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NPR and iTunes Radio

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Apple makes a deal with NPR for News on their streaming service. The sounds like a good deal for both parties.

nutrition label redesign

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nutrition label design

Good idea poor execution.

Anyone who has used the current label design will find the new label confusing. Everything feels out of balance. Listing a percentage number ahead of the Daily Values is awkward. Changing the alignment back to the original order would be easier to understand. We expect to toal numbers by decimal point in a right hand column. The number of calories is visually overwhelming. The label should read more like a sentence. One serving is 230 calories it contains the following values of nutrients toward daily requirements.

 

Barnes and Noble the Nook isn't dead yet

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THE GOAL IS TO SELL MORE EBOOKS, NOT TAKE DOWN THE IPAD AND KINDLE

Finally, B&N has found the right path. Hoping that the Nook continues and provides a method for those interesed in books and an alternative to the Kindle.

Flickr gets some EXIF awesomeness.

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flickr's new camera icons

Was wandering around our @Flickr account today and discoered they had added new pictogram/icon driven EXIF data. This image is a sample of camera line-art illustrations being used. It's great to see Yahoo/Flickr get it's groove back. This is a small thing but a fun one. We're starting to undersatnd why Flickr decided to make the information pane black. Liking the new beta image view — just not so sure about the photstream yet.

Google Glass while driving? Crazy

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Google gets to work on manipulating lawmakers again. How can this not be dangerous? We let cell phones into the automobile and people find it difficult to drive and talk even on handsfree. We know cellphone use causes accidents. We don't need a study to know this is crazy. Let's deal with this issue now not after the fact.

Is the username obsolete?

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In a word yes.

Why is it that finally we can keep our mobile phone number but we can't keep the same user name across networks and services. 

"Ultimately we’re all just numbers to computers anyway. It’s kind of counter­intuitive, but the best way to be whoever you want to be is to be nothing more than a number to everyone but your friends." — Mat Honan 

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