The word dox is the modern, abbreviated form of “dropping dox,” an old-school revenge tactic that emerged from hacker culture in 1990s. Example usage: “Zero Cool pissed me off, so I’m dropping his dox in IRC.” Outlaw hackers of that day didn’t have a lot of options for taking revenge on a rival — you can’t bust-a-cap online — so breaching an enemy’s anonymity was a powerful weapon, opening them up to harassment or even law enforcement action.
Time Magazine pushes live its responsive design. Most intriguing is the endless scroll left rail, which they’re calling the “News brief.” At desktop, it’s a permanent fixture, with ads every 10 headlines, and the primary UI element you see on mobile.
The top rail features a clickable list of headlines, with the ability to tweet them without knowing more than just the headline. While I know this is a habit of many, courtesy of Pew, it seems that adding a 10-15 word summary might make it more valuable to both scanners and tweeters.
Since the creation of television, Mr. MacFarlane said, people have bemoaned “that it does not use its vast powers of communication for anything worthwhile, and all it does is crank out garbage.”
“If ‘Cosmos’ doesn’t get astronomical ratings,” he added with a laugh, “then no one can ever complain about that again. Because here it was, we did it, and you didn’t watch. So stop whining.”
“[Fox, by producing and airing ‘Cosmos” is] hurting and helping at the same time,” Mr. MacFarlane said, his tongue somewhat in cheek. “In that sense, I suppose it’s incumbent upon Fox to do something like this, to make up for all the damage it’s done with its news network.”
The more useful for work [tablets] become, the further they get from being really good tablets, which means it might take awhile before that perfect all-in-one device arrives. Until then, you’ll find a tablet on my nightstand—and a laptop in my lap.
Network will also be available to non-subscribers free for several hours each month or on a pay-per-use basis
With smartphones becoming ubiquitous, mobile data traffic is projected to grow eightfold from 2013 to 2018 in North America, according to networking equipment-maker Cisco. Much of that growth will come through Wi-Fi networks, which accounted for 57 percent of mobile data traffic last year. By 2018, 64 percent of mobile data traffic will be through Wi-Fi, according to Cisco.
Engaging article about the appverse and why one should venture into building apps for it.
"There are, at minimum, four radically different mobile platforms that every serious app player has to support:
"If you’re feeling generous, we should technically include Windows 8 and Windows Phone in here too. All with different screen dimensions, development stacks, UI guidelines, and usage patterns. Oh and by the way, that’s assuming no other players emerge as serious contenders in the computing device market. Ever."