For many—and for better or for worse—the BlackBerry marked the dawn of a modern era in which work doesn’t end at five o’clock but, rather, follows you home and stays by your side, blinking that little red light like a faithful pet that feels neglected. — Vauhini Vara on BlackBerry’s fall: http://nyr.kr/16u7X0g (via newyorker)
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Will Apple’s fingerprint sensor come to Macbooks?
Apple had to do a lot of work just to make the sensor accessible in mobile devices. “You’re basically exposing a piece of silicon that’s going to be in your pocket with hard keys and coins. We were able to evolve the technology to address aesthetics and durability.”
This would be AWESOME.
Calvin and Hobbes and Dune might be even better than Garfield minus Garfield.
Today’s Apple event was a lot of fun, but getting this photo was easily my favorite part of the day.
Kevin also was born legally blind. Even though the odds are stacked against him, Kevin still shares a passion for a sport he can’t play: football.
"If I could play, I would be a defensive tackle. I want to crush people and hit people," he said with a laugh.
Hold on, I have something in both my eyes.
But an old brown Vermont barn roof was revealed, quite clearly, to be salmon red. Yards full of leafy trees and plants suddenly had different shades of green. Everywhere I looked, desaturated or barely discernible red things were popping.
… It was like a peek into a world I knew existed, but had never been allowed to see. — The pair of glasses that cured David Pogue’s colorblindness. Such a great story.
What happens when you’re attacked by one thing. Many, many many of the same thing.
The Lumia 1020 is a totally insane camera that takes incredible pictures of Justin Timberlake concerts. But it’s not quite as good a phone as I want it to be.
Joe Biden could definitely be the first president ever to run no campaign advertising other than an incredible series of GIFs.
There have been many moving and illuminating stories about the victims of the marathon attack, and the people who selflessly came to their aid, but this is not one of them. Instead, the Rolling Stone article is about the still largely mysterious backstory of a young man who transformed, in what appears to be a short amount of time, from a seemingly normal college student into an alleged terrorist. The facts of his life are important, the larger social implications of his biography are important—and so this story has the potential to be a valuable contribution to the public record and to the general understanding of one of the most serious incidents of domestic terrorism in American history. And so, in the plainest terms, Rolling Stone chose to promote an article about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with a photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev—one that other news outlets, including the New York Times and Washington Post, had previously published. — Ian Crouch says all the things someone needed to say about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Rolling Stone Cover and Cultural Self-Censorship.