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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Video Of Apollo 11's Saturn Rocket Ignition With Narration

Here is awesome footage of the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket, ignition of the first manned flight to the moon... incredible video! From Gizmodo via Geek's Are Sexy.

Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch (HD) Camera E-8 from Mark Gray on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Just What Is Facebook Sharing About You?

In case you haven't heard, Facebook has made some changes and it's got a lot of people worried about what information exactly is being shared about them, between Facebook and app developers through the new open-graph API? Thanks to a developer by the name of Ka-Ping Yee, there is now a simple tool that shows you everything that Facebook sends to any developer whose app plugs in to the new API. Simply feed the tool your user ID or user name, which can be found in your Facebook profile, Yee tells you how to find it, and you will be presented with the data that's collected and shared. It's worthy of a look...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Police Seize Gizmodo Editor's Computers

Gizmodo editor, Jason Chen, who blogged about the mysterious nextgen iPhone found in a bar has had his computers seized by a technology related police task force. The investigating officers as well as the San Mateo County’s chief deputy district attorney, Stephen Wagstaffe, have declined to comment on the matter. 

I would say it's looking less likely that this was an Apple publicity stunt... authorities acting on a court order apparently entered Chen's home and removed four computers and two servers. 

More at the NYTimes Bits Blog.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Adobe Will No Longer Support iPhone Development Tool

It would appear as though Adobe has given up it's fight with Apple over developer tools ,after Apple updated the terms and conditions of the license that software developers must sign to create and sell apps for the iPhone and iPad shortly before Adobe's release of Creative Suite 5 earlier this month. CS5 was Adobe's tool that would open up the path to iPhone and iPad for Flash developers, Apple however wants full control over it's platform and is playing rough.

Mike Chambers, Adobe's principal product manager for developer relations has written on his blog " developers for the iPhone have learned, if you want to develop for the iPhone you have to be prepared for Apple to reject or restrict your development at any time." 

It's as if Apple has a burly bouncer at the door to an exclusive club, and that's why I love my android powered phone! 

Sorce: BBC