Monthly Archives: June 2017

“Relief for the Rich Act”

In his op-ed piece, Understanding Republican Cruelty, Paul Krugman explains the redistribution of wealth going on with Republican health legislation: More than 40 percent of the Senate bill’s tax cuts would go to people with annual incomes over $1 million — but even these lucky few would see their after-tax income rise only by a […]

The Elusive Laptop Replacement

iOS 11 on an iPad Pro still won’t replace your laptop: The complex gestures we see in iOS 11 will only get more tricky in the future as Apple continues to build them out instead of supporting a mouse. If Apple does want the iPad Pro to be considered as laptop contender, then it will […]

“the next big thing always starts out being dismissed as a toy”

Apple’s AR is closer to reality than Google’s: Looking at this distance-measuring app, it seems so simple and obvious. Of course your super-powered, multi-core phone should be smart enough to measure out basic distances, and there have indeed been many wonky apps trying to do that in the past. But measuring with AR, as already […]

Training Your Replacement

These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs: Economically speaking—that is, in the most brutal terms—truckers are disposable. Almost anyone can become a professional driver with a month or so of training, and most don’t stick around for long; median pay is about $40,000 per year, and the work is often unhealthy, […]

I’d love to see Mayweather get his bell run by McGregor’s left.

Over at the Bleacher Report, Jeremy Botter on the likelihood of Conor McGregor returning to the UFC after his boxing match on August 26th against Floyd Mayweather: On Wednesday, the impossible dream, the flight of fancy, the ridiculous notion became reality: Floyd Mayweather, owner of all sporting pay-per-view records of note, will exit a two-year […]

“Compared directly against Google Assistant, Bixby Voice is in for some embarrassing showdowns.”

Samsung has released a preview of their AI assistant ‘Bixby’ to beta testers: First things first. If you registered to be a beta tester, make sure you’re running the current version of Bixby by going to its “about” screen. Download any updates that appear there. I also had to clear the data and cache for […]

Uber’s Chief Douchebag is Out

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O. Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company. Mr. Kalanick’s exit came under pressure after hours […]

The Rough Life of a Tech Editor

NYTimes: New iPad Pro Inches Toward Replacing PC, but Falls Short Brian X. Chen isn’t sold: Here’s the problem: The Smart Keyboard is thin and the keys do not click well or feel as satisfying to type on as the keyboards on a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air; after a long period of typing, the […]

Uber, Context Is Everything

David Bonderman Resigns From Uber Board After Sexist Remark: David Bonderman, an Uber board member and partner at private equity firm TPG, resigned from the board of the ride-hailing company after he made a disparaging remark about women at an Uber meeting on Tuesday. Earlier in the day at an Uber staff meeting to discuss […]

From the Top, Down

As if there weren’t enough scandals at Uber already, here are just a few headlines from the past week: A Top Uber Executive Departs, Fraying the Company’s ‘A-Team’ Uber’s CEO Searches for Enlightenment in Company Lactation Room Uber Weighs Leave of Absence for Chief Executive Uber’s Travis Kalanick offered sex rules for 2013 party Regardless […]

Cosby

Bill Cosby Was Sexual Predator, Not Mentor, Prosecutor Says at Trial

Coffee Is the Color

Words that are also hexadecimal color codes. It’s nerdy, so they took some nerdy liberties, like using ‘3’ in place of ‘E’ and ‘7’ in place of ‘T’. via Designer News