Category Archives: Technology

Swag received at a chatbot conference

Swag received at a chatbot conference. Continue reading

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One simple change that can fix social media

One simple change that can fix social media On Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything podcast: Kathy Sierra was bullied off social media twice by vicious death threats, for her opinions about user interface design. (Yes, UI design). Now she proposes … Continue reading

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Benjamen Walker travels to Siberia, where he finally learns to understand social media

Benjamen Walker travels to Siberia, where he finally learns to understand social media. (Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything podcast)

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Twitter needs time

What Twitter needs isn’t an acquisition or a new strategy. It’s time. Yes. “Twitter is an acquired taste.”

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Blogging is more work than social media is

Dave Winer: On mixing short-form Twitter/Facebook blogging with longer posts. For me, a big problem is that posting to Facebook or Twitter to share things is far easier than blogging. Blogging is more work. Particularly when posting a short blurt … Continue reading

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Mobile tech blogger James ‘jkontherun’ Kendrick suffers heart problem, needs bucks

Mobile tech blogger James ‘jkontherun’ Kendrick suffers heart problem, needs bucks Kendrick’s tagline is that he’s been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and he’s been dispensing expertise all that time, recently from his site jkontherun. Now he … Continue reading

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VP Quality Control, Samsung Mobile

So that’s what he’s been up to Continue reading

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Too soon?

Too soon? Continue reading

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Because I seem to be incapable of staying away from screens before bedtime, I ordered these

Because I seem to be incapable of staying away from screens before bedtime, I ordered these. A friend says they work. Continue reading

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LinkedIn will now let you discreetly signal when you’re looking for a job

LinkedIn will now let you discreetly signal recruiters when you’re looking for a job without telling your boss. (Ingrid Lunden, TechCrunch)

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Tech billionaires convinced we live in the Matrix are secretly funding scientists to help break us out of it

Tech billionaires convinced we live in the Matrix are secretly funding scientists to help break us out of it Billionaires worry about weird shit. While I accept the logical validity of the assertion that we’re likely living in a simulation, … Continue reading

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Manton Reese: Microblogging with WordPress

Manton Reese: Microblogging with WordPress Turn WordPress into a Twitter-like thing.

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Dave Winer: Less Facebook is OK

Dave Winer: Less Facebook is OK Dave is my blogging spirit animal. I like blogging, and I like sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, and Medium. Of those platforms, I get the most return from Facebook. But blogging AND sharing … Continue reading

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Vox: Wall Street’s unrealistic expectations created a crisis for Twitter

No sympathy for Twitter here. Twitter chose whether and when to go public. If Wall Street is being mean to Twitter, tough nuts. It should have been no surprise; this is how Wall Street works. With Disney and Google supposedly … Continue reading

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Get politics out of your Facebook

​How to block annoying Facebook political posts Use these tips on everybody but me. (Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZDNet)

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Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything: Making it Happen

Making it Happen Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything podcast compares American open source maker culture with the Chinese version. America’s version rose up as a reaction to intellectual property law. Meanwhile, in China, open source rose up where there is … Continue reading

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Go boom

Boarding the plane today the flight attendant announced Galaxy Note 7 phones are NOT ALLOWED. I’m no marketing expert but I guess Samsung has a branding problem. Continue reading

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Pebble fix

How to fix a bricked Pebble watch I thought for a while I’d bricked my Pebble Time watch. I was trying to reset the Bluetooth connection and it ended up stuck at the screen for SOS. I went to Google … Continue reading

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How to unplug when you should →

Do you obsessively fiddle with your phone all the time? Win back some mental space with these tips – Michael Duran, Wired I see many articles like this. They all recommend similar steps. Don’t put your phone in your pocket, … Continue reading

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Vroom vroom! →

Introducing the ridealong suitcase – for adults – Chris Leadbeater, The Telegraph At $1,095 it’s ridiculously overpriced for a piece of luggage. Seems dangerous if many people get them. Walking through airports is often the only exercise I can work … Continue reading

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Trump’s attacks on Alicia Machado demonstrate he’s easily controlled

Trump’s attacks on Alicia Machado demonstrate he’s easily controlled – Ezra Klein, Vox When you’re up against someone with a short temper who brags about never backing down from a fight, you can make that person dance like your little … Continue reading

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Apple Watch Series 2 review: The best small smartwatch in the world

Serenity Caldwell, the world’s greatest roller derby athlete/tech journalist, reviews the Apple Watch Series 2 I want one. But I can’t justify the expense. Alas.

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There needs to be some way to configure the iPhone to block shopping from bed

The other night I spent $1.29 on a silent ringtone. I just got the iTunes receipt as an embarrassing reminder. That’s right — I spent $1.29 to buy literally nothing.

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Cory Doctorow on why science fiction is crap at predicting the future →

Predicting the future isn’t what science fiction is for, says Cory. Science fiction reflects the aspirations and anxieties that people have about technology at the moment it was written. It’s not just technology. It’s also politics and social change. And … Continue reading

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Segway’s got its own hoverboard →

The $798 Segway MiniPRO is a scaled-down version of the full mallcop. I keep an eye on these personal scooters and hoverboards, because I’m looking for an alternative to the car that’s not too expensive, and also fun, and practical. … Continue reading

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