A funny video for one culture, a revolution for another.
Hosted by Jerry Seinfeld. Absolutely brilliant.
From all the games I used to play as a kid, 2 really stood out: Carmageddon and Total Annihilation. I could waste hours, even days playing them.
Last month a remake of Carmageddon got funded on Kickstarter. Today, the makers of Total Annihilation announced they’re Kickstarting (is that even a word?) a new game inspired by the original game from 1997. For
$20 (didn’t see the early bird slot) you get the game when it’s done (they’re targeting July 2013).
I am beyond excited about this and really hope they make their (rather big) goal of $900,000.
John Gruber celebrates the 10th birthday of his blog (congrats!) with this tribute to pixels, and how the rise of retina displays (it will happen, trust me) in desktop computers are going to effect them.
Capture is a show where photographers discuss their profession, and the stories behind their most famous photos. The first episode was off to a great start and the second one should be available tomorrow.
Evening Edition is quickly becoming my new newspaper. Every evening they post a list of articles about things that happened in the world that day. No sensationalism, no linkbait, just a clear view on events. Even the ads are tasteful! Content is delivered to you by RSS or Twitter (I’m guessing email delivery is up next).
Today they introduced topic pages which give you more context about certain stories.
I’d love to see more sites like this.
Karl The Fog showing off over the bay.
Call me old fashioned, but I prefer the future of the human body not to involve surgery.
Really enjoying these long form articles from The Verge lately. Solid reporting and writing.
Well, we don’t like it at all.
7 months old this week.
Ive in an interview with The Independent:
We have been, on a number of occasions, preparing for mass production and in a room and realised we are talking a little too loud about the virtues of something. That to me is always the danger, if I’m trying to talk a little too loud about something and realising I’m trying to convince myself that something’s good.
Michael Lopp’s tribute to the among Apple-fans legendary phrase “One More Thing”.
The best stories, the ones we love, have a surprise ending. Since Steve returned to Apple, an essential part of the keynote was the anticipation of the unexpected, and that means aggressive and invasive secrecy. Not because they don’t want you to know, but because they want to tell you a great story.
Apple’s legal battle with Samsung is getting uglier and uglier, but it does allow us to get a glimpse of what goes on behind the screens in Jonathan Ive’s department. The Verge today published a gallery of iPhone (and iPad) prototypes, and it’s amazing how much more different it could’ve looked like. This photo shows the final OS look on a device that doesn’t even come close to the first-generation iPhone.
Safari 6 offers a bunch of great improvements, but removed the option to subscribe to the RSS feed of a site with one click. Daniel Jalkut built a Safari Extension to fix that.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s impressive Keynote Speech at the 28th National Space Symposium.
(via this Kickstarter project you should back)
A space rocket, a parachute, a low-orbit rocket-controlled device, and a tether, all to get the Mars Rover on the surface of Mars. This is so geeking awesome.
I was going to write about the new Retina MacBook Pro, but Garrett Murray wrote it for me.
On non-retina apps:
The app landscape will improve with time, but the internet is a different story.
People see the cost of the base-model rMBP and compare it to the 15-inch MacBook Pro and determine the $400 difference [for the retina display] is too much for such a useless feature. […] That $400 difference buys you so much more than the display upgrade.
It’s a hell of a machine.
At The Color Run last weekend.