Ryan Singel at Wired News submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for Federal Trade Commission records related to a purported complaint by Adobe against Apple for banning iPhone developers from using its authoring tools to make iPhone apps. The FTC rejected Wired.com's request, because doing so "could be reasonably expected" to interfere with its "law enforcement" duties. That's the closest thing to a confirmation yet that regulators are probing for antitrust violations.
Pixar might have pioneered the 3D animation space, but Dreamworks definitely refined it. Dreamworks animation- in its 2D incarnation- always tended to skew towards stories that felt infinitely more mature than Disney's output. Films like Road to El Dorado and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas possessed an edge- albeit relatively slight- that Disney movies of the era just… READ THE REST
Scott Brazelton, a Southwest pilot in Colorado, built an amazing candy-colored rollercoaster in the shape of a plane for his adorable three-year-old boy, who wanted to "go fast." And watching the excited toddler take it for a "flight" is nothing short of pure joy. From the Storyful YouTube page: West's father, Scott A Brazelton, told… READ THE REST
A hacktivist group called Obfuscated Dreams of Scheherazade launched a website this morning called WasteRussianTime.today. When you visit the site, you can click a button and the service will call and connect two random Russian bureaucrats, who will waste precious government time asking each what the hell is going on. So far over 5,000 calls have… READ THE REST
Everyone's been seduced by the idea of camping at one point or another, right? Spotting the stars at night, falling asleep to the sounds of the woods, waking up to a sunrise … There's just something magical about sleeping in the great outdoors. But, of course, reality is often disappointing. Tents, in particular, can be tiny… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Here's a catch-22: Most jobs and most schoolwork require you to use Microsoft Office programs in one way or another. Whether you need to type a document, create a PowerPoint presentation, or… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There's something extraordinary about personalized items. A monogram, a note, really anything personal, can give a ton of meaning to a seemingly mundane object. And one surefire way to make something unique… READ THE REST