- Google delays the launch of the Chrome OS to 2011. They said they’d give more details before New Years.
- An Xbox modder being sued by Microsoft won’t be allowed to use the “fair use” defense. He modded Xboxes for as cheap as $60 to let them run pirated games and ‘unapproved homebrew software. Microsoft is simply trying to defend their intellectual property (most people use it to run pirated games, which is bad, m’kay?); the defense, however, fears this will set a precedent which disallows people to mod hardware they’ve bought and paid for.
- Weird Thanksgiving dinner inventions. These were actually patented. Pumpkin powder!
- Very opinionated article about Facebook’s new messaging system, painting it as something scary to be avoided. It’s all part of a war between Facebook and Google–which is scary in its own right because together they basically own the internet.
- Where I found the link to this, it was called “Why you shouldn’t play Jenga with an engineer“
- Disabled dude living in UAE (The UAE is known for being awesome) designs and builds a solar powered wheelchair. Now he’s going to drive it through 200 miles of desert.
- J Craig Venter on 60 minutes, talking about programming microorganisms. “DNA is the software of life.” Long video.
- Taiwan is building a tower with floating observatories. What.