Creamy, crunchy, deliriously sweet kids cereal and milk was my nectar and ambrosia growing up. I would have eaten that stuff day and night even if there werent toys occasionally waiting inside. Those days I got my Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombsand a chance at a delightful new toy? Those were the best.
Sadly, Googles marketing team didnt quite capture that nostalgia in a new Pixel 4 giveaway because the picture you see above (and its associated video) is a terrible, terrible lie.
Can you imagine the anticipation of cracking open a box of cereal wondering if a free $800+ smartphone is inside? That an explosion of alkali-processed cocoa and disintegrated corn…
Astrology is real, and its strong and its our friend. As in Morrowind, the stars you were born under govern every aspect of your life. And now you can apply those celestial insights to that most dignified form of Russian roulette: stock picking!
Bull and Moon is an app from the professional pranksters behind MSCHF yes, its stylized like a mid-aughts synth band, and yes, it does say mischief, and yes, it really is a creative agency and its their latest effort to Zardulu the good, unsuspecting people of the world.
The app takes design cues from CoStar and The Pattern; its blue and gold, with the cool minimalist lines that denote au courant taste. Its very simple to use: after you download Bull and Moon, all you do is input…
Why do serial entrepreneurs keep jumping back in? What things might you learn the third, fourth, or fifth time around? To find out, Extra Crunch Managing Editor Eric Eldon spoke to Drift CEO and founder David Cancel at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco. Cancel has spent more than 20 years founding SaaS companies, with exits including […]
The release of a new Terminator sequel has become a familiar ritual: The latest filmmakers acknowledge the greatness of the first two movies, then mumble awkwardly about the other sequels which are inevitably ignored, because they assure us that this time, they’ve created the sequel we’ve been waiting for. I can’t tell you whether […]
Recomendo is weekly newsletter that gives you 6 brief personal recommendations of cool stuff. I write it with Kevin Kelly and Claudia Dawson (my colleagues at Cool Tools Lab). You can subscribe to it here. We also published a book with our favorite Recomendo tips. To give you an idea of what Recomendo is like, here’s the latest issue of the newsletter:
More Chinese science fiction
A red-hot area in science fiction these days is China. Like many fans who enjoyed The Three Body Problem, I wanted more. So the translator of that mega hit, Ted Liu, has translated two volumes of Chinese short stories with a sci-fi/fantasy focus. The first anthology, Invisible Planets, is a sampler offering lots of magical realism, fantasy and a few hard-science pieces. The second, Broken Stars, has more speculative fiction, and feels more Chinese. As in any anthology, the quality is uneven, but a few stories are standouts and I got a solid feel for this embryonic movement. KK
Cut out everything thats not surprising
Derek Sivers was the founder of CD Baby and maintains an interesting essay blog. One of his recent posts offered good advice for writers and speakers: People only really learn when theyre surprised. If theyre not surprised, then what you told them just fits in with what they already know. No minds were changed. No new perspective. Just more information. So my main advice to anyone preparing to give a talk on stage is to cut out everything from your talk thats not surprising. MF
Shower with fresh Eucalyptus
Ive been hanging fresh Eucalyptus in our shower because its said to reduce sinus inflammation, which I struggle with, but mostly because it makes showering feel like a spa experience with its soothing scent and how it looks so pretty. Read the rest
The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do it. Its a rare medium thats nearly as easy to make as it is to consume. And as such, no two people do it exactly the same way. There are a wealth of hardware and software solutions open to potential podcasters, so setups run the gamut […]
Developing a real-world application with multiple calls to the server can be full of bugs. If you are here, that means you have struggled with the delay of API calls. These delays may cause a negative UX. Today, we are going to understand Route Resolvers in Angular 8. There are several different things that we can do to enhance user experience, such as displaying a progress indicator. To stick to the topic, lets see what a Route Resolver is and what we can achieve with it.
What Is an Angular Route Resolver?
A Resolver is a class that implements the Resolve interface of Angular Router. In fact, Resolver is a service that has to be [provided] in the root module. Basically, a Resolver acts like middleware, which can be executed before a component is loaded.
We should have the basic knowledge of React.js and Web API.
Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code IDE should be installed on your system.
Googles Pixel 4 doesnt come out until Thursday, but its already discounted on Amazon, where you can buy a 64GB Pixel 4 in clearly white right now for $699.99. Thats $100 cheaper than its usual starting price of $799.
The Pixel 4 is a pretty solid phone, so this is a nice way to save a good amount on Googles latest flagship. It also makes it the same price as Apples 64GB iPhone 11 so if youve been trying to decide between which to buy, this deal makes that decision quite a bit harder.
Weve asked Google if youll still get the $100 Google Store credit if you buy the Pixel 4 through this deal. Amazon already offers the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with a $100 Amazon gift card, but you have to buy the phones at their regular prices to…
Typically, when it comes to scanning a laser, it’s done with galvos or a rotating mirror assembly. However, these methods can be slow and cumbersome, or restricted due to existing patents. [Rick] aimed to find an alternative solution with the Hexastorm project, using a rotating prism to build a high …read more
Before you try to jump on this offer, note that the deal is for the previous generation of Googles smallest smart speaker, not the newly released Nest Mini. And some circumstances will rule you out of the promotion (more on that later). But if you qualify, its a great way to get a $50 smart speaker as part of your monthly Spotify subscription.
Heres how you claim it (special thanks to my colleague Dan Seifert, who went through the process).
First, visit this website. If you arent already a Spotify Premium…
This week for our interview series on The Vergecast, host and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Gigi Sohn, a distinguished fellow at Georgetown Laws Institute for Technology Law and Policy. Weve had Gigi on the show before to talk about the ramifications following the repeal of net neutrality.
This time, we brought her back to talk about some recent developments in the tech policy world, including lawmakers in states like California introducing net neutrality bills.
We also talk to Gigi about the Sprint and T-Mobile merger and the issues surrounding how that merger will seemingly go through unless its stopped by a lawsuit from several states. Can Dish become a fourth mobile carrier?
One of the first shocks that you may experience when you buy your first Chromebook probably comes when you look at the keyboard. Where is the Caps Lock key? What (if you have a Pixelbook) is that strange-looking key between the Ctrl and Alt keys? What is that strange key in the top row that looks like a square with two straight lines next to it?
Google has tweaked the keyboard of its Chromebooks in ways that emphasize the way in which Chrome OS differs from Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS. And what makes things even more confusing is that the layout of the keyboard can vary depending on the model of Chromebook you are using. For example, if you are using a Pixelbook, you may have a couple of extra keys. In addition, a key that has a…
I’ve come across antlion traps in Colorado. It’s incredible to see the little legs of an antlion poking out from the bottom of a small pit, flicking dirt at any ants that come near, causing them to tumble down to the inclined sides of the pit into the jaws of the antlion. If you haven’t seen an antlion trap in person, this BBC Earth video is the next best thing.
I have two Echo Dots, and I talk to them many times a day – to play news, podcasts, and audiobooks, get weather reports, control our security system and wifi power switches, set timers and alarms, and learn if old celebrities are still alive. If you’re concerned about your privacy, don’t get one of these and keep your phone in the refrigerator when you aren’t using it. If you are as reckless as I am, now’s your chance to get an Echo Dot for just . This includes a one-month auto-renew subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited (which you can cancel before it auto-renews). Read the rest