Crossbow Vengeance, Tablet Attempts, And Other Stories We Didn’t Post

Crossbow Vengeance, Tablet Attempts, 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.

Rock-Throwing Kid Meets Crossbow Vengeance

It’s not that we didn’t kind of love this story — I mean, what’s not to? It just felt a little out of our wheelhouse for a regular post, especially since there aren’t any details other than what’s in the headline: kid throws rocks, car pulls over, kid gets shot with crossbow. Everyone ended up OK, if you were wondering, except possibly the rocks.

I am, though, going to take the opportunity to post one of my all-time favorite Joerg Sprave videos. And to ask innocently if the slingshot madman has his alibi ready. [CBS]

The Future of Interconnected Computing Looks a Lot Like the Past of the Future of Interconnected

Every time someone shows me a demo of the future interconnectedness of Microsoft devices I feel like they’re pointing violently at a gallon of Dippin Dots yelling THIS IS THE FUTURE! THIS IS THE FUTURE! THIS IS IT. In other words: this type of thing will be commonplace about the same time Ben and Jerry’s is available in tiny frozen marble form. [UberGizmo]


Samsung’s Still Trying to Make This Whole Windows 7 Tablet Thing Happen

A hero emerges? Well, no, probably not until Windows 8 tablets start being a thing next year. But nice of Samsung to carry the Windows tablet torch, with this $US1100, 11.6-inch, 900g Core i5 cutie that says hey, you know what, maybe someone out there will love me. Even though they won’t. Even though they shouldn’t. [Laptop Mag]

Google and OpenDNS Make Your Internet More Fasterer

Your cat videos are blasting at you slightly faster than they were the other day, maybe, if you use Google Public DNS or OpenDNS. Basically: page requests are based on your location, not the location of your OpenDNS or Google Public DNS server. Which as far as I’m concerned is just another excuse to post slingshot videos! [MaximumPC]

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