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The latest Humble Bundle features up to 26 DRM-free ebooks (including In Real Life, the graphic novel Jen Wang and I created) at prices ranging... [Read More]
The remote north Ontario city of Thunder Bay leads Canada in murders and hate crimes and features a local government mired in scandal, from a... [Read More]
Isotopium is a "remote reality" game that challenges players to pilot real miniature tank-drones around a massive, super-detailed scale model of Pripyat, the Ukrainian ghost-town... [Read More]
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki's annual letter to creators takes a strong position on Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive, which forces companies offering public... [Read More]
I have been collaborating with science fiction writer, singer, librettist and Renaissance scholar Ada Palmer and science historian and piracy expert Adrian Johns to put... [Read More]
How To Mechatronics has pulled together detailed instructions and a great video explaining how to make an Arduino-powered, 3D-printed wire-bending machine whose gears can create... [Read More]
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San Francisco has a homelessness epidemic that is both heartrending and a threat to public health, and it has only worsened for decades, and continues... [Read More]
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Australia is about to radically expand its copyright and the publishing industry has forged an unholy alliance with authors' groups to rail against fair use... [Read More]
Companies have always tried to corral their customers into behaving in ways that maximize the companies' profits, even if that's not best for the customers:... [Read More]
Repair is one of the secret keys to a better life. Repairs keep our gadgets in use longer (saving our pocketbooks) and divert e-waste from... [Read More]
Transparency reports are standard practice across the tech industry, disclosing the nature, quantity and scope of all the law enforcement requests each company receives in... [Read More]
Louis Rossman is one of the highest-profile independent Apple repair technicians, famous in part for fixing devices that Apple has declared to have reached their... [Read More]
From the Open Markets Institute's Mat Stoller and Austin Frederick, who analyzed the FTC's panel, "The Current Economic Understanding of Multi-Sided Platforms," in which... [Read More]
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but also talking, listening, transforming. Little Free Library now works with law enforcement, turning police cruisers into bookmobiles. It launched Action Book Club last year,... [Read More]
Circuitmess's fully funded Makerphone kickstarter is raising money to produce open source hardware smartphone kits to teach kids (and grownups) everything from soldering to programming.... [Read More]
Salim Fadhley writes, "Portals of London, an urban exploration blog, presents an alternative geography of London. It's a catalog of the weird, decrepit and slightly... [Read More]
Repairnator is a bot that identifies bugs in open source software integration and creates patches without human intervention, submitting them to the open source project's... [Read More]
The new parental controls in Ios 12 have all the same problems that all parental controls have: they overblock legit material (with a bias for... [Read More]
Robin Sloan is a programmer and novelist whose books like Sourdough and Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore are rich and evocative blends of self-aware nerdy playfulness... [Read More]
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