Monday Rundown: Live from Michigan

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––#RoadTrip12 Update:

2012 Quarterlife Ultimate Road Trip

What’s up, everybody. Today is Day 13 of the 2012 Quarterlife Ultimate Road Trip and we’re writing live from Michigan!

We’ve been through eleven states to this point and made stops in the following cities: Orlando, Florida; Gainesville, Florida; Tifton, Georgia; Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Tupelo, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; Dallas, Texas; Austin, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; Elizabethtown, Kentucky (don’t ask); Louisville, Kentucky; Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Grand Rapids, Michigan; East Lansing, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan.

Alex has flown home for an awesome concert that he’s running with For King & Country, so it’s just me in Michigan at the moment. Tomorrow afternoon, I will leave for Pittsburgh, followed by Washington DC and New York. Alex will rejoin in Boston and we’ll be on to conquer the East Coast states.

As always, stay tuned. We’ll have tons of updates on the website, in addition to our Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

#RoadTrip12

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––Awesome Leadoff Video:

Sometimes, you see Olympic glory. Other times, you see this:

You can see the full video here.

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––The Romney/Ryan Ticket

I just want to go on the record by saying that I love the Paul Ryan pick for Vice Presidential nominee. As an email from Obama’s team wrote, “The Republican base is energized.”

I concur… and so does the rest of America, it seems. A Romney/Ryan event yesterday featured an overflow crowd of more than 15,000. Meanwhile, Joe Biden campaigned in North Carolina in front of a crowd of 660. Ryan then campaigned in North Carolina as well, drawing crowds of 10,000+ and 4,700 in High Point and Mooresville.

We’ve got ourselves a ballgame.

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––Mo Farah Runs From Things

Did you love the McKayla Maroney memes? Check out the Mo Farah Running Away From Things Tumblr page. The above image is my personal favorite, but I also like the Temple Run image.

Enjoy!

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––We Leave You With This:

Photographer Lakshal Perera took this photo in one 71-second exposure.

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Monday Rundown: Live from Dallas

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––#RoadTrip12 Update:

2012 Quarterlife Ultimate Road Trip

Hey friends. We onto Day Six of the 2012 Quarterlife Ultimate Road Trip and we’re writing live from Dallas, Texas!

Thus far, we’ve traveled through seven states and made stops in the following cities: Orlando, Florida; Gainesville, Florida; Tifton, Georgia; Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Tupelo, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; Dallas, Texas; Austin, Texas; San Antonio, Texas.

After spending today in Dallas, we’ll begin the northward trek of the Ultimate #RoadTrip12, passing back through Little Rock and Memphis en route to Nashville. After a night in Nashville, we’ll head north to Chicago before ending the week in Detroit. It is shaping up to be a great week upcoming!

As always, stay tuned. We’ll have tons of updates on the website, in addition to our Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

#RoadTrip12

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––Awesome Leadoff Video:

Taken… with a real dad.

How amazing is that? I didn’t think Liam Neeson could be one-upped, but he did.

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––Creepy Leadoff Video:

I don’t know what I feel right now.

I don’t. I just…

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––Samsung Wants Your Old Smartphone

…and they’re willing to pay you up to $300 for it.

Samsung released the program on their Facebook Page on Monday and also on samsungupgrade.com, and they’re promising a refund within 30 days for anyone who buys a new Samsung smartphone and mails in their old one. There’s one catch though–––the rebate is contingent on the type of phone you’ve got. For example, if you have the biggest iPhone 4S (64GB) you can expect the full $300. If you only have the 32GB iPhone 4S, though, you can only expect $230. The 16GB? Just $215.

Would you trade in your smartphone for a significant refund? The Samsung Galaxy S III is $199 with a new contract; that alone at least has me thinking.

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––We Leave You With This:

Daytona Cubs soundman Derek Dye was ejected from a game for playing ‘Three Blind Mice’ after a bad call:

He tweeted this:

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Monday Rundown: Gets Ready to Road Trip

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––Awesome Leadoff Video:

And when I say awesome I mean dangerously awesome.

How their boat did not capsize, I have no idea.

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––The 2012 Quarterlife Road Trip

2012 Quarterlife Ultimate Road Trip

The 2012 Quarterlife Ultimate Road Trip begins in two days!

24 states, 23 days. We will be traveling the United States via the Megabus, going as far west as Texas and hitting every city in between. The journey begins on Wednesday as we head from Palm Beach to Orlando, and then on to Atlanta. We will be in Atlanta until early Saturday morning, when we head west to Memphis, eventually landing in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio later in the weekend.

Stay tuned. We’ll have tons of updates on the website, in addition to our Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

#RoadTrip12

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––The Most Awkward Olympic Parents Ever

That’s American gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents, Lynn and Rick, watching her on the uneven bars.

Equal parts awkward and hilarious. Hopefully, we’ll see their awkwardness again in the finals.

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––Why is Taco Bell So Brilliant?


Via: 
laughingsquid.com

That’s amazing. So is this.

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––We Leave You With This:

Hashtag ‘MERRRICA.

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Monday Rundown: Visits Twitter in 2006

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––Awesome Leadoff Video:

Press this button to add more drama.

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––Athiests Say Obama Administration Out of Line…

because they’ve mentioned praying for rain.

Besides the fact that there is no government/faith entanglement here, it’s pretty ridiculous, right? The article on BuzzFeed has garnered nearly 500 total comments from believers and secular humanists alike. (Beware: It’s pretty fierce in there.)

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––This is OldTweets

And it is awesome.

https://twitter.com/kati/status/1021/

https://twitter.com/jl2im/status/46089/

Who could forget about MySpace?

https://twitter.com/aryaaa/status/59172/

Hilarious.

https://twitter.com/elletrain/status/841123/

https://twitter.com/japhy/status/12634/

https://twitter.com/dowhutnow/status/131013/

https://twitter.com/EricMasiello/status/1062483/

https://twitter.com/joshbzin/status/1519913/

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––Craziness from the Colorado Theatre Shooting

This man was shot in the theatre shootings in Aurora, Colorado on Thursday night:

This. Stuff. Is. Real.

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––An Image From The Hipster Olympics

From the skinny jeans tug o’ war…


Image: Adam Berry / Getty Images

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––Another Photo… This of Excellent Weather

Courtesy of NFL star Dhani Jones via airplane. Crazy:


Image: yfrog.com

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Monday Rundown: Backflips Into Pants

 

[box_light] It’s Monday, and if you’re new to Quarterlife Man (welcome), you’re new to the Monday Rundown. The Monday Rundown is a compendium of  randomness compiled over the course of each week. Enjoy… [As always, if you’ve seen something crazy or have a suggestion, email us or tell us on Twitter (@QuarterlifeMan).] [/box_light] [divider]

––Awesome Leadoff Video:

I think we have a new Olympic sport… pants jumping.

Backflip into pants. For. The. Win.

(Ed. note: Yes, this video is from 2008. We know we’re late to the party, but that doesn’t make it less-awesome.)

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––Your Future Phone Knows Where You’re Going…

before you do. That’s creepy slash cool slash still creepy.

Basically, researchers at the University of Birmingham have created an algorithm that uses data grabbed by yours and your friends’ smartphones to serve ads and special offers. Do you normally go out on Thursday nights? Maybe you grab coffee before a evening church service? Your phone will know, and you’ll get an ad or special Starbucks/insert-coffee-shop-here coupon.

When predicting where people would be 24 hours later, the makers of the algorithm were less than 20 meters off, on average.

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––Taking Obama Out-of-Context

It’s taken partially out of context, but still–––that’s a wow-worthy statement. I understand every entrepreneur has gotten help along the way (had a good teacher, etc.), but COME ON. To insinuate that I did not assume all risk by leaving a great career to be the owner of Quarterlife Corporation… well, that’s just crazy.

In every venture, somebody takes all of the risk. It’s usually a founder, then some venture capitalists, but is it our elementary school teachers? I don’t think so.

More: Obama Holding Campaign Fundraisers in Switzerland, France, Sweden… and China?

More: Obama Tells Fainting Crowd to Get Help From ‘Paralegals’ … Obama Throwback Gaffe: “I’ve Now Been in 57 States”

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––Indoor-Based Navigation. Praise God.

Check this out:

IndoorAtlas, an app in development, uses magnetic sensors already in a user’s smartphone to triangulate their location–––in places GPS technology normally can’t reach.

[box_light]Indoor Atlas’s technology works by analyzing the magnetic field inside a building. The structure of a building causes disturbances to the Earth’s magnetic field. Once these disturbances are mapped, people can be pinpointed within them through their phone’s magnetometer. Indoor Atlas’s product arose from research findings that showed the signature magnetic field within buildings was sufficiently varied and stable to be used for navigation, says company founder and computer science professor Janne Haverinen.[/box_light]

This. Is. So. Awesome.

I have vivid memories of stumbling around Las Vegas for the first few days of my trip last year. Specifically, making my way from the south tower of The Venetian, through The Palazzo and into the north end of the resort. It had an Italian theme… that must’ve been why it was so confusing. The entire time, I was clamoring for an indoor mapping system. Now, it seems we’re on the verge of an indoor-based map boom:

[box_light]The market for indoor location technologies is beginning to explode (see “The Indoor Positioning System Era“). Google Maps first launched an indoor “My Location” feature last November, partnering with large retailers, airports, and now museums to upload floor plans. Other companies, such as Nokia and chip maker Broadcom, are also developing their own technologies, and Apple and Microsoft are following Google’s indoor mapping endeavor. Bruce Krulwich, a mobile industry analyst at Grizzly Analytics, has tracked at least 40 startups focused on indoor positioning globally, and IMS Research predicts there will be at least 120,000 indoor venue maps available to consumers by 2016 (see “Bringing Cell-Phone Location-Sensing Indoors,” and “Using Wi-Fi for Navigating the Great Indoors“).[/box_light]

(Story: Mashable)

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Monday Rundown: Loves Little League Dad Aggression

[box_light] It’s Monday, and if you’re new to Quarterlife Man (welcome), you’re new to the Monday Rundown. The Monday Rundown is a compendium of  randomness compiled over the course of each week. Enjoy… [As always, if you’ve seen something crazy or have a suggestion, email us or tell us on Twitter (@QuarterlifeMan).] [/box_light] [divider]

––Little League Dads Fighting In Georgia:

How have we not made a TV show about feisty Little League dads for some cable network yet?

The fight happened in Columbus, Georgia and further reinforces my thinking about fighting in Georgia: don’t do it. Do you see those men out there? Find one under 250 lbs…

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––The Unemployment Rate is Dropping…

for every state that elected a Republican governor in 2010. States like Florida and Michigan saw the biggest decreases (with 2.3 & 2.4 percent, respectively). For some states that elected Democrats (like New York), the unemployment rate is actually up.

More: Obama’s Outsourcing Far Worse Than Romney’s.

More: Summer Bummer, June Jobs Report Disappoints With Only 80k

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––Find Wal Mart. Turn into Library.

Look at what folks did to an abandoned Wal Mart store in McAllen, Texas:

[box_light]PSFK points us to the library, which recently won the 2012 Library Interior Design Award. Designed by Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. (the interior) and Boultinghouse Simpson Architects (the exterior), the library is located inside a 124,500 square foot former Walmart store–making it the largest single-story library in the U.S.

 

The space includes a computer lab, study rooms, study areas for children, teens, and adults, a cafe, an auditorium, a genealogy research area, and more. Library goers apparently love the new design–registration has increased 23% since the revamp earlier this year.[/box_light]

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––Panoramic Mars!

A panorama from NASA’s Mars expedition. So cool.

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Monday Rundown: Uses Convicts For Power

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––Hilarious Leadoff Video:

This weather video, courtesy of the CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia:

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––Thanks, Baron Davis!

Another great video… starring Baron Davis!

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––All You Need is a Little Scum

Pond scum, that is. Scientists are saying that algae as a biofuel is a future fuel source.

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Can you imagine, an ethanol alternative that brings gas-prices back to relative nothingness? I can. (And I’ll be praying for it daily.)

More Future of Tech: Scientists develop a spray-on battery.

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––Brazilian Prisoners Charging Batteries

Listen. If Brazil can use their prisoners to charge batteries via stationary bikes, why can’t we? The Santa Rita do Sapucai prison in Brazil is doing it and the response has been tremendous. For every 16 hours on a bike, a prisoners removes a day from their sentence. They currently have two bikes, but are looking at adding eight more. With all of the extra manpower, the total output would likely only power a single avenue–––but hey–––if you get enough prisoners and enough bikes, you could power the world. Future prisons would turn into the spin class from hell… and I’m okay with that.[divider]

––Happy Independence Day

Watch some July 4 fireworks fail videos on YouTube. We won’t embed because these videos contain the language you’d expect from a firework exploding in your hand, but check them out anyway (NSFW).

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Monday Rundown: Is Completely Drenched

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It’s Monday, and if you’re new to Quarterlife Man (welcome), you’re new to the Monday Rundown. The Monday Rundown is a compendium of  randomness compiled over the course of each week. Enjoy…

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––Tropical Storm Debby

Tropical Storm Debby rolled through QM headquarters over the weekend, drenching everything in sight. (When I say headquarters, I mean every Starbucks from here to Fort Lauderdale, but I digress.) It was some pretty decent rain and wind throughout the weekend, and besides completely wrecking my sleep schedule (rain 24/7 = probable sleep 24/7), it produced this great video:

That video game from Jupiter, Florida, just north of West Palm Beach. I don’t know about you, but that thing’s at least one quarter mile wide and goes down as the biggest waterspout I’ve ever seen. Hashtag, weather nerd. #proudofit

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––Bus Monitor Gets $600k Vacation, Tax-Free

Surely, you’ve heard about Karen Klein, the verbally-abused bus monitor. If you’ve been hiding under a rock lately, the internet community rallied around her, surpassing a small goal of $5000 to send her on a vacation. The total (as of publishing) was more than $646,000.

What’s more, she’ll get it all tax-free:

[box_light]We turned to tax lawyer Joanne Clark, Esq., for an expert’s analysis.

“As a general rule, there are no income tax implications to the recipient/donee of a cash gift,” wrote Clark in an e-mail. “If she invests that cash, she would be responsible for income taxes on any income derived from it.”

That makes sense — if Klein invested the funds and made a profit, she’d be taxed for her capital gains.

But what about the donors? They’re off the hook as well, as long as no individual donor gave Klein more than $13,000. They can’t, however, claim their donation as a tax write-off.

“The gift tax implications are more relevant on the donor side,” said Clark. “If individual donations don’t exceed $13,000, there are no issues for the donors. If a single donation exceeds $13,000, the donor is supposed to file a gift tax return. I am guessing that most donations are on the small side. And it isn’t clear, but I assume that there is no ‘charitable purpose’ behind these donations for IRS purposes, so there’s no tax deductions for donors.”[/box_light]

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––Social Tip: Be Smug, Get Burgled

Don’t be so quick to post about your marvelous vacation on Facebook. A South Carolina couple were arrested Sunday for using Facebook to find out which of their friends were out of town so they could rob “several” of the empty houses over the course of two months, according to WFMY News.

Although Facebook eventually contributed to their demise (the police department asked for surveillance help on the social network), you are reminded to avoid giving burglars the opportunity to plunder. If you must, however, post the statuses and the pictures after the trip has ended.

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––Do You Know Who Your President Prays To?

Apparently, a large majority of Americans don’t. Here’s the excerpt from Gallup (read more for the official statistics):

[box_light]President Obama has been very open about his Christian faith since moving into the public spotlight. In fact, his past attendance at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, with its controversial minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, itself became a heated point of political discussion during the 2008 presidential campaign. Still, just 34% of Americans say Obama is a Christian when asked what his religion is. Forty-four percent say they don’t know his religion, while 11% — mostly Republicans and independents — say he is a Muslim.[/box_light]

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––Daschund Meets Crab

Best 1:50 ever. The music is perfect. Hilarity ensues. (p.s. who knew crabs were that fast?)

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Monday Rundown: Watches Cyclists Nearly Die

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It’s Monday, and if you’re new to Quarterlife Man (welcome), you’re new to the Monday Rundown. The Monday Rundown is a compendium of  randomness compiled over the course of each week. Enjoy…

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––From the Not-Too-Distant Future

David Edwards, a biomedical engineer at Harvard, might have possibly changed the way we store food forever. It’s called WikiCells:

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Each WikiCell has a nutritional skin held together by healthy ions like calcium. Think about the skin of a grape and how it protects the grape itself. This is how a WikiCell works. This soft skin may be comprised primarily of small particles of chocolate, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, or many other natural substances with delicious taste and often useful nutrients. Inside the skin may be liquid fruit juice, or thick pudding.[/box_dark]

All of the sudden, the estimated 12% of our waste from plastics doesn’t seem so necessary after all. This takes sustainability and injects it with steroids. It also reminds me of those sorbet-in-fruit desserts that are served on Palm Beach:

Island Way Sorbet

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––A neat concept, SkillCloud:

During the recent Reinvent Business hackathon, Design Icon (a team in the hackathon) came up with a tool they call Skillcloud: a social network-like platform that provides an avenue for employees to lay out all of their interests, abilities, and hobbies outside of the office to their workplace.

From Co.EXIST: “Once companies know that there is a passionate group of musicians or artists in their midst, they could build teams that generate fresh ideas.”

We’ve all been in positions where we’ve felt underutilized and I think this is a great solution to that problem. Your boss won’t likely have time to learn that you love photography outside of Skillcloud, but once they do, it opens up the possibility to work more creatively or on other projects. #genius

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––College Classes That Would Actually Prepare You For Real Life

From Thought Catalog. Our favorites:

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  • LF101A Having a Lawyer Friend
  • >:( 101 Arguing with Spouses and Other Termagants
  • Brng101 How to Influence People Without Boring Them to Death
  • AAA101  Triple A
  • CL412  How to Use Craigslist Without Getting Ripped Off, Raped or Murdered
  • $Ka-ching$502  How to Write a Best-Selling Expert How-To Book

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––Practice Safe Cycling…

This is the trailer for a film called Line of Sight. It’s crazy/nuts/awesome:

[box_light]Line Of Sight is a rare view into underground bicycle messenger racing which has become a global phenomenon. For over a decade Lucas Brunelle has been riding with the fastest, most skilled urban cyclists around the world while capturing all the action with his customized helmet cameras to bring you along for the ride.

DVD available at: lucasbrunelle.com

“Lucas Brunelle goes for it. If you want to see what it’s like to play a live game of ‘frogger’, on a bike, with only one life, check out Line Of Sight.” – Mat Hoffman[/box_light]

LINE OF SIGHT – Official Trailer from Zenga Bros on Vimeo.

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––Finally: A Tentpole Solution

YES. For those of us that hate those dreaded tentpoles, I present… ‘The Cave’ (from Heimplanet). It’s a tent with no poles. Instead, this shelter deploys an inflatable diamond grid–a geodesic dome–to support the structure:

The Cave – Setup from heimplanet on Vimeo.

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Monday Rundown: Wants an iPhone 5

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––Today Begins Apple’s WWDC

Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar; today is the beginning of Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference. This is the week when Apple makes boys out of men and announces product updates and the like. Per the Apple website: ‘It’s the week we’ve all been waiting for.’

Here are some things to expect and things we’re hoping for:

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  • iOS 6: As usual, an update of the Apple mobile operating system is to be expected. You will probably (and I hope) see enhancements to Siri, the voice-activated “personal assistant” that arrived with the iPhone 4S last fall. There’s also desperate hope for iPad integration.
  • OS X Mountain Lion: What we know it offers… iOS-like Messages, Reminders, Notifications and Game Center, AirPlay Mirroring, and a new security effort called Gatekeeper.
  • New Macbooks: Featuring the slim profile of the Macbook Air. I should’ve waited another year…
  • A NEW IPHONEEEEEE: Come on, baby. For the love of Tim Cook, please give us a new iPhone this fall. There was a fairly convincing video of some supposedly leaked parts that lends credence to the fact that a new iPhone is coming. Here’s a (smart) prediction from ComputerWorld:

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[box_light]Will Cook really unveil a new iPhone now? If recent history is any indicator, the next iPhone will be unveiled at an event this fall, along with a new iPod and iPod touch. A new iPhone hasn’t been announced at WWDC since theiPhone 4 arrived two years ago, but there’s no better place to give your developers a head start on updating their apps to support a new resolution then to announce it at WWDC.

The catch? Announcing a new iPhone would extinguish current iPhone 4S demand overnight. Unless Apple plans to ship the iPhone within the next few weeks I’m dubious of any announcement. Anything different would kill iPhone sales as everyone waits for the new one, hitting Apple’s bottom line for the quarter.[/box_light]

I don’t care about Apple’s profits. Just give me that darn iPhone 5. #FirstWorldProbz

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––From the pages of ‘things we kinda need’

…I give you the Milkmaid. Check it:

If you’re too lazy to watch the video, you need to realign your priorities. Totally kidding. Maybe? Anyway. This thing tells you how much milk you’ve got left… heck, it even texts you when the milk’s gone bad. How cool is that?

I’m not sure how much I would pay for this… but considering my notorious and laborious milk-drinking habits, this might be needed.

(Courtesy of Future of Technology, via TechCrunch and Gizmodo.)

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––Getting Serious For A Second

[box_light]Don’t believe me that this is coming? The photos that the drones will take may be retained and used or even distributed to others in the government so long as the “recipient is reasonably perceived to have a specific, lawful governmental function” in requiring them. And for the first time since the Civil War, the federal government will deploy military personnel inside the United States and publicly acknowledge that it is deploying them “to collect information about U.S. persons.”

It gets worse. If the military personnel see something of interest from a drone, they may apply to a military judge or “military commander” for permission to conduct a physical search of the private property that intrigues them. Any “incidentally acquired information” can be retained or turned over to local law enforcement. What’s next? Prosecutions before military tribunals in the United States?[/box_light]

That’s an excerpt from an article by Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey and the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel, regarding the U.S. government’s use of drones to spy on private citizens. Although I don’t know the whole story: how plausible drones are, how soon we could see them, and just who’s privacy would be infringed, I think we can all agree on one thing: spying on Americans is un-American.

Also: After using those Street View snoopers, Google and Apple use planes that can film you sunbathing in your back garden.

#MURRRICA

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––Mister Rogers, Autotuned

This is Mister Rogers remixed by Symphony of Science’s John D. Boswell for PBS Digital Studios. It’s called “Garden of Your Mind” and it’s brilliant:

(**If you like this video, please support your local PBS station.** http://www.pbs.org/donate)

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––Adbusted.

A Hamburg street artist creatively added the Photoshop toolbar to some H&M swim ads in Europe. Genius.

Adbusted

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