• Hacking Fingerprint Readers with Master Prints

    Bruce Schneier: The work is theoretical at the moment, but they might be able to open about two-thirds of iPhones with these master prints. This is timely for me. I was actually considering turning off Touch ID on my iPhone. Not because of insecurity of it, but in wondering if that would help to curb […]

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  • An Interview with Manton Reece

    From Twitter alternatives, open web, blogging, to bags and iPads.

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  • The BMW 850CSi Was Magic

    This is a great video about exactly what the title says: a magic car. My dad has an 850CSi, and it is amazing to drive. Everything about that car, it’s just fantastic. It’s no E39, but it’s the kind of car an E39 driver chooses when his kids are all grown up.

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  • The Arcido Faroe

    Wait, this one is within reach of everyone’s budget and it’s really quite good.

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  • Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health—but YouTube has a positive effect, a new report says

    Marc Bain: The problems centered more on forgetting that what we see isn’t always reality, and the RSPH offered some recommendations based on its findings. For one, fashion brands, celebrities, and others should consider disclosing when their photos have been manipulated. It also suggested that social networks give users a pop-up warning if they exceed […]

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  • iPad Productivity Report — 5/22/17

    Let’s talk about task management apps, and the awesomeness of Things 3.

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  • Facebook’s Ability to Target “Insecure” Teens Could Prompt Backlash

    Could? Doubtful. Nitasha Tiku should know that too, as she wrote: Five years ago, Facebook conducted a mass experiment in manipulating emotions on nearly 700,000 unsuspecting users. The company tweaked News Feeds to show random users more positive or negative content, to see if it made those users happy or sad. Because even after they […]

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  • Do You Need a Headlamp?

    Anthony Sculimbrene on headlamps versus flashlights: In my life, where working in the dark is uncommon and night hikes are rare, I don’t need one everyday, but when I do have work outside, the headlamp is tremendously helpful. I might only use it six times a year, but those six times are when something bad […]

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  • iOS 11: iPad Wishes and Oh God Please No, Not That

    Taking a look at the bigger points in the iOS 11 concept video from MacStories.

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  • WHY I DELETED MY INSTAGRAM

    Eric Kim: I am pretty sure that all photographers would benefit by deleting their Instagram. We would spend more time analyzing our own opinion of our own photos, rather than caring what others think of our photos Great reasons. I only came back to Instagram to support my wife, but I really am not a […]

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  • IBM Goes Non-Remote

    Some good thoughts from Mullenweg on IBM’s withdrawal from remote work. It really is a shame when this happens, remote work is such a better work life balance — it’s hard for me to imagine anyone wanting to go back to an office after working from home.

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  • A Fresh New Look

    A few notes on my new design, look at that archive page for sure.

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  • Google’s Perfect Future Will Always Be Just Around The Corner

    David Pierce: And you realize I/O felt less like a Jobsian product reveal and more like a TED talk: good ideas, educated guesses, and impressive research, but precious little practical application. The same could be said for last year’s event, too. Remember that awesome Google Home launch video? You’re still waiting for many of the […]

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  • Home Network Tips

    Just you know, in case you need a project.

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  • My social media fast

    Jason Kottke: Social media aggregates interactions between loved ones so that you get industrialized communication rather than personal connection. No one really notices if a particular person goes missing because they’re just one interchangeable node in a network. That last bit, spot on analysis of how social networks work.

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  • Future of Journalism relies on YOU, the reader

    QuHarrison Terry on the future of journalism: In being opinionated, though, the solo journalist encounters many disagreements with their readers. Holding firm and staying true to their argument builds a rapport between reader and writer that transcends the digital medium. Some interesting thoughts (and nice of him to include me as well), but the above […]

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  • Twitter Drops Do Not Track

    Good times… Thank god for Micro.blog.

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  • From Shared to Personal to…

    Amazon and Microsoft seem to be making a play towards shared computing, again…

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  • Things 3: Beauty and Delight in a Task Manager

    I’m really not a huge fan of Cultured Code in general, but even I must admit that it is fucking beautiful looking. There’s some serious limitations, as noted in this review, but it seems like those are either a deal breaker or a non-issue — no real middle ground on it. For me, the hardest […]

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  • Back to the Apple Watch for a Week

    The Apple Watch sometimes creates more noise and rarely clarifies the signal.

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