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    5 ways OS X Yosemite will change the way you work
Devindra Hardawar, venturebeat.com
The most interesting thing about Apple’s newest OS X update? It goes way beyond the desktop.With OS X Yosemite, which was officially released yesterday, Apple is beginning to unify its desktop and mobile computing platforms. You still won’t be…

    5 ways OS X Yosemite will change the way you work
    Devindra Hardawar, venturebeat.com

    The most interesting thing about Apple’s newest OS X update? It goes way beyond the desktop.

    With OS X Yosemite, which was officially released yesterday, Apple is beginning to unify its desktop and mobile computing platforms. You still won’t be…

    — 21 hours ago
    SM scholarships

    SM scholarships

    — 2 days ago

    Thank God it’s Friday!

    — 3 days ago
    Salcedo Park in Makati City closed till 30Nov14.

    Salcedo Park in Makati City closed till 30Nov14.

    — 3 days ago
    A Philippine Volcano May Be About to Blow and 12,000 Have Been Evacuated
Rishi Iyengar, time.com
Quakes and rockfalls at Mount Mayon have sparked serious concernAn ominous glow from the Philippines’ most active volcano has prompted the evacuation of more than 12,000 people from its surrounding areas.There have been a series of quakes an…

    A Philippine Volcano May Be About to Blow and 12,000 Have Been Evacuated
    Rishi Iyengar, time.com

    Quakes and rockfalls at Mount Mayon have sparked serious concern

    An ominous glow from the Philippines’ most active volcano has prompted the evacuation of more than 12,000 people from its surrounding areas.

    There have been a series of quakes an…

    — 1 month ago
    Bill Gates Just Revealed His Goal For The Rest Of His Life
Randall Lane, forbes.com
For the past five years, Bill and Melin­da Gates have pub­lished an annu­al let­ter, mod­eled on War­ren Buf­fett’s leg­endary Berk­shire Hath­away share­hold­er mis­sives, which help set the glob­al phil­an­thropic agen­da. This year, they’ve tak…

    Bill Gates Just Revealed His Goal For The Rest Of His Life
    Randall Lane, forbes.com

    For the past five years, Bill and Melin­da Gates have pub­lished an annu­al let­ter, mod­eled on War­ren Buf­fett’s leg­endary Berk­shire Hath­away share­hold­er mis­sives, which help set the glob­al phil­an­thropic agen­da. This year, they’ve tak…

    — 9 months ago
    BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | Beg your pardon, Maam-Sir, but urbanization works →

    Benjamin de la Pena, interaksyon.com

    This past week, BusinessWorld and Inquirer.net published two identically titled opinion pieces. Both were called ‘Decongesting Metro Manila’, and both were written by corporate management experts. Both articles were ill-informed and wrong.

    — 9 months ago
    	Earth, Wind and Fire: The Extreme Weather of 2013time.com
When it comes to weath­er, 2013 will be remem­bered pri­mar­i­ly for Super­ty­phoon Haiyan, the strongest storm ever record­ed at land­fall, which slammed into the Philip­pines in early Novem­ber and killed at least 6,000 peo­ple. But the typhoon…

    Earth, Wind and Fire: The Extreme Weather of 2013
    time.com

    When it comes to weath­er, 2013 will be remem­bered pri­mar­i­ly for Super­ty­phoon Haiyan, the strongest storm ever record­ed at land­fall, which slammed into the Philip­pines in early Novem­ber and killed at least 6,000 peo­ple. But the typhoon…

    — 10 months ago
    What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations
Rebecca J. Rosen, theatlantic.com
The Inter­net we each see every day is an infin­i­tes­i­mal­ly tiny sliv­er of the whole—the parts we have curat­ed for our­selves, the parts our net­work of friends and fam­i­ly sends to us, and the sites that we have made parts of our…

    What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations
    Rebecca J. Rosen, theatlantic.com

    The Inter­net we each see every day is an infin­i­tes­i­mal­ly tiny sliv­er of the whole—the parts we have curat­ed for our­selves, the parts our net­work of friends and fam­i­ly sends to us, and the sites that we have made parts of our…

    — 1 year ago
    Most Developers Are Middle-Aged Married Folks, Yet Brogrammers Persist
Matt Asay, readwrite.com
A few weeks ago the tech world was right­ly aghast when some bozos took the stage at Techcrunch Dis­rupt 2013 to show­case their “Tit­stare” appli­ca­tion. It was but the lat­est in a series of indus­try mis­steps over gen­der equal­i­ty, includ­i…

    Most Developers Are Middle-Aged Married Folks, Yet Brogrammers Persist
    Matt Asay, readwrite.com

    A few weeks ago the tech world was right­ly aghast when some bozos took the stage at Techcrunch Dis­rupt 2013 to show­case their “Tit­stare” appli­ca­tion. It was but the lat­est in a series of indus­try mis­steps over gen­der equal­i­ty, includ­i…

    — 1 year ago
    'SimCity' may get an offline mode after all
By Jacob Kastrenakes, theverge.com
Sim­C­i­ty may final­ly drop the online-only require­ment that brought the game to a grind­ing halt for many play­ers dur­ing its launch week. The game’s devel­op­er, Maxis, orig­i­nal­ly said that Sim­C­i­ty had to be played online …

Finally. Will buy one if there’s an offline mode.

    'SimCity' may get an offline mode after all
    By Jacob Kastrenakes, theverge.com

    Sim­C­i­ty may final­ly drop the online-only require­ment that brought the game to a grind­ing halt for many play­ers dur­ing its launch week. The game’s devel­op­er, Maxis, orig­i­nal­ly said that Sim­C­i­ty had to be played online …

    Finally. Will buy one if there’s an offline mode.

    — 1 year ago
    They’re (Almost) All Dirty: The State of Cheating in Android Benchmarks
Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug, anandtech.com
Thanks to AndreiF7’s excellent work on discovering it, we kicked off our investigations into Samsung’s CPU/GPU optimizations around the international Galaxy S 4 in July and came away with a couple of conclusions:1) On the Exynos 5410, Samsung was…

    They’re (Almost) All Dirty: The State of Cheating in Android Benchmarks
    Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug, anandtech.com

    Thanks to AndreiF7’s excellent work on discovering it, we kicked off our investigations into Samsung’s CPU/GPU optimizations around the international Galaxy S 4 in July and came away with a couple of conclusions:1) On the Exynos 5410, Samsung was…

    — 1 year ago