Mac News: Phil Schiller: They’re Going to Steal Our Whole Product Line
Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, Phil Schiller, took the stand on Friday for the Apple vs. Samsung trial, describing the struggles the Cupertino California company faced when developing the iPad and iPhone and how shocked he was with Samsung’s decision to copy their products.
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Technology News: SpaceX Wins $440 Million NASA Contract to Replace the Space Shuttle
Aerospace firm SpaceX announced Friday that it won a $440 million contract from NASA to modify its Dragon capsule for human space flight as a private-sector successor to the Space Shuttle. The plan is to launch the first Dragon flight carrying American astronauts by 2015.
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Programming News: Why Rails 4 Live Streaming is a big deal
Several days ago Rails introduced Live Streaming: the ability to send partial responses to the client immediately. This is a big deal because it opens up a huge number of use cases that Rails simply wasn’t suitable for. Rails was and still is an excellent choice for “traditional” web apps where the user sends a request and expects a full response back. It was a bad choice for anything that works with response streams.
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Other News: Texas man foretells dire outcome: messages ‘I need to quit texting,’ before driving into ravine
Despite our love of gadgets, we’re not willing to give any slack to people that text while driving, and for one good reason: it’s freaking dangerous. You’ve heard the grim stories before, but few incidents resonate to the heart of the matter like that of Chance Bothe from Texas.
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