Google exec sets records with near-space leap
ROSWELL, N.M. — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.
Eustace’s supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial spacesuit that would allow people to explore some 20 miles above the Earth’s surface.
Time Waster - You have ‘One Chance’
In life, there are no “take-backs,” no quick saves and no quick loads. You only get one chance. As in life, so it is in this pixel game.
You have created the cure for cancer, but in a tragic twist of fate, that cure also will kill all cellular life in six days. You have one chance. No take backs. No reloads.
Not so fast cordcutters – cable’s not going anywhere
NEW YORK — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?
Well, don’t sound the death knell for cable companies yet.
Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple’s skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week’s launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet.
The service, which goes live Monday and has hundreds of banks on board, is “hugely important” says Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett. It puts Apple in the middle of a wide range of consumer transactions, underscoring Apple’s value as a brand and giving people a powerful new reason to buy iPhones, iPads and other gadgets.
Time Waster - ‘Alliterate’
Word games are awesome – if a little frustrating at times. “Alliterate” is just such a game. You have 60 seconds, and when you click on the field you are given a letter. You have to type correctly as many words as possible that begin with that letter. Every 20 seconds the letter changes (for those of you who are paying attention, that means your letter will change three times per game).
You get points for the complexity of the word, and I believe for uses of troublesome letters like “x” or “z.”
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