Apple’s ‘biggest mistake’

Jon Gruber on conitinued complaints about the shockingly-bad keyboard on new MacBooks: These keyboards are the biggest mistake in Apple’s history. He goes on to say Apple must be hard at work working on a new keyboard, and that it would take time to roll out across the MacBook line. What baffles me: the old […]

The best font gets a refresh

Hail Helvetica Now! Those of us who nerd over fonts—that’s all of us, whether you know it or not—will enjoy Arielle Pardes’s feature on the change, just published on Wired: Monotype has given Helvetica a face-lift, in the hopes that it can restore some of the magic to the iconic typeface. The new version, Helvetica Now, […]

Samsung’s phone suffers some breaking news

Here’s my latest for BBC News pulling in reports of Samsung’s fantastical new folding phone having some rather big, and embarrassing, issues: We’re still waiting on a statement from Samsung about this. But it’s a significant setback to the company’s hopes of wowing the world with what, on first glance, was a very impressive feat […]

A slow clap for the American health care system

San Franciscans, rest easy. If you’re hit by a car, shot, fall off a roof or suffer any other major injury, you can now receive top-notch medical care at the city’s only trauma center without risking bankruptcy. — San Francisco Chronicle: SF General sees light after public pressure, revises system that produced big bills

Death threats left online for good reason, Twitter says

A shocking Twitter “moment” that circulated on Monday highlighted dozens of instances of obvious hate speech towards US congresswoman Ilhan Omar. What was most disturbing, aside from the comments themselves, was the fact they seemed to remain on the platform so long. But, Buzzfeed’s Alex Kantrowitz writes: Twitter would’ve typically taken down the threatening tweets […]

YouTube’s Notre Dame blunder

In the scheme of things, it’s a minor point on an utterly devastating day for our cultural history. But, as the ashes at Notre Dame start to settle, there should absolutely be a post-mortem into how YouTube can get things spectacularly wrong, yet again: Several news outlets quickly started livestreaming the fire on YouTube. However, […]