Author Archives: Michael

Planet of the Apps

Apple has a new reality TV series called Planet of the Apps launching this year (no release date yet). This show looks super cheesy and it seems like they’re trying way too hard to be cool having celebrity judges like Gwyneth Paltrow and Will.i.am (let us not forget the crappy smartwatch Will.i.am announced in 2014). […]

Figure Out the Money, Twitter

Twitter Struggles to Capitalize on Influence and Posts Lackluster Earnings: Sports fans were glued to it during the Super Bowl. Millions used it to track American election night results. In the morning, the president of the United States sends a daily missive in the form of a tweetstorm. “You don’t go a day without hearing […]

Everything That Is Wrong With Brooklyn

Where To Get The Finest $18 Cup Of Coffee In Brooklyn: Lest you thought a $10 licorice latte was Peak Brooklyn, the world’s most influential borough will soon boast an $18 cup of coffee. This costly caffeinated drink comes courtesy of Alpha Dominche, a Utah-based manufacturer of high-end coffee and tea brewing machines. Last Friday, […]

The year backbones vanished

Kellyanne Conway Promotes Ivanka Trump Brand, Raising Ethics Concerns: Kellyanne Conway, one of President Trump’s top advisers, may have violated federal ethics rules on Thursday by urging people to buy fashion products marketed by Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, legal experts said. “Go buy Ivanka’s stuff is what I would say,” Ms. Conway, whose title […]

“I genuinely do not think this is a mentally healthy president.”

Leaks Suggest Trump’s Own Team Is Alarmed By His Conduct: Unsurprisingly, Trump’s volatile behavior has created an environment ripe for leaks from his executive agencies and even within his White House. And while leaks typically involve staffers sabotaging each other to improve their own standing or trying to scuttle policy ideas they find genuinely problematic, […]

Vizio is shady.

Vizio settles FTC lawsuit and agrees to get viewer consent before tracking TV habits: Vizio will pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it collected customers’ TV-watching habits without their permission. The lawsuit was filed by the Federal Trade Commission and the state of New Jersey. It alleged that, in 2014, Vizio began using […]

Ambient Arctic

This Youtube track of 10 hours of ambient noise from an icebreaker in the frozen arctic is a perfect soundtrack for me to work to during the day (or to sleep to). It’s right up there with 12 hours of Deckard’s apartment sound. Interesting I find this clip on the same day The New York […]

Lyft or Uber. Pick your poison.

Boycotting Uber is boosting the fortunes of billionaire Trump advisor Carl Icahn: But the #DeleteUber crew seems to have missed Lyft’s own ties to the Trump administration. In 2015, financier Carl Icahn made a $100 million investment into Lyft. His interests are represented on its board of directors through John Christodoro of Icahn Capital. Icahn […]