Why old school advertising is not dead

“Hi, I’m Al Harrington, President and CEO of Al Harrington’s Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man Emporium and Warehouse! Thanks to a shipping error, I am now currently overstocked on wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men, and I am passing the savings onto YOU!” Family Guy’s local television commercial personality Al Harrington, of […]

Why functional medicine is the way of the future

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware that there are some issues with healthcare in the United States. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, it’s pretty much guaranteed you’re dissatisfied with the current state of affairs, because Americans across the board are experiencing a health crisis. According to the […]

Facebook tests Live Video Producer Tool with multi-camera support and GFX features

Facebook is apparently getting ready to give video producers much more flexibility with their live broadcasts. The company appears to be testing a web-based ‘Live Video Producer’ tool that would allow you to control footage from multiple cameras in one stream. Previously, enterprising developers had spotted the tool hidden in Facebook code as far back […]

What tasks should your startup outsource?

Are you in the process of launching a business? Is your startup beginning to grow? Are you ready to look into ways to save both time and money? As a small business owner, you know one thing to be true: there is only so much time in the day. At some point, you may feel […]

Google ‘actively investigating’ reports of OLED burn-in issues on Pixel 2 XL displays

 The Google Pixel 2 XL may have just launched this past week, but over the weekend reports began to surface that the device’s OLED screen was already exhibiting signs of burn-in, which left UI elements faintly evident after switching screens. A Google spokesperson confirmed that the company was looking into the reports. The Pixel 2 […]

Samsung Spain reminds everyone about the Note 7 by handing out free Note 8 devices on a plane

 All said, Samsung has done a pretty good job putting the Note 7 behind it. After the phablet became one of the biggest consumer electronics disasters in recent memory, the company invited third-party safety groups to investigate, instituted a rigorous eight-point safety check for future phones and promised to do better at several subsequent press […]

Apple Seeds Fourth macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra update to developers, less than a week after releasing the third macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta and a month after releasing the new High Sierra operating system to the public. The fourth macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta can be downloaded from the Apple […]

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 11.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the third tvOS 11.1 update and more than a month after releasing tvOS 11 to the public. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the tvOS 11.1 beta can be downloaded onto […]

Chariot resumes shuttle service in SF today

 Chariot, the commuter shuttle service that had to halt rides in San Francisco last week, is resuming operations this afternoon. Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission suspended Chariot’s operating permit after the service didn’t pass three consecutive California Highway Patrol inspections. Read More Source: 77

Good Universe lands movie rights to ex-Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s sexual harassment story

 Independent film production company Good Universe beat out three other bidders to land “Disruptors,” the movie based on former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s sexual harassment story. Fowler likely had no idea her blog post about her “One very, very strange year” dealing with sexual harassment and discrimination at Uber would culminate in the ousting of […]

Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 11.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.1 update to developers, a few days after releasing the fourth iOS 11.1 beta and over a month after releasing the iOS 11 update to the public. Registered developers can download the fifth iOS 11.1 beta from Apple’s Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper […]

Global app revenue and downloads hit record levels in Q3

 App downloads and revenue hit record levels in the third quarter of 2017, according to a new report out this morning from App Annie. Downloads across the two major app stores, Apple’s App Store and Google Play, reached nearly 26 billion worldwide – up 8 percent over the same time last year. That figure doesn’t […]

Google Investigating Reports of Possible Screen Burn-In on Pixel 2 XL as iPhone X Unlikely Affected

Multiple reports have surfaced over the past few days about potential screen burn-in or image retention issues with Google’s new Pixel 2 XL smartphone. Pixel 2 XL with apparent screen burn-in via Michael Kukielka‏ Android Central‘s Alex Dobie‏ shared a photo on Twitter on early Sunday that shows faint outlines of Android’s navigation buttons at […]

Facebook’s reach-killing test in Slovakia is a big warning to all media

Media outlets in Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Bolivia, Guatemala and Cambodia are going through a rough week – and they have nobody but Facebook to blame for the headache. A new Facebook news feed experiment is purportedly causing a huge decrease in organic traffic to news outlets in the aforementioned countries. Last Thursday, the social […]

Apple's Jeff Williams Speaks About Artificial Intelligence and More at TSMC's 30th Anniversary Ceremony

Apple’s operating chief Jeff Williams was in Taiwan today to attend the 30th anniversary ceremony of Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, more commonly abbreviated as TSMC. There, he spoke about artificial intelligence, the future of the semiconductor industry, and more. Williams first reflected on how Apple and TSMC began working together seven years ago. Today, TSMC […]

A pro wrestler's guide to confidence | Mike Kinney

You are more than you think you are, says former pro wrestler Mike Kinney — you just have to find what makes you unique and use it to your advantage. For years Kinney “turned up” the parts of himself that made him special as he invented and perfected his wrestling persona, Cowboy Gator Magraw. In […]

How Money Became the Measure of Everything

Eli Cook, The Atlantic, Oct 23, 2017 This story documents the conversion of the social order from one based on people to one based on money (and especially the accumulation of masses of money). It’s not something that just happened; it is the result of years of media pressure. “Yale economist Irving Fisher… arguing for […]

Crowdsourcing: Good or Bad?

The first episode of Wisdom of the Crowd premiered on October 1st and I had to check it out. Being a lover of crime procedurals and someone who works to bring content to the masses through the use of online platforms, I thought this show would be right up my alley. The main concept of […]

Gaming the system

Brian Koerber, Mashable, Oct 23, 2017 I love YouTube but what I don’t love are advertisements on YouTibe. That’s because they convert the platform from being about user-generated content to commercial publication scams designed to game the system – or worse. This time I’m afraid it’s worse. The starting point is this article on Mashable […]


Communications Security Establishment Canada, Oct 23, 2017 This is a lovely piece of open source software just released by Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) (and that’s a sentence I never thought I would ever be writing in this newsletter). It’s basically a set of connected Python applications that runs files through a series of virus and malware […]

National Mole Day

Mole Day was first celebrated in 1991 by a group of chemistry teachers who wanted to encourage students to see that chemistry is interesting and fun and possibly even consider a career in this field. Mole Day is celebrated from 6:02am to 6:02pm on October 23 to commemorate Avogadro’s Number, a basic measuring unit in chemistry. […]

Play Ball: Teaching Lessons Through Baseball

The World Series begins this week between the Houston Astros and LA Dodgers. This is an exciting time for all baseball fans and there are many different ways to tap into this enthusiasm in your classroom. Baseball can be used to teach different concepts in math and science as well as Language Arts and history. […]

7 Varied STEM Lesson and Learning Resources

Image Source Guest writer Stacy Maxton put together an interest set of resources focused on STEM lessons. If you’re a STEM teacher and looking for some fresh perspective, I’d be surprised if you… [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!] Source: kj

An easy booking button for businesses on Google

Since the introduction of Reserve with Google, fitness, wellness and beauty businesses in the U.S. have been able to let customers book their services through their listing on Google. Customers simply click the blue booking button to set up an appointment, schedule a massage, or reserve a spot in a spin class—all right when they find […]

How School Leaders Can Attend to the Emotional Side of Change

When teachers, parents and students are asked to change how they have been doing things, it often involves an element of loss that doesn’t get recognized in the push for “innovation.” [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: 33

Robert Scoble apologizes for sexual misconduct, for what that’s worth

Over the past week, tech evangelist Robert Scoble (he of Rackspace and Google-Glass-in-the-shower fame) was accused of sexual harassment in the past two years; following their public statements, he issued an apology on his Facebook page over the weekend. Scoble noted that he’d made efforts “to try to improve, including getting sober more than two […]

An Ode to the Number Pi by Nobel-Winning Polish Poet Wisława Szymborska

“…nudging, always nudging a sluggish eternity to continue.” I am thinking about time this morning — about how it expands and contracts in the open fist of memory, about how the same duration can feel like a blink or incline toward the infinite, or even do both at once. Eleven years ago today, Brain Pickings […]

SoFi held acquisition talks with Charles Schwab

 SoFi, the online lending giant, held conversations with Charles Schwab about a potential acquisition by the brokerage firm, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions. The M&A talks were first reported by the Financial Times and were said to take place earlier this year. In addition to Charles Schwab, the FT reported that there […]

Tesla will soon build its electric cars in China

Telsa has confirmed its plans to build a manufacturing plant for its electric vehicles in Shanghai, so as to better serve the Chinese automotive market. As The Wall Street Journal notes, the move will help the Elon Musk-fronted company cut production costs and won’t need to form a joint venture firm with a local business […]

Pay with Google and speed through checkout

If you’ve ever paid for something on your phone or tablet, you know just how frustrating checkout can be. Maybe you had to fill in a bunch of forms. Maybe your session timed out. Maybe you encountered an error and had to start all over again. Back in May, we shared a sneak peek of […]

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