Angry Robot

Apple’s Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine Interview Video

Some explanation of the Beats acquisition. Iovine is quite a character.

WWDC Expectations from stratechery

Hope the smart home stuff is true.

Artist Martin Vargic's huge map of the world in stereotypes is insanely comprehensive

You’re probably using the wrong dictionary


'Zentai' fans search for identity in fetish suits

“But wearing this, I am just a person in a full body suit.” Weird superhero / Mystique in First Class thing going on here.

David Mirvish unveils revised Gehry tower project

Preserves the historic buildings, but loses a lot of the charm of the original proposal. And I still don’t get how you add thousands of units to King St. without improving transit at least somewhat.

When 'Driver' Goes the Way of 'Computer'

Google’s prototype self-driving cars. A few things wrong with this:

  <ul>        <li>Why only two-seaters?</li>      <li>I would prefer a normal car that could self-drive when needed.</li>         <li>Given Google’s <a href="">stated intentions</a> to put ads on new things like “refrigerators, car dashboards, thermostats, glasses, and watches”, this thing will eventually evolve into a roving billboard, with ads inside and outside.</li>         <li>People are always looking for new tech that will ‘disrupt’ the auto industry. Will it be car sharing? Electric cars? Self-driving cars? What about: human feet.</li>    </ul>

The Internet With A Human Face

Maciej Cegłowski talk re: sad state of modern internet

Amazon's Tactics Confirm Its Critics' Worst Suspicions

The Case for Reparations

Ta-Nehisi Coates:

<blockquote>        <p>But still we are haunted. It is as though we have run up a credit-card bill and, having pledged to charge no more, remain befuddled that the balance does not disappear. The effects of that balance, interest accruing daily, are all around us.</p>    </blockquote>

Why is cycling so popular in the Netherlands?

Those massive bike parking facilities terrify me though

Arcade Story

As someone who, as a kid, was fascinated yet frustrated by Dragon’s Lair, I loved this story.

Meet the hitchhiking, art critic robot

Actually two separate robots, but still!

The Copenhagen Wheel

Powered rear wheel for bicycles with lots of high-tech features.

How to get the best out of photo apps on your smartphone

Seem like good recommendations, although the only one I use is VSCOCam, which is quite something. It really is amazing how good smartphone photography has gotten – 90% of the edits I used to need Aperture for I can now do on my phone. Here’s the companion list of apps used. (via)

The Great Spanx Sex Experiment

'Game of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview


Stop forcing people to wear bike helmets

Lots of interesting data here, but for me the big one is that biking is as safe as walking.

Rob Ford Has Escaped From Rehab


Detroit: the bankrupt city turned corporate luxury brand

Detroit is so over. (Just kidding Detroit, don’t shoot me)

Could Soylent Replace Food?

Hopefully not, although it could really help combat starvation in the developing world as it’s much cheaper than food.

Be cool, Toronto: Ontario’s capital having a moment as world’s latest ‘It’ city — which even Montrealers admit

This is why I thought Our Disgraced Mayor might actually be good for our city’s public image

What it's like to own a Tesla Model S – A cartoonist's review of his magical space car

I gather he likes it.

Parrot Bebop Drone

Now that’s a sexy drone.

'Solar Roadways' Project Has a Working Prototype