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Me, a few days ago: Once you start thinking about the implications of an AI-driven device that can both see and hear you, it becomes obvious just how primitive these devices still are. I want a C–3PO, not a alking camera fixed on my dresser that tells me if my socks and shirt match. Now that I think about it, what I really want is HAL. Show More Summary
Darrell Etherington, writing for TechCrunch on Elon Musk’s (admittedly cleverly named) Boring Company: Just what does Elon Musk’s Boring Company want to accomplish? This might be our clearest picture yet — a video shown during Musk’s TEDTalk...Show More Summary
Chris Mooney and Juliet Eilperin, reporting for The Washington Post: The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday evening that its website would be “undergoing changes” to better represent the new direction the agency is taking, triggering the removal of several agency websites containing detailed climate data and scientific information. Show More Summary
Todd Spangler, reporting for Variety: An anonymous hacker has carried through on a threat to release “Orange Is the New Black” season five episodes online — after Netflix allegedly failed to respond to the cybercriminal’s shakedown demands. Show More Summary
George Takei, in an op-ed for The New York Times: I was 5 years old at the beginning of our internment in Arkansas. I remember every school morning reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, my eyes upon the stars and stripes of the flag, but...Show More Summary
Ian King, reporting for Bloomberg: Apple Inc. cut off billions of dollars in payments to Qualcomm Inc., turning a contract dispute into what one analyst called an “all-out war” that forced the chip supplier to slash forecasts given only...Show More Summary
Full transcript of Lisa Jackson’s interview on The Talk Show last week. In case you missed it, it’s a great episode. ?
Reuters reporters Stephen J. Adler, Jeff Mason, and Steve Holland: President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White House. “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” Trump told Reuters in an interview. Show More Summary
Terrific 5-minute video from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island on the politics behind the Republican Party’s stonewalling on climate change. Watch it and pass it along. (I’m surely the millionth person to make this observation, but how great would it be if he were elected president and we had a Whitehouse White House?) ?
Tom Nichols, in an op-ed for USA Today: There is a serious danger to American democracy in all this. When voters choose ill-informed grudges and diffuse resentment over the public good, a republic becomes unsustainable. The temperance...Show More Summary
Apple: Apple today announced plans to launch dozens of new educational sessions next month in all 495 Apple stores ranging in topics from photo and video to music, coding, art and design and more. The hands-on sessions, collectivelyShow More Summary
Very cool web page by Jason Davies that interactively shows how Bézier curves work. (Via Gus Mueller.) ?
Mark Bergen, writing for Bloomberg: The Alphabet Inc. company is making a rare, sweeping change to the algorithm behind its powerful search engine to demote misleading, false and offensive articles online. Google is also setting new rules...Show More Summary
Speaking of The Guardian, it’s now the last week of April and they still haven’t issued a retraction of their grievously irresponsible story alleging a “backdoor” in WhatsApp from January. Zeynep Tufekci, in an open letter signed byShow More Summary
Jessica Davies, reporting for Digiday: A Guardian News and Media spokesperson confirmed the removal, and issued the following statement to Digiday: “We have run extensive trials on Facebook Instant Articles and Apple News to assess how they fit with our editorial and commercial objectives. Show More Summary
New ad-free news site from Jimmy Wales, with professional journalists and Wikipedia-style volunteers working side-by-side. Terrific idea, and there’s a great launch video by Sandwich Video and Kirby Ferguson that explains the concept well. ?
Ben Einstein has a nice tear-down of Juicero’s $399 juicer: Our usual advice to hardware founders is to focus on getting a product to market to test the core assumptions on actual target customers, and then iterate. Instead, JuiceroShow More Summary
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These two facts are both true: Apple Watch sales are a rounding error compared to the iPhone, and Apple Watch is a smash hit compared to traditional watches and other wearable devices.