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Canon just dropped a nuke in the megapixel war

Canon has developed a CMOS camera sensor that records a 250-megapixel image. Not that this should kill your excitement about the 12 megapixels you’re going to get with the camera on the new iPhone 6s, but take a moment to consider the number.<p>How do we even fathom 250 megapixels? Canon, in its press …

Everyone on the planet seems to be using Apple headphones and that's a mistake

It's time to face the cold, hard truth, everyone.<p>Apple's standard headphones — also known as "EarPods," which everyone seems to use on a daily basis — are just not that good.<p>Sure, they do lots of fancy things, and Apple puts those two buttons on the cord to great use. But when it comes to actual …

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When will Google index a googol Web pages?

Google likes to change the very meaning of an already established word. Googol became Google – and now they just created a company called Alphabet. They didn’t even bother changing the spelling this time, which is going to be really confusing teaching my two-year old about the differences between …

Be the first in your family to land on Mars

There’s a good chance I will be the first Pierini to land on Mars. No, I did not win some contest that sends me on a one-way trip to the Red Planet in the name of reality TV.<p>But I did register my name with NASA to have it embedded on a microchip headed to Mars. Now it’s your turn.<p>The process is …

How to Be a Good Programmer

There is more than one type of programmer. When I left grad school, I was a SAS programmer. Since then, I've learned other languages and don't really use SAS anymore. You could refer to me as a Python, HTML, CSS and JavaScript programmer. Basically, I'm a statistician who can do some website …

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Downton Abbey's Lady Mary and Matthew Reunited Last Night. . .and There Is a Picture!

Be still, our beating hearts.<p>With the final season of <i>Downton Abbey</i> quickly approaching, we worried that we would never see Lady Mary re-united with her one and only true love, Matthew Crawley. Certainly there were some logistical barriers preventing this reunion—Matthew being dead and all—but we …

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Ex Apple CEO launches five new smartphones in the Middle East

Former Apple CEO John Sculley has launched a new lineup of budget smartphones in the Middle East — although he admits Steve Jobs would like not be enamoured with them.<p>“Steve being Steve would say, you can do alot better,” he told <i>Gulf Business</i>.<p>The range includes various animal-themed devices, …

Apple brings back SMS Continuity in OS X Yosemite GM

iOS 8 and Yosemite work together unlike any other operating systems Apple’s ever created, but after removing one of Continuity’s most promising new features – the ability to send and receive SMS texts from Messages on a Mac – Apple has restored the feature to OS X Yosemite slightly ahead of …

How Steve Jobs prepared Apple for controversies like Bendgate

The infamous iPhone 6 “bending video” may have reached close to 47 million hits on YouTube, but Apple has seemingly escaped Bendgate without any lasting damage — just as it has with every “gate” incident before it.<p>In a new blog post entitled “The Joy of Apple Slamming,” former Apple ad exec Ken …