Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.
In an opinion piece in the New York Times, MIT professor Sherry Turkle writes about how dependence on smartphones is changing face-to-face communication, and the value in putting the phone down to help you connect with yourself and others.
How Google Changed the Smart Phone: A Deep History of the Nexus Phone
This BuzzFeed story gives an interesting, detailed look at the development of Google’s Nexus smartphones.
IPhone Screens Made This Hidden Entrepreneur $7 Billion
This neat piece from Bloomberg explains how Hong Kong’s Biel Crystal Manufactory became one of Apple’s and Samsung’s biggest suppliers of cover glass for smartphones, enriching Biel’s founder in the process.
Google’s Cell Service Could Snare All the Major Carriers
Wired explores whether Google’s Project Fi—a new cellular service that automatically connects you to either a cellular network or a Wi-Fi network, based on which is stronger wherever you are—may eventually branch out beyond its initial wireless carrier partners (Sprint and T-Mobile) to include other carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and those outside the United States.
Everyone You Know Will Be Able to Rate You on the Terrifying Yelp for People Whether You Want Them to or Not
This Washington Post piece considers the issues likely to come up when Peeple—an app for reviewing other people—launches, which is expected to happen later this year.
How Steve Jobs Fleeced Carly Fiorina
Medium’s Backchannel has a fascinating look at how Steve Jobs fleeced former HP CEO (and current Republican presidential candidate) Carly Fiorina back in 2004 over a deal through which HP sold a version of the iPod.
This new data poisoning tool lets artists fight back against generative AI
The tool, called Nightshade, messes up training data in ways that could cause serious damage to image-generating AI models.
The Biggest Questions: What is death?
New neuroscience is challenging our understanding of the dying process—bringing opportunities for the living.
Rogue superintelligence and merging with machines: Inside the mind of OpenAI’s chief scientist
An exclusive conversation with Ilya Sutskever on his fears for the future of AI and why they’ve made him change the focus of his life’s work.
How to fix the internet
If we want online discourse to improve, we need to move beyond the big platforms.
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