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Apple has announced its traditional fall iPhone launch, sending out invitations to the press for an event on September 9th at 10AM PST, at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium... that's a massive venue with a 7,000-person seating capacity, so expect a lot of news!
The original problem with the company's embed code was that it blocked out rendering of a page while fonts were being loaded. This in turn caused a negative impact on site performance since it also meant the browser had to pause until all fonts loaded before completing the page rendering. Typekit is changing this process with async loading.
Today, Android Wear for iOS (iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2+) works with the LG Watch Urbane. All future Android Wear watches, including those from Huawei, Asus, and Motorola will also support iOS.
Black holes don't actually swallow and destroy physical information, according to an idea proposed today by Stephen Hawking at the Hawking Radiation conference being held at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Instead, they store it in a two-dimensional hologram.
One of the features that made Firefox and won it so much geek cred in its early days was its rich extension model, allowing a wealth of customizations and extra functionality. Extensions were given fairly free and unfettered access to Firefox internals, including the HTML on the rendered page. This provided extension developers great power, but it also made Firefox brittle and hard to maintain.
A client shared a link with us to a the tool they're using to preview their website at different device sizes. Not exactly the same as viewing on the device in question, but a pretty good tool to have handy.
Google made a Wi-Fi router. "OnHub" is a $200 cylinder that promises a "new way to Wi-Fi" with control via an app, frequent software updates, and additional radios for smart home functionality. This is Google's smart home hub.
New York Times article by Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld describe a frightful corporate culture. "At Amazon, workers are encouraged to tear apart one another's ideas in meetings, toil long and late (emails arrive past midnight, followed by text messages asking why they were not answered), and held to standards that the company boasts are 'unreasonably high.' The internal phone directory instructs colleagues on how to send secret feedback to one another's bosses. Employees say it is frequently used to sabotage others."
Amazon CEO and president Jeff Bezos sent an all-hands e-mail refuting the above NYTimes’ claims. "The article doesn’t describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every day," said Bezos. "But if you know of any stories like those reported, I want you to escalate to HR. You can also email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if it’s rare or isolated, our tolerance for any such lack of empathy needs to be zero."
Larry Page announced that he is now the CEO of "Alphabet," a brand-new company of which Google is just one part. Fellow Google co-founder Sergey Brin will be helping him run Alphabet in some capacity. Sundar Pichai is now the CEO of the subsidiary known as Google.
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