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Digital Public Library of America to add millions of records to its archive

Aquarium, Battery Park, New York City [Postcard], ca. 1931. This is just one of the many resources you can find online through the DPLA website or through apps using its API.
New York Aquarium Postcards collection of the Wildlife Conservation Society Archives. Via Empire State Digital Network.

Today marks the Digital Public Library of America’s one-year anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, the non-profit library network announced six new partnerships with major archives, including the US Government Printing Office and the J. Paul Getty Trust.

The DPLA is best described as a platform that connects the online archives of many libraries around the nation into a single network. You can search all of these archives through the digital library’s website, and developers can build apps around the DPLA’s metadata collection using the publicly available API.

It’s easy to find historical documents, public domain works, and vintage photos online through a search on the DPLA’s website. “To participate in the DPLA, all institutions have to donate their metadata under a CC0 license, send us a thumbnail, and host a publicly viewable full version of the item,” DPLA Executive Director Dan Cohen told Ars.

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Hands-on with Ubuntu Touch 14.04: Coming along, but miles to go

The last time we installed Ubuntu Touch on anything was about a year ago, shortly after the release of Ubuntu 13.04. That version of the phone and tablet operating system was more a proof-of-concept than a true beta—while it showed off the interface and the general-look-and-feel, most of the icons were placeholders and there wasn’t a whole lot you could actually do. It was like one of those towns you’d see in an old Western—all facades with nothing inside.

Now Ubuntu 14.04 is here, and Canonical says it will “form the basis of the first commercially available Ubuntu tablets from Canonical’s OEM partners.” The 14.04 release notes say that Ubuntu Touch is still not officially “supported” by Canonical and that it is merely “relatively” stable, but it should be more indicative of what will ship on devices later this year (the release notes mention a “going-to-market milestone” that will supposedly be met this summer).

With all of that in mind, we’ve installed the latest version of Ubuntu Touch to a Nexus 4 and a 2013 Nexus 7, relatively recent hardware that Canonical’s images support (the Galaxy Nexus and older Nexus 7 have been dropped since our last article). The installation process is still much the same as it was a year ago, so here we’ll primarily focus on how the operating system has changed and how far away it is from being something you’d actually want to use.

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Google wins a game of “Escape from East Texas,” linking Rockstar to Apple

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A federal judge issued an order today decreeing that Google’s court battle against a “patent troll” owned by its competitors must be fought out in California, not in Texas.

The ruling is a substantial victory for Google because venue matters a great deal in patent litigation. The search giant was facing the possibility of fighting a powerful trolling entity in the Eastern District of Texas, considered a district friendly to patent holders. The patent-holding company in this case is the Rockstar Consortium, which was formed when Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Ericsson, and Blackberry teamed up to spend $ 4.5 billion to buy the patents belonging to Nortel, a bankrupt Canadian telecom company.

Rockstar sued Google and seven companies that make Android smartphones on Halloween last year. Google soon retaliated with a counter-suit, arguing that the dispute should take place in California, not Texas.

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How to create your own coiled iPhone charging cord

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Apple’s official iPhone and iPad charging cords are nothing special. Like any straight wires, they have a tendency to tangle in a bag and they don’t look particularly neat laying across your desk or nightstand. But there’s a way to give your official power cords some added style and functionality with just a pen, some tape, and a blowdryer.

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Here’s your starting point. It’s functional, but ugly and a bit of a pain to wrap up and take with you if you’re in a hurry.

corded cord

Take any old pen you have lying around and wrap the cord around it, taping each end so it remains coiled without you holding it.

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Now, take a hairdryer and apply heat. This can be a bit tricky depending on the hairdryer you’re using, but in general a good 90 seconds on each side should be sufficient. Don’t melt the cord – if you get it too hot, there’s a good chance you’ll melt the insides together and the cord may be rendered useless. I take no responsibility for you overcooking your fancy Apple cord.

corded cord

Let the cord cool down and then unwrap it from the pen. You now have a self-coiling cord!

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