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Freelance Journalist and Writer — PC World
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Weekend news writer @pcworld. Tips writer @agreenbot. Editor @macgasm. Bitter Oakland A's fan. Not a cat. #CatChat. Contact: nmediati at gmail dot com

First Look: Flickr’s Camera Roll Gives You A New Way To Browse Your Photostream — Last Friday, PetaPixel reported that Flickr has added a new way to browse and manage your photos, which it calls the Camera Roll. You might find the name a little confusing if you're an iOS user-it looks more like the Moments view in Apple's Photos app than the Camera Roll.

In A World Of Smartphones, Where Does The Smartwatch Fit? — I've been something of a smartwatch skeptic. To me, smartwatches seemed to be less about providing something useful and more about fulfilling some Dick Tracy fantasy now that technology has finally caught up with Chester Gould's imagination. The Apple Watch didn't change my opinion much.

Experimental networking tech beams data across the room with light — You may not be able to get beamed up to the Enterprise any time soon, but you may one day be able to beam data around your living room-literally. Researchers at Oxford University have developed a technology that, according to IEEE Spectrum, "takes light from [fiber optic data lines], amplifies it, and beams it across a room."

Asus Zenbook UX305 is here, and it won't break the bank — If you've lusted over Asus's Zenbook UX305 Ultrabook since it was announced at last September's IFA show in Berlin, your wait is over. The company announced Monday that the UX305 is now available in the US and starts at a rather affordable $699.

Microsoft unlocks restricted features for free OneNote 2013 users — If you use the free edition of Microsoft OneNote 2013 for Windows, Microsoft has some good news for you. In a blog post published Friday, Microsoft's OneNote Team announced that it had lifted the feature restrictions that previously applied to the freebie version of Microsoft's venerable note-taking app, bringing the free "personal use" edition more in line with the premium paid edition.

Google sends Helpouts out into the sunset — Google's history is littered with products and services that seemed like good ideas at the time but never panned out. In recent years, the company has started killing off some of these services that never quite caught on, and this year, it's Helpouts' turn.

Mozilla's Shumway project works to run Flash without Flash Player — For most of us, Flash is still a big part of our online lives, even though most smartphones and tablets don't support it and a lot of online video has moved away from it. It's still common enough that if you don't have it installed on your computer, you'll encounter at least a few "missing plug-in" messages through the course of the day.

Corning aims to go beyond Gorilla Glass with Project Phire — Gorilla Glass may be the biggest name in smartphone glass, but it may soon be its own maker, no less. Meet Project Phire, Corning's attempt to produce a new material for smartphone and tablet screens that, according to Cnet, "combines the toughness of Gorilla with a scratch-resistance that comes close to sapphire."

You can now get a sales pitch over Google Hangouts — If you have questions about a Chromebook or a Nexus phone, Google has answers. TechCrunch reports that Google is putting its Hangouts video conferencing tool to work in its product sales efforts.

Uber will add panic button to its app in India — Uber riders in India will soon have an added safeguard in case of emergency. According to the company's blog, starting February 11th, the app will provide users in India with an in-app panic button to notify police that something's wrong. In addition, Uber will provide what it calls a "safety net" feature.
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Feb 27, 2015

Today has been the best day on the Internet since that last best day on the Internet. Well done, everyone.

Feb 27, 2015

RT @darth: ... ∧_∧ (・0・)"today was all _| ⊃/(_just a dream" / └-(____/  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ <⌒/ヽ-、__ /<_/____/  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄

Feb 27, 2015

@baggingspam what's weird is how I perceive the dress seems to depend on the context in which I see it. Sometimes looks white, others blue.

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