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Dispatch from Rhûn

After 100 issues of ‘Briefings’ it is time for newer, better things: an all-new newsletter powered by Buttondown.

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Tame your tech

Some thoughts on how we can tame our gadgets and the technology we use everyday to enrich our lives.

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Indistractable

Nir Eyal

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The iPad-only experiment, redux

With iOS 13 iPad truly becomes a standalone device for everything but the most resource-intensive jobs. As far as mundane everyday tasks are concerned, for most people, laptops are dead.

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It is time Google turned off AMP

Under the guise of ‘aiming to make the web better for all’ Google is ferociously pushing its pet project AMP to internet users everywhere while taking control away from both publishers and consumers.

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Tim Cook: The genius who took Apple to the next level

Leander Kahney

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Apple Watch Series 4

At last, a smartwatch that would make me look beyond a mechanical timepiece—except for occasions.

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Lessons from building my first app ever

There are some subtle lessons one can learn only after having built a real world app.

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The GitHub experience

On why I moved from Kirby and chose to build a static site with Hugo

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What happens when our virtual selves take us over

One need hardly be a crusader against modern technology to realise that, like any tool, it has its good side and its bad. The trouble is that far too few of us are ready to acknowledge and come to terms with this fact.

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Hamlet’s blackberry: Building a good life in the digital age

William Powers

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macOS for physicists

On why physicists love MacBooks; or, the complete guide to why you should opt for a MacBook if you’re into science.

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The trouble with Google Search

Google is getting dangerously accurate thanks to some fearful, privacy-invasive features that promise to skew our individual visions of the world.

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On entropy, randomness and shuffling a playlist

Randomness is a surprisingly physical idea.

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Installing gnuplot on macOS

A quick—and popular, if Google is to be believed—guide to installing gnuplot on macOS.

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A new LaTeX class for lecture notes

A new document class for LaTeX built from the ground up for preparing lecture notes, entire course notes and support sheets for individual talks/classes.

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Internet pollution

One of our greatest inventions has the potential to be our greatest undoing.

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Information overload and an overly social web

A year-long social media experiment on the little things that can make our lives fuller