Category Archives: Media

Bill Gates’ letter celebrating Microsoft 40th anniversary

This is awesome! The real letter that Bill Gates sent to Microsoft employees for the company’s 40th anniversary. The Verge reports: Gates sent the following letter to Microsoft employees today to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary. The letter was posted … Continue reading

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A pocketful of early Internet Service Providers greeting packs from 1994.

Digging in my vintage-computer mess, I found this pack from Xmas 1994 – labelled Software ETC.   I barely reminded that a long-time friend, Claudio, brought me this stuff from a trip in the USA – where early Internet was … Continue reading

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Latest National Geographic Magazine: “The age of disbelief” (about science)

Love National Geographic Magazine: March issue’s cover story is about disbelief, skepticism about science and doubt versus estabilished science. From medicine to space, from history to dinosaur, from evolution to global climate: skepticism is all around us and is, somehow … Continue reading

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Atari: ‘Game Over’ documentary due for November release about the mass burial of videogames

This promises to be really awesome! You may recall about the Atari videogame burial site affair… “Atari E.T. Dig- Alamogordo, New Mexico (14036097792)” by taylorhatmaker – Atari E.T. Dig: Alamogordo, New Mexico. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. … Continue reading

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#Drones in the future (according to New York Magazine)

Aptly titled “Drones and everything after”, this long article by Benjamin Wallace-Wells featured in the latest issue of NYMag is an excellent compendium of ‘drone experiences‘ around the US and the world alike. Several real-world examples are given about how … Continue reading

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Apple’s #BendGate has sparkled several bright marketing and fun ideas!

Ok, there’s too much hype about the recent iPhone 6+ #BendGate: supposedly, some iPhone 6+ early users reported bending and/or cracking of the brand new giant iPhone. Be it true or not (too much speculations and little investigation), the #BendGate, … Continue reading

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What do “The edge of tomorrow” and Wargames movies have in common?

The edge of tomorrow is a pretty cool movie: the plot and the script shows some really nice ideas about time warping, looping and so on. As a movie fan, though, I spotted something very funny. In the opening scene, … Continue reading

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European Election 2014: results provided in real-time thanks to open-data #EP2014

May 25th marks not only European Paliament Election day but a ‘first time‘ for open data. The European Parliament is making a range of tools available to make it easier for the media to cover the European elections on 25 … Continue reading

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The age of publishers not journalists (at least on Twitter)

Here’s a post (and then some replies) that will sparkle a lot of flames about news, media and social networks. Who does drive more traffic to news sites? Facebook or Twitter? Journalists seem to love Twitter but Facebook drives more … Continue reading

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From 128 Megabytes to 256 Gigabytes in less than 9 years: a USB-drive story

Can’t remember when I first bought my first USB pendrive. I presume it was something like a 256 Megabytes, acting as an MP3 player and costing some 70 euros (about 90 USD). Back then, it seemed as a lot of … Continue reading

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