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June 2, 2014
breakingnews:

Apple announces new programming language
The Verge: At Apple’s  annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco the company announced a new programming language, Swift.Coders will be able to see the results of their programming in real time as they write the code. The announcement drew cheers from the conference audience.Apple also announced iOS 8, which includes interactive notifications and new messaging tools, and a new version of OS X called Yosemite. The company also showed off updates to iCloud, a new health app and App Store features for developers.
Follow Apple updates on Breaking News. 
Photo: Apple’s Craig Federighi introduces Swift.

Basically they just made the developers really happy. This means better apps, so this is something to look forward to.

breakingnews:

Apple announces new programming language

The Verge: At Apple’s  annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco the company announced a new programming language, Swift.

Coders will be able to see the results of their programming in real time as they write the code. The announcement drew cheers from the conference audience.

Apple also announced iOS 8, which includes interactive notifications and new messaging tools, and a new version of OS X called Yosemite. The company also showed off updates to iCloud, a new health app and App Store features for developers.

Follow Apple updates on Breaking News.

Photo: Apple’s Craig Federighi introduces Swift.

Basically they just made the developers really happy. This means better apps, so this is something to look forward to.

(via laughterkey)

15:48 // 2 months ago
Some jackass registered a trademark for the Pi symbol, then sicced a bunch of lawyers on Zazzle. Klassy.

Some jackass registered a trademark for the Pi symbol, then sicced a bunch of lawyers on Zazzle. Klassy.

10:41 // 2 months ago
June 1, 2014

Dishwashers are sorta mindblowing to watch from the inside. Here’s a clip that someone shot using a GoPro.

20:37 // 2 months ago
May 31, 2014
The American Family Association has suggested that people not open letters sent to the organization using the new stamp dedicated to gay-rights icon Harvey Milk, and to instead mark the mail return to sender. So here’s what you do. You send donations to the organization in the mail using this stamp. If they cash the check, call them out on it. (ht Mediaite)

The American Family Association has suggested that people not open letters sent to the organization using the new stamp dedicated to gay-rights icon Harvey Milk, and to instead mark the mail return to sender. So here’s what you do. You send donations to the organization in the mail using this stamp. If they cash the check, call them out on it. (ht Mediaite)

21:49 // 2 months ago
We wanted to be really up-front with the public that we’re looking at using these down the road. We wanted to make sure it didn’t look like we were trying to sneak these things into action.
LAPD spokesman Commander Andrew Smith • Discussing the police department’s plan to use drones sparingly as part of its arsenal. It received the drones as a gift from the Seattle Police Department.
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May 30, 2014
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May 29, 2014
breakingnews:

Co-champions declared in National Spelling Bee
NBC News: “Sdrucciola.” “Augenphilologie.”The last two competitors on stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee fought each other with big words — one letter at a time — but in the end, camaraderie was the word of the day as the two teenagers became co-champions."It’s a dream come true," Sriram Hathwar, 14, of Painted Post, New York, said."I’m even happier that I’m a co-champion," Ansun Sunjoe, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas, added.It was the first time there were co-champions of the Bee since 1962.
Photo: Associated Press

It’s sort of the season of spelling bee fights to the death.

breakingnews:

Co-champions declared in National Spelling Bee

NBC News: “Sdrucciola.” “Augenphilologie.”
The last two competitors on stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee fought each other with big words — one letter at a time — but in the end, camaraderie was the word of the day as the two teenagers became co-champions.
"It’s a dream come true," Sriram Hathwar, 14, of Painted Post, New York, said.
"I’m even happier that I’m a co-champion," Ansun Sunjoe, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas, added.
It was the first time there were co-champions of the Bee since 1962.

Photo: Associated Press

It’s sort of the season of spelling bee fights to the death.

23:29 // 2 months ago

Exit, Donald Sterling. Enter, Steve Ballmer

  • $2B the amount ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is paying for the Los Angeles Clippers, taking it out of the hands of Donald Sterling. The result is that we’ll see a lot less racism and controversy and hopefully a few courtside scenes like these. Ballmer becomes the second former Microsoft exec to own a NBA team, after Paul Allen. source
23:18 // 2 months ago