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I always check Wirecutter before buying new tech. Their JTBD approach to recommendations is so useful.

Wirecutter is a list of the best gear and gadgets for people who want to save the time and stress of figuring out what to buy. Whatever sort of thing you need—tableware or TV or air purifier—we make shopping for it easy by telling you the best one to get.

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Apple and tech news from John Gruber

Apple and tech news from John Gruber

Daring Fireball

John Gruber (born 1973) is a writer, blog publisher, UI designer, and the inventor of the Markdown markup language. Gruber is from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area. He received his Bachelor of Science in computer science from Drexel University, then worked for Bare Bones Software (2000–02) and Joyent (2005–06). Since 2002, he has written and produced Daring Fireball a technology-focused blog. He hosts a related podcast called The Talk Show.

John Gruber (born 1973) is a writer, blog publisher, UI designer, and the inventor of the Markdown markup language. Gruber is from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area. He received his Bachelor of Science in computer science from Drexel University, then worked for Bare Bones Software (2000–02) and Joyent (2005–06). Since 2002, he has written and produced Daring Fireball a technology-focused blog. He hosts a related podcast called The Talk Show.

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July 13, 2019

Movie diary and platform

Movie diary and platform

Letterboxed

Best movie platform I found so far. You can rate movies, create lists and follow other people.

Letterboxd is a global social network for grass-roots film discussion and discovery. Use it as a diary to record and share your opinion about films as you watch them, or just to keep track of films you’ve seen in the past. Showcase your favorites on your profile page. Rate, review and tag films as you add them. Find and follow your friends to see what they’re enjoying. Keep a watchlist of films you’d like to see, and create lists/collections on any given topic. We’ve been described as “like GoodReads for movies”.

Letterboxd is a global social network for grass-roots film discussion and discovery. Use it as a diary to record and share your opinion about films as you watch them, or just to keep track of films you’ve seen in the past. Showcase your favorites on your profile page. Rate, review and tag films as you add them. Find and follow your friends to see what they’re enjoying. Keep a watchlist of films you’d like to see, and create lists/collections on any given topic. We’ve been described as “like GoodReads for movies”.

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August 18, 2019

World's leading event on human rights in the digital age

World's leading event on human rights in the digital age

Rights Con

Originally called the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference, RightsCon rotated between San Francisco and another global city. Now, RightsCon is an annual event that rotates its location each year to new host cities around the world that are power centers for technology and human rights.

Originally called the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference, RightsCon rotated between San Francisco and another global city. Now, RightsCon is an annual event that rotates its location each year to new host cities around the world that are power centers for technology and human rights.

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July 2, 2019

The Very Slow Movie Player shows a film over an entire year

The Very Slow Movie Player shows a film over an entire year

Very slow movie player

We need this in our shared flat on our #Mulack13 wall.

The Very Slow Movie Player is an e-paper display attached to a Raspberry Pi board; you load a movie onto the latter, and it processes and displays a single frame at a time, updating the screen with a new one every two and a half minutes. That adds up to 24 frames per hour, as opposed to the usual 24 frames per second — 3,600 times slower than normal viewing, and producing a (perhaps) 7-or-8,000-hour tableau you view over the course of a year or so. “It is impossible to ‘watch’ in a traditional way because it’s too slow. In a staring contest with VSMP you will always lose,” writes Boyer in a post explaining the project. “It can be noticed, glanced at, or even inspected, but not watched.” — Techcrunch

The Very Slow Movie Player is an e-paper display attached to a Raspberry Pi board; you load a movie onto the latter, and it processes and displays a single frame at a time, updating the screen with a new one every two and a half minutes. That adds up to 24 frames per hour, as opposed to the usual 24 frames per second — 3,600 times slower than normal viewing, and producing a (perhaps) 7-or-8,000-hour tableau you view over the course of a year or so. “It is impossible to ‘watch’ in a traditional way because it’s too slow. In a staring contest with VSMP you will always lose,” writes Boyer in a post explaining the project. “It can be noticed, glanced at, or even inspected, but not watched.” — Techcrunch

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June 27, 2019

Art, technology and design workshops run by a lovely Berlin community

Art, technology and design workshops run by a lovely Berlin community

School of Machines

The School of Machines, Making & Make Believe provides one-of-a-kind hands-on learning experiences in the areas of art, technology, design, and human connection. Our philosophy is centered around the idea that we are all lifelong learners. We would love for our students to leave our programs activated; not only equipped with technical and hands-on tools and skill sets, but also critically-minded, more deeply engaged with their surroundings and with themselves.

Artists, designers, technologists, makers, researchers and the like come to us to explore new topics, develop and expand their practice, and wrestle out the courage to begin something new. We support them in these endeavors while encouraging curiosity, confidence, and the enthusiasm to say something with their work.

Our instructors are distinguished artists and technologists working directly with the tools they teach and our programs provide an opportunity for our students to work with them to expand their fields of knowledge and build towards a more interdisciplinary practice. Program sizes are small and students actively engage their new-found skills and collaborators each step of the way, creating individual and group work towards a public exhibition at programs end.

We encourage people without previous experience to apply, as we believe the formative qualities that make each of us distinctive humans-- our beliefs, attitudes and unique experiences-- can guide us towards the creation of something more magical than what technology alone can achieve. We must all start somewhere!

The School of Machines, Making & Make Believe provides one-of-a-kind hands-on learning experiences in the areas of art, technology, design, and human connection. Our philosophy is centered around the idea that we are all lifelong learners. We would love for our students to leave our programs activated; not only equipped with technical and hands-on tools and skill sets, but also critically-minded, more deeply engaged with their surroundings and with themselves.

Artists, designers, technologists, makers, researchers and the like come to us to explore new topics, develop and expand their practice, and wrestle out the courage to begin something new. We support them in these endeavors while encouraging curiosity, confidence, and the enthusiasm to say something with their work.

Our instructors are distinguished artists and technologists working directly with the tools they teach and our programs provide an opportunity for our students to work with them to expand their fields of knowledge and build towards a more interdisciplinary practice. Program sizes are small and students actively engage their new-found skills and collaborators each step of the way, creating individual and group work towards a public exhibition at programs end.

We encourage people without previous experience to apply, as we believe the formative qualities that make each of us distinctive humans-- our beliefs, attitudes and unique experiences-- can guide us towards the creation of something more magical than what technology alone can achieve. We must all start somewhere!

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June 27, 2019

Global initiative organizing events around fair, responsible, and human-centric technologies

Global initiative organizing events around fair, responsible, and human-centric technologies

ThingsCon

ThingsCon is a global initiative to explore and promote the development of fair, responsible, and human-centric technologies for the IoT and beyond. We create events, resources, publications and tools for a diverse community of practitioners to promote and implement better practices across IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning and related technology with a human impact.

ThingsCon is a global initiative to explore and promote the development of fair, responsible, and human-centric technologies for the IoT and beyond. We create events, resources, publications and tools for a diverse community of practitioners to promote and implement better practices across IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning and related technology with a human impact.

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July 12, 2019

re:publica

re:publica Berlin is Europe’s largest internet and digital society conference. More than 19 500 participants from 80 countries came together to discuss current issues of digital society at the three-day festival re:publica 18. re:publica participants represent a cross-section of (digital) society, which include professionals from economics, politics, business, hacker culture, NGOs, media, and marketing, as well as bloggers, activists, artists, and social media experts. Roughly 50 percent of re:publica 18 speakers were women, ranking the event as one of the most inclusive of its kind.  

Active visitor participation makes re:publica a unique event. Anyone can propose topics, ideas, or projects for the program, which creates a diverse set of subjects and exceptional networking opportunities.

Founded in 2007 by Tanja Haeusler, Andreas Gebhard, Markus Beckedahl, and Johnny Hauesler, re:publica GmbH’s shareholders, newthinking communications and Spreeblick Verlag, have been committed to issues of net politics, as well as digital culture and society, for over a decade.

re:publica’s broad range of topics has been drawing an increasing number of sponsors and partners each year. Since 2014, this has included close collaborations with Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, as well as the international media convention MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin.

re:publica also nurtures close and long-standing partnerships with institutions, ministries, NGOs, corporations, and other organizations. These include corporations like Daimler AG, IBM, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, Google, Deutsche Bahn AG, Telefonica, and Mozilla, as well as political foundations (the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, Friedrich-Ebert Foundations, Heinrich-Böll Foundation, Friedrich-Naumann Foundation), media outlets (ARD, ZDF, RBB, WDR), and NGOs (WWF, World Data Lab.)

re:publica Berlin is Europe’s largest internet and digital society conference. More than 19 500 participants from 80 countries came together to discuss current issues of digital society at the three-day festival re:publica 18. re:publica participants represent a cross-section of (digital) society, which include professionals from economics, politics, business, hacker culture, NGOs, media, and marketing, as well as bloggers, activists, artists, and social media experts. Roughly 50 percent of re:publica 18 speakers were women, ranking the event as one of the most inclusive of its kind.  

Active visitor participation makes re:publica a unique event. Anyone can propose topics, ideas, or projects for the program, which creates a diverse set of subjects and exceptional networking opportunities.

Founded in 2007 by Tanja Haeusler, Andreas Gebhard, Markus Beckedahl, and Johnny Hauesler, re:publica GmbH’s shareholders, newthinking communications and Spreeblick Verlag, have been committed to issues of net politics, as well as digital culture and society, for over a decade.

re:publica’s broad range of topics has been drawing an increasing number of sponsors and partners each year. Since 2014, this has included close collaborations with Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, as well as the international media convention MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin.

re:publica also nurtures close and long-standing partnerships with institutions, ministries, NGOs, corporations, and other organizations. These include corporations like Daimler AG, IBM, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, Google, Deutsche Bahn AG, Telefonica, and Mozilla, as well as political foundations (the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, Friedrich-Ebert Foundations, Heinrich-Böll Foundation, Friedrich-Naumann Foundation), media outlets (ARD, ZDF, RBB, WDR), and NGOs (WWF, World Data Lab.)

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June 14, 2019

Inspiring, technological and philosophical perspectives

Inspiring, technological and philosophical perspectives

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions and Vast.com. He is an active Angel investor, and have invested in dozens of companies, including Twitter, Uber, Yammer, Stack Overflow and Wanelo. He is regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and entrepreneurs of this generation. He often shares his insightful views on Mindfulness, Startups, Crypto/Blockchain and more on Twitter. His thoughts have reached massive audiences around the world in the past.

Naval Ravikant is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions and Vast.com. He is an active Angel investor, and have invested in dozens of companies, including Twitter, Uber, Yammer, Stack Overflow and Wanelo. He is regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and entrepreneurs of this generation. He often shares his insightful views on Mindfulness, Startups, Crypto/Blockchain and more on Twitter. His thoughts have reached massive audiences around the world in the past.

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July 2, 2019

Design trends revolutionizing the entrepreneurial and corporate ecosystems in tech

Design trends revolutionizing the entrepreneurial and corporate ecosystems in tech

Design in Tech Report by John Maeda

The origin of the report begins years ago when I joined the the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins as one of Silicon Valley's first design partners and watched as one of my partners Mary Meeker delivered her incredible Internet Trends Report. They address the macro- and socio-economic conditions, the financial markets viewed historically, and show how certain products/services have won in the marketplace. I noticed that Mary would often refer to how the quality of a product/service was the determining factor for successful businesses — but the word “design” wasn’t used explicitly, and instead “experience” or “UI” were what was paving the path to a win. So I saw an opportunity to clarify how designers and design play a role in businesses of all scale and especially in the technology industry; and with a team of curious, younger folks at KP, we set off to build the first design in tech report.

The origin of the report begins years ago when I joined the the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins as one of Silicon Valley's first design partners and watched as one of my partners Mary Meeker delivered her incredible Internet Trends Report. They address the macro- and socio-economic conditions, the financial markets viewed historically, and show how certain products/services have won in the marketplace. I noticed that Mary would often refer to how the quality of a product/service was the determining factor for successful businesses — but the word “design” wasn’t used explicitly, and instead “experience” or “UI” were what was paving the path to a win. So I saw an opportunity to clarify how designers and design play a role in businesses of all scale and especially in the technology industry; and with a team of curious, younger folks at KP, we set off to build the first design in tech report.

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June 14, 2019

Discover new digital products

Discover new digital products

Product Hunt

Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.

Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.

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August 24, 2019
Design System