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The Best Automatic Coffee Machine
Every time I've written that the coffeemaker on your kitchen counter is terrible, I was only partly trolling you. It's true! Your cheap automatic coffee machine is ruining your coffee. But now there are a couple of new automagical machines you can easily buy in the US that are very, very good: Bonavita's Automatic Coffee Brewer and Bodum's Bistro Pourover Machine.
Republican Hearing on Contraception: No Women Allowed | The Nation
The panel for this morning's House Oversight and Government Reform committee hearing on birth control access. This morning, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a hearing titled "Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?"
Meanwhile: An SF adventure comic
Meanwhile was published three years ago as a mammoth choose-your-own-adventure comic, but it began life in 2005 on Jason Shiga’s wall. The cartoonist (and mathematician) plotted all 3856 possible stories in an elaborate flow-chart so he could keep track of them while producing the book. And then, last November, in collaboration with text-adventure writer Andrew Plotkin, he released Meanwhile as an app.
Your iPhone's Privacy Sucks Because of Apple—and Even Steve Jobs Agrees
Someone found out that Path-and most probably other apps-was stealing your contacts' information from your iPhone and iPad without telling you about it. This happened because of Path's greediness, but also because Apple is not protecting your privacy as it should. And all that sucks, even according to what Steve Jobs himself says in this video.
Happy Valentine's Day, Tech Bloggers
There's been so much hate and self-righteous indignation in tech blog circles lately. Name calling. Ugly accusations. Petty bickering. It's even divided good friends, brother against brother. Can't we all just get along? I want to start with you, Nick Bilton, because it was your post that kicked all this off.
Why I'll Never Trust a Human With My Data Again (Updated)
data hosting Cornerhost web blogging dns internet On Valentine's Day, I may have an unexpected present: My websites might all go dark, and a decade's worth of data may vanish. My host's domain registration is set to expire tomorrow, and the man behind it has disappeared. (Update: He's back! See below.)
Find Your Perfect Valentine's Day Fleshlight
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Rosa Golijan's Photos | Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
The Apple Bug That Let Us Spy on a Total Stranger's iPhone
iphone imessage apple privacy ispy exclusive Every single iMessage to and from this man's iPhone-his friends call him Wiz-has been sent to us by accident. We know about his job, sex life, and address. Apple, you might want to fix this. The story is simple: a friend's son had some trouble with his iPhone 4.
Disruptions: So Many Apologies, So Much Data Mining
Path, the mobile social network, has apologized for mining personal data, but it is yet one more public demonstration of Silicon Valley's lack of concern about the privacy of its customers and the protection of their personal data. Even more telling was the Valley's reaction to the apology.
A Chipotle Burrito Is Not an iPhone
Disgusting food advocate Matthew Yglesias has a story in Slate that makes the case that "in many ways, the Chipotle burrito is very similar to the iPhone." Which would be true, if iPhones were completely disgusting. Now, I will forgive Yglesias, because he does not live in San Francisco, and so...
I Lost 3 Laptops in 4 Months and This Post Is My Penance
I lost my bag on Halloween night. It had two laptops—one of which was a review unit—a bunch of notes, and all the rest of my life in it. It was one of the worst and most helpless things I've ever felt. Last night I did it again.