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Why AirPods—and Earbuds Like Them—Are Especially Bad for Your Hearing

Basically, there's no noise isolation at all, even less than with standard earbuds. You push the volume up to compensate for noise and damage your ears. Take away: use them at home or in quiet places, don't use them in the street, subway, or other loud environments.
Linked on the 15th of May, 2019 Details

How To Kill Your Tech Industry

In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism.
Linked on the 17th of November, 2018 Details

Experience: I built my own pancreas

Amazing. And shared with the world.
Linked on the 25th of July, 2018 Details

Barcelona is leading the fightback against smart city surveillance

Reversing the smart city paradigm. Barcelona is moving from the surveillance capitalism model, where data is opaque and owned by subcontractors and third parties, to a model where citizens own their data.
Linked on the 28th of May, 2018 Details

Facebook and Silicon Valley’s hubris

Cal Newport has published an interesting post titled "The Disturbing High Modernism of Silicon Valley". It focuses on the recently leaked Facebook memo authored by Andrew “Boz” Bosworth.

Published on the 12th of April, 2018 Read full post

The Substitute Phone is designed to help smartphone addicts cope in their absence

Methadone for swiping and scrolling.
Linked on the 27th of November, 2017 Details