Sept. 16, 2022

570: Allegedly

570: Allegedly

Patreon drama ramps up, considerably - allegedly; Amazon accelerates robotics; Twitter's innovation vs Meta's; this week in Musk; Adobe's weird Figma play antitrust cough; Starbucks rewards NFTs; Merriam-Webster yeets pumpkin spice; Rings of Power; She-Hulk; Star Wars trailers; Kiki, Pose, Legendary and the power of sub-cultures; Sonos Ray; Apple OS updates generally good, kill Dark Sky bad; iZotope RX 10; Discord adds... forums; the Status Game; Chatter: the Voice in Our Head "I am a Golden God!"


Patreon drama ramps up, considerably - allegedly; Amazon accelerates robotics; Twitter's innovation vs Meta's; this week in Musk; Adobe's weird Figma play antitrust cough; Starbucks rewards NFTs; Merriam-Webster yeets pumpkin spice; Rings of Power; She-Hulk; Star Wars trailers; Kiki, Pose, Legendary and the power of sub-cultures; Sonos Ray; Apple OS updates generally good, kill Dark Sky bad; iZotope RX 10; Discord adds... forums; the Status Game; Chatter: the Voice in Our Head "I am a Golden God!"

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IN THE NEWS

Amazon is buying a company that makes pallet-stacking robots

Twitter shareholders approve the $44B merger Musk is trying to get out of

Drivers sue Tesla for alleged false advertising of Autopilot and FSD software

Twitter starts rolling out podcasts to Blue subscribers

Meta is spinning off the Pytorch framework into its own AI research foundation

Adobe snaps up Figma for $20B, taking out one of its biggest rivals in digital design

Adobe’s $20 Billion Deal For Figma is More Than 50 Times the Startup’s Revenue

Starbucks thinks you'll want to collect NFTs to earn rewards

Merriam-Webster just yeeted a bunch of internet slang into the dictionary


MEDIA CANDY

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

She-Hulk: Attorney At Law | Disney+ Originals

The first 'Mandalorian' season three trailer reunites a favorite Star Wars family

The Mandalorian S3

Star Wars: Andor

Tales of the Jedi

Kiki (2016 film)

Pose

Legendary | HBO Max Originals


APPS & DOODADS

Review: Sonos Ray

iOS 16 is now available

Apple Releases watchOS 9 With Medication Tracking, New Watch Faces, Sleep Updates, and More

iOS 16's haptic keyboard is the best feature you haven't found yet | Macworld

iPhone 14 Pro Camera Preview: The Hardware Changes – Lux

I deleted and edited my texts with Apple's new iOS update — and it's the coolest thing the company has done in a long time

How to remove the Search button from your Home Screen in iOS 16

Apple-Acquired Weather App Dark Sky Reminding Users That iOS App Shutting Down on January 1

Drafts

iZotope RX 10

Discord revolutionizes online conversations with... forums


AT THE LIBRARY

The Status Game: On Human Life and How to Play It by Will Storr

Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It by Ethan Kross

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber

Eyes of the Void (The Final Architecture Book 2) by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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