Editor-in-chief of The Verge. Host of The Vergecast, everywhere good podcasts are served. I am in love with spectacle.
I am in love with this timeline of 32 huge moments in tech and science that @russellbrandom and @billiamjoel built — with contributions from the whole Verge team, of course. https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/12/16089198/decade-highlights-timeline-2010s-politics-science-companies-products-inventions-tech-social-media
A bunch of news organizations, the most important platform for the media industry, and Apple News https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1205157631830175744
 
Wow. Are they the first pure aggregator to do this?
 
Depends on how you define it — Facebook has done it too. But Apple News feels different to me?
 
Yeah, Facebook and YouTube seemed more like platform plays in that they were there as the platform, whereas Apple seems to be taking on the historical role of the publisher.
Really good @lorengrush look back on the enormous success of the commercial spaceflight industry this decade, and the challenges to come https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/11/20981714/spacex-commercial-spaceflight-space-industry-decade-nasa-business
RT @russellbrandom: My finest pull quote https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/12/21012505/google-decade-failed-projects-discontinued-wave-glass-daydream-vr
RT @loudmouthjulia: A fun thing about the executives working at major entertainment corporations is that because they're all named Kevin an…
“We do not yet have the technology to predict cyles of Elon activity, thus allowing us to forecast heavy Elon seasons.” Fairly sure the entire Verge exists so ⁦@mslopatto⁩ can write about Elon https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/12/21011317/elon-musk-tesla-spacex-solarcity-neuralink-boring-company-twitter-decade
A lot of fancy tech people have all decided to unfollow Andy Rubin on Twitter tonight https://twitter.com/bigtechalert/status/1204959318325518342
 
Yeah, kinda interesting: https://twitter.com/search?q=from%3ABigTechAlert%20arubin&src=typed_query&f=live I want in on this group chat!
 
Possible he’s blocking them?
 
Oh yeah, I guess that's a very good possibility! Or the old block/unblock move!
 
Also, I want @BigTechAlert to track me now, so that my unfollows cast all this shade. How big we talking here?
 
He blocked me, and the notice says I therefore can’t follow him. So, I’ve “unfollowed” him without doing anything. Is this standard when you take an account private as he has done?
 
It’s not standard no you should stay following so this was deliberate. Also blocked fwiw.
 
I think he might have blocked everyone?
 
Yes it was a mass block but that’s not the standard go private behavior so it was a choice
 
He blocked to force the unfollow. It’s a common thing people do to get people they don’t want to follow them to unfollow. Then just blame twitter if the person notices.
 
Yeah I know the behavior but I don’t believe I’ve seen anyone do it to what seems like every follower they had. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
And typically that is a block>(unfollowed)>unblock.
 
Right. My point/assumption is he wanted to lose all the followers. It’s not a bad way to effectively privatize/archive an account without deleting it.
 
Me either but if you wanted to really take an account private that’s a smart way to do it.
 
https://twitter.com/film_girl/status/1205015002106621952
Casey’s newsletter is absolutely required reading today https://twitter.com/caseynewton/status/1204933722455166976
RT @reckless: I love this little app so much. Also if I'm using an iPod today I'm listening to iPod tracks only https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/11/21010953/apple-iphone-ipod-app-rewound-app-store-features-music-player-apple-music htt…
RT @CaseyNewton: Good @delrey follow on the Away story confirms that Away hadn’t intended to fire Korey until @zoeschiffer’s reporting http…
I am pretty sure McIntosh sends me everything now just because I love tweeting it, so here is the new MC901 "dual mono" tube+solid state amplifier, which will amplify one (1) channel of audio for $17,500
I love this little app so much. Also if I'm using an iPod today I'm listening to iPod tracks only https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/11/21010953/apple-iphone-ipod-app-rewound-app-store-features-music-player-apple-music
Text from a friend in high-end commercial production: “Run Avid on it. Never Final Cut.” The second wave of Mac Pro coverage is going to be super interesting
RT @EFFFalcon: My dude, the world's fastest ISP is run by a small government with about 30,000 customers. Scale is only important to abou…
RT @sokane1: SCOOP: Chinese EV startup NIO lays off 141 employees @ its Silicon Valley office in third round of US cuts this year. Vehicle…
RT @ZoeSchiffer: Talked to @TonyaMosley about Away, CEO Steph Korey's resignation, and what employees are saying about whether or not they…
(we needed to fix it anyways because Cast wasn’t working, but i like to say they did it for Nilay)
 
We have to review more uh Cast devices
I bought the tiny Lenovo Google Home alarm clock, turned off all its features and the mic, and now I have an itty-bitty Google Photos frame at my desk :)
Apple's master plan of making slow computers for a long time and then releasing a fast one is working perfectly
 
It’s funny how they keep making the iPads faster when honestly who cares about super-fast tablets?
 
The thing is that fast processors in iPads and iPhones mean that they last for a long time, which is great compared to a lot of Android phones and tablets that get unusably slow after a couple years
Hm I want one https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/12/10/21007602/logitech-4k-pro-magnetic-webcam-apple-display-xdr-mac-pro
RT @reckless: It took approximately 150 hours of arguing but we did it: the 100 gadgets that defined the decade https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/10/20997215/best-gadgets-decade-2010s-list-roundup-apple-iphone-tesla-amazon-samsung
FINALLY https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/10/20999378/lightroom-ios-direct-import-photos-ipad-camera-roll
 
This is your moment. Over a year later. You’ve earned this, Nilay!
 
Only Apple and Adobe can generate a news cycle around.... importing jpg files
So @loudmouthjulia and I interviewed @leetrink, the CEO of @FaZeClan. It was a ride! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/faze-clan-ceo-talks-growing-pains-global-expansion/id430333725?i=1000459179604
RT @reckless: It took approximately 150 hours of arguing but we did it: the 100 gadgets that defined the decade https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/10/20997215/best-gadgets-decade-2010s-list-roundup-apple-iphone-tesla-amazon-samsung
It is amazing that the Magic Leap launched without any of the actual display tech it promised investors and the press https://www.theverge.com/2016/4/19/11459498/five-burning-questions-about-magic-leap-after-wireds-huge-profile
In the end, all face computers are destined for the enterprise, where your boss can force you to wear one https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/10/21003361/magic-leap-1-ar-headset-update-professional-business-customer-pivot
RT @CaseyNewton: Hopefully this device will see more success under its new name, the Magic Leap AR Headset For Important Business https://t…
The one gadget I wanted but which was universally voted down: the Chromebook Pixel, which remains a preposterous, delightful, completely perfect laptop
It took approximately 150 hours of arguing but we did it: the 100 gadgets that defined the decade https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/10/20997215/best-gadgets-decade-2010s-list-roundup-apple-iphone-tesla-amazon-samsung
 
The original iPad is way too low.
 
Hours upon hours of argument around that one, but we landed on the Air as the more important model — it is still the basic form iPads are still in today
 
It still belongs in the top ten. As much as I love my AirPods, the iPad is more important. Today, I was in a doctor’s office, a nice restaurant,and a wine store. They were all using iPads. Also went to a Starbucks, where two patrons were using them. I saw no Surfaces.
 
The problem is that "the iPad" isn't a gadget — we limited ourselves to picking very specific models
 
“Sh*tbox chromebook”
 
Shitbox *Dell* Chromebook - we definitely had a model in mind
RT @CaseyNewton: I wrote about how the Away story is, among other things, a moment of reckoning for Slack https://www.getrevue.co/profile/caseynewton/issues/away-s-ceo-steps-down-a-story-about-slack-214501 https://t…
I’ll take the over on my own line. I set the line at $349 instead of my actual guess of $399 to get more action on the under.
 
Always round up. Well played.
There’s something at least a little funny about the GOP learning that phone metadata is extremely revealing https://www.vox.com/2019/12/9/21002572/devin-nunes-lev-parnas-maria-bartiromo-interview-phone-calls
Damn @ZoeSchiffer gets results https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/9/21003787/away-luggage-steph-korey-ceo-new-lululemon-stuart-haselden-replacement-inves tigation
What's a more revealing measure: .5 agreements per dollar, or 1.9 dollars per agreement?
The Echo Flex is a $25 smart speaker that requires you to agree to 13 different mandatory contracts before you can even start to use it, which might be the worst ratio yet. https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/9/21001146/amazon-echo-flex-alexa-smart-speaker-review-price-specs-features
 
Why in the name of all that is holy is the dek of this story NOT weird flex but ok
 
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/12/20691638/acer-predator-triton-900-review-price-specs-features https://www.theverge.c om/2019/10/7/20902433/sonos-flex-price-availability
 
this was a much worse use of that phrase, really shoulda had more foresight
 
actually wait the acer one was good, we cool
"Driverless cars are here. There’s no going back now." Terrific @andyjayhawk piece + video on Waymo's move to fully driverless testing in Phoenix https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/9/21000085/waymo-fully-driverless-car-self-driving-ride-hail-service-phoenix-arizona
Every attempt to reinvent the TV remote ends up with a sheepish D-Pad retreat https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/12/9/21002605/apple-tv-remote-salt-swiss-tv-company-replacement-buttons-normal
Even airline lawyers don’t think these contracts are important or will ever be read https://twitter.com/sokane1/status/1203806524017172490
This isn’t how color temperatures work at all? https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1203048465544237058
RT @mslopatto: Jury finds in favor of Musk
I am sad this is over just because I don’t get to read ⁦@mslopatto⁩ covering it anymore https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/6/20998821/elon-musk-wins-loses-twitter-defamation-trial-testimony-caver-vernon-unsworth-cave-rescue
 
 
 
 
 
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