Remains of the Day: Hail to the iPad

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The iPad is huge at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, the dispute over the iPhone 4’s display gets some resolution*, and Google fails to paint a pretty picture. The remainders for June 10, 2010 begin now.

At the White House, getting in touch with the inner circle’s inner iPads (Washington Post)

The iPad is apparently a popular attendee at morning briefings of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and elsewhere in the nation’s capital. Word on the street says a bill is in the making that would grant majority status to whichever party has the top score in Flight Control HD.

Modded Mac Classic serves as iPad stand (Hirac)

On Wednesday, we gave you an iBook hacked to contain an iPad—today we raise the stakes and go back in time to use a 1990 Mac Classic as an iPad stand. Where will the madness end? “Look, look, I just modded an iPad out of ENIAC!”

Resolving the iPhone resolution (Discover)

There’s been a bit of a donnybrook over Steve Jobs’s claims that the iPhone 4’s new display was so good that it exceeded the human eye’s ability to perceive individual pixels. As you might expect, it’s a complicated issue, but astronomer Phil Plait does an able job of breaking down why, for most people, Jobs is right. Spoiler: It’s because of science.

The art of a homepage (Official Google Blog)

After recently introducing the ability to add pictures to its traditionally sparse homepage, Google created one of its trademark “doodles” to show off the feature with a random assortment of images. Unfortunately, the company also accidentally didn’t explain that it was just a one-off, leading many to believe that Google had changed its default homepage and, as a result, flip out. Lesson: photos make people angry. That’s why John McEnroe uses Bing.

*See what I did there?

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