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June 14, 2022 // Web version //

TimeMachiner. Tech, culture, nostalgia. By Aaron Crocco
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It's been a good week of interesting stories I've gathered from around the unexplored corners of the internet. Today I've broken down the announcements from Apple's annual WWDC while also remaining quite skeptical about what Barnes & Noble is up to in the eBook space.

If you haven't had a chance yet to read the last issue I sent of The Longform, you can read it here. If you hate the fact that old stuff just works while every new device requires a zillion updates before using it, this one is for you.

Today's featured image is something I put into the image AI project called DALL-E. This is an AI that attempts to create wholly original pictures from any query you give it. You can get the scoop here and learn more about it. It has a long way to go, but the fact that this works at all is super interesting.

Onto today's random factoid: Venus spins the wrong way compared to other planets. Source

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That’s Not My Dog In My Bed
Imagine waking up and feeling your dog in your bed. You roll around a little but when you sit up, you see something really weird: the dog laying next to you isn’t yours. Sounds crazy, right? Well, that’s exactly what happened to the Johnsons over in Benton, TN. Here’s more from the CBC. The…
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iPod Saves The Office
For fans of The Office (a show I’m just now watching for the first time), there’s a great interview with Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey. Appearing on Seth Meyer’s talkshow, the duo from our favorite paper company talks about how the show was saved by an unsuspecting device. The episode from 2005 revolves around…
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B&N Remembers eBooks Exist
Books are in a weird resurgence right now. Barnes & Noble, once the villain of the bookseller world, is seen now as a refuge where books can be given space. Let’s face it, they’re the only bookseller with space large enough to house all these books. Finally, B&N has decided to give the old…
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WWDC 2022
With little surprise, Apple held its annual developer conference. Everything we knew was coming was announced: iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS9, and macOS 13 (Ventura). There’s a bunch to break down, including some hardware. I have thoughts. Let’s dive in. If I were to distill iOS 16 to core updates, this version brings improvements…
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