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  • The touchscreen infotainment systems in new cars are a distracting mess June 15, 2019
    When I’m in charge of a car company, we’re going to have one strict rule about interior design: make it so it doesn’t cause you to crash the car. You’d think this would already be in effect everywhere, but no. Ever since the arrival of the iPhone, car designers have aspired to replicate that sleek, glassy aesthetic within the cabin. And it never works, becau […]
    Thom Holwerda
  • Subway history: how OS/2 powered the NYC subway for decades June 15, 2019
    The role of OS/2 in the NYC subway system is more of a conduit. It helps connect the various parts that people use with the parts they don’t. Waldhauer notes, “There are no user-facing applications for OS/2 anywhere in the system. OS/2 is mainly used as the interface between a sophisticated mainframe database and the simple computers used in subway and bus e […]
    Thom Holwerda
  • R.T. Russell’s Z80 BBC Basic is now open source June 15, 2019
    More news from the CP/Mish front: As part of the work I’ve been doing with cpmish I’ve been trying to track down the copyright holders of some of the more classic pieces of CP/M software and asking them to license it in a way that allows redistribution. One of the people I contacted was R.T. Russell, the author of the classic Z80 BBC BASIC, and he very kindl […]
    Thom Holwerda


  • Download Networking All-in-One For Dummies (Worth $17) For FREE! June 15, 2019
    Here’s your chance to download the seventh edition of Networking All-in-One For Dummies, the one networking book that’s designed to replace an entire shelf full of the dull and tedious networking books you’d otherwise have to buy. And yes, it’s free until 18 June 2019! This ebook is packed with “all the basic and not-so-basic information you need to know to […]
    Rob Nightingale
  • Why Do We Procrastinate? 5 Science-Backed Sites to Understand and Overcome It June 15, 2019
    One of the biggest obstacles to productivity is our tendency to procrastinate tasks. In fact, research shows that some people’s brains are wired to make them procrastinate more than others. What is the science behind procrastination, and how do you scientifically beat it? The internet, as usual, has all the answers. There are websites that sum up the science […]
    Mihir Patkar
  • Kickstarter Asks Creators to Be More Honest June 14, 2019
    Kickstarter is cracking down on hyperbole, asking creators to be more honest when pitching their products. While Kickstarter isn’t going to enforce these rules with an iron fist, it is incentivizing creators to start following the guidelines. Kickstarter has been the source of some amazing products over the years. And some are products that would never have […]
    Dave Parrack


  • Twitter Bringing Mac App Back Using Apple's Project Catalyst June 14, 2019
    Apple last week unveiled Project Catalyst, an initiative designed to allow developers to port their iPad apps to the Mac. At the time, Apple named several partners, including Twitter, and today, Twitter provided more detail on its upcoming Mac app. Twitter says that it will leverage its existing iOS codebase to bring Twitter to the Mac, but will add native M […]
    Juli Clover
  • Smart Fitness Device Activ5 Now Available From Apple June 14, 2019
    Apple retail stores and the Apple online store are now carrying the Activ5, a fitness device designed by Activbody. Described as a portable isometric-based strength training device with digital coaching, the Activ5 coaches users through each isometric exercise, measures maximum strength for each exercise, and communicates this to an iPhone. The device itself […]
    Juli Clover
  • Apple Teams Up With Madonna for Today at Apple Music Lab Classes June 14, 2019
    Apple and Madonna have teamed up to launch new Today at Apple Music Lab classes where attendees will go hands-on with Crave, a track from Madonna's latest album, and will be able to remix it. The Today at Apple session will also walk students through deconstructing the song, and there will be details on what inspired her. Go behind the making of a hit s […]
    Juli Clover

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