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Facebook Plans to be Not Facebook

Interesting that a constant flow of crisis’ leads to “solutions” such as this: Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter. The coming name change, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about at the…Continue readingFacebook Plans to be Not Facebook

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Anker’s MagGo Bonanza

Well, I stand corrected. Days after lamenting the fact that MagSafe accessories for the iPhone are a mess, Anker went ahead and dropped no less than SIX MagSafe products in a family called MagGo. Anker gives each item an arbitrary number (Anker 613 or Anker 610) instead of a name. This makes it difficult to…Continue readingAnker’s MagGo Bonanza

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MagSafe is a MagMess

Last year with the iPhone 12, Apple announced MagSafe. The idea was simple: the back of an iPhone is now magnetic and you could attach accessories easily. Need to change accessories? Swapping one would take only a few seconds. Apple rolled out a charging puck and a wallet. As someone who purchased an iPhone 12,…Continue readingMagSafe is a MagMess

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It’s 2021 and Printers Still Suck

The year is 2021. We don’t have flying cars. We barely have cars that drive themselves. No hoverboards either. And one thing we definitely don’t have are printers that don’t suck. It is beyond absurd how much of a racket printer companies are these days. It’s so bad that Joanna Stern’s review of printers is…Continue readingIt’s 2021 and Printers Still Suck

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Nokia 6310 Steps Out of the Time Machine

If there was a perfect example of news that hit the TimeMachiner trifecta (Tech, Culture, and Nostalgia) it’s this. Last week Nokia announced they’re bringing back one of their most iconic cell phones: the 6310. This candy bar style phone was one you saw everywhere in the early aughts. It was durable as hell, had…Continue readingNokia 6310 Steps Out of the Time Machine

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Mac in the Spotlight

After September’s annual Apple event for the iPhone and iPad, the focus turned to October and what usually is a Mac update event. Apple was true to form with the announcement for their “Unleashed” event. The rumors up to this point were bumped up a MacBook Pro that would finally see the 16″ model get…Continue readingMac in the Spotlight

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Working for Instacart is a Sucker’s Game

The concept of shopping for groceries online to have them delivered to your house is a great one. In theory. You shop like you’re buying anything else and hours later someone shows up at your door with the delivery. The problem: the people doing the work are getting paid table scraps. Lured by the idea…Continue readingWorking for Instacart is a Sucker’s Game

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Dial I for Information

It’s the top of the 5th inning and the NY Mets have a runner on first. I’m sitting with three of my closest friends at Yankee Stadium, enjoying a crisp summer evening when suddenly it hits me: I didn’t check the price of a single stock I owned. Did it close higher today? Did it…Continue readingDial I for Information

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The Real Reason the Supply Chain is Broken

Recently there was a fantastic segment by David Pogue for CBS Sunday Morning wherein he goes over the current supply chain problems. It’s been a royal pain in the ass to find certain products and yet we hear reports of container ships waiting outside ports for days to unload all their cargo. It all comes…Continue readingThe Real Reason the Supply Chain is Broken

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Grand Theft Auto: On The Go

It seems Rockstar is busy remastering some of their best work. They’re focusing on a pinnacle of early-aughts gaming: Grand Theft Auto III and the immediate follow-ups Vice City and San Andreas. Rockstar took a weird game most didn’t know about (GTA I & II) and mixed it up into one of the biggest games…Continue readingGrand Theft Auto: On The Go