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iTunes 1080p video looks better, saves space using better H.264 compression
In the comments on yesterday's AppleTV story, many people doubted whether 1080p support in the third-generation AppleTV will be very useful. That question becomes even more relevant when observing the file sizes of 720p vs 1080p versions of the same movies and TV shows in the iTunes Store: despite the fact that 1920x1080 means 2.25 times as many pixels as 1280x720, file sizes often differ by a factor of 1.5 or less.
5BY5 | The Incomparable #81: McRibs and Bacon Martinis
A weekly show about geeky cultural topics in numerous media, including books, movies, TV, comics, and games. Jason Snell talks with a rotating panel of regular guests including John Siracusa, Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, Serenity Caldwell, and Scott McNulty. We close the books on the first Incomparable Film Festival with this special follow-up episode.
Swiss Balloon Festivals - a gallery on Flickr
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.
Food Project Proposes Matrix -Style Vertical Chicken Farms
Architecture student André Ford has proposed a new system for the mass production of chicken that removes the birds' cerebral cortex so that they don't experience the horrors of being packed together tightly in vertical farms. Each year, the United Kingdom raises and kills around 800 million broiler chickens for their meat.
Sony Apologizes For Whitney Houston iTunes Price Hike
February 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm PT Sony says it's sorry it raised prices on two Whitney Houston albums at Apple's UK iTunes store, the day after the singer's death. On Sunday, Sony pushed through wholesale price changes that moved the retail price of Houston's "The Ultimate Collection" from 4.99 pounds to 7.99, and "Whitney - The Greatest Hits" from 7.99 pounds to 9.99.
KVHW : Free Music : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
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ATD and Mashable Sitting in a Tree: The Best Merger Memo I’ve Nabbed All Year
February 14, 2012 at 6:00 am PT While is known for scooping various and sundry internal memos from Internet giants, this is perhaps the most pleasing to post. It's a graphic visualization that our social media editor Drake Martinet did for his beloved, Stacy Green, who is the VP of marketing and communications over at Mashable.
Video: Neuroscientists Measure Brain Activity in Love Competition
Is it possible for one person to love more than another? In an attempt to find out, filmmaker Brent Hoff teamed with Stanford University neuroscientists to test lovers' abilities, using an fMRI to monitor brain activity and measure whose adoration was the strongest.
Game of Thrones valentine cards
Because I love you all (as friends) and I love Game of Thrones, I combined them both into some sweet valentine’s day cards for you to give to your sweetheart or favorite prostitute. Enjoy! Click for big version or get the bigger printable version… RELATED: I’ve got two prints with these characters for sale at - House Stark and just about everyone.
San Francisco to sing its heart out for Tony Bennett
At the stroke of noon Tuesday, music will blast out over the shoppers in Union Square and the homeless people in Hallidie Plaza. The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will chime in from the City Hall rotunda, along with the big-hatted belters from Beach Blanket Babylon.
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So, tonight, for our nation: Death in th...
So, tonight, for our nation: Death in the family. Once again, the horror unfolding before our eyes. But the fire this time came not from the quest for revenge from the point of a gun or a bomb, but from the quest for knowledge: the point of knowing what’s out there, and what we can do there in space.
Spelling: A Rebuttal From Wired’s Copydesk
"English spelling is a terrible mess," writes Anne Trubek in "Use Your Own Words." I couldn't agree more. As a copy editor at Wired, one small but highly visible aspect of my job is to ensure that each of the tens of thousands of words in a typical issue of the magazine is spelled correctly.
Brief Report on Macworld Expo
Turning technology from mumbo-jumbo into rich tasty gumbo The name is different now, but the friendships are the same. I had a non-stop great time at Macworld | iWorld, the new name for the 27-year-old trade show. Late January is a quiet time of year in San Francisco, which can be a beautiful city, and felt like it this time around.
The Little Red Umbrella: Let's Be Clear, Ron Paul Fucking Sucks. Here Are 20 Reasons Why
Every single one of the candidates currently running for the Republican nomination is a walking disaster. But one of them, Texas congressman Ron Paul, seems to be getting a disturbing amount of support from liberals. Mostly that's because his nut-job libertarian views happen to not sound so nutty on a handful of issues.
Your iPhone Has To Be Made In China, And Apple Can’t Absolve Your Guilt
“For a quarter of a century, Washington and Wall Street have wanted China to become an integral part of the world economy. Their wish has been granted, and now it’s time to come to grips with the implications.”—Jeffrey Garten, Yale, June 2002 (BusinessWeek) Ten years after those words were written we still find ourselves wringing our hands over how much American prosperity is derived from Chinese manufacturing.
The State of Publishing: Some Good News From the World of Books.
This has been an interesting few years for the book industry. There have been many changes and realignments, and these changes have led many to predict that a) reading is dead; b) books are dead; c) publishing is dead; d) all printed matter is dead.
The Math Problem
The Math ProblemSabermetrics can help teams identify hidden talent and turn regular sports fans into math nerds. But can the numbers lie?By Jonah Lehrer on June 27, 2011Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty ImagesBuying a car is a hard decision. There are just so many variables to think about.