Monthly Archives: September 2017

Gillmor Gang: The Black Album



 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Denis Pombriant, David Weinberger, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live 9.30.17. Cluetrain meets Blockchain, Twitter and the death of brevity, Who are the arbiters? G3: Algorithm and Blues — Francine Hardaway, Elisa Camahort Page, Mary Hodder, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Social media, Facebook and the Russians, bad algorithms,… Read More

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How to activate Smart Invert in iOS 11



The new “Smart Invert” feature in iOS 11 is a dark mode, but smarter. 

For a while, Apple has been trying features to ease the nighttime burden on our eyes when they’re staring at screens, with greyscale mode in iOS 8 and Night Shift in iOS 9. Smart Invert, iOS 11’s go at eye relief, inverts some colors, but leaves images, videos, and some apps untouched, aiming to dampen your screen’s glow without leading to the really weird image contortions that we saw with previous iterations of the feature. 

Photos inverted with Classic Invert

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Utilities folder inverted with Smart Invert

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Texas high school football players kicked off their team for protesting during national anthem



Two Texas high-school football players stood with athletes across the country against police brutality and discrimination by protesting during the national anthem. Immediately after, they were told to hand in their uniforms. 

Sophomore Cedric Ingram-Lewis and his cousin Larry McCullough were kicked off their team at Victory & Praise Christian Academy, the Houston Chronicle reported. The pair didn’t play in the Friday night game for their private church-affiliated football program in the Houston suburb Crosby. 

Ingram-Lewis raised his fist during the anthem while McCullough took a knee. Coach Ronnie Mitchem kicked them off the team when the anthem ended.  Read more…

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Jane Fonda wasn't even the worst part of Megyn Kelly's terrible first week



No one expected Megyn Kelly’s move from inflammatory Fox News host to soft-focus daytime talk show host to be a smooth ride but, if the first week is any indication, it’s going to be a lot more awkward than we could have imagined.

In fact, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver had an entire montage dedicated to some of Kelly’s, er, “greatest hits,” they aired on Sunday, the eve of Kelly’s daytime debut. 

The video underscores the difficult task NBC has in adapting Kelly for a non-FOX audience, with Kelly quotes like:

  • “For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white. Jesus was a white man, too.”

  • “Gay rights are more and more protected and recognized in this country. Christian beliefs and Christian rights, not so much.”

  • “The New Black Panther party out there saying, ‘we’ve got to go kill some cracker babies.'”

  • “Do black lives matter or do all lives matter?”

  • “Do you hate white people?” Read more…

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AI hype has peaked so what’s next?



 2017 has been the year of AI, reaching a fever pitch of VC and corporate investment. But, as with any hot technology, AI is outgrowing this phase of experimentation and hype. According to research firm Gartner, we’re past the “peak of inflated expectations.” Next up is a necessary recalibration of the space—one that will separate the winning AI-driven companies from all… Read More

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Ever wondered how prank calling would work on 'Game of Thrones'? 'The Simpsons' has the answer



Everyone is obsessed with Game of Thrones these days — even the The Simpsons. America’s favorite TV family is paying homage to the HBO hit in the Season 29 premiere, “The Serfsons,” and we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at the episode.

After almost 30 years on air, long-suffering bartender Moe Szyslak has had to endure countless prank calls from Bart Simpson — but how would Bart get his laughs if phones didn’t exist? Our clip has the answer, and let’s just say Samwell Tarly wouldn’t approve.

The Game of Thrones-themed premiere also features the vocal talents of one of fantasy series’ stars, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (aka Jaime Lannister), in a role that Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman describes as “a character not unlike Jaime. He has a surprising and sexy connection to one of the main characters.” Read more…

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Get 5 years of free Netflix so you can stop using your parents' password



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Why is Will Byers spitting alien eggs into the sink? What happened to Eleven? Is Hop working for the shadow government? Will we ever get justice for Barb?! These are probably just some of the questions that have been bouncing around the Christmas-light-festooned walls of your mind since you finished binge-watching Season 1 of Stranger Things last summer.

Luckily, you don’t have to venture into the Upside-Down to find out the answers. Season 2 of Stranger Things premieres on October 27th, and all 9 episodes will be immediately available to watch for Netflix subscribers. But to those who are mooching Netflix access off a parent or friend, do you really want to risk getting that “incorrect password” error when S2 drops? Isn’t it time time to reach that perennial milestone of adulthood: your very own Netflix account?   Read more…

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This clip-on guitar learning device is seriously awesome



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All those hours of Guitar Hero never turned you into the next Jimi Hendrix or Les Paul  — but the FRETX? It just might.

Learn how to play guitar the smart (and fun) way with the help of this clip-on learning device, which will have you strumming basic chords within an hour of starting your very first lesson.

The FRETX attaches to the fretboard of any guitar, electric or acoustic, and uses colorful lights to show you where you put your fingers without interfering with your strings.

FRETX also offers a free mobile app that connects to its devices, so you can find out how well you’re playing in real time just by looking at your smartphone. If you’ve already signed up for IRL lessons with an instructor, you can use that same app to share lessons and exercises with him or her. Read more…

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A near-forgotten culture and its legends are preserved in this indie game



In recent years, a unique relationship has developed between the world’s most ancient cultures and the newest forms of storytelling. 

Games like Upper One Games Never Alone, for example, popularized the trend by working alongside the native Alaskan Iñupiaq people to preserve and bring global attention to their culture’s stories. 

Mulaka, an indie game from Mexico-based studio Lienzo, is the latest to join this digital preservation effort. A 3D action-adventure puzzle game, it centers around the Tarahumara indigenous culture that live alongside them in Chihuahua, Mexico.

“The initial inspiration for the game began from us just learning more about the Tarahumara culture — reading their amazing legends and myths. And we really fell in love with them,” said writer and programmer Guillermo Vizcaíno when we recently met up at PAX West to play a demo of the game at the Indie Megabooth.  Read more…

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