Buddy: The Story of a Chrome Extension Companion Who Became a Troll

If you’re a developer working from home, things can get lonely. Why not use your skills to build a bot to keep you company? The following is a cautionary tale from one developer who got more than he bargained for when he & friends gave life to Buddy. Read More!

You Live in the Minority Report Film Minus The Jet Packs

A short story by Philip K. Dick in 1956 became the 2002 film Minority Report and now it’s our way of life. Here’s hoping the marketing technology doesn’t get as obtrusive as in the movie. I’d rather not pluck my own eyeballs out like Tom Cruise.

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Sprint: “We’re Almost As Reliable as Your Second Choice”

Sprint, the nation’s least favorite cellular service provider, paid for a new trending hashtag on twitter: #TheSwitchIsReal.  But is it?  Their sales pitch isn’t that they have a lot to offer you as a customer, but that they’re almost as good as Verizon—the nation’s second choice in carriers. Read More!

Apple Has Fully Embraced Technological Anorexia and It Needs to Stop

Apple has created some amazing products and incited great change in the tech industry over the years, but their narrow focused has more recently resulted in anorexic, crippled products that favor simplicity over possibility.  This behavior demonstrates their unpleasant vision for their future, and I don’t think I want to be a part of it anymore. Read More!