Download Audio Jack and Dan discuss a brief history of hacking, explain how the NSA captured personal user data from major internet providers, and provide a few essential security tips for the web and mobile on Minnesota’s progressive talk station, AM 950. Learn more about about the NSA from expert […]
Fall is here and along with pretty trees, sweater weather, and early-season blizzards comes a bevy of new and exciting projects! Here’s what I’ll be working on this fall: * I’m really excited to continue explorations in to future of non-traditional and anachronistic journalism by writing for Neiman-funded NYC start-up Keepr. […]
I have a new tech startup. It’s called Breadlines. It’s a ‘fitness app’ for your mobile home ‘platform.’ Comrades: the United States economy gained a paltry 80 thousand jobs last month. This is down from a sad 125 thousand jobs (give or take) the month prior. To put this in […]
A few thoughts on the first few weeks of producing KoPoint programs, via KoPoint Shows, Season One. KoPoint just accomplished one of our first major content-focused goals. We produce shows in ‘seasons’ of six episodes. Yesterday The KoPoint Comic Book Show reached episode 006, concluding our first successful season. Co-hosted by Jeff Newelt, Jon Lazar, and myself KoPoint […]
Link: Apple, Foxconn Report Retracted by ‘This American Life’ kopoint: A report on conditions of Chinese workers who construct Apple Inc. (AAPL) products has been retracted by the radio program “This American Life,” which said the broadcast contained “errors.” “We’re retracting that story because we can’t vouch for its truth, and this […]
kopoint: A report on conditions of Chinese workers who construct Apple Inc. (AAPL) products has been retracted by the radio program “This American Life,” which said the broadcast contained “errors.” “We’re retracting that story because we can’t vouch for its truth, and this weekend’s episode of our show will detail the errors […]
Over the past decade, tech culture has gone mainstream into pop culture. The size and influence of the SXSW Interactive conference has grown in concert with the popularity of tech culture. This year that change was painfully evident in Austin…
Today I’m excited to join the editorial staff of aNewDomain [dot] net. aNewDomain is an exploration of technology culture founded by great tech luminaries (and TWiT cohorts) Gina Smith, John C. Dvorak, Eric Mack, and BYTE senior technologist Dr. Jerry Pournelle. My emphasis at aNewDomain will be editing and writing […]
Over the past few years the scale of SXSW has changed the event. The experience of reconnecting with friends and colleagues seems to have melted like whiskey-glass ice and resulted in a diluted experience.
Lines at SXSWi 2012. That said, SXSW Interactive is still a lot of fun, particularly for marketers seeking spring break while on the clock. I met a ton of super people, reconnected with old friends, networked like a truly terrible bastard, uttered many vulgarities at top volume (with and without whiskey), and moderated a panel on the future of work.
Link: In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad In the last decade, Apple has become one of the mightiest, richest and most successful companies in the world, in part by mastering global manufacturing. Apple and its high-technology peers — as well as dozens of other American industries — […]