E-commerce in 2019: Year of the livestreamer

Livestreaming is like television shopping—think QVC—upgraded for the 21st century. It hosts real-time broadcasting of video content by presenters that model or try products. Viewers are able to immediately purchase the item from an embedded link online. Just like presenters on QVC, livestreaming hosts sell a wide range of products, from apparel and cosmetics to … Continue reading E-commerce in 2019: Year of the livestreamer

Google Maps’ Incognito Mode arrives on iOS

Alongside Incognito Mode, a bulk delete tool that removes multiple places from Maps’ timeline — a running list of places you’ve been — will roll out to both iOS and Android users starting next month, Google says. With it, you’ll be able to quickly find and delete multiple spots from your timeline and location history … Continue reading Google Maps’ Incognito Mode arrives on iOS

iot owns you, no?

We need the right to fix our own property. We need the right to kick invasive advertisers out of our devices. We need the ability to shut down the information back-channels to advertisers, not merely because we don’t love being spied on, but because those back doors are security risks, as the stories of Superfish … Continue reading iot owns you, no?

No more FB Groups App

The main reason they are removing it is because no ads run on groups and they need us to be on the main feed. “I really want to be able to just have this app to keep up with friends and not have to actually go on Facebook. But the app is currently pretty terrible … Continue reading No more FB Groups App

Making mistakes at work

These developers were human. They made a mistake. And so did the reviewers who audited this code. I’ve read some comments on Reddit and HackerNews along the lines of: “What an obvious mistake! How was it even possible they missed this?” (Ignoring that the “obvious” vulnerability was introduced in January and only now discovered.) When … Continue reading Making mistakes at work

No more Lush

Lush 99.5FM, known for its focus on indie and local music, announced on Monday (17 July) that it would be ceasing transmission on 31 August, 11.59pm. via Local radio station Lush 99.5FM to close after 13 years This is really sad. Beside KISS, this is other channel that I frequently listen to. It would be … Continue reading No more Lush

Chromebook or Windows

I originally switched to Mac because I loved the idea of a Unix terminal being right there, and it was clearly the best for web development, but the sheer simplicity of Bash on Windows throws that into question for me. via How to set up the perfect modern dev environment on Windows - Charged I’m … Continue reading Chromebook or Windows