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by kris

What did you stream this weekend?
It was a pretty busy weekend for those who get their TV over the internet -- the season premiere of Game of Thrones was a big test for the nascient HBO Now, and Netflix dropped an entire season of Daredevil on us last Friday. Did you watch either? What did you think? If you tried HBO Now, how did it hold up for you?
And if you watched neither, what did you check out online? Anyone watching the... Read more →

by kris

Silicon Valley is back! What did you think of the season premiere?
While everyone was binging on Daredevil and freaking out about the new season of Game of Thrones, it's easy to forget another HBO fave made its return last night as well. No, not Veep (though some of us do enjoy that show). It's time for season 2 of Mike Judge's Silicon Valley. And there was a lot to deal with.
  • A lot of VC firms are trying to get in on Pied Piper, so we start the episode with the gang being fêted at AT&T Park. The company even rented a few of...
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Palm Treo 650

by Hawk72

Cancelling code for turning off autodestruction on Palm Treo 650
I am asking for autodestruction turning off code to Palm Treo 650 since someone has turned on autodestruction mode on my Treo 650. Please, post the code or a procedure for turning autodestruction off in this thread.

The autodestruction is described in the US patent: http://www.google.com/patents/US20060021006

by dave

Resources for learning to code?
This year, I've been trying to spend a bit more time on something that's been a not-so-serious hobby for me: coding. Given the opportunity, I probably couldn't code my way out of a box, but it's still something that I've always found really interesting, and even empowering. In the past, I've written a few PHP scripts to help generate weekly community reports that I'd send to management and that... Read more →

by dave

Has on-demand video changed how you watch streaming content?
Last month, Netflix released the third season of House of Cards to the masses. All 13 episodes of the show were available at once, letting viewers binge-watch the entire season in one sitting if they desired. In fact, Netflix has done quite a bit of this with original content they've created or licensed (see Arrested Development, Orange is the New Black, The Killing).
Has this trend of releasing all episodes of a show at once changed how you watch original content... Read more →

by vanillathunder

gift ideas with photo printing
Hi folks, I want to create a gift with a photo that is not too cheesy and in some way also funny. I found a gift shop online that prints your pictures on pillows, bags or clothing. I that still a nice gift? what do you think?

by dave

How big is your personal animated GIFs folder?
Sure, GIFs come to us from another time and dimension (the 1980s, dude). But to this day, they are a key glue that binds the Internet together, making friends out of enemies, silencing trolls, making it easy to get points across (if a picture is worth 1,000 words, how many words is a GIF worth) and just generally contributing to happiness.
Anyway, animated GIFs are pretty easy to find, with services like Giphy and Google Images providing a filter for animated images.... Read more →
Miscellaneous devices

by Dignan17

Home Automation Hub Impressions
In my previous post about home automation ( http://goo.gl/6yij6e ), I outlined the basics of starting out with a ZWave system, using available products that could all work together.
Since then, the product category of home automation - and indeed the entire concept of the Internet of Things - has been getting really big. The #1 overall topic/theme at CES this year was IoT, with dozens of companies announcing products and services. Some even announced brand... Read more →

by johncolucci

What crapgadgets will you miss the most on SkyMall?
Goodbye to the original in-flight entertainment platform, SkyMall. The Arizona-based purveyor of crapgadgets has filed for bankruptcy according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. (story: http://engt.co/1CvSlNU).
Full disclosure, I have a personal history with SkyMall. When I worked for Virgin America in 2010, my then boss and I worked on a project to bring a digital form of the SkyMall catalog to the seatback in-flight entertainment system (video: http://engt.co/1CKVuXM). As part of our... Read more →