Perfectly Colored Famous Photos Are So Much More Powerful Than the B&W Originals [Photography]

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Apple Files Two New Lawsuits Against Samsung In Germany: One Against 10 Phones, The Other Against 5 Tablets

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Apple Files Two New Lawsuits Against Samsung In Germany: One Against 10 Phones, The Other Against 5 Tablets

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The ridiculous and wasteful patent war continues, with a German court confirming that Apple has filed two new suits against Samsung. The first is against 10 phones including the SGSII, and the second against 5 tablets. Details are light at the moment, but evidently Apple is using these two (unsurprisingly very vague) patents in the smartphone suit: Yes, seriously – their patents are basically for a shape. Readers familiar with the current lawsuit situation in the tech world know the situation is violently out of control, and close followers of AP have heard my thoughts on just how … Official Android Police t-shirts are now on sale, with over 25 designs to call yours.Done With This Post? You Might Also Like These:Samsung Decides Galaxy Nexus Was Not Actually Designed To Avoid Apple Patents, “Doesn’t Know” How That Rumor Got Started, Nothing To See HereSamsung’s Mobile President: The Galaxy Nexus Was Designed With Patents In MindApple’s Plan To Sue The Pants Off Everyone Backfires: European Judge Issues Injunction, Rules That 3G-Enabled Apple Products Infringe On Motorola PatentGermany Halts Distribution Of Galaxy Tab 10.1 In Europe (Except Netherlands) In Apple Patent Lawsuit InjunctionApple Instructs Samsung On The Finer Points Of Tablet And Smartphone DesignApple Files Two New Lawsuits Against Samsung In Germany: One Against 10 Phones, The Other Against 5 Tablets was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Help Educate Friends and Relatives About Online Safety with Google’s Good To Know Campaign

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Help Educate Friends and Relatives About Online Safety with Google’s Good To Know Campaign

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While we’re confident How-To Geek readers have a pretty good handle on internet and computer security, it’s often difficult to convey good security practices to friends and relatives. Google’s Good To Know campaign presents security lessons in an easy to understand and non-threatening format. You know that you need varied and strong passwords, not to fall for fake pop-up anti-virus ads, and to keep your apps properly updated, but it’s difficult to convey the importance of doing so to your non-geek friends and family members. Google’s Good To Know campaign combines simple text lessons and informative videos that are visually appealing and right to the point–they’re a sort of crash course in security best practices. Here’s a video from one of the early lessons: The campaign is divided into four sections: staying safe online, understanding how your data is used on the web, understanding how your data is used by Google, and how to manage your data online. Hit up the link below to check out the Good To Know portal. What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A New Lens For My Camera? How to Optimize Internet Explorer 9 for Maximum Privacy How To Enable AirPrint for iOS Printing From Any Mac or Windows PC

5 Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Pidgin

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5 Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Pidgin

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Heard of Pidgin? You should have. It’s one of the best multi-protocol instant messaging apps for Windows and Linux, and it’s open source. Pidgin includes some interesting plugins and features that you might not know about. This article assumes you’re already familiar with Pidgin. We’ve covered Pidgin in the past, so check out our beginner’s guide if you’re just getting started with Pidgin. What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A New Lens For My Camera? How to Optimize Internet Explorer 9 for Maximum Privacy How To Enable AirPrint for iOS Printing From Any Mac or Windows PC

Steve Wozniak Prefers Android to iPhone, Kind Of [Android]

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Steve Wozniak Prefers Android to iPhone, Kind Of [Android]

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Woz never fails to impress me. If the man has opinions, he doesn’t mind sharing them, whatever the consequences. I just didn’t expect him to openly admit to preferring many Android features over those of his iPhone. More »

The New Science Classroom Battleground: Climate Change

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The New Science Classroom Battleground: Climate Change

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An organization that has historically defended the teaching of evolution announced that it’s broadening support to include that of climate change education.

Esto es para tratarlo con más profundidad, pero se impone una reflexión sobre la libertad de pensamiento y de expresión de ese pensamiento, así como, en relación a ello, la libertad de cátedra. No es cierto que haya un consenso unánime en torno al cambio climático, y, en concreto, sobre las causas (y los efectos) del mismo, por lo que un docente puede -y en un ejercicio de sano escepticismo científico, con el fin de ayudar al pensamiento crítico, debe- mostrar las opiniones divergentes que existen en una parte (aunque sea minoritaria, eso es cierto) de la comunidad científica. Yo, personalmente, soy escéptico en este tema, y no tengo tan claro que el cambio climático sea lo que nos han vendido, ni que tenga las consecuencias que nos atemorizan (recomiendo en este sentido la novela de Michael Crichton “Estado de Miedo” -“State of fear“), ni, mucho menos, que las soluciones planteadas por las instituciones gubernamentales sean las adecuadas (por dudar, dudo que ideas como el tratado de Kyoto tengan realmente como fin combatir los efectos del cambio climático… al menos como fin principal).

Del mismo modo, y en referencia a la polémica (que aquí en España no se ha vivido tanto como en Estados Unidos, por ejemplo), relativa a una dicotomía “evolucionismo”-“creacionismo”, un profesor puede perfectamente enseñar el proceso de la evolución y señalar, si esa es su opinión, que tal proceso ha sido permitido, “diseñado”, “dirigido”, por Dios. De hecho, y considerándome una persona con una formación fuertemente científica, pero también una persona de fe, tal es mi opinión al respecto.

Plamen Ignatov, el François Pignon búlgaro

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Plamen Ignatov, el François Pignon búlgaro

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Si habéis visto la Cena de los Idiotas, en su versión cinematográfica o teatral, probablemente el nombre de François Pignon perdure en vuestra mente. Sí, el “entrañable” idiota invitado a la cena. Pues bien, nuestro protagonista Plamen Ignatov no tiene nada de idiota, pero comparte con Pignon su pasión por las maquetas de cerillas, de hecho puede que la supere tras haber creado una del Monsaterio Rila. Esta inmensa maqueta de más de 6 millones de cerillas del Monasterio de San Iván de Rila, el monasterio ortodoxo más grande de Bulgaria y protegido por la UNESCO como Patrimonio de la Humanidad, le ha llevado al nuestro artista la friolera de 16 años de trabajo. Esto quiere decir que diariamente se ha dedicado a colocar una media de más de 1.000 cerillas, lo que probablemente habría llevado a cualquier otra persona a dejarlo, a la locura o directamente a la piromanía. Podrás contemplar su obra en el Museo Arqueológico de Sofía, en Bulgaria, al menos hasta que a alguien le de por intentar quemarla y a su autor le de consecuentemente por darle una paliza. [My Modern Met]

Going Google-Free: The Best Alternatives to Google Services on the Web [Video]

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Going Google-Free: The Best Alternatives to Google Services on the Web [Video]

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Face it: Google runs your life. The search giant turned web ecosystem owns your email, calendar, and even your voicemails. Your most important data lives on Google’s servers. What you may not realize is that, despite the quality of Google’s products, someone else is doing it better—and placing all your eggs in Google’s basket isn’t necessarily the best thing. Here’s a look at alternative services you can use in place of Google’s webapps. More »

Aunque un servidor es un usuario acérrimo de Google, no está de más leer el artículo para conocer otras opciones interesantes a alguno de los servicios que aquél nos ofrece.