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Today Zuckerberg made it clear he doesn’t care about users
After four hours of questioning, it was California Senator Kamala Harris’s turn to question Mark Zuckerberg. She immediately honed in on whether Facebook users…
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april 2018
The dots do matter: how to scam a Gmail user
I recently received an email from Netflix which nearly caused me to add my card details to someone else’s Netflix account. Here I show that this is a new kind…
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april 2018
Camera and Lens Repair Essentials
In this blog post I will outline to you all the essential tools that you need for restoring manual focus lenses so that you do not waste your time and most…
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april 2018
Sexual McCarthyism and the Neopuritanical Left: A Conversation with Laura Kipnis & Angela Nagle - Mondo 2000
Laura Kipnis: Avoid “unnecessary references to parts of the body” warns a recent directive from the commissars of sex on my campus. The introduction to this…
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april 2018
The Ready Player One backlash, explained
Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts in Ready Player One Warner Bros. Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One , an adaptation of the 2011 novel of the same name by Ernest…
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april 2018
The Chinese Unknown That’s Making Africa’s Phones
No matter how many phones you sell, Yu Weiguo has learned, it’s tough to keep to a schedule when the government declares martial law. During his eight years in…
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april 2018
How Facebook Helps Shady Advertisers Pollute the Internet
It was a Davos for digital hucksters. One day last June, scammers from around the world gathered for a conference at a renovated 19th century train station in…
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march 2018
The Most Powerful Mac Is 6 Years Old and Not Sold By Apple
For many pro applications, the most powerful Mac computer you can buy today is not the $5,000 iMac Pro . The best Mac you can buy today is not new and not even…
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march 2018
The naturopath whistleblower: ‘It is surprisingly easy to sell snake oil’
‘Cancer patients are risking their lives by pursuing alternative treatments’ ... Britt Marie Hermes. Photograph: Micah Dahlberg Sometimes disillusionment creeps…
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march 2018
Inga-Britt Ahlenius: Styrelsen bär ett ansvar för problemen på Stadsteatern - DN.SE
Den utredning som Stockholms stad beställt om styrning och ledarskap på Kulturhuset Stadsteatern har nu redovisats. I rapporten konstateras att man inte får en…
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march 2018
Hur mjukvara vill byggas
Ett mjukvaruprojekt kan inte hanteras som andra slags projekt. Själva det som byggs, produkten, är för komplex för att planeras i förhand. I stället måste…
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march 2018
The Free Speech Grifters
Elizabeth Lippman/The New York Times/Redux Why are some of the biggest public intellectuals so fixated with a small minority of liberal college students? In one…
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march 2018
Jordan Peterson & Fascist Mysticism
Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images Jordan Peterson, Toronto, December 2016 “Men have to toughen up,” Jordan B. Peterson writes in 12 Rules For Life: An…
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march 2018
Facebook and the endless string of worst-case scenarios
Facebook has naively put its faith in humanity and repeatedly been abused, exploited, and proven either negligent or complicit. The company routinely ignores or…
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march 2018
Anthony Bourdain’s Moveable Feast
Bourdain, in Hanoi. He says, “I travel around the world, eat a lot of shit, and basically do whatever the fuck I want.” Photographs by William Mebane for The…
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march 2018
Aron Verständig: ”KD:s budskap är tydligt: Bli som vi eller ge er av” - DN.SE
I Stefan Wilhems nyutkomna bok ”Herr Aarons rike” som publicerades ifjol kan man läsa om den tyske juden Aaron Isaac som bestämde sig för att söka lyckan i…
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march 2018
The Seven Biggest Lies Theranos Told
Lisa Lake / Getty Images Elizabeth Holmes in 2015 Elizabeth Holmes once dazzled the world with a story that seemed almost too good to be true: Theranos, her…
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march 2018
From digital to darkroom: the new rise of film
Film is making a comeback. Until recently, analogue fans seemed to be drowning in bad news stories as one once-ubiquitous brand after another closed up shop.…
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march 2018
The Intellectual We Deserve | Current Affairs
If you want to appear very profound and convince people to take you seriously, but have nothing of value to say, there is a tried and tested method. First, take…
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march 2018
John Boyega: ‘I’m very direct. I can’t lie’
John Boyega: ‘I’ve been called an arsehole for saying no to pictures.’ Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/The New York Times/ Redux/Eyevine John Boyega is talking about…
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march 2018
John Malkovich: ‘I am a constant source of embarrassment to myself’
John Malkovich: ‘What did I want to be when I was growing up? A baseball pitcher.’Photograph: Daniel Hambury/Evening Standard B orn in Illinois, John Malkovich…
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march 2018
Michael Caine: ‘Boy, did we have fun…’
Michael Caine: ‘What’s come into fashion, fortunately for me, is films for older people.’Photograph: Richard Saker for the Observer N ow 84, Michael Caine has…
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march 2018
Insta-interiors
Instagram is changing how restaurant design spaces, making them irresistibly picture-worthy. Walking into New York City’s Supermoon Bakehouse, it’s hard to…
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march 2018
The Inside Story Behind Pebble’s Demise
This is the last in a continuing series following the fortunes and foibles of Pebble. If the myth of Silicon Valley is to be believed, Eric Migicovsky should be…
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march 2018
Where Do We Go From Here: A Conversation That Needs To Be Had, Thanks to Mute
***WARNING: The following post contains spoilers. You have been warned.*** Let’s address the elephant in the room right now: there are a lot of people out there…
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march 2018
The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV
Jon Turi / Engadget It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV . Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to…
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march 2018
10cc: how we made I'm Not in Love
‘You can’t say that!’ … from left, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, Lol Creme and Graham Gouldman.Photograph: Alamy Eric Stewart, singer-songwriter, keyboard I met…
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february 2018
David Chang is mainstream now
For a brief, beautiful moment, Momofuku was my neighborhood noodle shop. When it opened in 2004, I was a high school senior living a half block away, and while…
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february 2018
John Oliver: ‘I’m used to audiences not liking me’
John Oliver: ‘It’s all happened so quickly.’ Photograph: Chris Buck for the Guardian T here is a huge billboard of John Oliver in the middle of Times Square,…
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february 2018
Musician, activist, soothsayer: the many talents of Moby
A fter Moby got really rich, he bought a castle in LA called Wolf’s Lair and moved in, alone. It was so big that he would make popcorn in the kitchen, “put it…
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february 2018
Brett Anderson Q&A: ‘I always wanted to make my own tribe’
Brett Anderson, 50, is the lead singer of Suede. He formed the band with Mat Osman and Justine Frischmann in 1989, and they were joined soon after by guitarist…
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february 2018
What I Learned Burning $13,867 on YouTube Ads for Candy Japan
YouTube allows you to pay to show an ad before a video plays. Candy Japan is a service aimed at people with some interest in Japan, and there is an endless…
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february 2018
Someone is wrong on the internet, millennial savings edition
The saving habits of young people are a popular arena of discussion nowadays. The problem is that much of the language framing this discussion is misleading.…
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february 2018
Elmore Leonard's rules for writers
Elmore Leonard. Photograph: Vince Bucci/Getty Using adverbs is a mortal sin 1 Never open a book with weather. If it's only to create atmosphere, and not a…
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february 2018
Airbnb and the Unintended Consequences of 'Disruption'
The U.S economy is in the midst of a wrenching technological transformation that is fundamentally changing the way people sleep , work , eat , shop , love ,…
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february 2018
Billionaires gone wild
Illustration by Christie Chisholm I n November, Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of online brokerage firm TD Ameritrade, patriarch of the family that owns…
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february 2018
Redefining air travel
Google Flights is using big data and machine learning to improve the travel experience. Google Flights now informs users about flight delays before they get…
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february 2018
Altered Carbon author Richard Morgan: 'There’s no limit to my capacity for violence'
Science fiction As Netflix screens his brutal body-swap novel, the writer talks about the anger – and the argument at a party – that fuelled its creation Last…
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february 2018
No one’s coming. It’s up to us.
Adapted from “We Are The Very Model Of Modern Humanist Technologists”, a lightning talk given at # foocamp 2017 in San Francisco on Saturday, November 4th,…
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february 2018
Why the Culture Wins: An Appreciation of Iain M. Banks
Many years ago, a friend of mine who knows about these sorts of things handed me a book and said “Here, you have to read this.” It was a copy of Iain M. Banks’s…
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february 2018
bell hooks and John Perry Barlow talk “prana in cyberspace”
From the Lion’s Roar archives, a 1995 conversation between digital activist and lyricist John Perry Barlow — who died on February 7, 2018 — and social theorist…
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february 2018
Why I barely read SF these days - Charlie's Diary
Being a guy who writes science fiction, people expect me to be well-informed about the current state of the field—as if I'm a book reviewer who reads everything…
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february 2018
'Fiction is outperforming reality': how YouTube's algorithm distorts truth
I t was one of January’s most viral videos. Logan Paul, a YouTube celebrity, stumbles across a dead man hanging from a tree. The 22-year-old, who is in a…
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february 2018
How One Jira Ticket Made My Employer $1MM/Month: 7 Metrics that Actually Matter
Photo: Kai Friis (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) “You only get what you measure, so be careful what you measure.” I spent the first half of my career consulting with all…
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february 2018
Where Dutch directness comes from
I’d only been living in Amsterdam for a year when we met my husband’s friends in one of the many cafes and bars in the city’s famous Vondelpark. We chose our…
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february 2018
A conversation about how public transport really works
Jarrett Walker is a public transportation expert and author of the 2011 book Human Transit , which seeks to dispel many of the myths and fallacies misleading…
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january 2018
Dutch agencies provide crucial intel about Russia's interference in US-elections - Tech - Voor nieuws, achtergronden en columns
It's the summer of 2014. A hacker from the Dutch intelligence agency AIVD has penetrated the computer network of a university building next to the Red Square in…
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january 2018
How to Write a Blog Post
Randomly think of a thing. Let it bump around your head a bit. If the bumping gets too loud, start writing the words with the nearest writing device. See how…
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january 2018
10 år sedan Newsmill startade: Så blev snabbt blev Newsmill ett ålderstiget randfenomen
I dagarna är det 10 år sedan Newsmill startade - här en historiebeskrivning och vad debattsajten säger om medieutvecklingen och sin samtid. - - - - När PM…
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january 2018
Ursula K. Le Guin, the spiritual mother of generations of writers; John Scalzi pays tribute
It's less than an hour since the news broke that Ursula K. Le Guin has died and right now my Twitter feed, populated as it is with science fiction and fantasy…
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january 2018
Ursula K Le Guin trotsade alla konventioner
2 tim Facebook E-post Dela artikeln: Ursula K Le Guin trotsade alla konventioner Facebook E-post Ursula Le Guin visade som få författare att stor litteratur…
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january 2018
Ursula Le Guin: ‘Wizardry is artistry’
Ursula K Le Guin A life in ... As Ursula Le Guin receives the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the National Book Awards, she talks to…
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january 2018
What I Wish the iPad Would Gain from the Mac
The iPad is finally starting to grow up. Despite the device becoming an instant sales phenomenon upon launch, iPad in its earlier years of life was never a…
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january 2018
The King vs. Pawn Game of UI Design
Illustration by Dougal MacPherson If you want to improve your UI design skills, have you tried looking at chess? I know it sounds contrived, but hear me out.…
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january 2018
Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future
Advertisement Technology Image A row of gates guards the entrance to Amazon Go. Credit Kyle Johnson for The New York Times SEATTLE — The first clue that there’s…
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january 2018
Complaining about low pay online ‘destroyed my life’
Talia Jane was fed up with low pay at Yelp, so she wrote an open letter to her CEO . The backlash was swift — and harsh, but two years later she tells The Post…
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january 2018
The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought
A year ago, before the investor lawsuits and the federal investigations, before the mass resignations, and before the connotation of the word “Uber” shifted…
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january 2018
10 Laws of UX, digested
2018-01-19 After reading the article on 10 Laws of UX and the associated comments on Hacker News , I have decided to try a shot at reformatting the page to a…
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january 2018
Why Walkable Streets are More Economically Productive
What is the value of a street where people can walk safely? Why build streets that are constructed with the needs of people in mind, not just the needs of cars?…
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january 2018
'Entire aisles are empty': Whole Foods employees reveal why stores are facing a crisis of food shortages
caption A Whole Foods store in Houston. source Bettina Elias Siegel Whole Foods employees say stores are suffering from food shortages because of a newly…
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january 2018
How Kiehl's is using text messages and AI to keep customers loyal - Digiday
Kiehl’s is using artificial intelligence and text messaging in its fight against Amazon. The cosmetics brand, which does the majority of its business through…
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january 2018
TV, retail, advertising and cascading collapses
There’s a famous Jeff Bezos quote that ‘your margin is my opportunity’ - right now Amazon is building a billion dollar ad business in its own search results,…
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january 2018
How to design words
From a writer who hates to read Technically speaking, I’m a writer. I get paid to write words. But here’s something most people don’t know about me: I hate to…
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january 2018
The Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed
It all started with an Instagram ad for a coat, the West Louis (TM) Business-Man Windproof Long Coat to be specific. It looked like a decent camel coat, not…
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january 2018
Google Maps’s Moat
GOOGLE MAPS’S MOAT How far ahead of Apple Maps is Google Maps? DECEMBER 2017 ⚠️ Tap or click any image to enlarge Over the past year, we’ve been comparing…
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january 2018
The Draft Budget That Inflamed Protests in Iran · Global Voices
Protesters gather in Tehran on January 1 to protest the poor state of the economy. Image from IRNA news with the rights to republish. This piece was originally…
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january 2018
Softwear: How Outlier, the Underground Fashion Label for Nerds, Got Cool
It’s 12:21 pm on a Tuesday, and the new coat from Outlier is going live. For the obsessed fans of this technically minded menswear house, Tuesday drops are…
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january 2018
How the Sausage Gets Made: The Hidden Work of Content
Illustration by Dougal MacPherson I won an Emmy for keeping a website free of dick pics. Officially, my award certificate says I was on a team that won a 2014…
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january 2018
What Is Going To Happen In 2018 – AVC
This is a post that I am struggling to write. I really have no idea what is going to happen in 2018. Will the crypto markets continue in their bull cycle? I…
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january 2018
Act Last, Read the Room, and Taste the Soup
The quiet is my favorite attribute of a holiday break. My various Slacks are quiet, the house is quiet, and while it takes three days of quiet, eventually my…
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january 2018
Regarding the Em Dash - The Millions
Punctuation, largely invisible and insignificant for normal people, as it should be, is a highly personal matter for writers. Periods, commas, colons,…
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january 2018
The Force Belongs To Us: THE LAST JEDI’s Beautiful Refocusing of Star Wars
1. Okay. I wasn’t going to write anything for one simple reason: I know way too many of the Johnson clan at this point for this to be anything but biased…
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december 2017
The Help Center Starter Kit
Blog All Sometimes the best support means getting out of your customer’s way. 01. Introduction 02. Creating help content for every stage of the customer…
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december 2017
Jobs-to-Be-Done in Your UX Toolbox
4 Dec ember 2017 Published in UX Part 1: What is JTBD? The concept of a “job” in “Jobs-To-Be-Done” is neatly encapsulated by a oft-quoted line from Theodore…
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december 2017
Let’s get real about cute little wind turbines
Lloyd Alter January 16, 2015 CC BY 2.0 Tiny turbines in Hunan province, China/ Lloyd Alter I used to write a lot about wind turbines on TreeHugger. I would go…
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december 2017
Postmortem: Every Frame a Painting
Every Frame a Painting is officially dead. Nothing sinister; we just decided to end it, rather than keep on making stuff. The existing videos will, of course,…
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december 2017
The Answer to This One Question Will Skyrocket Your Sales
Dr. Karl Blanks is an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from London. He is the co-founder of Conversion Rate Experts , a consultancy that scientifically…
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december 2017
52 things I learned in 2017
Instructions for carrying heavy equipment at the Columbia University Computer Music Centre. Between projects at Fluxx , and editing a book , I learned several…
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december 2017
Pratar man inte med varandra på Aftonbladet? - Axel Andén
Axel Andén Chefredaktör, Medievärlden Om branschutveckling och publiceringar 2017-12-01 10:02 Dela på Twitter Det är obegripligt att Aftonbladet, som är bäst i…
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december 2017
Zigzag Image–Text Layouts Make Scanning Less Efficient
Images — whether large pictures or thumbnails — have become an integral part of modern web design. In particular, when companies describe a complex topic or…
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november 2017
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