Amazon Key is a new service that lets couriers unlock your front door

I get the convenience factor of this (having missed many deliveries due to not being at home) but I can see a lot of people reticent about allowing this kind of internet-connected (and, therefore, hackable) lock on their home. I would much rather a system where the delivery driver calls or texts that they are outside and then you would unlock the door.

How audio mixers make sports sound great on TV

Vox: When you watch a baseball game, you’re also listening for the hum of the crowd and the crack of a baseball bat. People like Andrew Stoakley make that happen. He mixes audio for teams like the Toronto Blue Jays, … Continued

Oh no! Adobe changed things on me!

Chuq does a good job of describing what happened and how it affects various constituencies of users. For the vast majority of people, little will change immediately. But, if you’re a professional Lightroom user, be prepared for a different future.

GE goes with Apple

This is not an embarrassment to Microsoft – these kinds of flips happen often – but there can’t be many smiles on the faces of the Enterprise people in Redmond regardless.


Their NSFW name aside, this is a fascinating site with great, easy to understand descriptions of the phenomenon represented.

The most ingenious gadgets of 2017

I’m sure we’ll have arguments about this list but I hope we can agree that if the fidget spinner is the “most ingenious gadgets of 2017”, we’re doomed.

Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie dead at 53

CBC: Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip frontman who united a diverse array of music lovers with his commanding stage presence and Canadiana-laced lyrics, has died. He was 53. Downie had an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer called glioblastoma, … Continued

Aquaman’s costume evolution

This is a fun, well-done video detailing all the changes in costumes over the years for a character most of us know very little about.

The war to sell you a mattress is an internet nightmare

What an insane story. We’ve all heard about these “online mattress” companies – they advertise on many podcasts – but you probably haven’t given them much thought beyond that. But its as cutthroat an industry as any other.

One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end

Mike Monteiro: Twitter, which was conceived and built by a room of privileged white boys (some of them my friends!), never considered the possibility that they were building a bomb. To this day, Jack Dorsey doesn’t realize the size of … Continued

Irvue for macOS

I’m a big fan of Unsplash and this desktop app lets you tap into their collection of gorgeous images.

UPS dogs

I love dogs but, having been a delivery driver, I know the stress dogs can create. This is a fun Facebook page showing some of the wonderful dogs UPS drivers encounter during their day.