Jason sez, "Defective by Design launched a 'Wake up Call' campaign against Warner Music today. They've given us the names and numbers of many top execs at Warner–it's up to us to call them and ask them to drop DRM and stop suing their customers. I was able to speak to one exec and left messages for two others."
Dead Startup Toys is selection of classic crap gadgets recreated in nonfunctional funsize form. There are adorable Juiceros and Jibos, internet-of-things drink coolers, the well-meaning but hell-bent One Laptop Per Child, and of course the greatest of them all, the Theranos blood assay Minilab that raised nearly a billion dollars and was for all intents… READ THE REST
Politico reports that a new social network app named "Gettr" is in fact developed by Team Trump. It's described as having been "quietly launched" by Trump's former spokesman Jason Miller, a charitable way of describing something so workaday and generic it's not clear if it's ready to be noticed. There are spelling errors in its… READ THE REST
Future is a new online magazine from venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz offering "optimistic" coverage of tech to counter everyone else's growing discomfort with it. Here's Sonal Chokshi, Editor in Chief: We are pro-tech, pro-future, pro-change. But we are also "informed optimists", not freewheeling futurists making predictions without any skin in the game. So even… READ THE REST
It's a sure bet that whenever Apple unveils a new…well, anything, it's going to capture media and audience attention. Hey, it's Apple. It's what they do. That always in the spotlight approach also spills over into Apple's most popular spinoff brands, which now include premium audio makers Beats after their 2019 purchase. But while the… READ THE REST
When you think Apple, it isn't unusual to instinctively think of those high-grade Apple devices like the iPhone, the iPad, the MacBook, and more. But there's a whole range of those lower-tier Apple products that don't often get the same attention as their more expensive brothers and sisters. Where's the love for the AirPods? Or… READ THE REST
In the past few years, the drone market has swelled with many competitors vying for top positions, but if you do the proper legwork, you can find some killer deals out there. Perfect finds can brilliantly straddle the line between fully loaded birds jammed with high-end features and a price tag that doesn't tear open… READ THE REST