WebOS Stalling, More Cement Implants, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

Illustration for article titled WebOS Stalling, More Cement Implants, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

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Illustration for article titled WebOS Stalling, More Cement Implants, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

HP's Gonna Figure Out This webOS Thing in 2 Weeks, Honest

The HP webOS saga just keeps getting more and more frustrating and dumb and ugh, as CEO Meg Whitman again announced that the company had no announcement at this time. Well, okay, she said it in an interview. But still, people, sheesh, you're making Hamlet look decisive. And sane. [All Things D]

Illustration for article titled WebOS Stalling, More Cement Implants, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

Woman With Cement Cheek Implant Should Probably Have Paid Retail

Things you don't want to go too budget on: sushi, escorts, plastic surgery. That should about cover it, right? [Dlisted]

Illustration for article titled WebOS Stalling, More Cement Implants, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

Will Office on iPad Cost $10?

Will hypothetical product have hypothetical price if it's hypothetically approved, and will that hypothetically impact the pricing of existing versions of said product? You know, hypothetically speaking? [Wired]

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The Unassuming Beauty of Afghanistan

Not much of a tech angle here, but this short from Augustin Pictures shows a side of Afghanistan most of us never new existed—or maybe just assumed it didn't. And just for kicks, here's the rundown of gear they used:

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 7D
Canon 24-105mm L IS 4f
Canon 16-35mm L
Canon 50mm 1.4f
Canon 85mm 1.8f
Glidetrack HD
Handgrip Nighthawk and D|Focus V3 (shoulder mount)
Zoom H1
2x Rode Videomic Pro
Manfrotto 501 HD and 701 HDV
LCW ND Filter Fader MK II
We edited and colour graded the entire clip on Final Cut Pro X

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See? Tech! [The Atlantic]


Left Behind is our daily collection of chaff we didn't think was quite good enough to post on its own, and why.

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DISCUSSION

ddhboy
ddhboy

The thing about WebOS is that unless you have a guaranteed marketshare, money to keep it going, and are large enough to not want to take the legal risk by using Android instead, there's pretty much no marketshare that you're going to gain with WebOS. That's why Amazon's the only company I can think of that could possibly have a future with WebOS as a platform. But I think the ship for that has sailed with the launch of the Kindle Fire and it's tight integration with Amazon's Android app store. Whoever gets it now will have it only for the IP. HP included if they decide to hold onto it.

Office on the iPad costing 10 bucks manse sense because Adobe's already doing it for their professional tools on Android tablets, and Apple's really their main competitor with their cheaply priced office suite for iPad. Like Adobe, I think that Microsoft will make Office for iPad will be heavily tied to a cloud syncing service, in this case Office 365 and Office Live. That's where Microsoft is going to make their real money in subscription sales.