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interface explorer at dfstudio.com. More on Google+: http://goo.gl/j2cjL, Medium: https://goo.gl/jLYtro. Plus hackday: http://goo.gl/xNofr
interface explorer at dfstudio.com. More on Google+: http://goo.gl/j2cjL, Medium: https://goo.gl/jLYtro. Plus hackday: http://goo.gl/xNofr
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Looks like it's spring cleaning at IBM. It's sad that this time of year is the norm for the company. To those that got cut, welcome to the real world. It may take a little adjusting, but there's lots of interesting things out here.

#ibm #springcleaning
Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM
Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM
features.propublica.org
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Hilarious: "At its launch back in 2010, the iPad was heavily criticized for being a big iPhone. iOS 11 and the iPad Pro proved that wasn’t the case."

Really? 7 years later it's finally proven and that's the cause for justification? Something is always a little off with how +The Verge's editors think.

Anyway, it will indeed be interesting to see how and where the iPad fits in relative to the iPhone and Laptops. Though probably from the Apple perspective, it's more about how Laptops fit into the iPhone and iPad ecosystem... if at all.

From a consumer point of view, probably 90% of normal people can get away with whatever is provided over a web browser (hence Chrome OS making inroads). The alienation, and a vocal one, will be from developers who really need something a little more comfortable than an iPad to be able to do work.

But I suspect, even with the vocalized minority, developers really aren't going to be too much of a case worth supporting if it cuts out huge hardware costs for Apple.
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Hi Vue community! I noticed this place feels a little lack luster. How active are you in this community?
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The stupidity of showing ⌥ as a key to press but never labeling anything physically on the keyboard as "⌥" so that people unfamiliar with the convoluted history of keyboards can actually understand what key ⌥ references.

Sometimes, I hate utter design idiocy.
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Well, this seems close enough.

h/t +Sarah Perry-Shipp
In 1999, this is what +David Gerrold predicted for the future of computing.

Pretty damned good, David.
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First with VideoLan finally integrating the ability to chromecast anything it can play, this looks to be a followup from Chrome itself to cast any file to a chromecast device. That should be really fun.
The Chrome team is currently experimenting with making it even easier to stream a local audio/video file to your Cast device by adding a new "Cast file" action to the Google Cast Extension modal window.

You can try it if you're lucky* in Beta channel by following these steps: Click "Cast..." (or the Cast icon) in the browser menu, click down arrow ▼ next to "Cast to", and "Cast file" to select the local file on your machine you want to stream. And that's all!

* Forcing this experiment is as simple as running Chrome with the --enable-features=EnableCastLocalMedia switch. See https://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/run-chromium-with-flags

Source: https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/731669
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Digital avatars are getting pretty advanced, visually. I'll be even more interested once it doesn't have to be backed by a motion capture artist to give it realistic movement.
Your avatar just got upgraded. Photo realistic #avatars are now here using the #Unreal Engine and face capture.
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While I objectively find this interesting, as a former IBMer, I've been continually disappointed at the Apple only partnership IBM is locked in instead of doing something more open with a platform that dwarfs iOS or to just allow for more Open Source style integration points.

But seeing that Watson was around long before Siri, Alexa, Cortana, or Google Assistant, this should be really helpful.
Trying to look ahead and connect some #IoT dots on the latest Apple deal with IBM for Watson and Core ML.
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Maybe it's time to really rethink hard what being on FB means to you.
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Once upon a time, in a slightly freer world, this would have been called Google Reader...
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