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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

13-Inch MacBook Air Review: So Long, Fatty — The new 13-inch MacBook Air is Apple's katana blade: thin, durable, powerful, sleek. But does it have enough mettle to be your weapon of choice? Abandoning the metaphor: can you ditch your MacBook Pro?

Amazon's Gold Box Forum Is a Beautiful Pocket of Internet Insanity — It's an inviolable rule of the internet that if you provide people with a place to type words in public, chaos will follow close behind. Nowhere is this more true than the Amazon Gold Box forum, one of the internet's more delightful clearinghouses of crazy.

​Can Microsoft Make Faceputers Happen? — The next frontier of computing seems, fairly inevitably, the space directly in front of our eye holes. Nevermind that Google Glass washed out (for now), or that Oculus Rift is still a niche within a niche. Our wrists are being colonized. Our faces are next. And Microsoft, of all the players, might be the conquistador.

The Lego Movie Oscars Snub Is Garbage — This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences-an institution that in March of 1995 declared Forrest Gump to be a superior film to Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, and Quiz Show (Quiz Show!)-has decided that The Lego Movie is not one of the five best animated movies of last year.

Why Apple Could Leave Ports Behind — While rumors of a 12-inch MacBook Air have been merrily percolating these last few months, the most interesting aspect of Apple's upcoming redesign turns out not to be the size after all. It's the apparent abandonment of ports. As Cupertino Whisperer Mark Gurman showed today, the rumored redesign isn't just a matter of size.

Game of Thrones in IMAX Is Coming — According to reports, both the season five trailer for Game of Thrones and the last two episodes of season four will get a week-long run in IMAX theaters later this month. Yes, that means a jumbo-sized Battle of the Blackwater. No, you shouldn't feel bad about doing a little excited clap with your hands right now.

The New Mercedes Self-Driving Car Concept Is Packed Full of Future — The Mercedes Luxury in Motion is not a car that you'll be able to find on a lot any time soon. It's not bound for any highways or driveways in the near future. It is, though, a glimpse at the future of automotive transportation. And a damn good looking one at that.

Twitter's a Mess, You're Free, You're Finally Free! — Twitter appears to be down, or at least 40 minutes behind or so. We'll update if we find out why but in the meantime feel free to park your cool tweets here instead? Or feel liberated from the constant pulls to refresh?

Sony Walkman Reborn (Again) As a $1200 Hi-Res Audio Handset — Last fall, the Sony Walkman sprung from the ashes of the 90s, reborn as a hi-def audio phoenix with lots of lossless codec support and a $300 price tag. Today, the Walkman returns once again. This time it costs about as much as a used '89 Cadillac Eldorado.

Disney's the Best Thing That Ever Happened to the Future of TV — And lo, a hero emerges. Today, Dish announced Sling TV, a new web tv service (read: no cable contract required) that'll cost you $20 a month to watch a handful of networks you don't care about and one, ESPN, that you do. But Dish isn't the story here.
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Apr 16, 2015

@tcarmody @mat A little loud, a lot messy, but coulda been worse!

Apr 16, 2015

@brbarrett Okay technically one of them is slightly over 2.

Apr 16, 2015

Out to dinner alone with two kids under two so pray for me and everyone patronizing the Silvertron Cafe tonight.

Apr 16, 2015

Unions are great, especially the free movie screeners when awards season rolls around…

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