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March 3, 2014
Microsoft will also begin nagging XP users to upgrade through an on-screen message that will appear starting Saturday.
This is what it comes to. Microsoft is so desperate to get you to upgrade your old operating system that it’s going to start yelling at you to upgrade the damn thing. They could have done this with Internet Explorer 6.
18:35 // 1 month ago
February 12, 2014
As the countdown to Windows XP end of life continues, deploying Chromebooks and taking advantage of a DaaS environment ensures that security vulnerabilities, application compatibility and migration budgets will be a thing of the past.
Google Chrome Director of Product Management Rajen Sheth • Discussing the company’s new deal with VMWare, which essentially means that corporations can now run any Windows app on a Chromebook—just in time for Windows XP to die. Gauntlet’s been thrown.
18:42 // 2 months ago
February 9, 2014

Stuff you may have missed: February 9, 2014

Bill Keller, the longtime New York Times executive editor who spent the last few years as an opinion writer for the paper, is moving on to lead a nonprofit journalism organization. Should be fun to watch, as long as he passes on criticizing cancer patients.

A suspected drunk driver in California drove the wrong way on an expressway and ended up killing at least six people. Awful. But worse when you consider that a similar crash happened in Florida, killing five.

Edward Snowden defeated the NSA’s security mechanisms using wget, which is an open-source command line program more common than QBasic.

Microsoft is so desperate to get people to upgrade from Windows XP that it’s asking people to pressure their friends.

T-Mobile does not want competitors using magenta in their marketing—and a court agrees.

20:54 // 2 months ago
February 4, 2014

Stuff you may have missed: February 4, 2014

Today, top executives at Target and Neiman Marcus went in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to talk about their recent data breaches. Short version of what they said: The hackers are better at stealing stuff than we are at protecting it.

If you’re about to graduate from high school and live in Tennessee, you should probably listen up to what your governor’s talking about right now. Hint: Free tuition.

Microsoft has a new CEO, and unlike his predecessor Steve Ballmer, Satya Nadella doesn’t sound completely awful.

Been in a Radio Shack lately? It’s OK; a lot of people haven’t. Anyway, they’re not doing so hot right now.

Curious about what goes into a McNugget? McDonald’s has the video for you.

23:27 // 2 months ago
January 7, 2014
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December 17, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: December 17, 2013

Thanks to the arrest of a top consulate official over visa fraud involving a nanny—an arrest reportedly involving a strip search—the U.S. and India are totally on the outs right now. How bad is it? Well, India removed a bunch of security barriers from the U.S. embassy in New Delhi.

In a move that sounds utterly fitting, the U.S. government has hired a former Microsoft executive to fix the mess with Healthcare.Gov. Oy.

Google Glass can now take photos when you wink. In other news, nobody wants to see Robert Scoble wink.

To answer your question, neanderthals did in fact bury their dead. Side note: They also sold car insurance.

Edward Snowden isn’t going to Brazil. Sorry guys.

20:14 // 3 months ago
December 9, 2013
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December 3, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: December 3, 2013

Detroit can go ahead with the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history ($18 billion in debt, for those playing at home), which is bad news for retired city workers, who now find their pensions facing a sudden threat.

Earlier this year, a Nigerian man spent three days trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, surviving thanks to an air bubble on his sunken ship. He thinks the rescue was divine deliverance.

Kim Jong-Un apparently fired his uncle, who was a powerful deal-broker in the country. Couldn’t negotiate that one, it seems.

Good news for Obama’s Kenya-born uncle: He won’t be forced out of the U.S., after a judge threw out a deportation notice.

Two companies that nobody likes can officially get married.

19:38 // 4 months ago
November 21, 2013
Microsoft’s latest venture comes as no surprise; competition in the wearables space really is heating up.
Google’s witty response to Microsoft’s new anti-Google clothing line. Unlike Google Glass though, you’ll probably look stupid wearing Microsoft’s gear.
20:54 // 4 months ago
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