Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of October 25th…
Demystifying Public Speaking, by Lara Hogan
Don’t think public speaking is for you? It is—whether you’re bracing for a conference talk or a team meeting. Lara Hogan helps you identify your fears and effectively face them, so you can make your way to the stage (big or small). Get clear, practical advice through every step, from choosing a topic and creating a presentation, to gathering and distilling feedback, to event-day prep. You’ll feel confident and equipped to step into the spotlight.
macOS Sierra 10.12.1
macOS Sierra 10.12.1 features few outward-facing changes, instead focusing on bug fixes and improvements to address issues that have surfaced since the release of the operating system.
York Times buying Wirecutter for $30 million
The New York Times is buying The Wirecutter, a five-year-old online consumer guide. The Times will pay more than $30 million, including retention bonuses and other payouts, for the startup, according to people familiar with the transaction.
Newly formed patent troll makes vast claim to Web video, sues 14 big media companies
Bartonfalls is a shell company formed in the patent hotspot of East Texas, and it sued 14 big media companies on October 11 over US Patent No. 7,917,922.
Google Quietly Drops Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of October 13th…
- Rogue One, trailer two
- Conversions@Google 2016 with Luke Wroblewski, part 1
- Conversions@Google 2016 with Luke Wroblewski, part 2
- Calculating Ada
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
"Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, organizers announced early Thursday — marking the first time the prestigious award has gone to someone known primarily as a musician."
Really Bad Chess
Really Bad Chess is an iOS game by Zach Gage that randomizes the distribution of pieces when the board is set up, so that you might start a game with 4 queens, 3 knights, and only 2 pawns in the back row. The result is that you get a completely new strategic game each time, but you still play with the familiar tactical rules of chess.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of October 4th…
- Marvel's Iron Fist, date announcement
Google Color Picker
This is pretty cool: Google now displays a color picker in its results when you search for a hexadecimal color.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of October 3rd…
Sort of like Kijiji, baked into Facebook. Initially available to everyone over 18 years old in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand, on the Facebook app for iPhone and Android.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, teaser trailer