Short links for August 8th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on August 8th, 2007.

  • Eight-million-year-old bug is alive and growing – An 8-million-year-old bacterium that was extracted from the oldest known ice on Earth is now growing in a laboratory, claim researchers. If confirmed, this means ancient bacteria and viruses will come back to life as ice melts due to global warming.
  • Apple’s new metallic keyboards: in wired and Bluetooth flavors – The rumored pictures seemed plausible enough, and now Apple has confirmed the hopes / fears of typists the world over: there’s a new desktop keyboard (er, two actually) in town.
  • Earbud cord wrapper in 5 minutes or less! – Love your shiny new iphone, but sick of tangling up that darn cord on your earbuds? Grab an old credit card and a pair of scissors. Boom! You are about to solve one of life’s least important problems.
  • iphonenes – A native NES emulator for the iPhone, currently using the InfoNES core.
  • 80 Beautiful Typefaces For Professional Design – Every now and again designers stumble upon the very same problem: the choice of a unique and beautiful typeface which manages to fulfil three basic tasks.
  • SpiralFrog – SpiralFrog is a new online music destination, offering ad-supported legal downloads of audio content licensed from the catalogs of the world?s major and independent record labels.
  • New York Times is setting its TimesSelect content free – The New York Times is poised to stop charging readers for online access to its Op-Ed columnists and other content, The Post has learned.

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