Hope you enjoyed National Masturbation Day as much as we did! 🤗 Top trending tech news: 💰 Bitcoin’s median transaction fee lowest since 2011 (Hard Fork) 📱 Apple iPhones are all getting OLED screens next year (TNW 😮 Cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb to block trading in 11 countries (Hard Fork) What we’re talking about: A Scottish addiction facility wants to help ‘cryptocurrency addicts.’ FOR GOD’S SAKE, HODL. HODL RIGHT NOW. In honor of National Masturbation Day, we jotted down some free ideas to help sex up other toys. Childhood ruined? You’re welcome. Life-extending tech will force us to rethink punishment. Private companies are launching a new space race. Did you know London in 1854 was the world’s first smart city? Us either. Tech execs can’t be trusted to fix the monster they created. We … [Read more...] about TNW’s Big Spam: We’re here to ruin your childhood
I totally love my Sonos system — and hate it too. I’m happy when it works, but I’m so disappointed when it doesn’t. And it doesn’t work a lot. Music pauses. A Sonos player will randomly stop, disappear from the network, then show back up again without any warning. I’ll curse loudly and complain to everyone who will listen to me until it works again and then I tell everyone how amazing it is and that they should buy it too. It seems we’re spoiled with technology, take it for granted, and complain if it is slow or less than perfect. I don’t think we’re spoiled. Well, maybe we are, but that’s not the reason we complain. I think we complain because technology is always over-promising us stuff. Now, if Sonos would market itself by saying streaming music from room to room is a really complex technological problem to solve, and that they’re the best in the industry, but not perfect, it would be easier to accept the … [Read more...] about My love-hate relationship with technology
We’re still at Google’s I/O 2018 conference all week… Here’s all the jazzy stuff that’s happened so far. No newsletter tomorrow ),: Top trending (Google) tech news: 📷 Google Maps now uses the camera to figure out which direction you’re facing (TNW) 👍 iOS 11.4 will reportedly make it harder for cops and robbers to extract data from your iPhone (TNW) 😮 Google is adding predictive type feature called Smart Compose (TNW) What we’re talking about: Here’s what I’m going to buy your mom for Mother’s Day. Mining asteroids could make us super duper rich. Let’s get started. An absolute madman built a Mario Kart clone in pure CSS. This gadget wants to sniff your meat. This street artist made $1K by adding a Bitcoin QR code to his street mural. Google doesn’t want you to buy their dongle. It turns out Android P uses AI, not magic … [Read more...] about TNW’s Big Spam: Can we sniff your meat?
In most meetings, I try to listen more than I talk, but when I talk I probably use more words than necessary. In retrospect, I very often wish I could reconsider what I wanted to say and reword how I said it to get to the main point more efficiently.I’m aware this is unrealistic as language is inefficient, but it’s definitely better than the alternative. When we speak we tend to repeat the same thing in a variety of different ways and hope the message behind the words sticks. Still, people might misinterpret what you mean. I remember hearing about this phenomenon when I was standing backstage with a speaker at one of our early conferences. She had more than a hundred slides, and a range of incredibly interesting statistics, quotes, and infographics. I told her the audience would probably have to take notes to remember all that information. She shrugged and said ‘Look, I’m realistic. My goal is to make them leave the room remembering one thing: my main subject. … [Read more...] about Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat
Wednesday. Here we are. Top trending tech news: 😮 Facebook Messenger is getting a sleek new design (TNW) 👍 Facebook now lets anyone create an AR experience (TNW) 😎 FTC to host a cryptocurrency scam workshop (Hard Fork) What we’re talking about: Facebook is finally giving users the option to clear their history. …and they’re launching a dating service. Instagram and WhatsApp are both getting video calling soon. Speaking of Instagram, we think it should really focus on quality, not quantity when fixing its Explore tab… Deliveroo’s new London meal deals are so cheap, you’ll want to question their sustainability. In fact, definitely question it. Fuck the fountain of youth and cure for the common cold… researchers are creating an antidote for alcohol poisoning. How to make friends with robots (when you have none of your own). Thousands of AI researchers … [Read more...] about TNW’s Big Spam: UFOs are never a coincidence