Cheap earbuds, Android craplets, obsolete tech, generic cables, the Galaxy Note 7 (of course!), USB-powered junk, etc.
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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 [...]
- iPhone X: No home button, OLED screen... — iPhone X: No home button, OLED screen, wireless charging – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/products/apple-iphone-x/preview/Apple’s flagship iPhone for 2017 takes on Samsung’s finest with all-new specs. And by the way, that’s pronounced “ten”. After months of rumors and leaks (and being falsely called the iPhone 8), Apple’s flagship phone for 2017 has finally arrived. Face ID The front-facing camera [...]
- Fear and Loathing on Social Media — https://www.wired.com/story/social-media-fear?mbid=nl_090617_daily&CNDID=%%CUST_ID%%Will Twitter ever be fun again? More importantly, should it be? Social media, Twitter especially, started as a way to bring people together—then it brought out the best and worst in them. I’ve returned to it for now, but I’ll never use it the way I used to. And maybe I shouldn’t. [...]
- 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, [...]