dcblogs writes: NBC's new fall season includes the TV show, Outsourced. It begins with the layoff of a U.S. call center and stars a young American whose only hope of continuing employment is to take a job managing the company's new call center in India. NBC is gambling that U.S. workers are ready to laugh about offshore outsourcing. The producers are hoping it humanizes Indian workers for American audiences. Managers in India wonder if the show will protray the brutally long workdays of offshore workers. The person who developed The Office, Ken Kwapis, is also behind this show which begins Sept. 23. a clip.
monitis writes: Monitis, the leading provider of the world’s first Cloud-based network and application monitoring suite today announced that Monitis Mobile will also switch from Flash to HTML5. Link to Original Source
j_philipp writes: As a fan of the genre, I've compiled and edited a book called "Graphic Adventures: Being a Mostly Correct History of the Adventure Game Classics By Lucasfilm, Sierra and Others, from the Pages of Wikipedia". As the title says, it's collected from the pages of Wikipedia, with slight or heavy editing as well as additional material — depending on what was needed to make it work in book form — and with many additional creator interviews I conducted with people like Al Lowe (Leisure Suit Larry) or David Fox (Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken...). There's also many screenshots from the games. If you liked to play Loom, Monkey Island, Space Quest, Myst and many others, perhaps this is something of interest... and because the book is GNU-licensed, you can grab the free download if you like.
eagledck writes: DINOSAURS were shape-shifters. Their skulls underwent extreme changes throughout their lives, growing larger, sprouting horns then reabsorbing them, and changing shape so radically that different stages look to us like different species.This discovery comes from a study of the iconic dinosaur triceratops and its close relative torosaurus. Their skulls are markedly different but are actually from the very same species, argue John Scannella and Jack Horner at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.