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With the following headline chosen by the Verge: “Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand“, you’d think they wouldn’t go on to quote the struggling Goliath as saying:

We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan.

Who are the Verge trying to fool? All this means, is that Internet Explorer (and all previous incarnations) will continue to exist. Project Spartan will just be an additional browser, joining us at the bottom of our test suite.


Star Wars fans, and especially those with young Star Wars fans, may enjoy this Millennium Falcon drone in flight. I know me and mine did.

Santana aims for another comeback. As much as I dislike locker rooms, I love this locker room welcoming:

Taped in the upper left hand corner, directly above his blue No. 57 jersey and cap, was a photograph of the celebration from Santana’s no-hitter with the New York Mets in June 2012, arguably the finest moment in his baseball career.

Wednesday References

360 degree Go Pro video: 360-Grad-Video mit 6 GoPro-Kameras

The Life and Death of Sports Fans — A short film by Errol Morris for ESPN.

My three year old can, and will devour a carton of tomatoes in a single sitting. The Wearable Tomato may be useful for him, freeing up his hands for other important things.

Wes Anderson: A Mini Documentary

Confessions of an iPhone 6

The Verge brings us some insight into the recently announced, Pebble Time.

Gone Phishin’

Last summer, Gmail added support for Latin characters. It turns out, they’re pretty useful for spammers getting their phish on.

Be careful with this message. Someone might be trying to trick you by using similar-looking characters (such as Σ and E) in the email addresses contained in this message.

So let me get this straight. I’m not only supposed to read an email’s from address, but I’m supposed to pay special attention to each character?

My father once left himself logged in to Paypal on a library computer, losing all of $30. God knows what he’s been clicking on these days.

A Few

Apparently people have been using pinch-to-zoom on their desktop browsers? Which actually may not be that crazy, since those Apple laptops sell pretty well. Not surprisingly, Chrome’s pinch-to-zoom wasn’t as smooth as Safari’s. The latest Chrome Canary aims to fix that.

Also news to me, the Internet Archive has an entire Archived Software Library, which is pretty rad, if you’re into that sort of thing. It looks like now, those archived pieces of software (read: games) are now embeddable. Pretty rad, again, if you’re into that sort of thing. Note: The embedded games seem to have mixed results. But what a concept! Next on their list: Export a game as HTML5. Just kidding.

If you didn’t buy the in-app purchase of the full toolset in Paper, way back when, all the Paper tools are now available for free.

Is the iPad Not Mobile?

The popular iOS app, Flipboard, aims to elevate content layout and interaction on the web.

Flipboard for mobile web is a case study in pushing the browser to its limits. While this approach may not be suitable for all applications, for us it’s enabled a level of interaction and performance that rivals native apps.

Flipboard.com’s approach largely involves eschewing traditional HTML, CSS, & Javascript, in favor of HTML5’s canvas element.

While interesting (and a bit over my head), why is it that when visiting Flipboard.com on the iPad, we’re presented with a roadblock page, instructing us to use the iPad app for “the best Flipboard experience”?

Where’s the mobile canvas experience that rivals native apps?


Input type=email, Most Commonly Used Advanced Input Type

Poll results: popular input types

The results are surprising, while I expected date and number to end in first and second place, the most popular type was actually email.

Personally, I would have guessed that type="tel" would be leading the charge. Not for telephone entries specifically, but any input that is expecting a number of any kind, the type="tel" attribute invokes the number keyboard on iOS devices; Minus the finicky limitations that are associated with type="number".