Apple's 12.9" iPad will feature Bluetooth stylus, Force Touch, NFC & more, source says

Exclusive By Neil Hughes Sunday, May 03, 2015, 09:12 am PT (12:12 pm ET) Apple is indeed working on a larger iPad which will feature a number of changes, including an all-new Bluetooth stylus accessory with pressure sensitivity, support for Force Touch input, and a USB-C connector, AppleInsider has learned. Purported "iPad Pro" renderings. A person familiar with Apple's future product plans has revealed that the company is in fact working o...
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Kerbal Space Program crash course: 10 steps to the Mun and back

After four long years in beta, Kerbal Space Program has been officially released as version 1.0. This is an intimidating game full of real science and engineering to learn. Even with endless hours to learn the ropes, it won’t appeal to everyone. However, if you like tinkering and simulation-style games, Kerbal Space Program may come to dominate your free time. So, how do you get started? Check out these ten tips and you’ll be go for launch ...
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Schwing! 'SNL' app adds AirPlay and Android support

Since it launched in February I've been a pretty big fan of the Saturday Night Live app , and the latest update should make it quite a bit better. Now there's native iPad support (hooray!) in addition to it being available on Android devices . NBC's also gone back and remastered some of the old sketches, added around 400 more (including some of the late Phil Hartman's "Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer" bits) and tossed AirPlay support in so you can ...
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Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO, Dies Unexpectedly

Silicon Valley and the wider world of technology are mourning the very sudden death of Dave Goldberg, a long time entrepreneur and investor, CEO of SurveyMonkey, husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, father and friend to many. The news was made public earlier today in a Facebook post from his brother Robert . “It’s with incredible shock and sadness that I’m letting our friends and family know that my amazing brother, Dave Goldberg , belo...
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Welcome To The Disrupt NY Hackathon

  Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon Kicks Off Let the coding begin! Over a 1,000 hackers have filed into The Manhattan Center and is diligently banging out code and tearing apart APIs. Over the next 24 hours these teams will work furiously, powered by Red Bull and Nerf Gun tomfoolery, to create a stunning application or hardware project. Starting tomorrow at 11:30, these teams will present on the massive Disrupt stage. The presentations are op...
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You can build Microsoft's Kinect-powered holodeck at home

Got a Kinect, a projector and a knack for code? If so, you can create a Star Trek-like holodeck in your living room. Microsoft has released the RoomAlive Toolkit, a software framework that lets you string together Kinect motion trackers to create interactive projection maps. You can use it to build anything from extra-immersive games through to art displays. This isn't exactly a trivial undertaking (Microsoft is promising lots of tutorials)...
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Gaming Rules In College Classrooms Infographic

Moblab has made a persuasive infographic about game-based learning with the result from interview with hundreds of economic professors. Based in Pasadena, CA, MobLab is a venture capital backed start up dedicated to delivering mobile education for interactive games in social science classroom . Led by founders from Caltech, it’s a group of dedicated engineers, academics, designers, and entrepreneurs. With a MobLab account you...
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This Week In Techdirt History: April 26th - May 2nd

Five Years Ago This week in 2010, the world was abuzz over the prototype iPhone that was left in a bar, and we discussed the legal fallout and its implications for bloggers-as-journalists . At the same time, another case found that a blog commenters was not a journalist . In the old-school journalism world, Rupert Murdoch was moving towards paywalls while his competitors were proudly promising to remain free , and the New York Times was str...
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What would it take to take Apple private?

Feature By Sam Oliver Saturday, May 02, 2015, 11:04 am PT (02:04 pm ET) Die-hard Apple fans have long suggested that the company might be better off without the scrutiny that comes with being publicly traded. On the heels of another record-breaking quarter, AppleInsider took a look at what going private might mean for the computing juggernaut. Apple has a reputation for being perhaps the most nimble "big company" in Silicon Valley — interna...
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This Cheat Sheet Lists the Shelf Life of Common Spices

Spices don’t last forever, and fresher is better. If you have a few spices you don’t use all that often, make sure they haven’t lost that flavor with this cheat sheet. Whole spices tend to last longer, while dried herbs, flowers, and zested citrus lie on the shorter end of the spectrum. You may get a slightly longer shelf life than quoted in the sheet, but freshness will usually start to decline after a few months. Check out the chart below...
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