M.G. Siegler

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Elon Musk’s Game of 3D Zany Chess

Last year, in commemorating the 20th anniversary of Amazon going public, Andrew Ross Sorkin wrote the following:<p>Perhaps the most surprising thing Mr. …

Tesla

The Vast Buried Secret Alex Jones Just Uncovered

Human beings. Many of us. Are stupid.With all the hoopla surrounding the banning of Alex Jones on various services today, I have yet to see anyone …

Alex Jones

Trillion

Apple’s insanely great run…<p>Almost exactly six years ago, I wrote a post on TechCrunch marveling at Apple’s market cap. The company had just hit $623 …

Average Selling Price

Movie? Pass.

At this point, MoviePass is beyond a punchline. What they’re doing on a daily basis now to stay afloat walks a previously undiscovered line between …

MoviePass

Peak Facebook

The race is on to figure out what’s next after what’s next…<p>This week, Facebook took a bath. A bloodbath. The company lost over $120 billion in value …

Social Media

Sir Paul McCartney 'misremembers' writing 'In My Life' - it was John Lennon, says Harvard analysis

It has been a long and winding road, but academics may have finally solved the dispute over who wrote the melody for The Beatles’ song ‘In My Life.’<p>The track has always been attributed to John Lennon on the sleeve notes of The Beatles’ 1965 album Rubber Soul.<p>Yet Sir Paul McCartney has long claimed …

Paul McCartney

What is time? Physicist Carlo Rovelli ponders the enigmatic fourth dimension

"We mistakenly think that time is something basic, something very elementary."<p>What is time? It ticks by, moment by moment, day after day. But it’s so baked into our lives that we don’t think much about it, unless we’re late for an appointment or suddenly notice those gray hairs in the mirror.<p>Then …

Physics

How Trump Lost Re-election in 2020

<i>Last week, my colleague Bret Stephens imagined</i> <i>a news article on the morning after President Trump’s re-election</i><i>. Today, I imagine a different outcome.</i><p>In the end, it was a lot simpler than it often seemed.<p>Donald J. Trump, who spent much of the past four years as a historically unpopular president, …

Donald Trump

Amazon has selected its showrunners for its Lord of the Rings show

Two writers to rule them all<p>Amazon’s big Middle-earth-set show based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien is slowly moving forward. During this week’s Television Critics Association press tour, the company says that it has brought on two writers, JD Payne and Patrick McKay to write and develop the series.<p>…

Star Trek

Zoning Out in the Age of Netflix

Photo by Angelo Pantazis on UnsplashWhat a time to be alive. As long as you like picking things…“Could you put something on in the background.” More …

YouTube TV

The End of the “Real You” Online

I don’t know if it’s the continued Trump nonsense, the ever-increasing tech industry nonsense, or some combination of those mixed with everything …

Tech Industry

Jonathan Gold, Food Critic Who Celebrated L.A.’s Cornucopia, Dies at 57

Jonathan Gold, the restaurant critic whose curious, far-ranging, relentless explorations of his native Los Angeles helped his readers understand dozens of cuisines and helped the city understand itself, died on Saturday in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 57.<p>The cause was pancreatic cancer, said …

Los Angeles

See Millie Bobby Brown Face Godzilla in First ‘King of the Monsters’ Trailer

Millie Bobby Brown has an up-close look at the end of the world in the first trailer for <i>Godzilla: King of the Monsters</i>, the sequel to the 2014 reboot …

King of the Monsters

The Secret History of Leviticus

No text has had a greater influence on attitudes toward gay people than the biblical book of Leviticus, which prohibits sex between men. Before Leviticus was composed, outright prohibitions against homosexual sex — whether between men or women — were practically unheard-of in the ancient …

Sexuality

'On Top Of The World': France Wins World Cup

France is the champion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final, besting Croatia by 4 goals to 2.<p>France entered the tournament as a favorite, powered by stars such as Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, while Croatia was seen as a longshot for victory.<p>"We are world champions and France are going to be on …

Soccer

Ninebot built a kit that converts Segways into go-karts

Now that hoverboards are quickly becoming toys of the past, it seems like Segway-Ninebot is busy reinventing the wheel on rideables. After Segway introduced e-skates last month, Ninebot (Segway’s parent company) is reportedly preparing to show off a new kit that attaches to its scooters to convert …

Go-karts

Novak Djokovic sweeps aside Kevin Anderson for Wimbledon title

Two years after his last Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic is a major champion once again, sweeping Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Sunday to win …

Tennis

The Great Apple Keyboard Cover-Up

BREAKING (July 13, 2018): Here’s an inflammatory take for you: Apple’s new quieter keyboard is actually a silent scheme to fix their keyboard …

MacBook Pro

How Minecraft is helping kids fall in love with books

The kids know how to use Minecraft more than the teachers do. It inverts the relationship Sally Bushell, Lancaster University<p>Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1881 classic Treasure Island tells of Jim Hawkins’s adventures on board the Hispaniola, as he and his crew – along with double-crossing pirate Long …

Books

Apple Telegraphs

[image via Now and Then]Hints of future hardware in software…“We don’t comment on future products.” That’s the line everyone who has ever covered (or …

Apps

How Rescuers in a Thai Cave Pulled Off the Impossible

MAE SAI, Thailand — It began as a misadventure by 12 boys and their soccer coach in a flood-prone northern Thai cave, which soon seemed destined to end in tragedy.<p>It turned into a nearly three-week-long story of survival, international collaboration and triumph over the impossible — one that was …

Thai Navy

Elon Musk Says on Twitter He'll Pay to Fix Flint, Michigan Homes With Contaminated Water

Elon Musk is taking on the Flint water crisis and has pledged to get clean water to every house in Flint, Michigan that does not currently have it. …

Apple is reportedly upgrading most of its Mac lineup this fall, including the Mac mini

Along with bigger Apple Watches, bezel-less iPads, and the long-awaited launch of AirPower<p>Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities has published his research note of predictions for Apple’s fall lineup — and it’s a doozy, via <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>It has been 1,364 days since Apple …

It’s Not HBO. It’s TV. Apparently.

Do we really have to worry about AT&T owning HBO? Yes.Where to begin?Yesterday and this morning, I saw all the hoopla surrounding the comments that …

TV Series

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.<p>“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on <i>top</i> of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in …

A Most Beautiful Game

Photo by Fauzan Saari on UnsplashThe World Cup gets advertising rightMaybe it’s just that I’m getting older and becoming more aware, but it <i>feels</i> as …

Inflammation

Silicon Valley’s Giants Take Their Talent Hunt to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, England — When you step off the train here and walk into the city square outside the railway station, you will not see the spires of King’s College Chapel or the turrets atop the Trinity Great Court. The University of Cambridge is still a cab ride away. But you will see a stone and glass …

Artificial Intelligence

The NBA Just Broke Itself, So We Can Fix It

image via FlurrySportsAn opportunity as we enter the era of supernova teams…Now I’m no NBA expert — though sometimes I play one on Medium — but it …

Basketball

Time Split to the Nanosecond Is Precisely What Wall Street Wants

SAN FRANCISCO — Computer scientists at Stanford University and Google have created technology that can track time down to 100 billionths of a second. It could be just what Wall Street is looking for.<p>System engineers at Nasdaq, the New York-based stock exchange, recently began testing an algorithm …

Why tech’s favorite color is making us all miserable

The cold blue light of modern touchscreens may be aesthetically pleasing, but it poses health problems. Designers and technologists should take cues from military history and embrace the orange.<p>When I was 14, I saved up money from my first web design job to trick out a really nice gaming PC. I …