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  • Switched On: On iOS, Now is Google's Time

    Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.

    DNP Switched On On iOS, Now is Google's Time

    In the early days of the internet economy, the saying went that webpages were created on Macs, served on Unix and viewed on Windows. In the iOS app economy, it’s often the case that apps run on devices by Apple, but connect to services by Google. With the exception of many games, at this point, apps increasingly strive to be internet services.

    Google has been investing in more of these services for a longer time and in a way more directly tied to apps than Apple has. Google Maps has been the best example, but others include Google Drive (with its editing features), Google Voice and Google+. In contrast, Apple’s biggest consumer online service success (other than the iTunes store) has been iCloud, which is less app-like and more of a silent shuttle for documents and files among iOS devices.

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  • All-in-one Atari 2600 controller crafted to curtail retro gaming clutter

    Allinone Atari controller finally arrives to curtail retro gaming clutter

    Ahhh, the venerable Atari 2600. The godfather of console gaming has, in recent years, seen a resurgence as a hacker’s muse — mods to its innards and controllers are legion on the web. Recently, a new mod emerged: a controller that combines the capabilities of the Atari’s joystick, paddle and keyboard controllers. It’s crafted from a small wooden box, a cannibalized joystick, an Ethernet cable, some switches and a smattering of other electronic bits, and there’s a full how-to on making one of your own on Instructables, courtesy of user x2Jiggy. If the mere mention of such an all-in-one has those DIY juices flowing, head on past the break for a construction video and see how it’s done. It’s high time you dust off your stock 2600 and break out Pitfall, Adventure or, well, Breakout.

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    Via: Hack a day

    Source: Instructables

  • The After Math: The (homemade) hammer of Thor, Virgin space flights and an atomic movie

    Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week’s tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages.


    This week’s After Math appears to have taken on a comic book theme. Want to make your own Thor hammer? How about your very own Atomic Watch — rather than those radio-wave-based excuses of a timepiece? We’ve also got the very real prospect of civilian flights to outer space and, er, Kobe Bryant advertising Lenovo smartphones. Stranger things have happened, right? Join us after the break.

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  • Get $100 off MAKE's Hardware Innovation Workshop this May 14-15!

    Get $100 off MAKE's Hardware Innovation Workshop this May 1415!
    We come bearing tidings of good savings from our friends at MAKE: get $100 off the regular price of the second annual two-day workshop designed for makers turning their projects into real businesses. The Hardware Innovation Workshop kicks off at the College of San Mateo just before Maker Faire Bay Area on May 18-19, and features big names in the world of making and innovation as well as startups you haven’t heard about — yet. The workshop will focus on innovative tools and technology, platforms and projects and devices and designs based on open hardware.

    Read on to find out who’s speaking…

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