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Woz: We've made machines too important

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I am writing this at the behest of my leader, the Lady Laptop.<p>For a number of years now, she has tried to explain to me who's boss. I have offered resistance. Ignorant resistance. She tired of trying to …

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Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code, A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor For OS X, Linux And Windows

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced the launch of Visual Studio Code, a lightweight cross-platform code editor for writing modern web and cloud applications that will run on OS X, Linux and Windows. The application is still officially in preview, but you can now download it …

Software

Meet the man responsible for Google's billion-dollar acquisitions

On its top ten acquisitions alone, it has spent more than $24.5 billion dollars.<p>That's a lot of money, but Google has learned how to make the most of those purchases. Time Magazine recently wrote that the company had "perfected" the Silicon Valley acquisition, in part because its so good at …

Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg's husband dies 'suddenly' on family vacation

Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, dies, aged 47, after falling from treadmill while exercising in a gym.<p>Dave Goldberg, the CEO of online polling company SurveyMonkey and husband of <b>Facebook</b> chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed …

Silicon Valley

Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook are at war over the future of news — and one of them tried to buy a media company

"I still think we should buy them," his tweet, which has since been deleted, read.<p>"He is on your schedule for December 15 or 16 -- We need to sell him. I have a plan."<p>Noto was most likely trying to send a direct message to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. And the company he was interested in buying was …

Facebook Tests Giving Some News Feed Control to Users

In recent years, Facebook has been increasingly strict about controlling what users see in their News Feeds and the order in which they see it – much to the annoyance of some. Now in a new experiment it’s giving up a little of that power.<p>AdWeek’s Social Times reports on a new test:<p>“For some mobile …

Articles about 5 energy storage solutions will make renewables viable alternative fossil fuels on Dwell.com - Dwell

Grid-scale storage may be revolutionizing the market for clean energy.<p>The standard pear-shaped incandescent bulb thatmost of us have been using for ages has a bad reputation among environmentalists...<p>Jim Kelly first began pondering the possibilities and limitations of renewables as a senior vice …

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What's for Dinner: The May Day Way

<i>Not feeling inspired by your usual dishes? Here's what's for dinner.</i><p>Different countries get down on May Day (that would be today, May 1) in very …

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9 Things That Taste Like a Margarita But Aren’t

We love margaritas, in all their various colors and flavors. The simple blend of tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur in the right proportion …

Fresh Marjoram and 10 Foods to Pair It With

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We've been stocking up on fresh herbs to get our spring fix. Next up, marjoram.</i><p>Marjoram is like a thumb. (Stay with me here.) Earlier this week, I gave my daughter a preschool …