Go2Mac enumerates different Palm Robots you can build yourself, or perhaps let your kid have a go at it – makes for a perfect Christmas gift! Based on a post in this month’s issue of The Industry Standard. Paul Thurrott’s Supersite for Windows provides a peek into Beta 1 of “Whistler,” the next version of Windows, where Microsoft has finally jettisoned the old DOS-based Windows 9x line in favor of the NT-based Windows 2000 product family.
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- To Fix Its Toxic Ad Problem, Facebook... — https://www.wired.com/story/to-fix-its-toxic-ad-problem-facebook-must-break-itself?mbid=nl_091817_daily&CNDID=%%CUST_ID%%Facebook stress-tests its tech. It could do the same for its moral compass. IT IS A sure sign that Facebook’s algorithms have run amok when they allow anyone to target ads to people with an expressed interest in burning Jews. Likewise, when Russians can sow chaos in American elections by purchasing thousands of phony Facebook [...]
- The iPhone X and Apple’s Mundane Visi... — The iPhone X and Apple’s Mundane Vision of the Future | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-iphone-x-and-apples-mundane-vision-of-the-future?mbid=nl_TNY%20Template%20-%20With%20Photo%20(49)&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=11914028&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1241128882&spReportId=MTI0MTEyODg4MgS2Ten years ago, with the launch of the original iPhone, Steve Jobs proclaimed a revolution. So why wasn’t Tuesday’s event more exciting? As ever, there was the strange sense that the future was being announced, and that it would soon be the [...]
- How to become an Alexa developer: The... — How to become an Alexa developer: The smart person’s guide – TechRepublichttp://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-become-an-alexa-developer-the-smart-persons-guide/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27689259515740508250262421970472Alexa has evolved beyond the Amazon Echo into one of the hottest new platforms in tech. Learn how developers and businesses can leverage the technology. Alexa has helped to drive interest in the use of voice technology. While other services such as Apple Siri, [...]
- How Silicon Valley’s Workplace Cultur... — How Silicon Valley’s Workplace Culture Produced James Damore’s Google Memo | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/how-silicon-valleys-workplace-culture-produced-james-damores-google-memo?mbid=nl_TNY%20Template%20-%20With%20Photo%20(197)&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=11677871&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1221021892&spReportId=MTIyMTAyMTg5MgS2Under the familiar guise of objectivity, Damore misrepresents where the real power lies in the tech industry. Minority groups in tech are no strangers to being second-guessed, condescended to, overlooked, underpaid, and uncredited. But seeing Damore’s arguments made public—and, in some cases, [...]
- Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our P... — https://www.wired.com/story/our-minds-have-been-hijacked-by-our-phones-tristan-harris-wants-to-rescue-them/?mbid=nl_72717_p3&CNDID=49046367The founder of a nonprofit aimed at stopping tech companies from “hijacking our minds” says internet users must reclaim their humanity. [...]