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How ads follow you around the internet

Pretty good explainer for how cookies work on this week's topic of off-Facebook activity, which I highly encourage you to review.

It's crazy how a simple feature has been abused so much. I have no qualms from individual 'entities' from tracking habits at large for their own purposes of customisation and analytics. The latter is an important part of being able to judge success, but all of this needs to be as anonymous as possible which is where it's all just fallen apart.

I mean, even drawing tablets are tracking what you're up to.

Posted 6th Feb 2020 @ 13:57

Petrol and diesel car sales ban brought forward to 2035

2035 is a better target than 2040 but it really couldn't come soon enough. Car manufacturers have had over 100 years to clean up their act and yet full-combustion engines still make up the majority of sales. Hybrid technology should be the bare minimum in every car sold today.

Posted 5th Feb 2020 @ 20:38

Roads can be made from plastic waste

Why is this not already a thing?

Posted 5th Feb 2020 @ 15:12

British things… turns out there's hardly any.

I need to watch this episode with my daughter. The video here reminded me of the Goodness Gracious Me skits where everything is Indian.

Posted 4th Feb 2020 @ 12:00

What iPhones might be called if Steve Jobs were still alive

I have my own thoughts on what iPhones should be called but this is a pretty good take on it from someone how worked on the original iPhone.

Posted 3rd Feb 2020 @ 11:20

Apple delivers a new redesigned Maps for all users in the United States

The rollout for the US is complete and they'll be bringing updates to Europe over the next few months. I'm really excited and hoping to let go of Google Maps for good once Look Around is available. Just this week, as good as Street View is, the data was so old, the image quality so bad it was unusable.

The updates are pretty impressive:

Apple Maps improvements

Posted 31st Jan 2020 @ 11:00

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