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Aereo Decision Today!

6/25 – Update – SCOTUS rules in favor of Broadcasters 6 to 3. ABC v Aereo Decision 6/23 – Update – After no decision on Friday, I’m eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision in ABC, Inc. v. Aereo. Stay tuned for updates and analysis as the day goes on! 6/20 – Update – still no ...

Learning for 2014

Favorite Tech in 2014: – Elementary OS – a beautifully minimalist Ubuntu-based Linux Distro – Reporter App – flexible self tracking with a phenomenal UI – Unix Command Line – crucial as I’ve started learning node.js – Atom.io – recently moved over from Sublime Text and haven’t looked back – Version Control with Github – almost seamless integration with Atom.io. – Yeoman ...

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Aereo – Oral Arguments

After listening to the oral argument today (available here), I predict it’ll be a close decision in Aereo’s favor. A decision against them could wreak havoc throughout the cloud computing industry. It would be more appropriate for Congress to modify copyright law. For those that haven’t been following it, the following links should get you up to speed. ...

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Cryptocurrency Hyperdeflation*

Bitcoin Supply Hyperinflation is something you’ve probably heard of before. To put it simply, hyperinflation occurs when there is a continuing  increase in the amount of money (currency) that is not supported by a corresponding growth in the output of goods and services. There are numerous examples from history, the most famous being that of the Weimer ...

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Aereo – The Future of Television?

Oral argument is coming up in the case of ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. Before they can change the future of television, Aereo must take on a host of cable giants in a classic David vs. Goliath style Supreme Court match-up. Just take a look at the long list of amicus briefs in favor of the ...

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3D Printing

I was flipping through The Economist a few years back when I came across an article called, “Print Me a Stradivarius.” A Stradivarius is one of the world renowned stringed instruments made by Antonio Stradivari between the years 1680 and 1725. In 2011, one sold for over $10,000,000. There are mixed theories as to why ...

UX Inspiration

The design firm, Vitamins, was the 2012 Interaction Design Award Winner for their brilliant design of a cell phone manual. The final product is a fine example of what can happen when designers make empathy a priority in UX design. The phone is packaged beautifully within a hardback book. In a world full of bloated, tome-sized instructional manuals, this is ...

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