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The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain — Overthought →

Great guide by a former Genius Bar employee.

Outkast, in charts →

Must-read for any Outkast Southern Hip-Hop fans.


Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder — which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to 5cm, causing reduced eyesight and severe headaches — has had the top section of her skull removed and replaced with a 3D printed implant.

The operation was performed by a team of neurosurgeons at the University Medical Centre Utrecht and the university claims this is this first instance of a successful 3D printed cranium that has not been rejected by the patient.

The operation, which took 23 hours, was led by Dr Bon Verweij. The patient’s skull was so thick, that had the operation not been performed, serious brain damage or death may have occurred in the near future.

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Dr. Bon Verweij, you sir, are a g.

(via emergentfutures)

Harry Potter is Getting a Spin-Off →


J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter film spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be a trilogy, according to a Warner Bros. executive interviewed by the New York Times.

Let the rejoicing begin.

A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet | Autopia | Wired.com →

Occam’s Razor states that simpler explanations are generally better than complex ones.

Good example of content marketing on the BMW Facebook page. Currently sitting at a pretty 32,007 likes, 494 comments and 2,242 shares in just 45 minutes.

Good example of content marketing on the BMW Facebook page. Currently sitting at a pretty 32,007 likes, 494 comments and 2,242 shares in just 45 minutes.

One of the things I’ve always found is that you’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure out where you’re going to try to sell it. And I’ve made this mistake probably more than anybody else in this room. And I got the scar tissue to prove it.

— Steve Jobs

My treasure.

My treasure.

Facebook’s Mobile Strategy: From Defense to Offense

Josh Constine, on TechCrunch

The path to making the world more connected starts with disconnecting Facebook from itself.

Astute analysis that reveals where Facebook is headed with its mobile strategy. It’s remarkable to see how well Facebook has course-corrected itself from its initial write-once, deploy-everywhere HTML5-based approach. By turning each of its major features like Messages and Newsfeed into native, standalone apps, Facebook shows that it understands that it must fragment itself in order to win the different social graphs in people’s lives. By splitting itself up into a suite of apps like Messenger and the just-announced Paper, Facebook turns a vulnerability into a competitive advantage that allows it to take smaller startups on head-on with its own smaller, nimbler teams. Forget trying to fortify its defenses here. Facebook is going on the offensive by splitting up its massive army into special ops forces.

Quick, Leo!