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The overpromise of tech.

An interesting look at the hype cycle in the tech world using the Theranos story as a starting point.

More generally, many of us have become ground down by tech’s promise to radically rewrite our future, only to find that it’s little more than a rebranding of the past imbalances, designed to supplant one controlling power with another.
Linked on the 10th of January, 2022 Details

I held out as long as I could but I finally upgraded my iPhone 6s to a 13 mini. To be honest, the camera and battery life are better but, for my use anyway, it's not that much of a change. There's definitely work to be done on hardware obsolescence, be it deliberate or not.

Noted on the 2nd of October, 2021 Details

Don't Upgrade Your Phone (Yet!)

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Do you need a new phone or can you just replace the battery instead?

Added on the 20th of August, 2021 Details

The "Right to Repair" movement gains ground.

If Americans would extend the life of their cellphones by one year, for instance, it would be the climate-saving equivalent of taking 636,000 cars off the road, or about the amount of passenger vehicles registered in the state of New Mexico.

Nice to see things moving in the right direction. I just replaced the battery on my iPhone 6s for the third time. A repair centre will charge about €50 to do it for you and if you do it yourself, like I did, it will cost you €20. The constant need to upgrade is a disease.

Linked on the 25th of October, 2020 Details

The man behind the Love Bug.

A Wired journalist tracks down the author of the infamous Love Bug trojan that brought down millions of computers 20 years ago and made the news worldwide.

Linked on the 1st of October, 2020 Details

That phone on the table is reducing your brain's capacity.

Interesting study showing that the simple presence within eyesight of your phone reduces your brain's available cognitive capacity.

Linked on the 30th of September, 2020 Details