Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tech Links: April 16, 2013

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” by Malaysian illustrator Tang Yau Hoong


What’s Actually Wrong with Yahoo’s Purchase of Summly


An In-Depth Look at the Mysterious Information Superhighway, Care of 1995

Learn Java By Casting Spells, Saving Gnomes in a First-Person Video Game

Meet the Rules of the Internet


Wearable computers: Is the world ready for this?


5 reasons you want Google Fiber in your city

Google has announced a new feature called Inactive Account Manager "that makes it easy to tell Google what you want done with your digital assets when you die or can no longer use your account."

How the Digital Public Library of America hopes to build a real public commons

The power of the RSS reader


North Korea’s official news agency announced today that the military’s planned missile test had been put on hold because of “problems with Windows 8.”

Reading & Discussion

Bitcoin Is No Longer a Currency. It's the ultimate dotcom stock.

How Five Real Economists Think About Bitcoin’s Future

Metacritic Matters: How Review Scores Hurt Video Games

So If The PC Is Dying, What Happens With Microsoft Next?


Why does music feel so good? "Music moves people of all cultures, in a way that doesn’t seem to happen with other animals. Nobody really understands why listening to music — which, unlike sex or food, has no intrinsic value — can trigger such profoundly rewarding experiences. Salimpoor and other neuroscientists are trying to figure it out with the help of brain scanners."


What Tax Preparation Software Looked Like in 1991


A Brief History of Book Vending Machine

Living through the Evolution of Etextbooks

Princess Leia hologram could become reality

True Purpose Of DRM: To Let Copyright Holders Have A Veto Right On New Technologies

Why are TV Remotes so Terrible?


Wordpress Under Attack: How To Avoid The Coming Botnet

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