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Tagged with “ars technica” (18)

  1. 5by5 | Hypercritical #56: Belt and Suspenders

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk about file systems: what they do, what makes a good one, and who needs a new one, badly. (Spoiler: it’s Apple.) File systems discussed: Microsoft’s ReFS, ZFS, and HFS+.

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  2. 5by5 | Hypercritical #55: Region of Pain

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss this week’s announcement of OS X Mountain Lion: what it means for John’s reviews, how the new release schedule might influence adoption and reliability, and how features like GateKeeper will affect Mac users and developers.

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  3. 5by5 | Hypercritical #54: Public Service Announcement

    There’s no Hypercritical this week, so we put together something special for you instead.

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  4. 5by5 | Hypercritical #53: Brad Pitt Gets to Contribute

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin revisit gamification in education, talk briefly about the Nest thermostat, then engage in an ever-so-slightly more considered discussion of Wikipedia, attempting to address the mountain of feedback on the topic. No Wikipedians were harmed in the making of this episode.

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  5. 5by5 | Hypercritical #52: Marked for Deletion

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk more about iBooks Author, Apple’s real and stated motivations for entering the textbook market, and what really matters in education. This is followed by a long, ill-considered rant about Wikipedia. (Warning: original research, no neutral point of view.)

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  6. 5by5 | Hypercritical #51: Unjustified Confidence

    5by5 - Hypercritical #51: Unjustified Confidence


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  7. 5by5 | Hypercritical #50: Maximum Deflection in All Directions

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin revisit the world of console controllers, addressing the flood of listener feedback by expanding the discussion to include aftermarket and third-party controllers, and attempting to address the objections of PlayStation fans. A few comments about CES and how to deliver a truly Apple-like keynote presentation round out the episode.

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  8. 5by5 | Hypercritical #49: Pinching the Harmonica

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss iPad use by three-year-olds, why non-gamers might consider the “Xbox” name a proxy for all of console gaming, the Wii generational hardware conundrum, and finally, an extremely long and obsessively detailed walk through the history of console game controllers, culminating in a rant about something that almost all other gamers love unconditionally.

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  9. 5by5 | Hypercritical #8: A Cautionary Tale

    5by5 - Hypercritical #8: A Cautionary Tale


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  10. 5by5 | Hypercritical #9: No iLife is an Island

    5by5 - Hypercritical #9: No iLife is an Island


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