Andrew Carter

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How to Log Off of Facebook Forever, With All Its Perks and Pitfalls

Part of the allure of social media is telling friends and strangers what’s happening in your life.<p>Post. Tweet. Share. Repeat.<p>But suppose you are worried that you have revealed too much and want to protect your privacy. You can delete your social media accounts and try to cover up your digital …

Texas Tech

The Like Button Ruined the Internet

How “engagement” made the web a less engaging place<p>Here’s a little parable. A friend of mine was so enamored of Google Reader that he built a clone when it died. It was just like the original, except that you could add pictures to your posts, and you could Like comments. The original Reader was …

Google Reader

Guetzli: A New Open Source JPEG Encoder From Google

Robert Obryk and Jyrki Alakuijala, of Google Research Europe:<p>At Google, we care about giving users the best possible online experience, both through …

John Gruber

F.B.I. Is Investigating Trump’s Russia Ties, Comey Confirms

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, took the extraordinary step on Monday of announcing that the F.B.I. is investigating whether members of President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.<p>Mr. Comey’s remarks before the House Intelligence Committee …

Government

Eddie Lacy signs with Seahawks even as weight questions linger

Fantasy Football

Jonathan Zdziarski Joins Apple

Jonathan Zdziarski:<p>I’m pleased to announce that I’ve accepted a position with Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture team, and am very excited …

John Gruber

Do We Need to Give Up Alcohol to Lose Weight? Not Necessarily

People trying to lose weight — or not gain weight — are frequently advised to “lay off the booze.” Although organizations like Weight Watchers offer ways to drink wisely within their plans, alcohol, with seven calories a gram and no compensating nutrients, is commonly thought to derail most efforts …

Weight Loss

A woman confronted Sean Spicer at an Apple Store and livestreamed the whole thing

Sean Spicer ventured out to his local Apple store this weekend but found out that being the mouthpiece for a highly controversial president means having to take some guff when you're in public.<p>Shree Chauhan spotted Spicer at the store on Saturday night and began broadcasting on Periscope, peppering …

Sean Spicer

I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it

It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone<p>Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the worldwide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, …

Net Neutrality

Twin Cities brewer dedicates a new craft beer to Minnesota United

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Beer

David Letterman on Life After TV, Late Night Today, and the Man He Calls Trumpy

Since retiring after 33 years on the late night television, David Letterman has kept a low public profile — aided by the growth of a truly impressive …

Comedy

John Ross kind of calls his shot, then runs fastest-ever 40 at NFL combine

John Ross knew he was capable of a fast 40-yard dash time at the NFL combine, but the fastest ever? The wide receiver out of Washington said Friday he was going to give it a shot.<p>“I’m going to try,’’ Ross said, per the Seattle Times. “I don’t want to say too much, [that] I’m just everything. But …

NFL

In Quest to Sound European, M.L.S. Displays a United Front

There are two new teams in Major League Soccer, which opened its 22nd season on Friday night. One of them is Minnesota United. And the other is Atlanta, er, United.<p>Given that the league already had the founding member D.C. United, that means there are now more Uniteds in American soccer’s top …

Soccer

Cox: Snap IPO marks moment investors donned sweats

| NEW YORK<p>(Reuters Breakingviews) - Investors have effectively just done what no self-respecting person ever should: wear sweatpants in public. With Snap's $3.4 billion initial public offering they have simply given up giving a damn. They handed their money over to an immature company and in the …

21st Century

The Nokia 3310 is back - and it even has Snake

The ‘indestructible’ handset returns, complete with one-month standby time, colour screen and bags of nostalgia<p>The rumours are true – the Nokia 3310 is back, and it even has Snake. The updated version of the early noughties icon, famed for its seemingly indestructible qualities, was unveiled at the …

Phones

Donald Trump’s Obsession With Applause

It’s no secret that President Trump is obsessed with his own popularity, as measured by polls, ratings and Time magazine covers. But last night, the president revealed that this obsession goes even deeper than his constant tweets about poll numbers would suggest.<p>During his address to Congress on …

Donald Trump

Uber Case Could Be a Watershed for Women in Tech

Few women in Silicon Valley were surprised by the revelations about Uber detailed this month by Susan Fowler, a software engineer who published an exposé on the culture of sexism and sexual harassment that she said she battled during her year at the ride-hailing company.<p>For many women in Silicon …

Uber

Canucks trade veteran Alex Burrows to Senators

VANCOUVER — With the Vancouver Canucks fading fast from playoff contention, Alexandre Burrows insisted he would only agree to waive his no-trade …

NHL

Full transcript: Flipboard CEO Mike McCue on Recode Decode

“I really believe in skating to where the puck is going to be, but at some point you have to stay in the same stadium. You can’t just wait forever for the puck to get there.”<p>On this episode of <b>Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher</b>, Kara sits down with Flipboard CEO Mike McCue to talk about his …

Silicon Valley

Inside Uber’s Aggressive, Unrestrained Workplace Culture

SAN FRANCISCO — When new employees join Uber, they are asked to subscribe to 14 core company values, including making bold bets, being “obsessed” with the customer, and “always be hustlin’.” The ride-hailing service particularly emphasizes “meritocracy,” the idea that the best and brightest will …

Intelligence

Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.

I’m a millennial computer scientist who also writes books and runs a blog. Demographically speaking I should be a heavy social media user, but that is not the case. I’ve never had a social media account.<p>At the moment, this makes me an outlier, but I think many more people should follow my lead and …

Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber

Women's News

How to Live Wisely

Imagine you are Dean for a Day. What is one actionable change you would implement to enhance the college experience on campus?<p>I have asked students this question for years. The answers can be eye-opening. A few years ago, the responses began to move away from “tweak the history course” or “change …

College & University

Lawyer Says Robert Durst’s Former Friend Concocted His Story of a Confession

LOS ANGELES — In a courtroom here on Friday, the defense attorney Dick DeGuerin went on the attack on behalf of his client, the New York real estate scion Robert A. Durst, who is accused of murdering a close friend, Susan Berman, 17 years ago. Prosecutors say Mr. Durst shot her in the back of her …

Crime

Hernandez on serious mission

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Felix Hernandez has heard the words. He has sensed the whispers. He knows some are wondering if his career is on the downswing as he …

Testing out snapshots in Apple’s next-generation APFS file system

We brave beta software and do some cautious testing—and it looks like it works.<p>Back in June, Apple announced its new upcoming file system: APFS, or …

Programming

Getting all your news from Facebook is like eating only potato chips, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue says

McCue has some ideas for fixing fake news and anonymous harassment online.<p>Flipboard is redesigning itself around the concept of “smart magazines,” collections of stories around specific topics that you choose to follow — and CEO Mike McCue wants you to know that humans are involved in choosing what …

Mike McCue

Star Trek fans will finally get a 'Deep Space 9' sequel, but there's a catch

It’s finally time to go deep on <i>Deep Space Nine.</i><p>In the <i>Star Trek</i> universe, <i>Deep Space Nine</i> is not necessarily one of its brightest stars. Not because the show wasn’t as good, interesting or long-lived as the others (it ran seven seasons from 1993-1999), but because it was unlike any <i>Star Trek</i> property …

Star Trek

Republican Congressman Dave Reichert Is Hiding from His Constituents

by Rich SmithReichert? Dave Reichert? Never heard of him. You ever seen a Republican wearing a blue shirt? Didn't think so. Courtesy of Dave Reichert …

Seattle

Court Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban, Dealing Trump Another Legal Loss

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals panel on Thursday unanimously rejected President Trump’s bid to reinstate his ban on travel into the United States from seven largely Muslim nations, a sweeping rebuke of the administration’s claim that the courts have no role as a check on the president.<p>The …

Government