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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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Autonomy and Autocrats

Autonomy on Two Wheels Unless you’re completely shutting out all transportation news (and we’d understand if you were) you’ll have heard about micromobility and the rise of the scooter-share. Naysayers call it a gimmick, an invitation to thieves and vandals (there are entire Instagram accounts devoted to trashing public scooters), and a boon to personal …

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Uber Under

Remember when Uber was not only the “next big thing” but was hailed as the ultimate and permanent disruption of the transportation industry? Halcyon days. And it was, to a point. In just nine years it went from charming San Francisco novelty to global behemoth with its hands in everything from food delivery to freight. …

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