• ‘Getting Ahead’

    Garrett Murray: What no one mentions is how huge the impact of having kids will be on running your home every day. I’m not talking about sleep or personal hygiene. I’m talking about all of those daily tasks everyone has and how they suddenly become exponential. And you can never get ahead because everything starts […]

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  • ‘Grandmaster Larry Page’

    Jessica E. Lessin: If it wasn’t clear that Larry Page is playing—and winning—a game of chess against the rest of the technology industry, it has become clear in the past two weeks. The Google CEO took aim at Apple and upgraded its entire hardware strategy by ditching struggling Motorola and buying Nest Labs, the thermostat […]

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  • ‘TSA Agent Confession’

    Jason Edward Harrington: We quickly found out the trainer was not kidding: Officers discovered that the machines were good at detecting just about everything besides cleverly hidden explosives and guns. The only thing more absurd than how poorly the full-body scanners performed was the incredible amount of time the machines wasted for everyone.

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  • Help Keep the Reviews Coming, A Plan

    Here’s my proposal (and it’s a compromise, I know): if you have a new thing you want to buy, and you let me use it first, I’ll pay you 5-10% of the price of that item. Why Writing reviews is my favorite part of this site, and writing these reviews in general is something that […]

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  • ‘The new Dark Sky’

    Dr. Drang with the best criticism yet of Dark Sky’s redesign, has this to open with about Jared Sinclair’s criticisms of the app: I can only assume he thinks “casual users” are idiots. I agree with Dr. Drang on pretty much every point of his.

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  • The Fujifilm X-E2

    After using the Olympus OM-D E-M5 for a month I was pretty sure I had no need for my full-frame Canon gear any longer. That gear was outdated and to upgrade it (to a modern body) would be costly, and the benefit of doing so would be low because it would still be a bulky […]

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  • ‘The Next-Gen Workspace’

    From the nothing-new department, Ahmed Datoo: You might start your day at a stand-up desk, then switch to a couch in a lounge area to brainstorm with co-workers. Need to focus for a few hours? Try a designated quiet room. Want a little more stimulation to get your creativity flowing? Spend some time in a […]

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  • ‘Four Months With The X100S’

    Christopher Jue: The X100S is the go to camera you want to take when you travel. Leave the DSLR’s at home. Enjoy your actual vacation by not having to dig around in your camera bag deciding which body and lens to use. As some would say, “keep it simple, stupid!”

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  • ‘Google and Motorola: (One of) the biggest destructions of shareholder value in history’

    Ian Betteridge: The entire farce has cost Google somewhere in the region of $11bn, even once it’s managed to get $3bn back from Lenovo, which is desperate for a brand it can use to crack the American market. Here’s the thing though, Gmail/Search/Maps is free — how could you possibly think ill of Google abysmal […]

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  • IPSEC/L2TP VPN on a Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux

    Nice guide form Keith Smiley on setting up a VPN with a Raspberry Pi model A and B. I use my Mac mini, but if you want cheaper hardware then this seems like a great option.

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  • ‘The best photo editing app for the Mac’

    Best comparison on Lightroom versus Aperture I have seen.

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  • Micro Four-Thirds Gear for Sale

    I am selling all of this gear only because I have decided to move to the Fujifilm X system. I love most of this gear and wouldn’t sell it if I could keep both sets. Olympus OM-D EM-5 SOLD In perfect condition and comes with original box and everything that was in that box (strap […]

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  • ‘Deconstructing my OmniFocus Dependency’

    Gabe Weatherhead, in what I suspect won't be the last of the leaving OmniFocus posts, sums up the fears about OmniFocus nicely: However, this year has brought some disappointments and huge amounts of resistance to my OmniFocus affair. The OmniFocus 2 for Mac beta left me bewildered. OmniFocus 2 for iPhone is so uncomfortable to […]

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  • ‘Fifty States of Fear’

    Peter Ludlow: The Bush fear-peddling is usually considered the more extreme, but is it? The Obama formulation puts the “radicalized individuals” in our midst. They could be American citizens or legal residents. And the subtext is that if we want to catch them we need to start looking within. The other is among us. The […]

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  • The Frustration of CNN and Fox News Driven Politics

    Bruce Schneier: What frustrates me about all of this – this report, the president's speech, and so many other things – is that they focus on the bulk collection of cell phone call records. There's so much more bulk collection going on – phone calls, e-mails, address books, buddy lists, text messages, cell phone location […]

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  • Flag: Print Your Own Ads

    The Kickstarter description: To make photo printing fun – for the first time by our reckoning – we’ve designed a photo finishing system ready for the 21st century. Museum quality (Giclée) printers, German 220 gram photo paper from sustainable sources, laser cutters, and robots with carbon fiber arms will allow Flag to deliver prints, for […]

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  • Archipad

    What a great little app — first its kind that does’t look like a cheesy pos. I also like that they are using subscription pricing. Via Beautiful Pixels who note: Archipad calls itself as a sketching tool with scale and does only that. So it won’t really replace your standard CAD software. Nor does it […]

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  • ‘Snowden docs reveal British spies snooped on YouTube and Facebook’

    Richard Esposito, Matthew Cole and Mark Schone, with Glenn Greenwald: Documents taken from the National Security Agency by Edward Snowden and obtained by NBC News detail how British cyber spies demonstrated a pilot program to their U.S. partners in 2012 in which they were able to monitor YouTube in real time and collect addresses from […]

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  • ‘NSA and GCHQ target ‘leaky’ phone apps’

    James Ball: So successful was this effort that one 2008 document noted that “[i]t effectively means that anyone using Google Maps on a smartphone is working in support of a GCHQ system.” Also, take a look at the iPhone slide. Wow.

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  • ‘After the revolution…’

    Some great photos of old Macs.

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