Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tech Links: December 13, 2012


Inside An Amazon Warehouse

Tim Cook's Freshman Year: The Apple CEO Speaks Prior to his death on Oct. 5, 2011, Steve Jobs made sure that the elevation of Tim Cook—his longtime head of operations and trusted deputy—to Apple chief executive officer would be drama-free. “He goes, ‘I never want you to ask what I would have done,’” recalls Cook. “‘Just do what’s right.’ He was very clear.”


The perfume that smells like a Macbook Pro


A Better Google News Experience on Tablets: Google News has been revamped to perform better on tablets. The site now supports gesture controls like swiping between sections and a clearer layout. No app is required, just visit Google News on a tablet to see the changes.

The crazy truth: Google+ can thrive alongside Facebook

How 4 Microsoft engineers proved that the “darknet” would defeat DRM

The history of AOL as told through New York Times crossword clues.

November ISP Rankings for the USA: Today Netflix began ranking American ISPs based on their performance across all Netflix streams. The first of their monthly rankings places Google Fiber as the most consistently fast ISP in the country, followed by Verizon FiOS and Comcast.

Pandora’s Internet radio bill hits a wall of opposition in Congress


Thanks to the drought, hay is apparently a commodity worthy of theft, and reports of hay-heists have been appearing in several locations. Getting busted for stealing something isn’t exactly something you want on your resume, but having to say it was because you were caught with a GPS-enabled hay bale probably won’t get you much street cred.

Resources & Utilities

Page2RSS is a service that helps you monitor web sites that do not publish feeds. It will check any web page for updates and deliver them to your favorite RSS reader.


Get Up Close to Babbage’s Difference Engine in This Gigapixel Image

The simulated brain - "First computer model to produce complex behaviour performs almost as well as humans at simple number tasks." [1,2,3,4,5,etc.]

U.S. spies describe their vision of sci-fi world of the near future

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