Monday Morning Links Serving: The July 25th Edition

The OS X Lion Survival Guide
Okay, so OS X Lion isn’t perfect. But chances are that probably isn’t going to stop you from picking it up. With that in mind, here’s our guide to help you make the most of Apple’s new OS.

Why Google’s screwup on Google+ brand pages is a big deal
There’s been a lot of sound and fury about the way Google has approached branded (i.e., non-personal) pages on its new Google+ social network.

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Beams Back New Photo
Dawn took this image during its current orbit of Vesta, traveling from the day side to the night side. The large structure near the south pole that showed up so prominently in previous images is visible in the center of the illuminated surface.

Could the moon provide clean energy for Earth?
The nuclear engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin needs a rare element to fuel his research into a fusion reactor. But the cost of the isotope — helium-3 — is rising faster than a rocket headed to space. A few years ago it was $1,000 a gram, this year it is $7,000 and next year, well, he assumes it will be tens of thousands of dollars.

Google dumps Firefox toolbar; is a split with Mozilla next?
In a short blog post, Google has announced that it will no longer continue development of the Google Toolbar for Firefox. Here’s the entire text of that post:

Five Best Streaming Music Services
Whether you prefer free streaming at your computer, paid streaming on the go, or the ability to host your own music in the cloud, there are more streaming music services coming online now than ever before. Here’s a look at five of the most popular ones.


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