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Apple Television, AirPlay and Why the iPad is the new TV Apps Platform - Jeremy Allaire - Voices Ever since the publication of Walter Issacson’s biography on Steve Jobs where he cites Steve as saying that he and Apple had “cracked the code” on TV, there has been insane speculation about Apple’s purported forthcoming TV products and strategy. And appropriately so — Apple’s rise as the dominant global consumer electronics powerhouse for Internet platforms and devices ensures that whatever the company does, it will be transformative for consumers and the TV industry. Much of the speculation has focused on whether a proper Apple Television monitor product would arrive, what size, shape and features it might present, and how it might integrate with Apple’s cloud services. Vitally, the speculation has also dovetailed with a belief that if and when Apple launches a TV (beyond the Apple TV puck offered today) that Apple will attempt to challenge the cable TV industry with a new subscription-based offering for mainstream TV content. Will there be a new TV monitor product?

Bill Mollison Permaculture Pamphlets Pamphlet 1 – Introduction to Permaculture Pamphlet 2 – Permaculture in Humid Landscapes Pamphlet 3 – Permaculture in Arid Landscapes Pamphlet 4 – Permaculture on Low and High Islands and PC on Granitic Landscapes Pamphlet 5 – Permaculture for Fire Control and Permaculture for Millionaires Pamphlet 6 – Designing for Permaculture Pamphlet 7 – Permaculture Techniques Pamphlet 8 – Forests in Permaculture Pamphlet 9 – Water in Permaculture Pamphlet 10 – Permaculture in Urban Areas and Urban-Rural Links Pamphlet 11 – The Permaculture Community Pamphlet 12 – The Permaculture Alternative Some quotes from Bill Mollison during a design course in 1982. On finding work: “Conduct weekend workshops, from which jobs will come. Also: “Don’t worry about being able to identify each of these plants (in your designs for clients).

What to do About that Chip on Your Shoulder? I’m fond of saying that I look for entrepreneurs that have a chip on their shoulder. That they have something to prove. That they’re not afraid to stick their noses up to the establishment. I have always felt this way. I’m ok with founders who have “father issues.” It’s a certain edginess that I like. In fact, I think those around me must tire of my repetitive advice, “Be careful of wanting to be liked too much. I’ve written about similar topics: 1. I have a healthy appetite for working with immigrants or children of immigrants. I’m looking for the Visigoths, not the Roman. And this is the point of this post – be careful about your chip. Edgy “change the world and eff the establishment” chip is different than “all you haters suck and why won’t anyone back me wah wah wah” chip. Here’s a story. I was at a conference 18 monts ago or so. Sure. Well – he had this awesome platform that was super technical – great IP. I had no doubt he was telling the truth and was probably right. I told him, p.s.

NETFLIX Netflix uses cookies for advertising, personalization and other purposes. Learn more or change your cookie settings. By continuing to use our service, you agree to our use of cookies. We use cookies (why?). You can change cookie settings; continued site use signifies consent. Close Sign In Self-Healing Solar Cells Mimic Plant Leaves to Repair Themselves Photo via Shutterstock Plant leaves are the ideal model for a lot of solar technology, so it only makes sense that developers of manmade solar panels would look to Mother Nature to improve the efficiency of their designs. Over time, solar cells wear down — just like leaves — due to degradation caused by ultraviolet light. A team of researchers from North Carolina State University revealed this week that they have created a new type of solar cell that can repair and reinvigorate itself by mimicking the functioning of organic vascular systems found in nature. Biomimicry is a hot topic in the design world these days, especially in the field of solar technology, where researchers are striving to produce solar cells that function as efficiently as plant leaves. For its regenerative solar cell, the NC State team used natural materials that are cheaper and more eco-friendly than the standard silicon-based solar cells. via CleanTechnica

China approves Google's purchase of Motorola, as long as Android stays open and free The whole ordeal is finally over everyone. Google is finally allowed to own Motorola. It's been a long time coming, both the EU and the US both approved the deal back on February 13th and the holdup has been with China. A Google spokesman has confirmed that Chinese regulators gave the okay for the purchase on Saturday (which at this point is technically yesterday for China), and the formal approval should be coming this week. Once the formal approval comes, Google will finally own Motorola Mobility and the 17,000 patents that go along with it. And, of course, with Google supposedly putting out multiple Nexus devices this fall, we'd all like to see a Moto Nexus (not to mention an Xperia Nexus, and HTC One Nexus, and Huawei Nexus...)

Netflix - Watch TV Shows Online, Watch Movies Online Chemical Color Added to Farmed Salmon Photo by: 7Barrym0re - Creative Commons At the grocery a few weeks ago, I was looking over the selection of smoked salmon when another shopper walked up, examined a package and exclaimed in horror, “color added??!!” A lawsuit filed several years ago forced the marketers of farmed salmon to inform consumers that color is added to make the flesh of the salmon pink rather than gray. The reality is that the chemical used to color the salmon, astaxanthin, is a manufactured copy of the pigment that wild salmon eat in nature, which gives wild salmon their pinkish-red color. Many of us might choose not to consume fish with an added chemical of any type, but this colorant is probably not a big worry to most consumers. As the shopper above put the fish back and walked away, I wondered if she knew the whole biography of that package of farmed salmon. Because the salmon are raised in very unnatural, crowded pens, diseases are a big problem, resulting in antibiotics being added to the fish feed.

Clearwire CTO: We'll offer VoLTE when we launch TD-LTE network Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR) CTO John Saw said the WiMAX provider will offer Voice over LTE technology when it launches its LTE Advanced-ready network by June 2013. "It's really up to our wholesale customers," he said in an interview with FierceWireless. "If they choose to do Voice over LTE, our network would certainly be capable of supporting that." He added: "Because we plan to be a wholesaler of LTE bandwidth, we need to make sure our network has the RF performance and metrics to support Voice over LTE." Sign up for our FREE newsletter for more news like this sent to your inbox! Clearwire plans to launch 5,000 TD-LTE base stations by the summer of next year in major metro markets including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle. The industry overall is moving toward VoLTE technology as a way to make voice calls clearer and the transmission of voice more network efficient. For more: - see this ARCchart report

Movies | New Releases | DVD Rental | Movie Trailers | Movie Reviews The World's Most Dangerous Trail on Mr. Huashan Leads to a Teahouse We hope you’re not afraid of heights, because this even made our palms sweat. What you see below is a mountain in China called Mt. Hua Shan. At its base, you’ll find a gigantic set of stone stairs, called “the Heavenly Stairs.” The stairs themselves, although beautiful, are daunting. And they are the easiest part of the climb. However, countless people make the dangerous journey for what’s at the top… As you climb the stairs, you pass little villages and houses that have cropped up on the mountain. Then, once you get high enough, you can take a gondola to the southern peak, where the plank path awaits. This is where the path turns truly dangerous, with nothing but planks to walk on and a rail of chains to hold onto. There’s almost nothing from keeping you from falling. There are parts you must climb as well, with toe holes cut out. Our palms are sweating just looking at this path. … Woah. But, if you’re brave enough to keep climbing… Source: Just make sure to bring a helmet.

4G Wireless now faster than wired Internet I have been using various forms of wireless data for nearly 20 years, starting with the first Mobitex networks with the precursors of the Blackberry that were the size of small bricks. Today was a major milestone for me: the first time that I got better speeds over my phone than my computer with a broadband cable modem over ordinary wires. In my quick tests, my Charter 15 MB connection delivered about 9 MB for downloads, and about 3 MB for uploads. That is plenty fast for me, although I do notice that sometimes it is a lot slower. My AT&T 3G iPhone delivered about 1 MB down and half a meg up. And it isn’t just me: PC World found multiple megabit speeds on the various 4G networks that it tested this week as well, with AT&T reaching close to 10 MB/sec averaged across 10 cities. Watch a video? At least until the bills come in for my data service. Now, not all the American carriers are eliminating their unlimited data plans. Probably a better way is to use one of the devices.

8. Working With Not Against Natural Forces - an original permaculture principle Permaculture, a contraction of permanent agriculture but also increasingly permanent culture, means working with natural forces like the wind, sun, water, the forces of succession, animals and other 'natural' energies. These permaculture designs provide food, shelter, water and meet other needs required to build sustainable communities with minimum labor and without depleting the land and bioregional, regional, national even global ecosystems. That is the ideal: stability, biodiversity, and the 7th generation principle. It is a vision of a whole culture including agricultural systems that provide for the needs of human beings without damaging the ecosystems in which we live. The seed thoughts are: abundance, thriving ecologies, biodiversity, stable and peaceful cultures and an understanding of our deep interdependence as a species. Beyond physics? We live in a world full of natural forces or laws but are they purely ones we learn about in our Physics classes at school? Yes and no. Animals