Today we announced that Best Buy and Future Shop are consolidating as Best Buy. This means the products, services, and features you have come to expect from Future Shop and FutureShop.ca will now be available at Best Buy and BestBuy.ca. We have plans to invest up to $200 million to build a leading multi-channel customer experience on the Best Buy brand.
If it's too good to be true, it probably is. Those cheap Xbox 360s have likely been banned from Xbox live (preventing online gameplay and updates):
Dolly Parton (??!) promoting IE8 Webslices?
Muh brain, it boggles.
- Hacker Rickrolls Jailbroken iPhones -- change your default SSH password, if you have SSH installed.
- Silent but deadly
Ars Technica is reporting about a software application that can gather personal data from your Jailbroken iPhone, again, if you've installed SSH and not changed the default password:Unlike the previous versions, which merely replaced the wallpaper image to alert users that they have been cracked, the new version silently copies personal data—"e-mail, contacts, SMSs, calendars, photos, music files, videos, as well as any data recorded by any iPhone app." It then sends the data back to the machine running the software.
iTunes store approval process has Rogue Amoeba running
Developers have had a love-hate relationship with Apple's iTunes store approval process: little feedback, unknown approval time thresholds, it seems like a black hole, stuff goes in, nothing comes out:
Steve Jobs lead 'inventor' of odd Apple enforced advertising patent?
The NY Times had this little gem on an process design patent application submitted by Apple:
Google Wave gets a following
Which should help clean out the overflowing inboxes when you view or contribute to public waves:
I just saw them a moment ago
Twitter rolled out, then recalled the ReTweet function...seems there were issues:
Twitter hooks up with LinkedIn
Interesting concept lets you selectively (or not) send tweets to your LinkedIn status:
Google launches new programming language
Google Go, a new C-like programming language from Google has developerati all a twitter as they ponder the implications. According to Google, Go is:
Go compilers produce fast code fast. Typical builds take a fraction of
a second yet the resulting programs run nearly as quickly as comparable
C or C++ code.
Go is type safe and memory safe. Go has pointers but no pointer arithmetic.
For random access, use slices, which know their limits.
Go promotes writing systems and servers as sets of lightweight
communicating processes, called goroutines, with strong support from the language.
Run thousands of goroutines if you want—and say good-bye to stack overflows.
Go has fast builds, clean syntax, garbage collection,
methods for any type, and run-time reflection.
It feels like a dynamic language but has the speed and safety of a static language.
It's a joy to use.
… open source
I'll pass, I'm still trying to figure out Objective C
Go for it
So, did I miss anything? What online story really got you going this week? Link to it in the comments!