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New Google Docs Phishing Scam, Almost Undetectable

I have a few friends and some people I follow on Twitter who’ve been sent this already. Seems dastardly clever. ?

Windows 10 S Won’t Let You Change the Default Browser or Search Engine

Tom Warren writing for The Verge: In a FAQ for Windows 10 S, Microsoft admits “you are able to download another browser that might be available from the Windows Store, but Microsoft Edge will remain the default if, for example, you open...Show More Summary

Apple Quarterly Results

Nothing surprising, one way or the other. The numbers that stuck out to me are the year-over-year sales numbers: iPhone was nearly dead even: units were down 1%, revenue up 1%. iPad is down: 13% in units and 12% in revenue. Mac is up:...Show More Summary

Trump’s Dizzying Day of Interviews

Josh Dawsey, summing up Trump’s array of interviews marking his 100th day in office: President Donald Trump questioned why the Civil War — which erupted 150 years ago over slavery — needed to happen. He said he would be “honored” toShow More Summary

The ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Netflix Hack Was a Terrible Idea

Brian Barrett, writing for Wired: Although the hack offers a reminder that even the best security can be undone by the so-called “weakest link” — Netflix can’t do much if a vendor is compromised — it provides a bigger lesson in how the internet has largely shifted away from orrenting. Show More Summary

On Windows 10 S Going App-Store-Only

Dieter Bohn, on Twitter: Microsoft beats Apple to releasing a locked down, App Store only computer. Odd! I think that fairly captures a lot of people’s reaction to Window 10 S. But it’s interesting to me that the premise of the tweet ignores the iPad, which has been completely locked to the App Store all along. Show More Summary

Intro Video for Microsoft’s New $999 Surface Laptop

Nice video for an interesting laptop. There’s an Apple-esque pride in the design of the internal components as well as the exterior. ?

Travis Kalanick Has Canceled His Code Conference Interview

Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is not the first exec to deal with sexual harassment and sexism issues. And he’s not the first to be accused of stealing technology. He’s also not the first to anger customers hrough cloddish statements. Show More Summary

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Interesting Survey of AirPod Users

Ben Bajarin, writing for Techpinions: We used every available resource to track down as many AirPod owners as we could. In the end, we found 942 people willing to ake our study and share their thoughts on Apple’s latest product. The big story is customer satisfaction with AirPods is extremely high. Show More Summary

A Hundred Days of Trump

David Remnick, writing for The New Yorker: On April 29th, Donald Trump will have occupied the Oval Office for a hundred days. For most people, the luxury of living in a relatively stable democracy is the luxury of not following politics with a nerve-racked constancy. Show More Summary

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HAL, Not Threepio

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

Man Who Owns Car Company Thinks We Should Build Public Transit System for Cars

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

EPA Website Removes Climate Science Site From Public View After Two Decades

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

Thieves Leak First 10 ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5 Episodes After Netflix Refuses to Pay Ransom

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: ‘Internment, America’s Great Mistake’

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

Apple Halts License Payments to Qualcomm in ‘All-Out War’

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

Transcript of Lisa Jackson’s Episode of The Talk Show

Full transcript of Lisa Jackson’s interview on The Talk Show last week. In case you missed it, it’s a great episode. ?

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