Samsung and Google postpone Galaxy Nexus →

The optimist in me thinks this is a wonderful show of respect between two fierce competitors in the mobile space. The pessimist in me says that the presentation was/is probably loaded with sharp...

The optimist in me thinks this is a wonderful show of respect between two fierce competitors in the mobile space. The pessimist in me says that the presentation was/is probably loaded with sharp jabs at Apple and, maybe, Jobs. The realist in me believes it’s a bit of both, and that the companies made the right choice to take the high road.

The Return of the Winnipeg Jets →

Chris Jones on the return of hockey to Winnipeg; one of those great sports stories of redemption. The fact that it quotes the first lines of the Weakerthans’ “Left and Leaving”...

Chris Jones on the return of hockey to Winnipeg; one of those great sports stories of redemption. The fact that it quotes the first lines of the Weakerthans’ “Left and Leaving” didn’t hurt, either.

★ About Steve Jobs

Unless you live under a rock, and said rock doesn’t have access to public broadcasts, internet, or cellular service, you’re aware that Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs passed away last...

Unless you live under a rock, and said rock doesn’t have access to public broadcasts, internet, or cellular service, you’re aware that Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs passed away last week. Seeing as how I’d never met the man or worked at Apple, I’m not going to eulogize him. He was incredibly brilliant, flawed, and visionary, and the things he created moved technology as a whole forward whether you used Apple’s products or not. I’ll leave that at that. Instead, I wanted to write down my “Steve Jobs/Apple” story.

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John Gruber on the iPhone 4s event →

John Gruber breaks down the iPhone 4s event in a way that few others could do. As usual, the piece has insightful commentary, including this on the iOS/Android battle: If you...

John Gruber breaks down the iPhone 4s event in a way that few others could do. As usual, the piece has insightful commentary, including this on the iOS/Android battle:

If you value tech specs over practical real-world battery life, if you would like to choose from a variety of screen sizes ranging from 3-4.5 inches, if you would prefer a thicker bulkier form factor to accomodate large LTE chips and a bigger battery to power said LTE chips, then the iPhone is not and never will be the phone for you. And, lucky for you, there’s another platform, Android, that offers you everything you want.

This really hits at the crux of the difference between iOS and Android; Apple values amazing battery life, a consistant UI experience, and a low ease of use/high secure environment for iOS. If you want larger screens, cutting edge LTE radios before they have been optimized, and the freedom to do whatever you want with your device, there’s a platform for you in Android.

It’s easy for people in one camp to argue about what is the right tradeoffs to make, but Android and iOS aren’t becoming more similar; they’re becoming more divergent. And that’s really a good thing for both fans of Android and iOS. There’s plenty of room for both to be successful to the needs of different-minded customers.

The rest of Gruber’s article is required reading for anyone trying to understand Apple’s strategy or direction.

iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Top One Million in First 24 Hours →

Wow, Apple really is having problems selling those. I’m glad we have pundits around to tell us how shitty things are going to be, so we know what to buy and...

Wow, Apple really is having problems selling those. I’m glad we have pundits around to tell us how shitty things are going to be, so we know what to buy and what not to.

Why Doublefine is the greatest game company ever →

A touching story by Chris Machado about Tim Schaefer’s Double Fine Studios. Quick and worth a read.

A touching story by Chris Machado about Tim Schaefer’s Double Fine Studios. Quick and worth a read.

The Suicide Roller Coaster →

If you’ve got to go, why not go at 223 mph on a 3 minute roller coaster ride?

If you’ve got to go, why not go at 223 mph on a 3 minute roller coaster ride?

“It’s more likely that I was doing 911km/h” →

When Justin Lee was presented with a $120 fine for speeding in 2004, he wasn’t expecting the ticket to be issued for the year 1974. On the date of his birth....

When Justin Lee was presented with a $120 fine for speeding in 2004, he wasn’t expecting the ticket to be issued for the year 1974. On the date of his birth. What followed is a triumph of comedic genius.

Facebook and You →

It’s important to remember what the natural order of life is from time to time.

It’s important to remember what the natural order of life is from time to time.

How Young Is Too Young To Choose? →

Hanna Brooks Olsen, on her doctor refusing to do a tubal ligation on her because she is only 24: Being a biological parent will, I believe, never be the right decision...

Hanna Brooks Olsen, on her doctor refusing to do a tubal ligation on her because she is only 24:

Being a biological parent will, I believe, never be the right decision for me. And it’s not because I don’t like children, or because I am selfish, or because of what any study about the happiness of non-parents says. It is because I genuinely do not want to bring a child of my own into the world. And yet, every single person I tell reassures me: “You’ll change your mind eventually.”

I don’t believe that I will.

If you don’t believe that there is a disgusting undercurrent to this country when it comes to reproductive rights, especially women’s reproductive rights, you need your head checked.

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