Polymer 2.0: Legacy APIs

Well, there will be time for a more thorough look later, but one of the first things that is apparently lost is the convenience of the debounce function. This was a very nice, very convenient function to collapse multiple calls into one, something that very easily happens with data bindings firing an event for every single…

Google’s VPS: An Analysis Attempt from Afar

It was an impressive looking demo reel: an indoor guidance system that used no hardware at all on-site. This is in contrast to the usual wisdom of indoor positioning being inaccurate without radio support. That is a promise of epic proportions, and yet thinking about it, it doesn’t look as revolutionary as the demo reel…

Streaming 2.0: The Quest for More TV

When Microsoft revealed the Xbox One in 2013, it was to the fanfare of TV and sports, with a smattering of Call of Duty at the end. It was utterly ridiculed for that “sin” and has not recovered since. Yet, in the intermediary period we have seen the rise of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu Originals.…

Amazon Buys Whole Foods

Amazon’s rollout of its store and store tracking technology might just become faster with the purchase of Whole Foods, the upscale grocery retailer. They are keeping the current CEO, and expect to close the deal in the latter half of this year, so there is little information on their current plans.

Spaces for More Money

Stack Overflow has fired a volley into the age-old discussion of tabs vs spaces. Their contribution boils down to a simple premise – based on their survey, developers using spaces earn statistically significant more money. They are promising to give access to the raw data “soon”.

This Hype Ship Needs No Captain

Forget driverless cars, the next attempt at sending out hype is captainless ships! According to Bloomberg, the Oslo-based Yara International claims that it will have this ship ready to sail on its own by 2020. Since I had never heard of it, I had to look it up, and Wikipedia had some interesting things to say…