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Starting something new with @Awl. Contributing Editor @WIRED. Former EIC @Gizmodo. I eat more cheese than is probably healthy. brianrbarrett at gmail

Has Amazon Cracked the Problem With In-App Payments?

wired.com — There's an experience familiar to nearly anyone who's downloaded a game on their smartphone. Try as you might to conquer the latest level/village/candy, your thumbs lack the speed/agility/candy to get you through. With deep regret, you purchase an item or expansion pack to continue your long march toward distraction.

Amazon's Hardware Isn't About You, and That's the Problem

wired.com — The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon has laid off "dozens" of engineers in Lab126, home to its hardware division, scaling back current offerings and abandoning some future projects. It's understandable, because many of Amazon's hardware products lack wide appeal.

Here's What Happens When You Ask Siri for a Hint

wired.com — It's official: Wednesday (not Tuesday!) September 9 is the Apple event. Things kick off at 10am at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, a cavernous venue in SF's city center that holds thousands of people. WIRED will be there-albeit somewhat begrudgingly because c'mon, that's the Wednesday after Labor Day Weekend!

Confirmed: Apple's Next iPhone Event is September 9

wired.com — It's official: Wednesday (not Tuesday!) September 9 is the Apple event. Things kick off at 10am at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, a cavernous venue in SF's city center that holds thousands of people. WIRED will be there-albeit somewhat begrudgingly because c'mon, that's the Wednesday after Labor Day Weekend!

Internet Radio Is Fixing to Make a Comeback

wired.com — Apple Music versus Spotify. Spotify versus Pandora. Rdio versus its own buggy app. Based purely on the headlines and the hype, the music world would seemingly belong to on-demand streamers. That's news to TuneIn, longtime bundler of over 100,000 free, live, streaming radio station broadcasts.

MIT's Multi-Material 3-D Printer Isn't Crazy-Expensive

wired.com — 3-D printers haven't bum-rushed our daily lives like the hype suggested they might. But don't let the fact they aren't a living room staple suggest the technology isn't progressing in invigorating ways. Take, for instance, MIT's MultiFab, which can create fully functional, multi-material devices in a single run, with greater variety and lower cost than similar devices.

MIT's Multi-Material 3-D Printer Isn't Crazy-Expensive

wired.com — 3-D printers haven't bum-rushed our daily lives like the hype suggested they might. But don't let the fact they aren't a living room staple suggest the technology isn't progressing in invigorating ways. Take, for instance, MIT's MultiFab, which can create fully functional, multi-material devices in a single run, with greater variety and lower cost than similar devices.

Samsung Wants to Give you a Galaxy Phone for 30 Days, for $1

wired.com — In Samsung's never-ending quest to take on the iPhone, it's giving customers the chance to test drive one of its Galaxy phones (the S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, or Note 5) for 30 days for the low, low price of $1. If you're an iPhone user who's curious about the competition, now is the time to question your allegiance.

Spotify Clears Up Its Controversial Privacy Policy

wired.com — Yesterday, Spotify's new privacy policy created quite a stir. Today, the company released a statement in which CEO Daniel Ek clarified how exactly the privacy permissions would be used. "Let me be crystal clear here: If you don't want to share this kind of information, you don't have to.
Aug 21, 2015

RT @WIRED: Spotify clears up its controversial new privacy policy wrd.cm/1NqJJyq

Aug 21, 2015

RT @WIRED: Spotify clears up its controversial new privacy policy wrd.cm/1NqJJyq

Aug 21, 2015

Privacy policies and app permissions are trying to make legal experts out of all of us. On Spotify and its ilk: wired.com/2015/08/spotif…

How Microsoft Beat Google To Android's Next Big Trick

wired.com — This spring, Google showed the world a radical plan to reshape how we use our phones. A new feature called Now on Tap would surface relevant information within whatever app you happen to have open, sourced from the Web and other apps.
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Aug 27, 2015

@portermason Started using this recently and I thinnnnnk it helps? Definitely with overall resources but battery too chrome.google.com/webstore/detai…

Aug 27, 2015

@MikeIsaac But also obviously that’s relative because tablets in general don’t really sell that well anymore so

Aug 27, 2015

@MikeIsaac The tablets sell and echo is great but otherwise….


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