Category: Tech

  • How Technology Is Stealing Our Time

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    On the effects of counterproductivity, and how better technology consumes more time than it saves. Once upon a time, women were forced to spend all their time burdened with housework. But then, to their rescue came technology. With the creation of vacuum cleaners, dishwashers and washing machines, technology liberated women and gave them more time to […]

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  • A Few Thoughts on the iPhone XS Max

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    It’s been awhile. Over a month since my last post, in fact. I’ve been busy — in the best way possible.¹ Since it has also been about a month that I’ve had the latest iPhone, I wanted to jot down some thoughts before they fade into time. (Apologies in advance for the more stream-of-consciousness style — sleep is at […]

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  • Twitter pulls down bot network that pushed pro-Saudi talking points about disappeared journalist

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    Twitter became aware of some of the bots on Thursday when NBC News presented the company with evidence of coordinated activity. Twitter suspended a network of suspected Twitter bots on Thursday that pushed pro-Saudi Arabia talking points about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the past week. Twitter became aware of some of the […]

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  • Silicon Valley is working with China to ease fears about AI

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    Hong Kong-Baidu has become the first Chinese company to join a US-led alliance on artificial intelligence that includes Silicon Valley’s biggest names. The Partnership on AI was established in 2016 to ease concerns about the development and use of the frontier technology. Fears over AI include the risk of machines becoming smarter than people, which Elon […]

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  • Elon Musk’s settlement with the SEC approved by judge, sending shares higher

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    The saga between Tesla  CEO Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which began with a now infamous “funding secured” tweet about taking the electric automaker private, is officially resolved. A federal judge has approved Musk’s settlement with the SEC over securities fraud allegations. Bloomberg was the first to report the judge’s approval. Tesla shares jumped more […]

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  • How to Delete Facebook and Instagram From Your Life Forever

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    Lost faith in Facebook and Instagram after data leakages, breaches and too much noise? Here’s a guide to breaking up with the social network and its photo-sharing app for good. You may have decided enough is enough: It’s time to delete Facebook. There have been months — or is it years now? — of bad […]

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  • Elon Musk hits back: James Murdoch is not the lead candidate for Tesla chairman spot

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    This time, the billionaire entrepreneur’s tweet debunked a Financial Times articlefrom Wednesday that reported Twenty-First Century Fox CEO and Tesla board member James Murdoch was the lead candidate to take Musk’s chairman spot. Musk agreed in a September 29th settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to step down as chairman within 45 days. Musk, who didn’t not admit […]

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  • Your Power Button Won’t Last Forever

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    Companies like Apple want to strip away every mechanical bit You’re close to becoming powerless over your phone, and it all has to do with the little “wake” button on its skinny right side. Companies like Apple have worked for decades to remove mechanical parts, including true power switches, from the gadgets they release to […]

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  • Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL up close and hands-on

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    So you think you know,” Google teased via Twitter in the lead up today’s event. “Tune in tomorrow to see for yourself.” Turns out we were right. We basically knew everything there was to know in the lead up to today’s event, Pixel 3 and otherwise. Honestly there wasn’t really a heck of a lot […]

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  • In letter to Congress, Apple sends strongest denial over ‘spy chip’ story

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    Apple has doubled down on its repudiation of Bloomberg’s report last week that claimed its systems had been compromised by Chinese spies. The blockbuster story cited more than a dozen sources claiming that China installed tiny chips on motherboards built by Supermicro, which companies across the U.S. tech industry — including Amazon and Apple — have […]

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