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  • Third-Generation Apple TV Lands With a Thud
    By on March 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    DeviceGuru writes “Although generally overshadowed by the iPad 3 debut, Apple also introduced the third incarnation of its Apple TV streaming media players this week. Sporting a revamped icon-based UI, the third-generation Apple TV doesn’t add much to its predecessor beyond a truly-HD 1080p video output mode. Although Apple TV is still not supported by an Apple Apps Store plug-in apps ecosystem, its new UI (available as a free update for (more…)

  • Allen eases to World Open triumph
    By on March 5, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen wins his first ranking title by beating Stephen Lee 10-1 at the World Open final in China.


  • Building a Case For Telecommuting
    By on March 5, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Esther Schindler writes “Many of us geeks prefer to work at home without distractions, but a lot of bosses still believe that if they don’t see you, you must be lolling about, eating bon-bons and playing Angry Birds. ‘There may be many reasons a manager is distrustful of telecommuting but the phenomenon of what Albiero calls “presentism”—that is, only trusting and rewarding the folks you see at their computer is a major factor.’ (more…)

  • The Inside Story of Virgin Oceanic’s Mission To the Mariana Trench
    By on March 1, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    the_newsbeagle writes “Millionaire adventurer Chris Welsh, the driving force behind Virgin Oceanic, wants to name his sub “Scarlett” after Scarlett Johansson—that’s how sexy this vehicle is. Welsh plans to pilot the experimental, cutting-edge sub to the bottom of the Mariana Trench sometime this year, in what would be only the second human descent to the deepest spot in the world’s oceans (the first trip down was in 1960). This inside (more…)