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The Talk Show: ‘That New Laptop Smell’

Special guest Joanna Stern. Topics include Joanna’s recent review of over 20 laptops; the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone; why Windows Phone is still struggling to gain traction; the role of Microsoft Office in today’s world; and speculation...Show More Summary

Area Facebook User Incredibly Stupid

The Onion responds to Facebook’s test of a “satire” flag. ?

Ed Bott: ‘How Apple Took Over the Only Segment of the PC Market That Still Matters’

Ed Bott: In recent years, most attention has been focused on the eye-popping numbers associated with the iPhone and iPad lines, which sold 150 million and 71 million units, respectively, in Apple’s 2013 fiscal year. Compared to those...Show More Summary

Xiaomi Mi3 Product Quality

Arjit Singh, Android Origin: Several enraged Xiaomi Mi3 customers have now taken it upon hemselves to fill the official Mi India fanpage at Facebook, with reports of how their newly bought smartphone has turned out o be a nightmare for them. Show More Summary

Wired: ‘Apple’s iMessage Is Being Taken Over by Spammers’

Robert McMillan, reporting for wired: A year ago, Tom Landesman — who works for security and anti-spam company Cloudmark — had never seen an iMessage spam. But he and his company now say that, thanks to one particularly aggressive campaign...Show More Summary

Google’s Growth Since Its IPO

Speaking of Dan Frommer, he has a good post noting the 10-year anniversary of Google’s IPO. ?

Twitter Now Officially Says Your Timeline Is More Than Just Tweets From People You Follow

Dan Frommer on Twitter’s updated definition of what goes into your timeline. This is a terrible decision on Twitter’s part, and I’ve seen nothing but complaints about it. That your timeline only shows what you’ve asked to be shown is...Show More Summary

Sharp’s New Aquos Crystal Phone

Interesting new design from Sharp: a display that goes edge-to-edge on the left, right, and top. (I.e. it has no forehead, only a chin.) ?

Police Impugnity in Ferguson

One more on the police in Ferguson. Matt Yglesias: The other two men in the photograph, despite presumably being police officers, are not identifiable at this time. Unlike normal police officers, they are not wearing name tags or badges with visible numbers on them. Show More Summary

The Police State

Sunil Dutta, “professor of homeland security” at Colorado Tech University and 17-year veteran of the LAPD, in a surprisingly candid op-ed in the Washington Post: Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line:...Show More Summary

If Police in Ferguson Treat Journalists Like This, Imagine How They Treat Residents

Max Fisher, writing for Vox: That police in Ferguson are targeting journalists so openly and aggressively is an appalling affront to basic media freedoms, but it is far scarier for what it suggests about how the police reat everyone else — and should tell us much about why Ferguson’s residents are so fed up. Show More Summary

Steve Ballmer Steps Down From Microsoft Board

The WSJ: “I think it would be impractical for me to continue to serve on he board, and it is best for me to move off,” Mr. Ballmer said in a letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft published the letter on its website Tuesday. “I see a combination of the Clippers, civic contribution, teaching and study taking a lot of ime,” he wrote. Translation: “Good luck.” ?

AAPL Hits $100, Closes in on Record

I was going to make a joke asking what happened to all the dopes who were calling for Tim Cook to be fired 18 months ago, but I suspect Apple’s stock is being driven now by pump-and-dump manipulators. I just saw an “analyst” projecting...Show More Summary

Swift Performance

Jesse Squires has been benchmarking Swift against Objective-C during the beta releases: If you recall the results from the [previous post][p], then this should be quite shocking (in a good way). Take a deep breath. Yes, yes this is real life. Show More Summary

Resuscitating a Drowned iPhone 5

Rob Griffiths, writing at Macworld: Thanks to (I’m guessing) some time in the rice and a healthy dose of compressed air, I now have a fully functional iPhone 5, as seen in the image at right. I find this simply amazing, given the amount of time it spent 10 feet deep in a lake. So what did I learn during this incident? (Via Shawn King.) ?

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization

Spot-on summary of the entire situation in Ferguson, Missouri, and militarization of U.S. police forces. ?


David Carr, writing for the NYT: Perhaps even absent the conflagration on Twitter, journalists would have shown up. Perhaps cable news would have turned hard toward the story, and the kind of coverage that eventually drew the attention of the president and the governor of Missouri would have taken place. Show More Summary


I’m not sure who should be more upset. Apple, because this is such a preposterously shameless ripoff of iOS. Or Samsung, because Xiaomi is so much better at ripping off Apple than they are. ?

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