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  • Facebook Quietly Updates Platform Policies – Developers, No Linking To Its Competitors!

    Facebook Quietly Updates Platform Policies – Developers, No Linking To Its Competitors!

    Facebook made some noteworthy changes to its Platform policies on the 27th of July 2011, adding a couple of new terms developers need to take into account when building apps for the Facebook Platform. Facebook appears not to have communicated the revisions on its developer outreach blog or forum as far as I can tell, and astonishingly, nobody seems to have noticed the policy updates… Read More

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    Fark.com Settles With Patent Troll … For Zero Dollars!

    Fark.com Settles With Patent Troll … For Zero Dollars!

    Satirical, bizarre and amusing news website Fark has kicked the fark out of a patent troll called Gooseberry Natural Resources LLC. The original lawsuit was leveraged in January, claiming Fark infringed on a patent that covered a “method of inputing news releases into a web form, which would then compile the news release and email it to media outlets.” The patent, for those who… Read More

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    Amazing Panoramic Photos Of Hiroshima After The Atomic Bomb Blast

    Amazing Panoramic Photos Of Hiroshima After The Atomic Bomb Blast

    Every once in a while, we interrupt our regular live coverage of breaking news about Internet companies from around the world to highlight amazing photography. In 2009, we featured the world’s largest spherical photo, and earlier this year, the world’s largest photo ever taken indoors. Today, 360Cities published a series of historical 360° photos of Hiroshima, taken six months… Read More

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    Have Swedish Treasure Hunters Just Discovered The Millennium Falcon On The Sea Floor?

    Have Swedish Treasure Hunters Just Discovered The Millennium Falcon On The Sea Floor?

    Some readers may be upset by the content herein, as this doesn’t exactly involve APIs, Android, or SDKs, but it was just too good not to share. The international media has been abuzz today with some unusual news from Sweden. The “Ocean Explorer Team”, a Swedish expedition plumbing the Baltic Sea for underwater treasure, has discovered what looks to be the Millennium Falcon on… Read More

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    OK Go’s Latest Video Lets You Force Band Members To Do Your Evil Bidding

    OK Go’s Latest Video Lets You Force Band Members To Do Your Evil Bidding

    If you’re running Chrome and you like Prince-inflected super-pop with a knob-twister aesthetic, then you’re in luck. The band OK Go teamed up with dance company Pilobolus to create a very unique video for their song “All Is Not Lost.” The video itself is pretty simple – you’ve got a bunch of people running around in spandex on a clear floor so you can… Read More

  • “Data Furnace” Would Heat Homes While Flipping Bits

    “Data Furnace” Would Heat Homes While Flipping Bits

    One byproduct of computing almost everybody has had to deal with at some time or another is the heat. Whether it’s your Xbox overheating due to poor ventilation, your MacBook’s fan roaring like a jet engine, or some other manifestation, the inescapable truth is that computers these days get warm. Whether it’s a processor, hard drive, or video card, it produces waste heat as… Read More

  • Gossamer Web Browser Runs On Your Graphing Calculator

    Gossamer Web Browser Runs On Your Graphing Calculator

    I had a friend who once amazed me by writing a basketball game for the TI-81 graphing calculator. This, however, is an order of magnitude more impressive. Gossamer is a web browser for the TI-83+ through TI-84+SE calculators and, through the use of a number of fairly interesting network protocol APIs, it lets you see the text of almost any website right on the calculators tiny, pixelated screen. Read More

  • Illogical? William Shatner Gets Booted From Google+ (Update: He’s Back)

    Illogical? William Shatner Gets Booted From Google+ (Update: He’s Back)

    Actor and musician William Shatner has apparently had his Google+ account beamed up for “violating standards”, according to a tweet posted earlier this morning. He who loves TechCrunch tweeted the following message to his followers: “My Google+ account was flagged for violating standards. Saying hello to everyone apparently is against the rules maybe I should say… Read More

  • Google News Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinking Google News Badges

    Google News Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinking Google News Badges

    Whether you think gamification is the road that leads to a brighter future – or instead straight to the irreparable infantilization – of the Web, even the harshest of critics have to admit that there’s more to the concept than simply slapping some badges on a website, game or application, Foursquare-style. The more I read up on this new Google News Badges stuff, the more I… Read More