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Start up: Airbnb v racism, the iPad paradox, Kickass’s insider secret, sayonara VCRs, and more

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Start up: Brexit v open data, 3D-printed dead fingerprints, smartwatches slow, Kickass kicked, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Baidu has a figure for Apple's revenues in the past quarter - based on smartphone movement data. Photo by kwramm on Flickr. A selection of 8 links for you. Spongy. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. What does Brexit mean for open data in the UK?

Start up: Scrivener on iOS!, how Twitter should improve, Skype’s odd cloud move, Windows 10’s data problem, and more

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Start up: AI photo colouring, Chrome extension malware, the biodiesel fake, iPhone 7 ’Airpods’?, and more

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Start up: ransomware evaluated, Brexit and the death penalty, True Tone iPhones?, Swatch swoons, and more

theoverspill.wordpress.com — Maybe our future wars will be about fooling these things. Photo by wim hoppenbrouwers on Flickr. A selection of 12 links for you. So there. I'm charlesarthur on Twitter. Observations and links welcome. Why these online criminals actually care about your convenience * F-Secure "Melissa": "Crypto-ransomware criminals' business model is, of course, encrypting your files...

ARM: the weightless corporation that outweighs Intel

theoverspill.wordpress.com — The news that Japan's Softbank is spending £24bn to buy ARM - the UK company which designs (but does not actually make) the chips that power pretty much every smartphone and tablet in existence, plus almost every internet-of-things product in existence - has got people very confused.

Start up: YouTube’s music economics, Brexit and privacy, LED lights v garage doors, and more

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Start up: the GMO lies, Eddy Cue on Hollywood, EC hits Google again, UK welfare blockchain, and more

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Jul 27, 2016

RT @alanzeino: spend $150 on a fancy pet feeder that doesn’t feed your cat when their servers are offline what a great design https://t.co/ZXMiGuWNFE

Jul 27, 2016

RT @IanDunt: Very quietly, Liam Fox admits that everything he's said since he entered government is nonsense. https://t.co/nO8Fi39NNv

Jul 27, 2016

@counternotions @dowlingual I understand you’re about to appoint your first queen? So have reached Elizabeth I. Explains a lot.

Jul 27, 2016

@dowlingual good point. US is a bigger country but is certainly terrible at cutting bureaucracy.

Jul 27, 2016

This is a lovely video. I keep wondering how essential the people are to the manufacturing stages.  http://vimeo.com/162803063  (via @jkottke)

Jul 27, 2016

@WhitneyYanYS ah, missed that. Quite a big error range, seems like. Is this going to become a quarterly project?


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