His new book, Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired – and

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Review: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Review: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Robert November 16, 2011 0

MSRP: $35 Pages: 656   Released just three weeks after its subject died, Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs is the definitive book about the man and his career.  Isaacson has himself had an

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Review: Batman: Arkham City (PS3)

Review: Batman: Arkham City (PS3)

Robert November 7, 2011 0

Two years ago, Rocksteady released an amazing game called Batman: Arkham Asylum.  I loved it, and gave it 5 stars.  This month, they released a sequel – Batman: Arkham City.  The sequel keeps everything

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Google+ brand pages have arrived for businesses

Google+ brand pages have arrived for businesses

Robert November 7, 2011 0

Google+ just enabled the capability for businesses and other non-human entities to have brand pages.  Here are a few of the ones that have caught my interest:    

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Apple patents ‘swipe to lock’

Apple patents ‘swipe to lock’

Robert October 26, 2011 0

Apple has received a patent (# 8,046,721) for their ‘slide to unlock’ feature on the iPhone.  The abstract reads: A device with a touch-sensitive display may be unlocked via gestures performed on the touch-sensitive display.

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Royal Society Journal Archives

Royal Society Journal Archives

Robert October 26, 2011 0

This is pretty cool.  The Royal Society has opened up its journal archive and made over 60,000 journal papers accessible, free, on-line.  With just a quick search string, a user can be reading a

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Apple – Remembering Steve Jobs

Apple – Remembering Steve Jobs

Robert October 19, 2011 0

Apple has set up a webpage for people to leave tributes to Steve Jobs.  I was traveling when the news broke that Mr. Jobs had died at the age of 56, so I wasn’t

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire comes ready for digital comic books

Amazon’s Kindle Fire comes ready for digital comic books

Robert September 28, 2011 0

Take a look at these two pictures from Amazon’s release about their new tablet called Kindle Fire.  The first pictures shows the comic book Watchmen being viewed.  The second picture shows a selection of

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Google digitizes the Dead Sea Scrolls

Google digitizes the Dead Sea Scrolls

Robert September 26, 2011 0

Working with the Israel Museum, in Jerusalem, Google has digitized five of the famous scrolls.  The images are astoundingly high resolution (1200 Megapixels).  Translations of the scrolls are integrated.  This is just a small

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Qwikster?  Seriously?

Qwikster? Seriously?

Robert September 19, 2011 0

This morning, Reed Hastings, via the Netflix blog, sent out an e-mail to all the Netflix customers.  The purpose of the e-mail was to apologize for not communicating well to the customers, concerning the

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