The key result: Because speech can be used to suppress other speech, the speech maximum is not the zero-regulation point.
Inbox: Instagram Stories adds polls
You have to go back to 2013 to find an iPhone that’s as slow as a Google Pixel on the JS benchmark. The 5S scores 53 on the JetStream 😱
Found out today there’s an almost-A4 wireless graphics tablet from Huion selling for 100€ on Amazon and it’s actually getting good reviews and my brain has been stuck on “new toy want want want” for an hour now.
Now that Amazon’s putting cameras in all its Echos, the idea of having Google mics all over your apartment feels so much more mundane.
Damn, the Google Assistant stylus is a genius concept. I don’t think even the legendary Microsoft Courier thought of that.
Come to think of it, why doesn’t every camera handle low-light situations by taking a lot of short exposures and aligning them together, instead of a single, blurry long exposure?
Google’s giving free unlimited Google Photos storage to Pixel 2 users…time to step up, Apple.
Isn’t this the first keynote where Google repeatedly makes a point of having the AI run, and the data remain, on-device? Thanks, Apple!
Real time translation with the Google Pixel Buds headphones. OK, that is super cool and I have nothing snarky to say about.
I don’t think anything prevents a third-party app from providing the same kind of real-time translation, but it would look really good for the iPhone to offer that functionality out of the box, too. (If Apple can find the right company to buy.)
Now that iOS 11 has made the keyboard unbearably laggy in Facebook Messenger, what’s the best cross-platform (PC/Mac/iPhone/iPad) chat app?
I wouldn’t want to overreact just because I have lost access to constructed written thought after two tantalizing weeks, but hear me out:
The problem is actually easy to fix: instead of asking for the password directly, iOS should tell the user to open the settings app
Today marks the third time one of my iPhones has vibrated itself out of alignment with its wireless charging pad over night.
At least Google’s reaction was appropriately diligent.
Funny how package delivery is so obviously, universally, acceptedly terrible that it’s the only service which never asks users for a rating.
Remember when Apple killed backward compatibility of apps with a new OS and then made it impossible to revert to the old OS? Good Times!
This was @twitter’s response when I reported a guy who tweeted 34 consecutive violent death threats #WomenBoycottTwitter
L’interface de configuration des brushes de Photoshop est devenue complètement imbitable pendant que je ne m’en servais plus, non ?
Dear @biz: This is the platform you created. Nazis are coming here because they know you allow them. What are you going to do about it?
“It’s still an open question whether people will accept self-driving cars.” Huh? Oh, yeah, sometimes I forget I live in a tech bubble.
This tweet brought to you by the Instagram messages I miss because I’ve had to disable sounds for the ‘Like’ notifications.
(The article fails to mention there’s a demo.)
Cool feature in iOS 11: add Magnifier to Control Center. Even with healthy vision, handy for reading tiny/inaccessible text (via @foozmeat)
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Copying folders, there are two duplicates.
For the first macOS offers to stop, replace or merge.
Only the second I’m allowed to skip.
how to deprecate an interface
accidentally mouses over Safari’s ‘Open Page With’ menu, hangs for 30 seconds while LaunchServices spins up all my external storage
Fun new feature in Photoshop CC 2018—it can read the depth mask from Portrait Mode photos from iOS 11 & let you use it for your own effects
They designed it explicitly so controlling it is like becoming a giant mech in VR 😵
Both the smoothness of motion and the intentionally human-like proportions of the arms and shoulders do a lot for the creep factor.
So is there an active Twitter app for Mac that displays unified mentions? Or is TweetDeck my only choice? Maybe I could get used to it.
Belated realization that using Twitter in a web app, instead of always visible in a corner of my desktop, could only be a positive.
I mean obviously what was awesome about Courier was the software UX, not the hardware, and the final Windows-based thing will be shit.
“You likely have to get management approval for a $500 expense… but you can call a 1 hour meeting with 20 people and no one notices.”
Guess what other calculator is also utterly broken 💩 /cc @stroughtonsmith
I generally use the DOM Inspector to make article excerpts but the NYT’s HTML is such a mess I had to combine paragraphs in Photoshop.
my favorite part of the algorithmic omniveillance future is the evolution of black bloc into shoggoth dazzle camouflage bloc, faces painted with extra eyes and noses and mouths to jam recognition engines
When downloading an app on iPhone X, instead of home button Touch ID it’s a double click of power button and then Face ID does the rest.
Assuming roughly 300,000 iPhones fit a 747-8F, this group of planes near Alaska alone is currently hauling $2,100,000,000 worth of iPhones.