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Revised on Friday, October 21, 2016

Published on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Know what your ballot looks like before you see it at the polling place. Enter your address, and you’ll get a list of candidates you will see on your ballot on November 8th.

Ballot Ready website screenshot.

Published on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tesla drives itself: parks itself and comes to you when summoned.

Elon Musk on Twitter

Moby video released October 18, 2016

Moby website with tracklist and link to Spotify.

Published Friday, October 7, 2016

Radar Love!
I would buy a Google Pixel if I could tickle it.
I would call it my Google Tixel.

Pixel phone
Air guitar would be the new boss.

Tickle My Pixel radar visualisation.

If only the Pixel used Soli.

Soli is from Google ATAP (Advanced Technology And Products). It uses radar to detect touchless gestures for device operation.

Soli has no moving parts, it fits onto a chip and consumes little energy. It is not affected by light conditions and it works through most materials.

Some gestures that could be used:
A table of pictures of a hand demonstrating gestures that Soli could recognize.

Shouldn't the Pixel have shipped tickleable?

Tickling could blow away the almost-the-same smart phones.

The Google Tixel is what I want.

Animated gif of a hand demonstrating a ‘scroll’ gesture. The radar-based sensor was developed to detect micro and subtle motion of fingers.

A device can be manipulated by rubbing a thumb and forefinger together in defined patterns.

Published Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Say it with me: “Oh, great.”
The Hustle says, “Oh great, ‘articles on tape’ are here.”

The Hustle At The Hustle The Hustle at SoundCloud

iTunes has launched “Spoken Editions,” which features narrated content from a slew of online publishers.

I reached into my pocket for my Walkman.
Oh, great.

Picture of a Walkman that used casette tape recordings.

Published Saturday, October 1, 2016

Soft hacking the ultimate in corporation-managed
music performers.

A pro-bono-gang at Reddit crowd-edits a Taylor Swift video-adveo. The music execs are falling all over themselves, methinks. Published Monday, October 3, 2016

Original Swift vid

October 2016