Weekend tech reading: Wi-Fi speed record broken, Doom photoshopped, Yahoo-Tumblr deal?
Doom remastered in 9600x7211 This is a remastered screenshot from the video game Doom. The original size was 320x240 and the final product is 9600x7211. This is the highest resolution Photoshop image I've done to date (although I've done higher 3d rendering). DeviantArt / YouTube via TechSpot Forums
Wi-Fi Network Breaks Speed Record Think your network is fast? Getting a gigabyte-sized movie over your local wireless network to your hard drive in a few seconds is old hat. Now there’s a network that can push a 2-hour, high-definition movie to a computer a mile away in less time than it takes to read a single word. Discovery
Yahoo Tumblrs for Cool: Board Approves $1.1 Billion Deal as Expected
Yahoo Board to Meet Sunday to Consider $1.1 Billion, All-Cash Deal to Acquire Tumblr The Yahoo board has approved a massive $1.1 billion all-cash deal to buy Tumblr. Sources close to the board said the deal was a foregone conclusion and was an unanimous vote by the Silicon Valley Internet giant. Deal "confirmed", WSJ
The Evolution Of Hacker News Hacker News was initially built by YC co-founder Paul Graham as a demonstration of Arc, a new programming language he’d been working on. He quickly realized that it could help bring together the companies he was supporting and the rest of the folks who wanted in. TechCrunch
Foxconn factories are making progress, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws Employees at the Chinese factories of Apple supplier Foxconn continue to work beyond the country's legal limit of 49 hours a month, according to a report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA). But the Taiwanese manufacturer is making overall steady progress in improving the working conditions at a select group of factories in China, it said. PC World
At EVE Fanfest, players celebrate a different world Jon Lander, the executive producer of CCP Games’ EVE Online, tells me this during an interview on the first proper day of the company’s Fanfest 2013 event in Reykjavik, Iceland last month. He doesn’t seem to mean much by it and at the time I took it as a throwaway comment. We were in the midst of a larger conversation about monetization and his company’s business practices. Ars Technica
Only 2 of 13 small SUVs do well in crash tests Subaru's 2014 Forester was the only vehicle to get the top "good" rating in the results released Thursday. The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was rated as "acceptable." But fast-selling models such as the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Jeep Wrangler received only "marginal" or "poor" ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. LA Times
Neil deGrasse Tyson Tells Us Why 'Star Trek' Is So Much Better Than 'Star Wars' Neil deGrasse Tyson is the world's most famous astrophysicist, and he is a HUGE Trekkie. The host of StarTalk Radio is a fan of science fiction and futuristic movies, and of Star Trek in particular. Considering his love for space and science, that's no surprise. What is surprising, though, is his distaste for a certain sci-fi series with its own enormous following. Business Insider
Dell's thumb PC, Project Ophelia, to ship in July Dell's thumb-sized PC called Project Ophelia, which is the size of a USB stick, will start shipping in July for around $100. The Android-based device will plug into a display's HDMI port so that it can run applications or access files stored remotely. It will have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities and is aimed at users who do most of their computing on the Web. PC World
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