Tag: Opinion

We’re keeping smartphones longer – and it’s going to make them crazy expensive

Every two years, we buy a smartphone. At least, that’s what we’ve been told is reasonable to expect of the Average Person. And while reality means that this figure varies widely between any given two people, we do know that the companies that make and sell smartphones have this expectation. That, once a smartphone is […]

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Tumblr’s ‘female-presenting nipples’ language isn’t semantic — it’s oppression

Tumblr‘s whiplash-inducing ban on “all adult content” has been about as well-received as a tequila-fart in a car full of strangers with the windows stuck in the up position. Furthermore, it’s offensive, poorly-implemented, and serves little use besides shaming women for having nipples. The company, which is owned by Verizon Media […]

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Alt-right activist handcuffs herself to Twitter NYC office after being banned [Update]: She’s been freed from her handcuffs

I love Twitter. Earlier today I wrote about the joy of reading a debate, between some of the finest minds in the field of AI, held entirely via Tweet. Now I’m watching conspiracy theorist and – as is the opinion of the author and not necessarily his employer – outright […]

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Using the HTC G1, 10 years later: 2008’s smartphone is effectively a dumbphone in 2018

Article Contents Going into this series, I hoped I’d get back to the T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream and be able to romantically wax about where Android came from. How the G1, though dated, still held up the promises made by Google’s first Android effort back in 2008. Analytically, it’s all true, but time has not been […]

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