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24 October 2014


Totally agree with Khoi: Thoughts on Yosemite’s Look and Feel

16 October 2014

technology & culture

Here’s Why Public Wifi is a Public Health Hazard

We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where everyone else was born, what schools they attended, and the last five things they googled.

9 October 2014

technology & business

So you want to manage a product?

Being a product manager is not about getting wrapped up in the fact that you have “manager” in your title. Sure, you get to call the shots. But you also get to be accountable for every up and down of your product. If a user doesn’t understand your product, that’s on you, not Marketing. If your product comes at the wrong time, that’s on you, not Strategy. If a user can’t find the button, that’s on you, not Design.

7 October 2014

technology & design

Brendan Dawes’ Six Monkeys project could not be more rad.

6 October 2014

technology & design

Kenneth Shinozuka explains his Wearable Sensors for an Aging Society

2 October 2014

technology & business

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read rates Terms of Service for popular online services.

29 September 2014


Apple Watch Hands-On: The Wristwatch Just Caught Up To The 21st Century

26 September 2014

photography & technology

Rad: A Wearable Camera That Would Turn Into a Drone and Fly Off Your Wrist

11 September 2014

culture & technology

This Guy’s Replies to 9/11 Brand Tweets Sum Up Everything That’s Wrong With 9/11 Brand Tweets. Mike Monteiro is priceless. A curmudgeonly kind of priceless, but priceless nonetheless.

16 June 2014

technology & business

Peak PC. Intel Fork.

11 June 2014

media & technology

All about BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti

20 May 2014

technology & business

Holy criminy: Why developing for Android is hard

12 May 2014

technology & science

Graphene is neat

21 April 2014

technology & culture

Facebook’s friend problem

18 April 2014

technology & design

Gillette’s New Razor = Everything Wrong With America

I won’t mince words: ProGlide FlexBall is a bad idea. A really bad idea. In fact, the razor represents everything terrible about America’s innovation economy.

technology & culture

Passwords are Obsolete

1 April 2014

fashion & technology

Introducing Bonobos TechStyle

20 January 2014

technology & culture

One diabetic’s take on Google’s Smart Contact Lenses

And yet, I cannot get over what seems to me a tone-deaf approach by Google’s scientists. It also highlights Google’s fundamental challenge: it fails to think about people as people, instead it treats them as an academic or an engineering problem. Instead of trying to understand the needs of actual people, they emerge with an elegant technological solution.

It is not just this one time. Google+, their social network, is a fail because it fundamentally isn’t social or about people — it is an effort to solve Google’s need for social data for better advertising using machines. Similarly, Google Glasses are a cringe-worthy assault to the social interactions of normals, but because a certain subset of Googlers — including co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page — have a cyborg fetish, it is okay to make that design. It is frustrating for me to keep repeating this, because Google is a company with huge resources and those resources could be deployed more effectively and have a much more positive impact, more quickly. And to do that, the company needs to learn to be human and develop compassion for human condition.

3 January 2014

technology & culture

Can-Do vs. Can’t-Do Culture

business & technology

Charlie Stross: Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire

To editorialize briefly, BitCoin looks like it was designed as a weapon intended to damage central banking and money issuing banks, with a Libertarian political agenda in mind—to damage states ability to collect tax and monitor their citizens financial transactions. Which is fine if you’re a Libertarian, but I tend to take the stance that Libertarianism is like Leninism: a fascinating, internally consistent political theory with some good underlying points that, regrettably, makes prescriptions about how to run human society that can only work if we replace real messy human beings with frictionless spherical humanoids of uniform density (because it relies on simplifying assumptions about human behaviour which are unfortunately wrong).