Week of Links 009

The Perfect Salary for Happiness: $75,000 It seems after $75,000 your financial stress is mitigated, with any surplus salary only nominally increasing your overall happiness. So money can buy (some) happiness.

Here They Come: The Android Tablet Invasion iPad has some competition. I can’t wait to try them out. I hope they’re cheaper.

Welcome to the 31st Century, New New York City Man, if only this came true. Looks so cool.

This Is How a Heavy Storm Looks Inside a Cruise Liner Commentary on the page really says it all: it would be comical if it wasn’t so scary. Be kind of fun to try that in a nice controlled environment.

GroupMe Creates Easy to Manage Group Text Messaging I know one friend of mine in particular would make great use of this service. I think you know who you are.

These Are the Best Dance Moves, According to Science If I could remove my face I’d dance like that too.

The xx Win the Mercury Prize Kudos the xx! You deserved it!

Google Scribe Really cool. Helpful if you got some writer’s block or time to waste.

Google Instant with Bob Dylan Gotta love Google and Bob Dylan, just gotta.

Meet Sean Parker He’s the guy who helped make Napster and Facebook what they are now known as. Intriguing read.

How 6 Memorable Tech Companies Got Their Names Oh how would a crystal ball mock us!

The Best App Advertisement Ever, Bar None, Is For Steve Young Football Hilarious commercial.

Are Your Pants Lying to You? An Investigation I feel better about myself now and worse about the clothing companies. At least my disdain for my waistline has been outsourced.

The Man Who Makes Your iPhone Long read but really worth it. Gives a great and thorough report of how all the gadgets we currently know and love are made so affordable. What I found most interesting was how this article was written as a PR effort due to last year’s suicides.

Google Losing Ground As Users Spend More Time on Facebook and Yahoo Seems like Google isn’t forever after. Just goes to prove once again that the internet is anything but stable and unchanging.

Wex Explains Legal Terms for Non-Lawyers Handy if you have a use for it.