How about some chocolate engineered not to melt? Or new bulbs that will soon replace fluorescent bulbs and the humming that accompanied them. And while you’re at it, get your 3D prints when you go to Staples. We’ve got the news on all of these nerdy items as well as the usual complement of mobile apps and nerd history as December rolls in.
Mobile App of the Week:
- Beamr – upload high res photos to your social media without them getting downgraded.
- Butterball Cookbook plus – Your goose is cooked!
- Voyager 1 finds new space in space.
- 3D printing, now at Staples
- 1 line of BASIC to generate mazes
- The death of fluorescent light bulbs is upon us.
- Cadbury is feeling the heat. Just not their chocolate
- Wanna go to the moon? Maybe this week…
This Week in Nerd History:
- December 6, 1877 – Thomas Edison, using his new phonograph, makes one of the earliest recordings of a human voice, reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb“.
- December 7, 1972 – Apollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, is launched. The crew takes the photograph known as The Blue Marble as they leave the Earth.
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