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2020-03-05: "Digital Air Jordans" and the future of collectibles Benjamin Wallace, writing for Intelligencer: “The elevator pitch I always give,” offered Duncan “is …

2020-03-04: What will survive when the millennial aesthetic dies? Molly Fischer, writing for The Cut: You walk beneath a white molded archway. You’ve entered a white …

2020-03-04: China Uighurs 'moved into factory forced labour' for foreign brands, including Apple The BBC: Thousands of Muslims from China’s Uighur minority group are working under coercive …

2020-03-01: 'No Solutions: A Personal Examination Of Online Anger' Robert Daniels: I’ve not been able to grapple with the ramifications of the past 72 hrs. It began …

2020-03-01: The genius (and humour) of Wikipedia Richard Cooke, explaining what makes Wikipedia such a fantastic resource: Pedantry this powerful is …

2020-02-26: Sending confetti is the superior way to text Amelia Diamond: Sending texts with confetti is, when ranked among this entire list, a superior way …

2020-02-25: Nofi beats: YouTube suspended ChilldedCow and "lofi hip hop radio - beats to relax/study to" William Hughes for AV Club: And yet, that rock of certainty was cruelly strip-mined out from under …

2020-02-19: Facebook has 7 fact checkers for 17 million people Cameron Wilson on Facebook’s fact checking team, at a time when the news cycle has been dominated by …

2020-02-18: The power China has over companies and countries (and how that shapes the world) Richard McGregor, senior fellow for East Asia at the Lowy Institute writing about China’s use …

2020-02-11: Apple News provides a mediocre reading experience Apple News should be my kind of service. I’m a media hack with too many opinions about the …

2020-02-08: Co-operation helps when you're celebrating competition Stefan Collini, reviewing a history of The Economist, which is know for both supporting capitalism …

2020-02-07: kites can't jive: Sisters by Spinifex Gum It’s rare to come across an album that I know I’ll come back to again and again after …

2020-02-07: Computers can identify you by your dance moves Researches in Finland tried to figure out if a machine learning algorithm could pick out musical …

2020-01-31: kites can't jive: Patchouli Blue by Bohren & der Club of Gore Bohren & der Club of Gore’s greatness starts with their name. Just look at it. Bohren …

2020-01-25: Netflix softens their viewership metrics, which doesn't seem insecure at all Natalie Jarvey: Netflix’s metrics, which are not verified by a third party and are not …

2020-01-25: Hacking your way to Spotify success Want to ensure your new song has a great launch? Hack some Spotify accounts. It looks like that was …

2020-01-25: kites can't jive: A Crow Looked at Me by Mount Eerie It’s taken me more than a week to listen to Mount Eerie’s A Crow Looked at Me. …

2020-01-23: Police are using an invasive tool they don't understand Kashmir Hill, reporting on Clearview AI, which uses a database of 3 billion images scraped from the …

2020-01-22: Why lie to journalists when you can lie to the people directly? Emily Bell: In the past four years the media in the US and UK have learned what other parts of the …

2020-01-20: Things that have invoked Siri since updating to iOS 13 and watchOS 6 Saying either “love you too” or “see you soon” to my partner on the phone …

2020-01-18: Nepal introduces jail terms for "offensive" social posts Rotjita Adhikari, reporting for The Guardian: Jail terms of up to five years could be imposed on …

2020-01-17: kites can't jive: Life on Other Planets by Moon Hooch Moon Hooch sound like a runaway train fuelled by good vibes. I know that’s not a particularly …

2020-01-13: Amazon is donating money to victims of the Australian bushfires (while raking in money from oil companies) Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon is donating $1 million AUD to support Australians coping with our …

2020-01-12: Facebook has chosen growth over safety too many times Julia Carrie Wong, writing for The Guardian: The social network is now officially available in 111 …

2020-01-12: The lives lost due to Kashmir's internet blackout Hannah Ellis-Petersen and an anonymous local correspondent, reporting on the internet blackout …

2020-01-12: The environmental destruction of the Australian bushfires Bianca Hall and Peter Hannam, reporting on a leaked report on the ecological damage caused by …

2020-01-11: The Apple Watch is a sassy bitch Apple loves to highlight the Watch’s health benefits. Here’s what they don’t tell …

2020-01-10: "Resistance is futile": Warner Bros. Embraces AI in Filmmaking Tatiana Siegel, for The Hollywood Reporter: Under the new deal, Warners will leverage [Cinelytic to …

2020-01-10: Picking apart Rupert Murdoch's influence on the Australian bushfire debate Damien Cave, for the New York Times: And on Wednesday, Mr. Murdoch’s News Corp, the largest media …

2020-01-10: kites can't jive: Sweet Princess EP and Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks EP by Dry Cleaning Sweet Princess EP and Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks EP are so good, and so well formed, that I …

2020-01-09: Twitter's changes to replies are a decade too late (and only barely address the problem) Dieter Bohn, reporting for The Verge: [Twitter’s director of product management Suzanne] Xie says …

2020-01-08: Isopolis: big take in the clicky city IsoCity is a fun isometric city builder, entirely in your browser. Perfect way to build a better …

2020-01-07: Unloveable Apple, endless growth, and the ad hellscape John Gruber: But I worry that with its services push, Apple is turning into an advertising company …

2020-01-06: The governments turning off the internet Michael Safi, reporting for The Guardian: Since India’s first recorded use of the tactic, six times …

2020-01-04: Let kids vote to save Australia It’s tempting to feel fatalistic at the moment. Australia is burning: 500 million animals have …

2020-01-03: kites can't jive: Buck by Brainstory 🎵 Buck is a hell of debut album. And apparently the band wrote all ten songs in ten days. That’s …

2020-01-02: Bird mimics fire engine sirens as Australia burns Devastating. Australia is facing some of the most devastating fires the country has ever seen. …

2020-01-02: 8tracks shuts down and another music service fades out David Porter, writing on the 8tracks blog: 8tracks has had a long run and its day in the sun. We’re …

2020-01-01: Google is an awful place to work (if you're a step removed from Google) Casey Newton, reporting on conditions faced by content moderators at Accenture (who run …

2020-01-01: Machine learning and the art of under-paying people to fix your problems Can Duruk, writing about what things like “machine learning” often mean: There’s …

2019-12-24: 5 great Christmas albums on Apple Music Christmas isn’t Christmas without great tunes. Unfortunately, the tracks on offer can get a …

2019-12-17: The art of dying Peter Schjeldahl: Swatted a fly the other day and thought, Outlived you.

2019-12-16: Who Goes Nazi? Dorothy Thompson, writing for Harper’s: It’s fun—a macabre sort of fun—this parlor game of …

2019-12-15: A long list of short thoughts about movies I saw this year (2019) Happy New Year, Colin Burstead was clever, thoughtful, and funny and I never want to see it again. …

2019-11-07: No-one cares about the cool bands you like Chris Ott: Recommendation engines, play-ola and “platform capitalism” (please stop with this shit) …

2019-11-07: "A global startup aims to exploit the underground music scene" Liz Pelly for The Baffler: Everything about Sofar Sounds is a data-driven simulacrum: a performance …

2019-11-04: Twitter's feel-good move against political ads is already a mess Will Oremus: In short, a ban on political ads implies that advertisers can use Twitter to promote …

2019-11-03: The death of local media and close-to-home accountability Ranjan Roy: The rise of Big Tech was nearly unchecked in the early 2010s. While Big Media was …

2019-11-03: Kindle hackers and resistance via submission Melanie Ehrenkranz, for One Zero, writing a community of people hacking Kindles: Now when he looks …

2019-09-09: Cool it with the air conditioning Stephen Buranyi for The Guardian: This summer, the publication of a New York Times article asking …

2019-08-31: All videogame music this week, starting with a thumper from Hotline Miami and ending with the …

2019-08-29: Stratechery on privacy fundamentalism Ben Thompson: It is disappointing, though, that the maker of one of the most important and the most …

2019-08-25: SuperKnova drops a queer pop banger, Curren$y continues to be one of the smoothest rappers around, …

2019-08-11: Focus in style with a smattering of tracks to inspire but not distract. Start with some low-fi …

2019-08-09: The Cook Doctrine comes for your iPhone battery Craig Lloyd for iFixit: Apple is locking batteries to their iPhones at the factory, so whenever you …

2019-08-02: Australia is going to police tech companies' algorithms The BBC: Both firms said they would engage with regulators. Problem solved.

2019-08-02: Angie McMahon’s debut album is one of the best of the year, Emma Ruth Rundle tears the world …

2019-08-02: Your wearable might be prejudiced Ruth Hailu for Stat News: Fitbits, Samsung watches, and several other brands rely on only green …

2019-07-26: Aesop Rock dropped a collab with Tobacco in back January and I missed it. So we’re going …

2019-07-25: Craigslists' founder is committed to helping the newspaper industry Jessica Dolcount for CNET: Newmark’s dedication to journalism is another one of his seeming …

2019-07-23: How a trade dispute in Asia could affect Apple Virginia Harrison for the BBC: In July, Tokyo imposed export controls targeting South Korea’s …

2019-07-23: Jeremy Renner has an official app (and a song) Danny Heifetz, doing the lord’s work for The Ringer: Whether these accounts belong to devoted …

2019-07-19: Tycho dropped a new album and Yuno has a new single so it’s time for some blissed out, summer …

2019-07-18: The problems facing tech journalism Brian Merchant on the trend of tech companies briefing journalists “on background” for …

2019-07-18: Everyone owns your face Brad Esposito, writing about FaceApp and the hubbub about it being owned by a Russian company, for …

2019-07-15: Find out who's uploading your info to Facebook Want to know who’s uploaded your details to Facebook to serve you ads in the past week? You …

2019-07-14: Flight Control was one of the reasons I got an iPhone Flight Control was one of the reasons I got an iPhone. Getting an expensive phone I could barely …

2019-07-12: Briggs satirises white privilege, Mojo Juju shuts everyone up and Gurrumul stirs the heart in this …

2019-07-11: How to regulate the internet Karen Kornbluh and Ellen P. Goodman for Project Syndicate: The Digital Democracy Agency would limit …

2019-07-10: Microsoft's hypocrisy Maciej Cegłowski: In the dissonance between his words and actions, Mr. Smith resembles another …

2019-07-09: The App Store's search is a disappointment The App Store’s search needs some love. Right now, it favours people acting in bad faith who …

2019-07-05: Netflix isn't a storytelling company Jessica Toonkel, Tom Dotan and Beejoli Shah for The Information: [Netflix] now routinely ends shows …

2019-07-02: Jony Ive and the Apple Watch compromise Much is being said about Jony Ive leaving Apple, from the Wall Street Journal’s reporting to …

2019-06-28: Sampa the Great continues her reign as Australia’s best hip-hop artist, things get dreamy with …

2019-06-27: 9 million people play Candy Crush for 3+ hours a day, but there's no "addiction problem" Alan Dale, a senior executive at King, put on a masterclass in disingenuousness while talking to a …

2019-06-26: Finally getting Siri Shortcuts I’d like to be the type of person who gets Siri Shortcuts. iOS 13’s automation options – …

2019-06-25: When complaints about censorship are about protecting the status quo Whenever I hear someone talk about the importance of political neutrality online, part of me assumes …

2019-06-24: Media organisations liable for Facebook comments An Australian judge has ruled that three media organisations “could be considered …

2019-06-24: The internet's right to partiality Jeff Kosseff, in interview with Adi Robertson: > Then we get to these early internet services …

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