Protip: Don’t set a random Chinese website as the remote administrator of your smartphone

 The Internet’s horrifying new method for installing Google apps on Huawei phones – ArsTechnica

You know who else hates wires? People who have to deal with wires.

Also puppets.

Possessed puppets.

Which is redundant because all puppets are possessed. That’s just science.

I’ve got no strings: AirPods are more than an evil plot – The Macalope

Experts say your body does not adapt to noise. Large-scale studies show that if the din keeps up—over days, months, years—noise exposure increases your risk of high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, and heart attacks, as well as strokes, diabetes, dementia, and depression.

Noise is a clever enemy. It leaves no trace and vanishes when chased. It’s hard to measure or describe. It is also relative. “Sound is when you mow your lawn, noise is when your neighbor mows their lawn, and music is when your neighbor mows your lawn,” says Arjun Shankar, an acoustic consultant.

Years ago, the staff of a medical-equipment company became spooked by recurring sightings of a gray, spectral figure haunting their lab. One night, an engineer working late alone felt a chill pass through the room and, out of the corner of his eye, saw a soundless figure hovering beside him. When he wheeled around, no one was there. The next day, while adjusting one of the machines in the lab, he began to feel the same creeping unease. The poltergeist? A vibrating extractor fan, he realized. He published a paper on his ghost-busting, which concluded that the machine was emitting low-frequency sound waves: pulses of energy too low in frequency to be heard by humans, yet powerful enough to affect our bodies—comparable, he found, to the inaudible vibrations in a supposedly haunted cellar and in the long, windy hallways that appear in scary stories. In addition to causing shivering, sweating, difficulty breathing, and blurry vision as a result of vibrating eyeballs, low-frequency sounds can also, apparently, produce ghosts.

Why Everything Is Getting Louder – The Atlantic

After buying a £2.70 gel screen protector on eBay, Lisa Neilson registered her right thumbprint and then found her left thumbprint, which was not registered, could also unlock the phone.
She then asked her husband to try and both his thumbs also unlocked it.
And when the screen protector was added to another relative’s phone, the same thing happened.

Samsung: Anyone’s thumbprint can unlock Galaxy S10 phone – BBC.com

Una patch software ha risolto il problema, ma come sempre accade, provate ad immaginare altri al posto della casa coreana.

E diciamolo subito perché la verità è uno dei migliori antidoti a gran parte dei mali della società, parole d’odio incluse: in quella mozione non c’è una sola parola, una sola frase, una sola virgola, un solo principio, niente di niente che possa seriamente non essere condiviso da chiunque si auguri per la società un futuro migliore del passato.

La mozione in questione non è una legge che stabilisca questa o quella regola suscettibile di incontrare il favore di alcuni e lo scontento o le perplessità di altri ma semplicemente l’impegno del Senato della Repubblica a osservare, studiare, affrontare fenomeni dilaganti come l’intolleranza, il razzismo, l’antisemitismo e l’istigazione all’odio e, naturalmente a cercare e proporre soluzioni facendo quello che, mozione o non mozione, è il dovere del Senato come di ogni altra Istituzione repubblicana.

Ma allora perché quasi cento Senatori della Repubblica hanno scelto di non votarla?

E perché hanno scelto di restare seduti, con un gesto, almeno, di evidente sgarbo istituzionale davanti a una Signora novantenne, Senatrice a vita della Repubblica, mentre i loro colleghi si alzavano a applaudirla?

Odio online, il dito e la luna – Guido Scorza

Among various features, one of the key improvements in this suite of software updates is extended flexibility of the HomePod’s music playback abilities.
In fact, by updating to the latest version of Apple’s software, you’ll gain a variety of new audio-related functionalities for HomePod, ranging from the ability to wave an iPhone atop the speaker to hand off audio to brand new integrations with the Shortcuts app as well as HomeKit scenes and automations.

Hands-On with HomePod’s New Music Features for Homekit, Shortcuts, and Handoff – Macstories

Tim, cosa diamine state aspettando a distribuire anche qui l’HomePod?

A few months ago, I stumbled onto a new way of writing. I don’t mean an unusual literary or textual style; I mean a new physical method for the painstaking task of chiseling the formless geologic schists inside my brain into words and sentences crisp and coherent enough to please at least a few of my fellow human beings.

Here’s what I do: Instead of writing, I speak.
There is something more interesting here than a newspaper columnist’s life hack. I began writing-by-speaking as part of a deeper exploration into living inside what I call the “screenless internet” — which may well become the internet of tomorrow, for better and worse.

Con parecchi limiti, ma è una via praticabile. Specialmente con le note ed un Apple Watch a disposizione, a patto di non temere l’effetto “Supercar”.

Stay Tuned,

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