Comcast customer’s Raspberry Pi bot tweets when speeds are lousy

No one likes complaining to an internet service provider, but it’s especially frustrating when you’re not getting the performance you’re paying for. Many ISPs refuse to do anything unless your speeds are truly glacial, even if the slowdowns create s…

No one likes complaining to an internet service provider, but it's especially frustrating when you're not getting the performance you're paying for. Many ISPs refuse to do anything unless your speeds are truly glacial, even if the slowdowns create s…

A Brief History Of Twitter’s Executive Departures

twitter headquarters On Sunday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that a slew of top executives had chosen to leave the company. Executive departures aren’t all that surprising at Twitter any more as the company tries to figure out what it essentially wants to be as it continues to grow. As the roadmap changes, so too often does the executive layer of the company. Here are a few high-profile departures… Read More

twitter headquarters On Sunday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that a slew of top executives had chosen to leave the company. Executive departures aren’t all that surprising at Twitter any more as the company tries to figure out what it essentially wants to be as it continues to grow. As the roadmap changes, so too often does the executive layer of the company. Here are a few high-profile departures… Read More

GoPro Integrates With Periscope

 Action camera maker GoPro is integrating with Periscope, the livestreaming app from Twitter. Owners of the GoPro HERO4 cameras will be able to broadcast their adventures directly to Periscope. As soon as the GoPro is paired to an iPhone, it will …

unspecified Action camera maker GoPro is integrating with Periscope, the livestreaming app from Twitter. Owners of the GoPro HERO4 cameras will be able to broadcast their adventures directly to Periscope. As soon as the GoPro is paired to an iPhone, it will recognize the Periscope app and let users record and share their surroundings with a live audience. (The GoPro will still be able to record the videos… Read More

Get Small To Get Big Through Microservices

bigsmall If we trace a path that starts with Gutenberg’s use of moveable type to Malcom McLean’s invention of the shipping container, we start to recognize a very interesting pattern: Each new layer of abstraction and standardization creates tremendous value out of the resulting increases in scale and efficiency. Today’s digital innovators can trace a similar historical path that… Read More

bigsmall If we trace a path that starts with Gutenberg’s use of moveable type to Malcom McLean’s invention of the shipping container, we start to recognize a very interesting pattern: Each new layer of abstraction and standardization creates tremendous value out of the resulting increases in scale and efficiency. Today’s digital innovators can trace a similar historical path that… Read More

Researchers are training computers to recognize sarcasm on Twitter

Twitter contains multitudes. On any given day you’ll find earnest and passionate rumination, breaking news and analysis, silly hashtag games, horribly abusive idiots spewing hate and much, much more. Another constant across the platform is sarcastic…

Twitter contains multitudes. On any given day you'll find earnest and passionate rumination, breaking news and analysis, silly hashtag games, horribly abusive idiots spewing hate and much, much more. Another constant across the platform is sarcastic…

Apple Planning Fix for Broken Twitter Links in Safari on OS X

For the past couple of months, Twitter users who click shortened “t.co” links with an HTTPS URL have noticed a frequent, irritating bug that prevents content from loading. Oftentimes, when a “t.co” link is clicked, it opens up a blank web page and hang…

For the past couple of months, Twitter users who click shortened “t.co” links with an HTTPS URL have noticed a frequent, irritating bug that prevents content from loading. Oftentimes, when a “t.co” link is clicked, it opens up a blank web page and hangs at a loading screen for several minutes before giving an error message.

There are threads about this issue on the MacRumors forums and the Apple Support Communities, with most people complaining that the problem started around the beginning of November.

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Aside from reloading the t.co URL several times, removing the “https” from the URL, or switching to a different browser, there’s no way to fix the link loading issue. Clearing Safari’s cached files also helps, but only temporarily. Chrome and Firefox aren’t affected, nor are links that do not use HTTPS.

In a recent post on the issue, The Verge uncovered a January 14 tweet from Timothy Hatcher, a WebKit Developer Experience Manager at Apple. Hatcher says the problem is lower level than WebKit (Safari is built on WebKit) and that Apple has a fix identified.

Hatcher did not specify when the fix might be implemented, and it is unclear if it could come in a standalone Safari update or if a full OS X update will be required.

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New Year, Two New Jobs For Ex-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo…

Dick Costolo Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who stepped away from the big blue bird last June, has a new health and fitness platform startup in the works, focused on motivating people to make lifestyle improvements by drawing on the expertise of a range of “wellness professionals” to provide inspiring guidance. Read More

Dick Costolo Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who stepped away from the big blue bird last June, has a new health and fitness platform startup in the works, focused on motivating people to make lifestyle improvements by drawing on the expertise of a range of “wellness professionals” to provide inspiring guidance. Read More

Sex censorship breeds a fetish-focused social network

She lay back on a tan leather chaise lounge in a luxury suite in a Las Vegas hotel, a VR headset covering her eyes, surrounded by strangers and coworkers. She squirmed with embarrassment, screamed, giggled and covered her already-obstructed ey…

She lay back on a tan leather chaise lounge in a luxury suite in a Las Vegas hotel, a VR headset covering her eyes, surrounded by strangers and coworkers. She squirmed with embarrassment, screamed, giggled and covered her already-obstructed eyes. Eng…