Streaming Apps Need a Makeover

Yesterday I read this article about the most streamed shows according to Nielsen. While it was not a surprise that Stranger Things sat at the top, there was something…strange…about the shows that followed:

  • NCIS
  • Cocomelon
  • Ozark
  • Encanto
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Criminal Minds
  • Bluey
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Seinfeld
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What These Robots Do is Bonkers

I will skip the intro and share the TED talk:

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The Invasion of Thirst Trap Content

From Merriam-Webster:

The GQ giants names [Rihanna] Queen of the Thirst Trap, which they define as: “the act of disingenuously posting sexy photos-while suggesting the subject of the photo is something else entirely-in an effort to elicit the lust (thirst) of followers.” We like this definition. — Jess Wilson, The Mirror, 3 December 2013

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Why Tech Layoffs Feel Like a Virus

On Friday Google became the latest tech company to cut its workforce. 12,000 people, nearly 6% of the Google workforce, were mercilessly cut off from their corporate accounts with a brief email informing them of their termination. LinkedIn has the vibe of attending a wake.

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Why Your Nintendo Controller Keeps Breaking

Like many people I bought a Nintendo Switch when it was released in 2017. A year or so after its release people started noticing that the joysticks on the Joy-Con controllers suffered from controller drift. After public backlash Nintendo started a free repair program: send in your joy-cons and they will replace the joysticks. I have done this and it works, but it is annoying to lose them for a couple weeks. Now a little known company has a solution.

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