Technology

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    Messy Desks Are Perfectly Optimized

    Shelly Palmer  While I was out at a meeting, my meticulously neat wife armed herself with a feather duster, donned protective pink rubber gloves, and viciously, mercilessly straightened, organized, and dusted the desk in my home office. My desk was clean, but the results were suboptimal. Everyone is talking...
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    iPhone X Review

    Shelly Palmer  What you’re about to read is going to sound like a love letter to Apple. So, just to level set, I stand by my assertion that “Imitation Is Not Innovation.” Apple’s high-end smartphone offerings are now feature-competitive with high-end Android devices. If you’re an iOS person, this review will...
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    Apple iPhoneX Epic Fail Update

    Shelly Palmer I wrote the last half of this article on October 27, 2017, circa 4:15 a.m. ET. I was tired and in a foul mood. I published it, posted it, tweeted about it, and did all the things I usually do with my content. I received some ribbing...
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    What MeToo Is Teaching AI

    Shelly Palmer  AI is getting smarter every day. Google’s AutoML project has learned to replicate itself – early steps on the path to superintelligence. Just down the hall, DeepMind’s AlphaGoZero trained itself to beat the human-trained AlphaGo 100 games to zip! As we move closer to a world where machines train themselves – but think...
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    Will Congress Kill Facebook and the Rest of the Internet?

    Shelly Palmer  Fake news, fake ads, fake accounts, bots, Russians interfering with our elections … suddenly, people are waking up to the idea that the Internet is a highly chaotic, ungoverned meta-world with practically no regulation. This awakening is long overdue. Facebook Under Attack Congress wants answers. It’s caveat...
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    Cyber Security: A Nation of Haves and Have-Nots?

    Tim Morrissey Public News Service MADISON, Wis. – Experts are concerned that the United States is becoming a nation of cyber-security “haves and have-nots” – those who take steps to protect their sensitive information and those who remain vulnerable. The long list of companies that have seen massive cyber-security...
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    The President of the Internet

    Shelly Palmer What, exactly, did Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other tech giants do to empower or enable bad actors (foreign governments, radical organizations, Russians) to influence the outcome of the 2016 elections? How did it happen? Who is to blame? How can we prevent it from happening again? Congress...
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    Breaking News: Facebook Ads Work

    Shelly Palmer Facebook is under scrutiny for (among other things) allegedly selling political ads to the Russians, allowing people to set up fake accounts, and not properly monitoring the content posted by “fake” profiles. Wait. What? The Meta-Country of Facebook With a population of over 2 billion registered users,...
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    iPhone X: Imitation Is Not Innovation

    Shelly Palmer My monthly “new iPhone every year” payment just joined my cable bill, my water bill, and my electric bill as grudge expenses. I hate paying them because the companies charge more and more for the same stuff, and there’s nothing I can do about it. Apple promised...