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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

This Battery Breakthrough Could Change Everything | Backchannel

WIRED--The green-tech guru is backing an energy storage breakthrough that could power the future.
August 19, 2017 Go to WIRED

Can't find safe eclipse glasses? Make your own eclipse projector instead.

Popular Science--Don't settle for the blurry cardboard box version.
August 18, 2017 Go to Popular Science

Intel's push for petabyte SSDs requires a new kind of drive

Engadget--Meet the Ruler -- Intel's new SSD that can squeeze 1PB (1,000TB) of storage into a small physical space.
August 13, 2017 Go to Engadget

A hot startup is using $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz to pursue a 'holy grail' of web technology

Business Insider--Netlify, a startup making it super-easy for programmers to deploy websites, has taken in $12 million.
August 10, 2017 Go to Business Insider

Maybe Americans don’t need fast home Internet service, FCC suggests

Ars Technica--By saying mobile is good enough, FCC could find that deployment problem is solved.
August 10, 2017 Go to Ars Technica

The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Has a New Tip: N3v$r M1^d!

WSJ--Bill Burr’s 2003 report recommended using numbers, obscure characters and capital letters and updating regularly. As his advice is overturned, he feels regretful.
August 07, 2017 Go to WSJ

Almost everyone is making a huge mistake with their iPhone

The Independent--One of the biggest mistakes on the iPhone doesn't look like a mistake. In fact, it looks helpful. But potentially millions of people are wasting time, battery and finger energy on an entirely unnecessary and perhaps unhelpful exercise, every single day. iPhone users are busily swiping away apps to force them to quit when there is no need to at all.
July 21, 2017 Go to The Independent

"Particle" Chrome Extension Sold to New Dev Who Immediately Turns It Into Adware

BleepingComputer--A company is going around buying abandoned Chrome extensions from their original developers and converting these add-ons into adware.
July 18, 2017 Go to BleepingComputer

Shhhh. Amazon May Share Your Alexa Conversations With Developers

fortune--Goal of data sharing would be to improve service, according to report.
July 13, 2017 Go to fortune

Most Scientific Research Data From the 1990s Is Lost Forever

The Atlantic--A new study has found that as much as 80 percent of the raw scientific data collected by researchers in the early 1990s is gone forever, mostly because no one knows where to find it.
July 11, 2017 Go to The Atlantic