Netflix finally learns the oldest rule in Hollywood: Hits matter

Maybe I’m old, but my favorite era of Apple will always be the iPod era of Apple. Because long before we had touchscreens and M1 chips, Apple debuted the simplest, funnest idea in interface: the clickwheel.

To browse thousands of songs, Apple let you spin around the wheel. It was efficient but quirky, and the iPod became the must-have device of the decade.

At yesterday’s Spring Loaded Apple event, I felt like we got a taste of that Apple again. Not only did they reintroduce the clickwheel (this time on the Apple TV remote), they also debuted all sorts of other clever UX moments that think beyond touchscreen apps. Read my story here.

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5 ways Apple is thinking beyond the touchscreen

Apple showed off clever experiments with UX at today’s Spring Loaded event. And we love to see it.

A guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin is a beginning, not an ending

Even with justice for George Floyd, becoming radicalized is the only sensible option left.

streaming wars
Netflix finally learns the oldest rule in Hollywood: Hits matter

The streaming giant’s disappointing subscriber growth—and missed guidance—puts new pressure on Netflix to find a steady stream of popular content.

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Hey, Apple, just make a TV already

The new Apple TV 4K has a better remote and a nifty way to improve your TV’s colors, but it’s no match for the onslaught of smart TVs on the market.

This tech makes perishable food last months without a fridge

Uncooked french fries are usually frozen, but when they’re pasteurized using the Farther Farms method of pressurized CO2, they can sit on the shelf for 90 days before going bad.

Now you can wash your clothes with recycled carbon emissions

Unilever’s latest laundry capsule is made from CO2 taken from a Chinese steel mill.

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Lilac! Orange sherbet! Mint green! Why Apple is embracing delicious new colors

The iMac made its name in color. Now it’s back at just the right time.

Biden’s infrastructure plan could transform broadband in the U.S.

The president’s bold broadband infrastructure plan will soon be hammered into a bill. Both Democrats and Republicans have a lot to gain from seeing it pass.

work life
Why your understanding of interruptions may be all wrong

Not all interruptions are created equal. Here’s why the person cutting you off may be your biggest advocate.

40 creative gifts that will delight your mom (or anyone) this Mother’s Day

A sleek weekender bag for the reopened world. High-tech headphones for zoning in on work (or zoning out). A yoga mat designed for at-home practice. These gifts will delight any mom.

Casper’s latest mattress is engineered to keep you from overheating

The company’s new Cooling Collection includes sheets, duvets, and mattresses designed to help people sleep better by pulling away excess heat.

DogeDay Afternoon: What you need to know
Fans of Dogecoin, the meme-inspired cryptocurrency that began as a joke, created their own holiday yesterday (4/20) in an attempt to push its value to $1. 
Dogecoin, which trades under the DOGE symbol, has seen its value skyrocket an incredible 6,000% since the start of the year. 
So how high did DOGE go on DogeDay? It didn’t. As a matter of fact, Dogecoin moved in the opposite direction throughout the day.
DOGE started at $0.42 Tuesday morning, but by the end of the day Tuesday it had fallen over 20% to $0.33 per coin.
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