Windows 8.1 vs Ubuntu 13.10 vs MacOS X 10.9

Roughly every two years, I compare the latest versions of the 3 desktop Operating Systems with the largest market-share — Windows, MacOS X and Ubuntu. We’re going to be looking at the latest releases of these system — Ubuntu 13.10, Windows 8.1 and MacOS X 10.9 “Mavericks”.

via Pocket http://lunduke.com/2013/12/22/windows-8-1-vs-ubuntu-13-10-vs-macos-x-10-9/

Download Evasi0n iOS 7 – 7.0.4 Jailbreak For iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, iPad, iPod touch [Windows / Mac]

Surprise surprise. This is just in. Team Evad3rs has just released Evasi0n iOS 7 – 7.0.4 jailbreak for the latest iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Available for both Windows and Mac users, Evasi0n iOS 7 jailbreak works on all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models running iOS 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.

via Pocket http://www.redmondpie.com/download-evasi0n-ios-7-7.0.4-jailbreak-for-iphone-5s-5c-5-ipad-ipod-touch-windows-mac/

BlackBerry teams up with Foxconn for budget smartphones as sales continue to plunge

Blackberry’s new interim chief John Chen has just got a rude wake-up call: the company sold only 1.9 million smartphones in Q1 compared to 3.7 million last quarter, and lost $4.4 billion. Much of that can be chalked up to a massive $2.

via Pocket http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/20/blackberry-q3-earnings-huge-loss-foxconn-partnership/?ncid=rss_truncated

Scientists Turn Algae Into Crude Oil In Minutes

Scientists say they can speedily make crude oil artificially, a process that naturally takes millions of years. Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, part of the Department of Energy, say they can turn algae into crude oil in minutes using a relatively simple process.

via Pocket http://www.fastcompany.com/3023689/tech-forecast/scientists-turn-algae-into-crude-oil-in-minutes

I Lied to My Wife, Flew to Lagos and Got the Shit Beaten Out of Me Because of a Nigerian Email Scam

All illustrations by Matt Freak City. By now, everyone is well aware of “419” scams, also known as advance-fee fraud or Nigerian-email fraud.

via Pocket http://www.vice.com/en_se/read/i-am-an-idiot-0000167-v20n12

How to make people like you

So you want to know how to make people like you? It’s easier than you think. “Self-disclosure is extra rewarding,” said Harvard neuroscientist Diana Tamir, who conducted the experiments with Harvard colleague Jason Mitchell.

via Pocket http://theweek.com/article/index/253693/how-to-make-people-like-you-6-science-based-conversation-hacks

What it feels like being an ipad on a stick on wheels

We like experimenting with geeky tools. All in the name of science of course. How about sitting on a beach in Thailand and participating in conference in Stockholm by remote-controlling an ipad on a stick on wheels? Sounds like a fun experiment, doesn’t it? How many geek points is that?

via Pocket http://labs.spotify.com/2013/12/12/what-it-feels-like-being-an-ipad-on-a-stick-on-wheels/