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[8 Apr 2010 | by Matt Tharp | One Comment]
[hack] In Which Matt Reviews the iPad

Ah… the much talked about, super-hyped device from Apple is now available (although in limited supply).  There were less than 50 available in Wichita on launch day, so for those of you who haven’t pre-ordered, I thought I would provide my sixty-two cents about the tablet that is hailed (by Apple) as “Magical”.
First, it’s beautiful.  In other obvious news, the sky is blue.  This is one of the most beautiful devices ever – inside and out.  Great user interface, sexy screen, fast and fluid transitions – everything about it is …

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[24 Mar 2010 | by Shea Sylvia | 363 Comments]
[hack] Share Your Wichita Location with Foursquare & Gowalla

On Saturday, I became the mayor of Larry Bud’s.
This was a big moment for me. After weeks of visiting the popular sports bar (it’s located in the same strip mall as my day job – don’t judge), I finally ousted the current mayor.
No, I wasn’t voted into office by election. There wasn’t a huge political coup or even a duel between the former mayor and me. I managed to kick him out by the power of my Blackberry and a little app called Foursquare.
Welcome to the stalker-friendly, over-sharing world of …

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[2 Feb 2010 | by Veronica Hill | 66 Comments]
[help] Low-Cost Health Care in Wichita

Most of us don’t have time to get sick. Taking time away from work and family responsibilities isn’t an option for many. And while Groundhog Day may tell us winter is on the way out, being a target for both seasonal and non-seasonal illnesses never lets up.
Everyone knows that getting sick sucks. Worse, everyone knows that paying for getting sick sucks. Yes, there are assistance programs out there, but many of them seem to be open to only a certain income bracket or only available to single-parent families or individuals …

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[15 Jan 2010 | by Matt Tharp | 17 Comments]
[think] What’s Cool Now: The Future

When verb [ICT] asked me to write a weekly column about trends, I thought it would be important to establish a few things up front:

I like gadgets
I like the interwebs
I am into clothes
I like to make things
I’m obsessed with well-designed anything

So to kick off 2010 properly, here’s what I think is cool for the whole damn year: The Future. For the first time in 21st century, I feel like we finally have some futuristic shit to enjoy. Sure, we don’t have teleportation or flying cars, we can’t push a …

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[2 Dec 2009 | by Aimee Brock | 197 Comments]
[hack] No, I Don’t Want to Join Your Mafia

Oh, look. My friend sent me a cow. And then another cow. And then an olive tree. And then a hay bale. And then 100 Farkle chips. And then a bumper sticker. And then threw a sheep at me. And then fought me on YoVille. And NO AND THEN! NO AND THEN!
If you’ve ever spent a weekend away from Facebook, you’ve probably experienced the aforementioned scenario. Friends bombarding you with application invitations until you seriously weigh just de-friending them. The notifications. The gifts. The “Hey! Can you send me a …