This is the best Microsoft Ad…Ever [Video]

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If Microsoft had an equivalent to Apple's landmark "1984" ad, this ad would be it. Microsoft's new ad, "Child of the '90s", aims to sell internet explorer, or rather, to reintroduce it. Using outdated items like Floppy disks, bowl cuts, and neopets, Microsoft forces nostalgia at the world's most popular browser of the 1990s, Internet Explorer. And then, Microsoft slices through the delusion that internet explorer is stuck in the 1990s, by reminding us how much we've changed ourselves since then. I've been highly critical of Steve Ballmer, and of Microsoft's past advertising, but this … [Read more...]

The 2013 Mac Pro’s 1st Unboxing Video [Full]

The first new Mac Pros have finally made it off the line, and the first unboxing video (see: unboxing a calculator for more on this strange phenomenon) is officially up on Youtube. Why it's significant: Manufactured in the USA. Not unheard of amongst PC manufacturers, but unusual and welcome by most. Pros have been waiting for this for four years. The new Mac Pro is the first "true" Apple product of the post-Jobsian era, because it's the first product to significantly change the design of a product that Steve Jobs had launched. Looks like a trash can - but it is incredibly light and … [Read more...]

Apple’s Touching Holiday Ad Was Shot Entirely on An iPhone 5S

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As they say, "the proof is in the pudding". Apple showed off the iPhone 5S's camera in one of the more brilliant smartphone ads of all time, "A Harris Family Holiday", an ad launched yesterday, set to Judy Garland's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". The ad was a family holiday montage shot entirely on an iPhone 5S - a standard iPhone 5S. Complete with slow motion, rich colors, and stop motion animations, the commercial stated exactly how capable the iPhone was, without once mentioning the product, or the competitor. There are shots in the snow to emphasize durability, and even a few … [Read more...]

Meet Leo The Homeless Hacker, And Learn How His Life Changed

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A few months ago, Patrick McConlogue, a New York software engineer, came across a homeless man exercising using boat chains and rocks as makeshift machinery. In the sorrowful tale of Leo Grand, homeless since he lost his job in 2011, McConlogue saw promise, and he acted upon it in a way that not many people would. Patrick proposed an experiment online, hypothesizing that a homeless man would choose a cheap laptop and coding lessons over $100, and that with a little help, that homeless man's life could be back on track. It was essentially a play on the old saying "Give a man a fish and he'll … [Read more...]