Portal from Facebook: Voice Enabled Hands-Free Video Calling
"Hey, Portal!" #FacebookPortal is Facebook's answer to the #EchoShow -- a video chat intercom device. #VoiceComputing »
blog.google/technology/safety-security/project-strobe
"Only apps directly enhancing email functionality—such as email clients, email backup services and productivity services (e.g., CRM and mail merge services)—will be authorized to access this data." #ProjectStrobe »
Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 - The New York Times
it’s been a pretty rough weekend (news wise but also personally) and this just broke me »
Facebook's Portal Device Has A Tracking Camera And Knows When You're Home
Facebook's Portal Device Has A Tracking Camera And Knows When You're Home via @itsnicolenguyen »
Relax, Ladies. Don’t Be So Uptight. You Know You Want It
A good reminder that we make progress because people make us change for the better, not because "times change" »
Russians' support for Putin drops off a cliff after pension cuts / Boing Boing
Russians' support for Putin drops off a cliff after pension cuts »
RIP, Google+: long ailing and finished off by a security bug / Boing Boing
RIP, Google+: long ailing and finished off by a security bug »
French spy used darknet to sell access to national mass-surveillance databases / Boing Boing
French spy used darknet to sell access to national surveillance databases »
Officials probe mysterious origin of Nazi symbol on fired cop's flashlight / Boing Boing
Officers probe mysterious origin of Nazi symbol on service flashlight of cop fired after black man beaten with it »
Google+ to shut down after coverup of data-exposing bug – TechCrunch
Well, that's ONE way to get rid of Google+, but not the way I thought would happen. The Colonials in BSG were right, stop networking anything. »
Virginia towns' trick-or-treat laws threaten over-12s with jail-time / Boing Boing
Virginia towns' trick-or-treat laws threaten over-12s with jail-time »
Tech workers are downing tools and refusing to work on unethical projects / Boing Boing
Tech workers are downing tools and refusing to work on unethical projects »
Something Awful receives legal threat over hotlinked image of Hitler fan / Boing Boing
Something Awful receives legal threat over hotlinked image of Hitler fan »
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
This and every @metasynthie thread is ?, and also if you want a closer look at what capital actually does in the face of climate change, here you go »
Life on the Dirtiest Block in San Francisco - The New York Times
“Human waste has become such a widespread problem in San Francisco that the city in September established a unit dedicated to removing it from the sidewalks.” Black Plague 2.0 territory »
Facebook announces Portal, an Echo Show rival focused on video chat - The Verge
I'm excited to see how Facebook Portal performs, it's a clear example of the company putting people first. »
How Feminist Dystopian Fiction Is Channeling Women’s Anger and Anxiety - The New York Times
“The idea that history will always progress is a fantasy." – Margaret Atwood »
Opinion | White Women, Come Get Your People - The New York Times
So proud of you @agrenell! "White Women, Come Get Your People" »
Opinion | In Praise of Mediocrity - The New York Times
Opinion | In Praise of Mediocrity - The New York Times »
Why Half a Degree of Global Warming Is a Big Deal - The New York Times
The earth has already warmed 1ºC. Here's what 1.5 and 2ºC look like »
Climate change: IPCC report warns rapid changes needed to stem catastrophic global warming - CNN
It’s very hard for our chimp brains to visualize and prepare for long term consequences of our actions. Hope we figure it out before the end of the world. »
How to Register to Vote: Deadlines for Each State - The New York Times
Don’t miss your deadline to register to vote!!!! »
Native-Land.ca | Our home on native land
Search your location on a native land map #IndigenousPeoplesDay2018 »
VOTE.org - Everything you need to vote
This is the last week to register to vote in many states. Go to to register to vote and to double… »
Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not) - The Oatmeal
Yearly re-post: Christopher Columbus was awful. Celebrate Indigenous People's Day instead. »
Switchboard
As we move into fall, the activity on the @pdx_startups Switchboard always seems to pick up https://t.… »