Category: Tech

  • The Dumb Device Counterculture

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    A true digital detox may be impossible to pull off, but it’s not our only option How would you define a dumb device? A piece of technology that is essentially “stupid,” it seems. The ultimate “dumbphone” eliminates almost all the procrastinating temptations of a smartphone while retaining the uses of a traditional device. In the […]

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  • Tesla rival Faraday has come unplugged

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    Battery-electric car company Faraday Future appears to be teetering on the brink of insolvency, according to one of its co-founders, who tendered his resignation Tuesday. Nick Sampson’s departure came barely a week after an unspecified number of Faraday employees were laid off, with a second mass “furlough” in the works at the beginning of November. […]

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  • Apple launches new MacBook Air with retina display

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    Fan favourite updated with Touch ID and new keyboard and launched alongside new Mac Mini Apple has finally updated its most popular laptop, the MacBook Air, with retina display and Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The new lower-cost Apple notebook adopts many of the technologies Apple introduced with the MacBook Pro in 2016, including a large Force […]

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  • Oracle is building a robot army to protect data

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    Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on the company’s growth, the success of the company’s cloud computing technology and how the company is tackling cyber security. The global cyber threatOpens a New Window. is getting more dangerous. Whether it is bad state actors looking to infiltrate a government or individual hackers looking to steal […]

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  • China’s ByteDance leapfrogs Uber to becomes world’s most valuable startup

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    That’s according to reports from Forbes and Bloomberg both of which claim that the company has completed a $3 billion investment that values the company at $75 billion. A source with knowledge of the deal confirmed the round to TechCrunch and suggested that the value is pre-money, which, adding the round, would put ByteDance’s valuation at $78 billion. That’s […]

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  • What the New Apple Watch’s EKG Means for the Future of Consumer Wearables and Healthcare

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    When Apple announced this September that its newest Series 4 Apple Watch includes EKG functionality, I imagined millions of hearts worldwide fluttering with delight. The news was significant for several reasons, chief among which is that it is the first time a mainstream consumer wearable device will perform a sophisticated medical procedure we need to […]

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  • Why Your Office WiFi Is Going Slow w/Answer Key

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    Maybe it’s karma for naming your network ‘AintNoWifi’? There are countless reasons why the WiFi at your office is going slow. No, really, we tried to count the number of ‘slow WiFi’ queries we’ve received in the last month from our customers and we had to stop after 13 (probably to reply to a customer […]

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  • 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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