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GNOME and KDE work together on the Linux desktop | ZDNet — www.zdnet.com
Fragmentation has long been a problem for the Linux desktop, but now the two biggest open-source desktop foundations are joining forces.
An Oral History of Nintendo’s Power Glove — Mental Floss — Pocket — getpocket.com
The creators of a short-lived pioneer in virtual reality gaming share how the Power Glove came to be and why it fell short of expectations.
The global internet is powered by vast undersea cables. But they’re vulnerable. — CNN — edition.cnn.com
On July 29, 1858, two steam-powered battleships met in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. There, they connected two ends of a 4,000 kilometer (2,500 mile) long, 1.5 centimeter (0.6 inch) wide cable, linking for the first time the European and North American continents by telegraph.
How Netflix works: the (hugely simplified) complex stuff that happens every time you hit Play — medium.com
Not long ago, House of Cards came back for the fifth season, finally ending a long wait for binge watchers across the world who are interested in an American politician’s ruthless ascendance to…