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Nest to Shut Down Revolv Home Automation Hubs

Rob Price, Business Insider: Just over a month ago, Revolv updated its website to announce that it is closing down completely, pulling the plug on its existing products in May. “We’re pouring all our energy into Works with Nest and are incredibly excited about what we’re making,” wrote Revolv founders Tim Enwall and Mike Soucie. Show More Summary

‘Superman’ Director Richard Donner Tells the Inside Story of the 1978 Superhero Movie

Stephen Galloway interviews Superman director Richard Donner for The Hollywood Reporter: I called [writer] Tom Mankiewicz, who had been a friend for years. He said, “I don’t want to get involved. I don’t want to do a comic book.” I said, “Tom it’s more than a comic book. Show More Summary

‘I Can See the Wind, Feel the Flowers’

Dillon’s Voice — wonderful two-minute film about teenager Dillon Barmache, who is autistic and non-verbal, and who uses his iPad to express himself. ?

Bloomberg Identifies FBI’s iPhone-Cracking Partner: Cellebrite

Yaacov Benmeleh, reporting for Bloomberg: The FBI was already a Cellebrite client before this project, the people said, who asked not to be identified as the matter is private. Cellebrite, founded in 1999, is a unit of Japan’s Sun Corporation. Show More Summary

Google Takes Internet Jackass Day to New Low With Gmail ‘Mic Drop’ Button

You would think that the people who run Gmail understand that you can’t fuck around with people’s email. A terrible idea poorly executed. Exemplifies everything that’s wrong with Google’s company culture — they are institutionally socially inept. Harry McCracken: I am NEVER going to get in a Google self-driving car on April Fools’ Day. ?

Tesla Unveils Model 3

A few notes and observations: This car looks impressive, and with a starting price of just $35,000, it’s built to sell. As Musk explains on stage, this is the car they’ve been working toward — one for the mass market. Tesla really has...Show More Summary

? The iPhone SE

Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. An elegant weapon, for a more civilized age.

Joanna Stern on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro Smart Keyboard

From Joanna Stern’s review of the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro and its related accessories: Typing on the claustrophobic Smart Keyboard tailored to fit the 9.7-inch screen is like sitting in the middle airplane seat, elbows pulled together....Show More Summary

Jason Snell Reviews the Smart Keyboard for 9.7-Inch iPad Pro

Jason Snell: So what can I say? I really like the new, smaller Smart Keyboard for the new, smaller iPad Pro. It’s surprisingly easy to type on, even for someone who usually freaks out when presented with a keyboard that’s not a standard size. Show More Summary

Recode: Budget Trouble Ahead for Nest

Mark Bergen, writing for Recode: That budget was set for three years, according to multiple sources familiar with the deal. Unless Alphabet agrees to continue funding Nest, that budget runs out at the end of this year. Several sources...Show More Summary

David Sparks on What’s New in Fantastical 2.2

Great video documenting what’s new in one of my very favorite apps. ?

The Colbert Emoji

Kinda weird to see the deliberations of the Unicode Consortium discussed on a late night talk show. Fun, though. ?

Introducing Safari Technology Preview

Ricky Mondello, from Apple’s Safari team: Starting today, there’s a new, convenient way to see what features and improvements are coming to Safari and other applications that use WebKit. Safari Technology Preview is a version of Safari for OS X, distributed by Apple, that includes a cutting-edge, in-development version of the WebKit browser engine. Show More Summary

SoundCloud Go and Artist Payments

Dave Wiskus, on the fact that SoundCloud’s new $10/month streaming music service only pays artists who are in their invitation-only “Premier Partners” program: You can slice it, package it, or spin it however you like, but the bare fact is that you’re making money off of songs you aren’t paying for. Show More Summary

MLB and Apple Announce Deal to Put iPads in the Dugout

MLB: Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced its latest technology collaboration with Apple to integrate powerful new on-field capabilities through the approved use of iPad Pro and a newly developed advance scouting, analytics and video app - MLB Dugout - during MLB games. Show More Summary

Dropcam Founder Greg Duffy Digs in Against Tony Fadell

Greg Duffy, responding to Tony Fadell’s claim that “a lot of the [Dropcam] employees were not as good as we hoped”: I can’t publish Dropcam’s revenue, but if you knew what percentage of all of Alphabet’s “other bets” revenue was brought...Show More Summary

A Photo That Closes the Book on a Late Night Era

Ian Crouch, writing for The New Yorker: Of all the images and videos that have resurfaced in the days of mourning following the death of Garry Shandling, one particular photograph stands out for me. It was taken in 1988, on the set of he “Tonight Show,” during an episode marking the twenty-sixth anniversary of Johnny Carson’s run as host. Show More Summary

Maciej Ceglowski’s Heroic and Lazy Stand Against IFTTT

Pinboard creator Maciej Ceglowski: Because many of you rely on IFTTT, and because this email makes it sound like I’m the asshole, I feel I should explain myself. In a nutshell: IFTTT wants me to do their job for them for free They have really squirrely terms of service ?

Bending the Universe

Marcin Wichary on the joy of writing a software hack as a teen: There’s more to life than hacks, of course. Hacks are seductive, but they need to be exceptions, rather than norm. Many better engineers I’ve worked with taught me the value...Show More Summary

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