Yes, the polar vortex is back, but we've got a pretty good array of events that will all take place indoors. See, we're thinking about you. Housing Works Bookstore is hosting a party in honor of Asymptote's third anniversary; writers John and Molly Knefel host Radio Dispatch, a progressive political ... More >>
On Wednesday, Apple's new operating system, iOS 7, was released. Among iOS 7's bells and whistles is a new feature called Activation Lock that will make it more difficult for thieves to resell stolen iPhones--and it comes to users thanks in large part to the lobbying efforts of New York Attorney Gen ... More >>
And we were scared of a measly heat wave.At midnight Saturday, while the ConEd officials were facing off against its workers, the Earth's timekeepers (they exist!) held back the world's atomic time for exactly one second to keep it in line with the planet's rotation. The Network TIme ... More >>
The tech world is having itself a little freak-out over the news that iPhones using iOS4 (the latest operating system) have been saving users' location data whenever they make a cell call. Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden discovered a hidden file in the phone's operating system that keeps track ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
BrownstonerBrooklyn11211 reports that Planet Thailand, the cavernous pan-Asian restaurant that helped put Williamsburg on the restaurant map back in the '90s, has closed for good. The closure was confirmed by an employee at the restaurant's sister location in Chelsea, which will remain open. ... More >>
Surreptitiously taken with an Apple product. Sonic Youth Soho Apple Store Tuesday, June 9 "It's so quiet," says Kim Gordon, and it instantly gets even quieter, everyone instinctively inhaling with anticipation, because Kim's not one for banter unless she's thought of something profound. "One wou ... More >>
Michael Daly's column has to be a put-on. If it's not, then give him an "F" for fatuous. In "Let's make Caroline Kennedy our special envoy to Washington," the self-serious Daily News scribe fights back his tears about Caroline Kennedy's withdrawal from the Senate appointment race and opines: Ma ... More >>
TechCrunch has three new non-Seinfeld Microsoft ads. As befits the election season, they're short on policy but long on image. "I'm a PC," says a John Hodgman type who appears at the outset of the ads, "and I've been made into a stereotype."
Are we entering an era of ubuntu? Barry Obama's apparent victory over Hillary Clinton helps loosen a painful 16-year headlock on Americans. Practically all that's standing in his way is John McCain. At least McCain is wiser than George W. Bush. But then, who isn't? McCain, however, is a supporter ... More >>
We like this latest Improv Everywhere video because they are running Windows 95 and because the synth line in the theme music reminds us of the song written by tri-Lams as part of the Greek week competition in Revenge of the Nerds.
So, Apple can run Windows. Think that'll settle the heart of this geek?
Cheap and simple software choices for capturing webcasts on your iPod
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Yes, Virginia, you can send and receive through a desktop. Here's how.
The problem is scary. The fix can be fatal. But be bravethere's no choice.
Peripherals: how to get your old-school scanner working with OS X
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Why Code Crackers Will Lead the Digital Age
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Gadgetry Is Not Just an Obsession It's a Way of Life
Unleashing Progressive Politics on the Technopoly
Linux, the David of Operating Systems, Poses a Threat to Microsoft's Goliath
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