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Making Movie Magic More Efficient

From the New York Times: “The Croods” is a caveman movie from DreamWorks Animation that comes out March 22. The subject may be paleolithic, but the technology approach may well be cutting edge. “Croods” is a digital product of about 250 billion pixels, with high-definition sound that, along with the images and story, is designed …

Looking for a Lesson in Google’s Perks

From the New York Times: Google’s various offices and campuses around the globe reflect the company’s overarching philosophy, which is nothing less than “to create the happiest, most productive workplace in the world,” according to a Google spokesman, Jordan Newman. But do its unorthodox workplaces and lavish perks yield the kind of creativity it prides …

Who Made That Emoticon?

From the New York Times: “The first line of my obituary is going to mention the smiley face,” says Scott Fahlman, who would rather be remembered for his research into artificial intelligence. But like it or not, Fahlman has become famous for three keystrokes. In 1982, as a young professor at Carnegie Mellon University, he …

Managing a Child’s Allowance, the Online Version

The New York Times has a helpful article today about online resources to manage a kid’s chores and allowance. I haven’t read through it fully yet, but it mentions several sites including FamZoo, ThreeJars, Count My Beanz, My Job Chart and Tykoon. I briefly checked out MyJobChart and Tykoon, and they both seem pretty good.

Ask.com to Return to Old Service

From the New York Times: After failing to make any headway as a search engine, Ask.com is largely abandoning the effort and will now become a question-and-answer service. The retreat is a major blow for Barry Diller, the chief executive of the e-commerce company IAC/InterActiveCorp, which had paid $1.85 billion in 2005 for Ask.com and …

Bookmarklets

What’s a bookmarklet? Well, the Bookmarklets.com home page describes them in this way: Bookmarklets are simple tools that extend the surf and search capabilities of Firefox and Explorer web browsers. Bookmarklets are free. Bookmarklets allow you to: * Modify the way you see someone else’s webpage. * Extract data from a webpage. * Search more …

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