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Ava of ‘Ex Machina’ Is Just Sci-Fi (For Now)

nytimes.com — Are technology companies running too fast into the future and creating things that could potentially wreak havoc on humankind? That question have been swirling around in my head ever since I saw the enthralling science-fiction film "Ex Machina." The movie offers a clever version of the robots versus humans narrative.

In a Mother’s Library, Bound in Spirit and in Print

nytimes.com — In late March, a few days after my mother died from cancer, I sat in a cold living room in the north of England with my two sisters as a lawyer read my mother's last will and testament. We were told that her modest estate would be divided evenly among her three children, with one exception.

The Shaky Moral Compass of Silicon Valley

nytimes.com — When I lived in Silicon Valley, I was struck by not just the region's income disparity, but also by the lack of compassion that wealthy tech workers sometimes displayed toward the poor. I would overhear tech employees complain about the homeless in degrading ways - at coffee shops, bars and in parks.

Staying Fit (and Unplugged) With Tai Chi

nytimes.com — Call me lazy, but I'm not big on exercise. For most of my adult life, my weight stayed the same no matter how much I ate or didn't work out. Then I turned 35 (three years ago), and my metabolism started to slow.

What’s That on Beyoncé’s Wrist? Let Me Guess … an Apple Watch

When the Cyberbully Is You

nytimes.com — Why are people so mean on the Internet? It's a question we have been trying to answer for more than a decade, but the matter seems to be reaching a cultural boiling point. Listen to episode No. 545 of "This American Life," entitled "If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say, SAY IT IN ALL CAPS," about the pain people can cause online.

Whats That on Beyonces Wrist? Let Me Guess... an Apple Watch

movies.ndtv.com — Two weeks ago, Pharrell Williams posted an Instagram video of his Apple Watch. The clip has more than 119,000 likes. A few days later, Katy Perry snapped an Instagram photo of her Apple Watch that has garnered over 640,000 likes. And on Monday, Beyonce posted a photo of herself wearing a custom gold-on-gold version.

What's that on Beyoncé’s wrist? Let me guess ... an Apple Watch

smh.com.au — Katy Perry's Apple watch on her Instagram feed. Photo: Instagram Two weeks ago, Pharrell Williams posted an Instagram video of his Apple Watch. The clip has more than 119,000 likes. A few days later, Katy Perry snapped an Instagram photo of her Apple Watch that has garnered over 640,000 likes.

What’s That on Beyoncé’s Wrist? Let Me Guess ... an Apple Watch

nytimes.com — Two weeks ago, Pharrell Williams posted an Instagram video of his Apple Watch. The clip has more than 119,000 likes. A few days later, Katy Perry snapped an Instagram photo of her Apple Watch that has garnered over 640,000 likes. And on Monday, Beyoncé posted a photo of herself wearing a custom gold-on-gold version.

Why keeping your keys in the freezer can stop thieves breaking into your car

smh.com.au — Evidence is mounting that the remote keyless systems common to new cars are a security vulnerability. Photo: Gary Hallgren via The New York Times Last week, I started keeping my car keys in the freezer, and I may be at the forefront of a new digital safety trend.
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May 22, 2015

Burning Man bans turnkey camps for the super rich. Who will dangle grapes into the mouths of billionaires now?! blog.burningman.com/2015/05/news/k…

May 21, 2015

Great story on “Inside Out,” Pixar’s first original film to come to fruition almost entirely without Steve Jobs: nytimes.com/2015/05/24/mov…

May 20, 2015

Companies are making bio-engineered viruses, robots, drones, AI, etc. But could this all go drastically wrong? nytimes.com/2015/05/21/sty…

May 20, 2015

Completely agree w/ @fmanjoo that Silicon Valley is too focused on the rich, & not "making the world a better place": nytimes.com/2015/05/21/tec…

May 19, 2015

Just ordered @nathanielpopper's new book, "Digital Gold," a deeply-reported inside story of Bitcoin: amzn.to/1G3Ylkf

May 18, 2015

This WSJ piece is completely correct. Apple pulled the plug on ever building an Apple Television mid-last year: wsj.com/article_email/…

May 15, 2015

RT @katierosman: The 2015 version of the Grateful Dead: more hashtags than hash, less Summer of Love than summer of “likes.” nyti.ms/1JLF9Ww

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