medium.com/digital-global-traveler/apple-airtag-to-the-rescue-5-non-obvious-places-to-install-smart-tags-f993411c0212 AND http://www.komando.com/tech-tips/smart-ways-to-use-trackers/803575/ AND http://www.cnn.com/cnn-underscored/electronics/airtags-tips-tricks Nov 21, 2022 Apple AirTag to the rescue: 5 non-obvious places to install smart tags Source: unsplash.com Over the summer, I bought an Apple AirTag and used smart tags for my keys and to keep my luggage from getting lost on a flight. What surprised me when I learned that some … Continue reading Additional ways to install and use Apple’s AirTags and Tile
Month: January 2023
Reaction to tech layoffs shock the young, familiar to those who’ve seen it before
http://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/20/technology/tech-layoffs-millennials-gen-x.html Tech Layoffs Shock Young Workers. The Older People? Not So Much. The industry’s recent job cuts have been an awakening for a generation of workers who have never experienced a cyclical crash. Kelly Chang was among the 700 people who lost their jobs in recent layoffs at the ride-hailing company Lyft.Credit...Ariana Drehsler for The … Continue reading Reaction to tech layoffs shock the young, familiar to those who’ve seen it before
They Fought the Lawn. And the Lawn Lost. (love this headline)
http://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/14/climate/native-plants-lawns-homeowners.html They Fought the Lawn. And the Lawn Lost. After their homeowner association ordered them to replace their wildlife-friendly plants with turf grass, a Maryland couple sued. They ended up changing state law. Janet and Jeff Crouch of Columbia, Md., enjoy a yard of native flowers and plants instead of a grass lawn. “Your yard … Continue reading They Fought the Lawn. And the Lawn Lost. (love this headline)
If you’re going to Met Opera’s HD encores January 30th or 31st, read this
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/01/arts/music/fedora-met-opera.amp.htmlRelated article at: http://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/29/arts/music/fedora-met-opera.html? Review: The Met Opera Found an Audience for ‘Fedora.’ For Now. Worries about the company’s future were momentarily stilled at a festive gala premiere on New Year’s Eve. Piotr Beczala, left, as Loris and Sonya Yoncheva in the title role of Giordano’s “Fedora” at the Metropolitan Opera.Credit...Sara Krulwich/The New York TimesBy … Continue reading If you’re going to Met Opera’s HD encores January 30th or 31st, read this
Can climate crisis issues be taught by a board game?
https://nexusmedianews.com/climate-board-games/ Can We Game Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis? Climate-themed board games are growing in popularity. Their designers hope they can spark action. by ZOE DUTTON, published JANUARY 20, 2023 PUBLISHED IN:THE GUARDIAN •POPULAR SCIENCE •FAST COMPANY Credit: Matteo Menapace Europe is planting trees to offset its emissions but is swiftly hit with massive wildfires. … Continue reading Can climate crisis issues be taught by a board game?
Regulators pursuing all crypto exchanges — NY received $100 million from Coinbase
http://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/04/business/coinbase-settlement-anti-money-laundering.html Coinbase Reaches $100 Million Settlement With New York Regulators The U.S. crypto exchange will pay a $50 million fine for letting customers open accounts with few background checks and spend $50 million to improve compliance. Compliance problems at Coinbase were first detected during a routine examination in 2020, regulators said.Credit...Gabby Jones for The New … Continue reading Regulators pursuing all crypto exchanges — NY received $100 million from Coinbase
How will humans who work with words compete with ChatGPT?
http://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/01/chatgpt-ai-economy-automation-jobs/672767/? How ChatGPT Will Destabilize White-Collar Work No technology in modern memory has caused mass job loss among highly educated workers. Will generative AI be an exception?By Annie Lowrey Michael Brennan; Getty; The Atlantic JANUARY 20, 2023SHARE In the next five years, it is likely that AI will begin to reduce employment for college-educated workers. As … Continue reading How will humans who work with words compete with ChatGPT?
Even short exposure of kids to nature improves their immune systems
https://www.sciencealert.com/daycares-in-finland-built-a-forest-and-it-changed-kids-immune-systems? Daycares in Finland Built a 'Forest', And It Changed Kids' Immune Systems HEALTH12 December 2022 ByCARLY CASSELLA (Halfpoint Images/Getty Images) Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest's undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child's immune system, according to an experiment in Finland. When daycare workers rolled … Continue reading Even short exposure of kids to nature improves their immune systems
Hand-washing has always been necessary — before/during/after COVID and the flu
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2022/10/covid-pandemic-airborne-virus-transmission-hand-washing/671831/? The Great Pandemic Hand-Washing Blooper Should you wash your hands? Yes. Does it matter for respiratory viruses? Not as much as we once thought.By Jacob Stern Getty; The Atlantic OCTOBER 24, 2022 Way back in the early, whirlwind days of the pandemic, surfaces were the thing to worry about. The prevailing scientific wisdom was that … Continue reading Hand-washing has always been necessary — before/during/after COVID and the flu
Using your phone before bed hijacks your sleep but doesn’t have to
http://www.wsj.com/articles/using-your-phone-before-bed-hijacks-your-sleep-but-not-for-the-reason-you-think-11674238695? Using Your Phone Before Bed Hijacks Your Sleep, But Not for the Reason You Think Tech can be both the problem and the solution to a better night’s sleep By Julie Jargon Jan. 21, 2023 9:00 am ET We’ve all reached for our phones in the middle of the night, only to be pulled into … Continue reading Using your phone before bed hijacks your sleep but doesn’t have to
The brilliance and weirdness of ChatGPT
http://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/05/technology/chatgpt-ai-twitter.html? The Brilliance and Weirdness of ChatGPT A new chatbot from OpenAI is inspiring awe, fear, stunts and attempts to circumvent its guardrails. Here is what DALL-E 2 produced when given the prompt, “A distributed linguistic superbrain that takes the form of an A.I. chatbot.”Credit...Kevin Roose, via DALL-E By Kevin Roose Dec. 5, 2022 Like most … Continue reading The brilliance and weirdness of ChatGPT
No One Wants to Say ‘Put Down That Burger,’ but We Really Should
http://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/15/opinion/food-diets-meat-biodiverstiy-cop15.html GUEST ESSAY No One Wants to Say ‘Put Down That Burger,’ but We Really Should Dec. 15, 2022 Credit...Michael Highway By Michael Grunwald Mr. Grunwald, a host of the “Climavores” podcast, is working on a book about how to feed the world without frying it. Earth is in the midst of the worst mass extinction … Continue reading No One Wants to Say ‘Put Down That Burger,’ but We Really Should