The neighbors of this community in Yucaipa, California, synchronized the Holiday lights on their houses together to create this impressive show. I can't imagine the endless discussions to agree on colors, types of lights, or music—a nightmare before Christmas.
Stories that have come out of Steve Jobs' retirement typically focus on his genius and ideas. Writer Lisen Stromberg veers away from all that, though, and describes him as what he is behind the scenes: A really normal, neighborly guy.
A team of grad students at UIUC have developed a way for people to securely share their bandwidth with their neighbors. Called Practical End-host collaborative Residential Multihoming (PERM), the device allows users to choose the best internet connection available among the current pool, and alerts the connection…