Due pesi, due misure.

Microsoft doubled down on evolutionary enhancements to the Surface Pro until 2015, when it launched a more conventional Surface Book laptop and rebranded an acquired digital whiteboard as Surface Hub. It then launched Surface Studio (a mini PC attached to a large, pivoting touch screen) and last year an even more mundane Surface Laptop. It […]

Lo streaming come biblioteca, non come edicola.

It’s very well written and very well acted. But it’s just not your typical movie theater fare in 2018. Instead, I have to believe Michael Clayton would still exist, but it would likely exist on Netflix or Amazon Prime, or the like.  ‘Michael Clayton’ in the Age of Netflix  Mi spingerò un po’ più in […]

Il difficile equilibrio tra servizi e privacy

(…) in quest’epoca in cui pure il fornaio ha una AI per decidere che tipo di pane fare e in che quantità in base al giorno, avendo studiato il trend delle vendite grazie ad un rivoluzionario sistema di machine learning, mi chiedo se non si possa fare qualcosa per rendere queste benedette notifiche meno invadenti. […]

Il futuro di Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts è stato acquisito da un consorzio formato principalmente da radio pubbliche americane. Due commenti riassumono perfettamente la reazione ambivalente di chi, come me, ritiene Pocket Casts il più versatile software per la riproduzione di podcast attualmente in circolazione. Il primo è dell’immancabile Viticci, che pare condividere una certa preoccupazione di fondo, anche se […]

Quote of the Day

The latest Facebook and Cambridge Analytica fiasco gave Cook the opportunity to rightly point out how much more strict Apple is about privacy and security than most other big tech companies. Swisher asked him what he would do if he was in Mark Zuckerberg’s shoes, to which he replied, “I wouldn’t be in this situation.” […]

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The companies which are looking to sell to them should be well aware that the sub-fractionalization of attention isn’t a good thing. In reality, this is a terrible development for advertisers and even for those pinning influencer-marketing channels. The meme fatigue and phone bored might as well turn out to be ticking time-bombs of the […]

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Amazon and Google (…) say the assistants record and process audio only after users trigger them by pushing a button or uttering a phrase like “Hey, Alexa” or “O.K., Google.” But each company has filed patent applications, many of them still under consideration, that outline an array of possibilities for how devices like these could […]

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Schools, in particular, shouldn’t be relying upon technologies built by companies with a business model dependent on mass data collection. Nick Heer – Apple’s “New” Education Strategy La differenza tra “sponsor” e “sponsor per interesse esclusivo di chi sponsorizza” comincia ad emergere chiara anche in chi finora sembra essersene preoccupato poco (si parla di intere […]