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MAKE has a story on How I Got My Job as a Lego Designer. If I had known that was a thing, I may have beat him to the punch… Gosh I loved playing with Lego as a kid.

Yeah, on Android. It's a bit of a neat trick, since they can't exactly have a very big aperture, but it seems to be "okay."

Wearables

Yawn. Aside from notifying me when I can't hear or see my phone (or feel it), I don't see much point in wearables. And I rarely wear a watch.

The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain If you do nothing else, do step 1. Bad Facebook. Bad.

I got $6.82 via the eBooks lawsuit Amazon settled in December, 2013. You can find out how much you got at http://www.amazon.com/ebooksettlements. In December 2013, a federal court approved legal settlements by publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin in antitrust lawsuits filed by State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs about the price […]

FiveThirtyEight

But Burke said something on the hockey analytics panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference last month that I took issue with. He expressed concern that statistics couldn't measure a hockey player's perseverance. For instance, he asked, would one of his forwards retain control of the puck when Zdeno Chara, the Boston Bruins' intimidating […]

After making a big, bold promise to wire every corner of America, the telecom giants are running away from their vow to provide nationwide broadband service by 2020. For almost 20 years, AT&T, Verizon and the other big players have collected hundreds of billions of dollars through rate increases and surcharges to finance that ambitious […]

I've been paying $74.99 for my high-speed Internet with TWC. It's always worked really well, and I've had it for years and years. Including when I lived in Florida (Adelphia, I believe, was my ISP down there). Even though new users can sign up for the same level of service I have for $54.99… (don't […]

Comcast Buying Time-Warner?

Goodness, I hope not. But it looks like it's going to happen: One sentence and six charts to explain why Comcast is buying Time Warner Cable.

Impressive. Scary, too. This kind of stuff is an order of magnitude - or more - beyond what I sometimes feel I can even comprehend. P.S. Imagine if Siri could actually tap into this.

The link is here: https://www.dropbox.com/arbitration_optout No matter what they do (delete your data, privacy breach, overcharging, whatever), you don't get to sue. Instead, they get to choose the arbitrator according to whatever criteria they want, and thus any dispute is decided by someone they're paying. … The agreement we make with Dropbox is too important […]

iBeacon

Nobody's talking about iBeacon, but it could be huge.

pCell Technology

How Steve Perlman's "Revolutionary" Wireless Technology Works - and Why its a Bigger Deal than Anyone Realizes

Dropping MS Sync makes sense. But going with BlackBerry instead?

WhatsApp is Worth $16B?

I hadn't even heard about WhatsApp until today. Virtually everyone I message is on iMessage. Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16+ Billion | Re/code

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