Jigsaw, Google’s think-tank, has used Google’s search advertising algorithms to help dissuade people searching for information on joining ISIS to, y’know, not join. The program, which Jigsaw calls the Redirect Method and plans to launch in a new phase this month, places advertising alongside results for any keywords and phrases that Jigsaw has determined people […]
If you’ve ever wanted to see what it would look like if you were shrunken down and riding on the back of a cheetah while they were running, the Cincinnati Zoo has you covered. Spoiler: It’s awesome.
Twitter has announced new enhancements to its service in a blog post today: In the coming months we’ll make changes to simplify Tweets including what counts toward your 140 characters, so for instance, @names in replies and media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos, and polls) will no longer “use up” valuable characters. It’s great that […]
Alfred, which is more or less OS X’s Spotlight on steroids, released a new version today. Whenever I’m setting up a new Mac for myself, Alfred is the second application I’ll install.1 It’s free to use the basic functionality, so you have nothing to lose by giving it a shot. Live a little, would’ja? In […]
Given the hullaballoo over the idiotically-dangerous “Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016” that was released in draft form today, I thought it might be wise to remind people why strong encryption is a good and necessary thing. Fortunately, this video does all the legwork for me, which is really rather considerate of it.
The AP Stylebook announced that “internet” will be spelled with a lowercase “i” starting on June 1st. While this apparently caused some people to have weird panic attacks, it is met with great relief and celebration here at Nearly Coherent Industries HQ, because capitalizing internet was a stupid-ass thing to begin with.
eD! spends far too much time mulling over Apple events, and now he’s going to ramble on about it to you, you lucky dog.
eD! is live-snarking today’s Apple event on Twitter (@eDThomas). Follow along, won’t you? His fragile little ego needs it.
“Last Week Tonight” discusses encryption. Let’s all laugh at our pending doom together!
Senator Lindsey Graham brings up good points while questioning Attorney General Loretta Lynch regarding the Apple/FBI hullaballoo. Watch and be amazed that Congress might actually do something in the interest of the general population (maybe)!