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Autonomous Angst

We’ve been on board for the autonomous car revolution for a while now. Since the heady days of Apple’s maybe-defunct Project Titan, to counting the number of self-driving cars we see in Palo Alto (simple pleasures), we’re all for it. There’s something about the idea of a fleet of autonomous cars that speaks not only …

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This Decade in Mobile

Photo by Roberto Nickson Ten Years of Tech   We went back and forth about how to talk about the decade. Every columnist and their brother was doing a “best of” — some about which products were most influential and some about which were most successful. But we wanted to tell you which products meant …

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Three Laws of Robotics

Cash or Credit?    The potential of AI has always been a sort of Roddenberry-esque utopia in which bias is eliminated and logic and reason are paramount. But in practice, it doesn’t always work that way.  In theory, AI can reduce humans’ subjective interpretation of data, because machine learning algorithms can learn to consider only …

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To Like or Not to Like

You Like Me, You Really Like Me    Instagram has made a lot of tweaks to its user experience lately, like removing the following tab (simultaneously making it harder to stalk people and easier for us to like really embarrassing things) and changing the “explore” experience. But now it’s doing something that’s got opinions very …

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California Dreaming

Fitbit is Dead. Long Live Fitbit.    Last week we talked about the possible sale of Fitbit to Google’s parent company Alphabet. Well, it has now been confirmed that the struggling wearable company will be purchased for an eye-watering $2.1 billion.  There are certainly plenty of people who think Google is actually looking to throw …

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Up Up Up

Listen Up    This was a big week for product releases, which is great if you were suddenly hit with the terrifying realization that there are only 59 days until Christmas. We’re not entirely sure how that happened, but it’s true. And just in time…AirPods Pro. We’re going to admit to some controversy here at …

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Technology for All, Part II

Last week we talked about some of the ways technology is rising to meet the challenges of consumers with disabilities. We thought we’d continue that this week, and take a look at the way Apple, and the iPhone in particular, is reaching users with special needs.  Pro Accessibility       The iPhone 11 Pro …

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Let’s All Go to the Lobby

The other day when we talked about all the cool stuff announced at the last Apple event we didn’t mention Apple original films. But really, that’s kind of a big deal. Even bigger because these films will get theatrical releases.  It’s worth mentioning that historically, companies that dip their proverbial toes into markets drastically different …

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UWB and the Future of Health

UWB The Apple event two weeks ago was pretty spectacular (even for us, and we’ve live-tweeted a LOT of Apple events). Not only did they announce the release of iPhone 11 (with its kinda silly, fashion colors) but they also unveiled the iPhone 11 Pro (for…professional phone users?), which we freely admit we’re willing to …

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