The Curious Case of the Poisoned Cows

One morning in early June, a Texas rancher turned 18 cattle out to graze. Within a few hours, only three were still alive. Elemental blogger and poison aficionado Deborah Blum explains the curious chain of events that led to the inadvertent cull — and…

Personal Cloud as Platform: Mix and Match Wisely

As we colonize the cloud we’ll want to mix and match web services in order to meet our needs. To do that, it’s helpful to analyze what the current crop of services actually do. In many cases, if you stop to think about it, they conflate several differe…

Spider-Man’s 50th Birthday Present: A Sidekick

It’s taken him half a century, but Spider-Man has finally joined his fellow comic book luminaries Batman, Captain America and — uh — Green Arrow in obtaining the most prized of superhero status symbols: a kid sidekick. Get a first look at the webslin…

Adobe: No Flash for You, Android 4.1

Google’s new Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” drops support for Adobe’s Mobile Flash Player. Worse for Flash fans Adobe plans to pull Flash from the Google Play Store later this summer. If you want the latest and greatest in Android and Flash you’ve got until …