Will Oremus points out that the recent "Upworthy traffic collapse" stories rely on short-term traffic estimates from quantcast which everyone knows are questionable. It's just more interesting to believe that Facebook is pulling the strings of the entire web: "journalists will believe anything about the social network, as long as it's totally outlandish." He points out an example, at Business Insider, where insinuations over advertising/publisher shenanigans were allowed to be presented as outright accusations–and soon quietly edited out.
Luke Metoki virtualized MacOS and Windows simultaneously on an 2000s-era PC, with Arch Linux as the host organism. The mad science worked, but Windows was "very sluggish" if not given the lion's share of RAM. If you want me to write more about this, contact me. READ THE REST
This video shows a monkey playing Pong using Neuralink, the Elon Musk-backed brain interface tech. Neuralink touts a new breakthrough technology, but a little skepticism is warranted, because we've been here before and paddle games are always the demonstrator. READ THE REST
Promises of "permanent" and "full-time" work-from-home were panic hype and tech workers who thought it was for real are finding themselves getting hauled back in to the office, reports the BBC. I hope you didn't move anywhere outside "commuting distance" during the pandemic! As of 1 September, she said, employees wishing to work from home… READ THE REST
For any companies or individuals who fear being hacked by malevolent cybercriminals, there's some good news… and some bad news. According to an annual M-Trends report on cyber attacks, companies are spotting intrusions on their networks a lot faster than in the past. Last year, it took an average of 56 days from a first incursion… READ THE REST
If you're looking for a demarcation point between people who have a kitchen and people who actually use their kitchen, a quality blender might be a solid way of telling the difference between the two. For those whose culinary abilities don't go far beyond microwave popcorn and frozen pizza, there's likely little reason to even devote… READ THE REST
We're all looking for home furnishings that come with extra gear. Of course, we want basic functionality or a certain decorative flair for that coffee table or piece of wall art or those window coverings that we bring into our home. But every once in a while, we run across a home furnishing item that… READ THE REST