Month: June 2018
WESN Microblade Review
Is that a microblade in your pocket?
Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse
Nellie Bowles: In more than 30 interviews with The New York Times, domestic abuse victims, their lawyers, shelter workers and emergency responders described how the technology was becoming an alarming new tool. Abusers — using apps on their smartphones, which are connected to the internet-enabled devices — would remotely control everyday objects in the home, […]
Mindfulness Meditation and Napping
Yeah, let’s talk about naps.
My Current Everyday Carry
The stuff I carry in my pockets.
New GORUCK Bullet Ruck Out
Looks like GORUCK has a new variant of that awesome 10L Bullet Ruck out. The major change seems to be the handle at the top of the bag. It is now the proper GR1 style handle instead of the nylon webbing loop. Very tempted to ditch my bullet to get one of these (if you […]
For Sale: Filson Tablet Briefcase (SOLD)
Only one, go for it.
Summer Things That We Buy
A quick gear guide for summers outdoors.
No one is opening those emails about privacy updates, and marketers are getting nervous
Michelle Castillo reporting on this catastrophic trend of people not opting into SPAM: “People are not opting back in,” says Michael Horn, the director of data science for digital marketing agency Huge. “It’s one thing for your customers who don’t have a relationship with the brand to decline and not respond, but you’re also losing […]
Triple Aught Design Transport Wallet
Lots of good ideas, which don’t really pan out.
Your Phone Is Listening and it’s Not Paranoia
Sam Nichols: With this in mind, I decided to try an experiment. Twice a day for five days, I tried saying a bunch of phrases that could theoretically be used as triggers. Phrases like I’m thinking about going back to uni and I need some cheap shirts for work. Then I carefully monitored the sponsored […]
iPads, Watches, And Travel
At the end of this post, I give a mini-review of Dunkin’ Donuts, and I know it’s been a long time coming.
Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends
By GABRIEL J.X. DANCE, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MICHAEL LaFORGIAL: “It’s like having door locks installed, only to find out that the locksmith also gave keys to all of his friends so they can come in and rifle through your stuff without having to ask you for permission,” said Ashkan Soltani, a research and privacy consultant […]
Backpacks for Kids
What a shit-show of a market, here’s what I’ve learned.
Day After Thoughts
A few thoughts on WWDC.
Mobile Safari is holding the iPad back
Bradley Chambers: Here’s what the iPads needs: a desktop version of Safari with external trackpad support. Yes, Mobile Safari has a “Request Desktop” mode. There are plenty of websites that completely ignore that request, though. Even for the ones that don’t, many of the designs and navigations are built for a mouse pointer. The iPad […]