A Devilish Twist on 2048

open-source version of 2048 and 1024 is 16384

Well, you thought 2048 was as hard, and addictive as puzzle games got. You haven’t yet come across 16384. 16384 is 2048, except the board is four times larger. I’m talking about 64 slots to worry about, and 64 slots that you have to fill to lose. It's a four-times bigger board, but whether it's four times as fun? That's up to you to decide. Play it here, or read on to learn about what's so great about 2048. Sign up for our newsletter to stay current on 2048, and other tech you don't want to miss 2048 - Proof-of-concept for open-source For most people, 2048 is simply a fun, addictive … [Read more...]

Skype Founder Jaan Tillinn on the Future of Medicine, and his new company

jaan tallinn skype and metamed founder

Today, I’m thrilled to share with you all my recent interview with the cofounder of Skype Jaan Tallinn. Today, he's here to talk to us about his latest company though, Metamed, a high-tech medical startup that he cofounded, with backing by Peter Thiel, and his Venture Capital firm, Founder's Fund. I met Jaan a few months ago at a conference, and after talking with him for a  little while, I knew I needed to have him on here, to tell us a little about his company, and  the future of medicine. The interview is a quick read, but it's interesting stuff, and Jaan included some great further … [Read more...]

Applecare Pays for itself Three Times Over

13 inch macbook pro with retina display

This month has been a horrible one for my mac. Both the logic board, and the battery failed, and my charger broke down as well. But thanks to Apple's fantastic extended warranty program - Applecare - my computer is better than ever, and it didn't cost me a cent. Here's the tale of my nightmare, and how Apple made it as painless as possible. I've had bad support experiences with other companies, one of which prompted me to reach out to, and work with that company's head of customer support, to avoid future similar situations, and Applecare really is unique in how they handle … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to 2014 Web April Fools Pranks

Every April, I put out a list of my favorite April Fools pranks online. This year I'm a bit delayed, because we now operate on Pyongyang time, in order to stay current on the latest North Korean tech news, but here's the list.  Better late than never. April Fools Day 2013 April Fools Day 2012 That time we were acquired by Walmart Google Maps - Pokemon Google is looking to hire a new Pokemon catcher, but in order to be considered, you need to catch 'em all. Simply open the Google Maps app by April 2nd at 2 AM, and find all of the Pokemon, and you'll win an interview (in the distant … [Read more...]