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September 19, 2012
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13:57 // 2 years ago
September 18, 2012

JetBlue announces free in-flight Wi-Fi starting early next year

  • Q1 2013 When JetBlue plans to begin offering free, in-flight, Wi-Fi service to all of the airline’s passengers. The service will only be offered on a handful of flights, though it will eventually make its way to all 30 JetBlue routes. There’s no word on how long it will take to roll out the Wi-Fi program, and a spokesman said it was too early for the company to determine whether or not a fee would eventually accompany the service. source
14:24 // 2 years ago
September 17, 2012
Congratulations to the team at Nik Software on their recent acquisition by Google. We’re curious to see how this will affect development of Snapseed, as well as the rest of Nik’s software catalog, and whether or not this might bring an end to some of iOS’ most popular photography apps. source

Congratulations to the team at Nik Software on their recent acquisition by Google. We’re curious to see how this will affect development of Snapseed, as well as the rest of Nik’s software catalog, and whether or not this might bring an end to some of iOS’ most popular photography apps. source

15:21 // 2 years ago
September 16, 2012

thedailyfeed:

These photos might look staged, but they’re actual images captured by the Google Street View cameras.

There’s an album cover in here somewhere. The one with the masks could be a Mars Volta cover.

(via thedailyfeed)

20:05 // 2 years ago
September 14, 2012
Fans had been trading magnetic tapes of already-released albums for years by this point, but Wonder was different: It was the first time that unheard recordings of a superstar’s new compositions had leaked to the public, and were being sold. It’s easy to take such a thing for granted today, when leaks circulate freely online, but Wonder represented the earliest moment when advancing technologies combined with popular demand and illicit entrepreneurship to create cracks in the record industry’s otherwise firm facade.
Articles: Bob Dylan’s Great White Wonder: The Story of the World’s First Album Leak | Features | Pitchfork (via thisistheverge)

We’re on a Dylan kick today, but Dylan is worthy of multiple posts in a row.

(via thisistheverge)

12:30 // 2 years ago
September 13, 2012
thisistheverge:

World’s first color film footage discovered in England
Researchers at the UK’s National Media Museum have unearthed the world’s first color moving pictures, dating back to 1902. As the BBC reports, the footage was shot by Edward Raymond Turner as part of a test reel that includes images of marching soldiers, birds, and Turner’s own children. The film had been gathering dust in a tin for more than a century before being discovered by Michael Harvey, Curator of Cinematography at the National Media Museum.

Related: If you were ever wondering what color photos looked like from 100 years ago, there’s a huge collection of them on The Big Picture.

thisistheverge:

World’s first color film footage discovered in England

Researchers at the UK’s National Media Museum have unearthed the world’s first color moving pictures, dating back to 1902. As the BBC reports, the footage was shot by Edward Raymond Turner as part of a test reel that includes images of marching soldiers, birds, and Turner’s own children. The film had been gathering dust in a tin for more than a century before being discovered by Michael Harvey, Curator of Cinematography at the National Media Museum.

Related: If you were ever wondering what color photos looked like from 100 years ago, there’s a huge collection of them on The Big Picture.

9:14 // 2 years ago
September 6, 2012
Amazon’s Kindle lights a Fire, brightens a screen
Kindle updates: As expected, today’s Amazon event included official confirmation for a multitude of new Kindle devices. The Kindle Fire HD will be offered in 7 ($199) and 8.9-inch ($299) varieties, while the company’s e-reader has been rebranded the Kindle Paperwhite ($119 with Wi-Fi or $179 3G/Wi-Fi). The original Kindle Fire ($159) will also receive an update, and Amazon will jump into the data game with a variety of plans for their Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE ($499) starting at $49.99 a year for 250Mb per month. (Photo via The Verge) source

Amazon’s Kindle lights a Fire, brightens a screen

Kindle updates: As expected, today’s Amazon event included official confirmation for a multitude of new Kindle devices. The Kindle Fire HD will be offered in 7 ($199) and 8.9-inch ($299) varieties, while the company’s e-reader has been rebranded the Kindle Paperwhite ($119 with Wi-Fi or $179 3G/Wi-Fi). The original Kindle Fire ($159) will also receive an update, and Amazon will jump into the data game with a variety of plans for their Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE ($499) starting at $49.99 a year for 250Mb per month. (Photo via The Verge) source

15:56 // 2 years ago
parislemon:

It seems to me that unlike so many other Apple rivals, Amazon actually does a good job with buzz surrounding their events. Tonight, they debuted a commercial during the NFL kickoff that clearly teases out some new Kindles (the current Kindle Touch readers have a silver bezel, not the charcoal one found in the commercial — which looks great).
This isn’t something Apple would do, but that’s fine. No one says everyone has to do everything exactly as Apple would do it (no, not even me) — in fact, I think it’s good that Amazon has their own style. 
As a result, I find myself actually interested/excited for what they announce tomorrow. New Kindles? New Kindle Fires (though I disagree with Bryan Bishop, I think the commercial still only shows one size, as was previously reported by CNet — we’ll see)? A phone?!

Who thinks Amazon is going to do something cool today?

parislemon:

It seems to me that unlike so many other Apple rivals, Amazon actually does a good job with buzz surrounding their events. Tonight, they debuted a commercial during the NFL kickoff that clearly teases out some new Kindles (the current Kindle Touch readers have a silver bezel, not the charcoal one found in the commercial — which looks great).

This isn’t something Apple would do, but that’s fine. No one says everyone has to do everything exactly as Apple would do it (no, not even me) — in fact, I think it’s good that Amazon has their own style. 

As a result, I find myself actually interested/excited for what they announce tomorrow. New Kindles? New Kindle Fires (though I disagree with Bryan Bishop, I think the commercial still only shows one size, as was previously reported by CNet — we’ll see)? A phone?!

Who thinks Amazon is going to do something cool today?

10:07 // 2 years ago
September 4, 2012
Pro-Assad activists deface Al Jazeera site in high-profile protest
Al-Jazeera has become the most recent high-profile hacking victim, after a group of pro-Assad Syrian hackers breached the site’s security on Tuesday. The hacker collective, known only as “al-Rashedon”, defaced the site’s front page in response to the organization’s “positions against the Syrian people and government.” Al-Jazeera was one of the first organizations to begin covering the events of the Syrian uprising, which have become increasingly sectarian in nature, and is based in the majority-Sunni nation of Qatar. (Photo via Mattthew Keys) source

Pro-Assad activists deface Al Jazeera site in high-profile protest

Al-Jazeera has become the most recent high-profile hacking victim, after a group of pro-Assad Syrian hackers breached the site’s security on Tuesday. The hacker collective, known only as “al-Rashedon”, defaced the site’s front page in response to the organization’s “positions against the Syrian people and government.” Al-Jazeera was one of the first organizations to begin covering the events of the Syrian uprising, which have become increasingly sectarian in nature, and is based in the majority-Sunni nation of Qatar. (Photo via Mattthew Keys) source

15:53 // 2 years ago
August 27, 2012
21:03 // 2 years ago