Happy birthday to The New York Times, which first published 163 years ago today
SciFi authors write first-draft of tech history. Great column.
Sci-Fi writers now realize that in predicting a dystopian future, they have actually helped shape it:
At Apple, everything has changed. Except one thing: Steve Jobs office remains completely untouched: by
So that's it. Two guys in ties on Sand Hill Road with "Need Funding" signs. Time to close shop, burn it all down.
My review of the new iPhones is live “: With New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, It's What's Inside That Counts ”
First they say, "don't use gadgets on planes!" Now they're saying, "wear our creepy VR mask!"
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This pic is so San Francisco.
I can't even...
you think he's related to ? Also, what an impeccable choice in literature.
Tried explaining to my Minecraft-obsessed nephew what you can buy with $2.5 billion. "Can you buy a house?" he said. "Or even two houses?!"
Gabe Rivera, CEO of Techmeme, said on Twitter that people should avoid using iPhones. "Jobs Ghost has legs," he said.
I'm just going (to try) to power through. But don't be surprised if you get a text from me that says, "sent from my Kindle."
My girlfriend too! This is pretty bad though, I can't see much. I'm digitally blind!
I wonder if the ghost of Steve Jobs just knocked my phone out of my hand five days before the new one comes out.
A fantastic insightful video (which reportedly contributed to Notch selling Minecraft) about fame & hate on the Web: VIDEO
Why do journalists root for the biggest company in the world? Because it has an Apple logo for a heart: by
Hmmmm, AT&T has been back to terrible lately. Sure, they don't drop calls like they used to, but their data is so spotty.
When this happens go to Settings, switch off LTE & it'll work fine. Switch back later in different area.
Yep. Dystopian SciFi versus Utopian SciFi.
I'll be interviewing SciFi writer tomorrow for my next column. Any Qs you'd like me to ask him about SciFi and the future?
Steve Jobs kept his kids away from iPads. mulls kids and tech.
My column: What did Steve Jobs & lots of tech CEO parents have in common? Limiting their children’s use of gadgets:
Breaking News: Obama to Compare Plan for ISIS to U.S Fights in Somalia and Yemen
In a slight bit of irony I just helped a flight attendant calm a rude passenger who was refusing to put his iPhone into Airplane Mode.
Hi Shawn! Hope you're well. Curious, where did I say that?
With every new Apple announcement I retweet this, and each time it rings true. Here it is again:
That’s it folks. Apple Pay will replace your credit card, iPhone 6 will replace your small iPhone & the Apple Watch will replace your wrist.
U2 is on stage performing. Kind of hoping Jony Ive comes on stage and starts dancing.
There version: Apple Watch. Apple Watch Sport. Apple Watch Edition. Starts at $349. Available early next year.
Today we all walk around looking down at our phones. A year from now we’ll all be walking around looking down at our wrists.
“I think we’re at a compelling beginning actually designing technology to be warn; to be truly personal.” — Jony Ive
Apple Watch comes in two sizes, with six different straps, including “Sport Bands,” “Leather Loop,” and metal and stainless steel straps.
On the Apple Watch you can talk to Siri, send people messages, control music, track your health, charge wirelessly, oh, & check the time.
From now on, everything that is not an Apple Watch shall be known as an “Wrist Mullet.”
Tim Cook says the interface of Apple Watch is entirely new with a dial on the right called the "crown".
Apple Watch... People are literally standing up screaming and cheering.
"We have one more thing" says Tim Cook... here it comes...
The smartphone has slowly made most things in the wallet & purse obsolete: photos, loyalty cards, now with Apple Pay, cash & plastic.
Tim Cook is talking about the wallet. “Our solution is to replace this, and we’re going to start by focusing on payments.”
New iPhone 6 starts at $199 (16GB) to $399 (128GB). iPhone 6+ $299 (16GB) to $499 (128GB).
Apple just a demo of its new 240 frames per second slow-motion video and the entire crowd gasped. Pretty amazing.
Cameras in iPhone 6 and 6+: 8 megapixel iSite camera, 2.2 aperture. New sensor called “focus pixels” that read light and do FAST autofocus.
Same stage, 30 years later: this is how much computing has changed.
Apple app store now has 1.3 million apps in it, says Phil Schiller. All of them will “just work” on the new larger iPhone 6.
The two new iPhones are very large with 4.7” and 5.5” displays. (That means hipsters are going to need skinny jeans with bigger pockets.)
The two new iPhone 6 phones. Two larger display sizes with "Retina HD" displays.
“On this stage 30 years ago, Steve introduced the Macintosh to the world; On this stage we introduced the iMac.” — Tim Cook
It doesn't matter if Apple unveils an apple on a leather strap today. Their entrance into wearables legitimizes it as a new era of computing
Great little tale by showing how a reporter's stories can have a bold impact on people. (Via )
Real world “pre-crime” units that predict crime — like Minority Report — are starting to be developed by police:
Apple curtain-raiser w/ some juicy details about the iWatch; its guts are the "size of a postage stamp." by
Introducing Dreadnoughtus, a newly discovered dinosaur, about 3 stories tall.
My column looks at ugly wearables, a stylish new Intel smart bracelet & the upcoming iWatch:
“The Masked Avengers.” The goes inside Anonymous and asks if it is does more harm than good:
ISIS video claims to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven J. Sotloff
Watch the Premiere: Chinese artist makes his acting debut in this dystopian sci-fi film
The NYT has 1,700 obituaries for "pre-dead" luminaries, tho some subjects buck expectations &outlive the obit writer.
My earlier tweet wasn't meant as victim blame in any way, but a larger point about state of the Web and insecurity. (I'm sorry.)
how am I saying it's these women's fault? My point is that we live in an age where everything gets hacked.
Put together a list of tips for celebs after latest leaks:
1. Don't take nude selfies
2. Don't take nude selfies
3. Don't take nude selfies
Just a reminder, everyone read 's piece about the unwinnability of social media arguments
An exhale for San Franciscans who avoid Burning Man, as restaurants and parking spots open up: by
Welp. Guess I'm going back to watching cricket.
Fascinating piece illustrated ISIS use of Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram, WhatsApp & YouTube in war against the West.
Re/Code's finds a billionaire camp at Burning Man and almost gets beaten up trying to get inside:
Love the irony of your (awesome) Stop The Email piece being at the top of the Most E-Mailed List.
Kai, so you're saying you're a "fashionista"?
Uber’s recruitment efforts hurt Lyft drivers, who can lose as much as 48% of their hourly pay while being recruited:
If you do a little digging you'll see that there are hundreds more of those, some with thousands of RTs.
Apple is holding its media event on 9/9/14, the same day as NY Fashion Week. Which means... Apple Execs will likely be wearing seersucker.
[Drumroll...] And here's the invite to Apple's 9/9 event. "We wish we could say more."
Disruptions: Ferguson Reveals a Twitter Loop
"It was the best of Twitter. It was the worst of Twitter." Why people spread so many falsehoods during Ferguson:
If someone is working on a book about Uber, I have a title suggestion for you: "The Customer is Always Wrong."
How long do your average recruiting rides last? If it's less than an average "real" ride then you're affecting a driver's income
These Uber tactics are disgusting because they harm individual Lyft drivers who are just trying to earn a living:
That's one way to get people not to pee in public. (Apparently this is in a Czech town square.)
\_(ツ)_/ is just a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ wearing white gloves.
First time a 3D-printed vertebra has been used as a replacement in spine surgery:
And I will stand up in the aisle and do this:
When I hear it I wanna yell to the plane, "I helped do this!" But then I realize I'd sound like a jerk so I sit there quietly.
Video of a SpaceX rocket exploding today during a test flight BuzzFeed has more:
Yep. And he posted it on Team Coco, Gawker etc. Facebook pages.
Epic Drought in West Is Literally Moving Mountains: (So much for the "there is no global warming" shtick.)
Well that was quick! The Ice Bucket Challenge is now a Halloween costume.
My column on Burning Man is now open for comments. Please feel free to skip reading it and still share your opinion:
A collection of photos from a recent helicopter ride over Los Angeles.
At Burning Man, the Tech Elite One-Up One Another:
Cuurrazy, if real: Motorycle rider recovers epicly from what could have easily been a fatal crash: VIDEO