Sunday, June 29, 2008

Hacking The Facebook Platform For Data Portability

Hacking The Facebook Platform For Data Portability:
"There’s one thing about Facebook that most people still seem to have wrong: that it’s a walled garden. Quite the contrary, the Platform allows for full data portability and has since its inception. It actually isn’t a walled garden at all."

The Books That Changed Your Lives

The Books That Changed Your Lives:
"On Thursday we asked you what books have changed your life, and over 250 thoughtful comments later, it's clear you all have book shelves stuffed with meaningful tomes. Now it's time to share the love. Today we've compiled some of the titles that you mentioned the most, with summaries and links to Amazon so you can check 'em out further—and get a glimpse into the minds and lives of Lifehacker readers."

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The God Particle - National Geographic Magazine

The God Particle - National Geographic Magazine:
"If you were to dig a hole 300 feet straight down from the center of the charming French village of Crozet, you'd pop into a setting that calls to mind the subterranean lair of one of those James Bond villains. A garishly lit tunnel ten feet in diameter curves away into the distance, interrupted every few miles by lofty chambers crammed with heavy steel structures, cables, pipes, wires, magnets, tubes, shafts, catwalks, and enigmatic gizmos."

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

10 Ultimate Cubicle Gadgets

10 Ultimate Cubicle Gadgets - Switched:
"Milton from 'Office Space' had his coveted red stapler. Dwight Schrute from 'The Office' has his Dwight Schrute bobble-head doll. What have you pimped your cube with -- one of those horrible inspirational posters that reads something soul-crushing like, 'Excellence,' 'Success' or 'Opportunity'? Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of the 10 ultimate cubicle gadgets no worker should toil away without. And now's the perfect time to give these useful and sometimes amusing doodads as gifts, given that December is upon us and the 'Secret Snowflake' office party frenzy is only just beginning. The gadgets on the following pages are guaranteed to either make you or your co-workers more productive, or make the day go by faster. And away we go!"

Monday, June 16, 2008

Spend less on everything - Spend less on everything:
"In today’s economy, consumers are being squeezed at both ends: On one, by higher prices for staples like food and gas; on the other, by dropping interest rates on savings, disappointing stock-market performance, and meager or no salary increases. If you’re having trouble keeping within your budget, this is a good time to review your spending to find ways to cut costs without denying yourself too many of life’s pleasures."

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The PoD: Poor Man's Media PC

The PoD: Poor Man's Media PC:
"Sure, most of us would love to stream the world's media through our televisions, but it can get pricey real quick when media centers get involved. 'The PoD' by Verismo Networks is a $99 box that supports basically any format of video that you can throw at it (from internet Flash clips like YouTube to Windows DRM content like Amazon Unbox downloads)."

International Space Station Construction Phases

I've been looking for a website that describes the step-by-step phases of construction of the International Space Station. This one is the best I've seen to date:

HTC announces HTC Touch Pro : Boy Genius Report

HTC announces HTC Touch Pro : Boy Genius Report:
"You might know it as the HTC Raphael, but from now on, it’s official, and officially the Touch Pro. More or a less a slide-out QWERTY version of the HTC Touch Diamond, the Touch Pro improves on some of the Touch Diamond’s specs. Here we’ll find a 1350mAh battery with up to 8 hours of talk time, 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, GPS, HSDPA 7.2 and HSUPA connectivity. Sadly, it’s not a quad-band EDGE or tri-band UMTS device, with North American versions coming “later in the year.” Hit the jump for the full specs on the Touch Pro and a couple images."