Mitchell McKenna
‘Retrograde’ by James BlakeNo clue how to describe this song, but it’s addictive.

‘Retrograde’ by James Blake
No clue how to describe this song, but it’s addictive.

‘3 Foot Tall’ by ClassifiedClassified’s new album’s been on repeat, I am impressed. Trying out thisismyjam’s new tumblr sharing. [[Edit: a little disappointed they don’t embed the player like they do on facebook sharing]]

‘3 Foot Tall’ by Classified
Classified’s new album’s been on repeat, I am impressed. Trying out thisismyjam’s new tumblr sharing. [[Edit: a little disappointed they don’t embed the player like they do on facebook sharing]]

Was planning on seeing if I could get away with rocking the new phone without a case but I changed my mind when we got the new @gdgt cases from Incipio

Was planning on seeing if I could get away with rocking the new phone without a case but I changed my mind when we got the new @gdgt cases from Incipio

oh man, the last message, amazing.

oh man, the last message, amazing.

Check out gdgt’s first infographic!
MacBook Pro with Retina display [Infographic] - gdgt.com

Check out gdgt’s first infographic!

MacBook Pro with Retina display [Infographic] - gdgt.com

Swapping out my current to-do list for this one…

Wow, I can’t agree more with the concepts Dylan talks about his post below.
Knowledge is power in this world, get thirsty.
lifeofdb:

Well the picture doesn’t lie. We can point fingers and call each other names, but at its core, I’ve simply read a shit ton over the course of the last three years. 
And I like it.
I’m not much for the latest and greatest in pop culture, and you won’t find that I’ve subscribed to any gossip blogs (beyond Macrumors), but what you will find is a mix of personal blogs, corporate blogs and editorials centered around different business ideas and various areas of technology. As I sit and wonder how I’ve amassed such a large amount of read articles, and intuitively, invested so much time in such an undertaking, I can point to one reason:
My core belief that formal education is not enough, and does not prepare you to meet the needs of employers, the world, and more importantly, your own needs. Your informal education deserves as much of an investment as your ‘formal’ education does (at least in the time department), and by zeroing in on a basketful of great websites and blogs that turn out content, that in return will expand your perspective is critical, and I’d argue is likely directly related to your success in whatever your ventures are. 
School sucks, knowledge doesn’t. 

Wow, I can’t agree more with the concepts Dylan talks about his post below.

Knowledge is power in this world, get thirsty.

lifeofdb:

Well the picture doesn’t lie. We can point fingers and call each other names, but at its core, I’ve simply read a shit ton over the course of the last three years. 

And I like it.

I’m not much for the latest and greatest in pop culture, and you won’t find that I’ve subscribed to any gossip blogs (beyond Macrumors), but what you will find is a mix of personal blogs, corporate blogs and editorials centered around different business ideas and various areas of technology. As I sit and wonder how I’ve amassed such a large amount of read articles, and intuitively, invested so much time in such an undertaking, I can point to one reason:

My core belief that formal education is not enough, and does not prepare you to meet the needs of employers, the world, and more importantly, your own needs.
Your informal education deserves as much of an investment as your ‘formal’ education does (at least in the time department), and by zeroing in on a basketful of great websites and blogs that turn out content, that in return will expand your perspective is critical, and I’d argue is likely directly related to your success in whatever your ventures are. 

School sucks, knowledge doesn’t. 

campussessions:

Tim Chaisson performs “Real” in the lobby of Main Building at UPEI. Check out Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold’s latest album on iTunes.

New Android Ice Cream Sandwich Features

Android-3-1-2o9k-460 Just finished watching the keynote, here’s some of the features which I’m most excited about:

  • New lock screen with face recognition to unlock & quick camera access. 
  • Swipe to close apps (like webOS, love it)
  • Google made their own font (roboto) for better reading on phone.
  • Back/home/menu is part of UI on bottom now.
  • Screen capture ability.
  • Notifications upgraded.
  • Lots of focus on the keyboard (good to hear maybe swype not required for usability now).
  • Talk-to-type is now instant (fast, is this done natively now?).
  • Browser upgrades; tabs instead of windows, swipe to close tabs.
  • All core apps gmail, gcal, etc have been redesigned.
  • Data usage graphs show how much data you’ve used and predicts how much you will use.
  • You can set a limit to automatically cut off data when you reach your monthly limit.
  • Gallery redesign with photo editing tools (hipster filters, like instragram).
  • Photo/Video - panorama photos, 1080p video recording, zoom while recording, time lapse feature.
  • New people app - evolution of “contacts”.
  • "Android beam" - touch phones and article/map/app is "beamed" over to the other phone.

Check out some of the new features demoed on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus:

Add Android Ice Cream Sandwich to your want list on gdgt to stay up to date on discussions about Android 4.0.

Google Officially Killing Off Buzz

I’m actually glad to hear this, it was awkward having it still exist with Google+. Don’t get me wrong, I was excited about Buzz when it launched, but it just didn’t expand beyond a small niche of people. At the very least I’m sure it was confusing for users to know if they should post to Google+ or Buzz or both.

One thing I’m wondering if they’ll be bringing over from Buzz to G+ is Google Reader integration; when I shared something on Google Reader it was posted on Buzz as well, and comments where synced between them. It actually gave some value to sharing articles/notes on Google Reader. However, Google has been very conservative to not allow anything to automatically post to G+, likely in hopes to avoid G+ turning into a noisy feed full of auto-posts. Feedly has a integrated G+ nicely into their reader, we’ll see if Google Reader gets any love from G+ in the future.

Amplify’d from googleblog.blogspot.com
In a few weeks we’ll shut down Google Buzz and the Buzz API, and focus instead on Google+. While people obviously won’t be able to create new posts after that, they will be able to view their existing content on their Google Profile, and download it using Google Takeout.
We learned a lot from products like Buzz, and are putting that learning to work every day in our vision for products like Google+. Our users expect great things from us; today’s announcements let us focus even more on giving them something truly awesome.
Read more at googleblog.blogspot.com