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Can the Internet and Nostalgia Get Along?

Can the Internet and Nostalgia Get Along?

Emily Price has an interesting piece on TechnoBuffalo about whether the Internet is killing our memory. In fact, she’s really talking about nostalgia, not recall memory in general, but it’s a fascinating topic worth some exploration. The real question is whether the existence of things in digital form or physical form is more pleasing to our recollection, and I do not think there is an easy answer. Undoubtedly, there are things that feel better in the hand than on the screen, and there are ways of storing valuable memories digitally that are more reliable than their physical versions. But I also wonder if this transition, from physical to digital memory, won’t also teach us that there are certain memories we should simply give up for good.

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Windows Internet Explorer 9 to Launch at SXSW [Announcement Video]

Windows Internet Explorer 9 to Launch at SXSW [Announcement Video]

Ryan Gavin and Dean Hachamovitch, Marketing Guy and Engineer, respectively, for Internet Explorer, have announced that the final build and release of Internet Explorer 9 will indeed be at the party they're throwing at South by Southwest in Texas on March 14th, 2011. They've decided to first announce this to their very favorite community at Channel9, a bunch of developers who are in love with the internet platform, and they've spoken here in a video at length what the browser will be able to do.

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Snapstick iPhone App Lets You Snap the Internet to Your TV [Video]

Snapstick iPhone App Lets You Snap the Internet to Your TV [Video]

The iPhone can be used in a lot of different ways, outside of the standard things that Apple let out of the labs. Applications give the device a breath of new life, and this new app, or system if Snapstick has their way, is meant to deliver the "full web" to your TV, thanks to your iPhone (and laptop). CRAVE got some time to play around with the iPhone application, and tested it out. So, how does flicking your shows from an iPhone to your TV work? Better than some may have thought.

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The Swiftness of Internet Justice

The Swiftness of Internet Justice

In 1988, Michael Dukakis was asked a question at a debate that probably helped end his career. Moderator Bernard Shaw asked him if his wife were raped and murdered, would he favor the death penalty? You can see a video of the exchange on YouTube, but needless to say Dukakis' answer is completely unsatisfying. He talks about how the death penalty is not a deterrent. He talks about Massachusetts and the drop in crime there. He never talks about his wife, even in the hypothetical. I've thought a lot about this question. I am not in favor of the death penalty, and this seems to be the sort of question that always pops up to challenge people who think like me. Here's how I would have answered:

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HTML5 May Just Have Won the Internet

HTML5 May Just Have Won the Internet

Take a bit of notice and remember last spring when the talk of the town was the fact that Apple was pushing for HTML5 to be the standard for video on the web. Opposite what? Adobe's flash player. Where a year ago basically everything you saw as far as video was based in flash, now the standard has all but completely switched over to HTML5 - to a point.

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iPhone 4 Reviewed by Walt Mossberg of All Things D

iPhone 4 Reviewed by Walt Mossberg of All Things D

Did you manage to get your iPhone 4 early? If not, then you've probably seen the plethora of reviews that keep getting released online. While we've scoured the 'net, we landed on the legendary Walt Mossberg's review of the next iteration of iPhone from Apple. For someone who's had the device for a week, he has a pretty clear-cut review of what Apple has created. True to form, the design, hardware, and software are all top-notch, but obviously not everything can be shiny in the iPhone realm. Find out after the break what it is that Mossberg feels brings down the iPhone 4 from greatness.

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