“Facebook announced late Friday that it had eliminated jobs in its trending module, the part of its news division where staff curated popular news for Facebook users. Over the weekend, the fully automated Facebook trending module pushed out a false story about Fox News host Megyn Kelly, a controversial piece about a comedian’s four-letter word attack on rightwing pundit Ann Coulter, and links to an article about a video of a man masturbating with a McDonald’s chicken sandwich.”
“How will the revenue be generated, exactly?”
“I’ll put that on the list [of questions] to pass through.”
“Customers likely didn’t expect that, 18 months after the last [$300] Revolv Hubs were sold, instead of getting more upgrades, the device would be intentionally, permanently, and completely disabled.”
“Beyond messing with the tone of an email, Drop The Mic also muted all replies — irreversibly.”
Here’s the parts list for the PC I built to play upcoming VR experiences. This is a bit overkill, but will provide some future-proofing. I’ve listed some cheaper options. Links are Amazon affiliate links.
Cheaper option: Any ATX case should do, but this one is nicer looking than most and easy to work in.
Cheaper option: A 750W supply would probably be fine, as would a less-efficient Bronze-rated.
Cheaper option: Any Z170 chipset, LGA 1151 socketed board from a reputable manufacturer should do.
Cheaper option: An i5 would be sufficient.
Cheaper option: I don’t think I’d spend much less on a cooler.
Cheaper option: For now, 8 GB of RAM would get you by. Buy a well-known brand.
– NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPU (I already had an NVIDIA-branded GTX 980 around the house, so this isn’t the exact card I used)
Cheaper option: GTX 970 or equivalent; the minimum requirement for first generation VR setups.
Cheaper option: Lower capacity SSD for OS + traditional HD for storage. Or just an HD.
Cheaper option: Skip WiFi and use ethernet.
“The founder of Organic Avenue, a now-bankrupt restaurant chain that sold stale wraps and overpriced juices, is launching a $699 Wi-Fi connected juicer that can’t actually juice produce you’ve brought home from the store. Instead, the company, called Juicero, wants you to buy its prepackaged, pre-chopped produce, have it delivered to your home, and then insert its proprietary produce-packs into the juicer to create juice. This is supposed to be more convenient.”
“Bayram’s ability to get multiple new apps approved by Apple after having been found guilty of harvesting Instagram account information speaks towards the glaring issues in Apple’s app review policies.”
“With left-pad removed from NPM, these applications and widely used bits of open-source infrastructure were unable to obtain the dependency, and thus fell over. Thousands, worldwide.”
“Five years might be a long time for Apple, a company that releases new devices all the time, but for many people, a five-year-old device can still serve their needs. In fact, older, cheaper computers can be a lifeline to the Internet for individuals who can’t afford to pay for new mobile devices and laptops.”
“I know everybody wants to paint it as privacy versus security, as if you can give up one and get more of the other. I think it’s very simplistic and incorrect.”